1) What is Animal Haven?
Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.  Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan . We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people. Animal Haven is a 501 (c) 3 organization.

2) Where is Animal Haven located?
We are located at 200 Centre Street at the corner of Hester.

3) What are the closest subways?
You may take the 4, 5, or 6 to SPRING Street, the N, R, Q, W to CANAL or the B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette.

4) What are your hours?
We are open Tuesday-Sunday from 12pm-7pm. We are closed on Monday.

5) What is your adoption process?
When you meet an animal you like, you will fill out an application. We ask for a personal reference, (this can be a family member, friend, employer) that can attest to your ability to care for a pet. For dog adopters, we ask for your building information to make sure you are allowed to have dogs in your apartment. This information can be in the form of a lease, phone number of a leasing office, landlord, super or property website. If you currently have a pet, we ask for your vet’s information.

If you are looking to adopt a dog, we ask that all members of the household be present to meet the dog (or will be able to come down to meet the dog at some point). This includes other dogs in the household. We want the dogs’ first meeting to be in the safety of the shelter with our staff present.

Cat adoptions are usually same day.  Dogs may take a few days.

6) Are there fees to adopt?

Yes. Adoption Fees are:

  • $175 per cat
  • $200 per kitten or $300 per pair (Why Two Kittens Are Better Than One)
  • $295 per dog (includes collar and leash)
  • $395 per dog under 1 year (includes collar and leash)
  • $450 per puppy 4 months and under (includes collar and leash)
  • $50 per Guinea Pig (Social Behavior of Guinea Pigs)Fee covers spay/neuter, vaccines, and microchip.

7) How do I volunteer?
Please visit the volunteer section of our website.

8) How do I relinquish a dog or cat?
Please visit the Contact Us section of our website to send a message to our Intake Department.

9) Do you take donations of sheets, blankets, bowls, food, etc?
Yes we do. The only things we cannot use are open bags of food, open/expired medication, pillows, large comforters or anything with down filing.  Anything else you’d like to donate you many bring in during any of our shelter hours. Another great way to donate much needed supplies is though our Amazon.com wish list.

10) Is Animal Haven a “no-kill” shelter?
Animal Haven will never euthanize for space or time. Adoptable animals will stay in our care for as long as it takes to get them adopted or placed in a more suitable rescue or foster situation.

11) Can I bring students to Animal Haven for a school trip?
Due to the fact that we are such a small shelter with limited time and resources, we ask school groups to make a tax-deductible donation of $100 (or the equivalent in supplies). If you would like to organize a school trip, please Contact Us to set-up a visit.  


If you have a question that is not addressed here, please Contact Us for me information.

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