Share the Love Event- Barstow Subaru

Purchase or Lease a new Subaru Now until January 2nd and Subaru of America will donate $250 to a charity of your choice! Barstow Subaru in Potsdam, has been able to choose a Hometown Charity to add to the mix, and the past few years they have selected the Potsdam Humane Society! Since 2014, Barstow Motors and […]


The Potsdam Humane Society will be CLOSED on Thursday October 24th, 2019 to volunteers and the public. The staff will be attending a training seminar. Please refer to the “Resources” section of our website for important phone numbers. Thank you for your understanding.

Volunteer Orientation Schedule Oct 2019-Jan 2020

Join the Potsdam Humane Society Volunteer Team! Interested in Volunteering at PHS? Join us for our next volunteer orientation class at 4:00pm at the shelter (17 Madrid Ave, Potsdam). NEXT CLASS: OCTOBER 10th  (Thursday) NOVEMBER 6th (Wednesday) DECEMBER 3RD (Tuesday) JANUARY 8th (Wednesday) No scheduling or minimum time requirements! Come when you can and help […]

Shelter Closed Sat. Sept 21st

The Potsdam Humane Society will be available by Appointment Only on Saturday September 21, 2019. The shelter will be closed to the public. Thank you for your understanding!

Volunteers Needed for Oktoberfest

Volunteers are needed to help run concession stands at Lake Placid’s Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th. With your help, the Potsdam Humane Society is able to earn a portion of the days’ sales! These much needed funds aid PHS as we strive to be a “No-Kill” shelter! It is VERY […]

Volunteer Open House September 13, 2019

Please join the Potsdam Humane Society Team as we host our Volunteer Open House Friday September 13th, 1pm-4pm at the shelter at 17 Madrid Avenue, Potsdam. Meet some PHS critters, tour the shelter, and learn about different volunteer opportunities! Volunteer Orientation Classes will be ongoing throughout the day, so hop in a class and become […]

Benefit Auction August 10th

All items have been donated by the community to support the animals at the Potsdam Humane Society! Action is Saturday August 10th at 10:00AM with Preview at 9:00AM at the Sandstone Arena (Pine Street, Potsdam). Antiques, collectibles, pet items, household items, tools and much more with JIM ARMSTRONG of ARMSTRONG AUCTIONEERING and LUNCH with CHEF […]

Summer Hours 2019

Starting June 8, 2019, the Potsdam Humane Society will be OPEN on Saturdays from 11:00am-3:00pm for the remainder of the summer.