Stray Haven 

Tioga County NY Dog Control Officers (DCO/Dog Catchers):

Barton DCO: Chris Spaulding, Phone: 607.738.1718   
Berkshire DCO: Ron Raab, Phone: 607.426.4567
Candor DCO: Gail Zamoiski, Phone: 607.659.3871
Newark Valley DCO: Denise Liske, Phone: 607.642.3287
Owego DCO: Kyle Flemming, Phone: 607.687.0123
Richford DCO: Ron Raab, Phone: 607.426.4567
Spencer DCO: Rob Frye, Phone: 607.215.6327
Tioga DCO: Phyllis Van Vleit, Phone: 607.687.1428
Waverly (Village) DCO: Chris Spaulding, Phone: 607.738.1718   

For other dog control contact info in Tioga County:
Phone: 607.687.1010  Tioga County Sherriff

In case of Emergency, dial 911

Meet our Adoptable animals

owner turn-ins

If you can no longer care for your pet, Stray Haven may be able to accept your animal for a fee. Call for an appointment and details. Please call the shelter before you bring us animals. 607-565-2859  


Adoption Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm,

Wednesdays 9:00am - 7:00pm,

Fridays & Saturdays 9:00am - 4:00pm

Visit the shelter during our open hours to meet any of our available adoptable pets! Ask at the Front Desk to have Shelter Staff bring the dog you would like to adopt to the Meet & Greet Area. Kittens and Cats are open for viewing and adoption during regular office hours. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing for the adoption process.

Choosing a shelter pet

Selecting the right pet for your home is an important decision to make together with all of the people who will care for the animal.

Adoption services

adoption Fees

The adoption fee to take home you new fur-ever friend includes important vet care, spay or neuter services and helps to keep our shelter open.

Dog adoption fee: $155

Includes rabies vaccine, DHLPP (adults) or DHPP (puppies) vaccine, deworming and spay/neuter at our clinic. 

Dog Licence fee for your township must also be paid and is not included in the fee.

Cat adoption fee: $75

Includes rabies and FVRCP vaccines, feline leukemia testing, deworming and spay/neuter at our clinic.

Your 1st vet visit is free at our participating vet clinics for all adopted pets.

Making the decision to adopt a shelter pet is more than the adoption fee.

 Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA's is committed to finding the right home for every shelter animal in our care. Rehoming our shelter animals is such a rewarding job, and we take it seriously.  Stop by the Shelter to meet our adoptable dogs & cats!

The dog kennel area is limited to staff only, as people walking through can create stress for those dogs that are not picked. Our staff will bring the dog you want to meet to our Happy Tails area where you can decide if it's love at first sight.

At Stray Haven, over 300 animals are adopted every year. Animals are brought to the shelter from dog control (stray dogs) and from the public (owner relinquish or strays). We scan all new arrivals for microchips to try to reunite lost animals with their owners. Dogs are temperament tested prior to adoption. Adjusting a shelter animal to a new home takes time and patience, but if it doesn't work out, come back to the shelter so that we can help. Our pets are listed below and on Petfinder does not support Internet Explorer browser. We recommend Chrome or Firefox for best viewing! We are having some issues with the photos loading in petfinder so you can also use the link below to see our pets!

Humane Society & SPCA, Inc.