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Saturday, October 10, 2015
9 am - 3 pm

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 175 Williams Rd, Troy, NY. Across from LaSalle Institute near Hudson Valley CC.

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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

Alumni picnic!Alumni Picnic! - Join us on Sunday, October 4th from Noon to 3pm for our Alumni Picnic to celebrate rescue dogs! Once again we will be at Cook Park’s Sharon Pavilion in the Village of Colonie, NY. Come have some Great Food to help Great Dogs! Dogs and people from all over are invited to help us celebrate rescue and Peppertree dogs! We will be serving homemade veggie burgers, Chef Grimaldi’s famous chicken and hamburgers and hotdogs, assorted sides and salads and homemade apple crisp for dessert! Just $10 for adults, and $5 for children, a family four pack is available for two adults and two children for just $25. Dogs are free! Please help us out by RSVPing at so we know how much food to make. Good Choice Dog Training, LLC and Becky Hutchins will be on hand to with some agility equipment for any interested in giving it a try too! Directions are available here.

Charity garage sale to help the dogs of peppertree rescue!Charity garage sale to help the dogs of Peppertree Rescue! - St. Michael the Archangel Church, 175 Williams Rd, Troy NY. Across from LaSalle Institute, Saturday Oct. 10 from 9-3. No reasonable offers refused. All proceeds go to the dogs!

Gia, cgcGIA, 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!*

Jack of heartsJACK OF HEARTS - Beagle, male, 8 years, 30 lbs. Jack is an adorable little man that wants to be with his people all of the time. He is a great companion dog, a super snuggler and loves to share a snack. Jack is calm and doesn't bark a lot. He loves everyone, kids, and other dogs. He walks well on a leash. He does get nervous with a lot of activity and quick movements. Jack is house trained but has chronic bronchitis and the medicine makes it hard for him to hold it for a full work day. He would love to share his life with a retired person who could give him lots of attention.

Jenny foxworthJENNY FOXWORTH - German shepherd/golden mix, female, 12 years. Jenny Foxworth enjoys a couple of short daily walks (she's trying to slim down!), rides in the car, and being with her people. Although a little older and overweight, you wouldn't know it by how much she loves to accompany you on a new adventures. Jenny does well with cats, other dogs, new people and children. She met some children, ages 2 and 8, and was fine with them. She can do a couple of stairs but a new home with a minimum of them would be best for her. She has a wonderful sparkle in her eyes and just loves being adored. Jenny has wonderful house manners. She does not go on the furniture, enjoys her dog bed and can wait forever to go outside. She loves to explore outside - the smells, the sights, and just taking it all in! Jenny has been to the dog park a few times and just loves being with other dogs there. She does get a little anxious about being left behind and enjoys going on those quick errands to be with you and get out of the house. Jenny is an expressive girl who will let you know she wants attention, affection, or if she needs to go outside. Jenny is a joyful, easy dog who makes a wonderful companion.

KylieKYLIE - Rottie mix, female, 8 years old. Can you say loving family dog? Because that is exactly what Kylie is. She loves kids of all ages and adults of all ages too - she's a real people dog. Besides people, the thing Kylie loves the most is probably her squeak ball - she will play fetch for hours - although her ultimate joy is following her "kids" around outside with her ball in her mouth - bliss! Kylie has excellent obedience and actually achieved her Canine Good Citizen certificate while she was originally with us. She has good house manners, although Kylie will sometimes chew on a stray sock or toy, so her family recommends gating her into a temptation free zone when you leave her. Kylie does need to be an only dog as she can be a bit fearful around other dogs. She is most comfortable being the Queen of her castle anyway. We are not sure how she does with cats, but, a meet and greet with any interested felines is possible. Kylie is looking for a new home because while her family adores her and thinks she is the best dog ever, their schedule is changing and Kylie is going to be alone for long periods of time. They think she would be much happier in a home that could spoil her and give her the attention she deserves.

LouisLOUIS - 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 can't live with cats. Louis enjoys his walks very much but his favorite thing is being petted, along with belly rubs and giving kisses!

Mister manMISTER 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 and good with cats as well. In the house he is well behaved and crate trained, 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, and he loves the water and swimming. 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.

OdieODIE - 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.

Petals for peppertree!Petals for Peppertree! - What’s better than a beautiful spring garden? Well, helping Peppertree’s dogs at the same time! Flower Power is currently offering gorgeous spring and summer plants that are to be planted this fall. The best part is that Peppertree receives 50% of all the sales made during the fundraiser! Click here visit Peppertree's Flower Power page. From the Petals for Peppertree page you can place an order, share the page on Facebook, or email the page to your friends and family!

RobbiROBBI - Mountain cur mix, male, 4 years, 50 lbs. Robbi is a 4 +/- yr old Cur mix with a handsome brindle coat. He's a mellow, low energy guy who loves his people who was found scratching at the front door of a shelter down south trying to get in. He seems to have some hound in his mix and his nose gets a workout during his walks. He's a lovable boy with a gentle demeanor but in one foster home he was very interested in cats so we would want to have a home visit for any potential adopters with cats. He has a love of water and has been spotted lounging in the kiddy pool. He gets along great with his canine foster brother and they play well together. He also does well in the car. His foster home doesn't have kids but when out and about, he has been just fine with them. Robbi crates well overnight with no accidents. His foster mom thinks he has off-leash potential as he is doing well with his recall.

Roxy moxyROXY MOXY - Purebred miniature Schnauzer, female, 9 years, 20 lbs. Roxy Moxy came to us because her owner has become completely disabled and is now unable to care for her. She is quite a character, having been a well loved and indulged only dog in the home. She gets along well with other dogs upon a proper introduction. She has been in a foster home for the past week and gets along fine with the resident dog, a cranky 15 year old terrier mix who just wants to be left alone - Roxy Moxy respects his space. She’s a cuddle-bug, loves to sleep with her person, cries when you leave the house but quickly settles down. When her person returns, there's an “over the top” welcome waiting. She will make a wonderful companion. We do not know how she is with cats, and she did not live with children so a home with older children would probably work best.

TabbyTABBY - Feist mix, female, 1½ years, 40 lbs. Tabby is the definition of unassuming. She is a quiet girl that sticks to the background, but when approached by someone she knows, will lie down and start thumping her tail excitedly, and is soon ready to snuggle with you on the couch - she loves to snuggle! We are not sure what her history was, as she was found as a stray in Tennessee, but we suspect she did not see much of the world. As sweet as she is, simple things like walks are scary for Tabby, since on them she encounters loud cars and strange people, and the neighborhood kids playing ball have her trying to run back to the house. With the emotional support of her canine foster brother, and a lot of praise and encouragement, she's starting to venture further and further and get a little bit braver each day. In the meantime a quiet home is a must for this girl, especially as she is undergoing heartworm treatment and cannot be active until November. Tabby is incredibly gentle, and does very well with cats and other dogs, but we think at this stage the hustle and bustle of playing kids would send her hiding under the nearest piece of furniture, so older children only please! In many ways Tabby is ready for a home; she's house trained, she is not destructive, and she loves with her whole heart, but she still needs a lot of work in building her confidence, and is looking for a patient family willing to work with her to gain that confidence.

Tommy tuneTOMMY TUNE - Black Lab Mix, male, ~10 years, 70 lbs. Tommy is a sweet, gentle boy. A wonderful family companion, he gets along with the dogs in his foster home as well as cats. He rides quietly in the car, is completely housebroken, and walks beautifully on leash. He is a low to moderate energy dog, quiet and content and only needs a family to call his own.

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 (10)           Last Updated: 10/05/2015 20:10:29

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.

BRIDEY MURPHY - Retriever mix, female, 2-3 years, ~45 lbs.

LOUIE - Retriever, male, 4 years.

MIRACLE - Shepherd/lab mix, female, ~1, 45 lbs.

MUNSON - Spaniel mix, male, 5 years, 40 lbs.

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