Oswego County Animal Shelter

Find Oswego 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.


Liverpool Animal Protection Society PO Box 64 Mexico NY 13114 315-963-4146


New York State Animal Control Association PO Box 885 Oswego NY 13126 315-342-7027

Oswego City Animal Shelter 621 East Seneca Street Oswego NY 13126 315-343-1803

Oswego County Animal Welfare League PO Box 4 Oswego NY 13126 315-625-4895

Oswego County Humane Society 157 East 1st Street Oswego NY 13126 315-207-1070

PAWS Across Oswego County 329 Highway 104B Mexico NY 13114 315-963-7251

Tusk and Bristle Sanctuary 432 Dutcherville Road Constantia NY 13044 315-623-9613

United Friends of Homeless 432 Centerville Road Richland NY 13144 315-298-4733

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.