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Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tues-Fri 11am-5pm

other times by appt.

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Does the Shelter have a waiting list?

Yes, it has three waiting lists. The first is for people who are looking for a specific request. The second and third are for people who want to surrender their cat or dog, but the shelter is full.

How do I surrender my cat or dog?

If you need to surrender your cat or dog, please call us to make arrangements to do so. We will make every effort to get the animal in as soon as possible, but occasionally we are full and ask that you be patient. We are also more than willing to help counsel you through any behavioral issue in order for you to keep your pet if at all possible.

Is there a charge to surrender an animal to the Shelter of Hope?

Yes, there is a fee which is determined on an individual basis.

What hours is the Shelter of Hope open?

The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00AM until 5PM. On Saturdays we are open from 10AM until 4PM. If you can't make it during our normal hours of operation, please call us at 315-536-6094 for an appointment.

What kinds of things does a volunteer do?

There are volunteer opportunities available for all ages, physical conditions, and interests. Volunteers can do anything from simply playing with the animals to better socialize them, to cleaning cages, to walking dogs, to grooming, to doing laundry, to helping with fund raising, to manning the desk, to doing lawn work, to just about anything you can think of! Please check out our Volunteer page.

Does the Shelter of Hope offer tours?

Yes, groups and individuals are always welcome. Self guided tours are available any time the shelter is open. If the group would like a guided tour by a member of the staff, arrangements need to be made in advance by calling the shelter at 315-536-6094

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What is the charge to adopt an animal from the Shelter of Hope?

Adult dogs: $175.00
Puppies: $185.00

Price includes:
4DX test (heart-worm/ Lyme)
Well pet visit at participating vet
Rabies if age appropriate
Distemper Vac
Bordatella Vac (kennel cough)
Adopter bag of Science Diet
Phone consultations as needed
Flea preventive
Name tag
spay/neuter of adults
Micro chipping and 30 days of pet insurance through 24PetWatch

Adult Cats & Kittens: $100.00

Price includes:
Micro chipping and 30 days of pet insurance through 24PetWatch, rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, feline leukemia test, spay/neuter, a 5 lb. bag of Science Diet food, Well pet visit at participating vet, and 10 days of free telephone support.