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To view HVARS adoptable animals online:

On HVARS website, click on the “Adoptions” tab, and select the type of animal you are looking for.

On HVARS facebook page: Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary (@HVARS)

On (Click on the link or)… go to, and locate the “find a pet to adopt” tab, use HVARS zip code 12603 to search, or under the “Shelters & Rescues” tab type in Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary to search and select HVARS from the list of organizations.)

On (Click on the link or)… go to and click on “find a pet” and select “find a shelter/rescue”; type in Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and search.

Those interested in adopting an animal from HVARS, must first fill out and submit an application. To fill out an adoption application, please go to the Adoption Application & Agreement tab, select and download the appropriate application – dog, cat or bunny – and completely fill out. Then follow the steps provided to get us your completed application. Also, down load and read the HVARS adoption agreement.

After your application has been processed and approved an appointment is made for you to meet the animals that may be a great match for your family.

Or, you can visit us and our available adoptable animals at Petco in Poughkeespie (1933 South Road /Rte. 9,  Poughkeepsie, NY 12601)-  (845) 298-4380 – on most Saturdays from 11am til 4pm. (Please call the store in advance to confirm.)

HVARS also has many other wonderful Adoption Events throughout the year at various locations in the Hudson Valley; These will be announced on the HVARS facebook page, so please stay close to find out about our coming adoption events!

Please note that ALL adoptions from HVARS, must go through the simple process  of the Adoption Application being approved before an animal can be taken home. If you think you may be interested in attending an HVARS adoption event, please fill out and submit your application today for approval and you could take home a great new pet at the next HVARS adoption event.


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