Peppermint Patty is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. She is a tomboy, forthright, and doggedly loyal, with a devastating singleness of purpose - the part of us that goes through life with blinders on."
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Peppermint Patty was brought to the local pound as a stray, alongside a male German Shephard. Her owners were located and sadly, they opted to leave her behind and only take home their male. Patty will never understand why she wasn't good enough to go back home, but we are determined to help her forget her past and find her the welcoming furever home she deserves.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 1-3 years-old
Weight: 45-55 lbs
Patty is healthy and ready for adoption.
Patty has the most beautiful black and white coat. Her face is particularly eye-catching as she has a black patch over her one BLUE eye, while the other is brown. She has a smaller stature, and she moves with grace. A look at those cute freckles!
Current Living Situation:
Patty is living the good life in her foster home! She shares a home with two human adults and one foster doggy brother who loves having house guests. Patty is crate-trained. Foster parents kept her in a crate when home alone and at night when she first arrived, but she proved to be so well-behaved that she can now stay loose in the house. She is kept separate from the other dog when home alone and has not caused any problems at all. Good girl!
The house has a fenced backyard and Patty goes outside easily on her own. She doesn't seem interested in escaping or playing alone in the yard. She is content doing her business and coming back inside.
At night Patty sleeps on the couch with her favorite blankie. She can hold her potty until foster parents wake up to let her out, but if she has an emergency, she will get their attention without barking or having an accident inside.
Patty is calm and as easy as they come. She sometimes likes to chew on a Nylabone, but you can find her lounging on the couch most of the day.
Behavior with people:
This girl is well-behaved and friendly with everyone. Patty isn't annoying about getting attention and she doesn’t try to initiate play. Simply put, she loves her humans and just wants to cuddle.
Behavior with children:
Patty has met babies and politely sniffed but walked away. She is a gentle greeter and a calm attention-seeker, so we believe she could do well in a home with children that can match her calm energy. Whether kids or adults, Patty would thrive in a home with plenty of family to cuddle with! She can occasionally be a bit sensitive so does better with gentle interactions.
Behavior with other dogs:
Patty is a success story of slow introductions. Foster mom says she tricked them by being unsure of her foster brother at first, but after a few days of kennel licks and baby gate greetings, they became fast friends. So while she could probably share a home with a compatible male, slow intros are recommended. She is uncomfortable with dogs she is not familiar with so not a candidate for dog-parks or doggy-day-care.
Patty does not have a rambunctious play style, so she would do best in a home with a mild-mannered, compatible dog that can match her energy. That said, she would do awesome being the only pet in the home as well, where she could soak up all the love for herself.
Behavior with other animals:
Patty is very treat-motivated and seems to have basic commands mastered. She doesn't bark when the doorbell rings and doesn't try to run out the door when it's opened. It seems that Patty was previously an indoor pet and has been trained on these things that are any dog owner's biggest wishes. 😄
As mentioned, Patty's foster parents claim that she is housebroken and crate trained. She is also easily redirected if you call her name, which she learned very quickly!
Foster mom says, “Patty is one of the most loving fosters we've had, without being too in-your-face. She wants to cuddle or be pet, and if she's somewhat near her humans, she's happy. She wants to be in the kitchen when you cook but sits off to the side observing the fun. She doesn't have to be always at your feet. She will stay on the couch when her humans go upstairs to bed, and she understands the routine without insisting on following them. Patty has been extremely adaptable and seems to thrive in a busy home with a doggy brother and humans to cuddle with. She really is the perfect little gal.”
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.