PHS Programs

When you think of a humane society, what comes to mind……adoptions, strays, unwanted or lost pets? These are common activities which humane societies handle for a community. The Potsdam Humane Society (PHS) offers these services as well as many other valuable programs.

The programs offered at PHS come under three umbrellas: Community Outreach, Education, and Shelter Programs.

Under Community Outreach, PHS offers low-cost rabies vaccinations and microchip clinics, low-cost spay-neuter clinics, and education programs for school children about animal care and welfare.

Under Education, PHS offers dog training seminars, behavior analysis for adoptable pets, and SAFER training. PHS staff and volunteers are also available to go into the schools with a shelter animal to demonstrate and discuss the various shelter programs and teach about responsible pet ownership. Field trips can also be arranged for school children to visit the shelter to get a first-hand look at our new facility.

Under Shelter Programs, PHS offerings include Meet Your Match which is a national program to help pets and potential adopters get together; Safer Testing which is part of the pre-adoption screening to see if animals are safe to adopt out; Foster-to-Adopt which allows animals to be fostered out to approved adopters; Meet and Greet where potential adopters meet their forever pet, and SNIP (Spay-Neuter Intervention Program) which is an affordable low-cost neutering option for families who qualify.

To learn more about these programs, visit or call the shelter (17 Madrid Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676, 315-265-3199), join the PHS PageĀ on Facebook.