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Our Featured Penn Yan, NY Partner:

Humane Society of Yates County

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The Humane Society serves all of Yates County including the Village of Penn Yan.

About Our Shelter:

Our mission is: “to advance the humane treatment of animals in Yates County, New York. This is accomplished through actions which promote the adoption of stray or unwanted animals, which reduce cruelty to dogs and cats, and which reduce the over breeding of domestic animals. The Humane Society of Yates County depends on volunteers and private financial assistance from the residents of Yates County to carry out its programs”.

Every day our compassionate staff and volunteers provide food, shelter, medical care and comfort to the many animals that are abandoned or relinquished by their owners. We do not euthanize animals for space. The Humane Society of Yates County does not receive funds from the county. Public donations are currently our most important source of income.

In addition to our shelter, we also serve as the County's "dog pound". There we take care of all dogs brought in by the County's Animal Control Officer. We feed them, give them shelter and make every effort to see that they also find new homes.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Shelter hours and location.

Wed, Thur and Fri - Noon to 5PM
Saturday - 10am to 5PM

Closed Sun, Mon and Tues.

We are located in Penn Yan on Rt 14A just North of the Village of Penn Yan and two doors North of the Eastview Veterinary Clinic.

Our Adoption Process:

To adopt a dog or cat from us an adoption contract must be completed at the time of adoption. We take great pride in talking with every person to make sure that the animal they choose is the right fit for both them and the animal. Often we will allow a trial fostering period. This benefits both the "new" owner as well as the animal. The animal gets a chance to be out of the shelter for a little while and the owner gets a chance to see how this animal fits in their home. Our success rate with this program has been very, very good!

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.