Have You Thought Of Fostering?

You can change the life of an animal in need by joining our team of foster volunteers!
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Help! Become a Volunteer.

Walk dogs, play with cats, assist with cleaning or yard work, help with fundraisers!
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Find The Perfect Addition to Your Family!

Stop by and get to know the next member of your family!
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Schedule a Spa Day!

Call 315-276-8631 to book dog or cat grooming!
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Our Mission Statement...

The Potsdam Humane Society operates a not-for-profit animal shelter, which provides care and protection to animals in need, including the returning of lost pets to their homes, giving proper medical attention and/or arranging for their quality adoption after spaying and neutering.
The Potsdam Humane Society aspires to be a shelter where an adoptable animal will never lose its life due to lack of space or cost of care, to educate the public regarding New York State animal cruelty laws and the humane treatment of animals emphasizing the importance of spaying and neutering, and to decrease the numbers of those unwanted and abandoned.

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Mon: By Appointment
Tue-Fri: 1pm – 5pm
Sat: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sun/Holidays: Closed

Registration #: RR229

Upcoming Events

Kitten Fostering Workshop

Apr 13, 2024 2:00pm
3:00 pm
Kitten season is coming and we need people willing to open their hearts and homes to orphan kittens or moms with litters until they are ready to come to the shelter to…
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Best Friends Thrift Shop

6616 State Highway 56, Potsdam, NY

(680) 333-0441

Mon-Fri: 10AM-5PM
Sat: 10AM-4PM
Sun: Closed

Our Benefactors

Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Robla's Carpet Care, LLC
Boutot Auto Sales
Hill's Pet Nutrition Sales, Inc.
Barstow Subaru
Jake's Waterfront Restaurant
Barking Dog Saloon
Watson Electric
GoGreen Storage
Fiacco Realty

Your gift to the animals saves lives!

Your contribution to Potsdam Humane Society goes straight to work helping hundreds of animals. Even small donations make a difference. When we combine the generosity of the many animal lovers throughout the North Country, we can make a difference in the lives and welfare of our furry friends!


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