Pennie ***Bonded with Pepper***'s Sponsorship Page
Pennie ***Bonded with Pepper***

Name: Pennie

DOB: 12/17/2015

Weight: 14 lbs

Adoption Fee: 375.00

Hi, my name is Pennie and my sister Pepper and I came all the way from the streets of Texas with the help of Ruff Start Rescue. 

We are a bonded pair and it is not known how long we were on the streets but it was way too long.  

Because we have been on the streets and likely mistreated, we are frightened of people and day to day life of humans. We are considered extremely fearful so many tools of positive association are offered to us and we like that a lot! 

Of the two of us, I am a little smaller, less brave, and need more help with self-confidence.

Since I am not used to living in a house, I am not potty trained, but I am using poddy pads perfectly.

I can be a picky eater but my foster Mom has figured out some of my favorites. 

I don't like eating in front of her but I will eat a little from inside my crate and pop right out after she leaves to discover what has been left for me to enjoy. 

My foster Mom has been reading to me almost every day. I listen to classical music and it is really calm and quiet here - I hope for the same environment in my forever home! My foster Mom does not touch me because I get really scared so she is letting me decide the pace of us bonding and I really appreciate that. 

Time and patience are what I need so I can adjust to living in a house, having a yard, and a family. I need a home with a fenced yard and young children would likely be too much for me. 

I am heartworm positive and just finished my last set of treatments, so I am currently on exercise restrictions, which is no problem for me because I am not very active due to being fearful. 

If you have room in your home and heart for two lovely little dogs, we would love to find our forever home! We would really like a home that is quiet and has people who can continue to work with us on blossoming. 

We are worth the wait and earning our trust is a really big gift we can offer to the right people. Our foster Mom is experienced with fearful dogs and will be happy to help you in any she can to transition us. 

In the meantime, if you have questions or are interested in me, please fill out an adoption application at

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All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age-appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster-based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.

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