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Saturday, March 14, 2015
11 am - 1:30 pm

Latham Petco, 664 New Loudon 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

Adirondack girlADIRONDACK GIRL - Beagle/Shepherd mix, female, 10 years, ~40 lbs. ADIRONDACK GIRL (known as ADI in her foster home) is a medium-sized, 10 year old beagle/shepherd mix. She was surrendered by her family due to a move when they could not take her along due to landlord constraints. She is a bit shy with people at first and is fine with other dogs, though so far she doesn't wish to play with her canine foster brother. ADI is very people-focused and sociable when people come to visit, a bit hesitant at first, but then she canít resist the offered pets and treats. She would make a wonderful addition to almost any home.

ChaunceyCHAUNCEY - Shih Tzu mix, male, 4 years, 17 lbs. CHAUNCEY is an adorable dog who is doing well in his foster home. He loves his squeaky toys and loves to play fetch. He is working on housebreaking and crate-training, and is great on the leash. CHAUNCEY plays nicely with his foster mom and doesn't mind when she takes a toy away from him. He seems to be good with most dogs, provided they have a proper introduction.

GiaGIA - 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.

GIA Needs A Foster Home GIA Needs A Foster Home!

HadenHADEN - Pointer mix, male, 2-3 years, 58 lbs. HADEN is a very sweet, playful, and social dog. Each time he meets a new person, he either wants to kiss them or sit on their lap! HADEN gets along great with his foster brother and they love to play in the snow together. He does pretty well with the kitten in his foster home and likes to play with her, but still learning about proper dog-kitten manners and might need a refresher course if he goes to live in a home with cats. He is crate trained and for the most part housebroken. HADEN is an awesome dog and would most likely do well in any home. He is heartworm positive and will be treated at Peppertree's expense.

HappyHAPPY - Pomeranian/Papillon? mix, 8 yrs, 14 lbs. HAPPY was taken to a NYC shelter as his family moved and could not take him. Despite the stress and change he's experiencing, he is a sweet little guy. HAPPY wants nothing more than to be near his family. He is good with all dogs and his previous owner stated he is good with cats. He has lived with children and is fine with all. HAPPY appears to be housebroken, does his business immediately when outside. He enjoys his cozy little bed, and especially being close to people. HAPPY is a well behaved boy who will make very good company!

JazzyJAZZY - Dachshund/Chihuahua mix, female, 3 years, 12 lbs. JAZZY is settling in very well to her foster home. They report that she is good with other dogs and cats, and likes to give humans and other animals lots of kisses. JAZZY loves to cuddle and play with balls, and absolutely LOVES children - she had a play date with three kids 7 and under and was in heaven. She is a great jumper, and while that would make her an excellent candidate to do agility, she might be too exuberant for a small child who tends to be a little shy around dogs. JAZZY doesn't bark unless another dog riles her up, and when she does it's not yappy, she has a surprisingly deep bark for a little girl. She really seems to enjoy her foster sister's company and following her around and taking cues from her, so we're hoping that this good example will help with housebreaking. JAZZY has been outside off leash at her foster home and she stays nearby and isn't interested in going anywhere else.

LakotaLAKOTA - 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

MapleMAPLE - Black Mouth Cur Mix, female, 4 years, 45 lbs. MAPLE was a stray from NYC and was underweight until Peppertree took her in. She has had some health issues, but with a treatment plan and some TLC she's now feeling great! She has a very sweet disposition and her foster mom says she is a "big love". MAPLE enjoys playing with her canine foster sister and is great with cats. She loves the resident 15-year-old kitty even though she's a little too old to play with! MAPLE is housebroken, has a moderate energy level, and is good when left alone. Most of all, she wants to find a family to call her own and to shower with love and kisses!​ Click here see more pictures of MAPLE on

RemingtonREMINGTON - 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, has no food aggression, enjoys the company of other senior canine pals, is respectful of cats, and is mostly housebroken. 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.

Severide, cgcSEVERIDE, CGC - Australian Shepherd Mix, male, ~1 year, 44 lbs. SEVVY is a handsome, sweet boy, who has just earned his Canine Good Citizen certificate! Heís full of life and loves to play tag with other dogs, swim, or just run around in the yard. SEVVY loves to go on walks and makes a great running partner! Inside, he is a bit shy. It seems as if he never had much experience living indoors but he is housebroken and is making great strides in feeling more and more comfortable with being indoors. SEVVY will need a family that will continue to encourage and care for him as he learns what living inside is all about. He cannot hear but it certainly doesnít hold him back from doing the same things as a typical dog. Heís eager to please and knows some basic commands (using hand signals.) SEVVY is good with cats. Since SEVVY cannot hear, we prefer a home with a fenced in yard for his own safety. Click here to see more pictures of SEVERIDE on

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 (11)           Last Updated: 03/01/2015 20:03:41

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.

BROWNIE - Hound mix, female, adult. Coming soon and will be evaluated in a foster home.

COLBEY - Tree Walking Coonhound/Lab mix, male, 1 1/2 years, ~50 lbs.

FRANKIE MEATBALL - Hound/Terrier mix, male, 3-4 years. Returned to Peppertree for no fault of his own and being evaluated in a foster home.

HOLLI - Yellow Lab, female, 8 years, 69 lbs. Just arrived and will be receiving medical care.

JAYDA - Collie mix, female, ~1 year. Just arrived from a Southern shelter and being evaluated in a foster home.

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