Humane Society of Schuyler County

Dog Adoption Information

CATS - 124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls, NY 14865
DOGS - Van Zandt Hollow Rd - Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Spay/Neuter Clinic: 2386 County Route 10 - Alpine, NY
HSSC Phone: (607) 594-2255 - Shelter Phone: (607) 535-9960
US Mail: PO Box 427 Montour Falls, New York 14865
Fax: 845-501-3211

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$5 bucks a Bull!  Check out pit bull special.   We still have some openings so if you have a pit bull or pit bull mix, call us TODAY!
New Dog Shelter Hours effective immediately. Monday - Friday 8 - 10 am and Saturday 10 - 1 pm.

We're also happy to schedule appointments outside of those hours. Please call us at 535-9960 or 594-2255. Several of our dogs are boarded or in foster care so it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure you will be able to meet your canine companion when you arrive.

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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October is Adopt a Pit Bull Month!

Featured Dog: Toni


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Petfinder Listings

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2014 -

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

2013 -

December: Delilah, Dakota, Scooter

November: Jeb, Duncan

October: Isabelle, Sheldon, Billy and Shadow together, Annie, Max! (after over 2 years with us), Rusty

September: Sam, Homer, Simon, Lucy, Natalie, Tasha, Ebony, Wrangler, Carter, Bernie, Heidi

August: Teak, Merlin

July: Jake (after being with us for 2 years!), Hobo, Chloe, Pip, Squeak, Gracie, Oreo

June: Gypsy, Shiloh, Midge, Tessa, Foxy, Hannah, Pixie, Mae

May: Eli, Leah, Ollie

April: Traveller, Bella, Hershey, Molly

March: Sookie, Rosie!!!!! (she had been with us for 1.5 years), Lilah

February: Beau, Klaus, Mojo, Mason, Woody

January: Peanut, Parker, Gulliver, Murphy

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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Dr. Mike and volunteer microchipping one of our adoptable dogs
Dr. Mike Greenberg and Perry McGee, volunteer extra-ordinaire, microchipping Sadie

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