Animal Protective Foundation

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We are located at 53 Maple Avenue in Scotia. Adoption hours are:
Tuesday 12:00 - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 - 4:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 - 4:300 pm
Friday 12:00 - 4:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 - 4:30 pm

Also visit our new cat adoption center at PetSmart Mohawk Commons, 406 Balltown Road in Niskayuna:
Monday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Who We Are

The purpose of the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady is to address pet overpopulation and animal suffering through education and appropriate action, to enhance human/animal relationships, and to provide care to animals in need.

Adopting a Friend

We place healthy and temperamentally sound animals in responsible homes with the expectation that adopters will provide quality and lifelong care. Our adoption process includes an application and contract detailing the kind of care we expect for every animal.


The APF is an independent, nonprofit organization. This means that we do not receive any funding or tax support from the city, county or state. We are funded only by donations and fees for our services, such as adoption. Please help us to continue to work for the animals by becoming a donor.

Gifts of food and supplies for the animals and the shelter are always appreciated. Your donations free funds budgeted for these items to be used in other important ways.

Wish List

We no longer have a need for donated DRY cat or dog food. Through Hills Science Diet’s shelter program, we receive all the kibble we need.

If you do have pet food you would like to donate to someone in need, contact the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM), 839 Albany Street, Schenectady. Their phone number is 346-4445.

Our updated wish list can also be found on our website here.

Items we always need:
• Dog collars and strong clip-on leashes – medium or large sizes
• Galileo or Dino bones (Nylabone) in Souper (largest) size
• Kong rubber dog toys - largest sizes, Black Extreme or Red Classic
• Soft training treats for dogs, such as Bil-Jac brand
• Clay (non-scoopable) cat litter
• Cat beds: machine washable and small enough to fit in our cages
• Small animal food, treats, and toys (for rabbits, guinea pigs, etc)
• Aspen or Pine shavings (no Cedar, please)
• Timothy Hay
• Laundry detergent (liquid)
• Paper goods: Tissues, toilet paper and especially paper towels
• Dish soap, bathroom cleaners, Windex, bleach
• Forever Postage stamps
• And of course, cash donations really help the most!

Gift Cards - another great way to help!
• Price Chopper / Hannaford
• Walmart
• Target
• Michael’s Crafts / JoAnne’s Fabrics
• PetCo / PetSmart
• other pet or feed stores
• Office Max / Staples
• Gas cards
• Restaurants, book stores, mall gift cards, etc to use as prizes and in raffle baskets for events

Some items we are NOT able to use:
• pillows
• comforters / sleeping bags
• sheets
• rugs
• large blankets or beds
• any other item that can’t fit into a normal-sized washing machine or that can’t be disinfected
• dry dog or cat food (see top of Wish List)

If you have non-food items to donate that we are not able to use, please consider contacting your local Salvation Army or City Mission.

Please contact us with any questions!
Kim 374-3944 ext. 119

Thank you for thinking of us! We, and the animals, appreciate it more than words can say.
From Schenectady:
Take Erie Blvd. into Glenville, go over Freemans Bridge. At the second traffic light past the bridge, turn right onto Maple Avenue. The Shelter is 1/2 mile on the left.

From Route 50:
Turn onto Glenridge Road. Turn right at the intersection of Maple and Glenridge. The shelter is about 2 miles on the right.


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