Clifton Times Pet Of The Week: Meet Pepper!


Pepper is a brave and sweet little gray terrier/schnauzer mix who is currently at the Clifton Animal Shelter, looking for her forever home. She is a 7-year-old girl who came in as a stray, after being hit by a car.  Pepper is a small dog weighing 19 lbs and is up to date on her rabies and distemper vaccines, heartworm negative, and has great blood work. Check out her adoption video and her Petfinder profile for more details.

Pepper came to the Clifton Shelter after someone called Animal Control to report a dog hit by a car near Randolph Avenue and Cheever Avenue in Botany Village in Clifton on July 12, 2023. She was taken to the vet who examined her, took X-rays, and kept her overnight before sending her back to the shelter. She had no ID, no collar, no microchip, and no one called looking for her. The Clifton Shelter put out posts on Pawboost and Facebook, but unfortunately got no responses, so now Pepper is looking for her forever home through the shelter.

Pepper was a very lucky dog, she only suffered some “road rash,” abrasions, and scrapes caused by being dragged by the car that hit her, but no permanent damage. She was limping after an impact to her back right leg, but with care and rest in a foster home, this limp has almost completely resolved itself, and she is a happy, healthy little dog. The volunteers and foster family love her bravery in the face of all she has been through and hope that she can now find a quiet home where she can get the love she deserves. Pepper is most comfortable with women.

Pepper’s story is a reminder that even the best-laid plans can go astray, and your pet may escape and become disoriented and unable to find their way home. In order to keep your pets safe if that happens, you should make sure that they have visible identification on their collars and a microchip, with your current address. Many pets are found who have microchips but if the address is no longer current, they cannot be returned to you. Having a visible means of identification and a microchip can get your pet home quickly and safely. For more on microchipping your pet and how to keep the information current, please see HERE.

If you think Pepper would be the perfect addition to your family, please fill out the adoption application at the Clifton Animal Shelter and someone will contact you to discuss and answer any questions that you may have, and to set up a time to come in to meet them. The shelter does this to ensure that the environment is calm and conducive to having potential adopters get a good sense of the personality of the companion animal, and so they aren’t subjecting them to unnecessary stress. The shelter is located in the City Hall Complex at 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton.

You can also support the Clifton Animal Shelter by donating via their PayPal link or by donating supplies to them from their wishlists (Chewy or Amazon).

Please consider making Pepper a permanent part of your family! The shelter has many wonderful pets in need, ready to bring lots of love and joy to your home. Check out their page on Petfinder to see their sweet faces.

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