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Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Latham PetSmart, 609 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110

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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


BoboBOBO - Pit Bull mix, male, 8 years, 80 lbs. Bobo's paperwork calls him a pit bull terrier mix, but the subtle spots in his coat make us wonder if he may have some American Bulldog ancestry instead. Whatever he is, he has not even met you and he already loves you, do you want kisses? He likes to give kisses! He also likes walks, snuggling on the couch, and having new people come and meet him for pets. Sometimes he still gets excited and might jump a little but he tries very hard to remember to keep four on the floor and mostly does, but, people are so very exciting he just cannot always remember! He does well with kids but because of his size he may do best with older kids, or at least sturdy ones! Bobo has great house manners and while he does sometimes like to sleep in his crate he is great loose in the house and does not need one. He also is good on walks, and really is a very easy dog to have in your home, he knows all the rules already! Bobo has never lived with cats and he does like to chase things outside so we're not sure how he would do, but he is happy to meet any feline companion to see if they can get along. Bobo is a regular at a doggy day care facility and he does well with the other dogs there but he has never had to share a house or toys with another dog and will likely need to meet any potential canine companion, we suspect a mellow female would likely be the best fit for him. Sometimes Bobo's enthusiasm can get him carried away and he needs to be reminded to take a break with other dogs, but most of the time he is a mellow fellow himself. Bobo was placed by us when he was a puppy, and unfortunately due to circumstances out of anyone's control he had to be returned. He has been in a loving home and seems to expect only good from everyone he meets. To meet Bobo is to love him, truly!

DarbyDARBY - Hound mix, male, 3 years, 48 lbs. Darby is a three year old hound mix from Tennessee. He is an enthusiastic, curious affectionate boy who loves his foster family, their friends and neighbors. Darby loves to wrestle and play chase games with other dogs, loves to nap during car rides, is crate trained and housebroken. After a fun day, he loves to sleep in your lap on the sofa. Darby is working on a variety of house manner skills. He has quickly learned to sit before being served his supper bowl. Life here in the northeast seems to have presented many new things to Darby that he may not have previously been exposed to, such as television, doors, and stairs. It is fun watching him as he enjoys learning how to adjust to a more domestic life and it is recommended that Darby live in a house that can provide him with a good balance of structure and fun activity.

EmalieEMALIE - Hound mix, female, 5-6 years, 59 lbs. Emalie is a sweet hound mix who sadly lost her owner recently and needs a new home. She is spayed, rides nicely in the car and has good leash manners. Emalie is good in the house and doesn't need to be crated. Cats are unknown. Emalie is not much of a barker (except for a happy "hello!") and is friendly with people and most dogs. This long-legged gal can jump a 4' fence, so while a fence is not required if her new family plan to provide sufficient exercise by leash walking, if her adopters do plan to let her out in a fenced area, it will need to be securely fenced.

Luna lovegoodLUNA LOVEGOOD - Lab/Pit Bull mix, female, 11 years, 44 lbs. Sweet Luna Lovegood was surrendered to a NYC shelter as her long-time owner was moving. She is curious, excited about the world, and affectionate. She walks well on a leash and doesn't stray far when off-leash. Luna enjoys attention but also loves lounging on a soft bed. She is friendly with new people but doesn't get overexcited or jump up. She's housetrained and has nice house manners. In her former home, we are told that Luna was friendly with all, playful and tolerant with young children and good with other dogs.

NormanNORMAN - Hound/pointer mix, male, 7 years, 60 lbs. Norman is a gentle soul who loves, loves, loves people. His tail starts wagging from the moment he spots you and won't stop to even sit down. Norman has beautiful house manners and loves his daily walks. He enjoys exploring the outdoors, and while a fence would be helpful because of his hound nose, it is not required. Norman lives with cats and older children. He is ok with small children visiting, but would prefer a quiet home without little ones always around. His foster mom feels he was definitely someone's beloved pet, as his house manners are lovely and she says he gives the most gentle kisses while he inches ever so closer to you. The changes since he came to Peppertree have been a lot for him, so a home with consistency and calm may help him settle in more quickly. Norman has plenty of energy for those wanting a wonderful outdoor partner but also loves his snuggle time on a warm dog bed. He is a wonderful dog for those looking for a 'ready-to-go' partner.

PiratePIRATE - Min Pin, male, 3 years, 18 lbs. Pirate is a happy little guy and champion snuggler who loves to be with people. He also likes to "play box" with his people while standing on his hind legs - it's super cute! Pirate enjoys the simple things in life like ear rubs, peanut butter and plain Greek yogurt. Our handsome boy enjoys spending time trotting around the backyard with his two senior male foster brothers. Pirate would do well in a home with one or more lower energy canine companions. He's paper trained and is housebroken when kept on a regular schedule. He will happily jump into his crate on command. Pirate has high blood pressure that's easily controlled with inexpensive medication that he receives twice a day. He has slightly impaired vision due to a suspected stroke, but gets around the first floor of his house just fine. Pirate should live in an experienced, quiet, adult-only home with a fenced-in yard accessed by no more than one step. Cats are an unknown.

RoverROVER - Lab mix, 1-2 years, male, 50 lbs. Rover is an energetic young dog who loves playing with his best dog friend, chasing sticks in the back yard, and snuggling on the couch in the evening. Roverís foster mom reports that he is quite a character and keeps them laughing with his antics and adventures. His favorite toy is a found volleyball that he throws around the yard to chase, He will do anything for a treat, and he likes to sneak up onto the couch to be your 50 lb lap dog. Rover has good house manners and is crate-trained, knows basic commands, sits and waits for his food, and does well with other dogs if given the chance for a proper introduction. Rover is learning not to pull while on leash and is doing well with his Halti harness, but he does still get excited over the squirrels and would love a yard with lots of them to chase. Because of his desire to chase, Rover is not able to live with cats and needs an adult-only home. A big fenced-in yard would be the best setting for this boy so he can run and play outdoors, and he thrives in a predictable environment where he knows what to expect and what is expected of him. Although Rover is content as an only dog we feel he would happily share a home with the right companion. Rover is looking for a loving, active home where he can balance his desire to run and play with lots of routine.

Sakura (aka sake)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!

TabbyTABBY - Feist mix, female, 3 years, 40 lbs. It is true, Tabby is a homebody at heart. While other dogs seem to enjoy travel and long walks on the beach Tabby would much rather stay at home and eat microwave popcorn, or maybe curl up with a good toy to chew. Tabby does not get why you would ever want to leave home when home is where her bed and toys are, plus the yard is fun to play in, and the yard has bunnies to chase! Tabby is a true introvert and is often overwhelmed in social situations but when it comes to dogs she has never met a dog she has not tried to befriend. Tabby finds dogs much less overwhelming than people which is one of the reasons why she will need a home with another dog. 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 does require a fence because of her shyness, and because her favorite thing to do is hang out in the yard and sniff all the smells. Since Tabby prefers predictability and quiet 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.

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 (9)           Last Updated: 01/19/2017 20:01:54

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.

FINNIAN - Pomeranian/Chi mix, male, 3-4 years, 10 lbs.

JUDGE - Rat Terrier, male, ~10 yrs, 15 lbs.

NEWTON - Beagle/Lab?, male, ~8 yrs, 35 lbs.

NIKKI - Beagle, female, 17 yrs, 28 lbs.

ROSEY - German Shepherd mix, female, 12 years, ~56 lbs.

TATOR - Mix, female, 10 years, 55 lbs.

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