New Beginnings


In June of 2017, I adopted Bertie from Peppertree Rescue. She has been a delightful addition to our family. Not only does she give us lots of love and attention, having her removes all my excuses not to exercise. We go out at least three times a day in all weather. Thanks to Bertie, I am healthier than I have been in about 10 years.

I want to thank you for being there for dogs like Bertie. Learn More >

Zsa Zsa

We are so happy with Zsa Zsa. She is coming camping with us this weekend. She loves the days she comes to work with me and all the attention she gets from everyone passing by my office. They even gave her an employee ID badge! Learn More >


We just wanted to send a quick update and heartfelt thank you. We adopted our boy, Cooper – formerly Copper, in 2013, and have been madly in love with him ever since. He was an incredibly spoiled and beloved only child (except for the cat, but she’s more like a semi-benevolent ruler than a sibling), until we welcomed our first baby a couple of months ago. Learn More >


Emma’s been with us a year today. She was a stubborn one at first, but I’m glad we stuck with her – she’s the sweetest dog ever. You never really know what kind of baggage a rescue dog carries. I guess you trade off pet-less freedom for a dog’s unconditional love. BTW, all that fuzz behind her was a stuffed squeak toy two minutes earlier. Some things never change!

Guy and Michelle


Our hearts were broken from suddenly losing one of our dachshunds when I got an email from Peppertree about an upcoming adoption clinic. Our “granddog” Duke (formally named Dollar) was from Peppertree and my daughter had a fabulous experience. Learn More >


I would love to tell you about Muñeca (a/k/a Moonie or Miss Moon). She is a Puerto Rican rescue that I adopted in early March, and what a joy she is. This is a dog that everyone loves. Shy as she is, she accompanies me to meetings and visits my daughter’s exercise class, where she receives all the petting she deserves. Thanks to Peppertree and her foster homes for bringing her along so well. She is smart and funny and, I think, will be a perfect therapy dog.


My name is Rico and my brother is Harley. I am the handsome, mostly black fur baby! I was rescued from a beach in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. I never thought I would ever see a forever home again..but then it happened! Peppertree introduced me to my wonderful humans and my new brother and now my life is happy, safe and fun. As you can see, I am really spoiled!


Costello is one of the best Christmas presents ever!! He is nothing but sweetness. He has fit into our family unit so well, it’s hard to imagine life without him. Thank you and your organization for saving this small bundle of love from the miserable life he obviously had. Hopefully there’s nothing but kindness and caring ahead of him for a long time. Hope all at Peppertree have the best of all holidays. You certainly made ours brighter.
       Dick & Janet Brooks

Penny (formerly known as Cocoabean)

I went to support the adoption clinic at Miller’s Animal Hospital in September. I was not looking for a third dog, as I have two Dachshunds; one I adopted (Molly) and one I rescued (Cocoa-Bean) shortly after I lost my dog Faith and my husband Lou, both in 2009. My dog Darla (English Setter) was so lonely in an empty house without them when I went to work. And so I brought home new pals which she enjoyed. Learn More >

Lucky (aka Elroy)

Lucky brings so much happiness to our home. It’s been so awesome having him here. Lucky sleeps on his bed on our son’s floor at night, he just loves Lucky so much. He is keeping track of how many “Lucky leans” he gets. Lucky gets lots of walks and is my new running partner also. He likes to be close to us and we like it, too. Learn More >


Just wanted to share a little update of Millie as the two month mark of her adoption approaches, although it seems like so much longer, it’s hard to remember what our life was like before her! Millie has adjusted so well, she is up to 45 pounds and is as energetic as ever. She went for what we believe was her first swim (based on her shocked reaction) about a week ago and loved it, Learn More >


Darcy (formerly DeeDee) came to us on Superbowl Sunday, 2013. She is a very kind-hearted, beautiful and wonderful girl. Darcy is very good with our children. Every time we take her out for a long walk we always hear about how beautiful she is and then we get the million dollar question “What kind of dog is she?” Learn More >


Thank you for giving us the opportunity to open our home to Tallulah. She is such a good girl and we love her so much! She fits right in our family perfectly. It’s funny to see how much she acts like our children. When they wake up in the morning, they ask for a few more minutes to sleep. Tallulah does this too! Learn More >


Kisses came to live with us in late June. My husband and I knew from the first evening of visiting her at her foster home that we were right for each other. A 7 year old chocolate Lab, she’s so easy going and undemanding, the perfect dog for an all too indolent older couple. We take easy strolls around the neighborhood, now extending to the woodland trails nearby, perfect for all of us. Learn More >