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.
Abby Rae - Cocker Spaniel, female, 8 years. Cute and spunky best describes this pint-sized pup, but she is also smart and polite! Abby has excellent house manners, enjoys walks, likes stealing rocks and playing keep-away, and like many Cocker Spaniels, packs a lot of personality into a tiny package. Abby is guaranteed to make you smile, and the type of dog that will follow you around the house, helping with chores, or outside supervising your gardening. Inside she will happily snuggle with you on the couch and cuddle with you in the bed. Abby does well with cats and has been around small children but never lived with them, so we are not sure how she'd do in a busy household. Abby has lived with other dogs but cares far more about human companionship than canine, and can be a bit bossy, so, she may not be a match for all other dogs. She is, admittedly, a bit spoiled, but with a dog this adorable it is hard not to be.
BAYOU - Coonhound mix, male, ~8 years, 57 lbs. What a lovable character this boy is! Our best guess is that the handsome Bayou is a Treeing Walker Coonhound/Great Dane mix, but we cannot be sure, we just know he is a tall, handsome, stately fellow. 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. Like most hounds Bayou is going to need a fenced yard as his nose often does 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.
BRUNO - All-American mix, male, 1 year, 52 lbs. Bruno is a sweet, calm dog who loves people and kids. We are really scratching our heads over his breed mix - we were told Akita/Bulldog, but personality-wise he is really much more like a Lab, a cheerful, affectionate guy. Even though he's not petite, he thinks he's a lap dog and will gladly climb up there to be petted. He will sit patiently for treats and is learning more commands in his foster home. He likes cats and other dogs too! Bruno is an amazing dog and would be a wonderful addition to any family.
DALIA - Retriever mix, female, 8-10 years, 72 lbs. Dalia's story began sadly. She was found running in the woods with her sister, emaciated and with mud and sticks caught in her fur. Her owners came forward but would not claim her. Peppertree took both girls in; her sister was able to be adopted but Dalia needed some TLC first. From the get-go, her foster family has been amazed at how gentle and sweet she is! One look at her by her humans will cause her tail to go a-thumping. She will gladly roll over for some belly rubs and is content just to lie by your feet, knowing you are there. Dalia gets along with all living creatures - cats, dogs and people; she is a gentle soul through and through! Dalia is completely housebroken and does not need to be crated. She enjoys short walks and lying on the porch, watching the neighborhood's comings and goings. Dalia does require an eye ointment every day for the rest of her life. It is inexpensive and Dalia is a good sport for it! Won't you consider giving Dalia her happy ending?
Dot the cat - Dot is a 2 year old female, short-haired cat in need of a home. She is very sweet, loves attention, and is good with kids. Dot was raised around a big dog and was comfortable with him. She recently had a litter but the kittens have been weaned and placed. All her vetting (including spay) will be done prior to placement. Please call 674-5059 or 423-1774 for more information about Dot.
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.
FRANKIE MEATBALL - Hound/Terrier mix, male, 3-4 years, ~30 lbs. Frankie was returned to Peppertree for no fault of his own. He is a very smart, medium to medium-high energy dog who loves to play. This sometimes leads to him getting over-excited, so we'd prefer to place him in a home with only older children who will understand and recognize when he needs a time out. Frankie is great with other dogs. He is house-broken and crate trained, and enjoys riding in the car. He knows some basic commands and is working on nice leash manners when out walking. Frankie is shy in new situations, but with love and patience his foster mom is helping him work through that. When he settles in, he bonds strongly to his people and is very in tune to their moods. Frankie just LOVES to snuggle.
GIA - 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. We think 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!
LAKOTA - 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 Petfinder.com.
LAKOTA Needs A Foster Home!
LOUIS - Dachshund Mix, male, 2 years, 15 lbs. Louis is a friendly and loving dog. He likes being outdoors and has a hunting instinct. He sleeps in his crate at night and is improving on his leash manners, as well as working on housebreaking. He loves having his belly rubbed and giving kisses. Louis is a handsome boy with a soft coat and beautiful brown markings. He doesn't like to share his toys or treats, though, so he needs to go to a home with older children only who will respect his "stuff".
MURRAY - Lab/hound mix, 7 yrs, ~45 lbs. Murray is a dapper fellow and an easy companion. He has excellent house manners, knows basic obedience, and loves a good walk. He has some pep in his step and would love a nice big yard to run around and sniff after squirrels in, but he also settles down inside and is happy relaxing with family. Murray is good with cats and good with respectful dogs, but he does not have patience for the antics of youngsters, be they human or canine. Murray is excellent with older children but toddlers make him nervous - they are often very loud and unpredictable, and Murray prefers predictability. Who can blame him? Murray is an easy dog to love, and there is one lucky family out there that will discover that first hand.
MURRAY Needs A Foster Home!
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.
REMINGTON - Golden/lab mix, male, 11-13 years, 60 lbs. Remington is happy spending his day looking for his next meal, getting some love, and taking a nap - repeat! He is super sweet, is respectful of cats, and housebroken. He has lived with a female senior dog and was fine with her but he is selective about his canine pals and does not do well with all. 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. 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, without kids or older children only because little ones might interrupt his naptime. Click here see more pictures of Remington on Petfinder.com.
REMINGTON Needs A Foster Home!
RUDY and JACK - Shih Tzu's, male, 6 years, 15 lbs each. This adorable pair of bookends will be sure to bring you joy and 100 smiles a day. Rudy and Jack are brothers who have been together their entire lives, and rely on each other, so, we are looking for a home that can keep them together. These boys are just handsome bundles of love that live to snuggle. They are good with other dogs and cats, and just love people. Due to their size we do not think they would be best in a home with small children. They do well at being in a crate, and do require a fenced in yard, the foster home feels it is a must.
SID - Fox Terrier mix, male, 1-2 years, 20 lbs. Sid is the sweetest dog you can imagine, who loves all the attention he can get. He would be the perfect lap dog as he loves to snuggle. He is shy in new situations, but does enjoy exploring and investigating his surroundings while on a walk. Sid is good with other dogs and great with kids young and teen-aged. We are not sure how he is with cats. Sid is not used to playing with toys, but has started to learn about them! We have not seen him around children, but in his foster home he has been great with adults. Sid does well on leash, and is good in a crate although he'd prefer to sleep at your feet or on your lap. He has only barked once, at a deer in the yard. He is a chewer, so important items need to be out of reach; meanwhile he is learning what is appropriate for him to chew (toys!) He is working on his "bathroom" habits with his wonderful foster family and making good progress.
YUKI - 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 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.
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