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Next Adoption Clinic

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 am - 4 pm

The Colonie-Guilderland Rotary Club and the Shaker Heritage Society PET EXPO, 25 Meeting House Rd, Albany, NY 12211

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 am - 1 pm

Progressive Insurance Pet Adoption Day, 1586 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12205

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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


Bella roseBELLA ROSE - Lab/hound mix, female, 6 years, 60 lbs. Bella Rose is a charming woman of few words who loves to snuggle with her people and thrives in the company of other dogs. Although she's crate trained, she doesn't require one because of her impeccable house manners. Super sweet Bella Rose gets along famously with the two male dogs in her foster home and thoroughly enjoys pack walks with neighborhood dogs. And if you're thinking about a Couch-to-5K program, Bella Rose and her greyhound-ish stride will get you into shape in no time. Because she's initially shy with people, we're looking for a quiet home with older children (12 and up), a fenced-in yard and a companion dog(s). Cats are an unknown.

Buddy boyBUDDY BOY - Beagle, male, 7, 35-40 lbs. Buddy Boy is a happy dog who is doing well in his foster home that he shares with 2 cats and another dog. He loves long walks where he enjoys looking for any furry woodland creature that may be nearby. Buddy will pull and bark when he’s hot on the trail in true beagle style to be sure you know he’s on to something. He is very food motivated and it’s helping him learn his basic obedience commands (he loves most food including fruits and vegetables – especially baby carrots.) Since joining us we have learned that Buddy Boy has Cushing’s disease and will need daily medication but this doesn’t slow him down a bit. Buddy does not like being crated and with a consistent schedule has proven to be house trained. He is learning about toys and isn’t really a fetch kinda guy, he’s more of a “finding the squeaker in a toy is like finding the prize in a box of Cracker Jacks” kinda guy. When he’s tired and had enough playtime he will let you know he’s ready to go in and would rather go lay someplace comfy inside. After all the fun and excitement of his walks and playtime – Buddy boy enjoys evenings laying by your feet while you watch TV or read a good book. Click here to watch Buddy Boy's appearance on Pet Connection!

ButtonsBUTTONS - Pekingese, male, 12 years, 10 lbs. Sweet, easygoing, and affectionate are all words that describe Buttons. He may be a senior, but he still has a bit of perkiness in his step! Buttons came to us from a NYC shelter and was very ill with pneumonia for a couple weeks, but he is a feisty spirit and managed to pull through that with lots of TLC from his wonderful foster family. He enjoys a nice nap, a good meal, and lots of attention from his people. Buttons gets along well with other dogs and is good on short leash walks. He is not completely housebroken and does wear a wrap around his middle. Also, his hearing is not what it used to be and one eye has a cataract, but he gets around just fine. He will happily sit in your lap for as long as you let him and nudge your hand for more belly scratches!

ChristopherCHRISTOPHER - Chihuahua, male, 7 years, 8 lbs. Christopher came to us with his brother, Wags McGee, as an owner surrender because prior owners were unable to care for them. While we initially believed that they were a bonded pair, they have both proven to be independent little fellows who are very sociable and love people and other dogs. Christopher is a very cheerful little guy who has controlled diabetes. He requires an insulin shot twice a day, and if you administer it while he indulges in his favorite activity of eating, he won’t even be aware of it. Christopher is paper trained and is showing signs that he could be on his way to being completely housebroken. He will go outside in the morning and if taken out several times during the day, he seems to be happy enough taking care of business in the great outdoors. Christopher is very bright and interested in everything, eager to give his humans many kisses, very affectionate. He has cataracts, but that doesn’t seem to slow him down. Christopher is, simply, a Chihuahua and a credit to his breed.

DollarDOLLAR - Plott Hound Mix, male, 3 years, 50 lbs. Dollar is a happy, intelligent, and energetic boy who is learning the routine of being part of a family. Found as a stray outside a Dollar store in TN, he has made remarkable progress learning how to be a good house guest. Because he is enthusiastic about treats, he is easy to train. He has learned "sit" and "down", and we are working on "stay" and "wait" in doggie class. He is housetrained and does well in a crate. Dollar also looks forward to his daily walks, and has very nice leash manners. Although he likes to sniff, as a hound does, he has a low prey drive. Squirrels cross his path; he glances up and continues his quest for scents. He also likes to look back to make sure his human is with him on his adventures. A fenced-in yard would be best for Dollar. He enjoys having a place to run and relax outside. Dollar needs a quiet and predictable home where he can continue his training. He is young and can get excited; a home with children over 12 would be best for this boy. If you are looking for a companion who is active and eager to join you in all group activities, come meet Dollar. Dollar is heartworm positive and being treated at Peppertree’s expense.

GumboGUMBO - Beagle/Basset mix, male, 9 yrs. old, 39 lbs. Attention beagle lovers – this is the dog for you! Found wandering in South Carolina, Gumbo is a charming and sweet natured southern gentleman who loves to be by your side. His tail is always wagging, he is good with other dogs, doesn’t seem to be interested in cats and is great on leash walks. Gumbo is very laid back and enjoys a slow pace during his walks as he is interested in meeting new people and making new furry friends. Gumbo loves to ride in the car, take long naps and to be with his person. Gumbo is deaf and a fenced in yard is required for his new home and older children would be best for him to live with, even though he does love the little ones. He does not bark due to his lack of hearing – so being a quiet beagle makes him even more appealing. A mild mannered guy with a robust mid-section, Gumbo has “Perfect Pet Companion” written all over his furry face. Please attend one of our clinics and meet Gumbo – you won’t be disappointed!

RandyRANDY - Shepherd mix, male, 2 years, ~90 lbs. Randy is the definition of a velcro dog! If you want a devoted canine shadow to follow you around and keep you company in your home, look no further. He loves to be with people, and if you are sitting he is guaranteed to come to your for a pet on the head or a scratch on his back. Randy has excellent house manners, likes his crate, does well with most dogs, and is looking for an adult only home. He is okay with cats although he thinks it can be fun to chase a cat and raid the litter box so a dog savvy cat is required. Randy knows his basic commands and is working on his leash manners, he generally walks very well unless he sees a squirrel or a bunny to chase, then he gets a bit excited! Randy is content to be an only dog, although he would likely share his home with the right dog too. Randy is used to a nice big yard and does like to be outside to play so a suburban or rural setting would be best for him.

RANDY Needs A Foster Home RANDY Needs A Foster Home!

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, 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.

Wags mcgeeWAGS McGEE - Chihuahua, male, 8 years. Wags McGee came to us as an owner surrender along with his brother/buddy Chistopher. Wags is very overweight and is presently on a strict diet to get his weight down. Otherwise, he is in very good health. He’s about 8 years old, at last check he was about 18 lbs. He should be more like 11 or 12 lbs. Wags is paper trained and is working out house training. He’s very sweet and loves affection. He is starting to enjoy his walks although around the block is the best he can do at the moment. Wags will be a lovely addition to someone’s family although small children are not recommended due to his size.

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 (15)           Last Updated: 09/10/2016 17:09:21

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.

NEENA - Mountain Cur mix, female, 2 years.

ROVER - Lab mix, 1-2 years, male, 50 lbs.

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