With dark, delicate features and a playful personality, this girl is looking for an active, responsible family to call her own. Is that you?

How she Arrived: Pepper came to the CCRT after spending time in an Ontario rescue.

All about Pepper: Pepper is a happy, bouncy 12-month-old Chihuahua, who is smart and full of energy. She loves to squeak and de-stuff toys, chase bouncing balls, bark in excitement and just run around the house. She gets along well with other dogs and is fine with cats. She is a good-natured little pup who would do well on her own in the home or with another young and active furry friend to play with. Pepper is still very puppyish and needs a home that’s calm, stable and willing to help her learn and grow.

Behavior: Because Pepper came into the CCRT with no recorded history, we have no way of knowing what her life was like prior to this. What the foster home has learned is that she is reactive to men coming in and out of rooms in the home. This can likely be overcome, but her adoptive family needs to be aware that until she settles in, she will bark in fear and even soil herself when a male enters the room, even if they were just there minutes earlier. She reacts as though they are a complete stranger for a few seconds and then all is fine again, provided the person doesn’t overreact to her behavior. She will be their best friend again in seconds, giving kisses and perching on their lap like it didn’t even happen. Pepper, like most Chi’s, is a smarty pants and the foster home is sure this behavior won’t be an issue once she settles into a routine, receives proper guidance and has regular exercise.

Pepper does mouth at hands when feeling playful, although she uses teeth rarely. Nevertheless, she can get a little overzealous with this, so her foster home is trying to curb this behaviour. She does stop when asked and is easily distracted by exchanging a hand for a toy.

Pepper walks well on a leash and enjoys checking things out on her route. She greets both children and adults happily, wagging her tail and wandering over for some attention.

Energy: Speaking of walks, Pepper needs a lot of exercise because she is FULL of ENERGY. This gal is all an muscle, jumping machine and will be an agility all-star for sure. Pepper is definitely not a couch potato and will do best with an active family.

House Training: Pepper is fully house-trained She asks to go outside and understands what it means when asked if she wants to go out. Smart girl!   

Pepper is a super cuddler and loves to sleep in her human’s bed, under the blankets, in true Chi fashion! She will bark any intruders away from the safety of under the blankets! She bonds quickly to her person and will follows them around the house to see what exciting things they’re up to, pausing to protect them from any noise in the house if necessary 😉. Security? No need when you’ve got Pepper by your side!

She truly is a beautiful, smart little dog who just needs guidance, exercise and a consistent routine.

If you think Pepper would make a great sidekick, please fill out an adoption application.

You can purchase a sweater and/or blanket for her, or any of our other foster dogs.

 Please consider becoming a CCRT Sponsorship Angel for any of our fosters by making a cash donation towards their care.

Vital Stats

Age :1-year-old 

Location: Barrie Ontario

Weight: 8.8 lbs

Adoption donation :$400