Our Shelter is open by appointment only to Pre Approved applications. Upon approval we will contact the adoptee to schedule an appointment.

We Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.

Warwick Valley Humane Society is adhering to established shelter protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic  and is closed to visitors and volunteers and suspending the intake of healthy stray cats and surrendered pets. 

Only donations of supplies listed on our Wish List can be accepted by appointment and are greatly appreciated. Monetary contributions are also needed to help us care for our homeless pets and may sent to P.O. Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990 or through the Paypal button below.

Everyone is asked to please use the hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting.   Thank you for cooperating during this difficult time we are all experiencing.

WVHS The Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc. (WVHS) is a not for profit corporation of the State of New York. Founded in 1954, we have operated the Warwick Animal Shelter since 1968.  We are the second oldest humane society in Orange County.

The WVHS provides Animal Control Services via contracts with the Towns of Warwick and Chester. Warwick is a 104 square mile town in Southern Orange County that includes the villages of Florida, Greenwood Lake and Pine Island. The town of Chester includes the well known craft village of Sugar Loaf. We contract with the town of Tuxedo as an impound facility.

We admit approximately 500 animals including, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs etc. Our return to owner and adoption rates are 91% for dogs and 85% for cats.


Warwick Valley Humane Society is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community and beyond by protecting all animals and keeping lost and homeless pets safe and happily sheltered until being reunited or adopted.  We advocate for compassion, respect, humane treatment and responsibility for all animals, and promoting spaying and neutering through education and programs.

Our core values as a humane society are rooted in our passion for animal C.A.R.E.

Compassion and Kindness: We believe that all animals are deserving and worthy of compassion and kindness.

Advocacy and Education:  We believe that a community benefits from advocacy for animal welfare and that education is a critical component of creating a humane world.

Respect and Protect the Lives of Animals:  We believe in protecting and respecting the five freedoms of animals which are:

  1. The right to be free from hunger and thirst
  2. The right to be free from fear and distress
  3. The right to be free from physical and thermal discomfort
  4. The right to be free from pain, injury and disease
  5. The right to be free to express normal patterns of behavior

Excellence and Innovation:  We believe in striving for the highest level in animal care through innovative and creative action.