The shelter has REOPENED to visitors and adoptions* between 12 and 4 daily BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
as to limit the number of people in the building at one time.
If you are interested in any of our shelter residents – please complete our adoption application found here
on our website under FORMS and DOWNLOADS.
COMPLETE and FAX to 845-987-8995
or via email to
We are ALSO seeking volunteers to help us clean and feed the cats in the mornings and walk some of our dogs in the afternoon.
If interested, please call ahead to set up a day and time 845-986-2473


Donations of supplies listed on our Wish List 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 continuing Safe Sanitary Protocols.

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.