Peppertree Rescue awarded 2017 APF Animal Advocacy Award

At the Tails by Twillight Gala on Friday, April 21st, 2017 Peppertree Rescue was honored to receive Animal Protective Foundations Animal Advocacy Award.

Peppertree Rescue would like to thank everyone at Animal Protective Foundation for the award, we are truly touched and honored to be a part of such a wonderful rescue community.  We would not be able to do the work we do without the support of so many other rescues and shelters, or without the support of our volunteers, adopters and donors.

Peppertree Rescue has been a rescue for 18 years now, 18 years of helping dogs, 18 years of serving our community, and we hope to continue to serve our community for many more years to come.

Thank you again to the Animal Protective Foundation, their staff, their volunteers, and their supporters.  It was a lovely night and we appreciate all you do, and your ongoing support.

Furry Fun Run – April 29th!

Get ready for our 10th Annual Furry Fun Run – a 5k Walk/Run to benefit Peppertree Rescue!

Registration kicks off at 8am, with the race starting promptly at 9:15am – we will have a warm up by Foundry Fitness and as always, prizes for the top three females, males, and dogs – as well as the top three fundraisers!

You can find out more information here or sign up to run/walk here!  If you are not in the area or available on the 29th we are even offering a Virtual 5K option so you can join us from afar – you just let us know your time, and we will send you your medal!

For those who would rather just donate, do not worry we have something for you too!

Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

Adult Easter Egg Hunt being held to benefit Peppertree Rescue and Out of the Pits!

We are excited to announce that the friends and family of Dutch Rogers, a much loved and missed dog, are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and After Party to benefit Peppertree Rescue and Out of the Pits!

You can get more information here or check out their Facebook event page here!


Spaghetti Dinner – November 19th!

Join us at the Cohoes Senior Center for our 10th Annual Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Peppertree Rescue!  This is a do not miss event on Saturday, November 19th.

Take out starts at 4:30pm, sit down dinner starts at 5pm and we will be seating the last people at 7:30pm.

Adults are just $12, children $5, 5 years old and under eat free!

Meals include spaghetti with homemade meatballs and sausage, with a marinara or pesto option for our vegan or vegetarian friends, along with Italian bread, salad, and a beverage.

Homemade desserts will be for sale if you are still hungry! Do not miss this great event.

The Cohoes Senior Center is located at 10 Cayuga Plaza, Cohoes, NY

Download our flyer here to help spread the word!


Alumni Picnic – October 9th!

Join our annual gathering of Peppertree friends, family, volunteers, and dogs, lots of dogs! On Sunday October 9th from Noon to 3pm we will be at the Main Pavilion at Cook Park in Colonie, NY.  Click here for directions!

You do not need to have a Peppertree dog to attend, everyone is welcome to this event as long as they enjoy the company of people and dogs. Please e-mail us at to RSVP and help us plan for this great event!

There will be burgers, hot dogs, Chef Grimaldi’s Famous grilled chicken and homemade veggie burgers too! Just $10 a person, and all to benefit Peppertree Rescue!

2015 Holiday Appeal!

Please consider clicking here and making a donation to help us bring more smiles to more dogs in 2016! 


We can tell their stories, but for some of our dogs their smiling faces say it so much better. As we say farewell to 2015 please join us in celebrating just a few of our success stories through these before-and-after photographs in the video, and please consider making a donation so we can celebrate even more in 2016!

Mesa, now Zoey, was found as an area stray underweight, missing hair and struggling to walk. Struggle is clearly no longer a part of this vibrant dog’s vocabulary.

Severe allergies left Simba debilitated with skin infections and missing fur. Today he is as handsome as he is sweet.

A broken elbow, requiring orthopedic surgery and long-term rehab, left Khloe the lab puppy without a home. Thanks to her foster home she is playing again after months of recovery.

needed double cherry eye surgery and many teeth removed when his owner’s health issues left him in a shelter. He had surgery and was loved in his foster home until a spinal tumor was too much for him to conquer.

, renamed Marilla, was found as a scared stray with skin and eye infections. Now she is a spoiled, smiling Therapy Dog.

Emaciated Bayou arrived with a cancerous growth and serious anxiety. His foster helped him heal inside and out and found him a perfect home.

Carson was hit by a car in NYC, unable to walk. Facing euthanasia he needed a rescue to give him a chance. His fosters helped us do that and more – they adopted him and gave him a family.

Felix, now Chunk, was left in a shelter because of landlord issues, but we soon discovered he needed bladder stone surgery too. Today Chunk is stone free and will never be without a home again.
We found out about Holli through another rescue group, one that could not afford her orthopedic surgery. Once we saw her face, we had to learn more about her, and when we heard about her sweet temperament and loving heart, we knew she was a Peppertree Dog. It cost Peppertree Rescue over $6,000 to help Holli find a home, and while we had assistance from a generous grant from Lab Med, Holli was our most costly rescue in 2015 – and completely worth it. Her new canine sister agrees.

China Rose
pulled on our heartstrings from the moment we met her at a local shelter. She was shutting down in the kennels where she was surrendered after having had a litter of pups – we can only assume it was not her first. She was missing fur, had a serious upper respiratory infection, and was in desperate need of some TLC. She was very stressed and took time to relax, but never lost her wonderful personality. Clearly she is not stressed anymore, and loves her new brother Mike.
One year – Severide, aka Sevvy, took one year to find his home, but all that he did in that year astounded us. Sevvy is not a typical dog: he is deaf, and has neurological issues, but he did not let anything hold him back. He overcame his anxiety, he earned his Canine Good Citizen certificate, and he wiggled his happy way into our hearts. Sevvy’s fosters stuck by him and it was a privilege to watch them help him go from huddling in the corner of a living room and flinching when touched, to playing and engaging with people and other dogs. Because of them he found his forever home.

Please visit our YouCaring Page to make a donation to this campaign!

Alumni Picnic – October 4th, 2015!

alumnipicnic2015Mark your calendars!  Our Alumni Picnic is booked for Sunday, October 4th at the Sharon Springs Pavilion in Cook Park in the Village of Colonie!

We cannot wait to see all our amazing alumni and their fabulous families!  We will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade sausage, Chef Grimaldi’s famous chicken and lots of sides and salads – with apple crisp to finish it all off!

Just $10 for adults, $5 for kids, dogs are free!