Pepper Jack is a derivative of Monterey Jack flavored with spicy chili peppers, bell peppers, and herbs.
Pepperjack was found as a stray and never claimed from the city pound. He had a hip injury that could have been the result of a solid impact. Despite the pain he was in, he was nothing but kisses and love during the intake process at the shelter and the staff felt for him big time. His ordeal was brought to our attention and we agreed to take him our program and do what we could to fix him up and find him a home worthy of his love and gratitude.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 50-60 lbs
Color: Black & White
Pepperjack came to us with a hip injury of unknown origin. Our veterinarian immediately performed a FHO, a surgical procedure that aims to restore pain-free mobility to a damaged hip, by removing the head and neck of the femur. PJ is currently in recovery and doing very well.
Most dogs recover fully after FHO surgery and regain essentially normal function of the affected leg within a few months. Although the leg may have a slightly decreased range of motion or decreased limb length after surgery, these impacts are typically minimal and do not affect the pet’s quality of life.
Pepperjack's surgery was expensive but well worth it to assure a long happy life. Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help him by donating for his care.
Cute little dots and freckles all-over. He's adorable looking. Slighting smaller than average for a male but very well proportioned. He's a very good looking dog but the sweetness in his eyes is what's most attractive about him.
PJ lives in our meds room at the shelter and is a perfect gentleman. There is a couch and a crate in the room. The crate is opened and he goes in it on its own, though he likes to couch too. He hasn't made a mess in the room, is quiet and non destructive. He has access to a small yard and lets himself out when he needs to potty. We couldn't ask for a better one!
Gentle, easy-going, mellow and so incredibly sweet! Wish all dogs were as docile and easy as Pepperjack. This tenderhearted dog is just about as perfect as they come. He has been so worth of the time, money and efforts we have put into helping him get back on his feet.
His energy level is on the low-side but he is starting to have little bursts of vitality. We are still in recovery so he's not allowed to run laps yet. Walks are encouraged though, and he does very well on leash.
PJ is a littler more on the submissive side, although not shy or standoffish. He has a soft personality and a very loving soul.
Behavior with people:
Loverboy Casanova! Pepperjack is THE sweetest boy ever! As soon as you meet him, you'll be in love... and so will he! He loves to melt himself into your lap and cuddle with all his heart. If you are looking for an aloof dog, this is not the right dog for you. This boy needs a ton of affection and wants to spend his time showering you with love.
Behavior with children:
Unknown as of now, be he is naturally gentle and polite. While we think he would love children as much as adults, he has a bit of a sensitive demeanor and needs to be treated tenderly and with respect.
Behavior with other dogs:
He was described as "social" when introduced to other dogs at the city pound. Because of his injury, he hasn't been around other dogs since his surgery. He is non-reactive as of now, and we think he could do well in a home with an easy-going female. He would surely thrive as an only pet as well, since he loves human-attention so much.
Behavior with other animals:
He knows the basics. He is well behaved. house broken and non destructive. He appears crate trained as well.
Such a mild-tempered sweetheart. Pepperjack is responsive and very eager-to-please. He's the kind of dog that will devote his life proving his love to you. And he is THE BEST cuddler!
Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.