Find Schenectady 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
Guilderland Town Animal Shelter 6363 Frenchs Mill Road Altamont NY 12009 6.9 miles from Schenectady 518-861-6855
Colonie Animal Control 312 Wolf Road Latham NY 12110 8.2 miles from Schenectady 518-783-2711
Noah's Kingdom Humane Society 161 Washington Avenue Extension Albany NY 12205 8.3 miles from Schenectady 518-782-7861
Mohawk and Hudson Humane Society 557 Columbia Street Extension Latham NY 12110 9.2 miles from Schenectady 518-573-7445
Halfmoon Town Animal Control 1 Halfmoon Town Plz Halfmoon NY 12065 10.8 miles from Schenectady 518-348-0196
Animalovers PO Box 6426 Albany NY 12206 11.5 miles from Schenectady 518-448-5468
Companion Animal Placement Program PO Box 7144 Albany NY 12224 11.5 miles from Schenectady 518-292-0555
Peppertree Rescue, Inc. PO Box 2396 Albany NY 12220 11.5 miles from Schenectady 518-435-7425
Albany Animal Control 526 Central Avenue Albany NY 12206 11.8 miles from Schenectady 518-434-5091
Slingerlands Animal Control 2029 New Scotland Road Slingerlands NY 12159 11.8 miles from Schenectady 518-475-0385
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue Menands NY 12204 12.9 miles from Schenectady 518-434-8128
Whiskers Animal Benevolent League 310 State Street Albany NY 12210 13.1 miles from Schenectady 518-458-2287
Montgomery County SPCA 1007 New York 5S Amsterdam NY 12010 13.5 miles from Schenectady 518-842-8050
Capital District Humane Association 89 West Street Mechanicville NY 12118 15.0 miles from Schenectady 518-664-3450
Saratoga County Animal Shelter 6010 County Farm Road Ballston Spa NY 12020 15.3 miles from Schenectady 518-885-4113
Saratoga County Sheriff 6010 County Farm Road Ballston Spa NY 12020 15.3 miles from Schenectady 518-885-6761
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.
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.
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.