General Information

Adopting A Pet. Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet from the Potsdam Humane Society! Click the “ADOPT A PET” tab at the top of the website to view our currently available pets, learn about the adoption process, adoption fees, or to find the Online Adoption Application! 

Stray Animals. Potsdam Humane Society contracts with 12 Municipalities to provide sheltering for stray animals. Those towns include: Brasher, Clifton, Colton, Fine, Hopkinton, Lawrence, Madrid, Parishville, Pierrepont, Potsdam(Norwood), Stockholm (Winthrop), and Waverly. 
If you have found a stray pet (or wildlife), please click the “RESOURCES” tab at the top of the website. Here you will find a link to the list of Animal Control Officers or Dog Control Officers by Municipality. If you have found wildlife- there is also the North Country Wildlife Hotline information. If you are not sure who you should contact, please call our shelter (315) 265-3199 and we will point you in the right direction!

Surrendering A Pet. Situations may require pet owners to make a difficult decision that they may no longer keep their pet. Once a pet is surrendered to Potsdam Humane, staff will work hard to find the pet a new loving forever home. We strive to be a no-kill shelter and can only take in animals as housing space allows. For pets living in contracting towns, there is no surrender fee, however donations are greatly appreciated! Fees and donations help with medical care and shelter costs during the pet’s stay at Potsdam Humane Society.  Contact staff at (315) 265-3199 or gro.yteicosenamuhmadstopobfsctd@retlehs to discuss surrendering options. 

Animal Cruelty. If you suspect animal cruelty, please contact your local Law Enforcement Agency, Animal Control Officer, or Potsdam Humane Society. We will protect your anonymity; thank you for speaking out. 

Spay & Neutering Services. Potsdam Humane Society provides feline spay and neuter services for low income families in the North Country through Project SNIP. Click on the “RESOURCES” tab at the top of the page. You will then find the link to Project SNIP as well as information for the Spay Neuter Now Program. 

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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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