Shelter Open by Appointment Only

Out of caution and to help prevent further spread of COVID-19, Potsdam Humane Society will be closed Thursday December 17 until further notice for walk-ins.

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 provide top notch care to the animals in our facility.

Volunteers at this time are still welcome, but please contact us to schedule your time (315)265-3199 or

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call the shelter (315) 265-3199 or email We thank you for your continued support, patience, and understanding during this time.

As always, please refer to the “RESOURCES” section on this website for important local contact information (Animal Control, Vet Offices, boarding facilities, etc).

As a reminder, household cleaners kill germs, but they can also be toxic to pets!

Phenol, a common ingredient in cleaning products is particularly toxic to cats. Cumulatively, it can cause neurological conditions, liver failure, and even death. Phenols are in many household cleaners, if you are concerned, just remember the common “Sol” in their names. TO protect your pets-check out the labels and avoid it or, after using it, thoroughly was the area with the water.