(518) 725-5956 (shelter)    (518) 736-2100 (report abuse/found animals: 24 hours)

What do you do with the money that I donate?

That’s a great question!

In 2021, we took in $147,937, $33,538 of which was generated by fundraising events.

Only $9,584 was received for adoptions, redemptions, and contract payments.

The remainder was directly donated by generous and compassionate individuals like yourself (an in some cases, matched by employers – thank you!) and we are grateful for your support. 

In 2021, we spent $128,444.

Over half of our spending ($69,573) was for direct animal care. It cost $15,209 to keep the lights on, the pups warm, and the shelter in good repair. 

We spent $43,661 on everything else required to run the shelter, including running our office, educational materials for our RASE program, and advertising, legal, and accounting fees. This number also included some preparation and legal needs for the land we acquired last year to get it ready for building.

We spent $0.00 on salaries!!
(And we’re pretty proud of that! That’s right – we scoop poop for fun!)


Every cent that gets donated goes directly to running the shelter and caring for our animals!


We can’t forget to mention the amazing amount of donated food, treats, toys, blankets, laundry soap, cleaning supplies, and other wonderful things that all of our wonderful community members get for our furkids! We are extremely blessed to be supported by such a caring and generous community! We thank you for everything, and look forward to helping more animals in need!