We, at Ayres, want the adoptive homes our pets find to be forever.  We love each of these babes that pass through our doors to have the most love and the happiest of lives.  Finding our dogs and kitties their perfect forever home is extremely important to everyone at Ayres. We do our best to match potential adopters with new pets who would best fit into their families and we pride ourselves in being completely honest when it comes to each dog or cat and any quirks they may have. We understand that finding a new family member and adding them to your home can be a lot, and we strive to help make it as easy and happy of a process as possible!

You found a dog or cat that you are interested in on our site, now what? Shoot us an email at adopt.ayresshelter@gmail.com, message us on Facebook or call us at 518-673-5670 and find out if the pet is still available, ask us any questions and we will help to see if he/she is the right fit for your family!

I reached out and the pet is available, how do I meet him/her?  We are only doing meet and greets by appointment with approved applications.  We are not doing meet and greets with other pets or doing walk in appointments. Often times the dog that you may be interested in, may be on an outing with their shelter buddy or they may be in foster, so making an appointment is highly recommended. If you are interested in getting an application, one can be picked up at the shelter, emailed to you, filled out online here

Why do other dogs in the home have to meet the dog we are adopting?   Just like people. dogs don’t always hit it off, so a meet and greet always has to be done to ensure they are a good match for one another and that everyone can live happily in the new home together.

What happens after I put in the paperwork and apply to for the dog or cat?   Give staff at least a week to go over the application.  From there, staff will call or email you to set up the go home.  For dogs, we do reserve the right to do a home visit for any or all dogs going home.  This is sometimes best for some of our dogs to ensure that they settle in safely to their new environment and to make sure all animals get along in the home and that it is a good place for said dog to call home. Don’t worry, we are absolutely NOT critical on home visits. Just want to make sure that it is safe for our dogs to live in.

Dog Adoption Fee: $125

The adoption fee includes: Rabies Vaccination, Duramune Max 5 Distemper Vaccination, Microchipping, Heartworm/Lyme Testing, Lyme and/or Heartworm Treatment if needed, Neuter/Spay, Deworming and Flea Treatment if needed.

Puppy Adoption Fee: $70 adoption fee + $50 spay/neuter deposit = $120 total. 

The adoption fee includes:  Age appropriate vaccinations and dewormings. Puppies are not adopted out until at least 8 weeks of age.  *The spay/neuter deposit is refunded when your adopted puppy is altered at your own vet, or applied to our clinic at Ayres.

Cat Adoption Fee: $50 

The adoption fee includes: Rabies Vaccination, Fel-O-Vax IV Distemper Vaccination, FIV/FELV testing, Neuter/Spay, Deworming and Flea Treatment if needed.

Kitten Adoption Fee: $15 + $35 spay/neuter deposit = $50 total. 

The adoption fee includes: Age appropriate vaccinations and dewormings.  FIV/FELV testing.  *The spay/neuter deposit is refunded when your adopted kitten is altered at your own vet, or applied to our clinic at Ayres.*