Welcome to the Saugerties Animal Shelter Web Page! Here you will find our entire list of adoptable pets, events, how to donate, pet care guidance, adoption forms, and more.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the shelter. Please check back frequently for updates!!!

Dogs Available for Adoption in Saugerties
Dogs Available for Adoption
Cats Available for Adoption in Saugerties
Cats Available for Adoption
Adoption Applications

New Arrivals

Stella cat

Help Fund our new building
Help Fund our New Building

Shelter News  Last Updated: April 5, 2022

Take a look at our new Building, and help us reach our funding goal.

Updated Policies during the COVID19 Pandemic and FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS—



Applications must be submitted via this website.

Applying for a specific animal does NOT guarantee your adoption of that animal. 

We cannot guarantee any animal’s availability at any time. 

[Please keep in mind that we do not always post all available kittens or puppies on our website due to popularity. So if you are interested in puppies or kittens, it is a good idea to submit an application for pre approval for us to keep on file.]


When you submit your application you will receive an email to let you know that it was received on our end-- this is an automatic reply email. Please allow us a minimum of 3 days to process your application. 

Typically what holds up the application process is that we are unable to speak with references. So please be sure to let your personal references and your veterinary reference know that we will be calling. 

Once your application is approved we will contact you to schedule your appointment.  


Appointments are 30 minute slots. 

If you are late for your appointment, it does limit your appointment time. [For example: if you are 10 minutes late, you now only have 20 minutes for your appointment.] We kindly ask that you plan accordingly. 

We reserve the right to adjust our appointment schedule as needed to accommodate people who are late, no call-no shows, etc.


Donations can be left in our red donation bin(even if we're not here) just outside our door as long as the Transfer Station gate is open. (Tuesday-Saturday from 7am til 3pm)


Animal Control questions and concerns can be directed to Adam Saunders at 518-291-3335


Any other questions can be directed to our email(saugertiesanimalshelter2017@gmail.com) or you can give us a call at 845-679-0339. 


Please keep in mind that we are a very small facility with very limited staff. We want to do our best keep everyone safe and healthy!

Thank you!

Our Facebook page is a great way to keep up with us! http://facebook.com/townofsaugertiesanimalshelter

Or you can follow us on Instagram: @saugerties_animal_shelter


Upcoming Events

Cherished Paws Music Festival for Saugerties Animal Shelter at Headless Horseman
Join us on June 4, 2022 at Headless Horseman in Ulster Park for the Saugerties Animal Shelter Cherished Paws Music Festival!

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