Are you looking to acquire a new dog, cat or other pet?   Please consider ADOPTION from one of these amazing local non-profit organizations:

Every year, six to eight million dogs wait to be adopted from animals shelters — so many that millions are euthanized each year due to overcrowding.

Adopting a shelter animal not only gives your pet a second chance in a happy home, but can also save it from being euthanized in an overcrowded shelter.

One of the big myths about shelter pets is that all of them have behavioral issues or have been rescued from abuse. Many shelter animals, however, end up there because their owners can no longer care for them.

The majority of pets in shelters are there because of ‘people problems’ like financial crisis/loss of income, divorce, lack of pet accessible housing or lack of access to veterinary care.  Many of these animals, especially older ones, have already been house trained and socialized. Shelter and rescue staff work hard to prepare pets for the transition to a new home and family.

By taking home your new pet, you also make room at the shelter for another animal with nowhere else to go.  They may be cute, but those wiggly little pups in pet stores often come from puppy mills, where they live in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions.  Even looking to buy an animal from a pet store helps prop up the puppy mill industry, because pet stores separate the consumer from the reality of where mass-produced puppies come from.

Shelter animals are often healthier than animals bought elsewhere.

Animals undergo full physicals when they are brought to a shelter and many shelters have veterinary clinics on site to treat any medical issues that arise. Shelter staff makes sure animals are in top shape before they are ready to be adopted into a new home.

Many pet stores and even some breeders do not offer animals the same health services prior to adoption. Dogs born in puppy mills and sold at pet stores can carry diseases ranging from parasites to pneumonia, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Existing Pet Owners:

General Resources:

  • Webster Animal Control (585) 872-7009
  • If you see or suspect Animal abuse, You need to call the Monroe County Humane Society: 585-223-1330Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester
    99 Victor Road
    Fairport, NY 14450
    585-425-4183 Fax
    Animal Cruelty/Law Enforcement 24 Hour Hotline: 585-223-6500
  • To report a found dog call “911”.  Then call Webster Animal Control at (585) 872-7009.   There is always an On-call ACO to pick up a found dog.  If you have a lost or missing dog, call us, leave a message as soon as you realize your dog is missing.  Include your name address and a phone number to reach you, as well as the dogs name and description.  Also notify the Town Clerk’s office at (585) 872-7057