Hurricane Harvey Dogs at Pets Alive!


Updated posting as of September 8, 2017

Fourteen of the 20 dogs that Pets Alive rescued from the wrath of Hurricane Harvey are now available for adoption! These dogs were rescued from shelters that were at risk of flooding or were being vacated to make room for displaced family pes.

Iris gets adopted!

Dunkie gets adopted!

And TWO have gone home today! Dunkie and Iris are two of the wonderful dogs that found their forever homes!


You can submit an online application HERE if you are interested in adopting one of the dogs.

The remaining six dogs will be undergoing extensive treatment for heartworm. Once their health has been cleared, they will also be available for adoption.

We thank all of the tremendous support from the community who has helped us with your generous donations of supplies, pet food, volunteer services and monetary gifts. We have used this to care for the animals and prepare them for adoption, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, food, heartworm treatment, deworming, microchipping, flea medication and more.

Here’s a few pictures from our Hurricane Harvey supporters! The list is very long – these are only highlights of the generous people – grownups and kids alike – that offered acts of kindness. We thank each and every person that has helped us. We could not have saved these dogs without you! Check us out on Facebook for more pictures and acknowledgements of all the wonderful people that helped these dogs. THANK YOU from everyone at Pets Alive!

Supplies arrive via FedEx

Tailorland, Inc. of Newburgh, NY did our laundry



Junior volunteers raise $450!




Rapid Tire Service. in Montgomery NY donated dog food!







Dr. Standish and Ani-Mall Pet Hospital of Middletown, NY donated spay/neuter of 4 dogs!

Dr. Joe and Dr. Megan donated spay/neuter of 7 dogs







Updated posting as of late on August 29, 2017

The dogs have arrived! Check out the latest news flash HERE! Earlier this afternoon, 53 animals that were rescued from various shelters in the path of Hurricane Harvey made their way to New York! ALL OF THESE DOGS AND CATS WERE IN SHELTERS BEFORE THE STORM HIT. It was critical to move them out to either make room for family pets that would get displaced in the storm or in some cases, shelters were in flooded areas and had to be evacuated. None of these animals have owners to go back to so you now can give them hope of finding a new home!

TWENTY of the dogs are here at Pets Alive and the remaining animals went to other rescue organizations including to our facility and the remaining animals went to Hudson Valley SPCA, Humane Society of Walden, Suruluna Animal Rescue and a facility in Vermont. Many of the dogs appear to be in very good spirits.

Tab upon arriving at Pets Alive

Some we know will need extensive medical treatment like Tab, a little guy who has heartworm and a several skin condition. He’s lost most of the fur on his body. In fact, SIX dogs have heartworm, a very dangerous condition if not treated. Heartwork treatment is expensive – it can cost up to $1,000 per animal!

All the dogs we took in are being evaluated for their health condition. We’ll post more information and pictures in the coming days once the dogs settle in and we know more about their condition!

Thank you everyone, for your support, your donations, your sharing our pages, and for caring. We could not have done this rescue without your help.

Want to help? Consider a donation – all monetary gifts will be used to defray the cost of their care.  DONATE NOW!

Original posting of August 27, 2017

As devastating Hurricane Harvey continues to drop heavy rains in parts of Texas and Louisiana, Pets Alive staff and volunteers have been working around the clock for the past several days on preparing to take in dogs from the hurricane evacuation zone.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue of Ashville, NC has been working feverishly with 4 different coastal animal shelters on coordinating a mass rescue of animals that are in shelters being affected by the hurricane. The goal is to transport the animals in shelters at most risk of flooding to the safety of northern animal shelters and to make room for animals displaced, abandoned, or lost during the storm.

We anticipate the arrival of dozens of dogs early on Tuesday morning, August 29, as rescue workers drive long hours to reach us. We are working in conjunction with several area rescue groups in Orange County, NY and Pets Alive has agreed to be the staging area for the incoming dogs. Pets Alive will take in about 20 of the dogs to our facility and the remaining dogs will go to Hudson Valley SPCA, Humane Society of Walden and Suruluna Animal Rescue.

Davis has heartworm

As we welcome the new dogs to Pets Alive, we will need your help! We do not know the medical condition of all the dogs we will take into our facility, however, we know some of the dogs have heartworm, an often deadly disease if not treated. Treatment can cost upwards to $1,000 PER dog – and at least three of the dogs are heartworm-positive dogs like 2-year-old Davis. There could be more.

Tab also has heartworm

And then there’s Tab, a 5-year-old dog who’s had a rough life. Tab ended up in a shelter after being rescued from a hoarding situation. He also has heartworm – and he has flea dermatitis, a painful condition causing severe itching of the skin and loss of fur. He will need extensive medical treatment.

Duchess is blind

Duchess, a 5-year-old blind dog, appears to be in great spirits by her picture but we do not know if she will require special care. We anticipate most of the dogs will require vaccinations, microchips, deworming, some may require spay/neuter, flea dermatitis treatment, treatment for other parasites, and other medical conditions. This will cost us thousands of dollars.

You have helped the animals so many times in the past. Can we rely on you once again – our partner in rescue – to help these dogs so we can get them the appropriate medical attention and care they need and ultimately find them all loving homes?

There are several ways you can help:

1. Make an online MONETARY DONATION now or you can mail us a check made out to Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940.

2. Donate supplies including:

    1. Canned dog food (Pedigree is preferred)
    2. Bleach
    3. Contractor garbage bags
    4. 3-lb paper trays
    5. Blankets and linens.

Supplies can be dropped off at Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown NY daily between 10:00am-4:00pm or Kristt Company, 369 Broadway, Monticello, NY between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. You also can order directly from our Amazon wishlist and have the item(s) mailed to us at Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940.

3. Consider adopting one of these dogs – or any of our other dogs available for adoption. Check out the latter here. For every dog you adopt, you open up space at Pets Alive for another animal in need. You can submit an online adoption application.  (NOTE: The Hurricane Harvey dogs will not be available for adoption for at least two or more weeks as we assess their health and treat them as necessary.)

4. Volunteer. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and do all sorts of tasks from animal care, property maintenance, laundry, to fundraising and more. Contact us at for further information.

We thank you for your generous support. We could not do this live-saving work without you. And for those of you who are affected by Harvey, we hope you and your loved ones are safe.




Becky Tegze, Executive Director

ps…Every dollar you DONATE will help us care for these loving animals and find them homes.

pss…Bookmark this blog and check for updates as the dogs arrive at Pets Alive and they begin their new journey.

More Faces of Hurricane Harvey that we will welcome at Pets Alive

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25 Responses to Hurricane Harvey Dogs at Pets Alive!

  1. Karen says:

    What is the address of Pets Alive?

  2. Lauren says:

    Can we donate on line

  3. Logan reggio says:

    Do you need help with giving the new dogs a bath

  4. Rose says:

    Are the owners getting a chance to find their pets before the dogs are being adopted out?

    • Mary Ann Bopp says:

      Rose, all of the dogs came from shelters (and available for adoption prior to the storm) that were being evacuated or that were making room for animals that would require temporary shelter in the event they were separated from their owners.

  5. Cinder says:

    Where can I come look to adopt? Or is there a selection online?

    • Mary Ann Bopp says:

      Hi Cinder, the dogs will not be available for adoption for at least 10-14 days. We need to provide them a thorough examination and ensure they do not have any latent issues from the travel. In addition, several have medical conditions that will require treatment so adoptions for some may be much longer. We’ll eventually post pictures once we get through examining them all. In the meantime, you can submit an adoption application if you’re interested so you can get pre-approved:
      Thank you.

  6. Shelley Davis says:

    I can foster if Saugerties isn’t too far away for you.

    • Mary Ann Bopp says:

      Hi Shelley, we do need fosters for the 6 heartworm-positive dogs while they do through treatment. The foster environment needs to be in a home that is quiet, no other pets – and someone that can help get the dog to treatment so Saugerties may be a bit far for you. But if you are interested, email us at

  7. Jane Tirc says:

    I can possibly foster a small dog or cat if there is still need. I foster for several local rescues although not often. I am in Kingston, NY. You can reach me by phone at 845-532-2599 or email.

    • Mary Ann Bopp says:

      Hi Jane, we do need fosters for the 6 heartworm-positive dogs while they do through treatment. The foster environment needs to be in a home that is quiet, no other pets – and someone that can help get the dog to treatment. If you are interested, email us at

  8. Patricia says:

    Do you have dog that you need to be fostered until their owners can be found?

    • Mary Ann Bopp says:

      Hi Patricia, all the animals that came up were from shelters that were being evacuated or making room for animals that will be displaced by the storm. We do need fosters for the 6 heartworm-positive dogs while they do through treatment. The foster environment needs to be in a home that is quiet, no other pets – and someone that can help get the dog to treatment. If you are interested, email us at

  9. Cara says:

    Can I drop off donations/ supplies at walden spca? If so what days and times

    • Mary Ann Bopp says:

      Hi Cara, yes, I’m sure the Humane Society of Walden will accept supplies and donations! You can get more information from their website but they are open daily from 12-4pm.

  10. Pamela soucy says:

    My question is how do you know if the families who lost these dogs don’t want there dogs back..

    • Mary Ann Bopp says:

      Pamela, all the dogs were in shelters before the storm hit. In some cases, the shelters had to be evacuated because of flooding and in other cases, shelters were making room for animals that would be separated from their owners.

  11. Janice lopez says:

    Can you please contact me when dogs or cats are available for rescue from Harvey . Janice @ 845-242-9171

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