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Visit Marley's work-out page at Albany Cross Fit, or visit them at 444 Sand Creek Road

Dr. Marie's veterinary advice site

Dog & Puppy Training Get information on Training, Care and other aspects of Dog Ownership for all breeds of Dogs

Do you have an open mind and care to look at the truth about bully breeds (pit bulls included)? - click on the picture below, or here

Video: A pit bull rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting stable finds a new life in California.


Welcome To Our Dog Rescue

Please see the directions to our new location!!!

Featured Dog(s)

Louie and JoJo

And I'm JoJo. I am a male Boxer mix (possibly with some German Shepard in me). I was found as a stray. I am approximately 1 year old and weigh a little over 60 lbs. I am a happy dog that loves everyone and loves any attention I can get. I am a great talker. I am good with most other dogs. I am a big puppy that likes to go for car rides and run. I also like my down time to just lounge on the couch and chew my toys. I am crate trained. I have learned "sit" and "wait" for my meals and I am ready to learn more.


To see all the Homeward Bound Dogs go to Petfinder.com.

We are currently NOT processing applications for those outside of the Capital District area.

Homeward Bound is a not for profit volunteer organization. We are not a shelter and we do not have a facility - all the dogs in our program live in foster homes.  We take our dogs into our homes and care for them as if they were our own until they go to their forever homes. The time we spend with them helps us to learn more about them, which allows us to be able to provide applicants with an accurate assessment and the dog’s individual strengths and needs.

Please also take a few minutes to read the adoption information and to fill out the entire application – especially your vet information for all your animals. This will make the adoption process much quicker and easier for both you and us. And please remember to call your vet to release information to us too.

Please understand that our mission is to promote lifelong happiness for our dogs and their adoptive families so please be patient but feel free to email us if you have not heard from us in a few days.  (Contact us here)

We are all volunteers and a very special and dedicated volunteer will be assigned to your application. We can not, however, process incomplete applications so please take a few minutes to give us proper information especially your vet(s) names and phone numbers for all your animals. This will make the adoption process much quicker and easier for both you and us.

We rescue dogs that have been turned over to shelters, surrendered to us through our surrender program and rescued from puppy mills. Homeward Bound dogs live in a foster home until they are ready to move into your home. They eat, sleep and live with us and that way we have a better understanding of who they are. This foster arrangement allows the dogs to learn to live in a home, which gives us the opportunity to match families up with our dogs so a home really is forever! All of our dogs are up to date on shots and have seen a vet. We make every effort to have our dogs and puppies spayed/neutered prior to placement. In the rare event that this is not possible, the adopter will be responsible to have this procedure done before the dog reaches seven months of age. All Homeward Bound Dogs must be spayed/neutered and receive regular veterinary care for the life of the dog, and we also require that the animals that you currently have in your home have also been spayed/neutered with a history of regular veterinary care.

Everyone is very welcome to come to our clinics, and this is where we will be best able to show you all of our dogs. If you find a dog you must meet, first you should check out our Adoption Information page, then fill out an application. We should contact you within 5-7 days, but if you don't hear from us, feel free to contact us (Contact Us) to check in.

We are currently NOT processing applications for those outside of the Capital District area. If you are not within 40 miles of the Albany airport please respect our desire to work within the area we have defined, as our time and resources are limited and every dog adoption requires a home visit be performed by a HBDR volunteer. This a distance we decided upon and if you disagree with our definition for out-of-the-area, please feel free to look for a dog in your community.

Our Wish List: Homeward Bound is a Non-Profit Organization and we accept monetary donations. We can also use the following items: Blankets, Towels, Kennels, Carriers, Bleach, Natures Miracle, Stamps, Paper and Office Supplies, Gas Cards. If you would like to make a donation please contact us at 518.424.1738 or email. With your help, we can rescue and find new homes for even more dogs in the future.
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of New York, LLC.
P.O. Box 5782
Albany, NY 12205

Adoption Clinics:
Saturdays, 10:00-1:00

202 Front St.

(our entrance is really on John St.)
Schenectady, NY 12105

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