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.
BAYOU - Coonhound mix, male, ~8 years, 57 lbs. What a lovable character this boy is! Our best guess is that the handsome Bayou is a Treeing Walker Coonhound/Great Dane mix, but we cannot be sure, we just know he is a tall, handsome, stately fellow. True to his hound roots Bayou will sing to you if you ask, and he is vocal when he is excited, which is part of his happy charm. He does get excited when he sees other dogs and wants to greet them, so be prepared for a melodic walk if you live in a busy area. Bayou has a way of making his presence known, but when he plays with other dogs he is appropriate and social. Like most hounds Bayou is going to need a fenced yard as his nose often does his thinking, and while he is good on leash he is strong and prone to following his nose. However, when it comes to people there are few dogs more lovable and gentle then Bayou; he especially enjoys children. He is a sweet soul who is very eager to make his family happy.
DUTCH - Shepherd mix, female, 5-7? years, 73 lbs. Dutch is a middle-aged girl who likes a walk or a game of fetch, followed by a nap! She is house-trained and excellent with people. She has lived with young children and was fine with them. Dutch has good leash manners and is great riding in the car. She is ok with some dogs but not all, and she would probably love not to have any competition for her adopter's affections. We do not think she would be good with cats.
DUTCH Needs A Foster Home!
FRANKIE MEATBALL - Hound/Terrier mix, male, 3-4 years, ~30 lbs. Frankie was returned to Peppertree for no fault of his own. He is a very smart, medium to medium-high energy dog who loves to play. This sometimes leads to him getting over-excited, so we'd prefer to place him in a home with only older children who will understand and recognize when he needs a time out. Frankie is great with other dogs. He is house-broken and crate trained, and enjoys riding in the car. He knows some basic commands and is working on nice leash manners when out walking. Frankie is shy in new situations, but with love and patience his foster mom is helping him work through that. When he settles in, he bonds strongly to his people and is very in tune to their moods. Frankie just LOVES to snuggle.
GIA - Pit bull mix, female, 4 years, 50 lbs. GIA is a happy, silly girl who loves long walks, fetching balls, squeak toys, swimming and car rides. She gets along nicely with the two male dogs in her foster him. GIA is a wonderful house guest and is crate trained, although she doesn't require crating because of her impeccable house manners. GIA is a medium-energy girl, who just needs a daily walk and some play time. We think a quiet, calm home with older children or just adults would be best for her. Cats are an unknown. Click here see more pictures and a wonderful video of GIA playing outside!
JUDDY - Chocolate lab, male, ~10 years. Juddy is 80 lbs of love. This is a sweet boy looking for a quiet home to spend his golden years. Even though he is a mature gentleman he still has energy and enthusiasm for life, and loves to run around in the back yard almost as much as napping at his owner's feet. Juddy is looking for a new home because while he is good with children, too much activity and noise make him anxious. He would be fine with visiting children, or older children in a calm home, but he is a boy who prefers a schedule and some quiet times for naps and contemplation. He plays well with other dogs but would be just as happy as an only dog. He is fine with cats. Juddy is in good health and is working to lose a few pounds and get a bit more trim. He has good leash manners, and a couple of walks each day will help his waistline!
LAKOTA - 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 Petfinder.com.
LAKOTA Needs A Foster Home!
LILY KING - Black Lab, female, 4 years, 99 lbs. Lily is a great girl and such a cuddle bug! She loves to play and run around, at any given time she will pick up a chew toy and get a game of fetch going! Lily loves to be around people and other dogs. She'd like to chase the cat in her foster home, but she might do OK with a dog-savvy cat who will stand its ground.
ODIE - Chihuahua mix, male, ~10 years. Odie likes snuggling and cuddling, and is quite the talker. He barks when he gets excited in typical chihuahua fashion. He is good with other small dogs, but likes to be the one in charge so submissive canine companions would be best for him. He will do best in a quiet house without small children, as he does get overwhelmed at times when the house is busy. He is fine with cats that are dog-savvy and not in his face. Odie has cherry eye, and he is given daily eye drops for it.
PAIGE - Australian Shep mix, female, 8 years. Paige is a gentle sweet girl with perfect house manners who just wants to be with her people. She loves attention and soaks up your affection like a sponge. She enjoys other dogs and will play for short bouts, although a little patience is required of her canine housemates because Paige is blind, and her inability to see means she occasionally walks right in to them head-on! Paige perks up and wags when the cat comes around and would probably chase, but loses the cat very quickly as she can't see where he's gone! She is perfectly housebroken. She is a calm dog with a med-low energy, likes to sleep but also loves her walks.
SNOW WHITE - Chihuahua/American Eskimo mix, female, ~2 years, 14 lbs. Snow White is a sweet girl who came to Peppertree from NYC with her 3 babies. She is an amazing mother! Her puppies have all found wonderful homes and now Snow is ready for a home of her own. She is a gentle, sensitive, loving and loyal girl. She enjoys walks and the company of other dogs, and is great with cats. She is currently living in a foster home with 3 children, dogs both big and small, and 2 cats. New people make Snow White a bit nervous but she does warm up and once she does, she will love you with all her heart. She craves attention from her people, loves to be talked to and petted. She will crawl right into your lap and stay there as long as you'll allow it. She is a small girl, only 14 lbs -- so we would like to place her in a home with older children.
UNCLE JAKE - Yellow Lab, male, 14 years, 70-75 lbs. Uncle Jake is 75 pounds of pure love and affection. He loves belly rubs, short walks, rides in the car and the company of other dogs and people. He will bark when he needs to go out and roll over for belly rubs. Jake does have trouble with stairs so he will need a home without them. He is, however, able to jump up onto the couch! Jake is friendly and would truly love a home where he can get lots of attention and treats. Jake’s adoption will be considered a hospice adoption, as he has tumors that are inoperable due to their location and the risk of surgery at his age. He will not be attending clinics for a while, so please submit an application if interested in this sweet boy. A meeting can be arranged with his foster mom.
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.
BIG RED - Lab/Golden mix, male, 10 years, 79 lbs. New to Peppertree and being evaluated in a foster home.
BRUNO - Bulldog mix, male, 1 year, 65 lbs. Will be arriving from a Tennessee shelter and be evaluated in a foster home.
DAGGETT - Husky/lab/terrier? mix, male, 3 years, 55 lbs. Coming to Peppertree soon from another rescue and will be evaluated.
KHLOE - Black lab, female, 4 months. Just arrived and receiving medical care.
MY BUDDY - Golden Retriever, male, 11 years, 100 lbs. New to Peppertree and receiving medical care.
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