Regional Animal Shelter is a 100% volunteer-run, donation-funded, no-kill organization founded in 2002.

Donations of supplies are greatly needed and appreciated!!!!

(especially bleach, laundry soap, and peanut butter!)

Our little shelter is full of awesome dogs waiting to find their forever home.
There are some kitties in foster homes looking for their family.
Have you met them yet?
(They think you should…and so do we.)

Have a little spare time? Love animals? Want to make a difference in someone’s life?
Join the Regional family and help animals in need!
We need volunteers to help care for our animals and fundraise for our expenses – it takes a village to care for our animals!
We need fosters for both dogs and cats!
We need YOU!

Join #TeamPAW and become a volunteer today!

 

Everyone can do something for the animals at Regional. Adopt Foster Sponsor Donate Educate Network

 

It’s looking to be a fun year for Regional! Check out our events calendar, and come visit! We love to see our friends and family!

We are looking for sponsors for our 7th Annual Woofstock! Click here for more information!


We can’t believe that it’s been six years since we’ve opened our doors! In that time, we’ve helped over 900 dogs! If the next six years are anything like the last six, we’re going to do amazing things in our community!

And looking forward to the next six years of rescue is a great reason to celebrate!

We’ll be celebrating with our friends and family at Helderberg Mountain Brewing (83 Main St. East Berne, NY 12059) on Sunday, May 20th from noon – 4pm. There is no admission and there will be cupcakes! Dogs are welcome on non-retractable leashes in the outdoor pavilion. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, and there will be a slew of outdoor games! Join us for a day of fun!

Did we mention that Helderberg Mountain Brewing has selected Regional as the beneficiary of their “For Paws Porter” and is donating a dollar for every pint sold during the month of May!! Puppies and porter – what a winning combination!


The Small Shelter with the Big Heart. At 576 square feet, it doesn’t seem like much, but every year over 150 dogs come through our doors. (Hi Pilot!!!! <3<3<3<3)

After years of hard work and dedication, we are pleased to announce that in May 2012 we opened our Annex building located at 117 West Fulton Street in Gloversville, NY. Currently, Regional Animal Shelter provides dogs from the City of Gloversville a safe and loving haven, while waiting to be reunited with their families or be adopted into new loving homes.

With the help of supporters like you, we will be building a new full service facility in the community. We are raising funds and submitting grants for the purchase of land suitable for building (or a pre-existing structure suitable for retrofitting), design of a shelter, and completion of the facility. Only by building can we meet the needs of our community and we can’t do it without your support. For any community member who has come to visit the Annex knows that we are sorely in need of space (we aren’t kidding when we say it’s a small shelter). By expanding, we will be able to help many more animals within our community, and more than just dogs (yay, kitties!!)!

Our new facility will include:

  • separate dog and cat rooms with radiant heat flooring
  • accommodations for large animals
  • an on premise surgical room to offer low-cost spay and neuter programs, vaccination, and microchip clinics
  • a boarding facility
  • a grooming area
  • visiting rooms for families to meet their newest furry additions
  • a community room for educational and training classes
  • a lobby with a gift shop
  • a memorial garden and a dog walk

 

Please consider making a donation to our building fund if you can.
It is an investment in the future of the needy animals in our community.


Here at Regional Animal Shelter, we believe that all animals deserve a safe, loving home. We also feel that education and awareness is key to eliminating the over population and animal cruelty crisis facing our communities. By offering low-cost spay and neutering services, low-cost rabies and vaccination clinics, grooming and nail clipping services, and classes on training and healthcare, we are confident that we will be successful in resolving these issues.

Come visit! We’d love to see you!