SPCA of Upstate New York


Rating: 3.4

Average rating from 5 reviews.

(3.4 out of 5, based on 5 reviews)

588 Queensbury Ave.Queensbury, NY 12804
Hours: Wed & Fri 11-7, Tues 11-5

1377 miles away
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The SPCA of Upstate NY is a no-kill shelter, and because we are no kill, we do not receive any funding from state or federal or governental agencies. We rely on donations, animal control fees, bequests, and adoption fees to house, feed, and medically care for the animals at the facility.

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Reader's Reviews (5)
Rating: 1

Communication complaint

posted 5 years ago

Call me crazy if you'd like, but my husband and I have 2 small children and a puppy. We would like to have 2 dogs and would prefer to get all of the work involving a puppy out of the way at once. So we took a ride (1 1/2 hour ride) to this spca to see their pets, spoke to them on the phone to make sure they would be open and that they had puppies. Having another puppy as well as a cat and 2 small children we want to raise a puppy to agree with all of these circumstances. After the long ride out there they look at us like we're crazy but show us where the puppies are, then when we ask to see one they tell us we have to have our other puppy with us for a meet and greet... ok fine (you couldn't tell us that before the 1.5 hour drive?)... we were told they would be at pet smart the following day and to bring our puppy with us, (ok fine, atleast its only an hour drive)... so we go bright and early the next morning to find the one we wanted to look at had already been adopted, see another one we might be interested in and ask to see that one. Then we were told that they don't adopt out to families with children under 5 (must of been what the funny looks last night were for)... so I explain how we were at the clinic the day before with our children and were told to come with our puppy today, she has to go talk to the lady in charge and comes back and says "ok, she says she has to see your dogs shot records".... OK... now I understand that all of this is in the best interest of the dogs but now We've driven over 4 hours all together to try to get a puppy for our family, and give an animal a good home, get them out of the crates their stuck in, and I've still gotten no where because of lack of communication... Even looking at their website, their is no mention of any of these requirements.... It is rediculous... On the phone before we went they had no idea we had another dog or children... but when we get there and you see our small children and we tell you about the puppy we have at home, why not tell us about these requirements right away? No, instead they let us look at the puppies and find one we like and then send us on a run around chase!!!

Pros: they appear to try to get the pets out there

Cons: they don't know how to communicate with possible adoptors

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Rating: 1

A Public Relations scam

posted 7 years ago

"The remaining Collies have now been confined to crates by the SPCA for an additional 124 days. They have been denied rehabilitation, foster or adoptive homes, and the dignity every living creature deserves. "

Check this out. Oh MY GOD. This also goes hand in hand with this shelter when I visitied it a few years ago. They don't let you actually see what is really going on and refuse help so people don't know they neglect some of their dogs.

Check out this website..........and I believe them.


Pros: They really aren't in it for the animals

Cons: Housing a group of dogs and not providing adequate care.

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