Albany Animal Shelter

Find Albany New York animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Albany Animal Control 526 Central Avenue Albany NY 12206 518-434-5091


Animalovers PO Box 6426 Albany NY 12206 518-448-5468

Companion Animal Placement Program PO Box 7144 Albany NY 12224 518-292-0555

Noah's Kingdom Humane Society 161 Washington Avenue Extension Albany NY 12205 518-782-7861

Peppertree Rescue, Inc. PO Box 2396 Albany NY 12220 518-435-7425

Whiskers Animal Benevolent League 310 State Street Albany NY 12210 518-458-2287

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands NY 12204 4.1 miles from Albany 518-434-8128

Colonie Animal Control 312 Wolf Road Latham NY 12110 4.9 miles from Albany 518-783-2711

Slingerlands Animal Control 2029 New Scotland Road Slingerlands NY 12159 6.1 miles from Albany 518-475-0385

Mohawk and Hudson Humane Society 557 Columbia Street Extension Latham NY 12110 7.1 miles from Albany 518-573-7445

Guilderland Town Animal Shelter 6363 Frenchs Mill Road Altamont NY 12009 8.7 miles from Albany 518-861-6855

Greyhounds As Companions Inc 1770 Delaware Turnpike Delmar NY 12054 9.4 miles from Albany 518-768-2579

Castleton On Hudson Animal Control 1930 U.s. 9 Castleton-on-Hudson NY 12033 10.5 miles from Albany 518-477-4837

Waggin' Tails Pet Rescue 1920 Dodge Street Schenectady NY 12306 11.6 miles from Albany 518-356-1100

Halfmoon Town Animal Control 1 Halfmoon Town Plz Halfmoon NY 12065 13.5 miles from Albany 518-348-0196

Animal Protective Foundation 53 Maple Avenue Schenectady NY 12302 13.8 miles from Albany 518-374-3944

Nassau Town Animal Control 1 Albany Avenue Nassau NY 12123 14.1 miles from Albany 518-766-2944

Emerald Acres 1197 Mariaville Road Schenectady NY 12306 14.8 miles from Albany 518-355-1749

Gppd Shepherd K9 Rescue 3313 Mariaville Road Schenectady NY 12306 16.6 miles from Albany 518-393-0755

Capital District Humane Association 89 West Street Mechanicville NY 12118 18.6 miles from Albany 518-664-3450

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.