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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.
Friends, we need your help in an urgent matter. Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary was called to provide temporary housing for five horses and a pony in a cruelty case involving a woman named Johanna Kloer. We were unable to talk about this case previous to tonight, because a trial was in progress.
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Disgustingly, Justice Stephen Smith of Blooming Grove has allowed Johanna Kloer to reclaim these animals despite the fact that she has been convicted of four counts of cruelty. The animals on her property were housed in substandard conditions with inadequate food, shelter, or medical care. One of the horses we had been housing, a mare named Soligen, is permanently crippled due to Johanna Kloer's abuse and can barely walk on her own. Soligen is back in Johanna Kloer's care this evening, and we are sick thinking about what she may be enduring at this minute. Johanna Kloer is slated to be sentenced on May 7. Please join us in letting Justice Smith know that we are dissatisfied with this verdict by signing the petition below and sharing this petition with your friends and family.

Sponsor a Pet!

Thank you for voting for Pets Alive: We WON 1st place!
Pets Alive was nominated as a Mid-Hudson Hero, a fundraiser sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank for charities located in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess counties. We received almost 6,000 votes and we won first place - $3,000! Thank you to all of our supporters who voted faithfully every day for us. We'd also like to thank Ulster Savings Bank for sponsoring the event. We'll put this money to work saving lives. You've made a difference! Check out the contest results by visiting


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!

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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?

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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 towns of Middletown and Wallkill. 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:
  • Adopt a Date Valentine's Day Event - February 14 and 15 - Petsmart, Dunning Farms shopping Center, 88 Dunning Road, Middletown, NY
    Meet some of our adoptable animals and get a kiss at our kissing booth! We'll be at Petsmart, Dunning Farms shopping Center, 88 Dunning Road, Middletown, NY from 11 am to 4 pm both days! While you are visiting, grab a slice from Joey's Pizza. They will be hosting their Pizza for Paws event and a percentage of sales will benefit Pets Alive.

  • Tattoo Fundraiser - Planet New York Tattoo - April 11 - 11 Marist Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY
    Planet New York we will be doing select classic tattoo designs as well as original animal rescue related designs for the unbelievably low price of $30, $60, or $100 (depending on which design you choose) which all goes to benefit Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary. 1 pm to 9 pm, first come first serve. Please come early, this event fills up fast!

  • Poker Run Motorcycle Ride - Beginning at Moroney's Harley Davidson - May 3 - 833 Union Avenue, New Windsor, New York
    Join us for our annual Poker Run motorcycle ride, starting at 11:00 a.m.! Riders will meet at Moroney's Harley and enjoy a 60 mile, 3-stop ride. The run will end at Elsie's Place Restaurant in Wallkill, NY with prizes, food, and live music. Registration is 25 dollars per rider, 10 dollars each passenger

  • 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.

  • 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, starting at 5:00 p.m. This year, the Fur Ball is a masquerade, so bring your finest animal-themed mask and celebrate the evening with notable guests from Westchester and other counties in the Hudson Valley. Tickets available April 1 - purchase information will be posted in March. Sponsorship of the event and donation opportunities for the auction is available now! For information, email

  • Weekly Volunteer Orientation - Every Saturday at noon. No need to make a reservation, just be here 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
    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.

Winter Newsletter

Winter 2013 Newsletter
Did you get a copy of our winter newsletter?
If not, you can click here to download it.