Schenectady County Animal Shelter

Find Schenectady 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.


Animal Protective Foundation 53 Maple Avenue Schenectady NY 12302 518-374-3944


Emerald Acres 1197 Mariaville Road Schenectady NY 12306 518-355-1749

Gppd Shepherd K9 Rescue 3313 Mariaville Road Schenectady NY 12306 518-393-0755

Waggin' Tails Pet Rescue 1920 Dodge Street Schenectady NY 12306 518-356-1100

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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.