The Adoption Process

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Make Adoption Your First Option!

If you wish to adopt one of our shelter friends, you will be asked to fill out an adoption application and provide vet references. All cats and dogs leaving the shelter must be spayed or neutered before going home with you.

We request a donation of $270 for dogs, $300 for puppies or purebred dogs and $125 for cats and kittens (purebreds $200). This helps cover the cost of feeding, spaying or neutering, de-worming, testing and vaccinating your new pet. All dogs are microchipped.

Also, check with the shelter daily as animal registry changes frequently. Once your application has been approved please allow up to 1 hour for the adoption process.

If you currently have a dog at home and are looking to adopt a canine friend, a staff supervised introduction will take place between your dog and the adoptable dog. A proper introduction can is important when 2 or more dogs meet for the first time.

Humane Society of Walden's FIV+ and FeLV+ cats

Our FIV+ and FeLV+ cats are all healthy and beautiful and are some of the most loving, affectionate cats we have ever met – but most of them have been waiting a long time to be adopted, just because people who don’t know any better are afraid of the virus they carry. Please consider adopting one of these wonderful cats! If you meet them, you will fall in love!

All fees are waived to approved adopters.

Adoptable Pets at the Humane Society of Walden

Below are some of the pets available for adoptions. You can also stop by the shelter between 12 and 4 pm every day (closed major holidays), or call us at 845-778-5115. Please stop by and visit, you may fall in love with a companion for life!

Please note, a few of our cats are waiting for adoption in Middletown or Monroe Petsmart stores.

 . Sox .
 . Sox .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Sox hasn’t been in shelter for a while she is still acclimating and getting used to things. She is shy and timid around people and hissy. She is not fond of people. She would be great for our barn farm mouser program she loves outdoors and grew up outside before her intake to us.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Nebula .
 . Nebula .  . Nebula .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Nebula is a shy girl and usually is the last to run from a person out of our semi feral shy cat group. She wants to be friends but is just shy and needs work on her trusting people again. She is a pretty girl and been here a while. She is available to the right person with a quiet low traffic home and a person who has experience with cats.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Zora .
 . Zora .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Zora is one of our long timers she has been here since 2016. She typically runs from people. When she is handled she does show aggression. She loves outdoors on our Catio and would be a great fit for our barn farm mouser program
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Sophie .
 . Sophie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Sophie has been with us since she was a kitten with her brother snow. They both have undergone foster care as kittens to socialize and they have not improved in their trust with humans. They love outdoors and mousing . They would be a great fit for our barn farm mouser program
Young, Female, Medium
 . Demeter .
 . Demeter .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Demeter is another shy cat in our walk around area who typically runs from people and would do best with a patient experienced cat owner or as a barn farm mouser cat as he does like the outdoor catio
Adult, Male, Large
 . Autumn .
 . Autumn .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Autumn has been with us for a while. She is a shy girl and tends to run from people. She needs someone who is willing to work with her or she can be a mouser and barn cat as she loves to be outdoors on our catios and catch things.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Constance .
 . Constance .  . Constance .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Constance is a talkative ball of personality. She has allot to say and is all sass! She has attitude and isn’t afraid to show it. She shows a likeliness to people and has even cuddled , but she does have a temper that we think is mostly fueled by her dislike of the sight of other cats nearby. She would be best in a quiet home as the only pet with an experienced cat owner who will be willing to work with her behaviors. She’s a beautiful cat with a lot of personality who will talk to you all day, but she needs the right person to come along and take her home.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Josie .
 . Josie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Josie is a shy girl who needs a quiet home with a low energy household where she would feel comfortable and acclimate well. She is timid and shy and needs some socializing with an experienced cat owner who is willing to work with her trust in people again.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Cougar .
 . Cougar .  . Cougar .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Cougar is a friendly cat who likes meeting new people. He is very social and follows people for attention and love. He’s a great cat to add to your house. Come meet him at the shelter and see how sweet he is. He is available and ready for a home !
Young, Male, Large
 . Mercedes .
 . Mercedes .  . Mercedes .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Mercedes is a sweet girl who is social and sweet she loves to be around people. She is very curious. She is a little shy at first but warms up quickly . Come meet her at the shelter and spend some time with her. She’s ready for her forever home
Young, Female, Medium
 . Jeremy .
 . Jeremy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Jeremy is a new resident in our general cat walk around area. He is fairly new in our shelter and is still getting used to things and new people. He is a bit hissy and shy right now. He needs a quiet home with an experienced cat person and socializing while he acclimates. He is still acclimating in the shelter and enjoys cat trees.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Sammy .
 . Sammy .  . Sammy .  . Sammy .  . Sammy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without cats
Sammy is a great playful guy and loves cat trees. He likes meeting new people and playing with his toys . He’s a sweet cat who loves treats and enjoys napping on comfy beds and climbing on his cat tree.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Mimi .
 . Mimi .  . Mimi .  . Mimi .  . Mimi .  . Mimi .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without cats
Mimi is a lovey girl who is a big time cuddler. She loves being on your lap and nuzzling in your arm. She also nibbles on shirts. She enjoys company and is a big social butterfly. Being on a lap and cuddling is her favorite thing to do. Stop by and meet this sweet girl. Ready for her forever home !
Young, Female, Medium
 . Clover .
 . Clover .  . Clover .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Clover is a sweet girl in our felv room. She is one of our newer residents in there and is taking a little bit longer than her friend to not be so scared. She gets along with the others and enjoys climbing cat trees and cubby holes she can nap in. She will allow pets and love but she is still getting used to the shelter and is a little scared and wary of the shelter and new people. She has improved upon arrival and would be a great cat to bring home. She is a beautiful dilute tortie who is under a year old looking for her forever home.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Electra .
 . Electra .  . Electra .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without cats
Electra is a very loving affectionate girl. She enjoys being held and greeting guests of the FELV room. She loves attention from everyone and is the sweetest cat. She makes biscuits while you hold her and loves everyone she meets. She is Playful, sweet and cuddly. She’s a great girl looking for her forever home.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Riley/Red .
 . Riley/Red .  . Riley/Red .  . Riley/Red .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Riley is an independent cat in our FIV room. He will let you pet him but seems scared of a humans touch. He enjoys cuddling with the other cats in a comfy bed. He gets along with our other fiv cats quite well. He has a cute Elvis smirk and would be a cute addition to your home. He would do well in a home where a couple or single person can work with him on his shyness frequently. Perhaps a person who is home quite often to spend time with him so he can open up a bit more to people. He has never been aggressive in any way just scared and runs after a few pets, but has improved over time.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Faith .
 . Faith .  . Faith .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without cats
Faith is a sweet girl who loves attention and loves meeting new people. She is front and center in our FIV room when they have visitors. She is very sweet and loving and would do best in a home with no cats and people who can give her the attention she loves. She is a great lap cat and a cuddler.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Spookie .
 . Spookie .  . Spookie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Spookie is a nice calm boy looking for his forever home. He is a nice cat who would be good in a quiet home where he can relax and lounge around and get all the attention he desires. He is located in our FIV room at Walden humane society. He is very laid back and just loves lounging on big comfy beds , greeting new visitors, being loved and eating
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Puck .
 . Puck .  . Puck .
  • Spaniel, Pomeranian
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Puck is a 9-10month old Spaniel/Pom Mix. He’s for sure a big dog in a little body! He is full of personality and loves to play! He is great at playing fetch and catching toys mid air! He prefers toys that squeak but will make any toy work. Puck is doing well with basic commands and house breaking, but will require patience and continued training as he is just a pup and didn’t start off his life in the best situation. Puck loves to play but will also curl up on the couch with you. He has a big voice for a little guy and isn’t afraid to use it! He knows sit, lay down, speak, stay, and come. He’d do best in a home where he is the only animals as he has some major jealousy issues ans always wants to be the center of attention! Interested? Stop by the shelter any day from 12pm-4pm to spend some time with him!
Baby, Male, Small
 . Arlo .
 . Arlo .  . Arlo .  . Arlo .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Arlo is a super handsome extremely sweet very obedient mystery mix! He is compact but strong, silly but well behaved! Arlo lives for love and always wants to please his person. He can be a little timid of new things but is quick to warm up and really wants nothing more than to be by your side! We don’t think this boy has a mean done in his body! He may be best with older, dog savvy children and though we haven’t seen any negative behaviors towards other animals at the shelter, a proper meet and greet will ofcourse have to be done if Arlo’s new potential home has another pup in the picture. Interested? Come meet him today!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Baxter .
 . Baxter .  . Baxter .  . Baxter .  . Baxter .  . Baxter .  . Baxter .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Baxter is a beautiful boy who loves to have a space of his own. He likes hiding out in small areas and appearing when it is silent. He likes attention and treats. A perfect home for him would be a quiet adult household with him being the only pet.(small caged animals like fish , reptiles , amphibians ect should be fine for him ) He likes being in our kitchen area in our general cat walk around room, and enjoys his privacy. He will come for attention on his terms,and gets upset if you stop giving him attention on your terms.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Orchid .
 . Orchid .  . Orchid .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Orchid is a pretty girl who has been with us since 2016. She enjoys being outside on our catio soaking up the sun. She spends most of her time doing just that. Orchid has a fear and distrust of people and would much rather be outside enjoying the weather. This is why she is ideal for our barn/farm cat program. She loves to hunt also, a perfect mouser! Her adoption fee will be waived as a part of our barn cat promo.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Queen Camilla .
 . Queen Camilla .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Queen Camilla is one of our longtimer cats in our general adoption area. She is a quiet cat who keeps to herself and loves her own space. She is shy and needs socialization. She has been with us for a while so she is a part of our “name your own fee” or “barn/farm cat “ program. Where her adoption fee is your choice or waived completely. An ideal home for her would be a quiet one with a single adult who is willing to work with her on her trust and fear of humans. Also Queen Camilla can be introduced to your barn / farm/home for rodent control as she loves hunting and being outdoors on our catio area.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Bindi .
 . Bindi .  . Bindi .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bindi is a calm shy girl who needs a caring person to work with her trusting people again. An ideal home for her would be a quiet single person home with another cat, where she can feel comfortable and work on her trust. She has lived most of her life in shelters as she came to us in 2016 from another rescue organization where she had been residing for 6 months. Because we want to work on finding this girl a home she is a part of our “name your own fee” program where her adoption fee is your choice.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Cruella .
 . Cruella .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Cruella is one of our longtimer kitties of almost 5 years . She has been with our organization since the year 2015. She can be a bit shy with people. Her trust is growing, as she will let you pet her now. She would be best in a quiet home with understanding adults who are willing to work on her trust a bit more. She enjoys other cats and loves to cuddle with them and even intertwine her tail in theirs as they walk. Cruellas adoption fee will be waived to an approved adopter due to her lengthy stay at our organization. In hopes to find her a good home quickly she is a part of our “name your own fee “ program.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Cadbury .
 . Cadbury .  . Cadbury .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Cadbury is one of our long timers in our general adoption area. She is a vocal tabby who like treats and being talked to. She will have a conversation with you if you talk to her. She would do good in a quiet home as an only cat as she seems to get stressed with allot of excitement and other cats. She needs a nice quiet home to call her own where she can be more trusting in a calm space. Cadbury’s adoption fee is a part of our “name your own adoption fee” program suited to find her a good home as quickly as we can. She has been with us for a year and a half.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Daisy .
 . Daisy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Daisy is an independent little girl. She likes to be a loner and be in charge. She needs allot of work in socialization but can be a little more trusting with treats. She can be adopted through our “barn /farm cat program “ as she is not quite trusting of humans or other pets and can be feisty. She may also be available to *experienced* cat owner with no kids cats or dogs.Her adoption fee is waived as she has been with our organization for over 6 months and qualifies for our barn/farm cat program.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Penelope .
 . Penelope .  . Penelope .
  • Foxhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Penelope is the sweetest girl around! She is about 5 years old and a total lovebug! She gets along with anyone and everyone on two or four legs! Penelope could use some continued obedience training but she is willing to learn and happy to please! She loves snuggles and like a typical hound always has something to say! If you are looking for a chatting buddy that will snuggle on the couch but also join you for a hike in the woods, Penelope is your gal!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Amber .
 . Amber .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Just look at that smile! Say hello to Amber! This sweet Lab mix pup is about 2 years old and full of energy! Amber loves to play gives the best kisses, and is always happy to see you! She knows basic commands and really enjoys the outdoors. She is great with children but must be the only animal in her new home. Amber would do best in an active home with a fenced yard where she can run and play all day! Come meet her today!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Benson .
 . Benson .  . Benson .  . Benson .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Benson is a happy go lucky active boy! He loves to go for car rides and walks well with a harness! He is about 3-4 years old and a total stud muffin! If you are looking for a hiking buddy or someone to jog with in the morning, Benson is the boy for you!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Sasha .
 . Sasha .  . Sasha .  . Sasha .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
This stocky wiggle butt is Sasha! She has the most gorgeous brindle coat and a smile tha could melt even the coldest heart! Sasha loves going for car rides and walks in the park. She is ALWAYS happy to see you and ready to make new friends. She is about 3 years old and just so much fun!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Akira .
 . Akira .  . Akira .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Just look at how focused Akira is! This 2 year old brilliant gorgeous black and white beauty loves to learn and play! Akira loves going for walks and rides in the car. She does well with other easy going dogs but would also love to be your one and only!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Rosco .
 . Rosco .  . Rosco .  . Rosco .  . Rosco .  . Rosco .
  • Chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Check this super handsome boy out! This is Rosco! A handsome 4 year old large pure bred pound hound with the most wonderful personality! This boy is a lovable goof that loves to be loved! He leans in for pets, gives great kisses, does well with basic commands, and walks great with his freedom harness! He loves car rides, long walks in the park, ball chasing, and the occasional vanilla ice cream! Rosco is such a big handsome sweetheart we are having a hard time understanding why he is still here at the humane society! Come meet this loveable boy and you will for sure want him in your life!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Mialette .
 . Mialette .  . Mialette .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Mialette is about 4 yrs old. Loves hiking and playing. She loves treats and is patiently waiting for her forever home.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Tara .
 . Tara .  . Tara .  . Tara .  . Tara .  . Tara .  . Tara .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Tara is very active and loves to hike, swim, play with toys and knows commands. She would love an active family who can do all these things with her and more! She wil snuggle up with the people she loves and would love a home with older kids and no other animals.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Ecko .
 . Ecko .  . Ecko .  . Ecko .  . Ecko .
  • Great Dane, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Echo is a handsome boy who is about 5 years old. He knows several commands, rides well in the car, and enjoys hiking. Be sure to watch his video!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Joey .
 . Joey .  . Joey .  . Joey .
  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Joey is around 8 years old and is oh so handsome! He can be weary of new people but treats are the way to his heart and once he knows you he is a lover boy! Joey enjoys going for car rides, running around the park, eating the occasional cheeseburger, and laying on super comfy fluffy blankets and pillows. He is the perfect combination of playful and couch potato! Joey would be best in a home as the only animal and without children. He needs a quiet home with a dog savvy owner willing to give him the time, patience and consistency he needs to be the best boy he can be! We all know how wonderful he is, come meet him today!
Adult, Male, Medium
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The Humane Society of Walden is a no-kill, non-profit safe haven dedicated to helping stray and abandoned cats and dogs. Our animal shelter serves the communities of Montgomery, Walden, Maybrook, Crawford, Wawarsing, Shawangunk, and Mamakating, but will not turn away pets from across the country in need.

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Humane Society of Walden
2489 Albany Post Road
Walden, New York 12586

845-778-5115

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