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! 

*Please note that HVARS will only adopt animals to homes where all pets in the household are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations!*


HVARS Dog Adoption Fees:

updated fees as of 9/1/18**

adoption fees range by dogs age and vetting needs

most commonly the fee is $400 but can be as low as $175 or as high as $500

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, at HVARS, Daily, Noon-4pm.

  4. You can view select animals at Petsmart in Poughkeespie – on most Saturdays from 11:30am til 3:30pm. (Please call HVARS or Petsmart Poughkeepsie in advance to confirm.)

  5. Check our events calendar and meet adoptable animals at our various Adoption Events throughout the Hudson Valley

  6. Visit Adopt-a-Pet and Petfinder websites.

  • On (Click 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 (Click 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.

We are now open daily at our facility from 12-4. 9 Barnes Dr Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Head over to adoptapet or petfinder to see more information on each dog.