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Our Featured Scotia, NY Partner:

Animal Protective Foundation

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

53 Maple Avenue
Scotia, NY 12302
(518) 374-3944
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Website:
http://www.animalprotective.org

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are located about 30 minutes Northwest of Albany NY, in Schenectady County.

About Our Shelter:

We have been serving the community for over 80 years!

We are the only animal shelter in Schenectady County, and one of very few in the Capital Region of NY. We provide many services including adoption, reduced cost spay/neuter clinics, humane eduation for kids & adults, dog obedience classes, and assisting the local food pantry with pet food. We hold several events throughout the year for fun and fundraising, and your tax-deductible donations are always appreciated. Be sure to ask us about our Wish List for items needed to keep our animals happy & healthy. We're also looking for volunteers and foster homes.

Our mission is to address pet overpopulation and animal suffering through education and appropriate action, to enhance human/animal relationships, and to provide care to animals in need.

Donate to Our Shelter...

http://www.animalprotective.org/donatenow.html

Come Meet our Pets:

Maple Ave shelter:
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday &Thursday 12 - 6 pm
Closed on Sunday & Monday

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PetSmart Adoption Center
Mohawk Commons Niskayuna, Balltown Road
Monday - Friday 6 - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 - 4 pm

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process is simple! We have a brief application for you to fill out. Bring a photo ID with your current address on it, as well as your landlord's phone number if you rent (we just need to verify pets are allowed there). We may also ask to speak with your vet to make sure your current pets are current on their vaccines. We ask that you bring all members of the household with you to meet the pet, and if you're interesting in adopting a dog, also bring your current dog(s) with you to make sure everyone gets along. In most cases, you can take your new pet home the same day!

All cats and dogs have been spayed or neutered and are up to date on vaccines. We also spay or neuter our rabbits. Cats have been tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia; dogs have been tested for heartworm, Lyme disease, and Ehrlicia.

Call 518-374-3944 ext 101 or 102 for information regarding adoption fees.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.