If You Lose an Animal
If you have lost a pet, call the shelter immediately at (518) 374-3944, ext. 101 to file a lost report. We can provide information for other shelters and animal control officers that you should also contact.
The APF houses stray dogs brought to us by animal control officers from the following Schenectady County communities: Duanesburg, Niskayuna, Princetown and Scotia/ Glenville. Dogs from the City of Schenectady and Rotterdam are housed elsewhere, so you should contact them through their animal control officers.
Please visit our Stray Page for a listing of stray pets that are currently at the shelter.
If You Find an Animal
If you find a stray or lost animal, please contact us to file a found report and for more information on what to do next.
Microchipping is the single best way to better ensure your pet’s safe return home. Dogs who are microchipped are 238% more likely to be reunited with their families than dogs who are not, and cats who are microchipped are more than 2,000% more likely to be reunited with their families than cats who are not.
The Animal Protective Foundation offers microchipping of cats, dogs, and small mammals for just $15 Visit our microchipping page for more information, or call us at (518) 374-3944, ext. 120.
Please Tag Your Cats and Dogs
Putting ID tags on all of your pets is the simplest thing you can do to help ensure their return if lost. Make sure that your pet is always wearing a collar with up-to-date ID tags, even if they are primarily an indoor pet.