Petfinder: Some Dogs Just Need a Job


Pepper being charming
Photo by Catahoula Rescue of New England

Pepper is a little Blue Heeler who was lucky enough to be saved by the kindness of the Catahoula Rescue of New England with some help from an Orvis Customer Matching Grant to the Petfinder Foundation.

It was the night before Pepper was to be put down at a rural shelter in Louisiana when the good folks at Catahoula learned of his plight. Thanks to a recent grant from Petfinder, they were able to cover the cost of bringing him north, and provide travel gear to ensure his safe, secure transport. But Pepper wasn’t out of the woods yet. Two foster situations didn’t work out. We’re not saying he was bossy, but he’s a born herder, and was happy to herd anyone, regardless of size or species.

With all the back and forth, it was discovered that Pepper had a mild case of heartworm. Once again the Petfinder grant was tapped to provide the medical care to get him back in tip-top shape.

And it finally paid off. Pepper was adopted by a family with a hobby farm, where his herding talents are appreciated! Here he is: happy, healthy and on-the-job!


Pepper at his new home
Photo by Catahoula Rescue

To everyone who has supported the Orvis Petfinder Customer Matching Grant, Pepper says, “THANKS!!!”

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