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.
ABU - Miniature Pinscher/chihuahua mix, male, 9 years, 9 lbs. Abu is a perfect gentleman but has a silly side as well. He was pulled from a NYC shelter and is a happy little fellow who is sure to make you smile. He is very smart, an extremely quick learner. He knows his commands and some tricks, and loves to show off for treats. He has a beautiful temperament and gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home, but he really lives to be with people. He is extremely affectionate and loves to cuddle on the couch and give hugs. He loves car rides and walks and gets very excited when he sees his leash. We will not place him with children under 10 because of his small size. He has not been tested with cats, but we suspect he would be fine. Abu is an adorable little boy who would make a wonderful addition to a lucky family.
ALEA - Lab/Plott hound mix, female, ~7 years, 60 lbs. ALEA - Alea (Maggie Mae to her foster family) was a stray found in Brooklyn in 2013. We think she is a 7 year old Lab/Hound mix; we know she is a 60-pound bundle of love. She's eager to be around people. She romps in the fenced yard with her four-legged foster brothers and chases birds, chickens, and the foster family's cat. If you don't have a fenced yard, she would love a daily run or walk. Her foster family has young children, and believes she'd be happiest living without kids under 10. With just a little love and attention, Alea is a wonderful companion. Click here see more pictures of Alea on Petfinder.com.
AUBREY - Shep/collie mix, female, ~ 1 year, 50 lbs. Aubrey is a nice young dog who came to us from a NYC shelter. In her foster home, she is settling in very well and is quickly learning basic commands. Aubrey is good with cats, and sleeps the entire night through in her crate. Aubrey gets nervous when there is a lot going on around her so we think it would be best for her to be placed in a quieter home without children.
She is a comical girl who loves to hide her bone all over the house! She will spend an hour hiding it from us and about 10 minutes actually chewing it. Her favorite hiding spot is in the laundry basket (SHH! don't tell...) Aubrey is a VERY lovable and affectionate girl who likes to follow her people around the house. She has a moderate amount of energy and enjoys walks and runs coupled with lots of play time in the yard.
BEN - Shepherd Mix, male, 12 years, 45 lbs. Ben is a sweet elderly gentleman from Brooklyn looking for his retirement home. He loves his person and a good scritch, and a sunny spot to while away the day. He gets along with dogs, cats and children. Ben is hard of hearing and his vision is failing but that does not hold him back from exploring. Ben loves hanging out in the yard watching the bunnies but prefers to be where you are. He would do best with minimal stairs and carpeted floors since his legs are not what they used to be. Ben is ready to love and be loved.
BENSON - Bichon mix, male, 10 years, 20 lbs. Benson was surrendered to a NYC shelter. He’s been a little under the weather, but is starting to show his personality. His fur was matted when he arrived, but he’s been cleanup and shaved down and is looking quite dapper! Benson is sweet and gets along with other dogs and cats. He’s particularly fond of the 15 year-old cat in his foster home. He loves to give her kisses! He may be 10, but he’s still playful and is having fun with his new stuffed quacking duck! Like many small dogs, he does get a bit territorial with the dog beds and toys because he thinks everything belongs to him. He’s great with strangers, walks well on a leash, enjoys car rides, rarely barks, and is just an all around sweetheart! Because he is an older gentleman, we won't place him in a home with young children.
DIVA - Feist mix, female, 2 yrs, 28 lbs. Diva is a lovely southern gal with lots of puppy energy. She loves to run around with her foster siblings and plays nicely with them all. Her foster mom is currently working with her on the basics, such as sit and stay. Diva is crate-trained and housebroken and not much of a barker. She will do well in a home as an only dog soaking up all the attention, or with a doggie playmate to keep her occupied. Due to her playfulness, we believe she would be best with older children. Her reaction to cats is unknown at this point as she hasn't had the pleasure of meeting any!
ESTHER - Cocker Spaniel mix, female, 6-8 years, ~20 lbs. Esther is a sweet and social southern lady who simply adores a good butt rub! She was found as a stray in Tennessee and was a wee bit of a mangled mess but, nothing a little TLC could not remedy. Due to advanced cataracts it is doubtful Esther sees much, but that is not going to keep her down! She responds to voice commands, can climb and descend stairs by herself, and has shown no fear exploring her foster home. She gets along well with her two foster brothers (one dog and one cat) and loves to go for walks or simply just curl up by your side. Most of all Esther is in search of someone with a lot of love to give so she can soak it up.
EVELYN - Pointer/border collie mix, female, 11 years, 35 lbs. Evelyn came to us from a New York City shelter. She surrendered due to illness of her owner, and the poor girl has been having some difficulty adjusting to her new circumstance. She was very fearful when she first arrived at her foster home, but now that she has settled in, this has improved, though she is still a bit anxious when meeting new people. Evelyn is housebroken and good with other dogs as long as they are not pushy. She is crate trained. She is a wonderful, sweet dog who needs a new person or family to love. She is very affectionate once she settles in, and frankly, that sweet little face is irresistible.
GWENOLA - Hound/Boxer mix, female, 1-2 years, 50 lbs. Gwenola is a sweet girl who loves snuggles, belly rubs, walks, and other dogs. She’s easy to fit into a household, loves to be with her people but doesn’t demand to be the center of attention. Gwenola likes to play ball and run around with other dogs but has a moderate energy level so doesn’t need constant exercise. She can be shy of loud noises and big groups of people. She takes a little time to feel comfortable with new people, and might shy away until she gets to know you. Gwenola enjoys children who are 10 and older and is good on a leash. She is housetrained.
HENRY - Aussie/duck tolling retriever mix, male, ~13 years, 45 lbs. Henry is a very sweet laid back gentleman, and everyone who meets him thinks he’s a lot younger than 13 - he certainly doesn’t look or act that age! He came to us from a downstate shelter, having been surrendered by his elderly owner who was unable to care for him anymore. He likes other dogs a lot and wants to engage with them. He is housebroken and has excellent house manners. He is living with cats and is great with them. Henry is hard of hearing and stairs are difficult for him, so a house without a lot of steps would be ideal. He adores his foster mom and follows her everywhere, inside and out!
LANGSTON - Yorkie mix, male, 7 years, 12 lbs. Langston is a sweet boy newly arrived from NYC. He is settling into his foster home very nicely and gets along wonderfully with the other dogs and cat. He is a little shy at first, but quickly becomes your best friend. He follows his foster mom around the house and is quick to snuggle in your lap. He is a quiet boy who rides beautifully in the car, walks well on leash, and is crate and pee-pad trained. Langston would do well in a quiet home where he could relax and love his family. He will not be placed in a home with small children because he is so tiny.
MANGO - Feist/lab mix, female, young adult. Mango is a sweet, shy dog with a friendly personality. She is very affectionate, and will love to cuddle with her new owner. Mango likes her crate, is house trained, and is easily motivated with food. She will make a great addition to any family with older children. She gets along well with other dogs; cats are unknown. Mango would love a home with a fenced-in yard. She can't wait to start her life with you!
PHANTOM (of the Opera) - Bulldog/Pit Bull mix, male, 3.5 years. Phantom is a dashing fellow who likes people in general but HIS people get an extra special happy dance. This social guy loves to go on walks and is always up for some play, especially if it involves playing fetch with a tennis ball, but he also appreciates some cuddle time on the couch. Phantom would love a nice yard to play in! We have not seen him around other dogs but we are told he does well with other dogs in public and is a pretty easy-going guy. It was reported that Phantom has lived with other dogs, based on his suspected breed combo we think he would do best with females, but may enjoy another easy-going male as a friend. Phantom is house trained and has excellent house manners too!
RILEY - Bone Mouth Shar Pei mix, male, ~1 year, 50 lbs. Riley is a happy and friendly boy that never met a stranger, and who has taught us about making assumptions! He came from a shelter in central NYS where he had been picked up as an injured stray, and he was labeled as a pit bull. Pit bulls are one of the most common dogs in US shelters and he was a young dog, still growing, and it was as good a guess as any - but as Riley matured he started to look less and less like a pit bull and more and more like a Bone Mouth Shar Pei. We sent his pictures to someone familiar with the breed, and they noticed some distinct characteristics of the breed - who knew? What we do know though is that Riley is a wonderful dog that exemplifies great characteristics for any breed - he is smart, agile, loyal and loving. He has been raised around other animals including a cat, and has had a lot of socialization and been exposed to many new experiences. Riley lives in a home with another dog, and 2 young children, and does great with all. He is playful and wants to be part of any family activity, including long walks. He is crate trained and housebroken. Riley is a huge snuggler, and would lay happily for hours if someone was petting his belly! He loves interacting with all - dogs, cats, humans, and really just wants to be a part of a loving family. He is food motivated and eager to learn!
SALLIE - Collie/terrier? mix, female, 2 years, ~40 lbs. If you are looking for a devoted partner as well as a loving pet, then Sallie is your girl. A sensitive soul, Sallie is a lovely young lady with looks as well as brains, and would love a home that keeps both her brain and body busy. She came to us from a NYC area shelter where her cautious nature was leaving her a very stressed girl, but since arriving at Peppertree she is able to relax and show us her playful, smart and sometimes silly spirit! Sallie loves to play with her foster brother Loki and will happily live with the right canine companion, but we will have to do a meet and greet with any potential canine companion as she likes to go slow and be sure of her friends. Sallie is not the type of dog for dog parks or busy social scenes, she is the type of dog that prefers long walks and playing in her own yard. She'd make the perfect hiking companion and is very food motivated and eager to learn, and would likely excel at advanced training. Sallie is crate trained and has excellent house manners, cats are unknown. While we are still getting to know her at this time we do not think she'd enjoy a busy household and should not be placed with small children. If you are looking for a loving girl who will devote herself to you and is eager to please, then Sallie is your girl.
SUZIE JEAN - Cairn Terrier, female, 4 years, ~15 lbs. Suzie Jean ended up at local shelter when owner became seriously ill. Her skin was in bad condition but is clearing up nicely with some medication and a good diet. She is a happy girl who rides well in the car, loves to play fetch (and chase cats!) and does not need to be crated in the home. Suzie Jean gets along fine with dogs her size in her foster home. We have not yet introduced her to larger dogs.
TANNON - Pit bull mix, male, 1-2 years, 40 pounds. Tannon is an enthusiastic, happy boy who is very affectionate. He's a champion hugger who wants nothing more than to be your best friend. Tannon enjoys walks and meeting people and other dogs along the way. Chasing squirrels in his fenced-in yard is a favorite pastime and he would make an excellent jogging companion. Tannon gets along very nicely with the male dog in his foster home. He is crate trained and housebroken. Because he's an exuberant young fellow who could knock over little ones, we will only place Tannon in a home with children who are 8 years old and over and no cats or small dogs.
WALLY - Shepherd mix, male, ~10 years, 35 lbs. Wally was a stray who was being housed at a local shelter. When Wally became depressed and would not eat, Peppertree agreed to take him in. He very quickly adapted to living in his foster home and is doing great. Wally is about 10 years old, possibly older. Wally is a medium-sized dog and once he gains back some lost weight he should weigh around 42 pounds. He is impeccably well behaved and has a soft, affectionate personality. He loves nothing better than to follow his person around the house or yard. Wally loves affection from just about anyone, but he never demands it. He is quite spry for an older gentleman. Despite having a little weakness in his hind legs, Wally gets along fabulously and enjoys running in the yard. He is superb with other dogs and cats even when they have on a couple of occasions bullied him. We suspect he is equally good with children. Wally has some difficulty with his vision and hearing as most older dogs do but it doesn't stop him from getting around just fine. If you are looking for an affectionate, calm and gentle dog who is easy to care for, Wally is for you.
WHISKEY - Siberian Husky, Female, ~1 year, ~45lbs. Whiskey is an extremely affectionate and friendly girl who just wants to be loved by all. She has not met a person or dog whom she doesn't love. Whiskey is very energetic and needs a home who will give her lots of exercise every day. Whiskey would do well in any setting - family, single, or a household with other dogs. She is currently living with three other female dogs ages 5 months to 1 1/2. Whiskey is also living with two very dog-savvy cats who she is very interested in. She is very respectful of the other dogs at meal time and sticks to her own bowl. She sits very well on command, but is working on more basic commands since her first year was unfortunately spent outside on a tie out and under a porch in a crate. She is very eager to please, extremely smart and attentive. There is no doubt this girl will thrive with some obedience training. After a nice long walk, Whiskey is all snuggles and kisses. She loves to curl up on the couch with her foster mom and sisters at night to watch TV, and loves to sleep in bed. She just wants to be with her people. Whiskey is working on being crate trained as she had a traumatic experience with the crate in her first year; she will go in the crate happily with a kong full of peanut butter, but gets anxious once the door is closed. Whiskey is mostly housebroken, but does have the occasional accident here and there. This girl is a gem.
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.
BOCELLI - Golden mix, male, 5 years, 65 lbs. Recently returned and receiving vet care.
LAKOTA - Husky mix, male, 10 years, 56 lbs. Being evaluated in a foster home.
WALLITO - Retriever, male, young. Just arrived and being evaluated.
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