They need you! Without a foster home, they may not live.

CDHA is a 30-year-old, 100% volunteer group that relies on foster homes to save dogs. Without foster homes, well over 1,000 animals would have lost their lives. If you love animals and would like to be part of our rescue process please consider being a foster home.

Have you ever wanted a pet of your own but couldn't afford to do so? Being a foster home, you can have the joy of meeting a variety of unique personalities and sharing your love. Plus, you get peace of mind knowing that CDHA pays for all expenses.

Our rescue dogs remain in their foster homes for varying amounts of time, it could be a week or longer. Foster care providers are also responsible for attending adoption clinics with their dogs three times per month. CDHA is very accommodating and works with foster homes on the timing of fostering.

To borrow the words of Saratoga County's first animal rescue, SCAWL, “An animal in need Needs You."

For more information and to begin your journey, call Jennifer Politis at 518-664-3450.


Adoption Clinics

If you’re looking for a new “family member” please plan to see us at our next adoption clinic.

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CDHA welcomes anyone interested in volunteering their time with adoption clinics and fund-raisers.

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As a Capital District Humane Association sponsor, you will make a difference by providing a steady income that we can count on to continue our work.

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For the Love of Animals

Like you, we love animals.
Like you, we want to help animals.

The Capital District Humane Association was formed in response to the serious need for a private animal welfare group to serve the Capital Region of New York State.

It is incorporated and approved by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) of New York City. Members of the Capital District Humane Association (CDHA) are volunteers with many years of experience working with displaced and homeless animals.

We find pets new homes! CDHA has found good homes for hundreds of displaced animals through a careful "adoption" process.

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