Ontario County Animal Shelter

Find Ontario 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.


Geneva Animal Control 47 Castle Street Geneva NY 14456 315-789-2603


Lakeroad Ferret Farm Rescue 7835 Route 21 South Naples NY 14512 716-374-8393

Ontario Humane Society 2976 County House Road Canandaigua NY 14424 585-396-4590

Pet Pride of New York Inc 7731 Victor Mendon Road Victor NY 14564 585-742-1630

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.