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Putnam Humane Society in Carmel, New York is a non-profit animal shelter originally founded in a small barn back in 1957 as one of the first no-kill shelters in the country. They provide a voice for animals who can't speak for themselves by offering a safe haven for homeless, abused, and neglected animals in the community.
Putnam Humane Society is contracted by the towns of Carmel, Patterson, Philipstown, and Southeast to provide shelter services for lost and stray dogs that are brought in by dog control officers. They receive funding from these contracts, Putnam County, membership dues, and donations from the public. Additionally, Putnam Humane Society raises funds through their thrift shop and their Guardian Angel sponsorship program.
If you can't adopt right now but would like to help, they love volunteers and will find something to suit your skills. If you've fallen on hard times, Putnam Animal Shelter will do their best to assist with food for your four-legged family members.
The process to adopt from Putnam Humane Society is simple and straightforward.
You can go home with your new pet the same day.
Adoption applications for Putnam Humane Society can be found below:
Adoption fees at Putnam Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, a visit to a specified veterinarian, rabies and distemper vaccinations, a stool check, microchipping, heartworm and Lyme disease testing for dogs, and leukemia and FIV testing for cats.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.