Hello Pet Lovers!

Please read the bullet points below on how our adoption process has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Adopting a pet at the APF is a simple process. First, review available pets on our website: Available cats, available dogs, and available small animals. Contact us at 518-374-3944 or info@animalprotective.org.
  • Staff will call you back within 24-regular business hours to discuss your pet needs and help make a match. We are closed Sunday and Monday.
  • Staff will set you up with an appointment to meet the pet of your choice.
  • We are also allowing walk-ins

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to helping you find the pet that fits perfectly into your family.

Questions? Please email info@animalprotective.org.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers will help you find the perfect match!

Learn about our adoption fees.

A few things to know:

  • 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.
  • 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 require a second visit and we encourage you to schedule a time for a dog-to-dog meeting.
  • Complete the adoption process by reviewing and signing the adoption agreement, which details the care you will need to provide for your new pet.
  • You will receive important medical and training information about your new pet. You are always welcome and encouraged to contact us at any time should you have any questions. 

What if I don’t find the right pet for me?


It can take some time to find the right pet for you. It is a very personal choice. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for companion animals as they become available. We update these pages on a regular basis.

You can also search online for pets available at other area organizations at Petfinder.

Good luck in your search!