This is PEPPER, our Pet of the Week from It Takes a Village - and she ain't nothing to sneeze at. This sweet girl is looking for a forever home.

PEPPER is a 10-month-old female pit. I know it's taboo to discuss a lady's weight in public, but we gotta at least mention the fact that PEPPER currently weighs about 60 pounds, and still has a little more growing to do. PEPPER does great in the car; she keeps her kennel perfectly clean and tidy, and she does great on a leash. She knows a ‘kennel' command, but she's still working on 'sit.' She has a hard time sitting still because she just gets so excited when she sees people. In fact, our friends at ITV have nicknamed PEPPER as the Butt Wiggle Master." They say She never stops moving that booty. Haha! Every step she takes she has the wiggles going on.  Pepper is available for meet and greets with other dogs and humans of course! Adoption applications are at ITVrescue.org.

If you think you might be interested in adopting PEPPER, go ahead and fill out an online adoption application - once you're approved, you can set up a meet and greet with this handsome fella.

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And as always, if our pet of the week isn’t the right fit for your home, please visit It Takes a Village to see the other rescues that need to get fostered and adopted. And don't forget about ITV's RENT A DOG Program. A quick fill form and copy of your photo ID will allow you time out with one of ITV's vetted shelter dogs. These day dates are great for the rescues - it gets them some exercise and new information to help us get them adopted. It’s been a big hit- so don’t miss out!

All of the animals at ITV are examined by a veterinarian, given age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, spayed or neutered, and FIV/FeLV-tested.

ITV is open during regular hours. However, they have received so much support and interest over shut down, that they are still working diligently to review all correspondences. They appreciate everyone’s patience as they find the best matches for their rescues.

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