518.725.5956 (shelter) 518.736.2100 (report abuse/found animals: 24 hours)
Please note that at this time, all animals at the shelter can be seen after an adoption application has been submitted and approved! Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!
We are located at 117 W. Fulton St. in Gloversville (use 109 W Fulton St in your GPS). Coming from the intersection of Main and Fulton Streets, head West on Fulton. Take a left into the GTS parking lot (after the first light and then after the Railyard restaurant) and drive to the back. You’ll see a green building with a fenced in yard – that’s us! There’s a map below for your reference.
For some reason, GPS software tries to say you can get to the shelter via 3rd St…….you can’t! The shelter is accessible via West Fulton and Pine Sts. only!
At this time, we do not take in cats because we do not have a dedicated safe space for cats at the shelter. Currently, any cats that we have are in foster, and the number of cats we can help is dependent on the amount of room our fosters have. This is a service we will offer when our new facility is completed. If you have cats in need of assistance, check out our resources page for a list of other area shelters and rescues that may have the capacity to help.
All of our of dogs enter the shelter as strays from the City of Gloversville. If a dog enters the shelter and is not redeemed in 5 days, we are then able to place them for adoption. We do not import dogs from out of state, as we believe the dogs in our own backyard need our assistance the most.
Possibly. If your dog has been picked up by our ACO in the City of Gloversville, then he will be brought to the shelter. Call us at 518.725.5956 to check – even if we are not open leave a message as we check our phone messages even when we are closed. You can also call the Police Department at 518.736.2100 and report your dog missing. If we don’t have him, please leave a description so if he is brought in, we can call you!
Please report all found or loose dogs to the Gloversville Police Department at 518.736.2100! We are legally unable to take in a stray animal without a police report.
At this time, we only accept surrenders on an extremely limited basis because space is extremely limited at the shelter. This is a service we will offer when our new facility is completed. If you have dogs in need of assistance, check out our resources page for a list of other area shelters and rescues that may have the capacity to help.
Is access to food for your animal an issue? We hold monthly food pantries, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates and times.
No, sorry. There are numerous boarding facilities in Fulton and Montgomery Counties that do, please see our resources page.
We vaccinate dogs as they are brought into the shelter for the safety of our shelter’s residents. We are only able to vaccinate for Rabies when a dog is being redeemed if their Rabies shot is not current. We are unable to vaccinate for the general public. Please see your veterinarian or a local clinic for vaccinations. If you do not have a vet, there is a list of local vets here.
Yes, you can! Stop by the shelter and we’ll be able to get you a dog license. We need valid proof of rabies vaccination (the certificate) before we are able to license. If you do not have one, please visit your veterinarian or attend a local vaccination clinic to get one. The fee, set by the City of Gloversville, is $10.00 for altered dogs and $20.00 for unaltered dogs. All licenses are good for one year.
Renewals must be done through the City Clerks office unless your pup has entered the shelter with an expired license.