Delaware County Animal Shelter

Find Delaware 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.


Creatures Great and Small 3115 Carcass Brook Road East Branch NY 13756


Delaware Valley Humane Society 101 Main Street Sidney NY 13838 607-563-7780

Franklin Animal Control 1046 County Road 44 Franklin NY 13775 607-369-3498

Heart-Catskills Humane Society 46610 Highway 10 Delhi NY 13753 607-746-3080

Peace Plantation Animal 12752 Highway 206 Walton NY 13856 607-865-5759

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.