Humane Society of Schuyler County

Dog Adoption Information

CATS/DOGS and Spay/Neuter Clinic: - 124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls, NY 14865
HSSC Phone: (607) 594-2255 -  Fax: 845-501-3211 Email:   - Follow us on Facebook
US Mail: PO Box 427 Montour Falls, New York 14865
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Our open adoption hours on Saturdays are from 10 a.m. to 1 pm, and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - noon and Sundays from 3 - 5 p.m.

We're also happy to schedule appointments outside of those hours. Please call us at 594-2255. 

Dog Adoption Fee: $175.00 for dogs 1 year and older.  $225 for dogs under 1 year.

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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Adoption Fee: $175 (dogs over 1 year) or $225 (dogs under 1 year) includes spay/neuter rabies, DHLPP and kennel cough vaccinations, worming, flea treatment, heartworm testing, heartworm preventative, microchipping and microchip registration fee.

Our open adoption hours for dogs and cats are:

Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sundays from 3-5 and
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - noon

Click here to all of our adoptable dogs and cats.

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Petfinder Listings

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February: Cooper, Jewel, Titan

January: Charlie, Sophie


December: Tyler,Hawk, Lady, Sassy, Cooper, Junior

November: Trixie, Lola, Smokey, Diesel, Ebony and Ivory, Frankie, Kenali

October: Micha, Joanie, Blue, Milo

September: Ruger, Teddy & Shaggy, Lucy, Zeke, Charlie

August: Max, Riley, Phoenix, Blessyd, Nevaeh, Sky, Everest, Rubble, Ryder, Zuma, Katie,
Chase, Brutus, Rocky, Iris, Buttons, Poppy

July - Katie, Chase, Detroit, Moose, Grace, Betsy, Dolly, Captain, Ratchet, Evey, Sugar, Bear

June - Charlotte, Sadie Mae, Dot, Lady, Chuck, Brooklyn, Sissy, Penny, Pepper, Garth, Jesse

May - Freckles, Max, Patch, Fidget, Lilah, Sugar, Buddy

April - Angelo, Popeye, Olive, Tucker, Chip, Clara, Caesar, Bear

March: Maggie, Lizzie, Jace, Boots, Jelly Bean, Bear,

February: Ebony, Keiko

January: Copper, Bella, Zeke, Willow

Dog Adoption Policies

Processing Adoption Applications

MSWord version of Dog Adoption Application - You must save the form, fill it out, save it and email it back to us. Instructions are on the form. 

PDF Version of Dog Adoption Application - You can fill out the form, save it and email it back to us. Instructions are on the form.  Please let us know if you have any problems filling in the form as this is a new version. The pdf forms have fields that can be filled out online, but must still be saved, emailed back to us, or printed and then rescanned or sent as paper copy. 

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 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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