Animal Rescue and Adoption is a comprehensive listing of Hudson Valley organizations dedicated to animal welfare and public education. These organizations tirelessly work toward improving the lives of many types of animals, including domestic, wild, and agricultural animals.

The work done by these organizations is crucial in providing hope and a better life for countless animals. However, it is the collective efforts of animal lovers like you that can truly make a difference. By donating, adopting, fostering, sponsoring, volunteering, or simply promoting goodwill and kindness towards all animals, everyone can contribute towards the cause of animal welfare.

You can make their hope a reality!

Consider these Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Adoption Organizations:

Albany County Animal Rescue and Adoption

Free To Be Me Rescue
Rescue local strays through shelters, owner surrenders and from puppy mills regardless of age and health. Work with a group of volunteers and foster homes.

Karma Bob’s Backyard Animal Refuge
Karma Bob’s Backyard is a place of refuge for animals, most of whom have been abused, abandoned, rescued, or bought from farms that intended to sell them for their meat. We make it possible for them to live out their lives with us in accord with their natural inclinations, while we meet their needs for food, shelter, safety, medical treatment, end of life care, and, most of all, love.

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
Founded in 1887, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) is the oldest and largest animal protection organization in New York’s Capital Region, serving Albany, Rensselaer and surrounding counties. In addition to providing shelter and care for stray, abused and unwanted animals, we provide an ever-increasing array of services for animals and those who care for them.

Orange Street Cats
Orange Street Cats helps cats without a human advocate. We take senior cats who find themselves homeless after their human passes away; orphaned kittens requiring intense care; injured cats needing surgery; and cats with FIV and FeLV. In short, those cats that few other rescues will assist. We believe that we should focus on the cat in front of us. That means we often go to great lengths to give a cat a chance at happily ever after.

Spaying Capital Region Unowned Feral Felines (SCRUFF)
SCRUFF (Spaying Capital Region Unowned Feral Felines), is a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) organization for feral and stray cats. Run by dedicated volunteers, SCRUFF provides low-cost spay/neuter services for this unowned population of cats.

Whiskers Animal Benevolent League
Our mission is to provide abandoned, abused, and stray animals with a place of comfort, safety, and health and ultimately find them loving, responsible, permanent homes. We specialize in helping animals that have no advocate, those that have been abandoned on the streets or who have been abused.

Noah’S Kingdom Humane Society
Our Mission: Animal Rescue and Adoption, Animal Population Control, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Promotion of Humane Treatment of Animals. Noah’s Kingdom Humane Society provides care and adoption services for homeless, abused and unwanted cats and kittens.

Columbia County Animal Rescue and Adoption

Animalkind is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) animal welfare organization and shelter based in Hudson, NY, working to strengthen the natural bond between humans and animals with programs and services to enhance the well-being of all.

Columbia Animal Shelter
Columbia Animal Shelter is dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of at-risk companion animals while providing quality healthcare and adoption services.

Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA
Providing pet adoption, surrendering a pet, spay, neuter, animal cruelty intervention, lost and found, municipal holding and emergency services.

Orangutan Outreach
Orangutan Outreach’s mission is to protect orangutans in their native forests of Borneo and Sumatra while providing care for orphaned and displaced orangutans until they can be returned to their natural environment.

The Horse Sanctuary
The Horse Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing safety to abused, neglected and at-risk horses.

Chatham Animal Haven
Chatham Animal Haven, Inc. is a 501(c)3 farm animal sanctuary located just outside the village in Chatham, NY. We took in our first animal in April of 2015. We look forward to growing and helping as many animals as we can.

Help Orphan Puppies
Help Orphan Puppies, Inc. is a registered not-for-profit (501(c)3) all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue of dogs in need of loving homes. We specialize in orphaned puppies, pregnant dogs, moms with nursing babies, puppies and puppies with special needs.

Wonder Dog Rescue
Our mission at WonderDog NY is to remove dogs from the vicious cycle of abandonment in CA and find them forever homes in NY where there is a much higher demand for adoptions than there is in CA.

Dutchess County Animal Rescue and Adoption

Hudson Valley Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Animal rescue, wildlife rehabilitation center & low cost vet service clinic and a multi Vet facility that offers everything from wellness clinics to more complex surgeries, dentals, x-rays, bloodwork and more.

Crate Escape Rescue
Crate Escape is a small family run rescue. We are a family friendly rescue we do not have an age requirement for kids in an adoptive home. We believe that it is better to educate kids on the proper way to care for the pups so they can use the knowledge in the future. All pups from 8 weeks on up are spayed/neutered. All of our pups are in foster care or in our own home. They are all vetted prior to entering their forever home​s.

Dutchess County SPCA
The Dutchess County SPCA is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter founded in 1871. They shelter animals in need and secure permanent homes for adoptable pets.

Animal Rescue Foundation
Since 1986, we have offered refuge and comprehensive care to cats and dogs in search of a second chance. Every step is taken to assure that animals go to good and appropriate adoptive homes. Even those who aren’t chosen by a family experience unwavering love and care from our devoted volunteers, creating a forever home right here at ARF.​s.

HeARTs Speak
HeARTs Speak is a 501c3 international nonprofit organization that’s uniting art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals. We’re dedicated to changing the way the world sees shelter animals through programs that leverage creativity and collaboration to ensure more animals are Seen and Saved.

Happy Life Animal Rescue
HLAR is based in Patterson, New York, and serves the entire Hudson Valley and beyond. We are dedicated to rescuing homeless animals who are victims of abuse & neglect, shelter overpopulation, and owner surrender. We are also committed to promoting local spay/neuter programs.

The Incredible Pups Pet Rescue
The Incredible Pups Pet Rescue works to reduce the number of animals euthanized at high kill shelters. We work closely with these shelters to save animals that are often just hours away from being put to sleep. The Incredible Pups Pet Rescue provides foster homes, needed trainings and care to them until they can find their forever homes.

Hi Hopes Thoroughbred Rescue
We are committed to making our best effort in ensuring no horse is turned away + will need to go to an auction block or live in unsuitable conditions. We strive to rehabilitate, retrain, adopt, + give retirees the best possible location for a lifetime sanctuary.

Two by Two Animal Haven
Two by Two Animal Haven is a traveling animal program whose purpose is to educate the public about animals, their welfare and conservation. Our programs foster kindness and empathy for all living things.

BeFreegle Foundation
BeFreegle’s mission is giving former research dogs a new leash on life through release, fostering and eventual adoption. We are committed to helping retired laboratory dogs live out the remainder of their years as beloved pets in forever homes.

The Home Stretch Dog Haven
The organization provides full rehabilitation services to dogs in a home environment, raises awareness about their unique situation in an effort to find them their own perfect home. What makes us different from other rescues is that the dogs we take in are not only shelter animals or strays. They are unique dogs with specifics needs and we provide support and care based on their needs and reactions to their situations.

My Hopes In You Small Animal Rescue
The organization provides a place for small animals to be surrounded by the love of our rescue family and matching them up with the families that will best suit their needs.

Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary
Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary is home to over 170 farmed animals rescued from neglect, slaughter, and abuse. Giving a lifelong home to farmed animals rescued from slaughter and helping people get to know animals through tours and social media.

Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue
Serves Boston Terriers in need. Most dogs in foster care for placement are adolescent to adult dogs in need of re-homing. All of our rescue dogs are fostered and evaluated for a 2 week minimum to allow us to assess their personality and provide them with basic foundation skills – House/Crate training, basic manners.

Animal Farm Foundation
Current AFF programs include our Old Friends program, an onsite and foster-based program giving senior dogs in shelters across the country an opportunity to live out their lives in a loving home, as well as Family Pantry partnerships, which recognize pets as family and, especially during tough times, provide a way to help pets stay with their families.

Stray Cat Network
a volunteer run, non-profit cat rescue in the Hudson Valley area of NY. Our mission is to rescue & rehabilitate the stray, feral, & abandoned cat population in Dutchess County & the surrounding areas. We focus particularly on TNR of feral cat colonies, & rescuing orphaned & at risk cats & kittens. All of our adoptable animals will be fully vetted including core vaccinations & spay/neuter before adoption.

Town & Country K9 ResQ
Town & Country K9 ResQ is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose primary goal is to find permanent, loving homes for adoptable pets currently in shelters, fosters and training programs. We also strive to help pets and their owners stay together through difficult times, whether it is due to relocation, pet or owner-related medical issues or financial strain.

Greene County Animal Rescue and Adoption

The Horses of Unbridled
The Horses of Unbridled rescues, revitalizes and rehomes horses through adoption, and provides sanctuary for senior mares and horses with special needs.

And-Hof Animals
mission begins with giving abused and neglected farm animals a safe and caring home but goes further to create an environment where people, animals, and nature live in balanced co-existence. Rather than being contained in pens, our animals enjoy as much freedom and autonomy as is safe. We then nurture them to follow their instinctual habits and build on that to create a healthier ecosystem:

Greene County Animal Alliance
The Greene County Animal Alliance was formed to address the need for a shelter in Greene County. This group has been doing cat and dog rescues for many years and has found that the resources of other counties are overwhelmed with animals from their own county. This often means turning away Greene County strays and animals that are in need. It is Greene County Animal Alliance’s goal to fundraise and create a shelter facility of our own – located in Greene County.

Pooches Out of Puerto Rico
Our mission at Pooches Out of Puerto Rico is focused on rescuing dogs who were captured from the streets, been abandoned, surrendered, or otherwise placed into a high risk shelter.

Orange County Animal Rescue and Adoption

Reenies Rabbit Rescue
Rescuing and educating are the main goals of Reenies Rabbit Rescue. Rescuing helpless rabbits with no place to go. Putting these lovable animals into caring homes. Educating people on how to properly care for rabbits.

Bleu’s K9 Rescue
Bleu’s K9 Rescue Inc is Non-profit Animal Rescue Organization. We are 100% foster and volunteer based throughout the Hudson Valley. We are dedicated in saving dogs of all sizes and all breeds by placing them into loving, forever homes. We do not have a physical shelter. Instead, we operate primarily through our foster homes, online databases and at adoption events/fundraisers.

Dumped/Stray Animal Rescue
Dumped/Stray Animal Rescue is an all volunteer organization maintaining a small shelter and feral cat retirement village. Our volunteers and foster families work tirelessly to ensure that shelter and food are provided for all local and homeless animals.

Warwick Valley Humane Society
The WVHS provides Animal Control Services via contracts with the Towns of Warwick and Chester. Programs include rescue and adoption, Foster Care Program, Senior for Seniors, Spaying and Neutering.

Second Chance Horse Farm
Dedicated to the daily and long-term care of horses rescued from kill pens.

Will Spay Pets
We offer spaying and neutering programs to the community residents of Town of Montgomery and Town of Crawford (including villages of Maybrook, Montgomery, Pine Bush, and Walden) in Orange County, NY.

Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark
The Humane Society provides so much more than just food and shelter. Our animals receive medical treatment, socialization, behavior training, enrichment, exercise, and lots of love. We strive to match our animals with adopters based on a wide-range of criteria to ensure it is a good fit for both.

The Animal Rights Alliance (T.A.R.A.)
The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc. (T.A.R.A.) is addressing one of the greatest causes of animal suffering; pet overpopulation. Our mission is to reduce the number of stray, abandoned, and unwanted cats and dogs from coming into a system that cannot hold them. This will stop the killing and create more good homes.

Fur-Get Me Not Animal Rescue
Fur-Get Me Not Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3, all volunteer, foster based, non-profit rescue, focused on preventing the euthanasia of adoptable dogs, the prevention of cruelty/neglect toward dogs and the irresponsible breeding of dogs.

Humane Society of Walden
The Humane Society of Walden is a no-kill, 501(c)(3) non-profit safe haven dedicated to helping stray and abandoned cats and dogs. Our animal shelter serves the communities of Montgomery, Walden, Maybrook, Crawford, Wawarsing, Shawangunk, and Mamakating, but will not turn away pets from across the country in need.

Middletown Humane Society
The mission of the Humane Society of Middletown is to make possible, during their transitional period, a better world for the animals in our charge by providing compassion, food, medical care and shelter. In addition, we are dedicated to educating the community about humane care, promoting the human-animal bond and encouraging adoption.

Pirate Dogs O.C.
Pirate Dogs O.C. is a 501(c)3 Organization with a dedicated support system committed to helping Rescues, Shelters and individuals in the care of domestic animals. They raise money to help supply financial support assistance in paying for medicine, food, cremation, and necessary surgeries needed for pets.

Humane Society of Blooming Grove
The Humane Society of Blooming Grove is a non-profit animal shelter in Washingtonville NY. It has been in existence since 1975 and is dedicated to giving shelter to unwanted and abandoned animals. We currently serve the town of Blooming Grove NY, including the villages of Washingtonville and South Blooming Grove.

Helpers With Heart

Helpers With Heart is involved in a wide range of activities. We run a small animal sanctuary, supply pantry, and Trap-Neuter-Release feral cat program. We also provide humane education classes. We focus on improving the lives of animals and people through advocacy, education, and support.

Goosepond Mountain Sanctuary
Goosepond Mountain Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for, rescue, and provide sanctuary for animals saved from exploitation.

Pets Alive
Pets Alive’s mission is to build a humane community supporting the human-animal bond by being a resource through rescue, adoption, intervention, education, and outreach.

Putnam County Animal Rescue and Adoption

PawSafe Animal Rescue tirelessly strives for and envisions the day where every adoptable companion animal has a loving, responsible home, where no animal will suffer from abuse, neglect or ignorance.

Putnam County SPCA
The Putnam County SPCA provides a 24/7 CRUELTY HOTLINE to report cases of suspected animal cruelty: (845) 520-6915
Responsibilities include enforcing animal cruelty laws, housing animals seized from unfit living conditions, providing essential medical care, and educating the community on how to treat animals humanely.

Putnam AdvoCATS
Putnam AdvoCATS, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit, charitable 501(c)3 organization working to help stray and feral cats in Putnam County, NY. We practice Trap-Neuter-Return which involves trapping unsterilized cats living in a colony, having them spayed/neutered, vaccinated against rabies, marked for identification, and returned to their original location.

Putnam Service Dogs
Putnam Service Dogs adopts carefully chosen dogs from rescue groups – dogs in cages, without homes, to train as our service dogs. Our service dogs, and follow-up training, are free to their recipients.

Rensselaer County Animal Rescue and Adoption

Out of the Pits
Out of the Pits is a not for profit organization that educates the public about the true nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier. Efforts are aimed at restoring the breed to its former position of esteem in the hearts and minds of people everywhere. We visit dozens of schools with our certified therapy Pit Bulls to teach humane education throughout the New York Capital District, as well as nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut. We are also a rescue organization. Since our inception, we have successfully rehomed over 3,000 dogs, and helped many more stay in their homes.

Operation Snip
Operation Snip is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization who work to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats through the humane method Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Friendly strays and young kittens are rescued, vetted and placed up for adoption. Operation Snip also works with low income community members by offering convenient and low cost spay and neutering services.

Rockland County Animal Rescue and Adoption

National Great Pyrenees Rescue
National Great Pyrenees Rescue, Inc. (NGPR) is a non-profit rescue organization whose mission is to save and rehome rescued Great Pyrenees dogs into safe and caring companion homes in the U.S. and Canada.

National Great Pyrenees Rescue
National Great Pyrenees Rescue, Inc. (NGPR) is a non-profit rescue organization whose mission is to save and rehome rescued Great Pyrenees dogs into safe and caring companion homes in the U.S. and Canada.

Saratoga County Animal Rescue and Adoption

Mountain Rottie Rescue
MRR of NY is 501(c)3 non profit organization; with volunteer fosters dedicated to re-homing homeless dogs, Rottweilers and all other breeds as well. All dogs are temperament tested. Any dog adopted has been fostered in a home prior to adoption. All dogs are up-to-date on vaccines, heart-worm tested and on prevention, spayed /neutered, micro-chipped & activated.

Greyhound Rescue of NY
Greyhound Rescue of New York is a small 501(c)3 that formed in 1995 to re-home retired racing Greyhounds.

Homes For Orphaned Pets Exist Hope
Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.) is a not-for-profit organization of animal lovers from Saratoga and surrounding counties who are dedicated to assisting animals whose owners have passed away or can no longer keep them. Some of the pets are surrendered directly to H.O.P.E. but others come from various local rescues or shelters which are at capacity. Many are senior dogs and cats or have special needs.

Ulster County Animal Rescue and Adoption
To provide all necessary medical treatment and shelter for cats that are physically challenged, medically compromised, or homeless, until a suitable home is found.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Whether they’ve come from animal hoarders or agribusiness, suffered horrendous cruelty or prolonged neglect, it has been our privilege to welcome each one and say, with all that we have and all that we are, “You are safe, you are loved, and you matter.”

Cast Aside To Survive
Striving to end the suffering of homeless cat reproduction through TNVR (Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return) ​and removing viable kittens for socializing and adoption.

Ulster County SPCA
Their mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by providing temporary shelter and finding adoptive homes for homeless, abused and neglected animals; conducting cruelty investigations; eliminating the crisis of homeless animals by providing low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and by spaying or neutering all animals offered for adoption.

Wayward Ranch Animal Sanctuary
Wayward Ranch Animal Sanctuary is committed to a different type of rescue experience. We are a unique combination of adoption and sanctuary facility, taking the pressure of euthanasia away from animals who may not be generically adoptable. We also help our animals thrive, rather than deteriorate, as they wait for forever homes using a combination of enrichment and training techniques.

Paws Unlimited Foundation
Our mission…our purpose…our hearts, to continue to provide a safe haven for homeless, neglected and abandoned senior dogs. So many are discarded when they become an inconvenience because they can’t see, had an accident on the floor or need extra care.

Rachel’s Gate
Rachel’s Gate is a family run 501(c)3 organization that provides a permanent home to handicapped and senior dogs who have been abandoned or rescued from desperate situations. At Rachel’s Gate our dogs are spoiled with lots of love, attention, and most important of all, a safe environment for them to live out their remaining years.

Lucy the Rescue Dog
Rescue Dog Inc. is dedicated to providing vital financial assistance to pet owners who are unable to afford emergency veterinary care for their beloved companions. Our mission is rooted in the belief that no pet should go without essential medical treatment due to financial constraints.

Enlightening Animals Resource Center
Enlightening Animals Resource Center provides comprehensive care and support for wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, release, and domestic animal welfare. We strive to offer essential resources, including medical care, shelter, and supplies, to ensure the well-being of wildlife and domestic animals in need.

Ulster County Canines
Ulster County Canines is a non profit organization whose mission is to provide temporary shelter and finding of adoptive homes for dogs in need. Dogs at risk of euthanasia in shelters across the country. U.C.C provides each dog an in home foster environment, obedience training. medical care, and accurate behavior assessments for adoption placement.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
We rescue farmed animals and give them care and sanctuary, connect animals with people to advance veganism, and advocate for animal rights. Animal residents are given lifelong sanctuary and are treated with respect as individuals.

Westchester County Animal Rescue and Adoption

Paws Crossed Animal Rescue
Paws Crossed is a true no-kill, non-profit animal rescue. Our mission is to “Rescue One By One Until There Are None”.

Wolf Conservation Center
Our mission is to advance the survival of wolves by inspiring a global community through education, advocacy, research, and recovery
We are driven by our values of respect, community, and passion.

Humane Society of Westchester
The Humane Society of Westchester is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the human/animal bond through the compassionate care and treatment of animals throughout the communities we serve in Westchester County and beyond. Their goal is to create a living environment that is a transitional home for stray, lost, abandoned, injured, and abused animals, until they can ultimately be placed in loving permanent homes.

SNARR Northeast
SNARR Northeast (Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation) saves the toughest dogs to place; those with serious medical conditions, paralyzed dogs, deaf and blind dogs, severely emaciated dogs, dogs with neurological deficits & disease, dogs with injuries and orthopedic issues … the animals that nobody else wants; the dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.

SPCA Westchester
SPCA Westchester is a no-kill, 501(c)3 not-for-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless, abused and abandoned animals and to protecting animals from cruelty and neglect.

Best Bullies To The Rescue
Working with long-term shelter dogs who need assistance getting out into the world the ones who just simply need someone to advocate for them. From that beginning, we now work to keep pets out of the shelter and in their homes by offering training and behavior help, and sometime medical help also.

Little Orphan Animals
A non-profit, no-kill animal rescue group, serving homeless animals in our community since 1993. Our volunteers do everything from cleaning and feeding, fostering, vet runs, adoptions, staffing our thrift shop and administrative work.

A New Chance Animal Rescue
Our mission is to rescue abandoned and unwanted animals and provide them with food and general care until they can be placed in a loving, safe, permanent home. Operates on a foster home model, using foster families to house and care for new arrivals instead of boarding them or sheltering them in a facility.

Cat Protection Council of Westchesterhe Cat Protection Council of Westchester is an all-volunteer IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that promote Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) as the most humane and effective way to control community cat populations. They educate municipal leaders and community members about the benefits of TNVR and maintain a network of TNVR resources for shelters and rescue groups, trappers, and community cat caregivers.

Rescue Right
Rescue dogs and cats in desperate circumstances and place them in permanent homes, and we provide free emergency boarding and vet care for pet owners in need. Pets are family, and we believe in keeping families together.

At the heart of Adopt-A-Dog’s mission lies an unwavering commitment to saving, socializing, and securing loving homes for the most vulnerable, unwanted, and abandoned dogs. We stand firmly by this mission, working tirelessly to ensure that every dog in need finds a place of love and belonging.

Saving Paws Rescue
Saving Paws Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization. Run entirely by volunteers, we rescue, care for and find homes for dogs. The animals that we rescue are saved from kill-shelters and other circumstances. We are committed to our animals from rescue to forever home.