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Saturday, March 28, 2015
11 am - 1:30 pm

Latham PetSmart 601 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110

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IMPORTANT: The first step in the adoption process is to complete an adoption application. We have a limited number of volunteers and we do not have the resources to respond to inquiries about specific dogs from non-applicants. If you are interested in a Peppertree dog you must submit an application. NO EXCEPTIONS!

IMPORTANT: If you are looking to surrender your dog to Peppertree, please see our Surrendering Your Dog Section of this web site.

The application is available online (and via a downloadable PDF file). If you have completed a similar application for another group and have a copy, we will accept that; mail it to PO Box 2396, Albany NY 12220.

If you are out of the immediate Capital District area and cannot attend a Peppertree Clinic in the Albany, NY area, we ask that you provide a home visit report from a local rescue group with your application. You will need to travel to meet our volunteers and our dogs.

Applicants will receive regular notification regarding the dogs available for adoption and will be invited to our clinics to meet our dogs.

Before you look at our dogs, please read How to Adopt a Peppertree Dog

Available Dogs

ElenaELENA - Terrier/Rottie Mix, female, 11 weeks old. Elena's picture and personality speak for themselves! She is an adorable young "Sato" (slang for street-dog) brought here from Puerto Rico. Spanish speaking only, she is the perfect mix of cuddler and playful pup. She is a work in progress on house-training and basic commands. She loves all other dogs and humans!

GiaGIA - Pit bull mix, female, 4 years. GIA is a stunning girl with a beautiful coat and soulful eyes, and is as devoted a dog as you can find. She would be a great hiking partner or running buddy - all she asks is to be loved. GIA is a well rounded girl who loves to play with her ball, fetch a stick, play tug or go for a swim. She knows basic obedience and doesn't need her crate since she is very good in the house. GIA is an active girl and needs a daily walk and play time. We think a quiet, calm home is best for her, as she has been through some changes lately in her living situation.Click here see more pictures and a wonderful video of GIA playing outside!

GIA Needs A Foster Home GIA Needs A Foster Home!

LakotaLAKOTA - Husky mix, male, 10 years, 58 lbs. LAKOTA is energetic and loves his walks. He lives with a cat and gets along well with most dogs. He will only be placed with older children. LAKOTA settles nicely and has been a perfect gentleman while his foster family is at work. He crates well, is house trained, and knows basic obedience commands. LAKOTA will be a wonderful companion for an experienced Husky home willing to refresh his training. Peppertree is working with Tundra Spirits Husky Rescue to place this boy. Click here see more pictures of LAKOTA on

LAKOTA Needs A Foster Home LAKOTA Needs A Foster Home!

RemingtonREMINGTON - Golden/lab mix, male, 11-13 years, 63 lbs. Remington is happy spending his day looking for his next meal, racing his foster sister to the back yard, getting some love and taking a nap - repeat! He is super sweet, enjoys the company of other senior canine pals, is respectful of cats, and housebroken. He does not need to be crated as he has excellent house manners. Remington has skipped a couple trips to the dentist in his life as a NYC stray and his teeth are quite worn down, so he needs to be fed moist food. He has some arthritis in his hips so he won't be a jogging partner, but a fenced-in yard would be lovely for him to ramble in if spring ever comes! Remington is just starting to figure out the whole car ride thing and is nervous loading in but then settles well without a sound. He is just a sweet boy who doesn't seek out a lot of attention and is quiet. Remington is looking for a quiet home to spend his golden years in, with older children only because little ones might interrupt his naptime.Click here see more pictures of Remington on

RoxanneROXANNE - Lab/Pit bull mix, female, 12 years, 65 lbs. Roxanne epitomizes the temperament Peppertree looks for in a dog: calm, friendly, and happy in a mellow way. She was surrendered to a NYC shelter due to her life-long owner not able to properly care for her any more. She acts and looks a good many years younger than 12 and keeps up with the energetic dog in her foster home. Roxanne has wonderful house manners and is a loving companion to the children there. Cats are unknown but she is so gentle it's hard to imagine she wouldn't be OK with them.

Severide, cgcSEVERIDE, CGC - Australian Shepherd Mix, male, ~1 year, 44 lbs. Sevvy is a handsome, sweet boy, who has just earned his Canine Good Citizen certificate! He’s full of life and loves to play tag with other dogs, swim, or just run around in the yard. Sevvy loves to go on walks and makes a great running partner! Inside, he is a bit shy. It seems as if he never had much experience living indoors but he is housebroken and is making great strides in feeling more and more comfortable with being indoors. Sevvy will need a family that will continue to encourage and care for him as he learns what living inside is all about. He cannot hear but it certainly doesn’t hold him back from doing the same things as a typical dog. He’s eager to please and knows some basic commands (using hand signals.) Sevvy is good with cats. Since he cannot hear, we prefer a home with a fenced in yard for his own safety. Click here to see more pictures of SEVERIDE on

XenaXENA - Pit bull, female, 5-6 years, 50 lbs. Pit bull, female, 5-6 years, 50 lbs. Xena is a perfect lady with a sweet, submissive nature. She loves hugs and is happy to go for a long walk but otherwise would prefer cuddling up on a nice warm bed. She is housebroken, rarely barks and not destructive when left alone. Xena can be rather reserved in the house and seems as if she is still coming out of her shell, but she really perks when she goes outside. She loves going on long, brisk walks and riding in the car. Xena was found as a stray and then stayed in a shelter in Delaware County, New York for seven months. She is still learning to be confident when encountering other dogs and will require an owner who can be patient with her and continue to help her work through her fear issues with other dogs. Xena would most likely be fine with calm dogs and so far as done great with her foster mom's two cats.

YukiYUKI - Terrier/Chihuahua mix, male, 1 year. Yuki is doing very well in his foster home. He is definitely too thin but has a healthy appetite and we hope he will be at a more ideal weight, around 20 lbs, soon. He is playful with the male dog in his foster home and is fine with the senior female pit bull as well. He is housebroken, loves people, and people of all ages seem to love him! Yuki has a lot of charm and likes to be held or be in your lap. His big, beautiful eyes seem to jump out of his tiny head and reflect his happy and friendly disposition.

Other Dogs Available For Adoption - Neighbors Corner

These dogs are either living with their owners but need to find new homes, or are with another rescue or shelter. Contact information is included with each dog's listing. We must note, however, that we do not have the detailed knowledge we gain about dogs that are actually in the program and in our own foster homes.

Neighbor's Corner Dogs (8)           Last Updated: 03/27/2015 21:03:32

Help Orphan Puppies (HOP)

For the past several years, Peppertree Rescue and Help Orphan Puppies have frequently worked together. While Peppertree specializes in finding homes for adult dogs, Help Orphan Puppies focuses on finding homes for puppies. In the future, we will be combining our efforts in order to more effectively promote the dogs and puppies in both our programs with the common goal of finding loving, forever homes for them. Please feel free to visit our websites at and

Please note: We are two individual organizations and have different adoption applications. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you!

Dogs in Program Not Available for Adoption

The following are additional dogs within the Peppertree Program. They are currently not available for adoption as they are undergoing rehabilitation and assessment in their foster homes. Due to limited resources, we are unable to respond to any inquiries about the dogs listed below. Hopefully they will be added to our Available Dogs section shortly.

BAYOU - Coonhound mix, male, ~8 years. Arriving this week-end from a NYC shelter and will be receiving medical care and TLC in a foster home.

FRANKIE MEATBALL - Hound/Terrier mix, male, 3-4 years. Returned to Peppertree for no fault of his own and being evaluated in a foster home.

NATASHA - Lab mix, female, 12 years 60 lbs. Receiving medical care in a foster home.

ODIE - Chihuahua mix, male, ~10 years. Being evaluated in a foster home and receiving medical treatment.

SNOW WHITE AND HER THREE PUPPIES - Chihuahua/Maltese mix. Receiving medical care in a foster home.

SPOT - Pointer/Cattle Dog mix, male, 1-2 years, 30 lbs. Arriving soon from a southern shelter.

UNCLE JAKE - Yellow Lab (mix?), male, 14 years, 70-75 lbs. Surrendered to a local shelter with Odie when his owner was seriously injured.

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