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Peppertree Rescue in Albany, New York is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization supported entirely by donations, grants, and adoption fees. Founded in 1999 their mission is as follows:
Their primary goal is to help find homes for dogs who have the character and temperament commonly associated with Golden Retrievers:
Any dog, regardless of breed or mix, that exhibits these traits will qualify for their rehoming program. Dogs facing euthanasia or who are living in unfit conditions are given priority.
All rescued dogs are placed in temporary foster homes where they're socialized and given any necessary medical treatment prior to adoption.
In addition to the shelter’s adoption web page and social media channels, new homes are found for their dogs through weekend adoption events.
With so many animals in need of forever homes, you're sure to find the right pet for you at Peppertree Rescue. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a new pet from Peppertree Rescue? Here's how it works:
Once you adopt, you become part of the Peppertree Family. The rescue is committed to their dogs and families for life, so reach out if you have any adjustment concerns or simply need some advice.
Adoption fees at Peppertree Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery (for dogs 6+ months old), heartworm and intestinal worm testing and treatment (if necessary), and age-appropriate vaccinations.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.