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.
ARGOS - Lab/hound mix, male, 8 years, 45 lbs. Argos came to us from South Carolina, where he was picked up with a collar. He shows signs of prior suffering, as he has scars, old bite wounds on his ears, no tail, and few teeth after dental work by the shelter vet. Despite this, he has the most gentle soul, with eyes that say "Please love me". Argos loves to play with toys, and happily entertains himself by running around the house collecting each toy he can find and gathering them in his bed. He is also just as happy to curl up for a nap. Argos is a little timid but shows great excitement when he is about to go out or eat. He loves the outdoors and is good with dogs and kids. He is perfect at the vet's office and crate trained. Argos doesn't know many commands but he is eager to please and should do well with a little obedience training. He will make someone a wonderful companion.
AZALEA - Hound/retriever mix, female, 2-3 years, 50 lbs. Azalea is originally from South Carolina, and her name fits her to perfection, as “flowering ornamental” might be a great way to describe this lovely soul. Of course, our Azalea proudly blooms year round! She is a very gentle, sweet girl who loves receiving and giving affection. Azalea is crate trained and housebroken. She enjoys the company of her foster brother, who is a similar age but a far higher energy level. Azalea also gets along beautifully with her foster sister, who is an older and more stately female. Azalea is happy to share her dog toys and beds with her peers. She is equally skilled socially with the her foster humans and their array of visitors of all ages. She loves spending time with people and gives great joyful “good morning” greetings! She gets anxious when left alone, so we're looking for a home with another dog to keep her company when her humans go out. Azalea has had her right rear lower leg amputated due to an injury prior to her coming to Peppertree, but this does not deter her from enjoying life. Stairs and running around the yard are not an issue, and Azalea excels at providing dogs and humans alike with wonderful companionship! So consider adding a little dazzle to your “garden” this spring and come meet Azalea at our next Peppertree adoption clinic.
GIA, CGC - Pit bull mix, female, 5 years, 50 lbs. Gia's mantra is run, jump, swim, repeat! Our exuberant and fun-loving girl enjoys dock diving, swimming, agility, jogging, fetching balls and squeak toys. Gia is a Canine Good Citizen who thinks that cuddling with her people is an Olympic sport. While she's 100% comfortable in a crate, Gia would much rather be with her humans. She enjoys being a couch potato in the house and burns off her energy outdoors. Gia gets along famously with the two male dogs in her foster home and has impeccable house manners. Some of her favorite things include peanut butter, Greek yogurt and rope toys (which are super fun!) Our sweet girl would benefit from a home that understands the energy, power and strength of Gia. 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.
GUNNER - Mastiff mix, male, 1 year, 75 lbs. Gunner is a sweet big puppy who is a little timid, likes to cuddle, and is a big goofball. Gunner walks well on a leash but can pull if he smells something good in the other direction. He LOVES a good belly rub, gives sweet kisses and does well in the car. Gunner is housebroken and is fine in his crate overnight if there's a treat to coax him in. He is currently living in a home with a dog and 2 cats - the mellow cat he just sniffs and ignores, but he finds it hard not to playfully chase the other cat running past him at full speed. His foster mom really thinks she is taunting him! He does like to jump up to greet you so we are working with him on that, along with other basic obedience commands. Gunner can be a bit stubborn, and if he decides he doesn’t want to do something he will just lie down like a protester saving a tree and go limp. It’s hard not to laugh at him when he does this! But with proper guidance and training (and a little more maturity), we know he will learn to behave like the good dog he is.
LYRIC - Hound/Shepherd (?) mix, female, 11 years, 66 lbs. Don't let her unassuming looks and her slightly elder status fool you----this sweetie has lots of life left in her! Lyric came from North Carolina when her family was moving and couldn't take her, so she was headed for the local shelter. Some "friends of Peppertree" intervened and transported her up north where her happy new life could begin. Lyric is housebroken and gets along wonderfully with all dogs, large and small. She is a smart girl and learns new commands easily. Lyric is interested in cats but would probably be ok with a dog-savvy one who could put her in her place! She loves people---all people---and prefers to be with them whenever she can. Since Lyric was kind of ignored in her previous home for reasons unclear to us, we believe she is simply making up for lost time! She will need a home with a securely fenced yard. Click here see Lyric's appearance on Pet Connection with Steve Caporizzo!
MARIGOLD - Lab mix, female, 2-3 years, 56 lbs. Marigold is a sweet-natured girl who loves people. Her sunny disposition really shows when she's on her walks and greets everyone with her wagging tail. Rescued as a stray in the South, it was discovered that Marigold has limited eyesight. Despite this, it doesn't stop her from chasing balls, finding her favorite toys, or walking well on the leash. She is crate-trained and housebroken.She would do best in a home that understands her need for structure and routine. Toddlers might make Marigold nervous with their quick movements, so we'll be looking for a home with children over 12 to give her the security she needs. Marigold would also thrive in a home where she is the only dog. If you are looking for a sweet, easy-going companion, give Marigold a chance. Marigold is currently heartworm positive and is undergoing treatment at Peppertree's expense.
PEPPER ANN - Lab(?) mix, female, 9-10 years, ~50 lbs. Pepper Ann is a friendly, calm girl who has good house manners and enjoys a nice walk or car ride. She gets along with cats and other dogs but is mainly focused on her people. She gets a little nervous around toddlers and so we think a home with children 8 and over is probably best for her. Pepper Ann is a happy girl, sweet and devoted, and is hoping you might want to meet her soon!
TABBY - Feist mix, female, 2 years, 40 lbs. Tabby loves other dogs! She never met a dog she has not tried to befriend, and even loves to snuggle with her canine companions (she likes to snuggle with her feline companions too, but they do not seem as willing.) Another dog in the home is very important for Tabby because she is a shy girl and a confident canine really helps her be brave, as she is not always sure about the world. We are slowly helping Tabby realize that she no longer has to worry and that the world can be a fun place but Tabby is kind of like Piglet from Winnie the Pooh, and always imagining the worst. Tabby has good house manners and is house trained, but she does need a puppy-proofed home as she will steal a shoe or a sock if she gets the chance. She is a real toy hoarder as well and all toys in the house seem to end up in Tabby's bed. If you are looking for a dog who travels and enjoys running errands then Tabby is not the dog for you, she is happiest at home with family, although sometimes even at home she can get a little overwhelmed by loud noises and she needs a safe spot to retreat to. Because of that Tabby will need an adult home, small kids are unpredictable and Tabby likes predictability! Going on walks can be very scary for Tabby, with lots of noise, cars and people, and while she is improving and will take a leashed walk in the quiet woods with canine friends, she would much rather be in her yard, playing with a canine buddy or chasing squirrels. Because of her shyness Tabby will need a home with a fenced yard and will never be a dog you can take off leash. Tabby will likely not be at many clinics as they can be busy and loud, and we are making sure Tabby's experiences outside the home are relaxing and fun as she builds confidence. 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.
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.
BRONWYN - Dalmatian mix, female, 11-12 years, 45 lbs.
KELSO - Golden/St. Bernard mix, male, 10 years, 108 lbs.
QUINN - Standard Poodle, male, 11 years, 52 lbs.
SAKURA - Retriever mix, female, 5 years, 50 lbs.
STANLEY - Hound mix, male, 1 year old, 38 lbs.
TURBO TAX DOT COM - Boxer, male, 5 years. Being assessed and receiving treatment for a medical condition.
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