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

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.