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Saturday, July 9, 2016
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Latham Petco, 664 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110

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Peppertree Rescue Dogs

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


CinnamonCINNAMON - Shar Pei mix, female, 2-3 years, 35 lbs. Cinnamon is a smart, gentle girl who loves to cuddle with her person on the couch. She gets along great with other dogs as well as cats. She enjoys walks and is good on the leash. Cinnie is housebroken and loves nothing more than to be by your side. She is learning some basic commands in her foster home. Cinnie does show a fear of men but is slowly making a little progress with that. She is now letting the boy in her foster home pet her but does get frightened if he gets excited and raises his voice, so it is still a work in progress. Cinnie does not like to be crated or be confined to a room, but the good news is that she is not destructive when left out. She is an all around great little dog who will do well in a forever home with a family that has the patience to work with her while she adjusts.

Gia, cgcGIA, CGC - Pit bull mix, female, 5 years, 50 lbs. Gia's mantra is run, jump, swim, repeat! Our exuberant and fun-loving girl enjoys dock diving, swimming, agility, jogging, fetching balls and squeak toys. Gia is a Canine Good Citizen who thinks that cuddling with her people is an Olympic sport. While she's 100% comfortable in a crate, Gia would much rather be with her humans. She enjoys being a couch potato in the house and burns off her energy outdoors. Gia gets along famously with the two male dogs in her foster home and has impeccable house manners. Some of her favorite things include peanut butter, Greek yogurt and rope toys (which are super fun!) Our sweet girl would benefit from a home that understands the energy, power and strength of Gia. Because of her strong prey drive and her self-appointed mission to rid the world of squirrels and rabbits, a fenced-in yard is required. Gia also needs a cat-free home. Click here to visit Gia's Facebook page to get to know her better! *Note: visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most of our dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

KelsoKELSO - Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees (with a dash of St. Bernard). Male, 10 years, 100 lbs. Kelso is an 8-9 year old stray from the streets of NYC who came in to Peppertree in poor shape with pneumonia and hair loss. He has made a good recovery. Kelso is the proverbial gentle giant at 100 plus pounds. He loves people and loves to be petted and to hang around with you. He is fine with other dogs though he can be a bit possessive of toys. Cats are unknown. He has no issues with children, though due to his age we would only place with children 12 and older as Kelso appreciates a quiet environment.

LeighLEIGH - Hound mix, female, 3 years old, 50 lbs. Leigh is affectionate, smart, and gentle. She loves to give kisses, cuddle on the couch and snuggle up on the foot of the bed. A quick roll on her back for some tummy rubs and she's a happy girl! Leigh is quick to learn commands and corrections. She knows sit and "shake" and is quickly picking up "leave it" and "okay". One look into her eyes and she wants to jump up and plant a big kiss on you but with a quick "down" she is sitting politely and waiting for some love. Leigh has very nice house manners and has no need to gobble up treats when they are just as yummy placed delicately in her mouth. Leigh loves car rides, she jumps right in! Her favorite spot is sitting up tall and proud in the passenger seat. She also happily uses her crate, as long as a slice of ham is involved, and remains there all night long without complaining. Leigh doesn't know a stranger and shares her bed with the cats.

QuinnQUINN - Standard Poodle, male, 11 years, 52 lbs. Quinn is a stately gentleman who was rescued from a puppy mill situation where he'd spent his entire life. Quinn is excellent with other dogs, probably has never seen a cat, and he acts as if he never saw children - he found them quite fascinating at a recent clinic. Quinn is gentle and thoughtful, and while shy of new adults and new situations, he quickly settles down and becomes politely curious. Quinn is excellent on leash and seems to have good house manners. We're not sure how he is with cats, but since he hangs out with chickens and goats without a problem, we think he'd be ok with them. Quinn is a real gentleman.

StanleySTANLEY - Hound mix, male, 1-2 years. Stanley is a sweet boy who has had a tough start in life. He is a little shy but warms up quickly. He is house trained and loves children and other dogs; cats are unknown. Stanley is a mellow boy but gets anxious when left alone, we will be looking for a home with a doggie friend to keep him company. He loves to play with his toys, go for a walk, or take a nap in the sun.

TabbyTABBY - 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.

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 (4)           Last Updated: 06/23/2016 20:06:25

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.

ARABELLA - Retriever, female, 3-4 years.

BUTTONS - Pekingese, male, 12 years, 10 lbs.

GRETEL - Retriever, female, 2-3 years.

HANNAH - Terrier mix, female, 19 lbs.

LADYBUG - Chihuahua, female, 13 years old, 6 lbs.

SAKURA - Retriever mix, female, 5 years, 50 lbs.

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