***PET PICTURES WITH SANTA on Dec. 12th from 11-4 at the Mahopac Feed Barn.*** Remember to Spay/Neuter, and please 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 Mia!

Breed: Pitbull Mix
Age: Adult
Personality: Mia is a sweet & loyal adult female who would love to play ball and go on hikes with an adult family.  She can be a bit shy at first, but if you bounce a tennis ball you’ll meet the real Mia.  This playful and affectionate girl will need to be an only pet, so if you’re looking for a one and only, come and meet Mia!

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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