Do you know a needy animal who needs a good home?

On a space-available basis, the CDHA takes in animals who are unwanted, abandoned, unable to be kept by their owners or otherwise needy. And these animals are kept for an unlimited time at no charge to the former owner until a home is found.


About CDHA

We save pets’ lives. We do everything we can to save animals from destruction:

We try to find homes for unwanted, needy animals before they reach an animal shelter where they could be destroyed due to the shelter’s overcrowding.

We take in handicapped animals who would not be adopted without our “special” help.

We ask that if you cannot keep your pet, you please consider us instead. Unlike most animal shelters, we will not destroy an animal unless it is deemed absolutely necessary by one of our veterinarians. The decision to terminate an animal’s life is reached only in cases of irreversible physical or behavioral disorders.


Success Stories

Capital District Humane Association (CDHA) rescues many dogs and cats from animal shelters, where they are subject to euthanasia if they’re not adopted. As a no-kill organization, CDHA spends whatever time it takes to find the right home for each animal. Whenever we find that “ideal” match we celebrate the hours of phone calls, adoption clinics, home visits and whatever else has gone into making that adoption a successful one. The letters and photos from happy adopters are one of our rewards.