Adopting A Friend
The primary goal of all of us at Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association is to ensure that every animal in our charge is adopted into a lifelong, compatible, loving, safe, and healthy home. In addition, we make every effort to guarantee that those animals that leave will not produce offspring, thereby perpetuating the cycle of unwanted pets.
Please give our staff two business days to process your application. At times staff will need additional time to contact your landlord or veterinary hospital for reference. To ensure a smooth application process please make sure both your landlord and veterinary hospital are aware that one of our representatives will be contacting them.
All animals adopted from Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association are current on vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment, have been spayed/neutered, have been microchipped, will be sent with a free veterinary visit, and an adoption kit. All adopters are offered the gift of 30 days free pet insurance through 24PetWatch!
Adoptable pets must be considered healthy, 8 weeks or older, over 2 pounds, current on required vaccinations/medical care, and dogs must have received a behavior evaluation.
Adoption guidelines include:
It is our desire that animals adopted from WRHA provide a lifetime of safe and pleasurable company. Animals new to the shelter are observed and dogs undergo a behavior evaluation to ascertain how the they will react in different situations. These recommendations based on the behavioral evaluation will be used when making adoption matches.
You can fill out a general adoption application through our website at www.wanderersrest.org or by stopping in!
Who We Are
Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association is an open-admission shelter in Canastota, New York, that serves more than 1,000 cats and dogs each year. Wanderers’ Rest accepts unwanted or stray dogs and cats from Madison County, but is open to all Central New Yorkers who wish to adopt a dog or cat. Through its public education programs, the shelter promotes responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals everywhere. Wanderers’ Rest is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that welcomes contributions and volunteers.
Come Visit Us
Stop out and visit us at:
7138 Sutherland Drive, Canastota NY 13032
Monday 12pm to 5:30pm
Thursday 12pm to 5:30pm
Friday 12pm to 5:30pm
Saturday 12pm to 5:30pm
Sunday 12pm to 3pm
You can also visit some of our feline friends at:
Petco at Norther Lights Plaza, North Syracuse
Pet Supplies Plus on Erie Blvd, Syracuse