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Privately-Owned Dogs Evaluated by Peppertree

The dogs are still living with their owners but need to find a new home. Each of these dogs has been evaluated by Peppertree and the descriptions are accurate based on our assessment. (We must note, however, that we do not have the detailed knowledge that we gain about dogs that are actually in the program and in our own foster homes.)

As space and time permit, we may be taking some, perhaps all, of these dogs into our program based on availability of appropriate foster homes. Our priority, however, must always be the equally-qualified dogs who are in shelters and have no more time left. In the meantime, you are encouraged to consider these dogs and to arrange a meeting if you feel they may be suitable for your home. The owner's contact information is listed below the description. (Where Peppertree has agreed to do the screening, that will be indicated.)

If you think that you might be interested in fostering one of these dogs for Peppertree, please email Whenever we are informed by an owner that a dog in this category is available to come to a clinic, a description of the dog will be included in the clinic announcement sent to all active applicants.

Neighbor's Corner dogs will be listed for 3 months. If the listing has expired and the dog is still available, it is the responsibility of the listing party to send in an updated description and information.

Please note: The dogs listed below are not yet in the Peppertree program. For information on any of the dogs listed below, please refer to the contact information that is listed in each dog's description.

CujoCUJO - Miniature Pinscher, male, 12 years. Cujo is dignified, dashing, and while his name may have you thinking otherwise, the only dangerous thing about him is how dangerously adorable he is. This senior gent loves to snuggle, enjoys a nice walk, and does well with other dogs of all sizes, his foster home currently has a chihuahua and a large hound mix. The joy of adopting an adult dog is they often come already trained. Cujo is no exception, he has excellent house manners and has basic obedience down. If you are interested in Cujo please fill out an application through Peppertree Rescue and we will forward it along to his family.

OzzieOZZIE - 5 year old Greyhound mix. Ozzie was adopted by his family as a puppy, and they were told he was an Italian Greyhound mix, well, he isn't, and, we are not sure what he is, except it is awesome! Ozzie is a sweet family dog with a lot of personality and a happy spirit that loves to run and play, but he also loves to snuggle. Ozzie is a champion napper. He is fine without a crate, and loves car rides. Maybe one of the best things about Ozzie is that he believes that everyone is a friend and everyone wants kisses! He is a happy-go-lucky fellow. Ozzie does not live with other dogs now but frequently visits his grandparents where he stays with two dogs, cats and even chickens, so he's a versatile fellow. Ozzie does well with older kids and loves toddlers, but, his love of toddlers and kisses has led to him knocking over a few small children and covering them in kisses. He is good with cats and has excellent house manners. He is a great family dog, looking for a family! If you are interested in Ozzie please fill out an application through Peppertree and we will pass it along to his family to contact you.

PrincePRINCE - Prince - 2 year old male Pit Bull mix - Do you love fetch and belly rubs? Prince does! This mushy, pushover of a dog would just love a family that does as well. Prince is house trained, crate trained, and does really well with other dogs. He is happily bossed around by his adopted mother, a 12 year old Springer Spaniel, and is very dog social. He also really loves walks, although he can be a bit strong on the leash. Prince does not get out much though and new situations, and even new people, make him a bit anxious. He's happiest at home with his tennis ball, and likes to be properly introduced to new people and things. Unfortunately due to a family member developing asthma Prince is in need of a new home. If you are interested in meeting Prince you can call 518-312-7518 and set something up with his family.

SargeSARGE - 14 month old Alaskan Shepherd. The Alaskan Shepherd is a combination of a German Shepherd and Malamute, and Sarge is truly a wonderful combination of the two - the social and easy-going nature of the malamute with the intelligence and devotion of a German Shepherd. Sarge is good with other dogs and goes almost daily to the dog park. He loves walks and meeting new people. He has had a great start to life and is in search of an active family with time to make sure the rest of his life is just as good. Sarge does well with older children but has never been around younger children, and we are not sure how he'll be with cats. While he is still very much a puppy in his enthusiastic personality, he has excellent house manners and is crate trained - he even puts himself to bed each night! Sarge's family has spent a lot of time working on his obedience and he knows lots of things, like sit, down, stay and paw. He loves to learn and while he can be a bit independent, and sometimes gets a case of puppy ADD, he really is a very well behaved fellow. Sarge's new home will need an enclosed yard as he really enjoys his time outside, and a home visit is required, as well as a veterinary reference. This handsome boy is just bursting with potential! He could be so much, from a hiking buddy, to a family pet, to even doing scent work or agility - his story has yet to be written. We know it will be something special. His owner will be handling the applications but asks that interested adopters fill out an application through Peppertree, and we will forward them along to him.

SymanSYMAN - 8 year old male beagle. Calling all Beagle lovers! Boy, do we have a beagle for you - meet Syman! Syman embodies the charm and enthusiasm of the breed, and he also really likes to give hugs and kisses. Syman has never met someone he doesn't like, dogs or people, and he is the unofficial greeter at a local storage unit where he spends a lot of time. Syman has good house manners and is a very easy going boy, however, he has never really been on a leash and definitely needs some work on leash manners. He does enjoy off-leash walks, and sniffing around a yard, or just being with his person. He's a true country beagle and a roly poly ball of love! If you are interested in meeting Syman please fill out an application through Peppertree and we will forward it along to his family.

Guest Listings

A helping hand to other rescues.

Please note: The dogs listed below are not in the Peppertree program. For information on any of the dogs listed under Guest Listings, please refer to the contact information that is listed in each dog's description.

AlbusALBUS - Lab/Shepherd mix, male, 6 years old, 76 lbs. Albus was surrendered to a local vet's office, where he had been adopted out from several years ago. Poor Albus is so confused after being with his family for so long! He lived with four children but the owners returned him as Albus is very arthritic and he growled at the children when they jumped on him. He never snapped or bit or did anything else. Unfortunately he was also never placed on supplements for his joints and had not been to the vet in over two years, so we suspect that he may have just been in too much pain to handle any more weight on his poor joints. Albus is great with other dogs and has ignored the vet's office cat. He has a medium energy level and would benefit from daily walks and some play time. Albus is getting all up to date at the vet's office, so he will be ready to begin his new life! Albus is housebroken, although he is been kenneled at night for long hours and struggles to hold it during that time. Albus would do well in a family but we recommend older children given his history. For more information about Albus, please call 279 4668. ALBUS IS AVAILABLE FOR MEET AND GREETS!

BenjaminBENJAMIN - Benjaman is approx 8, and believed to be an Egyptian Malinois. He is very smart, obedient, likes kids, not good with cats. He does get along with other dogs but to be on the safe side he would probably do better as an only dog. He can be on the protective side. He can be a protector, so he should go with an advanced human with more of a strong personality. Ben loves to run and would be great for hiking and other activities outdoors. Ben is currently in boarding where his caregiver says he is a sweetheart who deserves to live in a house and sleep on a couch or someones bed. For more information about Benjamin, call Kat at 892-8226.

Cagney and laceyCAGNEY AND LACEY - Cagney and Lacey are 10-year old tabby sisters who sadly need to be re-homed due to their owner's allergies. Separate homes were found for them but unfortunately both fell through. They are healthy cats and up-to-date on their immunizations. For more information about them, please contact Karen at

ChastityCHASTITY - LIGRR rarely takes dogs that are not Golden Retrievers, but we could simply not leave this dog in the shelter in NYC. She is 3 years old, we have done medical testing but have been unable to find any cause for her condition. If you would like to help this really sweet dog please let us know. She has gained weight and it appears that she was severely neglected. All blood work was normal. Chastity has gained some weight and looks much better. Contact us LIGRR at 516-578-3803 or email .

FreddieFREDDIE - ~ 2 years old. Pit mix with a blue fawn or blue brindle coat. Freddie has a sweet loving personality and is very happy living in a foster home instead of a shelter. He is very much enjoying having a yard to exploring and playing with his new doggie friends. He absolutely loves the water. His leash skills are not bad. He is current on all vaccinations and is neutered. Please contact Diane if interested in Freddie at

HoneyHONEY - is 7 years old and very petite. Although she is not a pure bred Golden she came in with another dog and we simply could not leave her alone in the shelter. She is a sweet girl who has lived a difficult life. She would really appreciate a loving home where she can enjoy the better things in life. For more information about Honey, contact LIGRR at 516-578-3803 or email .

NolaNOLA - is a beautiful 4 year-old Retriever/Aussie mix who was turned into a shelter in AL by her former owners who had fallen on hard times and could no longer care for her. She was adopted by a family in Endicott, NY but is finding their cats too interesting for comfort. Thus, we are now seeking a cat-free home for Nola. She is good with other dogs and gentle with children. Her adopters told us, "She is friendly, with a sweet disposition, and very loving. She is good with children. We have our 19 month old granddaughter once a week and she is fine with her. Nola doesn't chew anything except doggie toys and we have been able to leave her without a crate when we go out. She has not had any accidents in the house at all. She will make some family a fine pet." To read more about Nola and to find out how you can apply to adopt her, please see her complete bio at: Contact Donna at with any questions.

ScrappySCRAPPY - All-American mix, male, ~10 months old. Scrappy is a nice, active boy who gets along with other dogs. He is neutered and vetted. He needs some work on manners, but he is a smart boy and once he gets into a home and has a decent outlet for his energy, we expect he will settle down and be a great companion. A home with a canine companion who enjoys his rough-and-tumble style of playing would be perfect for him. This is a young dog with a lot of potential in the right home! We do not know about cats. For more information about Scrappy, email .

SugarSUGAR - Sugar (DOB 06/14) Mastiff mix with a gorgeous brindle coat. If you are looking for some extra sweetness in your life, Sugar may be your girl. She is sweet, loving and a bit of a character. When she is giving out the kisses all over your face, she occasionally likes to nibble on your ears. She knows sit, down, focus, touch, stay, come and basic command of leave it. She would be happy being an only dog or having a calm male doggie friend in her new home. She is dog friendly, but it doesn’t mean she wants to be friends with every dog. Sugar is not a high energy dog, but she does require some exercise and then she will be happy to be a couch potato. Sugar would also be good with somebody that is active because a five mile walk doesn't even phase her. She rides great in the car and loves to stop for a vanilla ice cream cone or scoop of vanilla in a dish. Watch out if you have shoes with laces because when Sugar gets excited she likes to untie them and she is quick with her skill. Chew toys are a must for her inside the home, and outside her favorite toys are sticks, rope and tennis balls. She likes to play tug a war. She enjoys playing in the water. Sugar is not happy if she doesn't have a blanket or some type of bedding at night time to sleep on. She is crate trained and has a solid athletic body - her weight is between 70 and 75 pounds. Sugar also likes children, but due to her size and her not having a real sense of her size the children would have to be older in age. Sugar's leash skills are not bad, just need some fine tuning. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. If interested in Sugar contacted Diane at

Other Dogs Available for Adoption

These dogs are not part of the Peppertree program. Either we have not had time or personnel to evaluate them, or their owners want to entirely be in charge of the placement. You should contact the person listed to learn more about the dog. Please let us know if you adopt the dog or if the description given here is misleading or significantly incomplete.

Please note: If you would like to list your dog in the Neighbor's Corner, please send an email with a description of the dog, contact information and a .jpg photo (no wider than 150 pixels) as an attachment to

Neighbor's Corner dogs will be listed for 3 months. If the listing has expired and the dog is still available, it is the responsibility of the listing party to send in an updated description and information.

There are no neighbor's dogs available at this time. Please check back again soon.
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