Friday, October 7, 2011
We do not often find out where a shelter dog has come from. But, in Pepper's case, we did! She had been microchipped by her original owner, so we were able to contact him.
He has shared pictures with me of Pepper (formerly Blacky) as a puppy. Here she is with her sister, Whitey. The owner had found another home for Pepper because her sister kept picking on her and he thought he was making a good decision.
Unfortunately, the new owner was NOT a good owner. She would beat Pepper when she didn't come back inside soon enough-- yet the owner put her out to go to the bathroom, without a fenced yard, with no supervision. We found out from Pepper's foster mom that Pepper was terrified of garages-- we wonder if this is where she was brought in and "got in trouble" for something out of her control. Owners like this make me crazy. I've run into this before-- people just put a dog out the door thinking it will not go anywhere.
Pepper liked to sit on the shore and watch her former family on their kayaks. Obiously, someone was right there watching her and taking her picture.
We contacted the previous owner, and let him know we had Pepper. He would take her back-- but he still had Whitey, so the situation of Pepper being picked on would probably remain the same. So, he said if we could find her a home where she would be happy, that would be okay-- if we could not, he would take her back.
Pepper is a beautiful little girl. We had all her vaccines done, bloodwork and she had to have two major teeth pulled that were cracked. Whoa, those teeth cost us!