***UPCOMING EVENTS: *** A Halloween Costume Ball to benefit the dogs & cats at PHS on Friday, October 30th at Anthony's Lake Club in Danbury, CT. Get your tickets for the Halloween Ball on the Events page now! Raffle tickets to win a 43" LED TV and the Surprise Cash Calendars are available at the shelter!***Remember to Spay/Neuter - ADOPT - don't shop!***
Putnam Humane Society





The Putnam Humane Society is a not for profit animal shelter located in Putnam County, NY. We were founded in 1957 as one of the first no-kill shelters in the country by Marjorie Jenkins who started the society in a small barn on Nichols Street. We have since moved to our current location on Old Route 6 behind Putnam Plaza and have expanded and improved throughout the years, and continue to grow to meet the needs of our community and pet population as funds permit.


Meet Our Featured Pet!

Meet Chloe!

Breed: Pitbull
Age: Adult
Personality: Chloe is an adorable girl with bright eyes, a beautiful smile and a tail that’s always wagging.  She’s a happy girl who likes to play and loves her walks.  She gets lots of love at the shelter, but what she really wants is a family to call her own.  Can you open your heart and home to sweet Chloe?

Click to learn more and see videos!

Lost & Found!

Do you know what to do if your dog or cat is lost? If you find a pet? Time is of the essence!

PHS has developed a great resource page to help you! From links to websites to post pictures of your pet, advice on who to notify or call, and what to do to help prevent a lost pet, like micro-chipping and making sure your pet is wearing their id tags and vaccination tags. We at PHS developed this page for you, knowing that it is a very stressful time, and we are here to help. Click Here to learn more!


To See Any Lost / Found Pets at PHS, Click Here!



Sunday – Saturday
10:00am - 4:30pm

Dogs can be viewed daily
at the shelter from 10am-3:00pm.

Cats can be viewed daily
at the shelter from 10am -- 4:15pm

Our Location

68 Old Route 6
Carmel, New York
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 297;
Carmel, NY 10512)
(Behind the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center - Hannaford's)

Call us at 845-225-7777

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