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.
A HUGE thank you - to all who came out to support us at our spaghetti dinner on November 14. It was our biggest turn-out ever! We always have so much fun at this event, seeing all of our regular diners and meeting the new ones. And of course, knowing that you are helping us save the lives of more wonderful dogs makes all the hard work worthwhile. THANK YOU!!
BLITZEN - Border collie mix, male, 3 years old, 55 lbs. Blitzen is a happy, loving, dog who is very focused on his people. He is house trained and knows some commands, but his puppy-like exuberance takes over sometimes. He learns quickly, but needs consistency on the rules. Blitzen would be a great addition to an active family. He loves to run and play and doesn't tire easily. He is good with other dogs but as a herding dog, he may play a little rough for some. He needs a home without cats because they are just too much fun to chase.
CARTER - German Shepherd mix, female, 4 years, 58 lbs. Carter is a big girl with a big heart. She enjoys running, snuggling on the couch and hanging out with humans as well as other dogs. Among other things she enjoys games such as “Give me a bone and I will hide it and you find it” or the classic “fetch but I will run until you can get it from me.” Carter (also known as Princess) has quite the personality. She is an adventurer when she wants to be but a couch potato as well. If you are looking for someone to be right at the door when you come home, or a jogging/adventure dog, this is definitely your dog. She enjoys the company of a calm canine companion. She does seem to be afraid of children, so she will need an adult-only home. *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.
GIA, CGC - Pit bull mix, female, 5 years, 50 lbs. Gia is a happy girl who loves dock diving, agility, jogging, fetching balls, squeak toys, swimming and car rides. Our Canine Good Citizen loves to be with her people and gets along famously with the two male dogs in her foster home. Gia is a wonderful house guest who is crate trained, although she doesn't require crating because of her impeccable house manners. She's a medium-energy girl who just needs a daily walk and some play time. A quiet, calm home with older children or just adults would be best for her. 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.
MILA - Wirehaired terrier mix, female, 7 years, 15 lbs. Mila is a valiant little girl who is overcoming some hard times with a positive attitude. She is looking for someone who has a BIG heart like hers, who is ready and willing to continue this journey with her. Mila has an endearing personality and can be affectionate and playful. She is hoping for that second chance at a bright, new beginning with a loving and supportive adopter. *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.
RILEY ROO and MISS PEANUT - Riley Roo (Beagle, male, 8 years) and Miss Peanut (Puggle, female, 9 years) are a bonded pair who think they are actually brother and sister - don't try to tell them otherwise! Miss Peanut doesn't act her age. While she's well-mannered and loves to snuggle on your lap, if there are squirrels to chase, she'll keep at it for hours. She would love to have a fenced-in yard where she can play. Riley Roo is a cuddler who loves to play outside, but also likes to have plenty of time for naps - especially if he can burrow his face under a blanket! He greets everyone happily and is easygoing all around. Both dogs are housetrained and don't need to be crated. We are told by the shelter that sent them to Peppertree that they are fine with cats. We know from their foster family that they are great with kids! These two lovable seniors have proven to their foster family that two dogs are no more work than one, and will come to their lucky adopters with a special reduced adoption fee. *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.
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.
BRIDEY MURPHY - Retriever mix, female, 2-3 years, ~45 lbs.
JOSHUA - Beagle mix, male, 21 lbs.
LINDA CARTER - Lab mix, female, 3-5 years, 42 lbs.
PROVIDENCE - Golden/Shepherd/Lab mix, female, 11 years old.
QUINTIN - Chihuahua, male, 3-5 years, 5 lbs.
TABBY - Feist mix, female, 1½ years, 40 lbs.
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