Meet Peter (of Peter, Paul and Mary), born ~7/24/21.
This is what his North Carolina foster mom had to say about him.
“Oh, my sweet little cautious boy Peter. He is a bit more tentative than his siblings upon first meeting. Peter just needs a little extra time to meet and greet and make sure everyone is good and means no harm. We are directing him to stay and watch and not take flight, and, as we gain his trust, it is working.
He now is the one baby that checks in with me frequently and makes sure I get plenty of thank yous for breakfast and dinner.
He can play with either sibling, and he and Paul are just the cutest boys when they play together. He can also change roles and let Mary know to knock it off; and at times I think he looks to see if he can get her in trouble!! His favorite game is to go on safari in the back yard. He follows and gets excited when we stop for "good boys".
Out of the three, he needs love the most and was the most hesitant to trust and let us do just that. He really has made the most progress but had the longest way to go.
He could go to a home with another doggie sibling and would adjust fine. He might be okay with cats too. Children would be okay as well, as he does have a sweet disposition and no aggression at all.
There is just something about this little black boy that warms my heart. He is a another very special boy. “
And from his NY foster mom - I have fostered many puppies in rescue, and I can tell you that Peter is one very special pup. He is smart and sweet and gentle. He is wanting to please, and he loves people & does great with other dogs. Peter has been through a lot of changes lately, and, so, sometimes he needs some reassurance. But he is doing GREAT. He adapted to me/my home in no time... like he had always been here.
He is learning so quickly. The first time on a leash walk with collar, he did amazingly well. And he improves with every outing.
Peter is also learning "sit" & is terrific!! Please check out the video - I am doing this with voice command and hand signal. We are working on "come" (as in "come to mommy" with open arms) - and he is doing so well. We are likewise working on release (with a toy), and then a sit and wait, and a 1, 2, 3 throw of the toy for return. He seems to really enjoy that game. He loves treats, but takes them oh so gently.
Peter absolutely loves to snuggle next to his people - he does think he's a lap dog!
And, of course, like any puppy, he can get racing around - and well, just being a puppy. He is learning the word "NO" - and with eye contact and a firm NO, he is so very responsive. All I can say to potential adopters is that this boy is one truly exceptionally nice pup, & I believe he will bond very strongly with his people.
We are seeking a forever home where the family will be interactive with him, give him the reassurance that he needs from time to time, and absolutely spend lots of time with him and provide him with love, continued training and nurturing. This boy shines now... he will surely shine in a household where he is included in activities with his people (and/or other animal family members) and, of course (as is the case for any puppy) given lots of love. Peter is an especially sweet pup and we are seeking an especially wonderful home for him. This baby boy will steal your heart!
If you are interested in adopting, you must register on www.safeatlast.net. (Click "Register" on the left-hand side of our homepage.) When you receive your password on your email account, log back on to complete the Safe at Last online adoption application. (Click "Forms/Applications" on the left-hand side of our homepage and select the Adoption Application.) Without your SAFE AT LAST ADOPTION application, we cannot consider you, and we will not respond to generic petfinder (check the box) inquiries. Our review process is straightforward, but involves the phone interview, reference checks and home assessment. An adoption fee of $425, and a refundable $35 spay/neuter deposit (required by NYS law), also apply.
Regrettably, we cannot adopt to Massachusetts residents due to the MA dog quarantine laws. Adopters are required to go to the foster home in Schoharie Coutny to complete the adoption. All covid protocols must be observed, including mask.
Thank you for your interest.
NYS Rescue Registry No. RR 087.