If You Lose an Animal

If you have lost a pet, call the shelter immediately at (518) 374-3944 to file a lost report, or complete the lost report below. 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.

Tips For Finding Lost Pets

If You Find an Animal

If you find a stray or lost animal, please complete the found report below, or call us at (518) 374-3944, ext. 101.

Lost and Found Listings

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Lost and Found Reports

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Animal Information



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Microchipping is the best way to 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 $30 Visit our microchipping page for more information, or call us at (518) 374-3944.

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.

Animal Control Contacts:

  • Duanesburg – (518) 860-3179
  • Niskayuna – (518) 374-3159 or (518) 630-0911
  • Princetown – (518) 470-0472
  • Rotterdam – (518) 355-7331 or (518) 630-0911
  • Schenectady – (518) 382-5200 ext. 5655 or (518) 630-0911
  • Scotia/Glenville – (518) 630-0911