2489 Albany Post Road | Walden, NY 12586


The Adoption Process

at the Humane Society of Walden

Make Adoption Your First Option!

If you wish to adopt one of our shelter friends, you will be asked to fill out an adoption application and provide vet references. All cats and dogs leaving the shelter must be spayed or neutered before going home with you.

We request a donation of $270 for dogs, $300 for puppies or purebred dogs and $125 for cats and kittens (purebreds $200). This helps cover the cost of feeding, spaying or neutering, de-worming, testing and vaccinating your new pet. All dogs are microchipped.

Also, check with the shelter daily as animal registry changes frequently. Please allow up to 1 hour for the adoption process.

If you currently have a dog at home and are looking to adopt a canine friend, a staff supervised introduction will take place between your dog and the adoptable dog. A proper introduction can is important when 2 or more dogs meet for the first time.

Humane Society of Walden's FIV+ and FeLV+ cats

Our FIV+ and FeLV+ cats are all healthy and beautiful and are some of the most loving, affectionate cats we have ever met – but most of them have been waiting a long time to be adopted, just because people who don’t know any better are afraid of the virus they carry. Please consider adopting one of these wonderful cats! If you meet them, you will fall in love!

All fees are waived to approved adopters.

Adoptable Pets at the Humane Society of Walden

Click on the name or photo of a cat or dog below for more information and additional photos on Adopt A Pet. You can also stop by the shelter between 12 and 4 pm every day (closed major holidays), or call us at 845-778-5115. Please stop by and visit, you may fall in love with a companion for life!

Please note, a few of our cats are waiting for adoption in Middletown or Monroe Petsmart stores. Click their photo and look at the description to see which ones.

Spay and Neuter Your Pets!

Every years millions of animals are put to sleep because there are not enough homes for them all. Recent statistics show that only 1 out of 10 dogs and 1 out of 12 cats born will find a permanent loving home.

800 cats and dogs are euthanized every hour in the United States alone.

Please Spay and Neuter Your Pets! And always make adoption your first choice when choosing a cat or dog for your family.

Volunteer at the Humane Society of Walden



About Us

The Humane Society of Walden is a no-kill, non-profit safe haven dedicated to helping stray and abandoned cats and dogs. Our animal shelter serves the communities of Montgomery, Walden, Maybrook, Crawford, Wawarsing, Shawangunk, and Mamakating, but will not turn away pets from across the country in need.

Contact Us

Humane Society of Walden
2489 Albany Post Road
Walden, New York 12586


Upcoming Events

9:30 am Adoptability Training @ The Humane Society of Walden
Adoptability Training @ The Humane Society of Walden
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Adoptability Training @ The Humane Society of Walden | Walden | New York | United States
Join our free bi-weekly adoptability training session with Anna Cilento, founder of Suruluna a safe-haven for rescue dogs. During these sessions you’ll work with one of the HSW dogs in the onsite dog park. If[...]
10:00 am Walker Valley Shawangunk Day
Walker Valley Shawangunk Day
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walker Valley Shawangunk Day
It’s a great day to spend with family and friends. Maybe you’ll even adopt a new family member! Stop by our tent and meet some of our animals. Festivities will take place at several locations[...]
9:30 am A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
A Walk in the Park Dog Walk @ Winding Hills Park | Montgomery | NY | United States
Meet us at the shelter at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays to be matched with the perfect pup. Walking guidelines will be discussed. We will transport the dogs in our van (we can hold 3 dogs[...]

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