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Peppermint was transferred to Buffalo Pugs after another rescue closed.
Peppermint has been a puppy mill dog for the better part of her 7 years. She fulfilled her duties and mothered litter after litter, just to be tossed away when her body became tired. She is not used to having people around her that want to love her and care for her. Living in her foster home is a very new experience for her, but she seems curious and is more and more accepting of change everyday. Peppermint was in need of some dental work when she came into rescue. Her teeth were rotten and gums were infected so, many of her teeth have been removed. Although, not having teeth probably feels very strange to her and its silly when her little tongue pokes out the side of her mouth, we now know that the pain she has endured for so long is over. She will need to remain on a soft food diet so she can easily get the nourishment she needs. Rightfully so, Peppermint is very nervous and unsure about people. She does not mind being held or pet, but it takes her a little bit to settle down and feel comfortable with people. Her foster dad lets her lay in his lap and eventually she will rest her head on him. We know with constant love and reassurance, Peppermint will soon understand that people are now a positive part of her life. Her first trip outside with her foster dad had brought out a new side of Peppermint. She was so inquisitive and wanted to explore. She will need a bit of work with her leash walking. She does not pull on a leash but she likes to explore the world around her and will need some guidance when it comes to walking with her person. Peppermint is uninterested in other dogs. She does not seem to mind them, but is much more independent. She is fine with children but because she is nervous, she will only be placed with older, gentle children. Young children might frighten her and it will make her journey a much harder one. She will need guidance to learn basic dog obedience and better potty manners. She does tinkle outside and has not had any accidents inside her foster home. Praise and love will surely seal the deal with her training. Puppy mill dogs are often very detached from the rest of the world. The same is true for our little Peppermint. She will need a family that will nudge her along with love and kindness to bring out the little lady that we know she is.
Peppermint is being fostered in Rochester.
Peppermint's adoption donation is $275.00