Pet Adoption Centers in Westchester

Pet Adoption Centers in Westchester

Pet Adoption Centers in Westchester

Deciding to get a pet is super exciting for many families. In Westchester, you’ll find many pet adoption centers and non-profit organizations with animals who are  lost, abandoned, and mistreated, looking for forever homes. Read on to check out our list of places where you can find your new four-legged family member as you provide them with a home and the love they need. However, if you’re unable to adopt many of these organizations offer ways to foster and/or volunteer.

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For the Love of Dogs Rescue

Adopt a family dog at this Ossining-based shelter. This has included the placement of over 1,000 dogs. Current listings and an application are indicated on their website. Reach out at [email protected] or via phone at 914-487-3018 for more information.

Humane Society of Westchester

At the Humane Society of Westchester, you and your family can find dogs or cats for adoption. Additionally, they have other animals for pet adoption such as bunnies, turtles, guinea pigs, birds, and hamsters, to name a few. A private, non-profit organization, the Humane Society of Westchester has been serving the community for the past 100 years started as the New Rochelle Humane Society in 1911.

Open seven days a week, this shelter provides homes for lost, abandoned, and mistreated animals, servicing 19 communities in Westchester County. In addition, families can foster animals and provide pets with a home until they are adopted. Prospective adopters must be at least 21 years old and must provide proof of home ownership or a lease noting any pet policies. Adoption fees vary per animal. Finally, families can view photos and descriptions of pets available for adoption on their website. 70 Portmand Road New Rochelle, NY. 

Catteries at The SPCA of Westchester
Catteries at The SPCA of Westchester

The SPCA of Westchester

Did you know that The SPCA of Westchester was founded in 1883 by Ossining resident Mary Dusenberry after she observed the abuse of horses? Today, their mission is to protect animal welfare by providing shelter, rehabilitation, adoption services, and help in finding lost pets. Additionally, The SCPA of Westchester is the only humane society in Westchester empowered to enforce laws related to animal cruelty.

In 2021, The SPCA opened their new 27,000-square-foot Animal Rescue Center. This has enabled them to accommodate more than 200 animals as well as to expand our rescue programs and services. Additionally, they are able to offer their catteries aka condos where they can lounge, move, and relax. For adoption, families will find dogs, cats, and small animals. They also allow walk-ins from Monday-Sunday from 12:00pm-3:30pm for same day adoptions. In addition, you can find a list of available pets on their website. Finally, if you’re not ready to adopt, families can volunteer to walk and train shelter dogs or care for cats. SPCA Westchester, Inc., 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Rock and Rescue

Located in South Salem, Rock and Rescue is a non-profit organization with a mission to rescue and re-home pets in need. They primarily specialize in cats. However, they do have some adoptions for dogs, guinea pigs, and other small pets. In addition, they have volunteer opportunities where kids (ages 12 and up) can participate in a variety of fun jobs. They also offer therapy services throughout Westchester. This includes the use of kittens in nursing homes, schools, yoga classes, and more under the guidance of Rock and Rescue. 55 Truesdale Lake Dr, South Salem, NY 10590.

Paws Crossed Animal Rescue

Paws Crossed is a private organization and a no-kill organization where you can adopt a cat or a dog. Additionally, they have a PCAR Barn Cat Program for cats who cats can’t be adopted as traditional pets as well as needs for volunteers and families to foster pets. 100 Warehouse Ln S, Elmsford, NY 10523

Pet Rescue

Found in 1982, Pet Rescue  is a non-profit animal rescue organization with a mission to save homeless, abandoned, or neglected dogs and cats and find them caring homes. Families can find photos and biographies of pets available for adoption on their website. This also includes the fostering or adoption of cats and dogs. To apply, adopters must be at least 23 years old, ready to adopt in 7-10 days, and live within 125 miles of Harrison. Additionally, they have many volunteer opportunities in development, donor management, fundraising, dog walking, clinical procedures, Kitty Cottage, property management, and more. 7 Harrison Ave, Harrison, NY 10528.

Pet Adoption League

This non-profit and all-volunteer organization has saved more than 3,500 animals since its inception in 1996. A non-profit organization, the Pet Adoption League evaluates animals for temperament to help match them with a compatible owner. Families must fill out a pre-adoption form in order to adopt. This also assists the team to find the pet that is right for your family. P.O. Box 914 Yonkers, NY.

Rescue Right

Located in Bedford, Rescue Right is a dog and cat adoption and sanctuary who places animals in forever homes. Incredibly, this includes placement for over 350 kittens and adult cats every year. Pictures of adoptable pets can be found online or in person from Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm. 402 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY