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Saturday, January 31, 2015
11 am - 1:30 pm

Country Acres Farm & Pet Center, 730 Saratoga Rd. Burnt Hills, NY 12027

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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

AleaALEA - Lab/Plott hound mix, female, ~7 years, 60 lbs. 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

BocelliBOCELLI - Golden mix, male, 5 years, 65 lbs. BOCELLI wants nothing more than to be by your side all day and will give you hugs if you ask him to! He is a very sweet, laid back guy who gets along wonderfully with the other 3 dogs in his foster home. BOCELLI is blind, but that doesn't stop him from loving life; it's rare that his tail stops wagging, especially when he hears your voice. He responds very well to sound to help him navigate, and knows where to find you for some affection. A quiet home where there's someone around to keep him company during the day would be perfect for BOCELLI. He would love having another laid back doggy pal to relax with, but would also be great as an only dog since that means he will get your undivided attention. BOCELLI is housebroken and has perfect manners in the house so doesn't need to be crated when left alone. He gets along just fine with cats. Due to his blindness, BOCELLI won't be placed in a home with young children.

Double chocolate cookie :-)DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIE :-) - Wheaten terrier mix, female, 7 years, 42 lbs. COOKIE was surrendered to a NYC shelter by her owner due to allergies. She is the sweetest little girl who just loves to cuddle and give lots of kisses. She is house trained, and also does not need a crate. COOKIE is very well-behaved and very calm. She is all about snuggles and just wants to curl up next to you. She is good with other dogs and people. COOKIE does not shed and keeps herself very clean. She is very gentle and would be good for a home with kids or with other dogs.​

DucatiDUCATI - Pitbull mix, male, 11 years, 87 lbs. DUCATI has embarked on a successful New Year's resolution to lose some of his 87lbs! Adopting a senior dog is considered by some to be a special calling, and answering that call reaps some wonderful and fulfilling rewards that only an older dog can bring to your life. No need to hide the butter dish on your kitchen counter, you won't have to set aside 3 hours every day for jogging with DUCATI, no requirement of a crate or busy dog toys to occupy his time. He has excellent house manners and is a dog that you can take in the car on weekend errands. DUCATI has lived with a female dog his entire life and is currently living with two female dogs in his foster home, so we would like him to continue living with another polite older female canine companion. He has nothing but love to share with all new people that he meets and is a quiet but social guy who loves to be a part of a family. Cats are yet to be discovered by DUCATI, so proper introductions would have to be done before determining how he feels about them. Click here to see more pictures of DUCATI on

EdieEDIE - Hound/lab mix, female, approx. 7 years, 62 lbs. EDIE is a very dignified girl who never jumps up on the furniture or people, not even when invited. She is always one of three places, in her crate, napping on the floor by your feet, or her favorite spot, standing next to you with her head on your lap getting petted. EDIE has really long legs that look like she could leap over fences, and a weird crink in her tail that suggests that she used to be a wild puppy. And every once in a while, she will look at you with a look that says, "I wasn't always prim and proper. And the story of my damaged tail is a good one, but as you humans say, "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." EDIE is housebroken, but since she is a mature lady, please be quick to let her out as she can't wait as long as she could when she was younger. She doesn't bark, even when new people come in the house, although she will stand next to you and whine if you don't pet her enough. She does great with bunnies, and teens, and she's so gentle, we think she would do great with younger kids too. She really doesn't play with toys or chew on things. She sits, lies down, and walks on leash well. EDIE would do great in a quieter home. She is never going to run or hike with you. But if you want a dog that just wants to put her head in your lap all day, then Edie is the dog for you.

EstherESTHER - Cocker Spaniel mix, female, 6-8 years, ~20 lbs. ESTHER is a sweet and social lady who simply adores a good butt rub! She was found as a stray in Tennessee and was a wee bit of a mangled mess, but nothing a little TLC could not remedy. Due to advanced cataracts it is doubtful ESTHER sees much, but that is not going to keep her down! She responds to voice commands, can climb and descend stairs by herself, and has shown no fear exploring her foster home. She gets along well with her two foster brothers (one dog and one cat) and loves to go for walks or simply just curl up by your side. Most of all, ESTHER is in search of someone with a lot of love to give so she can soak it up. Click here to see more pictures of ESTHER on

EvelynEVELYN - Pointer/border collie mix, female, 11 years, 35 lbs. EVIE is a super sweet, happy and playful girl. She believes that age is just a number and young is an attitude. EVIE loves to go for walks. She's an excellent car passenger and is housebroken and crate trained. EVIE gets along famously with her two male foster brothers and enjoys playing and cuddling with them. She came to us from a New York City shelter where she was surrendered due to the illness of her owner. She is a bit shy and fearful in new situations, but quickly warms up to her people. We think she's used to a quiet household, so it would be best if she goes to a home that isn't too busy. And because she's shy and a little skittish, her new home should have a fenced-in yard. If you're a sucker for a sweet little face and a winning personality, then EVIE is the dog for you. She is fine with cats. Click here see more pictures of EVELYN on

GiaGIA - Pit bull mix, female, 4 years. GIA is a stunning girl with a beautiful coat and soulful eyes, and is as devoted a dog as you can find. She would be a great hiking partner or running buddy - all she asks is to be loved. GIA is a well rounded girl who loves to play with her ball, fetch a stick, play tug or go for a swim. She knows basic obedience and doesn't need her crate since she is very good in the house. GIA is an active girl and needs a daily walk and play time. We think a quiet, calm home is best for her, as she has been through some changes lately in her living situation.

HappyHAPPY - Pomeranian/Papillon? mix, 8 yrs, 14 lbs. HAPPY was taken to a NYC shelter as his family moved and could not take him. Despite the stress and change he's experiencing, he is a sweet little guy. HAPPY wants nothing more than to be near his family. He is good with all dogs and his previous owner stated he is good with cats. He has lived with children and is fine with all. HAPPY appears to be housebroken, does his business immediately when outside. He enjoys his cozy little bed, and especially being close to people. HAPPY is a well behaved boy who will make very good company!

HenryHENRY - Aussie/duck tolling retriever mix, male, ~13 years, 45 lbs. HENRY is a very sweet laid back gentleman, and everyone who meets him thinks he’s a lot younger than 13 - he certainly doesn’t look or act that age! He enjoys a couple of walks a day. He came to us from a downstate shelter, having been surrendered by his elderly owner who was unable to care for him anymore. HENRY likes other dogs a lot and wants to engage with them. He is housebroken and has excellent house manners. He is living with cats and is great with them. HENRY is hard of hearing and stairs are difficult for him, so a house without a lot of steps would be ideal. He walks nicely on leash and responds to hand signals. He adores his foster mom and follows her everywhere, inside and out! He rides very well in the car. Overall, his foster mom says HENRY's manners are impeccable! Click here to see more pictures of HENRY on

LakotaLAKOTA - Husky mix, male, 10 years, 58 lbs. LAKOTA is energetic and loves his walks. He lives with a cat and gets along well with most dogs. He will only be placed with older children. LAKOTA settles nicely and has been a perfect gentleman while his foster family is at work. He crates well, is house trained, and knows basic obedience commands. LAKOTA will be a wonderful companion for an experienced Husky home willing to refresh his training. Peppertree is working with Tundra Spirits Husky Rescue to place this boy. Click here see more pictures of LAKOTA on

LAKOTA Needs A Foster Home LAKOTA Needs A Foster Home!

MesaMESA - German Shepherd, female. MESA is a stunningly beautiful purebred German Shepherd who was found by Animal Control wandering the streets. She wants nothing more than a home to call her own and a family to love. We believe she is approximately 6 years old. MESA has been spayed, and some further vetting is needed, for which Peppertree will cover the cost. She is wonderful with all dogs, people and children. Cats are an unknown, but we are optimistic she will pay them no mind. As with most German Shepherds, she is a worrier and can be vocal about that until MESA feels that she and her family are safe and secure. Click here to see more pictures of MESA on

MESA Needs A Foster Home MESA Needs A Foster Home!

Milo the magnificentMILO THE MAGNIFICENT - Beagle, male, 3 years, 30 lbs. MILO loves his people. His typical beagle cry comes out when people leave, but for the most part he is quiet. He does not jump up on counters or beg for food from the table, but his manners are lacking if you leave food on the coffee table! MILO also is the fastest vacuum in the world should you drop food. He isn't great yet about coming when called, but he also doesn't tend to dart out of an open door or run away if you try to grab him. He will put himself to sleep at night in his crate, but takes some coaxing to "go home" if you want him crated during the day. MILO loves softer toys to play with and is not a big chewer. He will drop something on strict command, and will let you pull it out of his mouth as well. He does not live with cats or toddlers, but he does interact well with highly active teens. He howled at the resident bunny for two days, so the bunny was moved to a different floor. When he got onto the second floor and encountered the bunny (in its cage) at nose level, he went into play stance, so MILO may do well with dog-savvy cats.

SallieSALLIE - Collie/terrier? mix, female, 2 years, ~40 lbs. If you are looking for a devoted partner as well as a loving pet, then SALLIE is your girl. A sensitive soul, SALLIE is a lovely young lady with looks as well as brains, and would love a home that keeps both her brain and body busy. She came to us from a NYC area shelter where her cautious nature was leaving her a very stressed girl, but since arriving at Peppertree she is able to relax and show us her playful, smart and sometimes silly spirit! SALLIE loves to play with her foster brother Loki and will happily live with the right canine companion, but we will have to do a meet and greet with any potential canine companion as she likes to go slow and be sure of her friends. SALLIE is not the type of dog for dog parks or busy social scenes, she is the type of dog that prefers long walks and playing in her own yard. She'd make the perfect hiking companion and is very food motivated and eager to learn, and would likely excel at advanced training. SALLIE is crate trained and has excellent house manners, cats are unknown. While we are still getting to know her at this time we do not think she'd enjoy a busy household and should not be placed with small children. If you are looking for a loving girl who will devote herself to you and is eager to please, then SALLIE is your girl.

SALLIE Needs A Foster Home SALLIE Needs A Foster Home!

SeverideSEVERIDE - Australian Shepherd Mix, male, ~1 year, 44 lbs. SEVVY is a handsome, sweet boy. He’s full of life and loves to play tag with other dogs, swim, or just run around in the yard. SEVVY loves to go on walks and makes a great running partner! Inside, he is a bit shy. It seems as if he never had much experience living indoors but he is housebroken and is making great strides in feeling more and more comfortable with being indoors. SEVVY will need a family that will continue to encourage and care for him as he learns what living inside is all about. He cannot hear but it certainly doesn’t hold him back from doing the same things as a typical dog. He’s eager to please and knows some basic commands (using hand signals) and he is also taking a Canine Good Citizen class. SEVVY is good with cats. Click here to see more pictures of SEVERIDE on

StevieSTEVIE - Golden mix, male, 6-8 years?, 55 pounds. Stevie, aka Stevie the Pirate, is blind in one eye. Somehow, that only adds to his charm as he looks like he is constantly winking at you. In the house, he is very mellow and low-key. He gets along perfectly with his female companion. He is content to lay at your feet all day. Stevie is completely potty trained and non-destructive when left out all day unsupervised and at night. He gives gentle kisses and flops over for anyone for a good belly rub. Outside, he greets people appropriately and calmly. He greets all other animals with great enthusiasm. He may be too exuberant of a greeter for some dogs and most cats, but he continues to improve on his manners every day and takes corrections from other dogs well. He is highly trainable - a fast learner and very eager to please. As is, he will make an awesome family pet in most households without cats or small children. With an experienced dog owner willing to put in a little training, small children and cats shouldn't be a problem.

StewieSTEWIE - Beagle, male, 6-8 years, 45 lbs. STEWIE is a friendly beagle who has a wonderful personality and is good with other dogs, cats and children. He is house trained and walks well on his leash with only a little bit of pulling, as he’s following his nose! STEWIE is just an easy dog to have around. He is used to living with other dogs and does not do well in a house without canine companions, so he is looking for a forever home with a new furry friend or two. Because of his Beagle tendency to wander, a fenced-in yard is a must for STEWIE.

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 (9)           Last Updated: 01/30/2015 19:01:08

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.

CABOT - Bassett/lab mix, male, 1 year, ~30 lbs. Soon to arrive and will be evaluated in a foster home.

MAPLE - Black Mouth Cur Mix, female, 4 years, 41 lbs. Receiving medical care.

TYLER - Dachshund, male, 13 years. In a hospice foster home.

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