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Sunday, September 28, 2014
8:00 am

Capital Hills at Albany Golf Course 65 O'Neil Rd, Albany, NY 12208

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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

AbuABU - Miniature Pinscher/chihuahua mix, male, 9 years, 9 lbs. Abu is a perfect gentleman but has a silly side as well. He was pulled from a NYC shelter and is a happy little fellow who is sure to make you smile. He is very smart, an extremely quick learner. He knows his commands and some tricks, and loves to show off for treats. He has a beautiful temperament and gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home, but he really lives to be with people. He is extremely affectionate and loves to cuddle on the couch and give hugs. He loves car rides and walks and gets very excited when he sees his leash. We will not place him with children under 10 because of his small size. He has not been tested with cats, but we suspect he would be fine. Abu is an adorable little boy who would make a wonderful addition to a lucky family.

AleaALEA - Lab/Plott hound mix, female, ~7 years, 60 lbs. ALEA - Alea (Maggie Mae to her foster family) was a stray found in Brooklyn in 2013. We think she is a 7 year old Lab/Hound mix; we know she is a 60-pound bundle of love. She's eager to be around people. She romps in the fenced yard with her four-legged foster brothers and chases birds, chickens, and the foster family's cat. If you don't have a fenced yard, she would love a daily run or walk. Her foster family has young children, and believes she'd be happiest living without kids under 10. With just a little love and attention, Alea is a wonderful companion. Click here see more pictures of Alea on

BenBEN - Shepherd Mix, male, 12 years, 45 lbs. Ben is a sweet elderly gentleman from Brooklyn looking for his retirement home. He loves his person and a good scritch, and a sunny spot to while away the day. He gets along with dogs, cats and children. Ben is hard of hearing and his vision is failing but that does not hold him back from exploring. Ben loves hanging out in the yard watching the bunnies but prefers to be where you are. He would do best with minimal stairs and carpeted floors since his legs are not what they used to be. Ben is ready to love and be loved.

BlazeBLAZE - Akita/Lab mix, male, 8 years old, 80 lbs. Blaze looks imposing with his black fur and muscular build, but he is a big teddy bear through and through. This dog loves to give kisses, snuggle, and follow his person around, and he does not care who knows it! Blaze is confident in who he is, and knows that people love him for him, he has no need to put on a tough front. He is a low drama kind of fellow, and if other dogs kick up a fuss he feels no need to get involved, and when things get loud he is not fazed. Blaze knows how to chill, even in a busy household. He has lived with two bouncy female dogs most recently, and is used to frequently visiting grandchildren of all ages who think he is a pony. Blaze also has excellent house manners, does not need a crate and is house trained. Blaze knows basic commands and loves to show off his sit, down and high five skills! Recall is not his thing though, he does not always come when called - there are too many fun things to sniff and places to explore in the world! Because of his escape artist tendencies he will need a secure yard, or to be leash walked only. But luckily Blaze loves walks and always knows where his leash is, and sometimes brings it to you if you ask! Blaze has lived with cats and thinks they are a lot of fun, but his enthusiastic greeting may overwhelm some, so, his ability to live with them will depend on the cat and their dynamics.

CarlinaCARLINA - Chihuahua mix, female, ~10-11 years, 8 lbs. This wee little girl was found as a stray in the Capital District and her luck turned around when Peppertree agreed to take her in. She is housebroken and lives in a foster home with another dog and a cat. She is an independent miss and not a big cuddle bug, but she loves to be near her people. She also loves walks around the neighborhood to show off her sassy self, and napping in her bed. Carlina is on medication for a heart condition. She would prefer a quiet home and due to her size we will not place her with young children. Big dogs can scare her, but she is not afraid to let the big boys know who is in charge!

ChampCHAMP - Lab mix, male, 9 years, 65 lbs. Champ and his loveable personality came from a NYC shelter. Heís still settling into his new foster home, but they report that Champ is a very happy and affectionate guy who's always ready to give kisses. Donít let his age fool you, he has lots of energy and loves to play! Champ loves everyone Ö people, dogs, and cats. He walks pretty well on a leash and rides very well in the car. Because of his enthusiasm (and his typical lab tail!), he would do best in a home without young children.

DukeDUKE - Redbone/bloodhound mix, male, 3 months, 30 lbs. Duke is a true southern gentleman that just arrived from Tennessee. He loves kids, other dogs, and attention. He is a great snuggler and is quite warm for those fall nights! Duke is working on house training in his foster home. He is still young so he has puppy behaviors like chewing on things, and will need plenty of appropriate chew toys. He walks well on leash and is very food motivated. Duke will grow to be a large dog, perhaps 100 lbs, and will need obedience training and plenty of exercise to keep him and his family happy. He is not good with cats.

Mickey rooneyMICKEY ROONEY - Min Pin mix, male, 5 years, 14 lbs. Mickey is a cute little guy who is a bit shy. He would prefer that new people let him investigate them first, then once he decides they're ok, it's all good! Once he trusts you, Mickey is loving, a great kisser and cuddler. He is a "talker", and this might sound like growling until you get to know him. This boy prefers to be king of his castle, so he would be best in a calm, adult-only home with no other dogs, and he is too much of a cat chaser to live with them. Mickey aims to please and loves to be with his person and to play with his toys.

PaulyPAULY - Collie/Pointer mix, male, 2 years old, 55 lbs. Look at that smile - this could be the face that greets you every day! Pauly was brought to a shelter as a stray but was obviously someone's pet. He is a sweet, loving, companion dog who wants to be with his people all of the time. Pauly has excellent house manners. He walks well on a leash and rides well in the car. Pauly knows basic commands and learns quickly. He is playful with other dogs who like to play, and leaves them alone if they don't. He is not good with cats. Pauly has good potential to be an off-leash dog, hiking companion, etc.

RileyRILEY - Pit bull mix, male, ~1 year, ~47 lbs. Riley is such a happy and friendly boy - he has truly never met a stranger! He came from a shelter in central NYS where he had been picked up as a stray. Riley lives in a home with another dog, a cat, and 4 young children, and does great with all. He is playful and wants to be part of any family activity, including long walks. He is crate trained and housebroken. Riley is a huge snuggler, and would lay happily for hours if someone was petting his belly! He loves interacting with all - dogs, cats, humans, and really just wants to be a part of a loving family. He is food motivated and eager to learn! Riley loves to play for hours with the dog in his foster home and we would like to see him placed in a home with a canine companion.

SeverideSEVERIDE - Aussie/Lab mix, male, ~1 year, 44 lbs. Sevvy is a handsome, sweet boy with beautiful markings and the prettiest eyes. His foster parents adore him and say that he enjoys the outdoors and playing chase the tennis ball and chase the dog. He's a vigorous young fellow who enjoys daily walks and 'runs like the wind' in their fenced-in yard. Sevvy always greets his foster parents affectionately when they return home but he is timid with new people and in a crowd. He is sometimes shy with other dogs, but a calm confident dog in his new home might help him to settle in more easily. He is fine with cats. Sevvy is deaf and doesn't seem to have any peripheral vision, but the vision he does have is very acute and he enjoys watching TV. He's a bright boy who knows how to sit/lay from a hand signal and could learn more commands with time and patience. He's a special boy looking for the right home.

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TannonTANNON - Pit bull mix, male, 1-2 years, 40 pounds. Tannon is an enthusiastic, happy boy who is very affectionate with people. He's a champion hugger who wants nothing more than to be your best friend. Tannon enjoys walks and meeting people and other dogs along the way. Because he's an exuberant young fellow who could knock over little ones, we will only place him in a home with children who are 8 years old and over and no cats or small dogs. With regular exercise and a nice yard fenced yard to play in, Tannon will make an outstanding companion!

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 (7)           Last Updated: 09/21/2014 21:09:25

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.

DOOGIE - Beagle, male, 10-12 years, 25 lbs. New to Peppertree and receiving medical care in a foster home.

LAB MIX PUPPIES - 2 males, 1 female puppy available around Oct. 10 at 8 weeks old. Please submit application mentioning "puppies" if interested in being considered.

OSCAR - Male, 9 months. Being evaluated in a foster home.

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