Pet of the Week: Pepper the Dog
Calling all senior dog lovers! Pepper is a very sweet 13-year-old Shih Tzu with a story to tell.
She was adopted four years ago from another shelter and lived with her human companion until her owner had to move into a nursing home. Pepper was in rough shape by the time she was brought into the MSPCA-Angell’s Adoption Center in Jamaica Plain. Veterinarians in the Shalit-Glazer Clinic -- which meets the medical needs of homeless animals the MSPCA later puts up for adoption -- had to shave her because her fur was completed matted (as the “before” and “after” pictures show). She also had some eye issues that the MSPCA was able to successfully treat. Now that she’s better Pepper’s true nature has shown: She’s a sweet and loving companion and is in very good health.
The next phase of Pepper’s life is now ahead of her. The MSPCA is hoping to find a loving forever home where she can live out the rest of her life. She’s currently being fostered by one of the staffers in the Shalit Glazer Clinic, who reports that Pepper gets along beautifully with her other animals at home. The MSPCA is confident she will do well in a home with older, gentle children and/or other pets, even though (as in all cases), introductions should be made slowly.
To learn more about Pepper -- as well as other dogs, cats, birds and other small animals available for adoption at the MSPCA—click here.
The MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center in Boston is located at 350 South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.