Humane Society of Schuyler County

Dog Adoption Information

CATS/DOGS - 124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Spay/Neuter Clinic:124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls, NY 1486
HSSC Phone: (607) 594-2255 
US Mail: PO Box 427 Montour Falls, New York 14865
Fax: 845-501-3211

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December, 2014: Both WENY and WETM visited our newly renovated shelter on 12/9/14.  Watch the segments they did.  Thanks to both stations for helping spread the word!


Segment 1: New Animal Shelter

Segment 2: Looking for a Home - Featuring Hobo!

WETM: New Animal Shelter Opens

As of January, 2015, our open adoption hours on Saturdays will be from 10 a.m. to 1 pm, and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - noon  
We're also happy to schedule appointments outside of those hours. Please call us at 594-2255. 

Custom Pet Solutions is now offering a FREE Training and Behavior PHONE Consultation Session to anyone who adopts a dog from us.  Read the flyer for full details

Dog Adoption Fee: $150.00

Due to increasing medical costs we have found it necessary to increase our adoption fees.  These fees help to offset the costs we incur in readying an animal for adoption but often do not cover all the care and medical costs.   Here's a chart that shows you what it could cost you to adopt a 'free to a good home' dog.

Prior to adoption, all of our dogs will be either spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies, distemper, parvo and kennel cough, treated for fleas and parasites, tested for heartworm and micro chipped.

While dogs are in our care they will be on a flea preventative and all dogs tested negative for heartworm will be put on a heartworm preventative . Other medical issues will be addressed on an individual basis.

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Featured Dog: Jack


To Adopt: Visit The Schuyler County Humane Society at 124 Marina Drive in Montour Falls, Monday Wed, Friday 9 – noon and Sat 10 – 1 or call 607-594-2255 to schedule an appointment at another time.  Visit us on line at for additional information, adoption application, to see more adoptable dogs and cats or for directions to our shelters.

Adoption Fee: $150 includes spay/neuter rabies, DHLPP and kennel cough vaccinations, worming, flea treatment, heartworm testing, heartworm preventative, microchipping and microchip registration fee.

Click HERE to see our staff pick of the week!

Click here to all of our adoptable dogs and cats.

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Petfinder Listings

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2015 -

February: Ginger

January: Knuckles, Moose & Toni, Xander, Lucy

2014 -

December: Deacon

November: Hero

October: Molly

September: Buster, Domino, Spencer, Luna, Clarabelle

August: Sadie, Scarlett, Mikey, Fritz

July: Gadget

June: Tucker, Fluffy, Comet, Roxie, Duke

May: Onyx, Odee, Titan, Mozart, Sophia

April: Cupid, Ella

March: Buster Brown, Smokey


January: Max, Carter, Brutus!, Shelby, Cody

Dog Adoption Policies

Processing Adoption Applications

MSWord version of Dog Adoption Application

We time stamp all applications as they come in in order to be fair.  If we receive several applications for the same animal, the first one we receive will be processed first and we will notify all other applicants that they are on a waiting list for that particular animal. 

Once an application is received we expect people to make every reasonable effort to visit the dog within three days or to discuss other arrangements. 

Same Day Adoptions

We want to do all we can to ensure that you and your new pet are made for each other.  Therefore, the HSSC recommends a 24 hour waiting period from the time you decide to adopt a dog to the time you take the dog home.  This encourages a sound decision on the part of the adopter and discourages impulse adoptions.  The decision to adopt a homeless animal is a lifelong commitment. It is up to the discretion of the adoption counselor to allow same day adoptions. 

Adoption Fee

The adoption fee of $150 is due at the time of adoption in the form of cash or check. Check is made payable to HSSC. The adoption helps to offset the costs of rabies, distemper and kennel cough vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter surgery, treatment for fleas, heartworm testing, heartworm treatment (depending on the time of year), microchipping and microchip registration. The costs for additional medical care if required are also covered by this fee.

Return Policy

Our goal is to find permanent, loving homes for the animals in our care.  However, animals and humans do not mix for a variety of reasons.  We will facilitate identifying a more suitable animal for the adopter and find a more suitable home for the animal, should the initial adoption not be successful.  An animal who has been adopted from the HSSC will be accepted back into the adoption program at the discretion of the HSSC.  Adopters returning an animal are encouraged to adopt another animal in lieu of the one being returned. Should the adopter not wish to adopt another animal a partial refund of 50% will be available to the adopter to encourage the return of the animal to the care of the HSSC. A full refund will be considered on a case by case basis.

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Shelter staff and one of our adoptable dogs


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