10th Annual Golf Tournament August 29th 2020

Join the Potsdam Humane Society for the 10th Annual “Pets and Vets” Golf Tournament on Saturday August 29, 2020 at Partridge Run Golf & Country Club, Canton. Proceeds to benefit the animals at the Potsdam Humane Society and support the PHS Veterans Adoption Program. This program waives adoption fees for persons who have been honorably […]

Shelter Closed

Out of caution and to help prevent further spread of COVID-19, Potsdam Humane Society will be closed Monday March 16th until further notice to the public and for volunteers. At this time, PHS Staff will be available for adoptions and surrenders by Appointment ONLY. Don’t worry! The PHS Staff will continue to work hard to […]

POSTPONED – Dog Walk & Craft Show

**Sadly, due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, the Potsdam Humane Society’s 11th Annual Strut Your Mutt Walk and Craft Show is postponed. We are currently looking at dates this year to reschedule.As soon as a new date is determined, we will be contacting all vendors who have already reserved a space for […]

Volunteers Needed for ECAC

PHS is looking for volunteers again this year for the ECAC Hockey Tournament! Volunteering for Centerplate is easy and FUN! Help PHS earn much needed funds by working concession stands in Lake Placid.Volunteers must be 16 years of age. DATES ARE:Friday March 20th – volunteers meet at 12:15pmSaturday March 21st- volunteers meet at 3:15pmFor more […]

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 February -April 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: FEBRUARY 21st (Friday) – Volunteer Open House! Stop in to learn about volunteer opportunities, snacks, and become trained to be a PHS volunteer – […]

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 […]