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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 build a humane community supporting the human-animal bond by being a resource through rescue, adoption, intervention, education, and outreach.

It's Yard Sale Time!

It's Yard Sale Time!

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Time; 9am-4pm (ET)
Location: 226 Maple Avenue, Pine Bush, NY

This is a yard sale not to be missed! From kayaks to doll clothes, household items, toys, clothing, holiday items, animal items, new and used items - and something for everyone!

Kitten Shower Fundraiser!



TIME: 12:00 – 4:00PM ET

Help Pets Alive prepare for the arrival of 100s of orphaned and homeless kittens that will come through our doors this spring and summer. Join us for a day of raffles; learn about Pets Alive and the different programs we provide; see friends old and new and welcome Spring to the Hudson Valley; Frank the Tarot Guy Hudson Valley Ghostbusters, games for the kids and more! We would love for everyone to bring an item from our wishlist to help the kittens. Check out our Facebook Event page for more information. 

Can’t attend but still want to send a gift? Please use our AmazonSmile wishlist. No registration required!

Did you know 1 in 3 pets will go missing in their lifetime? We're partnering with Petco Love Lost to help pets reunite with their families.

Petco Love Lost is a free, easy-to-use national resource, using patented pet facial recognition technology to make it easier than ever to find possible matches for lost and found pets. Join us, let's unite to reunite at .

Deposits to the Rescue

Welcome to 'Deposits to the Rescue', a simple and easy way to help the animals at Pets Alive!

We are now accepting donations of your aluminum beverage cans and plastic that have deposits on them. Glass bottles are not accepted. Bag them up and drop them off at our collection site (pictured above), located at the top of our driveway at Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY.

Funds collected from the deposits will be used to help care for the dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, and goats at Pets Alive - all who say thank you!

Harvey Coffee Fundraiser

Calling All Coffee Lovers!

Start your day with a cup of joe that also helps the animals at Pets Alive! Harvey Coffee will donate 10% of your purchase to Pets Alive when you use our unique link HERE and as an extra incentive, enter the discount code PETSALIVE10, and you will save 10% on your order! Start your day helping the animals at Pets Alive!

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JEWELRY FUNDRAISER! Shop for a cause!

Check out this great handmade or hand strung jewelry by StephsCraftingBits! Pets Alive gets 20% of the sale proceeds when you mention our name at checkout (or by contacting Stephanie at her Etsy site)! Shop and order here - and enjoy free shipping on most items:

Pets Alive is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Partners for Pets program is designed to support shelters like Pets Alive, rescue groups and spay/neuter organizations that are helping to reduce pet overpopulation across the United States. Participation in the program enables us to be eligible for grants and more! Learn more at

  • How can you help? When you buy a product from BISSELL, the company will make a donation to BISSELL Pet Foundation, which provides grants and more to organizations like Pets Alive! Go here for information on ensuring your purchase qualifies for a donation to the foundation:

  • Pets Alive introduced the "Senior Canine Tooth Fairy Program in mid-2018, thanks to a recent grant award from The Grey Muzzle Organization! This grant award will be used to provide dental treatments to some of our senior dogs to promote good health and increase their chance at adoption. Stay tuned for updates as the program gets underway! The national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other nonprofit groups nationwide. For details, please visit

    Congratulations to Maddie's Fund, who celebrates 25 years! Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million.

    Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $225.7 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter management leadership, shelter medicine education and foster care across the U.S. Pets Alive has benefited from several recent grants, thanks to Maddie's Fund.

    The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today. Maddie's Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.

    Maddie's Fund is a 501c3 organization, EIN 94-3362163.


    Click here to see our on-going events!

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Send a Gift or Memorial Card

Happy Mothers Day Card Looking to honor or remember someone? Or looking for the perfect gift for the holidays or special occasion? Make a donation to Pets Alive in someone's name and we'll send them or their family a card that you can personalize. We currently have several cards to choose from for different occasions including Sympathy, Birthday, Holiday and more. Click here to see all our cards and send one today!

Shop our 3 Wish Lists:

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

Give a ShelterBed today!

Donate a Kuranda bed or cat tower for our animals and they will enjoy a good night's rest! Quality sleep is essential to the health of shelter pets, and ShelterBeds are specifically made for animal welfare.

Shop our Chewy Wish List for donations of pet products!

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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hispana de Pets Alive

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

Donate a Vehicle and Help the Animals!

Donate a vehicle (car, truck, van and more)!
Identify Pets Alive as the recipient of a portion of the proceeds and we get a donation for the animals - and you get a tax deduction!

Click here for information on how to donate a vehicle

New Pets Alive merchandise available!

Adopt Your New Best Friend ShirtMugs, canvas bags, sweatshirts, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and face masks are now available! Shown here are just a few of the many items you can now order. Check them out and support our animals in the process! SHOP NOW >>

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!

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.

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?

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: 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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