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Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 am - 1:30pm

Lathan Petco 664 New Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110

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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.

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.

LuckyLUCKY - (~ DOB 01/13) Lucky is a sweet girl who loves hanging on the couch and snuggling, along with giving lots of kisses. She loves children. She also enjoys playing with other dogs. She likes tennis and racket balls, Nylon chew bone and pull and tug toys. Her energy level is low to moderate. Lucky is crate trained if needed. She rides great in the car and likes going places. She needs a home without cats. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. Lucky was a rescue from a shelter in N.C. She has been in a foster home and is now ready to find her forever home. Please contact Diane if interested in Lucky at

MaryMARY - 6 year old female Wheaten Terrier mix. Mary spent the last three years of her life providing loving companionship to her owner, but unfortunately her owner has passed, and Mary is in search of someone new to love - preferably someone who is really good at giving belly rubs. Mary has excellent house manners, does not need a crate, knows basic commands and is even good off leash, although she will chase a bunny if the opportunity presents itself. She has never lived with other dogs but when introduced to dogs she did very well and even wanted to play - we think she would do just fine living with a canine friend, but what really matters to Mary is having that special person to love. She is the type of dog that follows her person around the house or yard and just enjoys keeping them company. Mary was not raised with cats and prefers to be left alone by them - while we think she could live with a dog savvy cat, we are not sure she will do well with all cats. If you are interested in Mary please submit an application through Peppertree and it will be forwarded to her family.

MaxMAX - 4 year old male - Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian - Max is as cute as a button and sweet as can be. He is an affectionate guy that loves to snuggle and be with his person, and likes to be carried around as much as he likes going for walks. Max is very connected and knows when you are sad and need some extra love, and is happy to provide it. He is house trained, has good house manners, and does well with other dogs and cats too! Max has never been around children and seems a little unsure of small kids, but would do fine with children 6 years old and up who are respectful of his size. Max is looking for a new home because he does not like to be left alone, and gets anxious. His family works during the day and while they have tried to help Max feel secure, they feel a home with someone who is around more will be better for him - even though they are very sad to say good-bye. If you are interested in Max, please fill out an application with Peppertree Rescue (, and we will forward it along to his family.

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.

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.

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.

MaliMALI - Mali is a 1.5 year old female lab mix who is looking for her forever home outside of the city. She is funny, loving and likes to get belly rubs and snuggles. She is very smart and learns tricks easily. She knows many basic behaviors including sit, down, leave, stay, come, wait, search and paw. She has lovely household manners and great self control around food - no table or counter-surfing for her! She loves to play and be chased by her doggie friends but would do better in a home as an only dog. She has never been around cats so we are not sure how she would do living with them. Mali loves to learn new tricks, play, go on walks, go on hikes and swim, but at the same time she is a very mellow and relaxed dog around the home. She’s originally from the south and is not adjusting to the noises in New York City so she would do best in a home in a suburban or more rural area. She bonds quickly with new people, but she can be shy around male strangers. Mali has a Facebook page: . For more information about Mali, please email or call Mirjam at 617.320.8607. (1/16/15)

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