Meet Peyton!  Our Pet of the Week!

Our Pet of the Week is brought to you by the Green Hills Animal Shelter in Trenton, MO and is sponsored by Princeton Physical Therapy.

Please meet Peyton! Peyton is a Boxer mix who holds a very special place in the hearts of everyone at Green Hills Animal Shelter. Peyton, who we believe to be about 9 years old, is our longest resident at the shelter, having been with us since October of 2019. But don’t let Peyton’s long stay at the shelter give you the wrong impression; Peyton is an amazing dog who is filled with love and very much deserves to experience life outside the shelter with a person who loves her.

Before coming to GHAS, Peyton’s life was heartbreaking. She was part of a hoarding situation where 22 dogs were living in terrible conditions; neglected, starving and struggling to survive. GHAS served as a live-saving rescue for all 22 of the dogs, but Peyton was by far the most affected by her former conditions. When Peyton arrived at GHAS she was literally skin and bones, and so frightened that she couldn’t even be touched because it scared her so badly. She barked whenever anyone came near because she was so afraid, not only of people but also of other dogs because of her life of neglect.

But while Peyton’s spirit was bent, it wasn’t broken and despite all she had been through, Peyton still yearned to be loved and to love someone of her very own. Slowly, with a lot of love, care and one-on-one attention, Peyton began to come out of her shell and learn to trust again.

Today Peyton bears no resemblance to the starving, sad, and frightened dog that arrived at the shelter. The changes in her appearance and her spirit have been nothing short of amazing. Peyton has learned to trust again, and she loves to spend time with the shelter staff and volunteers; cuddling and playing with them and absorbing every bit of their love and attention. Peyton is still sometimes a little shy when she first meets someone new, but once she establishes trust, you’ll see that she is an absolute sweetheart who is smart and confident and who just wants to be loved. She has a wonderful heart, and once Peyton chooses someone as her own, she loves them deeply and completely unconditionally.

If Peyton could describe her perfect Forever Home, this very special girl would ask for a home with a patient, quiet, consistent environment where she could be an indoor dog and spend as much time as possible with her special person.  She would be an amazing companion for a single person who is looking for a loyal, dedicated friend. And, while Peyton has worked hard and overcome her fear-induced issues with other dogs, she would still prefer to be the only pet in her Forever Home.

Peyton will go to her Forever Home spayed, de-wormed, heartworm tested, and up to date on all vaccinations, including rabies.  She has been through so much and managed to come through it all with a spirit that couldn’t be broken. She has just one wish remaining and that is the wish of a Forever Home of her own; could you make that wish come true?

For more information on Peyton, or any of the pets waiting for their homes at Green Hills Animal Shelter, you may phone the shelter at 660-359-2700 or stop by during normal business hours. We would love to meet you and introduce you to Peyton!

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