dogcat1Stray 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 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 volunteer activities, we can continue providing the animals in our care and community the respect and care they deserve.
Order your Pet Food at Chewy.com and Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA will get a $20 donation! (1st order with Chewy.com)


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

Lost pet? Contact your local Dog Control Officer / dog catcher (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

Celebrating our 50th Year of Service! 

2017 marks Stray Haven’s 50th year of service in Tioga County, NY & the Greater Valley of PA! Join us as we celebrate our 50th Year by learning about our Adoption, Spay/Neuter and Humane Investigation programs, 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 Sheaprd 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, 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. Saturdays we have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator to 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 kids be 13 years old to volunteer with our dogs.

Click to download the PDF Volunteer Application Here: Volunteer Application Stray Haven

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.

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.

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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. 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 Dog Control Officers (DCO/Dog Catchers):

  • Barton DCO: Patrick Cartwright,Jr., Phone: 607.259.3651
  • Berkshire DCO: Patrick Cartwright,Jr., Phone: 607.259.3651
  • Candor DCO: Gail Zamoiski, Phone: 607.659.3871
  • Newark Valley DCO: Denise Liske, Phone: 607.642.3287
  • Nichols DCO: Patrick Cartwright,Jr., Phone: 607.259.3651
  • Owego DCO: Kyle Flemming, Phone: 607.687.0123
  • Richford DCO: Patrick Cartwright,Jr., Phone: 607.259.3651
  • Spencer DCO: Rob Frye, Phone: 607.215.6327
  • Tioga DCO: Phyllis Van Vleit, Phone: 607.687.1428
  • Waverly (Village) DCO: Patrick Cartwright,Jr., Phone: 607.259.3651

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

Stray Haven is seeking to hire a Humane Officer. Until the Humane Officer position is filled, we ask that you contact your local police agency to report suspected animal cruelty or neglect. If you are interested in this position, please contact us at jobs@strayhavenspca.com.

Reports may be taken but will be transferred to local police authorities for investigation. Report suspected cruelty or animal neglect in Tioga County, NY to the Humane Officer at Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA. Call us at (607) 565-2859. Complaints will be kept confidential and investigated.  If an animal is in immediate danger, call your local police department.  Email your reports directly to our Humane Officer, 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