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 email@example.com. 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.
COOPER - Husky mix, male, 2 yrs old. Cooper is looking for a home because his mom is not well and can not take care of him much longer. He is quite shy when you first meet him and takes time to warm up to new people, but once he's comfortable with you he will be your best friend, happy to cuddle and play. You can't help but smile when he turns on the charm with an ever-so-cute head tilt, showing off the freckles on his nose. Cooper is very healthy and needs room to run to get in some much needed exercise, he has been a city dog but is longing to stretch his legs in a nice big yard. Cooper is great with kids, even those who are young, and other dogs, but not cats. Cooper is house-trained and has excellent house manners, but he is not used to walks and while he walks well with his special harness, he can be a bit overwhelmed in busy settings and needs time to get to know a new place. To meet Cooper is to love him, he wears his heart on his sleeve and is devoted to his people, he would make an awesome buddy for someone! If you are interested in meeting Cooper, contact Becky at 518-337-3954 or firstname.lastname@example.org . (8/8/13)
HARLEY QUINN - German Shepherd, female, 4 years old. When it comes to dogs, Harley is a bit of a diamond in the rough. She is smart, beautiful and sweet, but needs some polishing to truly make her shine. Harley is true to the German Shepherd nature in that she loves to learn, and she responds well to positive reinforcement, an easy tone and treats. With the right amount of attention and training Harley will make a wonderful companion, but she will need a patient home ready to take on obedience 101, and maybe beyond. Harley is crate trained, house trained, and does well meeting new people. When she is given a long walk and some one on one time she relaxes in the house and is a great companion, happy to just be with you. She does best walking on her halti head harness, and is a pleasure to walk while wearing it. Harley has had to deal with a lot of change in her life, and is just now learning about life as part of a family. When she goes into a new home Harley will push to see what she can get away with, but when reminded that there are rules, she respects them. However she does not share her home well with her current companion dog and would need to be an only dog, or live with a submissive or stable male who doesn't mind if she gets pushy. Harley is also a big barker and would do best in a quiet neighborhood, offering less temptation to bark at windows. Harley does have some seasonal allergies, and like a lot of German Shepherds can be a bit anxious - but her sweet, enthusiastic personality will win you over. Harley's owners are requesting that interested adopters use the Peppertree application to apply for Harley. (5/19/13)
ISABELLE - Boxer/pit bull/lab mix, female, 6 years. We will be honest, Isabelle's mix is a bit of a mystery, but the fact that she is a wonderful dog is clear. Isabelle has spent 6 years being a loyal, family dog, and through no fault of her own is in need of a new family to love. Isabelle is wonderful with children, including small children who she happily lets crawl all over her, and she is very good with other dogs and has lived with them before, but has also lived as an only dog. She is a soft, submissive girl who simply wants to love, and give love in return. Isabelle enjoys playing and walks, but she also appreciates a good nap. Isabelle is not good with cats and may play a bit rough for very small dogs. Isabelle is house trained and has excellent house manners, but she does not do well in the crate. If you are interested in adopting Isabelle please contact Amanda at 961-3090 or email@example.com. (7/7/13)
PIPPA - Whippet mix??, female 2.5-3 years. Pippa's breed is a mystery but she is an adorable dog with a cute floppy ear. She is about 38lbs, and completely housebroken. Pippa is crate trained but is a very energetic dog who loves to be out of her crate! She walks well on a leash most of the time but can pull a bit when she's excited which is why she wears her Gentle Leader. She currently goes to doggy day care twice a week and loves playing with other dogs on neutral territory (i.e. dog parks) or while out walking, but has some resource guarding and should be an only pet at home. Pippa is spayed and has basic commands down (sit, stay, come, heel, lay down) and loves having her belly rubbed. She is shy and anxious with strangers (but friendly with strange dogs!) Pippa is a highly energetic dog who would love having a yard to play in or go for runs with you! She is very fast like a whippet and loves to play fetch with the ball. She can run the length of a football field faster than you can throw the ball! If you are interested in Pippa please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. (6/20/13)
WOODY - Shar Pei mix, male, 5 years old. Woody is a handsome dude looking for his forever home. He is healthy at four years of age and current with all his shots. He is the perfect size of 45 lbs. He is neutered, totally housebroken, and gets along fine with all dogs, children and adults. BUT NO CATS!! That is his one drawback. He has a high prey drive an cannot be trusted around cats. Aside from that he is awesome. He is good on a leash, comes when you call him off leash, not a barker or chewer, likes car rides, really likes playing fetch, but most of all loves to cuddle. Woody has energy but is not a hyper dog. He is very well adjusted. He could run laps or sleep by your feet all the same. He is very friendly and does not show signs of aggression with any other type of dog, small children, or adults. He really goes with the flow. He could play with other dogs or be content with himself. Woody is so lovable and has so much love to give to the right person. In the real estate world there is the term "move in condition" which best describes Woody's personality in the dog world. He would make an awesome companion. If interested please contact 518-378-3385 or email email@example.com. (5/21/13)
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.
ARNOLD ZIFFEL - PAPILLION / CHIHUAHUA D.O.B. 4/2011..........
Now listen folks……. My name is Arnold Ziffel and I am disappointed !! I have not found my people yet and have not had many people interested in me. Yes I am a pip, sassy, bossy and a little devil BUT I am also adorable, smart, fun and can be very loving !!
The folks who have been interested have been great people for the right dog but I need a special home (please don’t stop reading now that you know I have needs – you may have them someday too).
I am very high energy so I will need to play and run around a lot. Also I need MENTAL stimulation. So I will be a fun kid to maybe do agility with (even in the yard).
I need my owner to be the one in charge (with love of course) as I can get a bit “snarky” if I don’t have rules to follow.
I am QUICK so you have to be careful that I don’t escape. I can also JUMP very high so you have to be careful if I am in a fenced in yard. When I am outside I need an adult with me.
I am VERY smart and VERY trainable and need someone who will work with me and do so consistently. It a fun thing to do with your kid and it helps us to bond.
For some reason I do NOT like most other dogs or cats. So it’s best that I move into a home where I am the only kid. That being said after we get to know each other maybe I could go to obedience class and learn to socialize. I might really like that.
Also, my caregivers feel that I should not be placed with young children.
I do love to ride in the car and I can tell you how to get to McDonald’s.
I also know Steve Caporizzo of WTEN's Pet Connection personally and sat on his lap (you can see me on their website). He thought that I was ADORABLE and gave me cookies.
My vet thinks that I am a real sweetie too with a LOT of potential !! Who knows better than your doctor ?
I was born 4/2011 so I am about a year and a half old. All my vetting is up to date and they neutered me (They said I was going to get “tutored”. Imagine MY surprise. Since then I listen much better).
I am a Papillion / Chihuahua mix and weigh about 11 pounds. I am very cute.
Keeper Rescue has a bunch of pictures of ME on their Facebook page too (go see and “like” us).
I really am a neat little dog !
If you think that you and I would be a good match and that you would love me please contact my rescue folks (Keeper Rescue) at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a bit about yourself and where you live. An application and home visit are required. (3/29/13)
BONNIE - Pit bull mix, female, 2-3 years. Bonnie was found with Clyde (who has recently been adopted) as a stray and never claimed. She is a very nice girl and at the vet where she is staying she seems fine with other dogs. She shows no interest in the cats she has encountered. Bonnie is very friendly with people and not jumpy or mouthy. She is not a barker. For more information, please contact Hernas Vet at 382-1220. (7/22/13)
DUFFY - Golden Retriever, male, 8+ years old. This "golden oldie" was found in a dump! He was then taken to a "shelter" where for 2 months he stayed in some pretty bad surroundings and received no medical attention. When he came into Keeper Rescue he was emaciated, filthy, matted and flea infested. He couldn't walk very far and had no muscle tone. He had hook, whip, round and tape worms. He is hearing impaired. Since he has been with us he has been making steady progress and is now ready for his forever home. Duffy has been putting some weight on and is building up his muscles. He has been wormed, vetted and cleaned up. Duffy is very loving and loves people. He enjoys walks (for the exercise and for sniffing of course) and rides in the car. He has learned to play fetch and loves his tennis ball. We are looking for a calmer home with a mature person(s) who can devote themselves to this sweet boy and enjoy all the love he will give. We would prefer that he be the only dog so that he can get all the attention and love... If you have room in your heart and your home for a gentle, sweet soul please contact Keeper Rescue at email@example.com telling them about yourself and where you live. (2/17/13)
GINGER - Hound mix - friendly girl but will need training - rambunctious! Please contact Cheryl Baitsholts, Rensselaerville Dog Control Officer if interested - 797-5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org (7/15/13)
JACK - JACK - Yellow Lab (purebred), male, 8 years old. Sweet Jack lived with one family since he was a puppy, but his owner left him behind when he moved. Jack doesn't understand what happened, he watches all the cars that pass when he goes for his walks, wondering if his dad is coming back for him. This wonderful, loyal gentleman deserves a family that will love him for the rest of his life. Jack is such a doll, he is great with all people. He gets so excited by visitors that he bounces on his front feet and it looks like he's doing a little "happy dance"! Jack has a nice energy level - if you're walking, he's walking, but if you're just chilling out, so is he. We think he would be great with kids because he loves, loves, loves people and will let you do anything to him. (He could be a wonderful therapy dog!) Jack likes to be the center of attention, so he might do best as the only dog in a home. Jack will win you over in a second with his angelic expression . . . you can't help but feel happy when you're with Jack! He is such a dreamboat, if you give this sweet boy a chance, you won't regret it. For more information, please visit http://schoharieanimalshelter.org/. (8/15/13)
JAY - Cocker Spaniel 8 years young. He is one of the sweetest little guys - he just melts your heart. Please read about Jay and his needs. We are looking for a very special home for him. Jay has been through a lot the past year. He lost his beloved owner to cancer and had a very hard time emotionally. They did not have much, but they had each other. When Jay came to us he had some medical issues that needed to be addressed. He was flea infested and as a result had a serious skin issue going on. He needed to be neutered, he had very poor teeth (some missing) and an infection going on orally. He was under weight. He has luxating patella's (trick knees) but is doing fine and we have him on a joint supplement. He had no "pep" or stamina from depression as well as not feeling well. He also had an intestinal issue. When we took him for some oral work due to the condition of his teeth and gums his jaw was fractured. It was wired but sadly that came apart. He underwent major surgery again to rewire and stabilize the jaw. He is recovering very well from this second surgery. He has also built up his stamina and is getting some muscles in his hind quarters. Health-wise with a bit more time and tender loving care he will continue to thrive..... He has a very serious separation issue and can NOT be crated or left home alone even for short periods of time. Currently his foster mom has a "babysitter" for him where he stays while she works or goes out. When you are with Jay he is a perfect, sweet, loving boy who loves to hang around the house with you, go for a ride in the car and go for short walks. He is playful but until his jaw is completely healed he has to be careful and can not play ball. He is fine with other dogs and cats of a good temperament. He seems to get nervous around young children so we will not place him in a home with children under 12. Yes, it sounds like he's a disaster but he really isn't. We have dealt with all of his issues and have made tremendous progress leaving the separation anxiety the problem. He could easily go to work with someone if possible but he will need a babysitter when he has to be left alone...... We would prefer to place him in a home where his new person will continue to take him to Dr. Elson at Burnt Hills Vet Hospital as he has seen this fella through so much and he can monitor the jaw. Folks, this is a super nice dog who sure has been through way too much and needs to find his forever home. If you are interested in Jay please contact Keeper Rescue at email@example.com . Jay has sure stolen all of our hearts and he might just be the love of your life <3 (3/4/13)
JILLIAN - Young rottweiler mix - was surrendered w/sister Mocha to animal control. Both girls are very sweet and will make great pets. Please contact Cheryl Baitsholts, Rensselaerville Dog Control Officer if interested - 797-5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (7/15/13)
LIZZY AND MARIA - Golden Retrievers. Middle aged sisters. These girls were used in a puppy mill situation to be bred many times in their lives. They did not know the comforts of living inside a home or the love of an owner. They somehow managed to remain sweet, loving girls who are totally devoted to each other. They crave human companionship and just want to be right with you. Upon arrival we had to get them vetted as they had not been for a very long time. Lizzy was spayed and had a rough time as our vet discovered that the also had an infection of her uterus. Maria was spayed and had to have a lump (non-cancerous) removed from her neck at the same time. They tested positive for Lyme but have been treated. At their check up on 3/27/13 they got a great report and the vet says that they are doing great!! They are learning about so many “normal” things in life and are so well behaved. Both the girls love toys and always have one to carry in their mouths. Tennis balls are a big hit too!! They are curious indoors so they need to be taught what they can and can’t do and they are learning. They always remember where a toy or ball is! They love to shop too. We will NOT separate these girls as they are so close and inseparable. We are looking for a home with a fenced in yard and no other pets. Maria does not like other dogs most likely due to the way she had to live. They both look out for each other but we have learned that Lizzy is the leader and the thinker and Maria is a bit of a “ditz” who follows Lizzy’s lead. Both girls are playful, fun and loving. Very smart with a lot of potential. They will be wonderful girls for the right person in the right home. We just adore them and have loved seeing them “come to life”. If you are interested in our Golden Girls please contact Keeper Rescue at email@example.com and we will send you an application. Two great "camera shy" girls. (6/29/13)
MAX - Terrier mix, about 3 years old. Max is just adorable. Please contact Cheryl Baitsholts, Rensselaerville Dog Control Officer if interested - 797-5201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (7/15/13)
MOCHA - Young rottweiler mix - was surrendered w/sister Jillian to animal control. Both girls are very sweet and will make great pets. Please contact Cheryl Baitsholts, Rensselaerville Dog Control Officer if interested - 797-5201 or email@example.com. (7/15/13)
PHOEBE - Phoebe is an 8 yr old 60 lb chocolate lab. She's had her white mask and stockings her entire life. She's exceptionally well behaved, house and crate trained, knows basic commands, gets along with everyone be they two legged or four. She loves car rides, walks well on leash and just wants to be loved. She is fully vetted and has had her teeth cleaned. This is a very sweet dog who will be a great companion for someone. For more information about Phoebe, contact Colleen at 502/544-1392 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMPY - Mastiff mix, male, 2½ years. This gorgeous dog was brought in by animal control after being hit by a car. He is fully recovered and waiting for a home to call his own. What a smart boy he is! Rempy graduated Obedience Class AND passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Rempy would do best in a home with a laid back female dog and he is a little too much for cats. He is playful but he settles down nicely. We all adore Rempy and are eager to find him a home, as he has been waiting since July. He is neutered, micro chipped and up to date with vaccines. For information about Rempy, contact Troy Vet at 279-4668. (7/15/13)
RUGBY - Pomeranian / Chihuahua mix, 5 years old. 11 pounds................... My name is Rugby and I am a frustrated little boy !! I have not had any luck in finding the right home yet. I have had a few wonderful people ask about me but I need a special home (not for medical reasons) and it just has not worked out yet. I am just a VERY scared and timid kid. I do not like a lot of commotion or men. I am looking for a mom. I came to Keeper Rescue from a shelter where I was a basket case and they were not able to help me but wanted me to have a chance as I was such a darling. When I first came into Keeper all I did was hide. I was scared to death. I made friends with their mascot Peanut and she has been great to me and I love her. I have really warmed up to the girls who care for me and I'm so happy to be with them but they still have to be calm with me. Guys in general I do NOT like nor want any part of unless it’s one special fella. I have a met a few people but no one has had a home without a male in it yet and I have not liked that. When I do find my “mom” it needs to be a quiet home without a lot of people in and out and when I go there we will need a few days of quiet to get to know each other and to understand each other. I do like other dogs and cats that have a gentle temperament. Due to fear, I am a MAJOR escaper and WILL bolt out of a door so my mom would have to be very aware and careful of that. I walk very well with a harness (so I don’t get spooked and slip my collar) and I LOVE to ride in the car (I love to eat out). I have been fully vetted and appear to be a healthy boy of 5. My fear is my only issue though it’s very serious. I would not be good in a home with children. I love toys to play with and I am NEVER late for meals !! Once I am comfortable with you I will follow you all around the house. I also love a nice bed to stretch out in. I was on WTEN’s Pet Connection with Steve Caporizzo and I do have to say that he was so good to me and so gentle (you can see me on their website / Pet Connection) that I sat on his lap…. I have the sweetest face and big brown eyes that will melt your heart……. If you have a calm, quiet home and could love a sweet, needy boy who will bring a lot of joy to your heart and life please ask about me. They hope to place me close enough so that I can have a few “visits” with my new mom and get comfortable before moving in. Please contact Keeper Rescue at email@example.com and tell them a bit about yourself and where you live. An application and home visit are required.(3/29/13)
SHEA - Cattle dog mix, female, 1 1/2 years, 33 lbs. Shea is a gorgeous little lady who was found as a stray in Plattsburgh, New York. She has a lot of energy, and she needs lots of exercise to be happy. Like most cattle dogs, Shea is content to have something to do and lots of room to run. She seems to get along with every person she meets. She is very friendly towards the children she has met during her stay at Elmore SPCA. Shea has doesn't get along with female dogs, but seems to show little to no aggression with male dogs. Come in and take this gorgeous dog for a walk and get to know her...you will be happy you did! For more information about Shea, contact the Elmore SPCA at 518-643-2451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (7/20/13)
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 email@example.com.
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.
CRUISE - Cruise will be 2 in July. He is a red nose pit bull, he's very energetic, loyal & loving. He is 65 pounds & neutered gets along with dogs,kids & cats & has resided with another dog his entire life. Cruise loves to be leash-walked and also loves to snuggle under the blankets at night. He is crate trained & house broken. For more information about Cruise, please contact Christina at 518-729-0782. (6/24/13)
LADY - 6 yrs old; has lived w/ cats and other dogs. She likes to go for long walks. Her beagle habits are typical as her nose leads her. She likes her belly and ears rubbed. Lady likes to follow you around the house. She needs to have special food to keep her urine at a good PH level, she has had no problems being on the food. Please call Kathy if you would like to meet Lady at 518 661 6609. (8/14/13)
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