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. 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.
BOONE - Lab mix, male, 3-4 years, ~40 lbs. Boone is a mild-mannered and gentle boy who came to us recently from a southern shelter, where he had been taken as a stray. He has good house manners, and gets along great with the dogs in his foster home. Cats are unknown. Boone is still learning a bit about sounds and sights out in the world that he thinks could be scary, and also learning not to be skittish of men. He walks very nicely on a leash. Boone will make some family a wonderful companion!
CAPRI - Lab/Shepherd mix, female, 1-2 years, ~40 lbs. Capri is a great pup who came up from the south a few weeks ago. When she first entered our program she was incredibly shy and fearful, but over the last few weeks she has really started to come out of her shell. Capri is sweet and affectionate. She will need someone patient and kind to help her gain her confidence, but with this love she will prove to be a loving, loyal companion. Capri enjoys time outside, chewing on bones and most of all time cuddling with a trusted human. Capri is gentle and frankly adorable as she continues to experience life and become more sure of herself.
CHINA ROSE - Pit bull mix, female, 10 years, 58 lbs. There are few souls gentler than China Rose! Her soft fur and eyes match her soft heart, and to meet her is to want to hug her. This girl was turned into a local shelter where she quickly became a staff favorite. She was friendly with everyone and an easy girl to love, but her quiet, sensitive nature left her overlooked next to the more boisterous, outgoing dogs. When our volunteers met her they quickly saw she was a true treasure and she became a Peppertree dog. China Rose is a bit shy and takes time to relax in new situations, but when she does, her golden temperament shines through. China Rose is good with other dogs and kids, cats are unknown. Her house manners are excellent and she loves to take a walk around the neighborhood or a ride in the car. She is the perfect example of an easy keeper, and will make a devoted, loyal companion to a very lucky person.
DUTCH - Shepherd mix, female, 5-7? years, 73 lbs. Dutch is a middle-aged girl who 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.
DUTCH Needs A Foster Home!
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. GIA is a stunning girl with a beautiful coat and soulful eyes, and is as devoted a dog as you can find. She would be a great hiking partner or running buddy - all she asks is to be loved. GIA is a well rounded girl who loves to play with her ball, fetch a stick, play tug or go for a swim. She knows basic obedience and doesn't need her crate since she is very good in the house. GIA is an active girl and needs a daily walk and play time. We think a quiet, calm home is best for her, as she has been through some changes lately in her living situation.Click here see more pictures and a wonderful video of GIA playing outside!
GIA Needs A Foster Home!
HOLLI - Yellow Lab, female, ~6 years, 69 lbs. Holli's foster family canít imagine a more perfect dog. She loves men, women, big dogs, little dogs, male dogs, female dogs, nice cats, grouchy cats, car rides, all toys, and all food and treats. Her only limits right now are physical. Holli has been diagnosed with ACL tears in both back legs and a meniscus tear in one of them. She will require two surgeries, about 2 months apart, which will be paid for by Peppertree. There will be a considerable rehab period after each operation. Despite the fact that she must be experiencing much discomfort, the orthopedic vet described her as a lovely dog - happy as a lark! This labby girl is a perfect example of the kind of dog Peppertree is happy to help. We are collecting donations to help pay for Holli's surgeries. If you wish to help, please click here. Her first, more involved surgery is behind her and the second scheduled for June. Because of it, and the follow-up appointments, Holli will need to be placed within an hour's drive of the Capital District.
JUDDY - Chocolate lab, male, ~10 years. Juddy is 80 lbs of love. This is a sweet boy looking for a quiet home to spend his golden years. Even though he is a mature gentleman he still has energy and enthusiasm for life, and loves to run around in the back yard almost as much as napping at his owner's feet. Juddy is looking for a new home because while he is good with children, too much activity and noise make him anxious. He would be fine with visiting children, or older children in a calm home, but he is a boy who prefers a schedule and some quiet times for naps and contemplation. He plays well with other dogs but would be just as happy as an only dog. He is fine with cats. Juddy is in good health and is working to lose a few pounds and get a bit more trim. He has good leash manners, and a couple of walks each day will help his waistline!
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!
NIMA - Lab/shepherd mix, female, 9 years, 83 lbs. Nima was surrendered to a local shelter by her owner of 9 years due to issues with their landlord. Poor Nima was just devastated by this change and was not handling it well; given her level of stress, the shelter felt she would do best in a rescue. Thus far Nima has just been the sweetest girl! Her approach is gentle, whether to people, cats or other dogs. While her foster home does not have children, we are told that she has been around kids as young as 2 and done great with them - as well as having lived with birds and rabbits, too! Nima appears to be in camouflage as a walking coffee table, but we have high hopes that this girl will shed her extra weight soon. She loves her walks and otherwise enjoys snoozing by your side or in your lap. Nima does not like crates. She can be left loose in the house although her perfect match may be a retired couple or someone who works from 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, 63 lbs. Remington is happy spending his day looking for his next meal, racing his foster sister to the back yard, getting some love and taking a nap - repeat! He is super sweet, enjoys the company of other senior canine pals, is respectful of cats, and housebroken. 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 if spring ever comes! 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, with older children only because little ones might interrupt his naptime.Click here see more pictures of Remington on Petfinder.com.
RICKY - Chow Chow mix, male, 10 years, 40 lbs. Ricky is an easy going and happy go lucky gentleman who enjoys the simple life: lounging in the sun and sleeping at your feet. He has excellent house manners, is housebroken, doesn't need to be crated, and will only jump on the couch or bed if invited. He's a sweet, slow moving boy whose hearing may not be what it used to be. Ricky will make the perfect companion in almost any environment and does great with other dogs and cats.
SIMBA - Yellow Lab, male, 9 years old, 80 lbs. Simba's last few years have been rough healthwise, but he is now on the mend and ready for the loving forever home he so deserves! Untreated environmental and food allergies left him with a painful skin infection. Now, with medical care and a carefully chosen diet, new fur has started to grow in and he will only get more handsome in the months to come. Simba loves people and is excellent with other dogs; cats are unknown. He has good house manners and would be a great addition to just about any family. His temperament exemplifies what we look for in a Peppertree dog. Because of his allergies, Simba will require a special formula food that is easily available commercially, and for a while longer he will need allergy injections.
SNOW WHITE - Chihuahua/American Eskimo mix, female, ~2 years, 14 lbs. Snow White is a sweet girl who came to Peppertree from NYC with her 3 babies. She is an amazing mother! Her puppies have all found wonderful homes and now Snow is ready for a home of her own. She is a gentle, sensitive, loving and loyal girl. She enjoys walks and the company of other dogs, and is great with cats. She is currently living in a foster home with 3 children, dogs both big and small, and 2 cats. New people make Snow White a bit nervous but she does warm up and once she does, she will love you with all her heart. She craves attention from her people, loves to be talked to and petted. She will crawl right into your lap and stay there as long as you'll allow it. She is a small girl, only 14 lbs -- so we would like to place her in a home with older children.
UNCLE JAKE - Yellow Lab, male, 14 years, 70-75 lbs. Uncle Jake is 75 pounds of pure love and affection. He loves belly rubs, short walks, rides in the car and the company of other dogs and people. He will bark when he needs to go out and roll over for belly rubs. Jake does have trouble with stairs so he will need a home without them. He is, however, able to jump up onto the couch! Jake is friendly and would truly love a home where he can get lots of attention and treats. Jakeís adoption will be considered a hospice adoption, as he has tumors that are inoperable due to their location and the risk of surgery at his age.
WALLACE - Beagle, male, 6 years, 40 lbs. Wallace is a sweet guy who gets along well with everyone including adults and small children. He is very good with other dogs, and he would probably be fine with cats. Wallace enjoys lots of affection. He also enjoys lots of treats - maybe too much! He needs to lose some weight, luckily he loves to go for regular walks. He knows some basic commands including 'sit' and 'shake'/'paw'. Wallace will make a nice companion for any family. He is a great buddy! Because beagles tend to follow their noses, a fenced yard is preferred for this sweet boy.
YUKI - Terrier/Chihuahua mix, male, 1 year, 18 lbs. Yuki is doing very well in his foster home. He is definitely too thin but has a healthy appetite and is gaining weight so we hope he will be at a more ideal weight of 20-25 lbs soon. He is playful with the male dog in his foster home and is fine with the senior female pit bull as well. He is housebroken, loves people, and people of all ages seem to love him! Yuki has a lot of charm 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. We won't place him in a home with very young 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.