COVID-19 UPDATES

Last Updated 6.6.21
**Please be aware of scams - we will NEVER ask you for money to fill out an application or to meet a pet...See HERE for more information**

We are still CLOSED to the public, adoptions are being done by appointment only for approved applicants. We are beginning a phased plan for reopening in order to give our team time to acclimate to a new way of operating!

If you need assistance with pet food or supplies during this difficult time, please visit our Community Kibble Container on property! More information here!

Adoptions:

We are open for adoptions by appointment only for approved applications.
All our pets that are available for adoption are listed on our website. Once your application is approved, you can call us to schedule your appointment. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the pet you are interested in will be available by the time of your appointment. 
  • All potential adopters must have an approved application to make an adoption appointment.
  • Once your application is approved, you can call to schedule an adoption appointment.
  • When you get here, call to let us know you are here. Everyone is required to wear a mask for appointments. Some members of our team are not vaccinated and we want to make sure that everyone feels safe.
  • We will walk you through to see the dogs during your appointment time and you will have the opportunity to meet the dog(s) you are interested in prior to adoption. 
  • Cat adoption appointments will now be able to come inside and visit the cats for 15 minutes. All visitors must wear a mask. Our adoptions team is very knowledgable about all the pets in our care and will work with you to match you with a cat that is perfect for you and your family!

Volunteers:

We are now allowing experienced volunteers with over 50 hours of service to come in. Cat volunteering will resume on a scheduled basis with the understanding that adoption appointments will be the priority. 
  • Call or text us when you are here so that we can sign you in or sign in through your phone.
  • You must wear a mask while indoors.
  • The white boards are moved outside.
  • Please bring your own leashes. 
  • Be extra careful while walking.

Donations:

We are incredibly thankful to everyone that is bringing us donations! Please leave donations in the bin outside of the front door. If you need a receipt, please email info@pawscrossedny.org
  • Any monetary donation can be made online - or via phone: 914-372-7878 - THANK YOU!

How to prepare for your pet’s care in case you get sick:

  • Find a trusted person to care for your pet(s) if members of your household become ill or are hospitalized. 

  • Make sure your pets all have proper identification. Ensure microchip information is up to date in case you and your pet are separated. 

  • Ensure all vaccinations are current. 

  • Keep a crate, food and extra supplies on hand. Click here for Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit.

  • Document all medications with dosages and administering instructions.

  • Print out these cards to put on your doors/windows to alert responders that you have pet(s) in your home needing assistance in case of emergency.

How to protect your pets if you are sick:

  • If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed), you should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. This can help ensure both you and your animals stay healthy.

  • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. Avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. For more information visit: What to Do if You are Sick.

If you are hospitalized, where your pet can stay:

  • Create a plan for your pet now, just in case you face illness or another emergency. Reach out to family, friends, your regular pet sitter and neighbors to see who can temporarily care for your pet if you are hospitalized. Research doggy daycare centers, kennels and vet offices that provide overnight and extended care and have their contact information handy in case of an emergency.

  • Pact for Animals is a great resource that matches you up with a foster home looking to help if you are hospitalized or on military leave: https://pactforanimals.org/

  • Have pet preparedness kits ready for all animals in your family. They should include information about each animal, updated vet records, medications, and food. Be sure everyone in your household can locate these kits.