Pepper Spice Boy

ID# IAR-A-9483

8 years old • Male • 10.85 lbs

All About Me

Pepper Spice Boy is a happy-go-lucky, joyful dog. He is affectionate and loves to give kisses, and is very quiet and polite. He is never underfoot, doesn't jump on people, and won't bother your belongings. Pepper adores walks: Great on a leash, he doesn't pull.

Do you like an independent spirit who wants to be your one and only? He just needs to be handled in a certain way (by adults only). And he needs a home without any other animals.
Pepper lets you know his thoughts about passersby, so we are looking for a detached home.

As he can be an escape artist, we are looking for a home that is in an interior neighborhood, not close to main roads. And we are looking for a quiet neighborhood, without a lot of people walking dogs.

When it's time for naps and bedtime, Pepper tucks himself in (see his video where he puts himself under a sheet), and sleeps through the night without a peep -- 10 hours at least!

During the day, he goes potty about every 4 hours.

Pepper loves his food and won't beg for yours. When he gets excited, like before mealtimes, he stands on his back feet, pawing the air with his front feet, and twirling around like a circus dog. So cute!

His awesomeness does not stop there: Pepper is crate- and house-trained. He doesn't need to be crated, however.

Very smart, he knows Wait, Stay, No, Come, Let's go, Stop, Want to go out?, Go back?, Move Over, and Leave it.

Check out his videos to see this pup in action! He is clearly psychic because he chose Chapel Hill to win over Duke at their match on April 2, 2022!

This sweet boy can't wait to find his forever home!

Pepper had been living with Nikki (another small dog) and a couple in their 90s. When the husband died, the wife could no longer care for either dog. IAR took both Pepper and Nicki into the program. Nikki was adopted.

Pepper is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative, and neutered. He had his teeth cleaned in March 2022. He came to us grossly overweight at 17.6 pounds. He is now at his ideal weight, 11 pounds. He recovered from an ACL tear with acupuncture, chiropractic, MYOS, Teapills, and a joint supplement.

Pepper is white with brown on his ears, face, and tail (what there is of it!).

My Details
Likes Cats No
Likes Dogs Unknown
Likes Young Kids No
IAR Sponsored Training

IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall ( to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.