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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Niskayuna Petsmart 406 Balltown Road,Schenectady, NY 12304

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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.

GeorgiaGEORGIA - 11 month old French Bulldog/Beagle mix. Georgia loves you and she hasn't even met you yet! Mostly because Georgia loves everyone and everything - life is so exciting to her! She is Miss Enthusiasm! (Please forgive the excessive exclamation points, they just suit her bouncy personality). Georgia is a happy girl who has a lot of love to give, although she is in need of a bit of training. She is just so excited about things she cannot help herself and sometimes forgets her manners and will jump and lick you! Or jump on another dog, or just jump! Georgia is very much a puppy in spirit. She is amazing with people and just loves to love. She will snuggle for hours and just wants to soak up the attention. Georgia is good with children as well, although she can sometimes overwhelm them if they are not used to an enthusiastic dog. She is good with other dogs most of the time, but is a bossy girl who likes to be in charge, and does not always take no for an answer - she has the Frenchie stubbornness! Georgia is crate trained and is still perfecting her house training - like a lot of Frenchies, and Frenchie mixes, they take a lot of consistency to perfect that, and in a busy household she is just not getting the schedule she needs to make it all click. Unfortunately, as much as they love her Georgia's family cannot offer her the time and exercise she needs, and want to see her in a home where she can get the attention she deserves. They love her and know she is going to flourish in the right home. If you are interested in adopting Georgia please fill out an application through Peppertree Rescue.

NikoNIKO - 3 year old male Beagle/German Shepherd mix, 43 lb. Niko is hoping you will consider letting him enter into your home and your heart. Niko is a smart dog who loves his people, and loves to snuggle, so much so that you might find him nudging your hand to remind you that he is far more fun than the TV. He knows his basic obedience and loves to play games like fetch, although fetch can sometimes become a game of keep away if Niko has his way! He is all about fun and love - his family calls him a love sponge. Unfortunately, Niko had a rough start in life and that has left him with some baggage, he does not like to be crated, and he does not like to be left alone but as long as he is left with a treat and his routine is followed he is okay, he just needs a bit of patience and would prefer someone who is around more often than they are gone. Niko can also sometimes guard the water dish from other animals, likely related to his early days as a stray. He is fine with people but he does not like to share his water with his canine sibling, and will try to drink it all before the other dog, leaving his family to wonder if deep down Niko would be happier as an only dog. Although Niko could live with a dog who is a right fit – someone who will play with him and let him be the boss. Niko has never been around children but his owners feel he would do well with older children who will appreciate his enthusiastic spirit. Niko cannot live with cats, as he will chase them. He has been Heartworm tested (4DX - neg x 4), vaccinated for Rabies, DHLPP, Lyme & Bordetella, has had regular monthly Heartworm and flea preventative. He is very loving, knows basic obedience, and would come with all his “stuff.” Please help us find the best place for Niko, where he can be his happiest, as well as bring his new caretakers as much happiness as they give to him! If you are interested in Niko please fill out an application through Peppertree and we will forward it to his owners.

PhantomPHANTOM - 3.5 year old male Bulldog/Pit Bull mix - Phantom is a dashing fellow who likes people in general but HIS people get an extra special happy dance. This social guy loves to go on walks and is always up for some play, especially if it involves playing fetch with a tennis ball, but he also appreciates some cuddle time on the couch. Phantom would love a nice yard to play in! We have not seen him around other dogs but we are told he does well with other dogs in public and is a pretty easy-going guy. It was reported that Phantom has lived with other dogs, based on his suspected breed combo we think he would do best with females, but may enjoy another easy-going male as a friend. Phantom is house trained and has excellent house manners too! While he is not a Peppertree dog at this time his owners are asking that you fill out an application through Peppertree, and it will be forwarded to them.

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.

ChesterCHESTER - 1 year old male German Shorthaired Pointer - Chester is a handsome liver purebred pointer in search of an active, loving home. He currently lives with a family who loves him very much but unfortunately realizes they cannot offer him the type of home he needs. Chester is an active boy that loves to play fetch, romp with other dogs, and snuggle with his family. But Chester also loves to learn and thrives when his mind is working - he is a working breed after all! Just don't ask him to hunt, he does not do much pointing for a pointer. Chester would love a home that can keep his body and brain occupied - giving him time to run (maybe jog?), play with other dogs, and that will continue with his education. Maybe even try agility or fly-ball! He is a regular at Shawna's Dogs and even though he is just a year old he has already attended Basic Obedience, Loose Leash Walking and Self Control/Focus Classes and excelled. He is a bit of a teacher's pet and known to suck up to the person with food. Chester knows commands such as sit, down, watch me, leave it, drop it, and is working on come when called. He also attends daycare at Shawna’s Dogs and has MANY dog friends whom he plays very well with. Chester has lived with children but would likely to best in a quiet home. He has never lived with cats so we are not sure how he will do. Chester is a loyal and devoted dog who becomes very bonded to his family, but he sometimes can be nervous when meeting new people or having strangers unexpectedly walk into his unfenced yard when he is on his tie-out. His new owners need to be willing to provide him with positive training so that he may overcome his nervousness and gain more confidence in situations like this. If you are interested in Chester, and would like more information on him, please contact Karen at 518-573-3110 or Shawna at 518-937-2544.

LucyLUCY - Golden Retriever, 9 yr old female. Very sweet, housebroken, crate trained, gets along fine with other animals and loves children. She had been missing out on good care but has now regained some weight and her skin and fur are beginning to look much better. Lucy has been spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped and is ready for her new home. Contact: Autumn Valley Golden Retriever Rescue,

RascalRASCAL - is an 8yr old Golden Retriever mix. He is neutered and up to date on shots. He is mellow and sweet but still wants to go for walks and play! He rides great in the car too. He was brought to Regional Animal Shelter in Gloversville, NY with a severe allergy which had been untreated for a long time. His fur was missing and he was feeling rather yucky. They have nursed him back to health and now he is a beautiful, happy, tail wagging boy! He is good with cats but is stressed at the shelter and prefers to avoid other dogs - he may be able to live with the right canine companion though. But when you have Rascal in your life, you really won't need another dog - he is all you could need in a dog! Don't let his age fool you, this boy has a lot of life to live and even more love to give. To anyone who might be able to provide the loving home he truly deserves, please contact Renee at the shelter: 518-725-5956. Thank you!!

VickyVICKY - Foxhound, female, 1.5 years old. Vicky is good with other dogs and kids. She loves to be petted and snuggled. Vicky has extreme prey drive, so she should not live with cats. She is high energy and would need plenty of exercise. A secure 5 foot fence would be best for her. She is house trained and loves attention but also loves to be outside sniffing. We believe Vicky was an outside dog that needs to be shown more of the world and obedience trained. She has incredible hunting instincts and will truly shine in the right home. At the present time, inquiries about Vicky will be answered by Peppertree. For more information, please email .

ZoeyZOEY - Hi there, my name is Zoey and I'm a 2 year old hound mix full of energy! I recently graduated from the STAR Partnership program at the Albany County Jail! I'm a really smart girl but definitely have lots of energy and love to run around and get wild! I would be a great working dog for someone that has a farm, or just wants to teach me lots of new things. I play in many different play groups and I love playing with all sorts of dogs! Come on down to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society at 3 Oakland Avenue in Menands to meet me today! You can also get more info by calling at 518-434-8128.

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.

There are no neighbor's dogs available at this time. Please check back again soon.
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