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Animal Protective Foundation

53 Maple Avenue
Scotia, NY 12302

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and protect the human-animal bond by providing resources to our community and humane care to companion animals.

Adoption Policy

Our dedicated staff and volunteers will help you find the perfect match. Browse the animals online first, or just stop in during our shelter hours.

Your first step to adopting a pet is to complete an adoption questionnaire available at the shelter.


You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt without a parent or guardian.
Bring a form of identification with current address, such as a driver’s license.
If renting property or living with a parent, you will be asked to provide proof that pets are allowed. We will contact the homeowner for verification.
Once a staff member has reviewed your adopter questionnaire, you can spend some time with the animals.
Pets are an important part of the family, so if at all possible, all family members should be part of the process. If you are looking to add an additional dog, we ask you to bring your dog to the shelter to meet the new canine companion. This may requ

  • day hours
    Monday -
    Tuesday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Thursday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Friday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Sunday -

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