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Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Latham Petsmart, 609 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110

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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.

CocoaCOCOA - 1 year old female Pit Bull mix - Cocoa is a sweet, enthusiastic girl with so much love to give! She had a rough start at life but a good Samaritan stepped in to make sure the rest of her life would be happy. You would not know her life was not always so happy when you meet her though, Cocoa adores people. She is simply excited to meet everyone and thinks everyone is there to pet her. Cocoa is smart, loving, and loves to play. She would do particularly well with a male dog to play with in the home, as Cocoa is a confident girl and we are not sure how she would do living with another female. Cocoa does well with other dogs but was not socialized so she gets very excited when meeting new dogs and needs to be reminded that not all dogs like another dog rushing up to them. She is simply too excited to make new friends! Cocoa does very well in the house but is still a puppy at heart and will need housebreaking reminders when she first arrives, and she is a strong girl who loves walks so a no-pull harness would be a wonderful addition to her life. If you are interested in Cocoa please fill out an application through Peppertree Rescue and we will forward applications to her current home.

JoeyJOEY - 5 year old male Golden mix. Joey is an affectionate boy who would love to join your family - would you like him to join yours? Joey knows basic commands, has excellent house manners, loves children and is very people oriented. He is a happy boy who loves affection and is a devoted companion. Plus he is handsome! Joey is used to a quiet life in the country, and is a bit unsure out and about so he might not be right for a bustling neighborhood, but, when he is nervous he will happily focus on his person and follow their lead, and is eager to please. Joey lives with a female dog and we suspect he would do well living with another female, of similar energy. He might not be the right match for every dog though as he hasn't met many, and can be a little overwhelmed by some. Joey has never lived with cats and we are not sure how he would do with them. If you are interested in Joey please contact Gale or Andrew at 917-863-5994.

SinatraSINATRA - Sinatra - 3 year old male Husky/Shepherd mix. Hi, my name is Sinatra, although some of you may remember me as Cooper. My previous owner loved me very much but was restricted to a wheelchair, so I was never really walked. All I knew was my back yard and inside my apartment, I was never socialized and now am very shy because of it. My new owners took me in even though I took a couple days to trust them and show them how wonderful I was. But they say I was well worth the wait! Once I trust you, I am such a loyal, affectionate, goofy lover! I love all other dogs, big and small, male and female. I play so gentle and even the little pugs and beagles enjoy playing with me at the dog park. I would love to go to a home where I would have a doggy brother or sister. However I don't like cats at all, I love to chase them! And I love to chase squirrels and chipmunks too. When I first came to my new owner's home I had some resource guarding issues with bones and Kongs, but after only several weeks of them working with me and showing me it is okay to share, I now let them take tasty treats right out of my mouth whenever they want. They are so proud of me for me this!!! I also listen really well, I know sit, down, high five (left paw and right paw) and I know leave it. Actually I'm a pro at leave it! My owners throw pieces of steak right at my feet and tell me leave it, and I sit there and look at it and wait patiently, I'll wait at long as it takes, cause I'm impressive like that. When I'm off leash, I usually go on adventures hunting squirrels and don't come back when they call. I never run away for good, because I am so attached to my owners. But when they put my E-Collar on me I know to listen, and come when it beeps. My house manners are impeccable, they leave me home uncrated and I don't destroy anything ever. I don't even mess with all the baby toys all over. Although I have all these awesome qualities, I still have stuff I need some work on. I am still very shy around people I don't know, I'm scared of bikes and being outside if it is dark. Because I can be so stressed and skittish in those situations, my owners are looking for a home for me without children. If my owners didn't have a baby, they wouldn't send me away. They love me so much and feel I'm the best dog in the whole world, but need to do what's best for me and baby. Please consider adopting me. All I need is a little love and patience and I will be the best friend and the best dog you ever had! If you want to meet me please contact Becky at 518-337-3954. (7/15/14)

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.

AriesARIES - ARIES - 2 year old male Rottweiler. Aries came into the shelter as a stray last May. They believe he may have been living outside as he was covered in dust. Aries is very sweet with people and loves to lean his body into you for attention - be careful you don't fall over! His little nub of a tail wags as fast it can. Aries is in need of someone familiar with guardian breeds, as he does not do well with other dogs and has some handling issues with people he does not trust. However, once he knows you he will be your loyal buddy! He already knows sit, down and shake and will probably learn many more! Please contact Chelsea at (315) 738-4357 or go to the website, for more information. (4/21/14)

EmmaEMMA - Meet our Emma! Emma needs a foster or adoptive home! This wonderful dog came to us pregnant and delivered 7 beautiful babies. Emma is a wonderful girl who is an absolute love. She has allowed us to do everything with her and her babies without a fuss. Emma is loving and sweet and loves to spend time with her people. She is a dominant female so we would only place her in a home with a submissive male or as an only dog. Emma absolutely adores people and loves nothing more than spending time with her humans. She is about 38 pounds. If interested in Emma, please contact Help Orphan Puppies at or view their site at (4/17/14)

JettaJETTA - A VERY petite 11 month old Border Collie mix, possibly Jack Russell terrier, Jetta is a sweet girl, really adorable. She loves everyone and loves attention, happy to be with her person instantly. Such a charmer, she wants to meet everyone who comes to the Farm and happily wags her tail with excitement to get attention. She's quite the cuddler, too, nestling right in on the chair or couch for relaxing time. Jetta is smart as can be, eager to learn and loves the stimulation of new activities. She is also super fast and Jetta is a toy girl, too, hilarious as she races around having found her favorite 'teddy'! She is good with submissive males since she's a bit bossy. She is about 30 pounds and not good with cats. She is best in an adult home with a fenced yard. For more information about Jetta, please contact Glen Highland Farm at 607-263-5415 or visit for an application. (5/2/14)

Lady & brandy's storyLADY & BRANDY'S STORY - Four-year-old Lady and Brandy were found roaming around together in northeastern AL. While they may not look alike, these girls are “sisters” in every way. Lady is a pretty purebred Golden girl who weighs about 74 pounds, and her BFF, Brandy, is a Golden/St Bernard mix weighing about the same at 79 pounds. Together, they are stunning with their coordinated coloring! Brandy and Lady are the perfect complement to one another. Lady is a happy-go-lucky girl with an impish Golden personality. Brandy takes Lady’s antics in stride and you can almost see her shaking her head and thinking, “what a silly girl!” The girls love to run around and play together. Where ever one is, the other is sure to also be found. Take a look at the girls in their video ( At their foster home on a farm in CT, they get along wonderfully with the other dogs, the cats, the goats, and even the peacocks! Please contact Donna at for details on adoption.(6/24/14)

MannyMANNY - 1 year old male mix. Manny's breed mixes are anyone's guess - lab? bullmastiff? rhodesian ridgeback? All we know is that whatever he is, Manny is good natured and loves to play, play, play! Manny has been at the shelter since he was a puppy and is desperately in need of a home. Manny is very energetic but also very smart - he would make the perfect agility or flyball partner. He gets on well with other dogs and has more manners with them than he does with people. Please contact Chelsea at (315) 738-4357 or go to the website, for more information. (4/21/14)

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.

EmmaEMMA - Emma is a blind bulldog/boxer mix that came from a very bad situation in Florida in hopes of a new life with a new family. We were told she was great with other dogs, and excited to introduce her and her "seeing eye dog" companion to our pups. Unfortunately, Emma was immediately aggressive with all of our dogs and has now turned on her companion dog as well. We had a professional dog trainer work with us and he agrees that while she is very good with humans, due to her former life (she has many scars from attacks by other dogs), a home with no other pets is a must. Emma loves cuddling, playing with her squeaky toys and gets along amazingly well for a dog without sight - it truly is amazing to watch how quickly she maps a room and acclimates to her surroundings! Only a forever home committed to loving this girl will be considered, as she is family to us and deserves a life devoid of stress and fear that other dogs seem to cause. It breaks our heart to have to give her up, but she does not feel safe around all of our dogs. Emma is housebroken, and we have all her shots up to date and current medical records. She also has a pet finder membership (donated for life from and has been microchipped. If you can give her this special home she needs, please contact us today! Either email us at, or call 518-429-9171. (5/19/14)

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