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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.
Origami Owl Fundraiser

Origami Owl Fundraiser
Create your own jewelry and more.

Free shipping on orders $25 and over through December 15. 100% of commission benefits Pets Alive. Fundraiser on through January 31, 2020. Shop and order here.

Holiday Stockings for pets!

Sponsor a Holiday Stocking for pets!
Sponsor your favorite Pets Alive adoptable pet(s) for the holidays!

Time: Now through noon on December 25, 2019

Each $20 donation sponsorship will help us care for that pet. Help us fill our lobby and hallways with stockings for every beloved animal at Pets Alive and have your name added to their stocking! Select your favorite adoptable Pets Alive pet(s) from our website. Then donate by sponsoring one or more pets today here:

15 Percent Discount with Donation

Donate food and get a discount!
Now through 12/31/2019

Clemson Bros Brewery
22 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY

Get a 15% discount off your bill when you bring a donation of one of these items: case of Pedigree Can Dog Food; case of Friskies Can Cat Food; 3 lb Paper Food Trays; 9" Paper Plates Used for feeding our cats; Paper towels & Contractor Bags. Other items, such as toys, bedding, etc. are welcome, but in order to qualify for 15% off your bill, you must donate a case of one of the above items (15% off is for bill of donator only. For example, if one person in a party of four donates one item above, 15% off will be taken from their meal/order. If each person in a party of four donates one of the above items, the entire bill will be discounted 15%).

*** For the safety and sanitation of the animals, please kindly refrain from donating used or open items.

Sip and Soap at Tapped Craft Beer and Restaurant

Sip and Soap!
Sunday, December 15, 2:00-5:00pm

Location: Tapped Craft Beer and Restaurant
22 Henry Street, Middletown, NY

Sherri's Heirloom Soap will be hosting a "Sip and Soap" to help raise funds for the animals at Pets Alive. The workshop begins with a demo of the soap-making process. Each person will get to make their own bar of soap. Customize your soap with a variety of scents, colors and additives! Food and drinks will be available for purchase; arrive early to place your food/drink order. Advanced registration required. Register here!

Pets Alive Kids Team

Pets Alive Kids Team
Friday, December 20, 2019
4:30-5:30 pm

Glen Arden, 214 Harriman Avenue, Goshen, NY

Join us for an all new humane education session!

We will start off with the reading of "Mrs. Crump’s Cat" by Linda Smith, a heartwarming tale about the wonderful things that can happen when you open your door to friendship. We will wrap up the afternoon with a craft activity. All age groups welcome! The event is free but we ask you to please register so we can get a head-count. Register here.

My Dog Bracelet

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 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

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.


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Send a Gift or Memorial Card

Send a Gift of Love! 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!

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!

Ablamos Español
Bienvenidos amigos de habla
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 Car to Help Support 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!

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 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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