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Saturday, May 7, 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


AydahAYDAH - Spitz mix, female, 2 years old. Aydah is very smart and easy to train, and is eager to learn. She's an athletic girl with a medium energy level. She loves to run, and would make an excellent jogging or running partner. Afterward, she can lie on her bed calmly for hours. Aydah represents the independent spirit of the Spitz and is not much of a cuddler, more of a doer. She loves to play ball and could make a great frisbee or agility dog. She's crate trained and housebroken, and her foster mom says she's one of the smartest dogs she has ever worked with and would do really well with someone who would like to do a high level of training. Aydah will require a confident owner and a home that understands her needs and can provide structure and plenty of exercise and activities. She should not be placed in a home with children, as their busy activities and friends in and out are overwhelming to her. Aydah does well with other dogs with a proper introduction, especially males. She cannot live with cats. *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.

BiskitBISKIT - Shih Tzu, male, 10 years, 17 lbs. Biskit is a sweet, quiet boy who loves to snuggle. Found as a bedraggled stray on the streets of NYC, Peppertree has taken this sweetheart in and given him safety, medical care, and love. All he needs now is a family to call his own and his life will be complete! Biskit enjoys walks around the yard, rides in the car, and sleeping in your lap. He is very affectionate and gets along with all the dogs in his foster home. Housebroken, polite, and handsome, he is a very easy boy to love.

CashCASH - Lab mix, male, 9 months old. Cash is a sweet loving boy who enjoys being with his foster sisters, both cats and dog. Having a canine companion is very important to Cash because he can be a very shy boy and takes his cues from a confident doggy friend. He likes to play with other dogs and has a rough-and-tumble style of play. Cash can be a bit timid around men, and small children are overwhelming for him, so we'll be looking for an adult home or one with children 12 or older for him. He is an alarm-barker and will let his people know when someone is at the door by barking, but is not aggressive towards them when they come in. Cash loves his bones, but has not chewed anything that he is not supposed to. He is housebroken and crate-trained and has the most adorable underbite! Cash is a good dog looking for a forever home to help him build his trust.

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.

LyricLYRIC - Hound/Shepherd (?) mix, female, 11 years, 70 lbs. Don't let her unassuming looks and her slightly elder status fool you----this sweetie has lots of life left in her! Lyric came from North Carolina when her family was moving and couldn't take her, so she was headed for the local shelter. A couple "friends of Peppertree" intervened and transported her up north where her happy new life could begin. Lyric is housebroken and gets along wonderfully with all dogs, large and small. She is a smart girl and learns new commands easily. Lyric is interested in cats but would probably be ok with a dog-savvy one who could put her in her place! She loves people---all people---and prefers to be with them whenever she can. Since Lyric was kind of ignored in her previous home for reasons unclear to us, we believe she is simply making up for lost time! She will need a home with a securely fenced yard.

Pepper annPEPPER ANN - Lab(?) mix, female, 9-10 years, ~50 lbs. Pepper Ann is a friendly, calm girl who has good house manners and enjoys a nice walk or car ride. She gets along with cats and other dogs but is mainly focused on her people. She gets a little nervous around toddlers and so we think a home with children 12 and over is probably best for her. Pepper Ann is a happy girl, sweet and devoted, and is hoping you might want to meet her soon!

TabbyTABBY - Feist mix, female, 2 years, 40 lbs. Tabby loves other dogs! She never met a dog she has not tried to befriend, and even loves to snuggle with her canine companions (she likes to snuggle with her feline companions too, but they do not seem as willing.) Another dog in the home is very important for Tabby because she is a shy girl and a confident canine really helps her be brave, as she is not always sure about the world. We are slowly helping Tabby realize that she no longer has to worry and that the world can be a fun place but Tabby is kind of like Piglet from Winnie the Pooh, and always imagining the worst. Tabby has good house manners and is house trained, but she does need a puppy-proofed home as she will steal a shoe or a sock if she gets the chance. She is a real toy hoarder as well and all toys in the house seem to end up in Tabby's bed. If you are looking for a dog who travels and enjoys running errands then Tabby is not the dog for you, she is happiest at home with family, although sometimes even at home she can get a little overwhelmed by loud noises and she needs a safe spot to retreat to. Because of that Tabby will need an adult home, small kids are unpredictable and Tabby likes predictability! Going on walks can be very scary for Tabby, with lots of noise, cars and people, and while she is improving and will take a leashed walk in the quiet woods with canine friends, she would much rather be in her yard, playing with a canine buddy or chasing squirrels. Because of her shyness Tabby will need a home with a fenced yard and will never be a dog you can take off leash. Tabby will likely not be at many clinics as they can be busy and loud, and we are making sure Tabby's experiences outside the home are relaxing and fun as she builds confidence. 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.

Turbo tax dot comTURBO TAX DOT COM - Boxer, male, 5 years. We admit Turbo Tax Dot Com may be a silly name, but this boy is kind of a silly Boxer. When we met him words like cuddly, goofy, sweet, and smushy were mentioned. And yes, he's a boxer so we may have also mentioned dribbly, drooly and a face only a mother could love. But we quickly shushed those people because clearly they do not get boxers! This handsome fellow is good with other dogs, cats and LOVES children. Turbo Tax Dot Com is excellent in the car and has wonderful leash manners. He came to us with some health issues that needed medical attention, but he is on the mend and eager to find his forever home. Please allow us to add a disclaimer, Turbo Tax Dot Com is not a licensed tax preparer or CPA, we do not advise adopting him and letting him work on your taxes. To be perfect honest, he is not big on brains, but he is big on love. Click here to see Turbo's appearance on Pet Connection with Steve Caporizzo! *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.

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: 04/30/2016 16:04:31

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.

ARGOS - Hound mix, male, 8 years, 45 lbs.

JUSTICE - Beagle mix, male, 8 years, 52 lbs.

KELSO - Golden/St. Bernard mix, male, 10 years, 108 lbs.

MARIGOLD - Lab mix, female, 2-3 years, 50 lbs.

SAKURA - Retriever mix, female, 5 years, 48 lbs.

SNOOPY BROWN - Beagle, male, 10 years, 46 lbs.

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