New York Humane Society and Animal Shelters

by Jonni

Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in New York.

This page is devoted to helping you find your local New York Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most websites are not kept up-to-date, so there may be more dogs available for adoption than you see in the pictures. And the picture you fall in love with may already be adopted by someone else. Please call ahead if you want to avoid disappointment.

How to Add Your Shelter to the List…

If your Humane Society or Animal Shelter is not listed below, use the form at the bottom of this page to add your listing.

A Cause for Paws

Volunteer network of foster homes taking in strays and adopting them out. Photographs and descriptions of their animals, volunteer training class schedule, adoption application, and donation information. New York City.

American Foundation for Animal Rescue

No-kill shelter in New York City which provides temporary shelter, medical care, low cost spay-neutering, behavior training and adoption services.

Animal Haven Shelter

A no-kill shelter for abandoned dogs and cats in New York City.

Animal Lovers League

Animal shelter caring for homeless animals. Many dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and sometimes rabbits are available for adoption. Directions to shelter, list of events, happy endings, volunteer needs, and donation information. Glen Cove.

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

Providing for the welfare of dogs and cats on the South Fork of Long Island. Information on their programs, ways to help, and information on upcoming events.

Animal Welfare Adoption Network

Helps to find good homes for homeless animals. Photographs of available cats, adoption and contact information. Foster and volunteer needs, donation form, adoption schedule, and contact information.


A not-for-profit group provides foster homes, veterinary care, nutritious food and a lot of love to the animals in Albany. Photographs of pets up for adoption, foster needs, calendar of adoption clinics, success stories, and information on their feral cat program.


Humane organization that provides shelter, care and compassion to homeless animals; never destroys adoptable animals. Three locations in New York.

Bobbi and the Strays

Wish list, volunteer needs, information on upcoming events, rescue news, photographs of cats and dogs in need of homes, and contact information. New York City.

Broadway Barks

Annual event held by Broadway actors working to find homes for abandoned animals. List of participants, photographs of adoptable animals, and links to area rescues and shelters.

Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition

A Williamsburg/Greenpoint shelter for stray pets. Gallery of adoptable animals, list of upcoming events, reasons to spay and neuter, happy endings, and links to other animal welfare organizations.

Canine Animal Rescue Effort of America

Photographs of adoptable cats and dogs, list of low-cost spay/neuter clinics, information on rescue fundraisers, and how to decide what age of dog is right for a family. Based in East Islip.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Safe haven for abused and neglected animals. Photographs and stories of the resdients, information on upcoming events, directions to the sanctuary, visiting hours, and a wish list. Lake Katrine.

Center for Animal Care and Control

A non-for-profit organization that rescues, cares for and finds homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. Offers photographs of animals available for adoption, lost and found listings, and ways to help.

Chautauqua County Humane Society

Features photographs of available animals, lost and found listings, and pet care tips.

Columbia-Greene Humane Society

Offers humane education, spay/neuter assistance, 24 hour emergency service, cruelty investigation, lost and found, surrender services, and dog and cat adoptions.

Cortland SPCA

Lists upcoming events, lost and found, animals available for adoption, and membership information.

Dutchess County SPCA

Rescues and provides temporary humane shelter for abandoned, neglected and abused companion animals. Available pet list, adoption application, and ways to help.

For The Love Of Animals

A no-kill animal rescue group in Elmsford. Information about the group, online donation form, and ways to help.

Goshen Humane Society

A no-kill organization which is dedicated to saving the lives of stray, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs through rescue and adoption. Photographs of available animals, lost and found listings, and frequently asked questions.

Herkimer County Humane Society

Lists available cats and dogs as well as adoption information. Special fund for animals with medical needs and a wish list for shelter donations.

Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, Inc.

Animal control facility. Provides adoption information, service area, animal control laws, and information on events and programs.

Humane Society of New York

Features information about pets available for adoption, animal welfare issues, and how to donate.

Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County

Features information about pets available for adoption, a gift shop, and a puppy cam.

Last Hope Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Non-profit animal rescue organization, based in Huntintgton. Frequently asked questions, photographs of available animals, and calendar of events.

Loving Touch

Photographs of available animals, success stories, list of upcoming events, sponsorship opportunities, lost and found listings, and rescue news. New York City.

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Brings together not-for-profit animal care groups to work with the city to promote dog and cat adoption and spay and neuter programs in an effort to make New York a no-kill city. Event details and list of participants.

Mighty Mutts

An all-volunteer, no-kill organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of the stray animals of New York City. Photographs of cats and dogs in need of homes, adoption application, and updates on animals already adopted.

Muffin's Pet Connection

Adoption/listing service and a low cost spay/neuter organization.

New Dog Home-Bound

Joint effort of dog control officers who care and the Allegany County SPCA for the adoption of animals who are in need of a home. Lost and found pets and contact information.

New Rochelle Humane Society

Rescue that places cats and dogs up for adoption. Also lists special needs pets, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events.

New York Pet-I-Care

Grassroot non-profit program providing shelter, medical care, training and socialization to many abused and abandoned strays. Photographs of pets in need of homes and contact information.

New Yorkers for Companion Animals

A non-profit, volunteer run animal rescue group in New York City. Photographs of pets available for adoption, a newsletter, and ways to help.

Noah's Ark Project

A nonprofit organization based in Jackson Heights aimed at helping animals through education and spay/neuter programs.

North Fork Animal Welfare League

Emergency numbers, contact information, photographs of animals awaiting homes, shelter news, and animal poetry.

North Shore Animal League America

Adoption information, donations, pet resources, medical center, news and contact information. Featured programs include Pet Adoptathon and Tour for Life.

Ontario County Humane Society

Photographs of available animals and membership information.

Pets Alive

No-kill animal rescue located in Middletown with available animals listed. Also works to expose cases of animal cruelty.

Save The Animals Rescue Foundation

Non-profit volunteer organization coming to the aid of injured, displaced, and orphaned domestic and wild animals in need of help. Based in Port Jefferson Station.

Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions

Non-profit shelter matches homeless pets with caring people. Photographs of available pets, articles on pet care, success stories, chat rooms, adoption policies, and volunteer application.

Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare

Upcoming events, lost and found listings, shelter news, photographs of dogs and cats in need of homes, and directions to their shelter.

Stevens-Swan Humane Society of Oneida County

Provides a safe haven to all domestic pets that must be surrendered, are stray, abandoned, homeless, abused, or injured. Ways to help, donation form, and pictures of available animals.

Add Your Shelter or Kennel

How to Use the Form

Put the name of your organization in the "Name" box. If you have a website, include the full URL (including http://). Email is required, but will not appear in your listing.

All listings are moderated, so it will take a few hours before your listing shows up on the site. If you need to change or delete a current listing, please contact me.

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