Dogs for Adoption


Fill out an application at OR come visit one of our adoption events listed on our website. 
Get your applications in prior to coming to visit, then you can be pre-approved and go home with a dog that day! 


HVARS Dog Adoption Fees:

Cash: $350 Credit: $350 plus processing fees 

The adoption fee includes all of the following services:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Vaccines
  • Heartworm test for dogs over 6 months
  • Microchip
  • Worming
  • Frontline/Heartworm preventitive

HVARS Adoption Application:

ALL those interested in adopting from HVARS must complete and submit an adoption application; all applications MUST be approved. After your application has been processed and approved an appointment will be set up for you to meet the animals that may be a great match for your family.

(Please find HVARS Adoption Application & Agreement under the Applications link under Adoptions on the sidebar.)

When applying for a dog, please keep in mind that we accept many applications and applying for a specific dog does NOT mean you are guaranteed to get that dog; If the dog you initially were interested in is no longer available, HVARS will help find a pet that best matches your family!

How to Find HVARS Adoptable Dogs:

Though we do our best, we are not always able to keep our webpage up-to-the-minute with newly arriving puppies; But if you are looking for a puppy or an adult dog of any age – the best thing to do is to:

  1. Check out our adoptable animals on this page.
  2. Check our Facebook page often (@Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary)
  3. You can visit us and view 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 HVARS or Petco Poughkeepsie in advance to confirm.)
  4. Visit Adopt-a-Pet and Petfinder websites.
  • On on this 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 on this link or)… go to and click on “find a pet” and select “find a shelter/rescue”; type in Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and search.

You can also call us at 845-392-4849, and leave a message if we are unable to answer.

Click on a dog's photo for more information!