Pet Resources


If we can help another animal, we're providing a valuable service. CDHA is not paid for any endorsements.

Pet Friendly Assisted Living

Pet-Friendly Senior Communities in New York

Surrendering an Animal

Let's work together to ensure the best possible solution for you and your pet.

Spay / Neuter Information

Low-Cost Spay / Neuter Information

Local Animal Shelters
Don't forget to check your county animal shelter if you're looking for a pet. Many beautiful, highly adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized due to over crowding. CDHA works with most of the area shelters in trying to save animals that may otherwise have to be destroyed. Unfortunately, there are more animals that need homes than there are responsible adopters.
Animal Neglect and Cruelty

Information and contact information if you suspect animal neglect and cruelty.

Pet Dealer Complaints

The NYS Pet Dealer Licensing Program began in 2001 and has two primary goals: First, it strives to ensure that dogs and cats are properly cared for, have adequate and humane housing and receive veterinary care while kept by the pet dealers. Second, it provides consumers purchasing dogs and cats from pet dealers with the information concerning the animals' health, medical history, and origin.

Nationwide Lost Pets

Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of nearly 14,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Kennel Clubs

If you are looking to buy a purebred puppy as opposed to adopting a purebred animal, please do not support puppy mills and backyard breeders. Your best source, locally, is to contact a local kennel club and ask them to refer you to a reputable breeder -- someone who is breeding healthy animals with good temperaments and that match the breed description for that type of animal.

Pet Allergies

If you have allergies some breeds are less allergenic. That does not mean you won't be allergic to such breeds.  Allergies can be specific to individuals, with some breeds being tolerated better than others.

Fitter Critter Brochure

"In September, 2003, one of my own dogs underwent spinal surgery after a disc in his neck ruptured, leaving him paralyzed in all four legs. Veterinarians agreed that hydrotherapy would help speed the process of his recovery, yet no one could tell me where he could receive hydrotherapy. Through a series of coincidences I discovered "Fitter Critters" in Lee, Mass. (approx 40 miles from Albany, NY)

Wildlife Rehabilitators

Cotact information by county and city/town for Wildlife Rehabilitators

Disaster Supplies Checklist

Information on supplies and for specific needs for certain pets.

Animal Trainers / Behavior Counselors

Just like a child, your dog needs to be educated.  In the wild it would be taught by the pack; in our world it's our responsibility.  One of the biggest reasons dogs are brought to animal shelters is because no one ever trained them.

Dog Boarding