Ways to Help

Here are other ways you can help the Potsdam Humane Society and its Animal Shelter. To find out more about any item listed below, contact us at (315) 265-3199 or email us at shelter@wordpress-603704-3978173.cloudwaysapps.com


Memorials – make a donation in memory or honor of a special pet, animal or person


Leave a legacy in your will as an animal lover and set an example


Sponsor a Fundraiser – From walkathons to motorcycle rides, fundraisers conducted by others help immensely. If you have a group that would like to help by hosting a fundraising event, please contact our Animal Shelter at (315) 265-3199  or email:  shelter@wordpress-603704-3978173.cloudwaysapps.com


Foster a Pet – Provide a temporary home away from the PHS shelter.  Foster Application


Sponsor a Dog or Cat Adoption – Contact the PHS Animal Shelter at (315) 265-3199.


Volunteer at the PHS Animal Shelter

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bthrift best friends SMALL Best Friends Thrift Shop Even helping out one day a week/month is appreciated.  All proceeds go to support the PHS shelter.  Please contact the shop at (315) 261-0148 or via our Best Friends Facebook page.


FoPHS logo SMALL  Friends of Potsdam Humane Society (FoPHS) – FoPHS is a group of animal supporters that formed in early 2014.  It meets at 10 AM on the second Saturday of each month at the PHS Animal Shelter to plan fundraising activities, assess the needs of the sheltie and to donate funds raised the month before.  This group is made up of animal lovers from all walks of life and from all over the North Country, but come together to work for one “furry” cause.

For those of you who want to help animals but can’t bear to see them in the kennels and fear wanting to bring all of them home–this group is for you!  Please join us.  FoPHS Facebook page.


Animal Shelter “Wish List” – Your generous donation of the items listed will go a long way toward improving the lives of animals in the North Country.


Turn in your Cans & Bottles – Potsdam Central School’s K-Kids sponsor an on-going bottle drive supporting the Potsdam Humane Society’s endeavors. Help them help us by taking your recyclable cans & bottles to CJ’s Kegs, Cases & More in the Seacom Plaza in Potsdam. Every nickle counts!


Are you getting married?  If so, you can support the Potsdam Humane Society by registering with the I Do Foundation. From honeymoons to invitations to wedding gifts to charitable wedding favors, the I Do Foundation allows couples and their guests to make wedding-related purchases that generate donations for charity. The I Do Foundation‘s Charity Registry service also makes it easy for guests to make donations in lieu of gifts. All of these services are available free of cost at www.IDoFoundation.org.