Our Mission Is..

To rescue and place homeless companion animals in loving homes, and to provide assistance and education regarding companion animals to current, prospective and new owners as well as to the general public.


Services We Provide

  • Public Education
  • Pet Rescue, Fostering and Placement
  • Pet Adoption Clinics
  • Applicant Screening
  • Post-Placement Support

Meeting the Pets

CAPP has no central shelter location and our pets are in foster homes, so they can only be seen at pet adoption clinics or by appointment to approved applicants.

General Adoption Guidelines

There is an application and screening process, as well as a non-refundable fee, associated with the adoption of a CAPP pet. Since many CAPP pets have a history of neglect or abuse, or have been casually discarded by a former owner, our thorough screening process helps to ensure that they are placed in appropriate, permanent homes. To meet some of our pets, come and talk to our volunteers at CAPP pet adoption clinics. However, anyone interested in adopting a CAPP pet must complete and submit our Pet Adoption Application before we can begin the screening process. Learn more about our adoption program.

Helping Homeless Pets

To help homeless pets, please consider volunteering. Foster homes are always needed, as well as help socializing some of the new pets, and we welcome assistance at pet adoption clinics and fundraisers, too. Stop by a pet adoption clinic to meet us and discuss how to help, or fill out and submit our Volunteer and CAPP Pet (Non-Adopter) Foster Application.

Download the Volunteer/Foster Application

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CAPP Foster Application PDF          CAPP Foster Application Word Document

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Return to us by email, fax, mail or at a CAPP pet adoption clinic or other CAPP event.

If you cannot volunteer, a contribution is always appreciated and is tax deductible as allowed by law.* When considering gifts for birthdays, holidays and other special events, you can honor friends and loved ones with a tax-deductible donation to CAPP through our Honorary Gift program.

We have no paid staff, so all donations directly support the animals in our care. People often contribute in memory of a beloved pet, and some companies have matching donor programs that can double the effectiveness of a contribution. In addition, CAPP is a member of the Capital Region State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA), #50-00110; the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), #55387; and the GE Foundation’s Matching Gifts Program, #2764798.

*A copy of CAPP’s latest annual report may be obtained upon request from CAPP or the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.