Columbia County Animal Shelter

Find Columbia 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.


Animalkind Inc 721 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534 518-822-8643


Columbia-Greene Humane Society 125 Humane Society Road Hudson NY 12534 518-828-6044

Equine Advocates PO Box 354 Chatham NY 12037 845-278-3095

Every Cat Counts, A National Heritage Foundation 12 Dogwood Lane Elizaville NY 12523 845-756-3907

Greyhound Friends West, Inc. PO Box 483 Canaan NY 12029 518-781-0464

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.