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!
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.
BAYOU - Coonhound mix, male, ~8 years, 57 lbs. What a lovable character this tall, handsome, stately fellow is! True to his hound roots Bayou will sing to you if you ask, and he is vocal when he is excited, which is part of his happy charm. He does get excited when he sees other dogs and wants to greet them, so be prepared for a melodic walk if you live in a busy area. Bayou has a way of making his presence known, but when he plays with other dogs he is appropriate and social. No cats for this boy, though, please! Like most hounds Bayou is going to need a fenced yard as his nose often drives his thinking, and while he is good on leash he is strong and prone to following his nose. However, when it comes to people there are few dogs more lovable and gentle then Bayou; he especially enjoys children. He is a sweet soul who is very eager to make his family happy. Click here to see more pictures of Bayou on Petfinder.com, and here to see Bayou's Ch. 10 Pet Connection with Steve Caporizzo!
BISCUIT - Beagle, male, 4 years, 35 lbs. Biscuit is house trained and loves to be with people. He especially loves to share a snack (or take the whole thing when you aren't looking.) He enjoys walks and belly rubs and can brighten anyone's day. Biscuit is good with kids and other dogs. Cats are unknown.
CHINA ROSE, CGC - Pit bull mix, female, 6-8 years, 58 lbs. China Rose came to Peppertree from a local shelter. She was in very poor health with many physical ailments due to insufficient veterinary care. She is now in excellent health, having been placed on a proper good food diet and some much needed medication to make her well again. She is very shy at first, but when she relaxes, she blossoms into a wonderful dog! She is eager to please and has excellent house manners. She was adopted by her foster mom, but unfortunately does not get along with the resident dog, a rather cranky geriatric terrier mix. They are a woefully mismatched pair and so China Rose, through no fault of her own, is back to being available for adoption. She is going to class to get her Good Canine Citizen certification, and has been a star in class; she is obedient, intelligent and very eager to please. She will make a welcome addition to the right home. She would do well with another dog who would like to play, as she has a background of being great with other dogs, just not that little old terrier, who doesn't want to be bothered. *Update 7/31/15 - Congratulations to China Rose for earning her Canine Good Citizen certificate!*
DUTCH - Shep/Hound mix, female, 5-7? years, 73 lbs. Dutch epitomizes the 'plain brown wrapper' type of dog with a heart of gold that Peppertree is drawn to. She is a true mix, but her likely heritage includes shepherd and hound or Lab. This middle-aged girl likes a walk or a game of fetch, followed by a nap! She is house-trained and excellent with people. She has lived with young children and was fine with them. Dutch has good leash manners and is great riding in the car. She is ok with some dogs but not all, and she would probably love not to have any competition for her adopter's affections. We do not think she would be good with cats.
GIA, CGC - Pit bull mix, female, 4 years, 50 lbs. Gia is a happy, silly girl who loves long walks, fetching balls, squeak toys, swimming and car rides. She gets along nicely with the two male dogs in her foster home. Gia is a wonderful house guest and is crate trained, although she doesn't require crating because of her impeccable house manners. She is a medium-energy girl who just needs a daily walk and some play time. A quiet, calm home with older children or just adults would be best for her. Because of her strong prey drive and her self-appointed mission to rid the world of squirrels and rabbits, a fenced yard is required for Gia. We don't think she would be good with cats. Click here to visit Gia's Facebook page and get to know her better! *Update 7/31/15 - Congratulations to Gia for earning her Canine Good Citizen certificate!*
LEON - Lab mix, male, 3-4 years, 48 lbs. Leon is a sweet boy that loves long walks on a beautiful day! This playful little guy is looking for a family that will show him the ropes. He is a smart dog who is picking up everything his foster parents are teaching him, from learning to play fetch to defeating his foster family at tug of war, not to mention basic obedience commands. Don't be fooled though, he's a little cuddle buddy at heart looking for his forever home! He is a moderate-energy dog, housebroken, and doesn't need to be crated as he is not destructive in the house.
LOUIS - Terrier/Beagle mix, male, 2 years, 15 lbs. Louis is an endearing and lovable boy. He is as cute as a button, with his striking brown and white coat which is so soft to the touch.
Best guess on his breed mix, and it is only a guess, is Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle.
He has a moderate energy level, weighs about 15 lbs, and is not a barker at all, contrary to what you might expect given his possible lineage!
Louis has good house manners and gets along fine with other dogs, but he isn't fond of sharing his "stuff" so we would recommend older children only in the home, who understand to leave him alone when he has something he values highly like a toy or bone.
He is HW+ and being treated for that at Peppertree's expense.
Louis enjoys his walks very much but his favorite thing is being petted, along with belly rubs and giving kisses!
MICKEY - Lab/greyhound mix, male, ~1 year, 45 lbs. Mickey is settling in to his foster home and gaining confidence as he explores his new surroundings. He is very sweet and does well with kids and other dogs.
MISTER MAN - Lab/Rottweiler mix, male, 4 years, 85 lbs. Mister Man is a big dog with a big heart! Friendly and loving, this boy loves going to the dog park to play, he has excellent canine social skills! In the house he is well behaved too. Mister Man is crate trained and while he may chew on his bed now and then he will go to his crate when asked, knows "move back," "paw," "wait" and a bunch of other commands. He loves to play with his toys and is a devoted, loving boy with a real goofy side, although when you first meet him he seems a bit reserved and unassuming - unless you are at the dog park that is! At the dog park he likes to let loose and play. Mister Man lived with other dogs when he was younger but has been an only dog for a while, we suspect he'll do well with other dogs though. He is a pretty soft boy and can be a bit stubborn, but overall he wants so make his person happy. He has been around cats to visit and does well, but he has never lived with a cat regularly and would likely need an introduction to be sure.
ODIE - Chihuahua mix, male, ~10 years. Odie likes snuggling and cuddling, and is quite the talker. He barks when he gets excited in typical chihuahua fashion. He is good with other small dogs, but likes to be the one in charge so submissive canine companions would be best for him. He will do best in a quiet house without small children, as he does get overwhelmed at times when the house is busy. He is fine with cats that are dog-savvy and not in his face. Odie has cherry eye, and he is given daily eye drops for it.
RANGER - Aussie mix, male, 2 years, 40 lbs. Ranger is a very sweet, loving dog who loves to cuddle and give kisses. He has good leash manners and is crated nicely at night. He is mellow and not a barker! He does like chipmunks a lot so you have to be aware of them when you walk him. He would do best in a house without cats. Ranger is very people-focused and once he bonds with the people in his home, he may guard them from another dog, so we would take it on a case by case when deciding whether to place him in a home with one. He would likely be just thrilled to be an only dog! Ranger is making great progress with basic obedience commands and knows the commands "sit", "lay down" and "leave it." He is a very smart boy! His foster family loves him and hope he finds a loving forever family. And he is awfully cute!
SCULLY - Lab mix, female, 9 years, 65 lbs. Scully has been through a lot of changes in her life, finding herself in a shelter when her family lost their housing. Now she is very eager to find a home where she can relax and become a pampered pooch. She is an unassuming girl who just loves being with people and is a devoted companion. Scully has good house manners and does not need to be crated. We were told she has lived with cats but will chase them in a playful way, so a dog savvy cat would be necessary. She lived with a mellow male dog for a while and would likely to fine with another, but she has not been doing well with other female dogs. Scully has a lot of charm and her sweet personality has made her a real favorite with the kennel staff where she is being boarded. We are all hoping she is some lucky adopter's favorite dog soon!
TABBY - Chow mix, female, 1 ˝ years, 45 lbs. Tabby is timid but sweet, gentle, and affectionate. She is good with other dogs, cats, and kids. Tabby is heartworm positive and will be treated at Peppertree's expense.
YUKI - Smooth Fox Terrier/Chihuahua mix, male, 1 year, 18 lbs. Yuki is a nice boy who is playful with the male dog in his foster home and is fine with the senior female pit bull as well. He is housebroken 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. Yuki does have some fear issues, so we won't place him in a home with children.
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.
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 http://www.peppertree.org and http://www.helporphanpuppies.org.
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.
AJ GOOFY BEAR - Black Lab, male, 3 years, ~100 lbs. Receiving medical attention.
KHLOE - Black lab, female, 5 months.
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