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  A Resource Guide to important Capital District pet information

This online infomation is provided to help Capital District and surrounding area
residents find web sites dealing with pet concerns. The page is for the most part limited to
web sites though other information may be found in your local telephone book.

The listing of private enterprises does not indicate an endorsement of the product or
services. I hope people will find this site useful and informative. Any questions or
suggestions can be emailed to me at the web address at the bottom of this page.



Notes from the Webmistress****

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Pet is 4 years old.  Wearing Green collar.  Missing since 1/2/2010 4:30 AM in the vicinity of Maxwell Road, Albany Shaker Road and Old Niskayuna.  Pet is very frightened.  Luna is DEAF but responds to hand signals.  Any sightings please call Shaker Veterinary Hospital, P.C. at




                                        "FUREVER" HOMES

Senior pets are the best companions but they are often overlooked because of their age.  Please give these pets a second chance and possibly a first chance at a loving home!!


                  NOW IS THE TIME TO ADOPT!!

These beauties are all available at the
Animal Protective Foundation 374-3944



type: Domestic Shorthair
age: 7 years

Spayed Female

AT Petsmart Mohawk Commons



type: Domestic Shorthair
age: 7 years

Spayed Female
AT Petsmart Mohawk Commons

Additional Sexy Seniors at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society



                                                                   Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
                                                                                 7 years 
                                                                         ID      9137593 

Hi, I'm Infinity, a dark tiger sweetheart with beautiful green eyes. My ears are a little crinkled due to some old hematomas (broken blood vessels), so that makes my eyes look huge. You won't find a nicer lady anywhere. Just hold me on your lap and see how joyful I am. You'll soon know when the waterfall begins. Yup, happiness makes me drool. I am so cuddly and utterly adorable. Can you imagine how anyone could have abandoned me? That was not a fun experience, and I think being warm and dry is the best. The full food bowls are great too. This friendly gal is ready to make your holidays the best ever!
Infinity is at Petsmart Glenmont!

                                                                          Domestic Shorthair/Mix
                                                                                        5 years

                                                                                 ID   9109504 

Howdy, I'm Sarasota the black. My coat is shiny and dark, and my purrsonality is bright, bright, bright. I'm a twinkling star with eyes of green. My elderly owner passed away, and that has been a sad experience for me. I stayed with relatives for a while, but they can't keep pets where they live. Other cats are fine with me, but I can't live with a dog. My affectionate nature will show immediately when I climb onto your shoulder. I just love hugs, and being brushed is wonderful, too. Then I will purr and chatter for you. I am ready to spark up your holidays!

                                                                      Domestic Long Hair/Mix
                                                                                   6 years
                                                                                 ID 9049223  

Hello, my name is Louise. My long black and white coat is very soft. My former owners moved to a place where they could not have pets, so they brought me to the shelter. I feel shy right now but if you're patient and scratch my chin and cheeks for a bit I will purr for you. I'm not too demonstrative, but once I settle into a new home where I can relax, I will come out of my shell. I would really prefer to be the only cat in my new home. The folks here at the shelter recommend that I start a weight loss program with a vet, as I am a bit on the heavy side. If you can be patient with me, I will show you what a lovely companion I am.


                                                                            ID  9329064 
                                                                       Domestic Shorthair/Mix
                                                                                     6 years

Royalty I am. I currently live in the Community Cat Kingdom. I'm a curious snow white, shy boy. My prior home was lost when my family moved to an apartment where pets are not allowed. Now, this six year old prince is in search of a new forever home. Perhaps your indoor home will be that home.


                                                                          ID 9145075                                                                                         
                                                                                5 years
Hello, my name is Carmona, and I am a very special lady. I'm a Siamese/Snowshoe mix, so my coat is very beautiful and unusual. I have dark points and gorgeous blue eyes. My feet are white and most of my fur is beige and tan, really hard to describe. I have heard it said that I might be America's next top cat model. You can surely imagine me sauntering down the runway. If not there, then I will just snuggle on your lap. My previous owner brought me to the shelter because they did not have enough time for me. I do enjoy the company of people and being fussed over. If you have never lived with a beauty queen, then I need to go home with you!

                                                                             Mona Lisa 
                                                                     Domestic Shorthair/Mix
                                                                        5 years 7 months





January 14, 7-8:30 pm
"Reporting Animal Cruelty:
What Caring Citizens Need to Know"

Download Flyer


The APF will present, “Reporting Animal Cruelty: What Caring Citizens
Need to Know,” on Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
in the shelter’s Education Center, located at 53 Maple Avenue in Scotia.

This program is for anyone with a concern for animals, especially
those who have witnessed animal cruelty or neglect and not known
what to do about it. It will provide an overview of animal cruelty law
and supply practical advice on gathering evidence to present to
authorities, as well as information on who to contact for help.

Crimes against animals often go unpunished because they are not
reported. Others that are reported are often not pursued because
evidence is gathered incorrectly. In addition, laws pertaining to animals
are sometimes misunderstood, even by authorities who are charged
with enforcing them. For that reason, those who care about animals
need to be familiar with the law, as well as how to best present evidence
and eyewitness accounts of cruelty and neglect.

The program will be presented by Sheila McGee, an animal advocate
and student of HVCC’s Animal Law program. This program is free
and open to the public, and reservations are recommended.
For information and reservations, email
or call 518-374-3944, ext. 113.

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                                                      Animal Control Phone Numbers

  • Albany
    Albany Animal Control
    526 Central Ave
    Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 434-5091

    Ballston Spa 


    Clifton Park



    Cohoes Animal Control
    Address:   97 Mohawk St, Cohoes, NY 12047
    Phone: (518) 233-2139



    Animal Control Office- Harvey Nolan, Pager # 341-1298 and punch in your telephone    number.

    Guilderland Animal Control
    Guilderland Town Hall
    Guilderland, NY 12084
    (518) 356-1501





    (Animal Control phone numbers for Saratoga and surrounding 

    Troy Police Department: Animal Control Warden
    1 Monument Sq
    Troy, NY 12180
     (518) 270-4640


    Animal Shelters  (Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield, MA)
    (413) 447-7878 (Columbia-Greene  Humane Society)
    (518) 828-6044 

  (Guilderland Animal
    (518) 465-6867 (Herkimer County Humane Society)
    (518) 866-3255
     (Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society)
     (518) 434-8128 (Montgomery County SPCA)
    (518) 842-8050
    (Saratoga County Animal Shelter)
    (518) 885-411 (Schenectady County)
    (518) 374-3944
    (Animal  Shelter of Schoharie Valley)
    (518) 296-8390

     Animal Welfare (Adirondack Save A Stray,
     (518) 654-6220 (Animal Lovers, Albany)
    (518) 448-5468 (AnimalKind, Hudson) (Ashley's Barn, Hudson)
     (518) 828-0651  (James A. Brennan Memorial Society,
    (518) 725-0115

     (Capital District Caged Bird Club)  518-346-1143

     (Capital District  Humane
    Association, Loudonville)
    8 664-1238) 664-1237
    (518) 664-1237 (Cat Tales Rescue,
    (518) 248-9682 (C.A.T.S., Schenectady)

                                                                       (518) 374-1839
     (Companion Animal Placement Program) (518) 292-0555 (Community Animal Programs. C.A.P.)
                                      (Little Falls)  (315) 823-2323 (Doggiehaven Rescue
    Kennels, East Greenbush)
    (518) 286-1177 (Forever Home Dog Rescue, Capital District)
    (518) 459-1146  (Forgotten Friends Pet Rescue, Sharon Springs)
                                   (518) 284-2655                             
    (Guilderhaven, Guilderland) (518) 861-6861  (Harmony Hill Equine Rescue, Schodack Landing)
    (518) 281-7464  (Helping Paws Pet Rescue, Broadalbin)
    (518) 885-0829

 (Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, Albany)
    (518) 424-1738 (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist, Saratoga)
    (518) 428-2994


                          (Love n Care Pet Sanctuary,
                                                                                                               East Durham)
                                                            (518) 239-4467

       (Multi Area Listings) (Mid Hudson Animal Aid)
    (845) 831-4321
     (Noah's Kingdom)
    (518) 782-7861
     (North Country SPCA, Westport)
    (518) 962-8604 (Peppertree Rescue)
    (518) 435-7425 (Purrfect Companions)
                                                                                           (Upstate New York) (Rescue One, Mechanicville,
    specializing in reptiles)
    (518) 664-1240 (Robin's Nest Rest Rescued Cat Adoptions, Schenectady
    (518) 868-9935

    Scales & Tails Reptile Rescue (518) 382-3050
     (SPCA of Upstate NY, Queensbury)
    (518) 798-3500 (Stevens- Swan Humane Society
                                                      of Oneida County)
    (315) 738-4357 (Whiskers, Albany)
    (518) 448-9565
  (National Site which can be searched by local area) Site)


    Breed Rescue  (National)



    Breed Rescue
      (NYS)   (Basset Hound) (Cocker Spaniel)   (English Springer Spaniel) (Great Dane) (Greyhound) (Greyhound) (Greyhound) (Golden Retriever) 
    toll-free 877-GRROWLS (877-477-6957) (Pit Bull)  (Siberian Husky)




    Behavior & Health FAQ


    Bereavement (Pet Loss)

     (pet crematory, Stephentown)







    Disabled Pets




    Dog Behavior

    Cydney Cross
    Crossroads for Dogs

                                                                          Jody Diehl
                                                                    Dog's Best Friend
                                                                       (518) 966-5684

                                                                       Nancy Sciotti
                                                            Home workshops with you & your dog
                                                                      (518) 783-8343                                           


    Dog Parks


    Dog Training (Albany Obedience Club) (Schenectady County) (Reigning Cats and



    Emergencies (after regular veterinarian hours)

    Capital District Animal Emergency Clinic PC - 785-1094

    222 Route 2, Latham, NY
    1.2 miles east of the Latham Traffic Circle on the south side of Rt. 2.

    Hours:   Monday - Thursday  6PM - 8AM

          Friday 6PM - Monday 8 AM

    The CDAEC was created in 1986 by 25 local veterinarians in a cooperative effort to provide rapid, state-of-the-art emergency treatment and critical care for small animals.

    You can get
    emergency care by going directly to the clinic. If time permits, please call the clinic at 785-1094 to tell them you are coming and give a brief description of the problem so the staff can get ready to assist.

    (Description courtesy of Delmar Animal Hospital)

    Emergency/Disaster Planning

    Estate Planning for Pets








    Feral Cats and Spay/Neuter

    SCRUFF (Feral/Untamed cats)
                    ($35 includes a spay/neuter, rabies and distemper shots. FIV/FELV test extra)
    Call (518) 526-3372

    First Aid



    Housing (Apartments that accept pets in the Capital District) (senior housing) ( (Animal Protective Foundation)
    (Booklet guide available free at local
    supermarkets & libraries)

    Apartments for Rent in New York (

    Apartment and Business Locators Magazine (Booklet available free at local
    supermarkets & libraries)

     Pet Friendly Rental Listings:
    (National Web Sites)














                                                               (larger metro areas)







                                                                       Humane Education   (Association of Professional Humane Educators)   (TEACHkind)  Animal Sheltering (HSUS)  (The Animal Spirit) (Anti-Cruelty Society) (ASPCA) (Best Friends) (Denver Dumb Friends League)  (Latham Foundation) (National Agricultural Library) (National Association for Humane and Environmetal Education) (National Humane Education Society)  (Teachkind)  (Lebanon) (Israel)  (UK)


    ASPCA - Henry Bergh Book Awards

    National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (HSUS) - reading list

    The Benefactory - multigrade (audios, books, on-line storytelling, videos)

    TEACHkind - reading list

    Youth Services - St. Charles Library - reading lists

    Residents of Schenectady County can now check out the PAWS FOR
    READING program at the Schenectady County Public Library. The
    program works to develop children's reading skills by allowing them to read
    to certified therapy dogs. Students residing in Schenectady County, grades
    K-5 are eligible. Appointments can be made at 388-4540.








    Law and Legislation (New York State and National)

    (Capital District Area Animal Law Course)

    Institution: Hudson Valley Community College (State University of New York)
    Course Title: Animal Law I (CRJS 230)
    Instructor: Valerie A. Lang, J.D., M.L.S.,, 518-629-7319
    Summary: This is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental principles of Animal Law and the Criminal Justice system. Specific topics include the history of animal law, state anti-cruelty laws, the nature of animal cruelty, the link between animal cruelty and violence against humans, the media's influence, investigative techniques, animal fighting, hoarding, control of wildlife, the Animal Welfare Act, the animal rights debate, and overpopulation. Visit to a local animal shelter is included. Textbook: Animals: Welfare, Interests and Rights by David Favre.





    Lost Pets

     (Capital District Caged Bird Club)  518-346-1143  (K9 Alert)
    (Lost  (WTEN
    Pet Connection)


      (Pets  are Wonderful Support)
    Helping People living with HIV/AIDS & their Pets in the Capital District

    Pet Abuse & Cruelty

    To report abuse in the Capital District (Mohawk Hudson Humane Society) (Columbia Greene Humane Society) (SPCA of Upstate NY) (NYS Humane Association)

    (How to report Animal Cruelty, ASPCA) 

                               National site with animal abuse case information, cruelty laws and info on
                               how to report cruelty:

    National site with information on pet abuse with current abuse cases
    searchable by state:

    Pet Accessories


    Pet Day Care & Boarding

    Pet Meds

    (Local pharmacies that compound pet meds so that they
     are more appealing to pets)


    Fallons Pharmacy
    1057 Troy-Schenectady Road. Latham, NY 12110.
     (518) 220-2005. (800) 890-1137. Business Hours. Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm


    House Calls Pharmacy
    521 Duanesberg Rd
    Schenectady, NY 12306
    Phone 356-2968
    Hours: M-F 8-6, Sat 9-1

    Pet Photography

    Pet Sitting  (All Aboard) (Balltown Dog Walking) (Cherished Companions) (Cody Jo Pet Photos & Pet Sitting) (Critter's Choice) (Feathers and Paws) (Homebuddies) (Peace of Mind Pet Sitting) (Purrfect Petsitting) (Tender Loving Care Pet Sitting Service) (Twenty Toes Pet Sitting) (Whiskers Watchers)


    Pet Transportation (Domestic and International) (All Aboard) (Reigning Cats and Dogs)
    (Tender Loving Care Pet Sitting Service)


    Poison Control (National site)

    Rabies  Clinics


    Seniors (Senior Dog Adoptions)
                                                                (Cold Brook, NY) (Senior Dog Project)





    Animal Population Control Program (NYS) (cats and dogs)
    (Article 7, section 117)

    Animal Population Control Program (APCP) If you are approved for
    Food Stamp Benefits
    , SSD or SSI, the New York State Department of
    Agriculture and Markets has a program that can help pay to have your
    dog or cat spayed/neutered. Through the animal population control
    program, eligible people can have their cat or dog spayed/neutered for
    $20.00. To receive an application voucher for this program, call


      CAT CARE COALITION c/o Central Veterinary Hospital (cats)
      388 Central Ave
      Albany, NY 12206

    The Cat Care Coalition provides a low cost spay/neuter clinic For a single person household, the maximum annual income allowed is $37,150 with an additional $5300 for each additional household member. An application is required.
    A distemper vaccination, a rabies vaccination valid for one year and spay/neuter surgery are provided for $60
    .  An optional Felv/Fiv test is available for $15.

    A vet check, rabies shot, FIV/FELV test and spay/neuter are provided
    for $70. (Partnering with the Animal Protective Foundation, Scotia NY) 


    125 Humane Society Road
    Hudson, New York 12534

    (518) 828-6044
    CGHS/SPCA offers low-cost cat spay and neuter to the public at our
    Shelter most Thursdays. The cost is $55.00 per cat, which includes the
    spay or neuter, rabies vaccine and distemper vaccine.
    We also offer a Feline Leukemia test for $20 or a combination test for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS for a fee of $25.00, as well as flea and tick prevention for a $3.00 fee.


    The Love Me Spay Me clinic is a clinic sponsored by
    Guilderhaven and The Animal Protective Foundation (Scotia). A vet
    check, rabies shot, FIV/FELV test and spay/neuter are provided for

    H.O.P.E. (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) (cats)
    A vet check, rabies shot, FIV/FELV test and spay/neuter are provided
    for $70. (Partnering with the Animal Protective Foundation, Scotia NY)

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    For a fee of $75.00 per cat, the program offers transportation of cats
    between MCSPCA Animal shelter
    and vets office. Services are paying for
    are spaying / neutering, testing for FIV/FeLV, nail trimming, ear mite

    treatment, rabies vaccination and capstar flea treatment. Feral cats
    will also have ear an ear clipped for identification purposes.
    Additional charges ( ranging between $5.00 and $20.00 ) may be
    incurred for other necessary services, such as deworming, topical flea
    treatment, in heat or pregnant cat, cryptorchid males, or minor
    surgeries for feral cats to alleviate immediate pain and
    suffering. Owners must have their cat(s) at the MCSPCA Animal Shelter
    by 6:45a.m. on the morning of the appointment, and must pick up @
    approx. 7:00 p.m. that same evening ( no cats will be housed over
    night). The $75.00 per cat fee is required in advance, with any
    additional charges due at the time of pick-up. Cash payments are
    preferred. Only a limited number of appointments are available each
    month, and only cats that have been pre registered will participate in
    the program.

    OUT OF THE PITS (dogs - pitbulls & pitbull mixes)
    This is a local program using veterinarians in the Albany, NY / Capital District area, and is intended for residents located in this general vicinity only.

    You can print & fill out our
    Fix-A-Bull Application
    or write to we will email you an application)
    or call us at 518-763-3647.


    A vet check, rabies shot, FIV/FELV test and spay/neuter are provided
    for $70. (Partnering with the Animal Protective Foundation, Scotia NY)

    SCRUFF (Feral/Untamed cats)
    (518)  526-3372       
    ($35 includes a spay/neuter, rabies and distemper shots. FIV/FELV test extra)

    (The sites listed below are national but you may obtain spay/neuter
    information for the Capital District as well as other areas)
    (ASPCA) National database searchable by zip code
    Friends of Animals) 1-800-321-PETS (1-800-321-7387)

    FOA Spay/Neuter Certificates and Costs

    Female Cat Spay
    Male Cat Neuter $51.00
    Female Dog Spay $90.00
    Male Dog Neuter
    $64.00 (Spay USA) 1-800-248-SPAY
    neuter.html (Search by State)

    For low cost help with vaccinations and other services


    Thursdays  1:00 - 5:00 pm   
    Dr. Michael Nastro at
    Adirondack Save a Stray
    Vaccinations, Worming, Heartworm, Feline Leukemia, Microchipping
    For information and appointments  call
    518-654-6220 or 696-4896

                                                         Traveling with Pets

  • (Traveling into or traveling from the Capital District)



    What can you do to help?

    If you can't or don't own a pet but would like to help, check out:

    Online Free Food Donations For Shelter Animals

    Online Free Donation to HSUS Rural Veterinary Services

    Canine Christmas Shelter Donation Program


    The following organizations have animals that you can sponsor: (Forgotten Friends)

    Wildlife Rehabilitation




    Wish Lists

    "I get by with a little help from my friends" - The Beatles

    These organizations are in need of donation items that run the gamut from
    office supplies to bedding and towels. Please take a look at the wish lists to
    see if you have anything to donate or recycle for a good cause!  (Columbia Greene Humane Society) (Herkimer County Humane Society) (Mohawk Hudson Humane Society)
     (Animal Protective Foundation, Schenectady) (Adirondack Save A Stray) (Animalkind) (Homeward Bound Dog Rescue) (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) ( Stevens-Swan Humane Society of
                                                                                                       Oneida County) (Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley) (Whiskers)

    Click for details.

           Please direct comments, questions & suggestions to: