Founded in 1911, the New Rochelle Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing individual loving care for lost, abandoned, injured, and mistreated animals. We service 19 communities in Westchester County including Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Town of Mamaroneck, Mamaroneck Village, New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale and Tarrytown, and rescue over 500 dogs and 900 cats each year. About 50% of the shelter’s funding is from services provided for animal control (rescuing homeless cats and dogs). The other 50% comes from donations, wills and bequests. We do not receive any state or federal funding. Audited by a CPA each year, we make our tax filings available for public inspection and we meet all standards of the New York Philanthropic Advisory Service of the Better Business Bureau. Our Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers.
If you see an animal on our website who you would like more information about, please contact us! Our adoption counselors are happy to discuss the personalities and needs of each animal with you. If you are unsure of exactly what you are looking for in a pet, we can help you find an animal who best suits your lifestyle. When you visit our pet adoption center, you will be asked to complete a pre-adoption questionnaire. The pre-adoption questionnaire is designed so that we can better assist you. When you find a potential candidate, we’ll suggest a “meet and greet,” where you can interact with the animal of your choice in a private room and get to know each other better. In most cases, your new companion can go home with you the same day, However, we do not guarantee same day adoptions.