The New Addition to Our Family ~ Pepper

Well, we did it!  We got a puppy.

He is a CUTIE!!!

Being a bit indecisive, we went through a few names.




We settled on Pepper.

So far, he’s been a dream of a pup!

Pepper is a Shorkie…Shih Tzu/Yorkie mix for you laymen.

Through the years, we’ve always gone to local shelters to find a furry family member.

Before we decided on a specific breed, we checked with the local animal shelter.   Lo and behold, there weren’t any non-shedding dogs available.

When we posted about trying to find the right breed for our family, we didn’t even realize that friends of ours had pups who were about ready to be placed in homes.

Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions and input to us!  We did a lot of reading about different breeds and looking for one that was local and didn’t cost us an arm and a leg.

A Shorkie fit the bill!

Pepper should get to be a maximum of 10 lbs, he doesn’t shed, and Yorkies are known for being great family dogs.  He’s mostly Yorkshire Terrier, (his mom was a Shorkie & dad was a Yorkie).

We’re all loving him and that says something for those of you who know Mark!

Pepper joined our family last Saturday, and he’s only had one accident in the camper. He’s a playful little guy and just plain hilarious!  I’m thinking he pretty much rocks!

If you are looking to add a furry family member to your home, you can go to Petfinder to locate a rescue dog (or cat) available for adoption.  People list pets for sale through this site as well but so many shelters have started listing pets as well so it’s a great resource.

5 thoughts on “The New Addition to Our Family ~ Pepper”

  1. Shorkies are great! They ARE HILLARIOUS. Our neighbor has one & it loves to do these ninja rolls & snort when it plays with our Shichon. Enjoy!


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