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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.

Joyce Dempsey Bien Jewelry
Get a jump on your holiday shopping - or perhaps treat yourself to a nice piece of jewelry! Joyce Dempsey Bien, Pets Alive volunteer, is a Jade and Jasper jewelry consultant, and is hosting an online Jade and Jasper Jewelry Party. She will donate a portion of sales to Pets Alive and the animals! Spend at least $50 in November and get free shipping, a free bracelet and a $10 credit towards a future order! Check out the beautiful jewelry and order here:
The party will close on December 10 so don't delay!

Jamie Allen's Jewelry in Candles fundraiser is back! Wonderful candles, tarts and more make great holiday gifts! Pets Alive benefits from sales - $6 per standard candle, $3.75 per tart, $9 per Body Butter, and $10 per Pink Flame Candle. Jewelry In Candles purchases through this link. But don't delay! Fundraiser expires in mid-December.

Bring a copy of this flyer to Panera Bread, 444 Route 211 E, Middletown, NY on November 24 between 4-9pm and Panera Bread will donate a portion of the proceeds to Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary.

Tail Wagger Walk 2015
We had a successful Tail Wagger Dog Walk on October 10! Check out the results here.

Pets Alive is now a Referral Partner for Direct Energy Solar. We receive a donation for every person who goes solar that uses us as a referral. Special incentives for Orange County, NY residents through November. Installations available across NY, NJ, Massachusetts, Washington, DC, California, Connecticut and Maryland. Visit for product information. Call Alan Baker at Direct Energy Solar at 845-467-0438 or for your free consultation - and mention this ad to help the animals at Pets Alive!

Click here to see our upcoming events!

Sponsor a Pet!

Feliz Navidog, our cyber-shopping fundraiser, is back! This holiday season Pets Alive is once again hosting an exciting holiday shopping event that will let you get your holiday shopping done without having to wait in lines at the stores AND help Pets Alive save lives. From now throughout December, many online retailers who are Pets Alive volunteers or supporters will be donating a percentage of their online sales to Pets Alive. Each retailer has a slightly different schedule for the fundraiser and percentage donation.
Stay tuned for the grand opening!

You can help improve the dog's housing!

This year, we are challenged with many dogs within our care and we need additional indoor housing. You can make a difference in their life by making a donation so we can procure several "micro kennels" that can provide warm and comfortable housing in addition to our regular kennels.

The building at our Westchester sanctuary on 100 Warehouse Road South, Elmsford, NY is now permanently closed. Learn more here.

Pets Alive Westchester to Close

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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

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:


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 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!

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

  • Get your hair cut! - On going -
    KNB Hair Design, 501 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY
    (845) 803-2587
    Get your hair done and help Pets Alive. Download this coupon and bring it with you. For every man's or woman's haircut, KNB Salon Design will donate $2.00 to Pets Alive!

  • 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

  • Volunteer Orientation - First and Third Saturday of every month 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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