Tri-Lakes Humane Society
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.
P.O. Box 1111
255 George Lapan Mem Hwy
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Village of Saranac Lake
Town of Harrietstown
Town of St. Armand
Town of North Elba
Village of Lake Placid
Town of Franklin
Town of Brighton
Town of Long Lake
Town of Saranac
About Our Shelter:"We speak for those who cannot" has been our shelter's motto since 1973. For over 30 years we have rescued thousands of homeless and unwanted pets, and placed them into new and loving homes.
In 1998, our board of directors voted to become a "no-kill" facility. "No-kill" means we do not euthanize healthy & adoptable animals to make room for new arrivals. In extreme circumstances, we will humanely euthanize animals that are beyond veterinary care and are suffering, or dogs that are deemed "dangerous" due to human aggression issues. However, these circumstances are few and far between.
We are very involved in our local community, and we have a Humane Education program and we travel to local schools to educate children on proper animal care, the importance of spaying and neutering, and how to be kind to animals.
Our shelter also holds dog control and shelter service contracts with local towns and villages. Our Dog Control Officer is in charge of enforcing the local Dog Control ordinances. From time to time, we become involved in animal cruelty cases and assist local law enforcement with their investigations. We also have a very effective Trap-Neuter-Return program with feral cats, which has greatly reduced the number of kittens in our community.
Come Meet our Pets:Our open hours are: Tue-Fri, 1-5pm and Sat 11-4pm.
Closed Sun & Mon. However, we do schedule appointments during our closed hours.
We have an events calendar on our website that is kept up to date with adoption events and fundraisers that we are involved with. Please visit our website!
Our Adoption Process:Adoption Applications must be submitted and approved prior to adoption of any animal. You can view our Adoption Policies and application form on our website:
Our Adoption Fee for dogs/puppies and cats/kittens is $77, which covers the spay/neuter cost, microchipping and registration, as well as all vaccinations, flea treatment, and wormings.
The Adoption Fees vary if the pet was already spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to arriving at our shelter.
We also have a Seniors for Seniors adoption program. If a person over 60 years of age opts to adopt a pet over the age of 7, all adoption fees are waived.