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Welcome to Pets Alive!
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.

Fur Ball 2015

You're invited! On June 13, 2015, we're hosting the 6th Annual Fur Ball Masquerade at beautiful Trump National Golf Club, 339 Pine Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY. Tickets, sponsorships and donation opportunities for the auction are now available at our Fur Ball website.
For information, email

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2015 Fur Ball Masquerade

Sign the petition

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Justice Stephen Smith of Blooming Grove handed down a probationary sentence to Johanna Kloer, who was convicted of four counts of cruelty. As part of the sentence, she is allowed to keep her horses. This is not the outcome we had hoped for. We truly appreciate you following this story, signing our petition (which we used in the court as evidence again Ms. Kloer), donating to help us care for the animals while we had them within our possession, and coming to the sentencing. You can read the entire story on our blog.

Sponsor a Pet!

Make an impact for the animals and donate now!

Help us achieve our fundraising goal of $50,000 in the Saving Pets Challenge, an online campaign that we entered that runs through June 2. We will use the donations received so we can help rescue more and care for the hundreds of animals in our sanctuary.

Fundraising Websites - Crowdrise

Michelson Found Animals, the sponsor of the Saving Pets Challenge, is donating over $115,000 to shelters who are working to decrease shelter pet euthanasia. The contest runs through June 5 (2:00pm ET). The organization that raises the most during the Challenge will get a $50,000 donation plus there are bonus challenges each week. For this week's bonus challenge, if we get 5 donations, we'll get the chance to play Rock, Paper, Scissors – the winner gets $2,000 and the loser gets $1,000.

Visit our fundraiser page – and set up a fundraiser page yourself to help us or make a donation today! (NOTE: You MUST donate online at our Challenge fundraiser page for it to count towards this campaign.)

Click here to see our upcoming events!

Join Our Mailing List

We have an on-line newsletter! Be sure to sign up so we can keep you informed of all our latest news, needs and updates. We usually send out just one mailing a month and do not EVER give your email address to other organizations. Please help us to keep in touch or beg for help as needed!

2015 Pets Alive Calendar

The 2015 calendar is available for purchase. This is one of our biggest fund raisers of the year and we hope you will support us by purchasing a calendar. They make great gifts for the animal lover in your life or for someone you want to let know more about Pets Alive!


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! Find out more about this program!

We're on Twitter!

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

Pets Alive Credit Card!

Show your support with every purchase you make!
Pets Alive Visa Card As one of our valued supporters, you are invited to apply for our special Visa Platinum credit card through Capital One Card Lab Connect. Use the custom card designs to show your support and your rewards will be automatically donated to our organization!

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!

Gift Cards

Send a Gift of Love! Looking for the perfect gift? Give Pets Alive for all your occasions. 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 (Birthday, Celebration, Sympathy, etc). Click here to see all our cards and send one today! You can also add a personal message to your card.


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:

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 find "forever homes" for all of our animals. The dogs that are in our care come in all shapes, sizes, colors and most importantly, personalities.

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: We'll get the behavior that we reinforce.

For our dogs that translates into a series of rewards and ALWAYS humane positive reinforcement for the behavior we want. Members of this special group of volunteers learn and use the basic principles of behavior modification to help shape the responses of the dogs that are the most difficult to adopt.

As in any relationship, 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. 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! You can also peruse events happening at our other location in Elmsford - Pets Alive Westchester - by going to their website.

  • Scarlett's Way Adoption Event - May 23 - Sugar Loaf, NY from 10:00am – 6:00pm.
    Join us at Scarlett's Way for the Sugar Loaf Spring Festival! We will be there all day with dogs and cats available for adoption.

  • Fashion Faux Paws Doggie Fashion Show - May 30 - Petsmart, Dunning Farms shopping Center, 88 Dunning Road, Middletown, NY
    Join us for a fun filled fashion show! Local designers have partnered with local shelters to create looks for dogs AND humans. Come see these looks modeled on a runway and hear about the great dogs available for adoption! Fashion show: 12 noon to 1:30 pm. Adoptions until 3 pm.

  • Get This Pet Drawing Contest - starts June 1 -
    Pets Alive is celebrating the release of the recently discovered lost Dr. Suess book "What Pet Should I get?" with a drawing contest! From June 1st through the 30th, download one of the Dr. Suess templates below and draw your favorite Pets Alive animal as a Dr. Suess character. Send a scan or photo of your drawing to with "Get this Pet" in the subject line. Our facebook followers will have the chance to vote for their favorite drawing from July 1st through July 11. The winner will be announced on July 13th. The winner will receive a Pets Alive gift basket and a private tour of our facility for up to ten people! TEMPLATES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON JUNE 1ST! GET READY!

  • Fur Ball Masquerade - Trump National Golf Club - June 13 - 339 Pine Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York
    Join Pets Alive for our biggest fundraiser of the year - The Fur Ball Masquerade - starting at 5:00 p.m. This year, the Fur Ball is a masquerade, so bring your finest animal-themed mask, come formally dressed "to the nines", and celebrate the evening with dancing, an award ceremony, a silent and live auction, and a raffle. Tickets, sponsorships and donation opportunities for the auction are available now at our Fur Ball website: For information, email

  • PetSmart Adoption Event - June 20 - PetSmart, Dunning Farms Shopping Center, 88 Dunning Road, Middletown, NY from 11-3:00 pm.
    Meet some of our wonderful adoptable dogs and cats. We will also be accepting donations. We can't wait to see you there!

  • Art that Helps Rescue Go Round. - On-going fundraiser - Peruse the artwork of Reflective Photos by Rebekah Nemethy - Art That Helps Rescue Go Round - and Rebekah will donate 10% of her profits from pet photography products and services to Pets Alive in Middletown and Pets Alive Westchester in Elmsford. She has plans to increase profit-sharing all the way up to 50% over time. Click the link to read all the details and find out how you can help - and get some beautiful artwork as well! A big thank you to Reflective Photos!
    How Rebekah is helping Pets Alive

    About Rebekah and how you can buy her artwork

  • Weekly Volunteer Orientation - Every Saturday at noon. No need to make a reservation, just be here at Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY by 12:00 PM ready to learn how to safely interact with the animals at Pets Alive! Come help the animals transition from being rescued to being adopted and make some new friends at the same time. Check out our volunteer page for more information and to fill out our volunteer opportunity form.

  • Improving Adoptability - Every Saturday at 11am
    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! No appointment needed, must attend a general orientation prior to participating. Class meets in the adoption room at Pets Alive.


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