Images of cats and dogs with the text The Humane Society of New York Since 1904


Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz
Adoption Center

We others, who have long lost the more subtle of the physical senses, have not even proper terms to express an animal's inter- communications with his surroundings, living or otherwise, and have only the word 'smell,' for instance, to include the whole range of delicate thrills which murmur in the nose of the animal night and day, summoning, warning? inciting, repelling. It was one of these mysterious fairy calls from out the void that suddenly reached Mole in the darkness, making him tingle through and through with its very familiar appeal, even while yet he could not clearly remember what it was. He stopped dead in his tracks, his nose searching hither and thither in its efforts to recapture the fine filament, the telegraphic current, that had so strongly moved him. A moment, and he had caught it again; and with it this time came recollection in fullest flood. Home!...
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Adoptable Pets

If you are interested in possibly adopting from the Humane Society of New York, you will need to start the process by filling out an application and submitting it to

  • Below are a few of the dogs and cats available for adoption. Click on the thumbnail below to learn more about that animal and view a bigger image.

  • Visit the Senior Center to see our adorable, adoptable Seniors!

  • Adoptions are by appointment only - once a completed and approved application is processed.

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