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2489 Albany Post Road | Walden, NY 12586

845-778-5115

The Adoption Process

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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. Once your application has been approved 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

Below are some of the pets available for adoptions. 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.

 . Silas .
 . Silas .  . Silas .
  • Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Silas is a handsome 1-2 year old male Rottie. This boy is about 95lbs of pure muscle and isn’t afraid to use it! He is very strong and will require a dog savvy adopter with previous large/extra large dog experience. He would be best in a home without children as he is extremely strong and can easily knock them down. He would also be best as the only animal, though meet and greets are not out of the question. He came into our shelter as a stray so we are unsure on his history. He did test positive for Heartworm and is currently undergoing treatment (covered by the shelter ofcourse). Silas can be a big goofball super sweet pup, but he also can be very intimidating and doesn’t just love everyone right off the bat. If you are interested in meeting and getting to know this boy please feel free to contact the shelter!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Cookie .
 . Cookie .
  • Poodle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Cookie is a 5 year old female Poodle mix so she will require regular grooming (which she isn’t the biggest fan of so an experienced groomer will be necessary). She was an owner surrender to our shelter at no fault of her own. She lived in a house with a young child as well as other animals but she would really prefer to be your one and only as she can be a bit bossy and wants things her way. Cookie’s ideal forever home with be with an older single person or couple, possibly retired, that could spoil her rotten and let her be the center of attention (while also continuing good manner training ofcourse). Cookie is a sweetheart and once she loves you she will love you forever!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Cleo .
 . Cleo .  . Cleo .
  • Basenji
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Cleo is a gorgeous 1 year old female Basenji Mix. She is active, playful, loving, and obedient. Cleo loves all people and has the greatest way of greeting you! She stomps her feet, wiggles her butt, and always has the cutest smile on her face! Cleo adores children but would do best as the only pet in her new home as she does have a bit of a prey drive. Cleo would do best with an active family willing to continue her training and love her forever! Could that be you??
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Arlo .
 . Arlo .  . Arlo .  . Arlo .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Arlo is a super handsome extremely sweet very obedient mystery mix! He is compact but strong, silly but well behaved! Arlo lives for love and always wants to please his person. He can be a little timid of new things but is quick to warm up and really wants nothing more than to be by your side! We don’t think this boy has a mean done in his body! He may be best with older, dog savvy children and though we haven’t seen any negative behaviors towards other animals at the shelter, a proper meet and greet will ofcourse have to be done if Arlo’s new potential home has another pup in the picture. Interested? Come meet him today!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Newt .
 . Newt .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Newt is a handsome friendly guy looking for his forever home. He is sweet , loves attention and would make a great addition to your home. He is very friendly and a great cat with an awesome personality.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Baxter .
 . Baxter .  . Baxter .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Baxter is a beautiful boy who loves to have a space of his own. He likes hiding out in small areas and appearing when it is silent. He likes attention and treats. A perfect home for him would be a quiet adult household with him being the only pet.(small caged animals like fish , reptiles , amphibians ect should be fine for him ) He likes being in our kitchen area in our general cat walk around room, and enjoys his privacy. He will come for attention on his terms,and gets upset if you stop giving him attention on your terms.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Hailey .
 . Hailey .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Hailey is a cute black cat who loves cats. She is usually seen in shelter cuddling or laying next to another cat. She even loves to intertwine her tail in her friend cruellas tail and take a stroll together around our walk around room. She is shy with humans but under the right conditions should do fine in a quiet single person home with another cat to call her friend and make her feel comfortable. Haileys adoption fee would also be a part of our” name your own fee” program due to her lengthy stay with us and us wanting her to find her home as soon as possible.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Bakhita .
 . Bakhita .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bahkita is a calm sweet quiet cat who loves lounging around and keeping to herself. She has done just that for the 4 years she has been with us. She likes to be pet and she loves cat condos /trees to sleep on. She’s sweet but shy. She needs a quiet home with loving patient people who are willing to work with her. Her adoption fee is a part of our “name your own fee” because she has been with us for 4 years.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Orchid .
 . Orchid .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Orchid is a pretty girl who has been with us since 2016. She enjoys being outside on our catio soaking up the sun. She spends most of her time doing just that. Orchid has a fear and distrust of people and would much rather be outside enjoying the weather. This is why she is ideal for our barn/farm cat program. She loves to hunt also, a perfect mouser! Her adoption fee will be waived as a part of our barn cat promo.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Queen Camilla .
 . Queen Camilla .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Queen Camilla is one of our longtimer cats in our general adoption area. She is a quiet cat who keeps to herself and loves her own space. She is shy and needs socialization. She has been with us for a while so she is a part of our “name your own fee” or “barn/farm cat “ program. Where her adoption fee is your choice or waived completely. An ideal home for her would be a quiet one with a single adult who is willing to work with her on her trust and fear of humans. Also Queen Camilla can be introduced to your barn / farm/home for rodent control as she loves hunting and being outdoors on our catio area.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Bindi .
 . Bindi .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bindi is a calm shy girl who needs a caring person to work with her trusting people again. An ideal home for her would be a quiet single person home with another cat, where she can feel comfortable and work on her trust. She has lived most of her life in shelters as she came to us in 2016 from another rescue organization where she had been residing for 6 months. Because we want to work on finding this girl a home she is a part of our “name your own fee” program where her adoption fee is your choice.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Cruella .
 . Cruella .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Cruella is one of our longtimer kitties of almost 5 years . She has been with our organization since the year 2015. She can be a bit shy with people. Her trust is growing, as she will let you pet her now. She would be best in a quiet home with understanding adults who are willing to work on her trust a bit more. She enjoys other cats and loves to cuddle with them and even intertwine her tail in theirs as they walk. Cruellas adoption fee will be waived to an approved adopter due to her lengthy stay at our organization. In hopes to find her a good home quickly she is a part of our “name your own fee “ program.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Cadbury .
 . Cadbury .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Cadbury is one of our long timers in our general adoption area. She is a vocal tabby who like treats and being talked to. She will have a conversation with you if you talk to her. She would do good in a quiet home as an only cat as she seems to get stressed with allot of excitement and other cats. She needs a nice quiet home to call her own where she can be more trusting in a calm space. Cadbury’s adoption fee is a part of our “name your own adoption fee” program suited to find her a good home as quickly as we can. She has been with us for a year and a half.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Daisy .
 . Daisy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Daisy is an independent little girl. She likes to be a loner and be in charge. She needs allot of work in socialization but can be a little more trusting with treats. She can be adopted through our “barn /farm cat program “ as she is not quite trusting of humans or other pets and can be feisty. She may also be available to *experienced* cat owner with no kids cats or dogs.Her adoption fee is waived as she has been with our organization for over 6 months and qualifies for our barn/farm cat program.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Boulder .
 . Boulder .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Boulder is a big boy who loves to snuggle blankets, play with toys , and be a part of everything you do. He likes to be social and introduce himself to new people. He is a calm laid back guy looking to find his forever home.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Gizmo .
 . Gizmo .  . Gizmo .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Gizmo is a sweet tabby girl looking for her forever home
Adult, Female, Large
 . Bob .
 . Bob .  . Bob .  . Bob .
  • Chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bob is a super handsome always happy 5 year old Chocolate Lab. He is a strong boy but knows basic commands and walks well on a no-pull harness. He is great with kids and cats and does well with some dogs but a proper meet and greet will need to be done to insure a perfect match! Interested in this sweet boy? Contact the shelter or come down and meet him any day from 12-4!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Amber .
 . Amber .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Just look at that smile! Say hello to Amber! This sweet Lab mix pup is about 2 years old and full of energy! Amber loves to play gives the best kisses, and is always happy to see you! She knows basic commands and really enjoys the outdoors. She is great with children but must be the only animal in her new home. Amber would do best in an active home with a fenced yard where she can run and play all day! Come meet her today!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Benson .
 . Benson .  . Benson .  . Benson .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Benson is a happy go lucky active boy! He loves to go for car rides and walks well with a harness! He is about 3-4 years old and a total stud muffin! If you are looking for a hiking buddy or someone to jog with in the morning, Benson is the boy for you!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Sasha .
 . Sasha .  . Sasha .  . Sasha .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
This stocky wiggle butt is Sasha! She has the most gorgeous brindle coat and a smile tha could melt even the coldest heart! Sasha loves going for car rides and walks in the park. She is ALWAYS happy to see you and ready to make new friends. She is about 3 years old and just so much fun!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Akira .
 . Akira .  . Akira .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Just look at how focused Akira is! This 2 year old brilliant gorgeous black and white beauty loves to learn and play! Akira loves going for walks and rides in the car. She does well with other easy going dogs but would also love to be your one and only!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Rosco .
 . Rosco .  . Rosco .  . Rosco .  . Rosco .  . Rosco .
  • Chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Check this super handsome boy out! This is Rosco! A handsome 4 year old large pure bred pound hound with the most wonderful personality! This boy is a lovable goof that loves to be loved! He leans in for pets, gives great kisses, does well with basic commands, and walks great with his freedom harness! He loves car rides, long walks in the park, ball chasing, and the occasional vanilla ice cream! Rosco is such a big handsome sweetheart we are having a hard time understanding why he is still here at the humane society! Come meet this loveable boy and you will for sure want him in your life!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Skylar .
 . Skylar .
  • American Shorthair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Skylar is a young girl who still hasn't learned to trust humans completely. She loves other cats and would do fine as an indoor/outdoor or barn cat. She simply just wants to be able to do her own thing.
Young, Female, Small
 . Mialette .
 . Mialette .  . Mialette .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Mialette is about 4 yrs old. Loves hiking and playing. She loves treats and is patiently waiting for her forever home.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Tara .
 . Tara .  . Tara .  . Tara .  . Tara .  . Tara .  . Tara .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Tara is very active and loves to hike, swim, play with toys and knows commands. She would love an active family who can do all these things with her and more! She wil snuggle up with the people she loves and would love a home with older kids and no other animals.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Ecko .
 . Ecko .  . Ecko .  . Ecko .  . Ecko .
  • Great Dane, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Echo is a handsome boy who is about 5 years old. He knows several commands, rides well in the car, and enjoys hiking. Be sure to watch his video!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Joey .
 . Joey .  . Joey .  . Joey .
  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Joey is around 8 years old and is oh so handsome! He can be weary of new people but treats are the way to his heart and once he knows you he is a lover boy! Joey enjoys going for car rides, running around the park, eating the occasional cheeseburger, and laying on super comfy fluffy blankets and pillows. He is the perfect combination of playful and couch potato! Joey would be best in a home as the only animal and without children. He needs a quiet home with a dog savvy owner willing to give him the time, patience and consistency he needs to be the best boy he can be! We all know how wonderful he is, come meet him today!
Adult, Male, Medium
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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.

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

845-778-5115

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