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Readers' ChoiceWelcome 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.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 2017 Pets Alive Golf Tournament
Monday, June 5, 2017. West Hills Country Club in Middletown, NY
Chance to win a car from Hole-in-One Sponsor, Healey Chevrolet Buick of Middletown, NY. Other sponsorships will be available as well!
Registration and sponsorships now available HERE.

Sweets for Sweets food and supply drive
Monday, February 20, 11:00am-8:00pm
Sugar Shack, 9 King Street, Middletown, NY
In honor of National Love Your Pet Day, Sugar Shack is offering 10% off your order when you bring in an item to their store from our wish list. Enjoy homemade soup, delicious salads or desserts! The animals will enjoy these Items: Pedigree Dry or Canned dog food, Friskies Canned Cat Food, paper towels, bleach, 9" paper plates, 3-lb paper trays, new or used blankets and towels, Dawn dish soap, and he-type liquid laundry detergent. Can't join but want to donate an item? Order online.

2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Fancher Davidge Park, 130 Lake Avenue, Middletown, NY Registration: 7:00-9:00am; Run/Walk: 9:00am-12:00pm. $25.00 Registration Fee. First 100 Registrants get a 5K exclusive t-shirt. Get your sneakers laced up and join us for this annual event! Course features a double loop around the scenic lake. Register now! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email us at

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Send a Gift or Memorial Card

Send a Gift of Love! Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? 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 (Holiday, Birthday, Celebration, Sympathy, etc). Click here to see all our cards and send one today!

Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary 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

Sponsor a Pet!

Wish List

Join Our Emailing List
Sign up to receive our periodic email newsletter with information about animals and sanctuary happenings.

Help Pets Alive WIN 5,000 meals for our cats & dogs!
Vote every day for the next 30 days, starting today, and help Pets Alive win 5,000 Meals, or 1,200 lbs of pet food donated by contest sponsor Each voter can vote 1x/day on each computer, cell phone, tablet, etc. The rescue with the most votes at the end of the month wins! Set your calendar and vote! Go to the voting website, scroll down to find Pets Alive and then VOTE HERE!

Two days left! Make a donation to Pets Alive on our GivingGrid and help Valentina, a stray dog that we just took in.

Join us for Pets Alive's coolest fundraiser yet, Power for Pups, a fun day of snow tubing at Holiday Mountain to benefit the animals at Pets Alive! For just $30 per person, you get 2 hours of tubing and vouchers for pizza and soda. On February 25, 2017, there will be two sessions to choose from 11-1pm or 1-3pm. Free bumper car ride for kids under 44 inches! The day also includes raffles and a bake sale! Purchase your tickets ahead of time HERE OR the day of the event at the Pets Alive table in the Lower Lodge by the 845 Club. For more information about Holiday Mountain, please visit their website at

Bowl-a-Thon For the Animals
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Quinnz Pinz, 13-19 Railroad Avenue, Middletown, NY
12:00-1:00pm Registration; Bowling from 1:00-3:00pm
$18 fee paid in advance includes shoes, bowling ball, pizza and soda. $20 at the door. Raffles, silent auction, bake sale and more! Lane Sponsorships available for only $50!
To sign up or get more information, go here.

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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

Click here to see our on-going events!

Maddie's Fund
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!

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!


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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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 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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  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!

  • 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.

  • Barn Buddy Orientation
    Come meet the animals that live at our barn. Learn about their behaviors and what goes into their daily care and all the ways you can help: socializing, cleaning stalls, mucking fields, grooming and much more! When you come, please make sure to wear appropriate footwear as you will be out in our pastures. An adult must accompany anyone under 18 years of age with one adult per child ages 8 through 12. Barn orientation is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.

    Orientations are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Contact for information on the next orientation.

  • Improving Adoptability 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! Must attend a general orientation prior to participating. Class meets periodically and dates are posted on our Facebook page - or you can contact for information on when the next class will be held.


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