The Rest of Pepper’s Story

February 20, 2012

Last week I posted about a Cardi/Cattle Dog cross that needed a home.  As a puppy, Pepper had gone to live in a man’s backyard — 24/7 — in the back yard.  The Flight Attendant that lived next door had periodically spent time holding and playing with him, but other than that, he received no affection.  The man decided he couldn’t take care of the youngster.  The flight attendant took him home (she rescues cats).  There ensued the great cat round-up which apparently was wild and wooly.  The flight attendant decided she couldn’t keep Pepper and handed him off to a lovely older couple that lives out in the canyon.  They have two rescue dogs and the youngster was a bit much for them.  Nonetheless they took him to their vet where he was checked out, given a clean bill of health, and vaccinated.  They sent email to some of the people in our local dog training club indicating the dog was a Cardigan Welsh Corgi.  That pricked up ears and I received a “help” email.

Last Friday I picked Pepper up and took him home.  Because most of my other dogs are off at shows or herding, only Inca was there to greet the little guy.  As long as Inca gets her share of attention, she doesn’t care who I bring home.  I posted on our Southwest Cardigan list about Pepper.  Within hours I received a call from another local Cardigan person that had a family that wanted a Cardi and would consider a cross.  Pepper was healthy and up to date on his shots.  He needed to be neutered.  The woman who called me is a vet tech.  Her vet knows the prospective adopters and said she would neuter at no charge.  Pepper is so sweet and happy — he wants to be touched and held and stroked, but has no behavioral issues.  The prospective adopters are a couple with a three-year old daughter that have had Pems.

Yesterday I came into Albuquerque and met the family at my office..  What do you think happened?

So Pepper went off to be a happy dog with his very-own-little-girl.  Lorelei looks pretty pleased as well.  I just love happy endings!


  1. Cheryl says:

    That is so awesome! What a great ending for Pepper!

  2. Taryn says:

    Yea! Isn’t that great?! And the new home came along so quickly!

  3. Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for all you did for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Red Dog Mom says:

    Amazing how some dogs that get the worst start in life can still turn out WONDERFUL!

  5. jean from NM says:

    What a great story. I’m so glad you found him a home. He looked sweet, but since Angel is so pleased being the only canine buddy in this house, I decided against asking about him. Love the happy endings!

  6. Kathy M says:

    Way cool! What a wonderful gift for a deserving dog!

  7. Paula says:

    What a beautiful ending to a sad tail.