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Our Mission

Adirondack Save A Stray is a nonprofit organization that takes in stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals. We are a NO-KILL shelter and, therefore, due to space constrictions are limited in our ability to take in each and every unwanted animal. We have founded the basic premise that all animals should be spayed or neutered, thereby reducing the vast number of unwanted and abused animals. Adirondack Save A Stray is celebrating 28 years of operation this fall. We have always regarded ourselves as progressive and cutting edge when it comes to shelter operations and caring for the animals. In recent years we have grown beyond our expectations and are adopting out close to 2500 animals a year.

Upon arrival, every animal's health is checked, fecal samples are checked, animals are de-wormed when necessary, vaccinated and heartworm/lyme tested when age-appropriate. They are parvo and giardia tested. All of our animals receive Adirondack Save A Stray's numbered brass ID tag. Many of our older dogs are microchipped as well. At the time of adoption, you will receive certificates for three free services. The first is a second worming, the second for your pet's spay/neuter, and the third for an herbal bath. The adopter is responsible for the cost of the second series of shots, which should be done at the time you use the worming certificate. We also send you home with one month of heartworm prevention and flea control.

In order to continue our mission at Adirondack Save A Stray, we take a donation at the time of adoption. We receive no local, state, or federal funding. We exist solely on the generosity of public and private donations. Your donation will help cover the costs of care and help us continue to rescue more innocent lives from being euthanized. The adoption fee is a tax-deductible, non-refundable donation-- You are NOT buying the pet.

It is our sincere hope that you, and any other people involved in the care of your future pet, have given the idea thorough consideration and are willing to accept the responsibility that owning a pet entails-training,house-breaking, possible illness, etc... Animals require your patience, dedication, and most of all love. In return, you will receive the companionship and love of your furry friend for life. It is our wish that you enjoy your new pet and that he/she becomes an integral part of your life.

Please think carefully before you adopt, especially if you are pregnant or have children under the age of four.

Our helpful staff will answer any questions and guide you in the adoption process, making it a pleasurable experience for both you and your new pet. They are also able to give you information on how to support our cause by becoming a member of Adirondack Save A Stray or by donating items from our wish list

Adoption Policy

You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt. In some cases, proof of age may be required.

You must have a valid ID showing your name and present address. Valid identification consists of a current driver's license, major credit, passport or current utility bill.

If you are married and not accompanied by your spouse Adirondack Save A Stray must be able to speak with the husband or wife. If potential adopter is living with a roommate, the roommate must be contacted.

No Gift Adoptions !!! The person who will be responsible for the pet must be present at the time of adoption to in order to sign the adoption agreement.

Puppies can only be left alone for three hours a day at the most! An adopter that comes home for lunch is acceptable

You must own your own home to adopt. Prior approval is needed for renters.

Adirondack Save A Stray has many kittens, cats, puppies and dogs for adoption. For further information about adopting please contact the shelter 518-654-6220

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