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Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA is a Humane Society dedicated to ensuring the protection of animals through education and service. Proudly serving Tioga County, NY and the Greater Valley, PA for over 50 years. Stray Haven is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of our community to support our programs and continuing operation of our animal shelter. Through your donations and volunteerism, you help us to  continue providing the animals at Stray Haven the care and loving homes they deserve. Follow us on Instagram #StrayHavenSPCA and Facebook.com/StrayHavenHumaneSociety

Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA is a no-kill animal shelter. We require appointments to accept an animal, including stray cats. Please call ahead at 607-565-2859. By calling ahead, you will help us prepare for the dog or cat’s arrival. We cannot accept feral cats at this time.

Join our Spay/Neuter Clinic Volunteer Team!  With training from the Shelter Outreach Services veterinarians and Stray Haven staff, you can assist with cleaning tasks, data entry, paperwork or keeping animals company as they wake up from surgery.  We need volunteers to make this program possible and reduce pet overpopulation in our community.  Our clinics are held Sundays and Mondays with a rotating schedule, and you can help for a few hours or the whole day. E-mail us for more information! Clinic@strayhavenspca.com

Order your Pet Food at Chewy.com and Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA will get a $20 donation! (1st order with Chewy.com)

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Our adoptable dogs and cats are listed at Petfinder.com, Adopt-A-Pet and on the ADOPT page. Visit the Stay Haven animal shelter during our open hours Tuesday thru Saturday to meet one of our many wonderful animals ready for their fur-ever home! Contact us via e-mail with questions: Adopt@StrayHavenSPCA.com

Foster a Pet!

Fostering is a great way to get involved and help shelter pets in need.  Once your Foster Application_Stray Haven is approved, you can opt to care for kittens until they are old enough to be adopted, host a senior or long-term resident who would love to be in a home environment, or care for a special needs or injured animal while they recover. Contact us for more details!

Lost pet? For missing Cats – check your neighborhood and leave your cat’s litter box or their favorite bed outside – it can help them find their way home! Click here for more Tips for Finding your missing cat

Lost Dogs – Contact your local Dog Control Officer (list below for Tioga County NY) or call the shelter at 607-565-2859. We also encourage owners to have a photo of your pet, helpful for local signs in your neighborhood or posting on social media, such as Facebook – Lost & Found Pets of Tioga County

Your Donations help us do so much!

Stray Haven has been serving  Tioga County, NY and the  Greater Valley of PA for over 50 years! We offer many programs, from dog and cat Adoptions, Affordable Spay/Neuter Clinics to Humane Investigation and Dog Control Holding services. Contact us to learn about volunteering and how you can donate small things that make a big difference to our animals and the staff who care for them daily. Your support matters and we appreciate all the time and donations members of our community have given to us. Our no-kill animal shelter at 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY is just a short drive away, and we hope to see you soon! Follow us on Facebook to learn about Events and help share our Pets for Adoption and Happy Ending Tails.


Volunteering is a rewarding service and our animals would appreciate your time and love. Dog walking, Cat cuddling, laundry, lawn care; with volunteer picso many opportunities, contact us for details! We welcome volunteers (under 18 years old need parent/guardian supervision) every day we are open. Volunteers assist with cat & dog socializing fun as well as helping out with the chores to keep our animals happy and healthy. Complete your Volunteer Application before you arrive and spend more time with the animals!  We ask that teens be at least 16 years old with prior dog experience to volunteer walking our dogs. Our cats love younger visitors accompanied by a watchful parent/guardian.

Volunteer with Us! Click to download the PDF Volunteer Application Here for Adult or Teen Volunteers:

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Participate in our Events to promote Stray Haven and Pet Adoption.


We greatly appreciate your donations of SportMiX Wholesomes Grain-Free brand Pet Food for Dogs & Purina Brand food for Cats.

Click here to view Our WISH LIST – updated often for the most needed supplies at the shelter. You can also see our urgent needs on our Facebook page posts!

Why do we ask for particular food brands? To reduce upset stomachs in our shelter pets – fewer changes in their diet keeps them happier & healthier!

THANK YOU!  Your tax deductible donations that help keep our doors open can be made by using the PayPal link or by cash/check mailed to: Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.

Looking for affordable quality Pet Medications? PetRescueRx.com is a Pets before Profits Pharmacy. Choose Stray Haven Humane Society when you checkout!

Keep Your PET SAFE – Collars, Tags & Microchipping

Keeping a collar on your dog or cat with your telephone number can help get them home in case they get lost. Microchipping your pet lets shelters and animal control officers check an animal who has lost its collar to identify its owners. Your veterinarian can microchip your pet, quickly and affordably. Stray Haven offers microchipping as an add-on for our spay/neuter clinic clients.  Please be sure to update your contact information on your pet’s microchip! Help us reunite lost pets with their families!

All animals that are brought to Stray Haven are scanned for a microchip to help return them to their owners.

Tioga County, NY Dog Control Officers (DCO/Dog Catchers):

  • Barton DCO: Wayne Searles, Phone: 607.565.8609 x6
  • Berkshire DCO: Denise Liske, Phone: 607.339.6566
  • Candor DCO: Denise Liske, Phone: 607.339.6566
  • Newark Valley DCO: Denise Liske, Phone: 607.642.3287
  • Nichols DCO: Rob Frye, Phone: 607.215.6327; Deputy DCO Denise Liske, Phone: 607.339.6566
  • Owego DCO: Kyle Flemming, Phone: 607.687.0123
  • Richford DCO: Denise Liske, Phone: 607.339.6566
  • Spencer DCO: Rob Frye, Phone: 607.215.6327
  • Tioga DCO: Phyllis Van Vleit, Phone: 607.687.1428
  • Waverly (Village) DCO: Wayne Searles, Phone: 607.565.8609 x6

For other dog control contact info in Tioga County, NY or animal emergencies, please call the Tioga County Sheriff Dept. Phone: 607.687.1010

Humane Education & Cruelty Prevention

If an animal is in immediate danger, please call your local police department (Tioga County NY Sheriff’s Dept 607-687-1010 or dial 911).  **Currently Stray Haven does not have a Humane Investigator but will work with local police agencies to help animals in need. **

Report suspected cruelty or animal neglect in Tioga County, NY to Local Law Enforcement agencies. For questions regarding NYS Humane Laws, contact Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA at (607) 565-2859. Complaints will be kept confidential and investigated.  E-mail your reports directly to our Humane Investigation Team, report@strayhavenspca.com

Stray Haven now offers affordable Custom Tag Engraving! Shapes include Hearts, Bones, Circles, Ovals, Hydrants, Rosettes, Collar tags, Military Tag in almost every color. Have a tag engraved for just $5 (tag silencer additional $1) while you volunteer or visit our shelter animals!

Other Helpful Local Animal Shelter Contacts:

Bradford County Humane Society (570) 888-2114

Animal Care Sanctuary (East Smithfield, PA) (570) 596-2200

Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA (607) 732-1827

Broome County Humane Society (607) 724-3709

WoofTrax is a Fun way to Raise Money for Stray Haven with your Smartphone!

Picture1 When you select Stray Haven in the WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app, you can track your distance and time of your walk, run or bike and every mile you travel, with or without your dog! The app will donate money to Stray Haven for every mile you Walk for a Dog.

Post your walk for Stray Haven on your favorite social media with #walkforadog