Albany County Animal Shelter

Find Albany County 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

Colonie Animal Control 312 Wolf Road Latham NY 12110 518-783-2711

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

Greyhounds As Companions Inc 1770 Delaware Turnpike Delmar NY 12054 518-768-2579

Guilderland Town Animal Shelter 6363 Frenchs Mill Road Altamont NY 12009 518-861-6855

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands NY 12204 518-434-8128

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

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

Slingerlands Animal Control 2029 New Scotland Road Slingerlands NY 12159 518-475-0385

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

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.