Pets Alive is a no kill animal rescue organization situated on over 80 acres of property, located at 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY. It is surrounded by woods and pastures, creating a tranquil environment for the animals within our care. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education. In 2017, Pets Alive rescued 602 cats, dogs and 1 horse and found forever homes for 505 cats and dogs, and 1 pig. The organization often takes in local stray cats and dogs as well as animals from shelters that face overcrowding so they do not have to resort to killing. Additionally, they work with local law enforcement on rescuing animals involved in cruelty cases. Animals that come within their care and continue their lives at the sanctuary until they are adopted. For some, it may take years due to behavioral challenges, however, through their unique training and adoptability programs, they continue to work with these animals to help them overcome these challenges. This is particularly the case with their 15 senior dogs, most of whom have been with Pets Alive for three, four, or more years.
The Grey Muzzle Grant is enabling Pets Alive to start a new program - the Senior Canine Tooth Fairy Program, a dental program for senior dogs. While dogs receive dental treatments as needed, no formal program has existed that solely focuses on providing routine dentals for senior dogs as way to increase their chances at adoption and to maintain optimum health in their golden years.