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Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Latham Petco, 664 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110

Saturday, October 1, 2016
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Neighbor's Corner

Privately-Owned Dogs Evaluated by Peppertree

The dogs are still living with their owners but need to find a new home. Each of these dogs has been evaluated by Peppertree and the descriptions are accurate based on our assessment. (We must note, however, that we do not have the detailed knowledge that we gain about dogs that are actually in the program and in our own foster homes.)

As space and time permit, we may be taking some, perhaps all, of these dogs into our program based on availability of appropriate foster homes. Our priority, however, must always be the equally-qualified dogs who are in shelters and have no more time left. In the meantime, you are encouraged to consider these dogs and to arrange a meeting if you feel they may be suitable for your home. The owner's contact information is listed below the description. (Where Peppertree has agreed to do the screening, that will be indicated.)

If you think that you might be interested in fostering one of these dogs for Peppertree, please email Whenever we are informed by an owner that a dog in this category is available to come to a clinic, a description of the dog will be included in the clinic announcement sent to all active applicants.

Neighbor's Corner dogs will be listed for 3 months. If the listing has expired and the dog is still available, it is the responsibility of the listing party to send in an updated description and information.

Please note: The dogs listed below are not yet in the Peppertree program. For information on any of the dogs listed below, please refer to the contact information that is listed in each dog's description.

BanditBANDIT - 8 year old male Chihuahua mix - 15 lbs - Looking for a buddy that likes walks and lounging around equally? Bandit is your fellow! He is a nice dog with great house manners and a confident personality in the house, but sometimes can be a bit overwhelmed meeting new people and likes a slow introduction. Bandit has lived with multiple dogs and cats and is social, although we think he has a touch of a Napoleon Complex so mellow canine companions may keep the house hold running smoothest. Because he startles easily he should not be placed with kids, and unfortunately vets scare him so his new family needs to be aware that new or scary things should be introduced slowly - and preferably with a side of cheese, he really loves cheese! Bandit was recently adopted by a family who realized he was not a fit for their house, but prior to that he was with one family for 7 years, and we're hoping the right family will come along and be the perfect match! If you are interested in Bandit please fill out an application through Peppertree Rescue.

BeasleyBEASLEY - 5 year old male Brussels Griffon - Looking for a low key companion that enjoys snuggling on the couch as much as he enjoys a walk? Beasley might just be the fellow for you. This handsome guy is sweet and quite the personality once he gets to know you. Beasley does well with dogs his size and energy level but he does not enjoy pesky puppies that want to play, and he needs to be placed in an adult home as the hustle and bustle of kids can be overwhelming for a little dog like him. Beasley does like to announce his people's comings and goings so he is not the right dog for an apartment but any other house with a lap that needs a dog would suit him just fine. For more information on Beasley please contact

LukeLUKE - 7 yr old male neutered beagle. Luke's owners' lives have changed a bit and they need to find him a new home. He is a nice boy that loves to be outside. Luke is good with older children and loves to play with other dogs. He is a little unsure of small children, like babies and toddlers. Luke is house trained, and good inside, but he really likes to be out sniffing, as that is what he was bred to do. He needs a little work on coming when called because he just follows his nose. He loves treats and will come for them. Luke is used to being an independent dog so he doesn't need people all of the time. He is in great shape, and can act quite puppy like. If you think he might be a fit for your home, call Michelle at 518-653-1803.

MaggieMAGGIE - 5 year old female pit bull - 55 lb - Are you a runner or an athlete looking for a training partner? Do you have an active family? Maggie is a beautiful 5 year old pit bull currently living in the Albany area. She is housebroken, crate trained, and treadmill trained. She is excellent on a leash, especially when going out for runs, which she loves all year long. Her favorite activities include playing hide and seek with her ball, and playing fetch especially with a frisbee. Maggie learns quickly and has amazing focus, especially when treats are involved. She is very intelligent and athletic, and would do best in an active household. Because she can be boisterous and get very excited, Maggie should not be placed in a home with small children. Maggie is selective about living with and meeting other dogs, and should be cat tested. She absolutely loves people and can't help herself when it comes to giving lots of kisses. Maggie loves to end her day with lots of snuggles and is great at hogging the blankets. Interested adopters should complete the adoption application on or

Guest Listings

A helping hand to other rescues.

Please note: The dogs listed below are not in the Peppertree program. For information on any of the dogs listed under Guest Listings, please refer to the contact information that is listed in each dog's description.

ArabelleARABELLE - Arabelle is a lab mix, approximately 9-10 months old, 45 lbs and fully vetted. She is good with other dogs and is working on basic obedience. She is a high energy girl and will need an active person who will continue working with her training and will provide her with enough exercise on a daily basis. Arabelle is coming along well with housebreaking and plays well with other dogs who also enjoy rough-and-tumble play. It would be best if she was paired with another young male. For more information, please contact Barb at 729 6370.

BaileyBAILEY - Bailey is a 7 year old purebred Irish Setter, neutered, approx. 80 lbs. He is good with other dogs but not cats. We would like to place him in a home with children over approx. 10. For more information about Bailey, please call Barb at 729 6370.

BoomerBOOMER - Boomer is a sweet boy with a gentle demeanor. He is a 2yr old retriever-terrier mix, weighing in around 58lbs. Boomer loves to play with other dogs, but he's also happy to get love and attention from him human friends. Boomer likes to snuggle and makes himself at home quickly by cozying up on the couch. Boomer is pretty easy-going and seems to blend well with new people and places. What a great guy! He loves kids and would prefer a cat-free home. :-) For more information about Boomer, please email .

LandonLANDON - Landon- (~ 04/2014) He is a larger dog and his weight is around 65 pounds. His coat is gorgeous and his body is solid. There is one big question mark on exactly what his mix is, but whatever the mix is it has created one awesome dog. He is very dog friendly, but absolutely loves people and is very affectionate (hugging, kissing, and snuggling) He will roll on his side or back for a chest and belly rub. He is just a large teddy bear. He currently knows sit, lay down, stay, come, touch, focus and basic command of leave it. He has a good handle on basic house manners and taking care of his business outside. He neutered and is up to date on his vaccinations. If interested in Landon contact Diane at

LuluLULU - Two-year-old female American Bulldog. Upstate Underdog believes every dog has a superpower, and Lulu’s superpower is finding the most comfortable place in the house to nap. (Just watch her locate the bed closest to the fireplace on a chilly night. It’s amazing!) She is a big, gorgeous, loyal, goofy girl who’s looking for a family able to give her a consistent spot in their home and heart. She does hang out with other dogs, but she doesn’t have an “off switch”, so she needs to be the only dog in the house or live with humans who will consistently monitor all dog-dog interactions to make sure she doesn’t continue playing when the other dog wants a break. She chases cats, so a cat-free home is also needed. Lulu’s forever humans need to be sturdy because when she gets excited she still tends to jump and/or pull a lot, so a home with kids or other easily-knocked-over people won’t work. You can be Lulu’s superhero by finding out more about her and our adoption process at or e-mail them at

Miss piggyMISS PIGGY - This southern cutie is Miss Piggy and she is approximately three to four years old. Her weight is in the fifty pound range. She is a happy girl with a really nice personality. She is very expressive with her eyes and use them to communicate. She very much enjoys spending time around her humans whether it is hanging on the couch, taking a walk, going somewhere in the car or engaging in play together. She likes chew toys and they are a must for her. Other toys that interest her are ropes for chewing or playing tug a war, tennis balls for a jaw workout, catch or chasing after. Miss Piggy also likes stuffed toys, but they don't last due to her need to pull the stuffing out. She walks pretty good on a leash and ride really well in the car. Missy Piggy practices yoga and does full body and legs stretches throughout the day. She loves treats and takes treats nicely, and one of her favorites is cheese. Not lady like, but she is quite the belcher after a good meal. Miss Piggy is dog friendly. She would do well as an only dog or with a male canine friend. She is not cat tested. There is a short video clip of Miss Piggy at She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. If interested in Miss Piggy contact Diane at

RedRED - Red, 5 year old male pitbull, 50 lbs. Red is a lovable, sweet boy who needs a foster or forever home. He came to Sunnyside Veterinary Hospital by way of Schenectady Animal Control in July 2012...four years is far too long without a home to call his own. This smushy guy loves people and is friendly with male and female dogs. He's had some obedience training and is particularly good at sitting for treats and takes them gently. This bouncy boy may make a good running or hiking companion. Red is probably too interested in cats to live with one. Because he has lived in a kennel for four years, he will likely take a little time to get acclimated in a home. This handsome boy thoroughly enjoys car rides. If you're interested in Red, please fill out an adoption application through Peppertree Rescue or call Susan at (518) 281-0555.

Stevie wonderSTEVIE WONDER - 7 year old male pit bull mix - There are many things we can tell you about Stevie Wonder, but the first and likely the most obvious is that he is blind. And without a doubt this could be a challenge for many dogs. But Stevie gets along incredibly well. Once he learns his surroundings he settles right in. So if you think of discounting him because of his lack of sight please keep an open mind. When it comes to personality, to meet Stevie is to absolutely LOVE him. He is joyful and sweet natured and it is really easy to connect with him. He is good with other friendly dogs, totally housebroken and generally an easy keeper. He is interested in cats but he can certainly be kept away from them with a few well placed baby gates. He has taken basic obedience classes and is a well mannered fellow. If you are interested in meeting Stevie Wonder then please fill out an application with Out of the Pits at - he is a lovely dog that has been in and out of rescue a few times, and we are eager to see him find his forever home

SullivanSULLIVAN - Sullivan is about a year old, He is a Rottie mix that came in as a stray. Sullivan is a loving boy once he gets to know you. Some high school boys have been playing with him but would not recommend small children. Sullivan needs an owner who is a experienced big dog owner as he will need some training. If interested call Kathy at 518 661 6609

Other Dogs Available for Adoption

These dogs are not part of the Peppertree program. Either we have not had time or personnel to evaluate them, or their owners want to entirely be in charge of the placement. You should contact the person listed to learn more about the dog. Please let us know if you adopt the dog or if the description given here is misleading or significantly incomplete.

Please note: If you would like to list your dog in the Neighbor's Corner, please send an email with a description of the dog, contact information and a .jpg photo (no wider than 150 pixels) as an attachment to

Neighbor's Corner dogs will be listed for 3 months. If the listing has expired and the dog is still available, it is the responsibility of the listing party to send in an updated description and information.

Frida and gretaFRIDA AND GRETA - 8 year old female German Shepherds. This beautiful bonded pair of German Shepherds is in need of a new home through no fault of their own. Their family's 20 month old son has been found to have severe allergies to dogs and they are affecting his health quite negatively despite their best efforts with medications, vaccuuming, brushing, etc. The family has made the hard decision to find them a new home. They are your classic family dogs and all you think of when you think of German Shepherds - loyal, smart, sweet and people loving. They have lived with a cat briefly and were fine, but unfortunately they do not do well meeting new dogs. They are in excellent health and super easy keepers - low energy, good house manners. They just like to be pet and hang out with their person, or maybe play a game of fetch if you have the time. Please call 802-779-9251 if you think you might be the right home for these two special girls. They are very loved and the family is eager to find a home that will love them as much as they do.

RoxyROXY - Roxy is an eight year old AKC Shepherd. She is extremely playful and just loves her soccer balls. She loves to swim and play in water sprinklers. She ha been raised with 2 children and has always been protective of them. She is a good watch dog, does not miss a thing. Roxy is very well house trained and has no bad habits in the home. She loves to ride in the suv. She is leash trained but will pull on the leash if she sees something. Roxy is a very dominant female and will not get along with other females. She has lived fine with 2 other male dogs. She would have to have a fenced in yard to keep her safe and does well in one. She prefers to be outside and chooses cold over heat. She is spayed and is up to date on all vaccines and recently had all blood work done and was perfect. She has always been good at the vets, does prefer women over men in that field though. For more information about Roxy, please contact Peppertree and we will pass it on to her owner.

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