Stray Haven 

Humane Society & SPCA, Inc.

services we offer

Obedience Classes

Completing the 8-week obedience class at Stray Haven will strengthen the bond between you and your dog! Call (607) 565-2859 to sign-up for the next session. This affordable, praise-based programs helps with socializing and teaching basic commands to adult dogs and puppies. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2015 session that is scheduled to start in April, 2015. Click the button below to view the Dog Obedience Information Letter and Spring Class Application Form.

Pet therapy

Stray Haven volunteers bring shelter animals to local nursing homes to provide Pet Therapy, benefiting both the people & animals involved.

VET CLINIC & Spay/Neuter

Protecting yourself and your pet from harmful diseases is crucial. Make sure you get routine shots and well visits.  Call the shelter at (607) 565-2859 to schedule an appointment.  Microchipping your pet can help get them home if they become lost. Call and ask about our Low Income Spay & Neuter Services

Caring for shelter animals isn't easy, but it's worth it!


Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA's mission is to ensure the protection of animals through education and service. 

The team at Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA are passionate about animals and love their jobs because they can give the shelter dogs, cats and other small companion animals the best care possible while they are waiting for their fur-ever home. 

Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA

about our SHELTER

Stray Haven ShELter Location

194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY


From Rt. 17 East, take exit 61 (Waverly/Sayre). Turn Left off of the ramp. At the 2nd stop sign, turn Right onto Rt. 17C/Chemung St. Continue on 17C approx. 3 miles out of town. Turn Right onto Shepard Road, go underneath 2 overrpasses and the entrance to Stray Haven is the immediate left.

From Rt. 17 West (I-86), take exit 62 (Nichols) and turn Right off of the ramp. Turn Left at the stop sign onto 17C. Continue on 17C for approx. 8 miles. Turn Left onto Shepard Road and proceed under 2 overpasses to the entrance on your immediate left. Look for our Sign!

Stray Haven is a small, not-for-profit shelter organization serving all of Tioga County, NY and our neighboring counties. We receive no operational funding from the state or county level or other charitable agencies and rely totally on adoptions and our very generous donors to keep our doors open. Stray haven was founded over 40 years ago by a woman named Elaine Forkan, who wanted to provide a shelter for lost and unwanted animals to be taken care of until they found new homes. Our facility began with a donated building in 1967 and with generous donations, we now have an office, small animal clinic and the original kennels which are undergoing updates. Recent donations have allowed us to install a fence around much of the property giving our shelter animals a safe place to exercise. We continue to raise funds to keep our buildings safe and secure for years to come. Today we offer many services, including pet adoptions, spay/neuter programs, dog obedience classes, pet therapy, cruelty investigations and humane education.

Show your Support!

Stray Haven offers T-shirts, jackets and more for you to show your support for the shelter and send a positive message about animal adoption! Apparel and accessories can be purchased at Stray Haven or at local adoption events. 

Stray Haven T-shirts and More!




T-shirt, Grey, Life is Great S, M, L, XL, 2XL$14
T-shirt, Navy, A pet's Love (Closeout - limited sizes)S, M, L, XL$12
T-shirt, Grey, Logo & Walk-n-WagS, M, L, XL, 2XL$10
T-shirt, Long sleeve, Blue, Cats make it betterS, M, L, XL, 2XL$17
Jacket, Blue, Life is GreatS, M, L, XL$35
Bandanna, Light Blue, Walk-n-Wag printone size$5
Umbrella, Light blue, Life is greatOne size$10