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.
CONUNDRUM (Connie) - German Shepherd mix, female, 8 years. Connie came to Peppertree from a NYC shelter and is a very loveable girl! She wants to be with her people, whether on-leash or off. She seems to be fine with other dogs. Connie is a great dog just looking for a family to love. Click here see more pictures of Conundrum on Petfinder.com.
COPPER - Beagle, male, 2 yrs, 36 lbs. Copper and his sister Foxie (see below) recently arrived at Peppertree Rescue because their owner could no longer care for them. Copper is a friendly and affectionate dog who enjoys the company of people as much as other dogs. He is ok with dog-savvy cats. He is not much of a barker unless you have a treat that he wants! Copper is housebroken, enjoys cuddling on the couch with his foster mom, loves to go for walks, and is young enough to learn basic commands as he only knows "speak". Copper is an easy dog to care for and is hoping for a loving home of his own. He will be happy as an only dog or living with others.
DELTA - Retriever/possibly Border Collie mix, female, ~1 year old. Delta and her sister DAWN (below, "Also in program") were semi-feral and terrified of all people and everything in life except other dogs - when they first arrived. They are improving dramatically, and Delta is now ready for her forever home. She will still need patience and slow introduction to things, but she has a glowing spirit and love of life and sense of impishness that will, with time, make her a very exceptional and fun companion. She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES other dogs, but she's afraid of cats. However, she's slowly coming to terms with her foster home's extremely self-confident feline, so placement with the right one is a possibility. Delta appears to love children but she's very much a child herself and would not understand that toys, books, shoes,and socks weren't playthings meant to be shared and chewed upon! There is also concern that if allowed to get loose she might panic and bolt, so we are looking for a home without young children. She is 100% house-trained with a dog door and smart as a whip, so she would learn the right signals quickly. Delta is still uncomfortable with people approaching her and reaching to touch her, but once she trusts you, she will come TO you and seems to love being petted. Life with Delta is really an unending wonder.
EMMALINE - Lab?/Beagle? mix, female, 2 years, 36 lbs. Emmaline is one of our most recent arrivals from Georgia. She is approximately 2 years old and 36 lbs. of sweetness. If her tail was a car, she would have been pulled over for speeding! Always happy, always ready and anxious to please! She is housebroken, gets along fine with the other 2 dogs in her foster home. She is a submissive girl. We don’t know for sure what her breed mix is, but she probably has some lab in her with a touch of beagle. She is fine in the crate and is quiet overnight. She walks nicely on a leash, and rides well in the car. She will make an attentive and loving companion. Cats are an unknown. She is heartworm positive and is being treated at Peppertree’s expense.
FOOTSIE - Collie mix, female, 8 years, ~50 lbs. Footsie is an approximately 8 year-old gentle beauty who was found as a stray in NYC. She was lucky to have been taken in by Peppertree, as she became quite ill with pneumonia shortly after her arrival. With lots of TLC she has recovered and is enjoying life in her foster home. She gets along fine with the resident Cocker Spaniel and enjoys following him around. Though she appears to have some hearing loss she responds to hand signs and is always ready for a pet or walk. Footsie is sweet, friendly, and has great “house manners.” She is nervous meeting new dogs out in public, but her foster mom is helping her to become a little more comfortable with that. Footsie is a quiet loving companion who will brighten anyone’s life! Click here see more pictures of Footsie on Petfinder.com.
FOXIE - Beagle, female, 2 years, 29 lbs. Foxie is a playful, affectionate girl who loves people and other dogs (and likes to chase cats!) She is not a big barker, but she does dig. Foxie is house trained, well behaved, and the best snuggler.
Hans - German short-haired pointer, female, 9 years. Hans came to rescue when her owner had to move to an assisted living facility. She has always been a well loved pet and has adjusted easily to her busy foster home. She is good with other dogs and children but can't live with cats. She's active and enjoys to be with you but does settle well and is generally a quiet companion. She is the kind of turnkey dog who would do well in just about any home.
HERMAN - Shep/lab mix, male, 8 years old, 50 lbs. Herman is a friendly boy who was found on the streets of NYC as a stray. He loves people and is always interested in what is going on! Herman walks nicely on a leash, and gets along well with other dogs; cats are unknown. This lovable guy is just waiting for a home to call his very own. Won’t you take a second look at him? Click here see more pictures of Herman on Petfinder.com.
JUDE - Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, male, ~6 months, 31 lbs. Jude is an angel! He recently arrived from one of our shelter partners, and his foster family is so impressed with him. He adores all people, especially the little ones! He is a very mellow, soft puppy who wants to be with you, wherever you are. He may seem serious at first, but don't let that fool you! When he's not giving kisses or trying to prove his undying devotion by following faithfully at your heels, Jude is a goofy boy who likes to play with other dogs and carry his ball. He is still baffled by that whole "fetch and retrieve" thing, however. He is great with other dogs large and small, cats are unknown. He is crate-trained and very quiet. With a little training and guidance, Jude will make someone a wonderful companion.
LEELEE - Hound mix, female, 6 years old, 60 lbs. LeeLee will melt your heart with her soulful amber eyes. She is an extremely bright dog and will learn lessons quickly. She would be so happy as the only pet so that she alone can soak up all your love and attention, but she also gets along well with other dogs. LeeLee is a low to moderate energy dog. Taking her on daily walks would be quite sufficient exercise--she loves her long naps. She cannot live with cats. She was raised from a pup by a family that had to give her up due to health reasons. LeeLee is a sweet and tender girl who needs a wonderful home to call her own. Click here see more pictures of LeeLee on Petfinder.com.
LILO - Pug/Basenji mix??, female, 3 years old, 25 lbs. Lilo came to Peppertree because of allergies in the family. Her owner assures us that she is a "perfect dog" and they would keep her if they could. Truth be told, we're not sure what Lilo is, but whatever she is, she's adorable!! She has a gorgeous brindle coat and four white socks. This sweetheart is excellent with all people, including children, and gets along with other dogs. She is also good with cats. She's housebroken, crate-trained, quiet, walks well on the leash...what more can we say? Lilo is just an all-around great dog! Any family would be lucky to have her.
LINDEN - Hound/lab mix, male, 6-8 years. LINDEN is a friendly and happy boy who was found as a stray in Brooklyn. He loves other dogs and is OK with the cats in his foster home. Linden was obviously someone’s loved pet at one time as he is very comfortable in a home and he knows some basic commands. Linden has a heart condition that does not require medication at this time and it doesn’t seem to affect his great enjoyment of life!
MERLIN - Jack Russell terrier/Chihuahua mix, male, 4-5 years, 13 lbs. Merlin is the ultimate companion dog! He excels at lap-warming and keeping other dogs company. He is housebroken and doesn't like being crated - fortunately he doesn't need to be confined as long as he has his doggy companion when you leave him. He does worry when left alone, though, and has been known to bolt through a casually opened door to find his special person or canine friend. Merlin is shy at first but soon warms up and wants to be your best friend. His foster home is working on leash-walking with him, but he is much more of a couch potato than a jogging or hiking partner. Merlin rides nicely in the car and just really wants to be with his family at all times. We would like to see him go to a home with confident dog to help him feel comfortable when his people have to leave him alone.
MOCHA - Poodle/doxy mix, female, 12-14 years, 12 lbs. Mocha has the sweetest temperament and is also friendly and affectionate. She gets along well with the household pets (2 dogs and a cat) and all the humans who have stopped by to visit. Mocha is mostly blind and uses her nose and her ears to navigate new territory with her happy tail showing her openness to each new adventure. Mocha is working hard on her house training. She loves her treats, is eager to please and trusting of her care givers. When she attends adoption clinics Mocha becomes a shy girl, but we have uploaded a short video of Mocha in her foster home to youtube to show what a happy girl she is in familiar surroundings. Click here see more pictures of Mocha on Petfinder.com.
NICHOLAS - Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound?? Mix, Male, 1 year old. Nicholas is a very sweet, loving, affectionate pup! With his curly-Q tail how could he not melt your heart? He is energetic and playful and loves his toys and treats. After a nice walk or activity he settles down nicely by your feet - or in your lap if you let him! He sleeps quietly in his crate all night, walks well on a leash, and rides nicely in the car. He is working at learning to potty in appropriate places - outside! Nicholas is heartworm positive and will be treated at Peppertree's expense. We will also arrange for his neutering once his heartworm treatment is complete.
ROBINSON - Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, male, 6 years old, ~75 lbs. Robinson is fully housebroken, knows most basic commands, and has an enthusiastic personality punctuated by a constantly wagging tail. He is friendly with other dogs and loves to play, greeting everyone as a new potential best friend. He seems keenly interested in cats and we think he needs to be placed in a home without them. Robinson travels very well in the car and loves going new places. He is working on leash manners in his foster home, as he is a very strong boy and he does pull on the leash a bit. Robinson is young at heart and enjoys walks and play time, but is not overly demanding, happy to play in his yard. If you are busy he will happily burn off energy chasing after squirrels, but he also appreciates having someone to throw a ball for him. Robinson has lived with two young children but as he is a bit older now and doesn't like to be startled, we think he would be best in a home with children over 10. Friendly and loyal, Robinson is the perfect combination of a dog who likes to take walks and play, but then spend the night laying at your feet. Click here to visit Robinson's Facebook page!
ROCCO/ROCKY - Lab mix, male, 8 years. Rocco was unfortunately returned to Peppertree through no fault of his own. He is a very sweet boy who is trying to figure out how this happened. He is sweet, mellow, loves petting, loves going for walks. He gets along with everyone; cats, dogs and people. He is totally housebroken. He had skin problems and hair loss, which we think were a result of a food allergy. He is now doing well on grain-free food and a fish oil supplement. Click here see more pictures of Rocco on Petfinder.com.
SGT. PEPPER - Border Collie Mix, male, 3 months, 25 lbs. Sgt. Pepper is an absolute sweetheart. Recently up from Georgia, he is learning what it is like to live with a family. Sgt. Pepper is a ball of fluff, who is happy, cuddly and eager to please. He is still a puppy - so he can be slightly mouthy, but in general he is excellent with children, adults, dogs and cats. He enjoys playing, and is working hard to learn how to walk on a leash. He has an excellent temperament and will make a great companion to a committed family.
SNAGGLE - Pug/Peke mix, male, 7 years, 15 lbs. SNAGGLE is a handsome little guy that pretty much keeps to himself. He likes to trot around the yard in the fresh grass. He gets along with big dogs, little dogs and cats. Kids are unknown at this time. He is a sweet boy that can be a little grumbly when picked up, but has never shown any aggression. He would love to have a home to call his own where he would get all the attention... Guaranteed to make you smile every time you look at him!
STELLA - St. Bernard, female, 3 years. Poor Stella was surrendered by her owners heartworm positive and needing orthopedic surgery. She is a beautiful girl inside and out! She has completed her heartworm treatment and is now recuperating from her major orthopedic surgery. Stella is fortunate to have wonderfully dedicated foster parents who have seen her through these challenges, and now she is ready for her forever home. Stella will do best living on one level with carpeted floors. Even after she finishes recuperating, a step or two to go out is all that should be asked of her. Stella loves everyone and is fine with other dogs and with cats. She is a very happy girl who loves to be with her people. Click here see more pictures of Stella on Petfinder.com.
TALLULAH - Pit bull mix, female, young. Tallulah is an approx. 1 yr old pit bull who is a very happy girl! She loves all people and is very submissive with them. As is typical of her breed, she is best with dogs of the opposite sex, so we would like to see her in a home with a canine “brother” with whom she could run and play and blow off steam. Tallulah likely would do fine as an only dog (how she is w/ cats is unknown) as long as her human companion is able to give her plenty of exercise with jogging, hikes and play. Click here see more pictures of Tallulah on Petfinder.com.
TALLULAH Needs A Foster Home!
TIKI - Chihuahua mix, female, 1 year, 12 lbs. Tiki is a wonderful, loving little girl who enjoys attention. She is very regal with a beautiful, sleek black coat, white chest, three white paws and a curly tail. She is good with people and other dogs; cats unknown. Tiki rides well in the car and is crate trained. She is an energetic girl who loves to run around with other dogs. She enjoys walks and does well on the leash. Tiki will make some lucky person very happy.
WILLA - Hound mix, female, adult, ~40 lbs. Willa is a pretty and friendly girl who rides nicely in the car. She seems to prefer the company of male dogs - would like to be the queen bee! She is heartworm positive and will be treated at Peppertree's expense.
WILLA Needs A Foster Home!
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.
BARNEY - Beagle, male, ~5 years, 30 lbs. In hospice care in a foster home.
DAWN - Flatcoat mix, female. Just arrived from GA with her sister Delta.
HERB - New to Peppertree and receiving medical treatment in a foster home.
NORA - Lab mix, female, adult. Will be available as soon as her pups are old enough to leave her.
SPIKE - Bulldog mix, male, 1½ years. Recent owner surrender, being evaluated in a foster home.
ZOEY LYNN - Beagle, female, 8 years, 25 lbs. Receiving medical care.
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