Animals with New Families 2021 (as of 04/28) - 266
Ferrets 1 / Cats 144 / Dogs 118 / Rabbits 3
Animals with New Families 2020 - 527
Cats - 373 / Dogs 154
Animals with New Families 2019 - 368
Cats - 244 / Dogs 124
Do you, or someone you know need to rehome companion animals? We're here to help. We have a waitlist of more than 4 dozen families. Each intake requires a scheduled appointment and a behavior/medical assessment by our staff. We're helping as many animals as we can as quickly as we can, please be patient.
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Greetings. I'm Diane and it's nice to meet you. I was adopted from Stray Haven more than 11 years ago and I was recently returned. The person who adopted me left me behind when they moved to another state. The person who was renting the property found me and took me home to live with her and her family. Unfortunately, I am at that stage where I pretty much don't care to be around very many animals in my life. Dogs, most likely not, unless they are ones that are respectful of my boundaries and leave me alone. Children, probably not very young ones so I don't have to worry about having to get away from grabbing and rough little hands. I can coexist with other cats, but they have to respect me and my energy level. Not getting in my space, leaving me to do things that I want to do, like relaxing and sleeping and warming myself in a nice patch of sunlight. The lady who brought me home said I mostly confined myself to a single room and spent a lot of my time in there. Sadly though, she was unable to keep me and I was forced to make my return back to Stray Haven. Since I am quite old, I don't have the best teeth anymore, so a diet of both wet and dry food is a must for the rest of my life. I can eat dry food, but wet food is best. I hope there's still people out there who adopt senior cats... I really, really don't want to spend my golden years living inside a cage until it's my time to leave this Earth... Will you be the one to give me consistency for the rest of my life? I sure hope so...
Hello! My name is Beau and I'm the big man around here. I'm a 70+ pound 6-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix who was brought to Stray Haven from a high kill shelter in North Carolina. I've been on quite the weight-loss journey. The shelter down south has had me losing some weight as I was over 100 lbs! I could still benefit from being a few pounds lighter but I'm looking good! They walk me a lot up here and I love it! I don't really pull at all and when I do it's only because I don't know where we are going or a smell catches my attention. Unfortunately I can't be with cats. I love to chase and won't stop when I get to them.
I was adopted for a while but my companion dog and I would play rough and sometimes I got a little too much, so staff thinks that I'd probably do best in a home with no other pets. But I LOVE people! I love kids, older people (my previous owners were elderly), younger people and would be a great family boy for pretty much anyone who's looking for a big lovebug. I'm super easy-going and a big gentle boy and I don't require too much exercise. I'm really a couch potato after a short walk. I am housetrained, I love being in a home, and am a really solid, good-natured boy. I've even helped up in the office at Stray Haven but I tend to do a lot of napping there as the kennels can be a little stressful for me. But when I'm in a home I'm quiet, loving and just a wonderful dog!
Stray Haven has been proudly serving Tioga County, NY and the Greater Valley, PA for more than 50 years! Thanks, in no small part, to our amazing volunteers and dedicated staff. Through generous donations we are able to provide educational programs and short-term residential care for adoptable animals all to ensure the protection of animals in our area. We believe strongly in our no-kill policy which means fundraising relentlessly to cover medical and hygiene costs for our animals as we seek to pair them with their perfect home.
Stray Haven was established in 1967 by Elaine Forkan, the founder. Elaine began Stray Haven Humane Society as a solution to care for stray and abandoned animals in the community. In the beginning, our organization was a strictly volunteer operated non-profit using an old smokehouse called, O’Brien’s. We were established as a 501c3 on June 1, 1971 and moved to our current location at 194 Shepard Road in Waverly, NY 14892. As of 2011, we transitioned, proudly, to becoming a no-kill shelter.
Stray Haven is a Humane Society dedicated to ensuring the protection of animals through education and service.