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.
BOONDOCK - Shepherd Mix, male, 1 year, ~45 lbs. Do you love German Shepherd traits but would appreciate a smaller size dog with less fluff? Boondock is the boy for you! He is all Shepherd in his behaviors - playful, inquisitive, smart, a nose that won't quit and loving beyond measure. A healthy, happy and sweet former stray, Boondock is excited to meet the world and some things are still new to him. His favorites include: army crawling everywhere, building piles of toys in his endless quest to find a favorite, relocating your shoes to his toy pile, lots of kisses to be sure you have no food left anywhere on your face, letting his tongue hang sideways out of his mouth, tons of playtime as he explores the world outside, and a constantly wagging tale. While he would benefit from a secure fenced yard to burn off his puppy energy, it is not required. He is housebroken and enjoys other dogs, is enthusiastic about cats, and is good with older children. Because everything is new to him, he needs some warm up time but soon shows just how much he enjoys the world. A family committed to training, slow and consistent exposure to new things, patience and reassurance as he bonds to you, will help Boondock become the loving and joyful boy you've been waiting for!
BUDDY BOY - Beagle, male, 7, 35-40 lbs. Need help getting your Fitbit buzzing? Then we have the boy for you! Buddy Boy loves long walks, especially if there is the possibility of a bunny sighting! He can even help you with your diet, happily eating baby carrots right along with you. He’s currently living with 2 cats and another dog. Buddy will playfully chase the more active cat should she run by him and he will sleep near the older mellow cat. Since joining us we have learned that Buddy Boy has Cushing’s and will need daily medication but this doesn’t slow him down. Buddy is a sweet boy that loves to be with his people. He does well in the car and is very food motivated to learn his basic obedience commands.
BUTTONS - Pekingese, male, 12 years, 10 lbs. Sweet, easygoing, and affectionate are all words that describe Buttons. He may be a senior, but he still has a bit of perkiness in his step! Buttons came to us from a NYC shelter and was very ill with pneumonia for a couple weeks, but he is a feisty spirit and managed to pull through that with lots of TLC from his wonderful foster family. He enjoys a nice nap, a good meal, and lots of attention from his people. Buttons gets along well with other dogs and is good on short leash walks. He is not completely housebroken and does wear a wrap around his middle. Also, his hearing is not what it used to be and one eye has a cataract, but he gets around just fine. He will happily sit in your lap for as long as you let him and nudge your hand for more belly scratches!
CHRISTOPHER - Chihuahua, male, 7 years, 8 lbs. Christopher came to us with his brother, Wags McGee, as an owner surrender because prior owners were unable to care for them. While we initially believed that they were a bonded pair, they have both proven to be independent little fellows who are very sociable and love people and other dogs. Christopher is a very cheerful little guy who has controlled diabetes. He requires an insulin shot twice a day, and if you administer it while he indulges in his favorite activity of eating, he won’t even be aware of it. Christopher is paper trained and is showing signs that he could be on his way to being completely housebroken. He will go outside in the morning and if taken out several times during the day, he seems to be happy enough taking care of business in the great outdoors. Christopher is very bright and interested in everything, eager to give his humans many kisses, very affectionate. He has cataracts, but that doesn’t seem to slow him down. Christopher is, simply, a Chihuahua and a credit to his breed.
COMANCHE - Beagle mix, male, 1 year, 35 lbs. Comanche is a nice little guy who likes to follow his people around and keep an eye on them. He walks nicely on a leash and also enjoys just laying down outside next to his people. He gets along well with everything, nothing really bothers this sweet little dog. Comanche likes to bark a little at random, but over all is a bundle of joy. He gets along great with both dogs and cats in his foster home.
DOLLAR - Plott Hound mix, male, 3 years, 50 lbs. Dollar is a sweet, energetic boy who has great potential for future training since he is a smart boy driven by his hound nose. He enjoys being outside taking in new smells! Dollar benefits from being in a crate when no one is home and during the night, due to his curious side. He also enjoys looking out the window and wags his tail/gets excited when he sees people and dogs outside. We are looking for a home with older children (12 and up) for Dollar. For an active home willing to continue to work on his training, he will make a wonderful companion. Dollar is heartworm positive, and being treated at Peppertree's expense.
DOLLAR Needs A Foster Home!
FAY - Spaniel(?) mix, 7-8 months old, 35 lbs. Fay is a pretty, sweet dog whose lineage we are most comfortable referring to as "All American." She loves spending time with people and thoroughly enjoys playtime and belly rubs. Still in her puppy stage, Fay has a lot of energy and tons of fun playing with the resident dog in her foster home. She can use a little patience and training to not be protective of the humans in the home if another dog is around, but this is something that time, guidance and security will improve, and already she has gotten better about it. Fay aims to please, her heart is wide open and she's ready to love on her new family for years to come!
HANNAH - Terrier mix, female, 8 YEARS, 20 lbs. Hannah is a little bundle of love who has never met a person or dog or cat she doesn't like and if you offer her a treat she will move you to the head of her list! Hannah likes to go for walks, and rides well in the car; most likely this sweetie would be happiest in a setting where someone is home much of the time just because she thrives on companionship. Hannah was surrendered to a local shelter due to her owner not being able to care for her any longer. She was in pretty rough shape with a bad skin infection and eyes from which she could hardly see because of chronic dry eye and turned-in eyelids but she has had eye surgery and did very well with that. With good vet treatment and lots of TLC from her foster mom, Hannah is now ready to move on to her forever home. You can expect to be rewarded many times over for the care you give her, with her complete love and devotion.
ROVER - Lab mix, male, 1-2 years, 50 lbs. Rover is the perfect moniker for this sweet, energetic boy who loves to run, and run fast! Rover loves people, hugs and is very outgoing. He would do well in a home with a secure, tall fence because he loves extra space to live up to his name. Rover is an enthusiastic boy with herding instincts and will be best in a household without cats. A former stray, he needs socialization and training, as some things in the world seem new to him. Slow and consistent exposure to new things will help this boy gain confidence and self-control. Rover isn’t a couch potato – if you're looking for an active pet to explore the different worlds of dog training and activities: dock diving, agility, barn hunt, herding or more, this may be the dog for you! He is a great boy with lots of possibility for anyone with the time to train him.
SAKURA (aka SAKE) - Retriever mix, female, 5 years old, 52 lbs. Sake is a sweet little girl with a lot of love. Sake came to us with some pretty severe allergies and ear infections which caused a LOT of hair loss and discomfort. Since we've been treating her she's grown back so much of her hair and she keeps growing back more on a daily basis. She is in the process of getting allergy testing, but for now is doing great on her allergy medication. Sake gets along well with the cat in the house, occasionally gets spunky and wants to play, but the cat will have none of that. She gets along well with the resident female dog in her foster home and knows sit, shake, down, and stay, and listens very well if you ask her to get down from the bed or the couch. She'll do anything for a treat, which makes it very easy to train her or give her meds. Sake will need the occasional medicated bath which she tolerates pretty well. And good treats like hot dog chunks make her like it more and more each time! Now that she's feeling better, Sake is really coming into her own. She's housebroken, does well on leash, she's the perfect medium size, and she'd love to meet YOU!
SWAYZE - Beagle, male, 10 months. Swayze's family's life is changing and he needs a new home. He is a sweet boy that loves everyone and everything. He loves to play with children and other dogs, still has puppy behaviors and energy. Swayze knows basic commands and is eager to learn for treats. He would love a family with kids to give him lots of attention and exercise. True to his beagle heritage, Swayze follows his nose and needs a physical fence. If interested, call the Peppertree hotline (518-435-7425) for more information or to meet him.
TABBY - Feist mix, female, 2 years, 40 lbs - It is true, Tabby is a home body at heart. While other dogs seem to enjoy travel and long walks on the beach Tabby would much rather stay at home and watch some TV, or maybe curl up with a good book. Tabby does not get why you would ever want to leave home when home is where you can snuggle in bed, chase after bunnies in the yard, or chew her foster mom's shoes - you know, the simple things in life! When it comes to people Tabby is a true introvert and is often overwhelmed in social situations but when it comes to dogs Tabby has never met a dog she has not tried to befriend. She even won over the heart of her cranky canine foster brother! Tabby also does very well with cats and will try to groom them if given the chance, she is not often given the chance though. Tabby will need another dog in the home as having a canine friend helps boost her confidence. Her foster brother has helped her learn to enjoy many new things, like walks in the woods, sitting for treats, and begging for roaster chicken, and has been a big support for her. Tabby has come a long way but still gets overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the world so a house that doesn't rely on walks for exercise and has a nice quiet fenced yard would be ideal for her. Tabby does require a fence because she can be shy, and because her favorite thing to do is hang out in the yard and sniff all the smells. Since Tabby prefers predictability in her life a house without children is best for her. She would do fine with visiting children but living with them every day is not for Tabby. Tabby is a sweet dog, possibly the sweetest dog her foster home has had come through their doors, and we know there is a home just waiting for her.
WAGS McGEE - Chihuahua, male, 8 years. Wags McGee came to us as an owner surrender along with his brother/buddy Chistopher. Wags is very overweight and is presently on a strict diet to get his weight down. Otherwise, he is in very good health. He’s about 8 years old, at last check he was about 18 lbs. He should be more like 11 or 12 lbs. Wags is paper trained and is working out house training. He’s very sweet and loves affection. He is starting to enjoy his walks although around the block is the best he can do at the moment. Wags will be a lovely addition to someone’s family although small children are not recommended due to his size.
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.
GRACE KELLY - Shih Tzu, female, 5 years, 11 lbs.
LEMON - Beagle, male, 10 years, 50 lbs. Receiving medical care.
NEENA - Mountain Cur mix, female, 2 years.
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