(name, species, breed)
Pepe was rescued by a different rescue group back in 2016, but sadly he has been stuck in Tijuana where his rescuer lives. Because of the lack of a good foster family, he has lived mainly as an outside dog in a corral with another dog. He has not had much interaction or attention by humans, so he has lived a sad boring life. His rescuer contacted ARWOB for help and we accepted to transfer Pepe’s care to us.
Pepe is a 90-pound senior pup likely 10 years old, who was rescued with an injured front leg. It is obvious he uses the leg, hence it was never amputated, but he is getting a little arthritic. Due to his arthritis, he will need to take a pain supplement such a Glucosamine and we would recommend seeking guidance from a veterinarian to manage his arthritis. Pepe is a healthy senior (up to date on vaccines, physical exam, blood work, urinalysis). However, our vet seems to think his eyes are showing signs of lenticular schlerosis. Even though he has a few health challenges, Pepe is a happy dog and is quite mobile.
Pepe is good friends with dogs of all ages and size, always supervised. However, he is good friends with ASPEN a lab/pit mix young adult spayed female, who was also transferred along with Pepe. These two shared the “dirt corral” the past several years and have each other to keep company. They lounge in the sun and run around playing. Pepe is pretty mobile, although he can get tired easily (panting and laying down) after a few minutes of playtime/running around. Aspen and Pepe do NOT need to be adopted or fostered together, but it would be a good match for someone looking for 2 friends.
Pepe is very friendly, but we do not know how he would do with cats as he has never been around them. For safety, we prefer no kitties live in the home. Since he has always been an outside dog we cannot promise that he is house trained, but from the notes of spending weekends in a home we know he prefers to go outside. So we are not expecting many, if any potty accidents. He is also crate trained and would also be happy in a yard with occasional access to the indoors. Our goal is for him to have a different environment where he can have company, attention, love, and enjoy the rest of his years.
Pepe is currently boarding in San Diego. He occasionally is taken home for the weekends or special occasions by a foster. The note below is from one of his "weekend fosters" and this is what they had to say about him:
"Pepe is great with dogs big and small. He is also great with people, children included. He is content outside or behind a baby gate. I had him inside the house a lot of the time and he had no house accidents. With a bit of assistance, he does great getting in the car and is well behaved during car rides. He does little to no barking. Walks great on a leash but needs breaks now and then due to his leg and old age. The only thing he does not like is taking his medicine but he is not aggressive whatsoever. He will just spit it back out. Overall, Pepe is an amazing dog! Anyone would be lucky to have him! He is an absolute angel!"
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