Animal shelters across the country came together on Aug. 18 to Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption initiative that aims to connect animals in need with loving new families. Below is a map of local shelters that participated, and where you can go if you are looking to adopt.


Regional Animal Shelter
117 West Fulton St., Gloversville NY 12078
7 days a week, 7a-9am, 4-6p, or by appointment
Renee Earl, (518) 848-7061

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Ave, Menands NY 12204
Marguerite Pearson, (518) 434-8128, x206

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (Satellite Location)
PetSmart, Latham Farms, 609 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham NY 12110
Saturday 10am-8pm
Marguerite Pearson, (518) 434-8128, x206

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society - Saratoga
4225 Rt. 50 Saratoga Springs NY 12866
By Appointment, call (518) 886-9645
Marguerite Pearson, (518) 434-8128, x206

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (Satellite Location)
PetSmart, 241 Rt. 9W Glenmont NY 12077
Saturday 10am-4pm
Marguerite Pearson, (518) 434-8128, x206

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (Satellite Location)
PetCo, 6 Halfmoon Crossing, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Saturday 12pm-4pm
Marguerite Pearson, (518) 434-8128, x206

Second Chance Animal Center
6779 Rt. 7A, Shaftbury VT 05262
Saturday, 11am-3:30pm
Cathi Comar, (802) 375-2898 x307

Out of the Pits Rescue
PO Box 2311, Albany NY 12220

Animal Protective Foundation
(518) 374-3944
Saturday, August 19th 11am-7pm
53 Maple Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302

Voice for the Voiceless
1PetSmart, 279 Troy Rd Ste 11, Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 331-6629

Upstate Underdog Rescue
1915 Highland Ave., Troy NY 12180

Rensselaer County Humane Society
48 Ponviews Way, East Nassau, NY
(518) 794-0406

Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley
304 Howes Cave Rd., Howes Cave, NY 12092
(518) 296-8390

Berkshire Humane Society -- Purradise
301 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 717-4244

Berkshire Humane Society
214 Baker Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 447-7878

Dog House Adoptions/Pawsome Pups Persevere
Waterford, NY

Hearts Herd Animal Sanctuary
(518) 469-9220
2075 Buskirk-West Hoosick Rd., Buskirk NY 12028

Kitten Angels Rescue
PetSmart, Mohawk Commons, 406 Balltown Rd., Schenectady NY 12304

FACT Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 4045
Queensbury, NY 12804
Saturday, PetCo in Queensbury, 12pm-3pm
Open to receiving applications online all day Saturday.

H.O.P.E. (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) Cat House
122 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY 12871
Saturday 3-6pm
Wendy Mongillo, (518) 428-2994

Happy Cat Rescue
1440 Central Avenue Colonie, NY 12205
Saturday, 9am-9pm

North Shore Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center
115 Maple St., Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 409-8105

Orange Street Cats
P.O. Box 10733, Albany, NY 12201
(518) 533-5242

Rottie Empire Rescue
No physical location. Accepting applications through their website all day

Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter
113 Hilltop Rd., Sprakers NY 12166


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