• Age:  1.5 years (DOB 5/10/16)
  • Color:  Black
  • Weight:  46 pounds
  • Gender:  Female
  • Dogs:  Said to be good
  • Cats:  No cats
  • Kids:  7 and up
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Moderate to high (She's a puppy!)
  • Fence:  Would prefer a fence. Needs more practice on walks.

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Peppa the ‘pocket Doberman’ was reluctantly surrendered when the single mom of 2 kids could no longer care for her in their living situation. Her birthday is 5/10/16, which makes her 1.5 years old. When Peppa arrived with us, she had a long natural tail that would wag when she was happy, which led to an ironically named injury called ‘happy tail.’ The amazing SASS Program at Veterinary Specialty Center amputated her injured tail pro bono for IDR+, and Peppa is done recovering in a foster home. She is a tiny little thing–only 46 pounds. She might just have a little filling out to do, so she might stay under 50 pounds. Peppa is super cuddly, and she had a hard time staying out of our lap for photos. She knows sit and down and will offer both paws. She has a habit of jumping up to say hi, but it’s gentle. Like all young working breed dogs, she will benefit from training and will require it to ensure her success. Peppa has a history of living with kids, so she can be placed with kids 7 and up who know how to act appropriately with dogs. She is good with other dogs, but she plays rough, so she needs a willing playmate. She has a vocal first impression, so she might not be a good match for dog parks with a rotating clientele, but she might enjoy a consistent doggie daycare. In her foster home before and after her surgery, she was understandably defensive when the resident dogs would approach her crate, but we are hopeful she will warm up in a few days of slow intros. You can tell she wants to play, so we are hoping she will welcome a playmate. She is too interested in kitties and wants to chase. Peppa walks okay on leash, but not in a straight line yet, but she’s making progress. She will get better with practice, and she made a huge improvement on a front-clip harness. She would love to be a running partner. Peppa has the trademark Doberman whine when she first goes in a crate, but she settles. She rode nicely in the car while crated. In her foster home, she has had no accidents, so we are optimistic that she might be housebroken. Once her tail nub heals up, she will be ready to go to a forever home.

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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