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.
BERTIE - Setter mix, female, 5 years, 85 lbs. We will be honest when we say we have no idea what genetics went into making this beautiful girl, but the result is a smart and loving dog! Bertie has excellent house manners and enjoys a daily walk; she does not need to be crated although if food is left out on counters she is sure to find it! Bertie is great in the car and a happy girl overall, but she is too interested in chasing cats to live with them unfortunately. Bertie was placed and lived as an only dog so we're still getting to know what canine friends she will enjoy, but at a recent meet and greet she was just fine with a mellow male dog. She is a take-charge kind of gal, so an easy-going male would most likely be the best kind of companion for her. Of course she would be perfectly happy as an only dog! Bertie does require an adult only home, and a fenced yard is preferred. To meet her is to love her; she is a great companion. Bertie's adoption fee has been sponsored.
BOBO - Pit Bull mix, male, 8 years, 80 lbs. Bobo's paperwork calls him a pit bull terrier mix, but the subtle spots in his coat make us wonder if he may have some American Bulldog ancestry instead. Whatever he is, he has not even met you and he already loves you, do you want kisses? He likes to give kisses! He also likes walks, snuggling on the couch, and having new people come and meet him for pets. Sometimes he still gets excited and might jump a little but he tries very hard to remember to keep four on the floor and mostly does, but, people are so very exciting he just cannot always remember! He does well with kids but because of his size he may do best with older kids, or at least sturdy ones! Bobo has great house manners and while he does sometimes like to sleep in his crate he is great loose in the house and does not need one. He also is good on walks, and really is a very easy dog to have in your home, he knows all the rules already! Bobo has never lived with cats and he does like to chase things outside so we're not sure how he would do, but he is happy to meet any feline companion to see if they can get along. Bobo is a regular at a doggy day care facility and he does well with the other dogs there but he has never had to share a house or toys with another dog and will likely need to meet any potential canine companion. We suspect a mellow female would likely be the best fit for him. Sometimes Bobo's enthusiasm can get him carried away and he needs to be reminded to take a break with other dogs, but most of the time he is a mellow fellow himself. Bobo was placed by us when he was a puppy, and unfortunately due to circumstances out of anyone's control he had to be returned. He has been in a loving home and seems to expect only good from everyone he meets. To meet Bobo is to love him, truly! To see Bobo's appearance on Pet Connection with Steve Caporizzo, click here!
CHEYENNE - Hound/pit bull mix, female, 2 years, 50 lbs. Cheyenne is a sweet, cuddly girl who always has a big smile. She loves tummy rubs and giving everyone kisses. Cheyenne is very good with other dogs, but lives to be with her people! She is very smart and is learning new commands quickly. Cheyenne is housebroken and can be left at home uncrated without any accidents for at least a few hours. She shows a lot of interest in cats and may do best in a home without cats. Cheyenne is very playful and because of her excitement may do best in a home without very small children. She is not aggressive at all, but may be too enthusiastic for toddlers. Cheyenne loves walks and playing in dog parks, as well as anytime spent cuddling with her humans. She loves her chew toys and will gladly play fetch as long as she has a friend to play with.
EMALIE - Hound mix, female, 5-6 years, 59 lbs. Emalie is a sweet hound mix who sadly lost her owner recently and needs a new home. She is spayed, rides nicely in the car and has good leash manners. Emalie is good in the house and doesn't need to be crated. Cats are unknown. Emalie is not much of a barker (except for a happy "hello!") and is friendly with people and most dogs.
PIRATE - Min Pin, male, 4 years, 18 lbs. Pirate is a happy little guy who is convinced that he's really a big guy. He's a champion snuggler who must often be surgically removed from your lap whenever you rise from the couch. You'll never be lonely with Pirate by your side. This little dude loves to "play box" with his people while standing on his hind legs - it's super cute! He enjoys the simple things in life like burrowing in blankets, ear rubs and peanut butter. Our handsome boy enjoys spending time prancing around the backyard with his two senior male foster brothers. Pirate would do well in a home with one or more lower energy canine companions. He has also lived as an only pet. Pirate is paper trained and is housebroken when kept on a regular schedule. He will happily jump into his crate on command. Pirate has high blood pressure that's easily controlled with inexpensive medication that he receives twice a day. He has slightly impaired vision, but it certainly doesn't stop him from running around the first floor of his house or yard and playing with his foster brothers. Pirate should live in an experienced, quiet, adult-only home with a fenced-in yard. Cats are an unknown.
SAKURA (aka SAKE) - Retriever mix, female, 5 years old, 52 lbs. Sake is a sweet little girl with a lot of love. Sake came to us with some pretty severe allergies and ear infections which caused a LOT of hair loss and discomfort. Since we've been treating her she's grown back so much of her hair and she keeps growing back more on a daily basis. She is in the process of getting allergy testing, but for now is doing great on her allergy medication. Sake gets along well with the cat in the house, occasionally gets spunky and wants to play, but the cat will have none of that. She gets along well with the resident female dog in her foster home and knows sit, shake, down, and stay, and listens very well if you ask her to get down from the bed or the couch. She'll do anything for a treat, which makes it very easy to train her or give her meds. Sake will need the occasional medicated bath which she tolerates pretty well. And good treats like hot dog chunks make her like it more and more each time! Now that she's feeling better, Sake is really coming into her own. She's housebroken, does well on leash, she's the perfect medium size, and she'd love to meet YOU!
TABBY - Feist mix, female, 3 years, 40 lbs. It is true, Tabby is a homebody at heart. While other dogs seem to enjoy travel and long walks on the beach Tabby would much rather stay at home and eat microwave popcorn, or maybe curl up with a good toy to chew. Tabby does not get why you would ever want to leave home when home is where her bed and toys are, plus the yard is fun to play in, and the yard has bunnies to chase! Tabby is a true introvert and is often overwhelmed in social situations but when it comes to dogs she has never met a dog she has not tried to befriend. Tabby finds dogs much less overwhelming than people which is one of the reasons why she will need a home with another dog. Tabby also does very well with cats and will try to groom them if given the chance; she is not often given the chance though. Tabby does require a fence because of her shyness, and because her favorite thing to do is hang out in the yard and sniff all the smells. Since Tabby prefers predictability and quiet in her life, a house without children is best for her. She would do fine with visiting children but living with them every day is not for Tabby. Tabby is a sweet dog, possibly the sweetest dog her foster home has had come through their doors, and we know there is a home just waiting for her.
TATOR - Elkhound mix, female, 10 years, ~60 lbs. Tator is a lovely lady in her early senior years but you would never know it from her level of energy. She enjoys being the Queen Bee who knows her own mind, and loves, loves, loves attention. Tator does well around other dogs but would prefer to be the only beloved princess in the house. She is very interested in cats, and while she is currently in a home with them, would need to be placed only with dog-savvy ones. She is fine with older children. Tator is in excellent health but could use some exercise to help her reduce her weight. She is absolutely in the prime of her life, and is joyful, adorable, independent, loving, active and a delightful lady.
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.
FINNIAN - Pomeranian/Chi mix, male, 3-4 years, 10 lbs.