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
Featured Dog - Petfinder Listings - Adopted Dogs
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.
Pit Bulls on Parade: Please consider adopting one of these beautiful dogs...
Click here to all of our adoptable dogs and cats.
January: Max, Carter, Brutus!, Shelby, Cody
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
Processing Adoption Applications
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.
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.
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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