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Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue, located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about 1 1/2 hours from New York City. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.

Donate now to help us raise $100,000 to replace the kennel roof and repair the dog runs - and your donation will be doubled up to $40,000! Read more HERE or make a donation below!
Pets Alive - Dog Kennel Transfurmation on Crowdrise

Join our online Pampered Chef party! Shop from the comfort of your home online. Many wonderful products to choose from including the Spring/Summer line of products of bakeware, cookware, cutlery storage products and so much more! Many have lifetime warranties! Pampered Chef consultant Vanessa Grubiak will donate 13-18% of your sale to the Dog Kennel Transfurmation campaign. Now through May 29 - go HERE.

Five Million Steps for Pets Alive!
Join us in supporting volunteer Courtney Black on her 2,200-mile journey as she walks the Appalachian Trail! She hopes to raise one dollar for every mile walked - all the benefit the animals at Pets Alive. To read more of her story - and to donate now, check out our Giving Gride HERE.

Pets Alive Kids Team Humane Education Program
Sunday, May 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Glen Arden, 214 Harriman Dr., Goshen, NY
Join us for another fun learning experience! This is the 2nd in a series of Humane Education sessions. We will start the afternoon off with the reading of Buddy Unchained by Daisy Nix and Joe Hyatt. We will wrap up the afternoon by making t-shirt rope toys for the dogs at Pets Alive and surrounding area shelters waiting to be adopted. There is no charge for this event, however, we invite you to bring an item from our wishlist such as Milk-Bone Dog Treats, Pedigree Dry Dog Food or Contractor Garbage Bags. All ages groups welcome. Register today!
This program was made possible by a grant from the Petfinder Foundation.
Pet Finder

Adair Vineyards It's Pouring Cats And Dogs cheese and wine tasting!
Saturday, June 16, anytime between 11:00am-6:00pm
Adair Vineyards, 52 Allhusen Rd, New Paltz, NY
Pets Alive and Adair Vineyards have teamed up to host a fun filled day! Enjoy the pairing of 5 Adair wines with 5 Artisanal Hudson Valley cheeses. All of Adair's wines are vegan. The day includes wine and cheese pairings, vendors, adoptable pets from Pets Alive and much more. $18.00 per person advance sales; $20.00 per person at the door. Tickets are only for the wine and cheese pairing and can be purchased HERE.

Donate a Car to Help Support Pets Alive!

Send a Gift or Memorial Card

Send a Gift of Love! Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? Make a donation to Pets Alive in someone's name and we'll send them a card that you can personalize. We currently have six cards (dogs, cats, a mouse, and a horse) to choose from, and six different occasions (Holiday, Birthday, Celebration, Sympathy, etc). Click here to see all our cards and send one today!

Sponsor a Pet!

Wish List

Join Our Emailing List
Sign up to receive our periodic email newsletter with information about animals and sanctuary happenings.

Addison and "Annie" come to town!
Help bring Addison the dog to the Forestburgh Playhouse Stage! Forestburgh Playhouse, located in Forestburgh, NY will be bringing the play, "Annie" to the stage and with it comes Addison, a rescue dog pictured here, that stars in the play. The Playhouse needs help from the community to bring Addison here so they are doing a fundraiser - a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pets Alive, and we'll also be doing dog adoption days at several of the performances that will occur this summer! You'll be supporting the arts in Sullivan County AND Pets Alive! Click HERE for more info, we need your help!

Shop now for all your favorite Avon products! Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated by Avon Consultant Lisa Costello towards our Dog Kennel Transfurmation campaign - and will be doubled! Shop and help the animals at the same time. Makeup, skin care, fragrances, jewelry, housewares, health and wellness and more! Shop now! Sale ends on May 29

amazonSmile Buying something on Amazon? Go to this special Pets Alive link: AmazonSmile. Amazon makes a donation to us based on your purchase!

Taking a trip? Check out CD Trips, LLC for organized, hassle-free and FUN trips to baseball games, New York City day trips, overnight trips and more! AND Pets Alive benefits!
When you see a HEART on a trip page, YOU get to choose the charitable organization that benefits from your trip! Pets Alive is among the many charities that benefits. Just select Pets Alive from the "Select Your Benefit Organization" drop down menu at booking checkout. We will in turn receive a donation from CD Trips. A huge thank you to CD Trips for your generosity.
Check out their website and book your trip today!

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Tenemos horas abiertas de adopción siete días a la semana entre las 10 de la mañana y las 4 de la tarde. Si ya tienes un perro en casa, por favor tráigalo a nuestra santuario contigo, porque una introducción al nuevo perro es un requisito. Introducciones de perro toman lugar entre las 10 de la mañana y las 4 de la tarde. leer más

Pets Alive is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization!
It's simple.
◾ Shop pet products on
◾ Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
◾ Then select our organization listed as Pets Alive animal sanctuary!
Learn more at

Click here to see our on-going events!

Seniors For Seniors Program

Pets Alive works with the Office of the Aging to provide senior pets to senior citizens. Four legged friends are a real health benefit to senior citizens! Pets help the elderly live longer, happier and healthier lives!

Special Needs

Biggest need right now is for large black garbage bags (yard size), paper towels, Libman wonder mopheads, High Efficiency laundry detergent, dog toys, Panacur dewormer (the big bottles of equine liquid has been working well for us!), Advantixx or Frontline for dogs, Panacur Dewormer, Ivermectin, disinfectant wet wipes, bleach, and Slip leads. You can also donate from our Amazon Wish list

Bring us your clothes & shoes!

A clothing and shoe recycling program is a fun and easy way to help others plus fundraise for Pets Alive at the same time! Do you have clothes, shoes and handbags in your closet that should have been disposed of? Drop them off in any of the bins we have around town or at our sanctuary.

Support Our Sponsors

Business Partners

Use Goodsearch or iGive

Help Pets Alive every time you shop online and search the web by downloading the GoodSearch Pets Alive toolbar or use the iGive toolbar. We get 2 cents for every search you make.

Adoptable Cats

Felix!We have many adoptable cats at Pets Alive! Cats of all sizes and colors and temperaments. If you have space in your home, come on by and visit. Find a friend!
Take a look at all our available cats!

The Dogs!

Nemo!Dogs, dogs, dogs. All of our dogs would love to be in a happy home with people to greet each day! Can you make room for one of our canines? We're ready to meet you!


Your help is most welcome! Pets Alive welcomes the support of the community in caring for the animals. Volunteers, adopters, and donations are needed! For more information on how you can help, email us at: or visit the volunteer page and for information on volunteer opportunities and please sign up on the mailing list there. We have a separate mailing list for volunteers - are you on it?

Social Networking- Find us on:


Lost Pet

Bissell Pet Foundation
Some unique volunteer opportunities for you to consider...we need your help.
More importantly...THEY need your help!

Improving Adoptability Program:

One of Pets Alive's most important goals is to and "forever homes" for all of our animals. The dogs that are in our care come in all shapes, sizes, colors and most importantly, personalies.

Our Improving Adoptability program is aimed at helping those dogs whose current behaviors reduce their chances of becoming a member of a new family.

The core teaching of this program is simple: Allow the dog to learn how to control his environment by making better choices. For more on this method of training, please refer to internatonal trainer Grisha Stewart at

For our dogs that translates into ALWAYS humane treatment. Members of this special group of volunteers learn and use the basic principles of behavior modification to help shape the responses of those dogs that are the most difficult to adopt.

As in any relatonship, there are at least three components: the dog, the environment and a human! The people in this very special group come to understand that they are an important part in a dog's life and future.

And there's more! For those individuals who are dedicated and demonstrate an ability to work with these great dogs, there is a brand new opportunity: An invitation to become a member of our elite group - the "Improving Adoptability Crew" team members!

So what do you think? Want to change the life of a dog for the better? Please join our Improving Adoptability program. Enroll in our new BASICS lessons. To get more involved or become a part of this team, no experience is necessary! Email for more information.

TNR Program:

It is what our volunteer team of trappers do every week for the City of Middletown (we are always willing to help with advice for anyone out of our trapping area). We would love to expand this program, and help other communities, but we are unable to because of the lack of reliable volunteers to help. Can you give us a few hours a week?

There are many jobs that you can do for the feral cat TNR program.

  • You can help trap the cats.
  • You can help transport the cats or release the cats.
  • You can help care for the cats while here in our TNR room recovering from medical care and altering (we alter every cat, but we also help them all with any injuries or medical care they need before we release them).
  • You can help do TNR laundry (bring it home, wash it, bring it back)
  • You can help by handing out flyers in the areas we are about to trap (so people with outdoor cats will keep them in those days).
MOST of these jobs can be done before or AFTER your regular job. We usually trap at night. The cat care can be done early in the morning or after you get off work.

Please consider helping us help the community. Many people have no idea how many feral cats are out there. There are literally HUNDREDS. We are backed up with requests to trap and help. More than a dozen locations are waiting for us, and we are limited ONLY because of our need for more volunteers for this program. We will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know.

Please consider helping us to help them - and to help your neighbors!

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  Upcoming Pets Alive Events:

Please join us at our many upcoming events!

Come on out to our upcoming adoption events and meet your new best friend!

  • VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AND ARE WELCOMED! - Pets Alive relies on the help of volunteers to care for the hundreds of animals within our care. You can make a huge difference in the lives of these animals by volunteering even a few hours. Go HERE for more information about volunteering.

  • Barn Buddy Orientation
    Come meet the animals that live at our barn. Learn about their behaviors and what goes into their daily care and all the ways you can help: socializing, cleaning stalls, mucking fields, grooming and much more! When you come, please make sure to wear appropriate footwear as you will be out in our pastures. An adult must accompany anyone under 18 years of age with one adult per child ages 8 through 12. Barn orientation is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.

    Orientations are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Contact for information on the next orientation.

  • Improving Adoptability at Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY.
    Come work with our staff and dogs on improving adoptability. We will show you techniques to help our dogs overcome their issues to help them get adopted! Must attend a general orientation prior to participating. Class meets periodically and dates are posted on our Facebook page - or you can contact for information on when the next class will be held.


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