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Jefferson county s.p.c.a

25056 water street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-3260
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User Reviews (644)

  • 1. NOT a fan

    by: Moontidearts

    I am certainly NOT a fan of the Jefferson County SPCA. They were in the top 10 of the last Zootoo contest in 2010, so a committee was coming to inspect the facility. The shelter advertised that they wanted as many people and their pets to come on that day to show support, and since I was in need of a companion for my one cat, since my other had died during the pet food recall, I decided to show my support by adopting on that day. When I saw a cat I thought I liked, I asked to take her out of her cage to hold and play with her a bit. I was told that I could not "because she was being spayed later" that day. In retrospect, that excuse makes no sense at all, but since I adore torti cats, I thought it would be fine to take her even if I didn't get a chance to "try her out". The day I brought her home, after her spay, she was coughing and sneezing. The vet diagnosed her with a feline herpes virus...highly contagious and incurable. My other cat was dead in a week, as his system couldn't handle the virus. I believe they KNEW that their cat room was infected, thus their not allowing people to touch the cats, but with the Zootoo people coming, they didn't want to close their cat room. The responsible thing would have been to close it, which I believe the committee would have found admirable. Next situation...One month ago I adopted a small rat terrier after my 17 year old pug died. I was told no less than five times that if he didn't work out, they would not take him back. I suppose that should have served as a warning to me, but I didn't think to question why they were so adamant about his not being returned. At home I quickly realized that he had kennel cough, but when his cough didn't go away within a week, I took him to the vet, and he was diagnosed with Collapsing Trachea. I've learned that that (expensive) medical problem causes a VERY distinctive cough that sounds nothing like kennel cough, a cough that any vet or kennel worker should easily recognize. I believe they knew he had this condition and just wanted him gone. I now have an athletic breed that is unable to run. He can't have play dates with my families' other dogs, since playing with other dogs gets him excited and causes his cough, a cough that can easily turn dangerous. I have been given medication for him at a cost of $90 a month. In the future, he'll likely require an expensive operation, but in the meantime I have a dog I adore that can't be allowed to actually be a proper dog...no running, no playing...just lounging around, sleeping from the medication, and when the winter comes, he'll not be allowed to go out at all, as the cold air will constrict his trachea even further. There's been a change in those who run this shelter since I adopted my sick cat, and the new people are very quick to talk about how bad the others were, but I see no difference, as this still seems to be a shelter that is more in the business of getting the animals adopted whether sick or not. I get the chance to meet many new people every day, and since my dog comes to work with me, pet discussions often come up, and nearly every week I hear another story of how someone adopted a sick pet from this shelter. I will never adopt from the Jefferson County SPCA again, and I will be making no further donations of my merchandise for their auctions, something that I've loyally done for years. I will find another animal charity, one with integrity, to offer my charitable donations.

    Pros

    clean

    Cons

    Sickly animals

  • 2. they are awsome

    by: izzydixie

    I adopted a cat June 2010 from the jefferson spca. She is the best cat ever she is wounderful with my 4 yr old daughter the people at the spca are awsome they are wounderful people and they take great care of the animals I am going back soon to adopt another animal from them!

    Pros

    great people

    Cons

    none

  • 3. Terrible shelter!

    by: K4canes

    When I first got up here to Fort Drum I decided to adopt a dog! I came to the SPCA and fell in love with a little Shih-tzu! I asked them about what had brought her there and they told me she was brought in by a family that couldn't take care for her any longer and she was about 4-5 years old! I decided to take her home. When I took her to the vet at Fort Drum they told me that not only was she not 4-5 years old she was more around 13-14 years old, she was almost blind, had a terrible rash, and almost all her teeth needed to be removed! I had Daisy for a short 2 years before all the medications and procedures took their tool on her and she had to be put down! These people lied to me about the condition of this poor dog! To top it all off the shelter was dirty with these dogs living in their own waste! The staff was rude and VERY unhelpful! Plus every other shelter I have ever been to they actually do checks on the people that want to adopt from their shelter but not this one! Anyone (including animal abusers) can adopt from them without question! If it weren't for the fact that I believe every animal needs a home I would say don't adopt from these people but that wouldn't be right to these poor animals who I honestly believe suffer more at this shelter!

    Pros

    NONE!!

    Cons

    They lie to get rid of animals!!

  • 4. LOVE YOU GUYS

    by: MadisonMarie23

    I love what you guys are doing here... so many pets are unwanted and they deserve a chance. They need a voice. I would really like to volunteer at your shelter.

    Pros

    Nice Care all around- No kill facility

    Cons

    none that i know of , i guess it's really full

  • 5. What a great place.

    by: jgillette

    My husband and I adopted our newest addition to the family, a shephard mix named Maddie. What a joy. Everyone was so helpful and friendly.

    Pros

    very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    no bones about it

  • 6. FRIEND OF POTSDAM HUMANE SOCIETY

    by: beagleboy88

    As a resident of Canton, NY I was a supporter of the nearby Potsdam Aniumal Shelter but I have several friends that have adopted pets from the Jefferson County SPCA and they had very high praise to say about the care the staff there provided for the animals left in their care and also for the professional manner in which they conducted them in dealing with the potential adoptive families. Before they were allowed to adopt the pet they questioned thoroughly by the staff regarding hoe the pet would be taken care of and the safety of the area for the pet when they were outside of the house, etc. I understand that in some cases they woula turn down a possible adoption if they felt the adoptive family were not going to provide a good, caring home for the animal and the odds were high that the animal might bereturned to the shelter (or simply dropped off out in the country) etc. I am sure many of these people would have nothing good to say about the shelter, but I think this is part of the responsibility the a professional shelter should consider before letting an animal go into a home just to reduce the population in the shelter. For these reasons I decided to support the Jefferson County SPCA in the final phase (after the Potsdam Humane Society finished out of the top 10). I'm sorry that both of these shelters didn't finish higher but considering they are located about 75 miles apart and competing with each other I consider it to be a minor miracle that they did as well as they did. Especially, considering that the area of New York State where these shelters are located is large in area but sparsely populated. Hopefully, next year we can do even better.

    Pros

    GREAT REPUTATION FROM RECENT ADOPTERS

    Cons

    DON'T KNOW OF ANY EXCEPT LIMITED SIZE OF FACILITY

  • 7. Well Deserved

    by: dmarra

    Linda Miles and her staff truly care about the animals in their shelter. They deserve this make-over. My family has adopted a dog and cat from this shelter and we absolutely love our animals.

    Pros

    Truly care about these animals

    Cons

    They need more room

  • 8. All animals

    by: honeydew13603

    i have to say we have been adopting animals from the s.p.c.a ever since i was a young girl . as a young girl i can remember the shelter the same way . this shelter needs help for the animals. help us get the million dollar make over . so the animals have a great life as long as their there at the shelter.

    Pros

    they love the needy animals when know know else will

    Cons

    they need more space to help more animals

  • 9. I love the SPCA

    by: Ultraviolet

    I am proud to volunteer at the SPCA, and I pray that they win the million dollars. After the Fort Drum shelter closed down we've been getting so many new dogs and cats, it's impossible to keep them all in our small shelter. The staff is kind and amazing, (And fun!) the animals are sweet and impossible to not get attached to, and it's an all around great place.

    Pros

    Kind Staff, Good Service,

    Cons

    Not enough room,

  • 10. watertown spca

    by: jordanp

    i love watertown spca, the staff is so caring..when i bring my child there to lok at the pets they are just so full of love..to all the staff and owner of spca we love you,your great... and out of all the shelters i have been to .i have o say right when you walk in the door your your shelter you feel good with all the great additudes....

    Pros

    watertown spca

    Cons

    shleters that kill there animals

  • 11. Amazing!

    by: kelsylove

    I bought 4 kitties from this place and they are all amazing! i plan to buy a bunny and a puppy sometime. :]

    Pros

    Get your animals at a resonable price!

    Cons

    Nothing!!!!

  • 12. the best around

    by: racerchick0585

    my parents and i got Jazzy our orange tornado as theyre called back around halloween 2008. she was skiddish but after working with her for a few days she was the best lovable and playful cat i've ever seen. the staff was wicked nice when i came in and i couldnt have asked for better service. ive lived in the north country for 23 years of my life and the watertown spca definetely deserves the money. many kudos to you guys.

    Pros

    staff was very friendly

    Cons

    nothing that i could see

  • 13. A true blessing in our midst

    by: elprosser

    Next week my husband and I will be visiting the Jefferson county shelter to adopt a new kitten into our home. Linda and her staff are available to our community and the community of Fort Drum wherever and whenever they can be. The facility is limited in the number of animals they can provide shelter for and they deserve to be rewarded for the many years of service and loving care they have provided. This shelter is truly a blessing in our midst. Their dedication is exceptional and they deserve to win this shelter contest. Our entire area will benefit.

    Pros

    service above and beyond normal

    Cons

    not enough room to do all that would like to do!

  • 14. Love Them

    by: Jerica11

    <3 them <3 them <3 them

    Pros

    great people.. great pets

    Cons

    really need this makeover!!!

  • 15. We love Linda Miles and her staff!

    by: LinnieJean

    We adopted Will 10 years ago from the SPCA. Our Maggie had died 2 weeks before, and Linda had called us and said, We just got an English Springer in who is only 6 months old and really needs you. My husband and I went over and sure enough, Will was waiting for us! These are the most caring people I've ever had the privelege of knowing. They are good hearts.. and love their job. Linda eats, sleeps and breathes SPCA and certainly will have a VERY HIGH place in heaven when that time comes. We love them.. we hope you will too! Lin and Pat Fields and of course Will, Coco and Jayme

    Pros

    They don't kill animals! They just love them!

    Cons

    They REALLY need to expand!

  • 16. AMAZING!!!!!!

    by: lilymama456

    The spca is the only one in this area. They are very knowledgable people esspecially Linda Miles. She has done so much for the shelter to make it what it is today she is a wonderful lady. The staff is awesome too. If I didn't already have 5 pets and wanted another I would def go there. They deserve the make over more then anyone!!!!!

    Pros

    Very Nice people

    Cons

    none

  • 17. Great Job!!!

    by: crazycat2

    We adopted a "not easily adoptable" cat in March fromthe Jefferson County SPCA. She is very cute, sometimes likes to act like a dog (fetch and chase things) The partnerships they have with the community are amazing. The volunteers and staff are wonderful.

    Pros

    Great staff and volunteers

    Cons

    Really need more space

  • 18. Chyna and Silver

    by: ChynaMom

    I adopted a dog, Chyna, and a cat, Silver, from the SPCA. Everyone was very polite and helpful. When I wanted togo back and adopt a cat I wasn't sure how my dog would react to one so they let me bring her in and see how she respondd with the cats. Thankfully she was a very good girl and we brought Silver home the same day. This SPCA is all about helping place these animals in good, safe homes. I would definitely adopt from them again!

    Pros

    The staff are very fiendly and have the animals best interests in mind.

    Cons

    none

  • 19. New York State's Best ZooToo Candidate

    by: Kasiakatz

    Linda goes way out and beyond to help her shelter receive help for orphaned and abandoned animals. She is a very compassionate person as are the members of her staff. If I were a cat or dog that got dumped by the wayside, I would want to be one of Jefferson County SPCA's new temporary residents because I know the staff would find me a loving forever home. The SPCA has a wonderful vet service housed right side of their building. Dr. Andre Charlebois and his vet techs are a very special, knowledgeable group and a great asset to the SPCA.

    Pros

    Linda Miles and staff are the best!

    Cons

    This SPCA needs more space and remodeling.

  • 20. Kadi gets a new name and home

    by: KayasMommy

    I adopted Kadi she was at the Jefferson County SPCA, you can see her in the video that they show, she is black&white. She now goes by Kaya!! We love her she is such a sweet dog i couldn't be more happy about having her in my family!! Thank you Jefferson County S.P.C.A for the time and love you gave my dog. Now its your turn to get some love, Hope you WIN the 1 Million Makeover!!!

    Pros

    Great Staff that care about their work for the aniamls

    Cons

    needs to be bigger for more room and happiness for all the aniamls that are waiting for a new home

  • 21. A great place to find your next best friend!

    by: darbydoo

    We have been visiting the SPCA since the early 1980's and have watched the number of pets and services they offer increase throughout the years. The early age spay/neuter program is such a lifesaver in itself - thank you to the Veterinarians that participate in that program. My hope is that win or lose the shelter makeover, word gets out and the community gets involved. Sponsor a pet, foster pets, walk the dogs, spend time with the cats and small animals... Our community needs to support the SPCA and recognize them for all that they do to educate and put the well being of the animal first and foremost. The rules were made just for that reason, to protect the animals. It is not for "fun" that they cannot adopt a needy animal to a home that doesn't meet the criteria. They are looking for lifelong, forever homes for the pets. I will continue to support the SPCA and hope the rest of the Watertown area and beyond will stop in and take a look. Your new best friend might be on the other side of that kennel/crate door...

    Pros

    Easy to find, on the petfinder network, in phone book

    Cons

    Outdated facility, needs more staffing

  • 22. Great Shelter and great staff

    by: mh12345

    Jefferson Co SPCA is a great shelter. The staff really cares about the animals. I've gotten several cats from them. They desperately need more space for the critters. As most of you know, the kennels are almost always filled to capacity. This shelter is definately an asset to our community!

    Pros

    very helpfull and considerate

    Cons

    desperately needs more space

  • 23. Jefferson County S.P.C.A deserves million dollar make over

    by: vkrew

    I think that linda miles and her staff do a good job taking care of all thoses animals. I think she deserves the 1 million dollar make over

    Pros

    Very dedicated staff

    Cons

    too small for all thoses animals

  • 24. SPCA

    by: hwilmarth

    My husband and I went here to look for a dog to adopt, we didn't find one, but we had fun looking at them. A lot of them were on hold, but all were super cute.

    Pros

    A lot of volunteers with someone around every corner to help.

    Cons

    Needs a makeover!

  • 25. Friendly People

    by: rphillips0174

    When my family and I went in to consider adopting a pet, the staff was kind and offered many suggestions that would be appropriate for our family. Thanks SPCA!!

    Pros

    everyone was extremely friendly and knowledgeable

    Cons

    none

  • 26. It Rocks out the top 10

    by: cooperssis08

    This shelter is awesome!!! In their NO Kill policy is fair. Everything is the best, and its neat and so tidy. They give their pets toys, and stuff to play with. It Rocks!!! It deserves to win!!! :)

    Pros

    awesome

    Cons

    awesome

  • 27. Thanks!

    by: Kathiea55

    We adopted Tucker from this SPCA. He is a perfect little guy, very loving and protective. We need to work together and help our animals.

    Pros

    Devoted to the animals

    Cons

    With so many it is difficult to choose

  • 28. Concerned citizen

    by: cseery

    i am so proud of this shelter

    Pros

    helped a lot of animals

    Cons

    not enough space to take in the incoming animals

  • 29. What a great place!

    by: dolli32811

    I have adopted a dalmation from the shelter and we just feel in love the minute we saw him. Linda and her staff does the most amazing job with these animals and they just deserve to have enough room to continue doing the great things they do.

    Pros

    the animals are so cared for

    Cons

    they don't have enough room

  • 30. Great Shelter!

    by: ritabintz

    Great Shelter!! We need this makeover!

    Pros

    Everything!

    Cons

    Nothing!

  • 31. they are amazing

    by: cmitch

    the jeferson SPCA is an amazing place i get all of my dogs and cats there and the staff is amazing and kind and wonderful the dogs and cats and othr animals are al ays so happy and its verry clean they need this make over very much because more and more strays aare showing up

    Pros

    kindness clean and just all around great

    Cons

    none

  • 32. Great place to find your next best friend!

    by: jkseery

    My family gets all of our furry family members here.

    Pros

    Staff gives great advice.

    Cons

    None.

  • 33. Great Shelter

    by: Fenixsg

    This shelter is awesome. There is a large military population here, and they can't always keep their pets. This shelter is always there to help.

    Pros

    amazing staff

    Cons

    none

  • 34. Some Problems

    by: jlawlor1

    I got a dog from the SPCA that I still have and enjoy and love dearly. Problem I have is that When I got her she had been spaded, but there were problems related to the surgery. After the initial spading surgery, things seemed fine, but a hernia developed from the spading within a week,and our Vet had to repair the original surgery. She is deadly scared of water hoses. Were the kennels hosed down with the puppies inside??? We were told that we could not interact with the animals prior to adoption because of risk of infection to the animals????????? This was Six years ago, and hopefully things have changed. I support the SPCA , but I want to make sure that the people working there support and love animals as much as We do!

    Pros

    SPCA is needed.

    Cons

    one problem

  • 35. OUR PETS NEED THIS MAKE OVER

    by: lilmisswounderfull

    I JUST RECENTLY BROUGHT MY SON IN TO THEY JEFFERSON SPCA, I HAVE TO SAY EVERY TIME I HAVE WENT THERE. THERE STAFF WAS SUPER NICE. THERE SHELTER WAS VERY CLEAN IF I HAD TO PICK A SHELTER TO GET A MAKE OVER IT WOULD BE THIS ONE, THEY PUT SO MUCH TIME AND EFFORT INTO THEY ANIMALS AND THEY PLACE THEY HAVE COME TO LOVE IS JUST TO SMALL FOR THE BIG HEARTED STAFF THAT IS ALWAYS LOOKING TO HELP ANOTHER ANIMAL.

    Pros

    JEFFERSON CONTY SPCA

    Cons

    ALL THE PEOPLE OUT THERE LOOKIN TO GET RID OF THERE PET FOR A SIMPLE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL

  • 36. Honor our Military who love pets

    by: remission

    This shelter is near to a military base and helps those who are in need when they cannot keep their pets. The Buffalo News just had an article about a wonderful soldier who adopted two dogs that were mascots for his unit in Afghanistan...Bear and Hutch arrived in the USA and at his home just this past week....what a great thing for our troops to be able to do..if we can get this shelter the help it needs, perhaps we can offer other soldiers the kind of service that they provide for us...safety and protection from a cruel world. Go for the gold, Watertown!

    Pros

    Near Ft. Drum, a facility that is home to our soldiers

    Cons

    Not able to take in all the pets that need help

  • 37. Every pet I have I have got from the Jefferson County SPCA

    by: ebersmom

    How can you not support a place that takes such good care of your friends!

    Pros

    They have blessed me with a lifetime of friends

    Cons

    Abolutely none

  • 38. how great this place is!!

    by: billygirl

    Laast year I adopted my dog! He and his brothers and sisters were found in a box on the side of the road at a rest stop on highway 81. The Jefferson County SPCA took them in, cleaned them up, fixed them, and adopted them out! They have a vet that comes in all the time to care for the animals. I have lived in Watertown NY all my life and vollenteered at the SPCA on numerous occations, I go to most of thier charity functions. They do thier part for our community and now its time for us to do our part for them VOTE, it only takes a min out of our busy scheduals to help the animals in need!

    Pros

    affordable adoption fee, does not terminate, helps controle the pet population!

    Cons

    TOO SMALL

  • 39. love this place

    by: stephF

    I have lived in watertown all my life and have had the oppertunity to work there as a volenteer. I have seen the strugles that the management has had to over come in the past and think she (Linda) is doing an excellent job! I recently moved away from the area, but my dog was purchased there and couldn't ask for a better dog! The staff is caring of the animals and the costumers and tries their hardest to make good matches. They spay and neuter every animal that passes through their doors; doing their part to help controle the pet population. Now, with Fort Drum expanding and more people moving in and out of the area the demand for a larger facility is a must. HELP THEM,HELP YOU!

    Pros

    wide variety of animals, Always full

    Cons

    not enough room for the demands of the shelter

  • 40. Jeff. County SPCA - Great Place

    by: bbklavan

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a great place to adopt a pet. What more can be said? Lot's more, but not enough room to express my admiration for the individuals that work there and expecially for Linda.

    Pros

    Warm

    Cons

    none

  • 41. The Jefferson County SPCA deserves this!!!

    by: emt265602

    My whole family has ALWAYS adopted thier dogs from the SPCA. Everyone there loves what they are doing and do the very best they can. They dont give up on "trouble" animals. The two dogs on my profile were both very skittish and aggressive in the kennel but once you get the dogs home they really shine. I believe dogs from shelters end up more grateful of thier new family. They really need this makeover to add on to the building so that they no longer need to turn away any animal due to lack of space. Even if they dont make it to #1 any kind of support will help thier efforts!

    Pros

    Everyone there loves what they do

    Cons

    They need more room to help more animals!

  • 42. The Best Shelter

    by: HopeVB44

    I've adopted two cats from this shelter, named Midnight and Lila. They have the most knowlegable and caring staff you will ever find, and this summer I'm going to become one of them. They deserve the Shelter Makeover more than anyone else in the world, and I plan to help and back them up in any way, giving one-hundred percent. We can do it!

    Pros

    No-kill policy, best staff ever, best veteranary knowlege, the most loving and kindness towards animals.

    Cons

    Absolutely None!

  • 43. Cast your 10 votes TODAY!!

    by: AlishaReed

    The Jefferson County S.P.C.A. really deserves this makeover! Registering to vote only takes a minute and you'll be making a world of difference in the live's of many animals. Vote up to TEN times per day. :)

    Pros

    The Jefferson County S.P.C.A. has an incredible and caring staff.

    Cons

    Their shelter needs a makeover!

  • 44. Fabulous dedication

    by: hildefer

    Great place with caring staff

    Pros

    Staff knowledge

    Cons

    none

  • 45. Jefferson County SPCA - The best!

    by: gem3north

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a very important part of the community here. It is the only no-kill shelter around and always handles the "tough calls" for animal abuse investigation and rescue with skill, professionalism and heart! Every animal is given a clean, safe home. They don't just take them in and feed them, they work with the animals to help overcome their fear and socialize them. They work hard to make sure the animals go to good homes and fit with their new owners!

    Pros

    Very caring staff!

    Cons

    Need more space.

  • 46. JeffCo SPCA is a great asset to our community...

    by: eric126

    Our two cats came from our SPCA. Veronica was rescued; when she came in at about four years old, she weighed four pounds. We got her at a hale and hearty eleven pounds - the most beautiful muted calico. Puck we got as a kitten - he's our puppy cat, greeting us at the door with a "Hey, how's it going, pet me.... ." The Jefferson County SPCA is and has been an indispensable asset to our community. The director, Linda Miles, is on our predominant local news channel's morning show every Monday, reaching a large part of the population with SPCA news, planned events, and details of the goings-on at the SPCA. She also brings a couple of animals to show off for the cameras. An important point about this - she doesn't just bring the puppies and kittens for the cute factor. She just as often shows off adult dogs and cats to reinforce the point that it's much more than "picking from the litter" at the SPCA. The Jefferson County SPCA has a partnership with a local veterinarian who operates a mobile clinic out of a large RV which is parked at the shelter almost every day. They provides the highest standard of veterinary care for the residents of the shelter and for the animals who have been adopted. Our SPCA is often in the news as the go-to facility for animal rescues. We have had our fair share of "cat houses" here in Northern New York, and the SPCA is always front and center for recovered animals, often pushing the limits of their capacity. Along those same lines, we are located next to a large military base, Fort Drum. With all the comings and goings of military families, and the changing regulations for pet ownership in on-base housing, abandonment is an issue here. The Jefferson County SPCA handles a number of these cases. Any community would be proud to have a shelter as clean, caring and well-established as the Jefferson County SPCA. Our family will return time and again, whenever we're looking for a new friend to share our home with.

    Pros

    Smart, caring staff, high standards; the JeffCo SPCA has a great relationship with the larger community.

    Cons

    They could use larger facilities to handle the occasional surge in abandonments we see here.

  • 47. The love of Pets

    by: bawlnchain2

    Linda Miles does a wonderful job with the area she has to work with. She is constantly working to put together fund raisers and to promote the well being of animals. Her staff is dedicated to the health and safety of all animals and education of the people addopting their new family pet. I enjoy going to S.P.C.A. it is always clean and the animals are in good condition.

    Pros

    The Staff is very loving and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    The Shelter needs more space for the work it does in the community.

  • 48. Great pets

    by: Petluver76

    wonderful shelter. It's only small:(

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    Small

  • 49. Awesome Shelter Worthy of Win!

    by: ajr96

    Everyone in the shelter always has a polite attitude. They are friendly towards the animals and seem to know a lot about the animals personalities, which shows that they care. The shelter is also very clean. The only bad thing about this shelter is that they usually don't accept animals, but I believe that is only because they don't have enough room.

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly there, and the shelter is clean.

    Cons

    There isn't enough room, so the owner doesn't take most animals.

  • 50. stella

    by: renwid

    We adopted Stella 5 years ago. She was abandoned and someone found her and brought her to the shelter. the shelter took really good care of her and made sure our family was a 'right' match for her....she was quite large, active, but VERY loving... so she needed a family with lots of room, willing to be active with her and wanted all that loving she so much wants (demands) to share!! The staff was great to us with supplying the info we needed, since we were first time dog owners. They even called us after we brought her home to make sure she was fitting in with her new family and if we were adjusting to being a dog loving family!

    Pros

    wonderful knowledgable staff

    Cons

    the facility is to small and could use an update

  • 51. SO Deserving

    by: iMac

    The SPCA really deserves this makover. Linda works so hard for this shelter, and it is time for her to get reconized and rewarded!

    Pros

    I love the entire place

    Cons

    I love the entire place.

  • 52. GREAT PLACE

    by: mjantzi

    It's the best place because my sister works there and she wouldn't work anywhere that didn't take great care of their animals.

    Pros

    great people

    Cons

    building needs work

  • 53. Dedication and compassion

    by: bustercat

    Linda and her staff are some of the most dedicated and caring people I have ever met. I have adopted Three of my pets there and have seen first hand how committed and concerned they are in making sure pets needs are met. They definately nedd a makeover and are extremely deserving!

    Pros

    caring and dedicated staff

    Cons

    older facility- needs updating!

  • 54. Potsdam Humane Society supports Jefferson County SPCA~~All the Way!

    by: BonnieSBoyd

    We want the JC SPCA to know that we area throwing all our supporters your way, and wish you the best of luck in getting one of the top prizes. It is really great that two shelters in Northern New York have done so well! I urge everyone in the North Country to start voting on April 13th for our friends in Watertown. Let 's show them what rural New York can do! Bonnie S. Boyd, Board President Potsdam Humane Society, Inc.

    Pros

    Striving to be a no kill shelter...good for you!

    Cons

    Know of none...

  • 55. our shelter

    by: brandon16a

    The Jefferson County SPCA has been part of our community as long as I can remember. We Obtained our first pet from them. They provided all the first shots as well as spaying her. when I found a stray, the tattoo on her stomach allowed us to reunite her with her family. This is another service provided by the SPCA. When my dog came up missing I recieved phone calls daily to inform me of found dogs as well as leafs from the area! This is deffinently one of the best shelters in America!

    Pros

    Helps animals not even in their shelter

    Cons

    facility not big enough

  • 56. cirish1209

    by: cirish1209

    I had to give up my puppy today and it was so hard it was almost like giving up my child these people were so compassionate, and they knew I hard this was for me. But I had to do the right thing for my puppy instead of me. I know this shelter and know the reputation it has and I got to set on jury duty with Linda Miles the head of this shelter and it was an honor to deal with her. I used to rescue abused horses and I know how this shelter works, Linda Miles and her staff goes beyond what have ever seen to see the right home for animals, All of them are so great even though this is a hard time for me, I know that this shelter screens people for the right dog or cat or whatever animal and I trust them more than anyone I know to do what is best for my precious puppy today. I cannnot say enough about this facility and all of the caring people I have dealt with today. Please vote for them

    Pros

    compassion

    Cons

    none

  • 57. Great Shelkter..IN NEED!!

    by: snyder4

    My family adopted a kitten 9 years ago from this shelter. She was found in a box alone with her siblings when the shelter took them in. She is now a happy, well-adjusted and beloved pet!! All of the staff and volunteers at the shelter are helpful and caring people. My daughter and I have volunteered there as well. They provide such a needed service in our community but definitely need more room for tall of the pets that they care for.

    Pros

    great, caring staff, GREAT, caring volunteers

    Cons

    Too small for the animals and all their needs

  • 58. Nice shelter

    by: cheech1

    I like this shelter because they are more concerned with adopting out animals than making a huge profit.

    Pros

    Easy adoption process, reasonable adoption fees

    Cons

    Too small

  • 59. Gnar factor of 10

    by: wookieshampoo

    Love the Jefferson County SPCA and all the work they do.

    Pros

    Great staff, hard working

    Cons

    Needs money

  • 60. Nice shelter

    by: countrypet

    This is a nice little shelter, wonderful that it is a no kill shelter! It's a little sad that so many pets go through there however their adoption process and adoption fees are very reasonable which makes adopting there a nicer experience.

    Pros

    It's a no kill shelter!

    Cons

    small, a little unorganized

  • 61. Me and My Cat

    by: Irafish13

    I adopted both my black lab (Jenna) and my cat (Comet) from this shelter. I can not think of a shelter more deserving of uplift.

    Pros

    Nice People

    Cons

    It is a small facility

  • 62. Above and Beyond

    by: TGKolb

    The SPCA has been in our community for years with the Miles family. They have done a super job protecting the animal community and do whatever it takes to make sure the job gets done. Both M/M Miles have been out on any day/night 24/7 when needed and supported the community to fight for our animals. Mrs. Miles is on the TV station news a lot to show what can be done in each season for protection to the animals and what should NOT be done. It is very informative and I'm sure has saved alot of animals and brought much awareness to the neighbors who see things that should be reported about a neigbors animal. Thank you M/M Miles for your efforts and support.

    Pros

    They are the best

    Cons

    I really cant think of any

  • 63. Great Place

    by: nhanke73

    I love this shelter. I have adopted two dogs from here. The staff on both occasions were very friendly, willing to help, and answer all of my questions. I spent many days in there looking for the right one, and when I found them, the staff was very good in helping me understand the breed. When I adopted my Jack Russell the staff wanted to make sure I knew what I was getting into, because of their history of being hyper. Keep up the great work all of you!!

    Pros

    Staff very friendly, shelter very clean

    Cons

    Needs a total makeover!! Too small!!

  • 64. Wonderful!

    by: AnimalLover1998

    I love the ASPCA because they have done so much for this community. I hope you win the Million Dollar Makeover!!

    Pros

    Wonderful Service

    Cons

    (no cons)

  • 65. Almost 16 years ago...

    by: tcjade

    Almost 16 years ago my mother, sister and I visited the Jeff. Co. SPCA. There I found a little fluff ball kitten that was the smallest of his litter. My Cloudie. My sister found a slightly older cat who still needed to grow into his ears. Teddy Bear. They gave us 15 years of love and fond memories. I am forever endebted to them for my babies. They will be missed and loved everyday for the rest of my life. Thank you. :'O(

    Pros

    Very nice to me when I was just a little girl

    Cons

    none

  • 66. I am thankful for this place

    by: violatmaze

    I am so thankful that we have a place like the SPCA here in watertown, especially with all of the moving around soliders do here in the area. It is nice to know that there is a place we can take our animals when we can no longer care for them, and know that they will be safe and taken care of.

    Pros

    Great environment for animals and potential pet owners

    Cons

    Needs to be bigger to meet demand

  • 67. this is a dog shelter

    by: mommatostar

    I had went to the SPCA on 3-11-09 and found a perfect little dog, they weren't sure if she got along with cats but, there was another Jack russell in there and he couldn't be placed with cats. We were hoping she would get along with cats since she also has chihuahua in her. but besides that I could not complain about anything.

    Pros

    they were very helpful when I was picking out a dog

    Cons

    They didn't tell me what to do about her stitches

  • 68. LIFESAVERS

    by: IRONWORKER

    I AM PROUD TO BE ABLE TO ATTEST TO THE INTEGRITY, KINDNESS,FRIENDLINESS,AND CLEANLINESS OF THIS SHELTER. THIS SHELTER HAS BEEN THERE FOR MY FAMILY AND I COUNTLESS TIMES WHEN WE WANTED A NEW FAMILY MEMBER, AND PROVIDING HELP FOR A COUPLE OF WAYWARD ANIMALS IN OUR SMALL COMMUNITY. THIS COMMUNITY IS SO ENRICHED BY THE SPCA IN SO MANY WAYS,INCLUDING HELPING ABUSED ANIMALS FIND SAFE AND LOVING HOMES. IT IS VERY DESERVING OF WINNING THE ZOOTOO MAKEOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pros

    A COMMUNITY GODSEND

    Cons

    NOT EVEN FUNDING

  • 69. good

    by: carman123000

    I liked but didn't like it. Didn't lie how dogs were treated at all. also was pretty unsanitary

    Pros

    very kind knowlegeable staff

    Cons

    dogs don't have a nice place at all also very messy

  • 70. We Need help

    by: cheerGal45

    this place is so nice and people are too

    Pros

    Vary nice

    Cons

    not enof room

  • 71. Thank God for JC SPCA

    by: dieterdoggie

    The staff are dedicated and even though all of the cats, dogs & other pets need homes, the staff realize that the match between pet & adoption family is important. They want each pet to go to a home that's well suited to their needs & personality...even when an adoption results in 200 zootoo points during the makeover contest!

    Pros

    Great staff

    Cons

    Cramped for space

  • 72. Nice place

    by: Homeslice5

    Very nice place will return there some other day

    Pros

    clean

    Cons

    none

  • 73. hey

    by: ihc32marra

    The jefferson county S.P.C.A is a great place

    Pros

    Its a great place, and treats the animals with respect

    Cons

    need to win 1,000,000 makeover

  • 74. "Fortunate....

    by: cedartree

    Folks in this area are fortunate to have this facility. Needs enlarging, to another location but still near the center of the county.

    Pros

    Caring staff

    Cons

    Needs more space

  • 75. Gret Job

    by: tiptoeslippers

    It is a great thing to take in animals. Although it is sad that not all animals have the chance to have a home, you give it to them. I hope this shelter wins the big prize this time, because it is completely deserving. Keep up the fantastic work

    Pros

    Very kind workers

    Cons

    Too small of a living space for animals

  • 76. Our trip to the Watertown, NY SPCA

    by: djere

    My wife and I stopped in to the SPCA - on a whim, mind you - just to look. We found our little black puppy playing tug-of-war with one of the volunteers and my wife fell in love with him. So instead of "just looking" we found out that the application process was straightforward, and we walked out with our first dog together none the worse for wear. The weekly appearances on the morning news really help get the word out about the SPCA and the dogs and cats they have to offer, and really does a great service for the animals.

    Pros

    Close to the City, very friendly, helpful staff

    Cons

    Overcrowded at times

  • 77. Where we found our Peppy

    by: missmelissa

    We adopted your Peppy from the Jefferson County S.P.C.A. and she is the sweetest dog we have ever had. When we went looking for a pet to adopt we never dreamed the staff would be as knowledgeable and kind as they were at the Watertown shelter. Linda's love for all the animals shows every time she speaks. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful, caring environment for the missplaced and abandoned animals in Jefferson County.

    Pros

    Staff is outstanding

    Cons

    None

  • 78. Spca

    by: Caidy

    I like going to the Jefferson Co. SPCA. They are friendly and don't mind just letting me go in the back to look at the animals with no pressure when I don't find what I want. I will keep coming back until I do, and thats ok.

    Pros

    They care about the animals.

    Cons

    Not enough dog pictures updated on web site.

  • 79. great place

    by: john3003

    2 of my 3 from here. wonderful

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    none

  • 80. Hamster

    by: victoriaquay

    We are very happy with our hamster. Who we named Oreo!

    Pros

    Help us get a new hamster after our other one died

    Cons

    We live in lowville and the shelter is in watertown

  • 81. apreciation

    by: doggyworld

    keep up the work we all apreciate wat you do and the animals you save

    Pros

    care for the animals

    Cons

    that you cant help them all

  • 82. angel from heaven

    by: heineken

    With the influx of Fort Drum this shelter deserves more space to care for all the animals that need homes when they are called to duty. We owe it to the solders serving our country and the animals that need care. Linda Miles is a caring human being and should have all the help given. This is our humane bailout. They are helpless

    Pros

    tv exposure of their caring

    Cons

    too many people leaving animals on the streets

  • 83. Awesome work

    by: shaybug21

    This place never ceases to amaze me. My mother has adopted from there and loves the staff. I am not allowed to have pets where I live, or else I'd be down there in a heart beat! Linda does a fantastic job of spreading the word out to the community of all the adorable pets available. My daughter and I enjoy watching 7 news in the morning to see what animals Linda is going to show us. Its a great way to start our week. Once we get into the car there she is again on the border radio with Johnny; she's a busy woman and deserves a big Kudos for what she does!

    Pros

    A great place that is always able to bring the community together

    Cons

    na

  • 84. .....

    by: emilyluvsyou

    the people there are great.That is where i have gotten a few of my kitties =]

    Pros

    the people are friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    the space is some what small

  • 85. Most Deserving Shelter

    by: vwalts

    I am a relatively new employee at the SPCA. These wonderful people gave me a chance and I've enjoyed every minute of being there. I'm learning everyday from Laurie, Brenda, John, and all the volunteers who show up in droves. (Some days I wonder why they need me with such dedicated volunteers!) This staff cares so much about these animals that they come in on days off, and their whole families showed up on X-Mas and every other holiday to make sure the animals were taken care of. This staff handles rudeness, stress, sadness, in the most professional manner. I'm in awe of their dedication & loyalty. I can only hope to gain the knowledge & respect this whole staff deserves. If any shelter deserves a makeover THIS ONE DOES!

    Pros

    Most dedicated staff and amazing volunteers

    Cons

    Needs makeover desperately. Need more room.

  • 86. Great place

    by: docteurj

    The Jefferson County S.P.C.A. is just a great place. Everyone is so caring and helpful and you can tell they have the animals best interest in heart. I hope we have all banded together so they will have a chance at something great.

    Pros

    Friendly. caring and helpful

    Cons

    absolutely none

  • 87. JCSPCA

    by: williamsparks2

    Its a great place very good staff I adopted my cat Zues there feb 2009 and we just love him.

    Pros

    The great staff

    Cons

    Needs Improvements on the Shelter

  • 88. Rescue is right....................

    by: sabot105

    My vote for this shelter for a make over WOW

    Pros

    great staff really caring

    Cons

    to small of a facility

  • 89. have only visited once

    by: hamv06

    I have only visited this shelter once, but I really liked the set up. It was very clean and there were a lot of different animals to choose from. Although I was not interested in adopting, I almost second guessed that decision when I visited. The only problem I have with this shelter is that the hours are short (like most shelters) and there didn't seem to be a place just for puppies. I noticed that the puppies were put into kennels just like the large dogs. I don't know if this was just during visiting hours so people could see them, but I'm not sure it's ideal for long term. A nursery or something would probably be better for little pups like the ones I saw.

    Pros

    fairly large, no kill

    Cons

    short hours

  • 90. In need of more room

    by: chappykmc

    I have been in the spca many times for different reasons. The facility is a bit run down but it really needs more room. Their is only one room for cats and cats seem to be the biggest problem with them reproducing too fast. The SPCA is almost alway filled to capacity of cats. So they realyy need this makeover to help the community with this ever growing problem.

    Pros

    Very inviting area

    Cons

    Not enough room

  • 91. very caring shelter

    by: jbrass

    I have been in the shelter. the people are very friendly.willing to answer your questions, willing to help in way they can. the pets are well taken care of. they have a very good vet on the site. they are a no kill shelter. they alot of times end up with diffrent animals, besides cats and dogs.

    Pros

    very caring,nice people,willing to help. has vet on site,

    Cons

    building to small

  • 92. LOLA RAIN

    by: tracikathleenbaez

    I really like this S.P.C.A. I adopted my Lil' Lola Rain from here, and the staff were helpful and knowledgeable.

    Pros

    Helpful

    Cons

    None

  • 93. spca

    by: coletone

    my review is about spcas they help in all ways with our comunitty i think we should at least help them a little bit.

    Pros

    don't no what meens

    Cons

    don't no what meens

  • 94. excellent caring shelter

    by: candyman315

    very nice place i really hope they win the contest this year with the explosion of incoming residents they really need a more modorn building and more room. linda miles is a very good manager of the facility she gives it 110 percent for many years now.

    Pros

    excellent people dedicated staff

    Cons

    needs much more room and more modern facilities

  • 95. Good Job!

    by: sunkist4287

    Everyone there cares so much for all of the animals and the community. The weekly interviews on the local news channel and radio shows are great as well. Keep up the good work.

    Pros

    Great Staff, Great Animals etc.

    Cons

    NONE!

  • 96. Great service

    by: saraaahh

    Great people and excelant and enjoyable time spent. Thanks Jefferson SPCA

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    nothing

  • 97. Excellent Service

    by: proudmomoftwo

    The clinic is a wonderful place, and I do hope the clinic wins. You derseve it.

    Pros

    Wonderful clinic, Wonderful people, and Wonder animals..

    Cons

    None

  • 98. Kallie

    by: paigeelizabeth96

    My older sister adopted a kitten from there like 8 years ago and there were so nice to us our cat is now almost 9 years old andshe is still jumping around likeshe is still a kitten!

    Pros

    very easy

    Cons

    no cons!

  • 99. Best place around

    by: fatboy99

    I have seen lots of shelters but Linda Miles adds something very special to this one. She always makes you feel at home and she makes the whole shelter have a heart of gold. I wish there were more places like this one.

    Pros

    excellent staff

    Cons

    small facility

  • 100. A House of Love

    by: suzchef

    this shelter is amazing, they never turn animals away. even some animals that have been there and come back, for some reason, they never turn them away. There are so many animals that have been neglected, abused, starved, abandoned, or just plain can't be kept by the owners for some reason. This is truly a place where animals are given a second chance at life, and love, and I hope the shelter is chosen for the makeover.

    Pros

    caring loving staff, giving animals a second chance for life and love

    Cons

    it is cramped for space, and in need of this make over, so the space can match the size of their hearts

  • 101. JeffersonCty SPCA

    by: helenapate

    I find that they all do a very good job in caring for all of animals they have. They do need more room to house more anamil there with Fort Drum so close. Plus with all the regular families near here needing help at times they are really over flowed with pets.

    Pros

    Does a great job with all of their pets there. The volunteers and the workers are just great. I watch their TV program where they bring the pets to show. They all do a great job.

    Cons

    I can not see any fault with the SPCA at all.

  • 102. JCSPCA is wonderful

    by: parrotlady61

    I have known Linda for many years and have attended several fundraising events. She is very dedicated to what she does. With the new Fort Drum breed ban, the SPCA is now over run with dogs of different breeds and they have no where to put them. They try and accommodate everyone they can, but it's more than anyone can handle. They really, really need this money to add on to the shelter. They are wonderful caring people. No one deserves it more. Jean Side

    Pros

    They are wonderful caring people who love animals

    Cons

    With the expansion of Fort Drum and now the breed ban they are even more over run with dogs than before. They really need to expand.

  • 103. So much w/so little

    by: Riley214

    Linda is wonderful. She does so much with so little. Spca is an active part of our community and takes pride in their involvement w/animal care.

    Pros

    user friendly

    Cons

    none

  • 104. they deserve the makeover

    by: kmccormick0401

    The staff at the Jefferson County SPCA is genuinely caring and very dedicated to helping animals. The community is rallying around this shelter in order to help them receive the makeover. With more space, the shelter could do great things for the community's animals that are in need.

    Pros

    very caring and friendly

    Cons

    need more space

  • 105. Hard work pays off

    by: mfregoe

    Our ZooToo campaign is paying off for a shelter that needs some help, with the banning of certain types of dogs on Drum. And the general poor economy, there are more and more pets going to the shelter. For the size community we have, we need a larger shelter. But with what they have they are doing an amazing job!!!

    Pros

    Very clean

    Cons

    hard to find

  • 106. They Care

    by: seifs03

    I think that the Jefferson County SPCA is one of the best places because they care about the animals. They dont kill any animals just because they dont have room. They survive in these hard times because it is a good cause and animals have helps humans live for 1000's of years now its time we repay them by taking care of them when they end up with owners who cant take care of them. We domesticated these animals so its our responsibilty to take care of those that cant take care of themselves because of us. I adopted an american pit bull terrior from here and at first i was kind of scared but he was the happiest dog in the world and will probable adopt another pet from here someday.

    Pros

    They really care about every animal

    Cons

    They dont have the room then need to support area.

  • 107. A Helping Hand

    by: HRoux

    As General Manager of the Watertown Petco I have been able to work with the Jefferson County SPCA for over a year now. Linda Miles and the staff are always willing to bring whatever animals they can to our store so we can help support the adoption process. Last summer I set up an area and donated around $5,000 worth of free items, cat playpens, even free dog washes to help raise them money to benefit the shelter. They are always greatful for everything we do at Petco for them. Everytime we adopt out a pet it is such a wonderful experience because I know it helps not only the animal into a good home but also the shelter because they have very limited space. If anyone deserves a make over it is our local SPCA! I am so proud to be a part of our community because we always come to together to help out the animals! What an amazing job I have! Thank You- Heather Roux

    Pros

    Always full of different variety of animals

    Cons

    Location/Not enough room

  • 108. caring

    by: DorothySchack

    You can not fine another SPCA that is as caring as the Jefferson County SPCA ans Linda and all the people that work there. Walk in the front door and you feal like you are coming into a family that loves all their children (animals). Thank you Linda and everyone there, you all are just great.

    Pros

    loving and caring workers

    Cons

    there isn't any

  • 109. It's a home before the home

    by: mtsalaun

    I adopted a guinea pig and the staff knew everythign about him. They were very friendly and eager to see him go to a forever home. He was well taken care of and happy. I will always consider an animal fromt his shelter should I adopt again!

    Pros

    Friendly, considerate staff

    Cons

    small area.

  • 110. Dedicated

    by: poet101dc

    The Jefferson County S.P.C.A is the most involed shelter I know at producing a friendly community animal shelter just by promoting the importance of pets on the radio cast shows how dedicated they are and how much they care about the animals.They devote alot of time to encourage adopting including giving a description of the wonderful pets they have at the shelter.Their just friendly lovely people trying to make a difference!

    Pros

    Friendly,dedicated

    Cons

    small space

  • 111. Great Place!!

    by: SkylerFv

    this shelter is a great shelter!! i think it deseves a makeover because the staff there is great with the animals and they work well together!! it would be great if we got the makeover we need it to make it better for the animals that are there!!! i hope we win because we deserve the makeover!!

    Pros

    verry knowledgable people

    Cons

    needs a better place to be

  • 112. spca

    by: stoneywalts

    i love the spca's staff and animals.

    Pros

    kind staff

    Cons

    can't handle as many animals in need as they should be able to

  • 113. So many animals, so little space!!

    by: bethy615

    Our shelter is located very close to a large Army Base Fort Drum NY. These are some of the toughest and most deployed soilders in the country. With the hardships that these deployments bring, often these families are forced to give up their pets. This is on top of our local needs for animal placements. We need a larger shelter to help everyone who is faced with giving up a loved pet or adopting one!!! We need a makeover!!!!!!!!

    Pros

    Loving ,caring,committed staff

    Cons

    To small & crowded

  • 114. Great Shelter

    by: tman242000

    Great shelter! The people there do a great job!

    Pros

    Great place, Amazing staff

    Cons

    Too small, needs a makeover

  • 115. Great Place!!!

    by: RondaD

    Great place! It has a very nice and helpful staff.

    Pros

    Good Staff

    Cons

    cant think of any

  • 116. its a great place

    by: ljd925

    i think that the jefferson co. spca is a great place. I got my cat dunkin there when he was a kitten. The people were very friendly...keep up the good work!

    Pros

    The animal are not put to sleep.

    Cons

    They don't have enough space.

  • 117. We adopted Lily from Jeff Co. SPCA- Great Shelter!

    by: toby1956

    We adopted our dog Lily from the shelter 11 years ago and she is the "best dog in the world"! The shelter has always been helpful when my husband and myself have saved stray dogs and needed to find their homes. They deserve to have a makeover for all the help they give to needy animals throughout the County.

    Pros

    Very nice and knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    None

  • 118. Jeff Co SPCA

    by: miazmom76

    This shelter has done so much for the community adn it is time for us to give back and help them in any way possible.

    Pros

    The most caring, giving people work there.

    Cons

    The outdated facility they endure day after day.

  • 119. Best Shelter

    by: miazmom03

    i have always supported and always will support their efforts.

    Pros

    Caring, helpful staff

    Cons

    not enough room for them to do what they are capable of.

  • 120. what i hear on monday mornings

    by: daisydawg96

    even though i have never went to this SPCA i know 2 people that have been envoled. 1 who has adopted a pup and named her grace, she is there first dog and they have compleatly fallen in love with her. I also my friends dog had puppys and they tried and tried to give them away but just couldnt so they gave them to the SPCA and they were gone in a heart breat. I have heard about this place mosty from the radio station and they are very into the shelter makeover, i hope they win! good luck! c:

    Pros

    great sevice

    Cons

    we need a makeover!

  • 121. SPCA

    by: waltsshiloh

    Thank God, for the SPCA, while they are full sometimes and cannot accept stray animals when people need them to, and this can be frustrating. It tells me that they are concerned with following the rules and regulations, and that they are committed to caring for the ones they do have. I am proud to see them all over the news and in the community fighting for animals. I never had a real concern for animals until recently, I never realized how many pets are being left out in the cold and left behind when families move or cannot take care opf them any longer. Rock On SPCA!!!!!

    Pros

    Animal Lovers/Protecters!

    Cons

    too full to take more in need.

  • 122. Great Job SPCA!

    by: jessim621

    I adopted my dog from this shelter! He was thrown from a car window into a lady's house! Can you believe that?!? They took him in and got rid of his fleas and found him a home with me!

    Pros

    They do every thing they can to help animals in need!

    Cons

    none

  • 123. Jefferson County Review

    by: petandcompany

    The Watertown SPCA really cares about the animals and what they do. Unfortunately there are too many homeless pets and they need the facilities to take care of them. They are helpful and friendly. Keep going!

    Pros

    Love what they do

    Cons

    They need more space

  • 124. Great

    by: Lexielu

    The animals are great but they need a bigger space to live. The SPCA can't take very many pets at a time

    Pros

    all animals i have seen very nice and clean

    Cons

    small

  • 125. JCSPCA

    by: HeyJude7

    My husband and I volunteer at the Jefferson County SPCA. The number one priority of the staff is the care and comfort of the animals. Unfortunately, the lack of space and updated equipment makes this priority difficult to achieve at times. The lack of space for isolating new animals makes it necessary to turn away some until space opens up. Stray cats have to be innoculated and sent "home" for at least a week. Even then, there might not be space in the regular cat wing. The owner and staff of this facility are hard-working and caring individuals who are, first and foremost, animal lovers who would like to have an adequate shelter in which to care for all of the animals in need of a new home until one can be found. We thoroughly enjoy volunteering for this organization and encourage everyone to assist them in whatever way you can in their quest for a new or updated facility. It is sorely needed!

    Pros

    Love of animals

    Cons

    Shortage of space

  • 126. Great staff and values...but needs a facelift.

    by: dustinsimm

    Overall, I think the Jefferson County SPCA does a great job. We adopted our cat, Miller, from them about one year ago. He is a wonderful kitty, very loving and cuddly, but also playful. The animals in this SPCA seem content and well cared for...though that doesn't stop your heart from breaking when you walk through for the simple reason that you wish you could adopt ALL the animals! The staff have a detailed application for adopting a pet, and they seem dedicated to finding good and loving homes for each and every animal. I really like the SPCA and I am happy to support them as they strive to improve the service they provide to the animals who need them.

    Pros

    Very friendly staff - you can tell that their hearts are in their work.

    Cons

    The building is old and outdated, the office needs better organization.

  • 127. You're doing a GREAT job!

    by: mlkjenkins

    The staff do a wonderful job! Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    lots of choices

    Cons

    hours

  • 128. AWESOME

    by: ccus4ever

    This place is a sanctuary for animals who would otherwise be left to their own devices. The care and compassion of the staff is unmatched and the dedication to the animals is prevalent in every aspect of their business. HELP THEM WIN THE MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER THEY DESERVE!

    Pros

    the only no kill shelter in jefferson county

    Cons

    i can think of none

  • 129. Linda Miles

    by: MarleneBurton

    Linda Miles is the best. She runs a GREAT facility.

    Pros

    Super facility

    Cons

    None

  • 130. Jefferson County SPCA is super

    by: Bostonterriers

    I know how hard the staff works to take good care of the animals. We adopted 2 dogs. Fantastic people and they need some financial support.

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    None

  • 131. Great Job

    by: JOHNNYSPEZZANO

    This Shelter is essential to our Community. I've adopted 3 Animals from the SPCA. I feel so strongly about it I Designate 3 hours of time weekly on my Radio Show. I Host the Director Linda Miles weekly on my Radio Show on the Border 1067. Everyone appreciates what this shelter does for the areas aniomals and It's people.

    Pros

    Clean and Friendly

    Cons

    facility is dated

  • 132. The Place where Love Begins

    by: BonnyK521

    Almost 7 years ago, my son Bill and I went to find a puppy. We were so delighted to see this litter of pups. Coby was the one that stole our hearts. Of course he came home with us. My daughter Kristie and her husband Matt adopted Taylor that year as well as getting Polly for for Matt's Dad. We were all so blessed by these dogs. Unfortunately we lost Coby last year to cancer. There is a big void in our lives. At this moment we have Tucker Lee whom we took in when my niece could no longer keep him. He is a very special guy. I haven't quite gotten over Coby's loss, but I will go to the SPCA for my next puppy. It won't be long. I am very proud ofthe work that all do for the Jefferson County SPCA. Keep up the fantastic work!

    Pros

    Everything is wonderful there!

    Cons

    none!

  • 133. good job

    by: mtufo516

    this shelter has done wonderful.

    Pros

    helps community

    Cons

    small building

  • 134. top 20

    by: jmaccue

    we have made it in the top 20 lets stay there maybe johnny spazano needs to be lifted above the spca again we need this makeover. When the community needs to come together this is how it is done good luck I hope we get it this time.

    Pros

    willingness to help others

    Cons

    no cons

  • 135. Runs on love!

    by: patibaz

    I am impressed by the way this shelter is run and it's attempt to find good homes for homeless pets by taking pets to local TV stations to show pets in need of a good home--it is evident that Ms. Miles truly loves these homeless pets and has their best interests in her heart. Being a pet owner makes me aware of the needs of these little lost ones, who through human ignorance and no fault of their own have need for a home and love. This is their transition and it is made better for them. Without this shelter, they would be on the streets or worse. Best wishes to the Jefferson County SPCA in the Zootoo makeover contest. Pati & Harry Bazinet Miss Lily and Minke (they are our humans) Jake, Max, Melbasue and Pink Floyd's Vera

    Pros

    Facility runs on love

    Cons

    Need cosmetic help and support

  • 136. Great shelter

    by: agates05

    The Jefferson county SPCA has helped thousands of people even though they didnt have the space to take in a lot of animals...I have never once heard of them declining an animal and im sure i never will...

    Pros

    ...

    Cons

    ...

  • 137. Great Help

    by: brenda33

    The staff were very helpful and helped me make my final decision. Thanks Jefferson SPCA!

    Pros

    Everything from staff to animals

    Cons

    Nothing

  • 138. Jefferson S.P.C.A. is amazing

    by: cmchale

    This is the most amazing place and the staff are great people who care about their animals greatly.

    Pros

    The best shelter ever

    Cons

    none

  • 139. The best place ever!

    by: heather22nyf

    Most recently, I lost a beloved dog. We had this dog for 15 years. We got him at 6 months old from the S.P.C.A. He was the best dog you could have asked for. When we lost him due to old agae, he took a piece of many people who came to know him. Had it not been for the S.P.C.A., we have never known this wonderful animal. He brought so much joy and happiness to our lives. We miss him immensely. Thanks to the S.P.C.A, he was given a chance at life. We are ever so thankful for that opportunity!

    Pros

    excellent place for those in need

    Cons

    there are no cons, we need a new shelter for these animals!

  • 140. A Great Place to Adopt

    by: katielapusnak

    The Jefferson county spca is a great place to adopt pets. I have adopted a cat and just adopted a dog there. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Overall it is a great place to adopt pets.

    Pros

    Clean, a friendly staff, awsome animals

    Cons

    nothing

  • 141. Had my dog for 16.5 years

    by: cockapoomom

    I adopted my first dog from them back in 1989. She was a cockapoo that had just come in for adoption. Previous owners said she got bigger than what she was suppose to get when they got her as a puppy. She weighed about 50lbs at her heaviest. She lived to be 17.5 years before she had to go over the Rainbow Bridge. The shelter has gone through alot in the last 20 years. They are not much bigger in space but put through probably 4x the amount of animals than 20 years ago. They are cramped and doing the best they can. They are the only easily accessible place that takes cats. The county could care less about taking cats. But the shelter can only do so much with limited space and resources. Please be generous and help. Do not bad mouth them. They are doing the best job possible.

    Pros

    Every animal is fixed before adoption

    Cons

    Cluttered but they need more room

  • 142. love it

    by: gundol

    i love the s.p.c.a they help lots of animals and i adoppted a pet from there they take good care of them.

    Pros

    nice place

    Cons

    not much thats bad

  • 143. great place

    by: rseery

    this is a great shelter...proud to say my girls are volunteer here...we all are members

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    too small

  • 144. Adoption is the right option!!!

    by: luvensoccer27

    This shelter is so deserving of a new place. I am proud to say that I am a supporter of this shelter and am going to do everything I can to get them points to get them in the running. Keep up the good work....and keep encouraging people to join zoo too for the contest!

    Pros

    Great staff

    Cons

    Nothing

  • 145. Jimmy

    by: 1000islander

    Jimmy the cat came to live with us from the SPCA 15 years ago as a tiny little ball of spikes and is now a large golden longhaired king of the castle. thanks.

    Pros

    great people

    Cons

    none

  • 146. Love my new kitty!

    by: jlanderson913

    I got my new kitty Lucy here last month, they walked me thru the adoption process, they were very friendly and I simply adore my new kitty! She was all taken care of when i picked her up and they even gave her a flea treatment by my request! I think this shelter deserves a makeover because they take such great loving care of each animal there and adoptees, but they could definetly use more space to accomidate their large quantity of adorable pets.

    Pros

    Really care for the animals in their shelter

    Cons

    NEEDS MORE SPACE!!

  • 147. Great place to pick up a pet!

    by: fellyconnelly

    I picked up my Lucky dog there, many years ago, and the staff was extremely wonderful and knowledgeable! Great job!

    Pros

    Great!

    Cons

    none!

  • 148. Great part of the community

    by: dmatice

    This shelter has been a part of our community for a very long time, but our community has grown greatly over the past 10 years and our need for a larger shelter is obveous. It is a great place to find a new friend and family member.

    Pros

    Provide a great service to our community

    Cons

    Shelter is not big enough

  • 149. Pet Owners Love SPCA

    by: FayLeneIrene

    My first Cat came from SPCA when I was little, they took the time to let me and my family introduce ourselfs to the cats we were interested in before we made the final selection. In return we rescued a great adult cat who was well adjusted to all the people who came in and out of the house plus the dogs, birds and fish we already had. Even the non cat lovers in the house grew to love her quickly.

    Pros

    They right in town, and ALWAYS look out for the best interest of the Animal

    Cons

    Need to get the need for donations besides $ out to the community

  • 150. Great Shelter!

    by: Schraders

    We have visited the shelter several times. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the shelter is clean. Linda Miles works very hard to make the shelter an efficiently run facility.

    Pros

    Friendly staff, clean

    Cons

    limited space

  • 151. A Great Place

    by: teboxberger

    We adopted our first dog from the Jefferson Co. SPCA in 1976. From our first experience to the present this shelter continues to be outstanding. We are fortunate to have such a facility in our area. Good Luck in the contest!

    Pros

    A Great Community Asst

    Cons

    Needs a makeover

  • 152. Great Work

    by: feeley55

    I love watching Linda Miles every Monday on WWNY showing off the new animals. I think it's great what you do for the community and I think it's great that Fox News has this program for you. I only watch the news in the morning on Mondays and Fridays because I love watching Linda Miles on Monday and the cooking show on Fridays.

    Pros

    Hard working

    Cons

    Not Enough

  • 153. great place

    by: catsdo12

    very nice staff.very helpful people.nice animals!!!!

    Pros

    lots of knowledge about animals

    Cons

    need more space

  • 154. in need of a makover

    by: Kailey

    I think that the Jefferson Co. SPCA should receive the makeover because they are in need of more space. They are a no kill shelter and take in any kind of anminal.

    Pros

    they are a asset to the comunity

    Cons

    none

  • 155. Sammie the Dog

    by: Sammiethedog

    I am very grateful to the SPCA for helping me choose the canine love of my life! They allowed me the time to choose the right dog for my family. We chose to adopt a pet and provide a "forever" home. The SPCA personnel's insight into each dog's personality was exceedingly helpful in making the right decision for all of us.

    Pros

    caring staff

    Cons

    needs more space

  • 156. Great Shelter

    by: Missdriff

    I haven't adopted recently from the shelter but my daughter adopted the cutest black and white tuxedo cat "Scooter" who is in my zootoo family. If something ever happed to my cat (which I did adopt from the shelter some time ago) I would go back to the shelter to adopt. Linda Miles and her staff are super!

    Pros

    Great Staff

    Cons

    None

  • 157. Jefferson County SPCA provides a great service

    by: birdwidow

    headed by a very knowledgeable woman for years. Friends have adopted dogs there and been happy. It would be great for them to hit the top 20!

    Pros

    Great staff, great location, well screened animals

    Cons

    None

  • 158. makeover

    by: lovemycat4ever

    We really need this makeover. We have such a large community now with Fort Drum that our shelter doesn't have enough room. And now with the new law I'm sure more and more animals will be dropped off. We made it to top 3 last year we need to rally together and make it 5 more spots to qualify this year. If you are reading this do your part. Post your videos and photos and reviews to make the hurdle into the top 20.

    Pros

    lovable staff

    Cons

    not enough room

  • 159. shelter in Jefferson County

    by: lisagardner

    I have been there for the charity for the animals. And my sister Taylor has been volunteered at the SPCA for two years. And the animals ranging from dogs to cats to birds every animal is happy and very comfortable there.

    Pros

    It is very clean there is no smell

    Cons

    the fact that the animals aren't all adopted

  • 160. They do the best they can,

    by: amandaalice

    This shelter is the only one in an area that is expanding everyday. They do their best to keep up with the area and to service as many people and animals that they can. Linda is an angel for Watertown and is dedicated 100% to the cause. I wish I could do more for them.

    Pros

    The staff is dedicated and loving to their animals

    Cons

    The facility is out of date.

  • 161. Great Shelter

    by: Lingerson

    The staff at the shelter is always friendly and very knowledgable.

    Pros

    Cleaniness of the Shelter

    Cons

    Location, Location, Location!

  • 162. VickyMarano1

    by: VickyMarano1

    We adopted 2 cats from the SPCA a few years ago. Our previous cats had to be euthanized due to cancer so eventually we were ready for two new kitties. We visited the Jefferson Co SPCA, and luckily we found two cats together in a cage that had been caught in a live trap. They were feral cats, so they were not as openly friendly as the others. But since they had been in the shelter for 6 months and no one had wanted them, we decided to give them a home. It took a lot of patience and time, but they have become the sweetest cats! They love us unconditionally and we love them right back. I am so glad the SPCA is a no-kill facility, otherwise we may have never had the chance to meet Sam and Sasha.

    Pros

    Lots of cats to pick from

    Cons

    Not enough space to house incoming animals..have to turn away

  • 163. Dogs

    by: cyrusnite

    They have a great staff. One day, I called and asked if they had a Yorkshire Terrier the shelter because we want a friend for our dog, Prince. The person who answered told me soon after I asked my question that he had already been adopted. The speed in which he person replied to my question was great. I recommend the Jefferson County S.P.C.A. as the Makeover II winner, they need it.

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    None

  • 164. Makeover

    by: HeatherAHoward

    I have not been to the Jefferson County SPCA, but I am really hoping they win the make over. This no kill shelter needs all the help they can get in order to take care of the homeless pets they get in the shelter! If I could volunteer and NOT want to bring pets home, I would do it, unfortunately, that wouldn't work! Good Luck!!

    Pros

    NO Kill Shelter

    Cons

    Need money to keep it running

  • 165. Amazing!

    by: ejobson88

    I have never personally adopted a pet from the Jefferson County SPCA but I know lots of people who have. I have always heard nothing but wonderful things about the animal shelter. They are always very knowledgable of the animals that are under their care. Next time I get a pet I would go through these guys!

    Pros

    Close to me

    Cons

    None!

  • 166. A Wonderful Experience

    by: tara2449

    About a year ago I adopted a beagle mixed dog named Bruce for my 7 year old son's birthday. Everything about the dog was perfect and I have nothing but absolute gratitude for the folks at the SPCA who helped me make my son's birthday wonderful!

    Pros

    Took care to walk me through the paper work slowly...was my first time.

    Cons

    Had to wait an extra day to take dog home... neutering was not done ahead of time.

  • 167. AWESOME

    by: cleglyjones

    Just want to say THANK YOU for all the hard work every at our local SPCA does.....You are all truly amazing!

    Pros

    EVERYTHING

    Cons

    NONE!

  • 168. Our community's shelter

    by: JCCAMG

    I teach the Animal Management program at the College. Linda and the SPCA team take their role in the community seriously and fill a critical need. They have been great supporters of our program and help us regularly by visiting our class, hosting workshops and attending special events. In our community, they are frontline advocates for responsible pet ownership and we appreciate their demonstrable commitment to education and training. With our expanding needs and aging facilities, let's pull together to help them! You've got our support!

    Pros

    Dedicated team and a true community spirit

    Cons

    Struggling to meet our area's expanding needs

  • 169. My Dog!

    by: Misty0930

    A few years back I adopted a wonderful new addition to my family. Where did I go you ask. Jefferson County SPCA.Where Else would you go where there is knowledgeable staff, friendly and clean environment. The love that Linda has for these animals is amazing.

    Pros

    NO KILL FACILITY

    Cons

    Need more space. To bring in more homelesss animals

  • 170. A great place !

    by: dabat51

    The local SPCA was wonderful when I adopted my kitty back in 2002!

    Pros

    loving staff

    Cons

    not large enough

  • 171. the jefferson county S.P.C.A IS FANTASTIC

    by: hayleedawn

    The Jefferson County S.P.C.A is one of the best animal shelters around. the staff is so friendly and helpful, the floors are very clean, the animals are very healthy and most of all they are happy. Every time I go in there I am always greeted with a smile and a warm hello. The people are so helpful when it comes to trying to choose the right pet for you. they ask you questions about your life style like "do you have a small house or big house? do you have other dogs or pets are you a big animal person or small? Are people around a lot?" I know that they love their animals a very much. ever time I am there one of the employees is playing with one of the dogs petting one of the cats or loving the other animals. whenever you walk in you are smother with the feeling of love. i bet if any of the in the S.P.C.A animals could talk they would all say. "THIS IS THE BAST PLACE TO BE IF YOR A STRAY TRYING TO FIND A HOME." If i was a stray I would say "hey take me to the Jefferson County S.P.C.A." So if you are looking for a pet to give you unconditional love look no further then the Jefferson County S.P.C.A!

    Pros

    awesome customer service, they cared about ever animal in there

    Cons

    they need more room

  • 172. Great Place!!!

    by: Dimond

    The staff is very friendly and happy to help. They even held my ferret for me when I went to go buy her, her cage and supplies I would need to bring her home.

    Pros

    The staff is great and very kind, very willing to help.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  • 173. Helping out my SPCA!

    by: inmotion

    The Jefferson County SPCA is located in an expanding area that is continuing to grow with a military base nearby. With families coming and going and the growing issue with strays (dogs and cats alike) the SPCA provides a humane place to shelter these animals. Our Molly came from there in February of 2000. I remember the Jefferson County shelter and can only imagine that the need for a makeover has increased. I'm writing this review in support of the SPCA and asking others to help as well! Linda Miles seems to be a great spokeswoman for the organization and I wish them all the best of luck as they continue to provide a safe haven for animals!

    Pros

    We gained a wonderful pet at an affordable price while rescuing an animal!

    Cons

    We thought she was a cocker and she had a little something else...

  • 174. Great people

    by: minnie24

    The staff does an absolutely amazing job caring for the animals. However the building is in pretty sad shape.

    Pros

    Kind and compassionate

    Cons

    In desperate need of new building

  • 175. Awsome place

    by: tigershark1988

    they deserve the makeover! pleeease

    Pros

    Amazimg place for animals

    Cons

    in need of improvements

  • 176. Great shelter!

    by: jasibley59

    Linda Miles is a dedicated, committed shelter director. She brings a pet/pets for adoption to the local TV station every Monday. She is very knowledgeable about the various breeds. She obviously cares so much for the pets and committs a great deal of time to improving the shelter. Her staff and volunteers are also very compassionate.

    Pros

    Linda Miles

    Cons

    Not enough money

  • 177. Thanks for the hard work!

    by: ap3fox

    The Jefferson County S.P.C.A is a dedicated group of professionals, the work they do makes a huge difference! Thank you for everything you do!

    Pros

    The Staff at the Jefferson Couny S.P.C.A very knowledgeable

    Cons

    The shelter needs to be updated, and room to expand

  • 178. help make it's bigger

    by: jennylight25

    i love to go and bring my kids we have got alot of pets from there.

    Pros

    the people are great and the pets are the best

    Cons

    need"s to be bigger

  • 179. SPCA = Saints with Passion and Compassion for Animals

    by: ElizabethO

    Jefferson County S.P.C.A. deserves a makeover because they are too small to handle the volume of unwanted and discarded pets due to:

    Pros

    No one cares about pet like Linda Miles and Staff

    Cons

    Too Small, Overcrowed due to military deployments, new base rules prohibiting certain breeds

  • 180. It's a great place!!

    by: EWiley

    I think that the people at the Jeff Co SPCA does a great job at finding animals new homes. Linda Miles is a great spokeswoman for this place and you can tell it is something dear to her heart.

    Pros

    Great animals and staff

    Cons

    none

  • 181. SPCA

    by: fpframe

    Linda Miles does a great job helping out our pet population in this area. I agree this is the only place that accepts cats and in this area there are many living on their own.

    Pros

    Great Staff, very knowledgeable

    Cons

    need more space

  • 182. this place is great

    by: grannancy12

    this shelter has helped lots of animals in need. now it is our turn to help the shelter. come on people get to work on zootoo

    Pros

    wonderful place

    Cons

    too small

  • 183. Spca is the best

    by: cleo7685

    This place is the best the rescue hurt, abused, and abandon pets they are truely the most caring about all pets and could use more help

    Pros

    That they all the animals they can

    Cons

    They dont have much room for all the animals who need help

  • 184. Hoping to help you win!!!

    by: sherryely

    I hope you all win the makeover, I know you could really use it especially with all the changes on fort drum.

    Pros

    very helpful

    Cons

    none

  • 185. Jeff Co ASPCA deserves your help

    by: chuckv

    Jeff Co ASPCA has truly excelled at meeting the needs of this community. As the number of people at Fort Drum has increased, so has the need for animal shelter space. When the soldiers deploy where do the pets go? The SPCA. And now that the base has decided that soldiers who live on base are not allowed to own pit bulls, chows, or rottweilers, where do they all end up? You guessed it- the SPCA. Linda Miles and her staff need more space, more help, and more money!

    Pros

    caring staff, tireless fundraising efforts, meets a real community need

    Cons

    shelter is way too small, needs an isolation area and more cat space

  • 186. Nice people 100% of the time

    by: glendavis17

    Very great and nice staff

    Pros

    staff

    Cons

    nothing

  • 187. hard working and deserving shelter

    by: skems

    The Jefferson Cty SPCA could do so much more with new facilities. We are in an area where, unfortunately, people move in and out frequently. If they can't find a place for their animals, they leave them or drop them off by the roadside. With better and bigger facilities, they could help so many more of these animals. I'd love to see them start a trap-neuter-release program for stray and feral cats to help ease the population.

    Pros

    hardworking, caring

    Cons

    not enough room

  • 188. the shelter in watertown

    by: maryphillipsdaymont

    I love this place and what Linda Miles is doing for it!

    Pros

    very friendly and helpful staff

    Cons

    needs more space

  • 189. Small shelter BIG heart!!

    by: loulou29

    This shelter is doing great things now with what they have however their needs are growing and so is the demand on them. They staff goes out of their way to do everything they can to place the right pets in the right home but without a place for the animals to bond with a new potential it makes a hard for them to connect and know if their are right for their family. They also need more SPACE!!! They have to turn people away daily due to not enough kennels for the animals , and then you never know what people will do to these defenseless animals, please log on and help!!!

    Pros

    Helpfull staff

    Cons

    not enough space!!

  • 190. keep it up

    by: JeffCole13601

    The support continues for our shelter... and its well deserved. Lets keep up the good work.

    Pros

    people, knowledge, morale

    Cons

    needs more space

  • 191. Great place to adopt

    by: LuAnne9960

    We are in the process of adopting our second cat. We adopted Kitty Little 8 years ago and the staff was wonder to my then 1 1/2 year son. He is now almost 10 and we are adopting Fuzzy Lumpkins. The staff is wonderful about letting us come visit while we wait for her to be ready. And letting us know that she was going to foster care in order to get more personal attention until she is ready to be fixed and come home with us. Kudos to Jefferson County SPCA and Linda Miles.

    Pros

    Great caring staff

    Cons

    Needs to be bigger

  • 192. GREAT PLACE

    by: aevans917

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a wonderful place in the north country for animals. They are so helpful and friendly and welcome volunteers to come help with the animals. Everytime i have been in there they have been very nice and extremely informative. I just wish they had a bigger facility to house more animals because we all know the need for a larger shelter is very high in the area. They treat the animals very well and Linda is such a sweet caring lady.

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful, clean

    Cons

    not enough room

  • 193. Friendly Staff and Service

    by: JLBRO

    We went looking for a couple of kittens and we found exactly what we were looking for! Two kittens, spayed, at a reasonable price. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable. I would not go anywhere else to look for a pet!

    Pros

    friendly, caring and helpful staff

    Cons

    too crowded

  • 194. My Last Home

    by: TPandJP

    The Jefferson County SPCA is where Lady was adopted from. Your the best!

    Pros

    The Staff

    Cons

    Too Crowded

  • 195. Awsome shelter

    by: ncik7891

    This shelter was very nice to me and my family when we got our cat. They helped us located the cat we wanted.We asked if they had an "exotic short hair" and she showed us 10 cats that we really did like!The clealiness was also good. I mean yeah some hair sheddings here and their but overall very very clean!Triple thumps up to the Jefferson county S.P.C.A!!!!!!

    Pros

    customer service, knoledge

    Cons

    cleanliness

  • 196. A Valuable asset to our comunity

    by: LillyOfTheValley13

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a very valuable asset to our community indeed! I see & hear Linda M. on the locals news & radio every monday morning even before the zootoo contest was being held, show casing new pets & providing awareness. It is so great what they do. I am so thankful for them & I know all of their happy pet friends are too :)

    Pros

    Kind, caring, outgoing

    Cons

    no cons

  • 197. Always Trying

    by: Robinbr

    The Jefferson County SPCA is always finding new ways to raise money for the shelter and find homes for the animals. My ife and I look forward to watching Linda and the animals on the local news each Monday morning. It starts the week out right. Our cat came from there too! The staff is helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    None

  • 198. awsome establishment

    by: preape

    great establishment, they are very knowledgeable helped find several homes for many of my friends pets. if I lived in a place where I could have cats or dogs I would go there first.

    Pros

    everythng

    Cons

    a little small

  • 199. Would love to visit

    by: laripold6

    I haven't been to the Jeff County ASPCA yet as I have not lived in the area long, but I would love too soon. My husband and I are dogs lovers and have two of our own. We have talked about fostering dogs at some point in the future.

    Pros

    Location

    Cons

    I can't say b/c we haven't been out there yet

  • 200. Loving Kindness

    by: sandy1952

    Linda appears on WWNY-TV quite regularly bringing along with her adoptable pets. She is a very caring person who does her job well. I would just love to see this shelter be able to reach the level needed for this makeover. It would be such a wonderful thing for such a small area as ours.

    Pros

    Caring staff

    Cons

    Many animals in need of more space.

  • 201. A shelter with a lot of heart and sole!!

    by: mith

    This shelter does a lot with very little. I am very proud to be a part of this shelter.

    Pros

    Helpful, knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Needs more volunteers

  • 202. great

    by: numamiah101

    hoping for the shelter to get in top 20!!!! great shelter

    Pros

    great place

    Cons

    awesome

  • 203. A great spca

    by: JDEUSS

    The Jefferson County SPCA was the adoption agency for our German shepherd/Rottweiler mix. The staff was knowledgeable, did not push our decision, helped us to find the perfect dog for our lifestyle. The facility was the cleanest we saw in our travels around 4 counties and the animals were not the crazed, spinning creatures we saw elsewhere. I would recommend the facility to any perspective pet owners, a great place to find a friend.

    Pros

    clean, good staff, patient service

    Cons

    facility a little too small

  • 204. Awesome Shelter

    by: LindseyLeigh

    I have gotten a few pets from this shelter and I could not asked for a better experience. They don't pressure you when you are there, and they are very helpful with the information they give about the pets. If they won the makeover it would be great.

    Pros

    Convenient Location,friendly staff, knowledgeble staff

    Cons

    old, needs a makeover!!!!!

  • 205. Rating SPCA Watertown , NY 13601

    by: shiprigger

    We had lost our sheltie of over 12 years of age in 2006. We felt lost for some time when my wife said that we should go to the SPCA in Watertown NY, and perhaps see a dog to replace our loss. We did in March 2007. Much to our surprise, a beautiful white curlie haired pup was available. She was a spade West Highland Terrier, from the mid west, that people had turned over to the SPCA as she was too rough for the peoples young child. See is a tough playful dog. This was the pet for us. The shelter was very helpful, and the vet service was right at the SPCA, so it was very easy to adopt a pet if you were acceptable. We have been very satisfied with our choise. We recommend this SPCA shelter as excellent, although they need aditional space to operate with the numbers of adoptees. Give it 5 stars.

    Pros

    Friendly people

    Cons

    area too small

  • 206. I heard tell...

    by: aineelizabeth

    I heard through the grapevine that this shelter might be helping the Potsdam Humane Society with points on zootoo. If it is true.. THANK YOU! If it's not true...well I hope to see you at the next Mission Orange Meeting! Good luck with your zootoo efforts in the next 2 weeks!

    Pros

    Good neighbors

    Cons

    none

  • 207. Deserving Shelter

    by: doljosh

    This shelter has some of the nicest, knowledgeable people. They truly care for the animals they care for. They rarely turn strays away and are careful in their adoption process. They are running out of space and could really benefit from this makeover!

    Pros

    Clean, inviting, warm

    Cons

    None

  • 208. Very loving staff

    by: magoo1300

    We had a rotty which had 10 puppies. We couldn't keep them with my wife and I both working. We called Jefferson County S.P.C.A. They told us the puppies must be a certian age before they could leave there mama. After they were old enough we took them all done to Jefferson County S.P.C.A and they took them in and found a wonderful home for each one. Thanks Jefferson County S.P.C.A!!!!

    Pros

    They will take most all animals in

    Cons

    There room is limited

  • 209. Zoo Too

    by: wolfpm

    Very knowledgable staff. Great fit for the community.

    Pros

    Will to help out

    Cons

    Needs more room

  • 210. Vote for Jefferson Co SPCA

    by: amandapowell

    I bought a cat from the shelter for my grandmother and have been in there just looking. Everyone was so friendly and really wanted what was best for the animals. They have people come in and walk and play with the animals and I know they make sure they are up-to-date with all shots and being spayed or neutered. A friend of mine was on the board for the SPCA and she would tell me great things about the shelter. Our SPCA is very involved in our community. I see Linda at Chamber events and she is so friendly and caring.

    Pros

    The staff is wonderful and truly cares about the animals

    Cons

    They need a bigger facility so they can better help the animals of Jefferson County

  • 211. perfect

    by: juliaaa03xoxo

    I think that the spca is the best shelter in the whole world! it has appox. 400 animals in the shelter!!!!!! Great job you guys! you rock!

    Pros

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    Cons

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  • 212. Georgie

    by: BarbaraLawrence

    About 1 1/2 years ago I had to put my beloved cocker to sleep after fighting heart disease for over a two years. Just about the same time a basset hound became available at the SPCA and we were able to adopt him. The people at the SPCA were very friendly and helpful through the whole adoption process. Want to thank them for such a great job!

    Pros

    very clean, very friendly

    Cons

    none

  • 213. Awesome Shelter!!!

    by: tbarden

    My husband and I adopted a kitten from the SPCA about ten years ago. She was a beautiful domestic long haired. We knew immediately that she was the perfect addition to our home. The staff at the SPCA did a great job in making sure that this animal was the right fit for our situaton. I thought that the application process was thourough yet done quickly. Belle was wonderful companion for all of our family. We would definitely adopt from this shelter again. Thank you to the members of the Jefferson County SPCA, the memories that my famiy have could not be any better.

    Pros

    Great Staff

    Cons

    small building

  • 214. Linda Miles and her S.P.C.A.

    by: dac98

    Linda Miles is always looking out for the animals in this area, all of the strays, the abused and the animals when their owners have been deployed. We need this S.P.C.A. and the S.P.C.A. needs to be expanded for all of these animals that need a place to live. Please help Linda and her animals!

    Pros

    being in an area that needs a place for soldiers pets in case they are deployed

    Cons

    there are no cons

  • 215. AMAZING!!!

    by: pambles22

    This is an awesome shelter :) It's absolutely great we my family and I are planning on getting a kitten from the Jefferson County SPCA next week.

    Pros

    every thing is great!!

    Cons

    none

  • 216. This is a great organization!

    by: rookey

    I love the Jefferson County SPCA. They make sure to keep the pet area clean, and none of them are sick or unhappy or in need. This spca would probrobly be one of the best, if they had more space. It is too cramped in there, so If they win this contest the'll be able to enlarge.

    Pros

    They take in any animal to give it a better home.

    Cons

    It needs the money to enlarge.

  • 217. North Country's Finest

    by: JudithOverton

    Last spring we found 2 young kittens abandoned. Was unable to find a home for them. Called the shelter. They offered to vaccinate them. Although shelter was full, gave support and we were able to find a home for them.

    Pros

    wonderful staff, helpful and kind

    Cons

    they need more space to house animals as they are a no kill shelter and rescue many animals.

  • 218. SPCA

    by: Brookelynskeyes

    I like the shelter. You may have to pay a small fee for adopting an animal, but they make sure that they have all their shots, and are spayed or neutered. The shelter really does need more room though. The number of animals that are getting dropped off at the shelter keeps rising, and the funding and the space stay the same. With the new ban on what Fort Drum calls "viscious" dogs, you can bet that the shelter could use all the help they can get.

    Pros

    Placement of animals

    Cons

    Space available for animals

  • 219. Could not be more pleased with my adoption experience.

    by: ninaof2girls

    Could not have been more pleased with my adoption experience. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was allowed to visit my dog before I could take her home. I was told in advance about her temperment and habits. Upon my visits I never found the place dirty at any time. It was always clean and well kept. Could not be happier. I have recommended the Jefferson County SPCA to everyone I know.

    Pros

    Everything about my adoption experience was as it should be. A good experience with no problems.

    Cons

    I have no complaints, everything was above expectations here.

  • 220. Great Customer Service!

    by: kixfan

    Every time I have gone to this shelter I have been treated great. The staff is very eager to answer any questions you may have. The pets are always clean and appear to be well cared for. Linda runs a top notch shelter!

    Pros

    Great staff, clean, easy to get to.

    Cons

    Noisy, crowded, expensive way to get a pet.

  • 221. Awesome shelter

    by: simpson71

    My neices and nephew have three cats from the Jefferson County SPCA and were very satisfied. The staff was really awesome!

    Pros

    knowledgable and caring staff

    Cons

    needs to be bigger

  • 222. SPCA Jefferson COunty NY

    by: hebber

    I adopted a guinea pig there a while back, his name was melvin, he was the sweetest little guy i could ever ask for, he passed due to old age, from looking around in the spca, they are very dedicated to ALL of their animals...big or small.....keep up the good work!!

    Pros

    had a few different types of animals when i went in to choose from

    Cons

    wished i could help out the shelter more

  • 223. S.P.C.A. Great Place

    by: alphaerik

    I think the Jefferson County S.P.C.A. is a great place. I adopted my dog from there, and have told many of my family members and friends about this great place. I would recommend the Jefferson County SPCA to anyone looking to adopt a pet.

    Pros

    Great Staff, great place

    Cons

    None

  • 224. WOW--Jefferson County SPCA (GREAT TEAM)

    by: 4everfawn

    This is quite a Team! These people (staff and volunteers) work so diligently with the animals. Careful consideration and sensitivity is given to the animals and potential adopters. Linda Miles is such a credit to her profession. She and her staff go to great lengths to make sure the animals are clean, properly nurished and medically treated. I have had friends that have adopted a pet from Jefferson County SPCA and my friends have found that they have a wonderful pet for a long time. Jefferson County can be proud to have such a great team a our local S.P.C.A. They are hard workers and to be commended. Good Job Gang! We are proud of you!

    Pros

    Professionalism/Genuine Caring for All Animals

    Cons

    Economy/Space

  • 225. good deeds

    by: bwiggy

    the Jefferson county SPCA does all they can to help animals in our area, they go on the news and radio stations to advertise their services. kudos to them!!

    Pros

    helpful

    Cons

    none

  • 226. great facility

    by: tdybear244

    The JCSPCA is a wonderful haven for animals and a great place to find a lifelong pet. We are fortunate to have this facility in our area. I have gotten animals from this facility as well as taken animals that heartless people have dropped off at our home. They take the animals without questions and care for them like they have been their pets forever.

    Pros

    no kill facility

    Cons

    needs updating

  • 227. Jefferson COunty SWPCA ROCKS!

    by: joannen

    I love the Jefferson County SPCA! ALl on staff are always willing to help in any way and they are always very grateful to recieve donations of any kind. They were so helpful when we were looking for a kitten and Idgie was the perfect match with us!

    Pros

    friendly staff, staff cares for the animals

    Cons

    too small - we need an addition!

  • 228. Friendly staff and very clean

    by: hrgaebel

    We just recently adopted a kitten from here and the people are wonderful there. I thinkt hey do a great job at this spca. Keep up the good work.

    Pros

    It was easy to adopt

    Cons

    They really could use a bigger area for all they do.

  • 229. Great Morals

    by: schwerzy7

    I have never been fortunate enough to adopt from the Jefferson Country SPCA, but I know that it is a great place. There are only 5 shelters in NY that do not euthanize animals to make room for other animals, and this SPCA is one of them! I really appreciate that. The Jefferson SPCA has great community support too! They must be doing something right to achieve all this!

    Pros

    does not euthanize when shelter becomes full

    Cons

    the SPCA did not win the makeover last time!

  • 230. The Best SPCA

    by: jersy123

    When I adopted my cat, I found out how helpful the staff was to find the perfect friend for you. I loved how they had the litter pans all nice and clean. This was an awesome visit although I could see that they were full the the bursting point with pets.

    Pros

    Very well trained and helpful staff, very clean, not many airbourn smells.

    Cons

    not a whole lot of shelter space for more pets.

  • 231. My Dog's Health

    by: Snowflake47

    If you need help with your animal and he/she is very sick. You can make sure that you can go to the SPCA and get help. I did and my beagle, Maggi is doing great. She was very sick an I went to the shelter for help and they gave it to me. The shelter was very clean and the staff was very caring and empathetic with your pet and you. I cannot say how great these people are when it comes to helping your pets.

    Pros

    Great Place for animals

    Cons

    Staff is fantastic!!!!

  • 232. Great place to get a new family member

    by: mimedukes

    We got our cat from the SPCA last October and she is AWESOME! She had a few minor medical needs when she arrived and they took great care of her and now she is happy, healthy and spoiled.

    Pros

    They take great care of the animals

    Cons

    They need more room

  • 233. I LOVE THE JEFFERSON SPCA

    by: amgreen18

    the jefferson spca is an amazing shelter and take in so many animals they need this makeover because they are affiliated with so many people and they need more space so they can find all the amazing animals new homes

    Pros

    awesome staff

    Cons

    we need a makeover!!

  • 234. my first adoption

    by: SparklesMarie

    When I was nine the family cat named Goofy died in April 1998 my dad said we wouldn't be getting a new cat but everyone fought it and finally he broke down and admitted he missed being greeted at the door after work by Goofy. In November I was given 55 dollars to go to Watertown with my sister and her friend to get a new cat. I had an idea what I wanted but I didn't expect to meet Sparkles. The shelter was quite noisy and crowded. I saw a bunch of kitten s with their mama and thought maybe i would get one of them. To get aquainted with the shelter i walked around the dog kennel area first then returned to the cat area. I walked around and saw a lot of cats and they all meowed and patted at me. I walked over to one cage and saw a cat about 5 months old, she was just sitting quietly and gazing at me. I knew right then she was the one for me. At first no one knew if she was a girl or boy cat I told thenm it was a girl and no one beleived me so they checked the tattoo on her tummy and she was a girl. I asked what her name was and they told me sparkles because of the way her eyes shined. I decided to keep the name and filled out the paper work, but I wasnt paying too much attention to that because I was looking at my new baby. We bought one of those cardboard carrier things and started on our way home. Sh yawled all the way home and still does in the car on the way to the vet, I dont blame her! The shelter was helpful and aswered any questions I had and it was quite clean besides the normal daily mess that was happening. One of the things I noticed the most was the lack of space in the place and the cages. Sparkles acts as my mother and my familiar I like to say which is a witches help because she follows me everywhere and tries to keep me safe when I go out on walks. She is my best friend. When she dies which i dont want to happen ever but it is inevitable I will definitely go back there to get another cat.

    Pros

    Wide selection and helpful

    Cons

    Needs more space

  • 235. dog

    by: beth3sm

    i went there and saw a dog i liked 3 days later he he was mine. if i was to get a another dog i would go there. they do need to win this because they do need a larger place to keep there animal's. linda is a wonderful person she and the shelter deserve to win first place

    Pros

    very helpful

    Cons

    there was a dog i want but it was already taken not there fault

  • 236. 3 cheers for Linda Miles and her staff!

    by: cshaw001

    We adopted our wonderful cat Dougie from the Jefferson County SPCA in the summer of 2007. He was about 3 months old. SOOOO cute and friendly.\nHe has welcomed us into his life, and enjoys his indoor life style. We would highly recommend this wonderful shelter to anyone looking for a forever friend. Linda Miles is wonderful with the animals, and in making the community a part of the shelter. Her weekly morning spot on the local news is looked forward to by our whole family. Please help her win this contest!!!!!

    Pros

    Very caring staff especially Linda Miles!!!! very clean!!

    Cons

    Really need the makeover win!!

  • 237. Volunteering

    by: katiefoley

    The SPCA in Watertown is my favorite place to go. Every sunday i walk and play with all the dogs. It is an amazing experience and everyone there is also so kind. I would never give up volunteering there.

    Pros

    Everyone really cares for the animals

    Cons

    Very small and crowded

  • 238. General

    by: shortg2006

    I have adopted two animals from this shelter. It has been a while since we have been there. The shelter is very nice. The people were so helpful. When i went to adopt my dog. There was two puppys and 1 was already called for and they closed at a certain time and we were late and they stayed open just to help us. And they also called the other person who wanted the other puppy and they were on their way also. The people there were so helpful and so caring. They just wanted to find a home for the animals.

    Pros

    friendly, afordable, helpful

    Cons

    small building

  • 239. Great place to find a family pet!

    by: Luckystar

    We found our dog Chelsea at the Jeff. Co. SPCA about 6 years ago. We are so thankful that we have such wonderful people working at our local shelter. They give so much of their time to raise money for the shelter and are very active in our community. Our dog was left by a military family that could no longer care for her. It is such an important service for all of the animals in our community (and for people too.)

    Pros

    The staff was very helpful when we went to look for a dog.

    Cons

    They are always full and can not accomodate everyone that wants to unload a pet.

  • 240. Fantastic place!

    by: megz0920

    Fantastic place. I frequently go in there just to visit and see the animals. I already have a cat, and can not have a dog, so I just visit. They are such wonderful people and are always busy getting things done. I don't often see the same animals in there, so they are doing very well at finding animals homes. Great pleace in all!

    Pros

    Very clean, friendly people

    Cons

    Don't have room for more animals.

  • 241. Great asset to Jefferson County

    by: ksdavis

    I got a wonderful loving small beagle several years ago. She is a very loyal companion and the shelter was helpful and very friendly when we went to look at all the dogs!!!\r\n\r\nThey definitely deserve the make-over!!

    Pros

    Helpful and definitely a shelter to praise

    Cons

    NONE

  • 242. Wonderful

    by: speenalynn

    I am the proud owner of 2 cats my husband and I adopted from the SPCA. We've had one about 5 years and the other 4 years. Each time we went to the shelter, the staff provided us with a nice history of each cat. Our oldest, was actually from an abuse/neglect case and has done a complete turnaround. The staff were very courteous,friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend anyone wishing to get a pet to adopt one from them.

    Pros

    small facility

    Cons

    expertise of staff

  • 243. The love of my life came from here

    by: bartcarrie

    The Shelter is great. I adopted Rudy (a chocolate lab/grey hound) mix from here 2 years ago. He is a beautiful dog inside and out.

    Pros

    No Kill, Microship all animals

    Cons

    A little messy

  • 244. SPCA

    by: ztT4MP91691236

    They deff need to get a makeover!

    Pros

    friendly

    Cons

    needs a makeover!

  • 245. JC SPCA and the Military...

    by: ztT4MP44816732

    I personally don't believe that the SPCA deserves to have such a makeover because they have many animals that wouldn't be on there hands if they adopted to military. Just because there are a handful of military people who dump animals when moving, etc, doesn't mean they are all that way. If they would adopt out to military, there would be several less dogs there waiting for fur-ever homes.

    Pros

    Non-kill

    Cons

    Picky adoptions

  • 246. Awesome Place!

    by: ztT4MP17062286

    Overall fun place to visit...I'll go again anytime!\r\n

    Pros

    Cool staff, fun pets, AWESOME!

    Cons

    Some lack of space...LETS WIN!!!

  • 247. Love it

    by: roniful

    I think what this center is doing for all the animals that it can manage to hold is a very noble thing and this center deserves it more than anyone !!!

    Pros

    They are helping out the ones that can't help themselves

    Cons

    Nothing

  • 248. greatly needed

    by: j

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a great place and much needed place in Northern New York. Sinc\r\nthe l0th Mountain Division is stationed here right at\r\nFort Drum, there is a temendous need for our local \r\nSPCA. For one thing, when a military family needs to move, what if they cannot bring their animal with them? Just because you are in a military family and\r\nyour Dad/Mom may face deployment, does that mean\r\nthat you can never, ever have the enjoyment of a pet? Hopefully not. What is a family that does not have an animal to love?\r\nPlease help us here - the winter's are very cold and\r\npets cannot be left on their own. Plus it has always been a fairly poor section of the country compared to other places. Alot of old families - very hard workers - tough people. Some of them would care\r\nfor their pet before themselves. Good people.

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    none

  • 249. Way to Go!

    by: tc1242000

    This is so exciting-TOP THREE!!! We need this makeover so badly-our human and animal population is growing, but the facilities haven't. Good luck Jefferson County SPCA-you deserve to win!!!

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    needs updates/addition badly!

  • 250. 10 cheers for Jefferson county SPCA!

    by: sjschunke

    so pround to be a part of a community that pulls together. Jefferson county SPCA has more then earn a makeover. They've learn that friends and community pull together in a time of need. I'm praying for a win for the spca . And even if they don't win, we can all stand proud that we have a community like Jefferson County. Our spca has a great reputation . they are clean, and care well for our animals. the staff are kind caring loving people. 10 stars for the spca. Our prayers are with you .

    Pros

    They are neat and clean, great customer service, and they have the best of staff. 5 star all the way

    Cons

    Need a good makeover!!!

  • 251. cheers for jefferson county spca

    by: lea46

    My family and I are cheering for Jefferson County SPCA in Watertown NY to win your million dollar makeover. They have done so much with what they have, and have always been so helpful and friendly. I have taken my grandkids there to pick out a pet and have been amazed at how they talked them through the whole process of not just selecting a pet, but taking care of that pet for years to come. They desperately need a makeover and I pray that they win this wonderful prize. Thank you, Laura and Joe Amedeo, Watertown, NY

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    need more room

  • 252. committed

    by: aniamalover

    i would love to see the spca win the million dollar make over i got my decreased dog from them she was my angel its now been 18 yrs sience i went thier except when thier vet took great care in giving my angel the best care she could have she lived for 16 yrs.im now looking to adopted another dog .i went to the spca there are still very friendly and willing to help in any way thy can to make sure you get the right aniamal for your family.this is the only place i will get my dog from for thy have them fixed and make sure thy have all thier shots and are very heathly and thy even let you know how much and what brand of food thy are currently eating.thy tell you everything thy can about the aniamals past history .\r\nthy are most worthly of recieveing the millon dollar makeover god bless them all

    Pros

    very caring people

    Cons

    not large enough

  • 253. I HOPE WE WIN THE MAKEOVER!!!!

    by: ztT4MP26641453

    Upstate New York needs a good shelter with enough space to house the pets that are left by soldiers being deployed and moving from Fort Drum.. they try so hard, but theres only so much you can do with the limited space... we need this makeover!

    Pros

    amazing staff

    Cons

    not enough space for the animals - so many turned away

  • 254. A great place.

    by: asm98513

    I love the people who work here. They really know what they are doing. You can tell that these people are here for the animals. My dogs love visiting the ladies. I think they totally deserve the makeover money. Its wonderful to find a no kill shelter.

    Pros

    wonderful, friendly and helpful staff

    Cons

    Could use an update on facility

  • 255. SPCA Jefferson County

    by: oubliette

    The SPCA of Jefferson County deserves a makeover. They have kind staff there and lots of animals. I've volunteered there and they are very small place and deserve a bigger place for all the animals. I hopr they win!

    Pros

    nice staff

    Cons

    very small

  • 256. spca helped me

    by: noheat

    i had just lost my dog of 7 yrs and i was heart broken so we used to go to the spca and just look at the dogs well one day we saw princess and it was love at first sight we have now had her for 3 yrs and we love her without linda and the crew at spca we wouldnt of found her and we are greatfull everyday that we did

    Pros

    they help alot of people

    Cons

    they need a bigger place

  • 257. continued support

    by: lmallette9792

    Enjoyed seeing the turn out for Zootoo on Channel 7 and the video of it on this website was very moving. It's sad that any animal has to end up in a shelter but they are fortunate to have the staff of Jefferson Co. SPCA. It would be great for our community to see a new facility go up, if they win this contest it will be perfect timing. With our Ft. Drum expansion unfortunately the military families are going to have to place their pets for adoption when they get orders to leave and I really don't see how they can meet the needs of these animal without it.

    Pros

    Proper placement of pets in new homes

    Cons

    lack of space and future crunch w/ Ft. Drum expansion

  • 258. We love the SPCA

    by: RachyG

    Our family has always adopted our animals from the SPCA. The passion and love they show for all of the animals is great! With Ft. Drum growing larger and larger it's my hope that the animal shelter will grow as well and that they can help all the animals find a loving home!

    Pros

    Friendly and Caring volunteers

    Cons

    could use more space

  • 259. I Hope that is SPCA get the help it needs

    by: tughill

    I Truly hope you get the help you need so much. It is an outstanding thing that you do for this area and with the Huge growth from Fort Drum there is even more need than ever before for places like you.\r\nGood Luck \r\nGod Bless

    Pros

    only no kill for cats around

    Cons

    limited space

  • 260. careing

    by: beasleybarker

    i love this place\r\n\r\n they need the help

    Pros

    help many animals when there owners go to war

    Cons

    need more space

  • 261. Devoted staff

    by: contino

    I love watching Linda Miles and her beautiful animals that need a loving home on Channel 7 every Monday morning. We are fortunate to have a place that does not kill any of the animals here in Jefferson county. I know that they struggle to survive on the limited income they have to work with. Linda even plowed the driveway herself when it snowed (and it snows a l lot here!). The Jefferson County S.P.C.A. would not be here if it were not for the devoted staff and volunteers.

    Pros

    The staff is great

    Cons

    it needs more space

  • 262. Jefferson County Animal shelter is great

    by: MariposaBLF

    My fiancie and I went to Jefferson County Animal shelter one day to see what was there and kill some time before I went to work. Little did we know we'd end up bringing home a new family member. The staff really helped us out with bringing home the right pet for us. Tessy our gray tabby cat is the sweetest baby ever. We love her so much and really appreciate the shelter. \r\n\r\n\r\n~Beth

    Pros

    Friendly, understanding and helpfull staff

    Cons

    Could have a better layout and more space for animals and supplies

  • 263. your welcome

    by: crazycatlady82

    i love linda miles and her staff. i used to help out there, and she is reforming animals . food aggresive dogs are no longer food aggressive. two thumbs up to staff!!!

    Pros

    animals of every size are taken in

    Cons

    not always room

  • 264. A cute community with a cute shelter

    by: yankeefool51166

    I think this shelter is great. And its so nice that it is on the top 20 to get a makeover. This community is a little town and it will be nice to see it awarded with a makeover. All these darling animals could use it.

    Pros

    very clean and great people that volunteer here

    Cons

    I dont see any cons.

  • 265. In need of a little help, but on to a great start.

    by: Mousey

    Ever since I've started volentering at Jefferson Countys S.P.C.A in watertown, my liking for the care of animal has incresed. It's a great thing to know that the Animals at the S.P.C.A are being cared for by generious people. Thank you.\r\n

    Pros

    The no kill policy is great.

    Cons

    The shelter is in a little bit of a rough shape.

  • 266. the director and volunteers work so very very hard with these wonderful animals. thanks to you all

    by: myteddybear

    always caring, always sharing their lives with the care and upkeep of the animals.

    Pros

    thanks linda miles and volunteers and everyone working with the animals

    Cons

    none

  • 267. In need of a face lift

    by: curlyq

    I have lived in this area for 50 years. Growing up here as an adult and child we use to take trips to the ASPCA to look at the animals. I have adopted several dogs and cats throughout my life time from them. They even took a dog back that we adopted as it was not a good match for my kids.\r\nI believe the Jeff County ASPCA does the best they can with the old facility that they have. It is unfortunate that they can not take in more animals due to their lack of space.

    Pros

    They do the best with what they have

    Cons

    Need updated facility and more space for animals, staff, supplies, equipment

  • 268. Perfect Place... Love It

    by: kcolwell

    I visited it this year i think it is a perfect place to take care of animals when u think about it you cant write a bad review about a place that takes care of animals if u truly love them.

    Pros

    yes

    Cons

    no

  • 269. SPCA IS A WONDERFUL PLACE!!!

    by: Pammydo

    I visited the SPCA 7 years ago, when I was looking for a kitten for my kids. We found this adorable little tiger kitten in a cage with her sister, so we said we would take her. The staff there made me a great offer, if we took the one kitten, they would give us her sister too, because she would cry without her sister. So we came home with our 2 little girls, and 7 years later, Cagney & Lacey are doing great, they have made wonderful pets for me and my family. We will forever be greatful for the wonderful things that the SPCA does for the north country..

    Pros

    Caring, Loving Staff..

    Cons

    They need more room to keep doing all the great things they do.

  • 270. Very helpful

    by: CassondraE

    I have volunteered there and have taken my girl scout troops there to help before. They made the experience fun for the kids. They have also helped me get my puppy back when she was lost so I am forever thankful.

    Pros

    They were very helpful when my pet was lost and helped me get her back.

    Cons

    None yet but the place is awful small

  • 271. GREAT PLACE

    by: shunt

    These are truly caring and compasssionate people. And they definitely deserve to win this makeover so they can continue to do the great job that they do!

    Pros

    GREAT STAFF

    Cons

    They need more space!!!

  • 272. Linda's Love

    by: bilmar07

    We've known Linda Miles and the Jefferson County SPCA for years and we're simply amazed at how she has provided such a great shelter for the animals with the little space she has to work with.\r\nShe truly cares about the welfare of ALL her animals.\r\nWe got our new Lab, Tasha, from Linda, and there's\r\na perfect example of the GREAT CARE given. The Jefferson County SPCA does much for the community, also, by working with authorities making sure all animals in the area are treated with respect.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Bill & Mary Benway

    Pros

    Very thoughtful to both animals and people

    Cons

    They need a bigger place!

  • 273. The greatest place on earth!

    by: wry117

    When my childhood cat of 15 years was ill with feline leukemia I never thought we'd get another cat. But after she was gone there was a definate void in our house. My mom and I decided to go and "look" at some local pet stores. Nothing jumped out at us. Then a friend told us to check out our SPCA. Unsure we went up and checked it out. We were so pleasantly surprised to be greeted with such an enthusiastic staff who took us right to the cats and introduced us to our cat Cali. They took care of the paperwork quickly and we were on our way home with Cali, giving her a second chance! Then a few short years later we surprised my mom on Christmas Day with another kitten from the SPCA! We've been very happy and blessed with the pets we have gotten!

    Pros

    close, friendly and cautious staff

    Cons

    Not big enough to do what they are capable of!

  • 274. i've been there once

    by: VBrasie

    my family went to the jefferson county spca a while ago, we didnt get a pet then we were just looking at that time. but it was a great experence at that time.

    Pros

    they all know alot about the animals that are there

    Cons

    is too small, they really need this prize

  • 275. Excellent Excellent Excellent!

    by: ztT4MP97604794

    This shelter is is great need of an update. I wish that there were other shelters that cared as much as this one does. The animals are well taken care of and I would take an animal from there anytime if I had more room.

    Pros

    Healthy animals

    Cons

    Needs more room

  • 276. People for PETS

    by: ztT4MP13511606

    Our experience has always been positive and we highly recommend our friends and neighbors to think of adoption at the Jefferson County S.P.C.A.\r\n\r\nMy husband and I have lived in Jefferson County for 30+ years and have yet to find Linda Miles unwilling to go the extra mile to ensure the welfare and safety of all the beautiful pets under her care.\r\n\r\nBecause of the need for a larger facility and the continued quality care all of the pets receive, a makeover would truely be a positive\r\nstep to help the S.P.C.A. and its dedicated staff to continue doing such a terrific job!!\r\n\r\nPhyllis and Ron Marshall

    Pros

    Always a great place to go when you need a best friend

    Cons

    Can't think of any, they really do a great job!!

  • 277. Hall Family

    by: nybigsis

    I have been here many times and have been impressed with the care and handling of the animals.

    Pros

    Caring

    Cons

    none that I've known

  • 278. Help the SPCA

    by: ShelterFan

    Our shelter needs updating. If you're looking for a pet this is the place to go. A non kill shelter, the animals are well treated, up-to-date on shots and treatments before adoption. Staff are excellent.

    Pros

    Great Staff

    Cons

    None

  • 279. Loving & Dedicated Staff

    by: brennansmom99

    I have adopted two cats from this SPCA. They are the coolest cats anyone could ever ask for. They are just like having two more kids. I'm thinking about adopting another! Keep up the good work Linda Miles (and staff-sorry don't remember all of your names)!

    Pros

    Animals are always well cleaned & cared for?

    Cons

    Small facility - need more room!

  • 280. An Amazing Shelter!

    by: catapa62

    This is a WONDERFUL shelter. I love my kitten I got from there three years ago. He is my best friend! Thank you again for my wonderful kitty!

    Pros

    Wonderful SPCA!

    Cons

    Can't think of any!

  • 281. Saving Lives for Years

    by: uglypuppy

    Growing up my father always got our animals from the SPCA, our pets have always been another member of the family. When my husband came home from Iraq and wanted a cat I wasn't sure, but agreed to go and look. He of course fell in love with an impossibly tiny long-haired kitten. She was sick had worms and we had to wait for three days...but the SPCA did everything they could for her, even made sure we had medicine to bring home ...and now she is as much one of our kids as the ones that really are ours. Three years later I am still thankful they cared enough to save her and were patient enought to explain to us everything we needed to know to continue her care and keep her healthy and happy.

    Pros

    The staff is so caring and willing to help in any way they can

    Cons

    The shelter is just to small, it inhibits them on the amount of animals they can shelter.

  • 282. Small Building BIG Hearts

    by: VWLVR

    The Jefferson County S.P.C.A is one of the places you can go and find kind hearted people taking care of animals. It saddens me everytime I go, and see those faces behind the cages, but I can leave knowing they are being well taken care of. They are always very friendly, even though the building is small, they make due.

    Pros

    Loving Staff

    Cons

    Small Building

  • 283. They have a BIG Heart

    by: schneider

    This shelter may be very small but every one here has a very big heart when it comes to animals. They have said if it doesn't work out with you and your new animal you can bring it back. Most places want the animal gone and they do not want it back! They even have a spot on the local TV morning news show once a week....I think that says alot about the shelter (they really care). They work hard to get the word out about the shelter and the animals that need to be adopted. With the army base growing so is the number of pets that need homes. The shelter was only made for a small number and it has far exceded that. They are in great need of a larger shelter or better yet.... a very large number of adoptions!

    Pros

    Big hearts/Well cared for/Try hard

    Cons

    Shelter to small for the big number of animals they take in/can only do so much with what you have.

  • 284. NEEDS A MAKE OVER!!

    by: Beav1973

    Linda and her staff are really great people, but the building really needs a MAJOR overhaul. The need for a bigger kennel area for the dogs and cats is a necessity, but Linda takes in all kinds of animals, not just dogs and cats and they need areas for ALL animals to be kept for adoption. Help them out so they can All have a home.

    Pros

    Great staff & Linda is so caring!!

    Cons

    Needs a major make over

  • 285. Good Luck Jefferson County SPCA

    by: NorthernNY

    Scruffy came from this shelter. The staff was great. The kennels were clean and well maintained. All the animals were well taken care of. Linda and the staff really have a love for animals and it shows when you visit the shelter and on Monday mornings when Linda brings pets on the morning news. (Which I look forward to seeing every week) Good luck with this contest. Thanks for taking such good care of Scruffy till I got there to bring him home with me.

    Pros

    Great Place for Pets to stay safe until they find a permanent home

    Cons

    None

  • 286. jefferson county spca in watertonw

    by: yankeefan21142

    probably the best place in the world to get a pet. needs a new building, which is why they should win the makeover contest!

    Pros

    clean, knowledgeable staff, etc.

    Cons

    building is getting old, not enough space

  • 287. Dolby

    by: Windswept03

    great place near Watertown to find a pet.

    Pros

    friendly staff members

    Cons

    need evening longer hours for working folks

  • 288. Great service to our community!

    by: nicolew

    The staff at the Jefferson County SPCA is knowledgeable and caring. They do a great job and deserve a presentable shelter for our growing community.

    Pros

    friendly

    Cons

    small

  • 289. Facilities are too small

    by: darcknyte

    This SPCA is too small, and I hear stories from people turned away from dropping off an animal (generally cats) due to lack of space. As mentioned in their own description, only shelter around that even accepts cats. This means everyone looking to unload a feline comes to them. The buildings it does have are out-dated, to say the least. With Fort Drum expanding, and the area in general growing in direct relation, this shelter is in great need of the million dollar makeover.

    Pros

    No kill facility

    Cons

    Too small

  • 290. Where I've gone my entire life to get pets!

    by: FrenchiesWifey

    My family and I have always gone to the Jefferson County SPCA for our animals! Since I was a little girl, we've adopted pets over the years. Our first pet was a puppy we named Snoopy, then another dog a few years later named TJ and 2 kittens we named Tiger and Adidas. Unfortunatley, both Snoopy and TJ have passed away but both of our cats are still with us! When I moved out of my parents house, i decided to get my own animal and i found and fell in love with a puppy, i named her Angel. She's now 6 years old! When my husband and i moved in together, angel got a play mate with his dog, chief. About 2 years ago, both angel and chief were in a car accident. Angel made it through, but Chief was too old and didn't make it. It took my husband a year to think about getting another dog. When we we're ready, we went to the SPCA and found our newest family member, Rox. He chose us :) When we went to adopt him, the volunteers at the facility wanted to be sure that he was going to a permanent home and had us bring in Angel and our then 2 year old son to make sure that everyone got along! Seeing Rox with our son and Angel showed us how much he was going to fit in with our family! I'm gratefull that the SPCA is here and that our family has another great animal in it!

    Pros

    Friendly Staff!

    Cons

    Not always enough puppies :)

  • 291. Thank You

    by: ztT4MP23065791

    I lost a very good friend in November 2007, it was terrible-I work Monday-Friday and loved my weekends until then, Chester will always be in my heart, but life goes on.\r\n\r\nIn January 2008 I told my husband I needed new companions-now we have two of the most wonderful kids. From the SPCA!!!\r\n\r\nThanks to them I like my weekends again!

    Pros

    I was able to play with my new additions

    Cons

    I had to wait two days until mine was ready

  • 292. SPCA is awesome

    by: schreck72

    the SPCA is awesome we been getting are cats and dog from there they are the sweetest animals that can be!

    Pros

    SPCA

    Cons

    SPCA

  • 293. New Addition to the Family

    by: wintergurl18

    Sitting and waiting, he had the cutest face. Right then I knew he was the one for us. His pen was very clean and neat. I had been to the shelter a few times and each time the conditions were great. The animals are well cared for there. Shadow is now 7 months old, rambunctious, he loves to give kisses galore and he thinks he is a lap dog even though he now weighs 76 lbs.

    Pros

    Let my other dog meet the new puppy before I decided to take the new puppy home.

    Cons

    The building is not big enough for all the animals that people are leaving behind and are not taking good care of.

  • 294. we love the spca

    by: sarah1099

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a wonderful organization but they are so in need of this make over! They not only open the doors to these animals, but they open their hearts as well! Our dog came from the SPCA 8 years ago and when we are ready for an addition to our family, we will go back to the SPCA. With Fort Drum soldiers coming and going from the area, the SPCA is going to need more room and supplies to care for the incoming animals. The SPCA staff and animals all deserve the makeover!!

    Pros

    clean, friendly staff

    Cons

    small, limited room

  • 295. Haven for God's Creations

    by: smithsg

    Jefferson County S.P.C.A. has been a viable business for many years, taking care of all animals needing help. They do not kill any animals but place them in as many homes as possible. The caring staff has assisted in retrieving animals found in homes of people who had abandoned the homes, saving them and nursing them back to health. The shelter needs a larger facility to accommodate more animals and a cat house for the many cats and kittens orphaned. A haven for God's creatures would be a blessing.

    Pros

    Loving, kind, professional, caring to all animals and compassionate

    Cons

    shelter too small to accommodate all animals as needed

  • 296. Experience counts

    by: ztT4MP67869745

    Over the past years I have gotten 2 cats, 2 dogs and several rabbits. I have great memories of each of those animals. They were great friends. I have never regretted getting them. This SPCA has a very knowledgable staff. I have personally seen the staff in action to suit the best type of pet for an individual and/or family. The animals are healthy and the staff is always ready to give advice for each breed of dogs it has available. I am impressed by the level of care that each animal receives. I believe that this SPCA deserves to win a grant.

    Pros

    Linda Miles & staff know animal temperments

    Cons

    needs expansion

  • 297. Loving Place For Left Behind Pets

    by: tryx911

    This is a great place to turn to for a lot of people who live in upstate NY had have no other choice but to leave a pet behind. This place will do there very best to place to animal with a new home. Thank god we have a place like this.

    Pros

    This is a great place

    Cons

    Need more space

  • 298. Thanks for our new kid!

    by: jhnandkth

    We were soon-to-be empty nesters; KC came into our lives and has been a godsend. She's in shape, yet spoiled - attentive and aloof! Thank you, Linda et al for the great job you do!

    Pros

    our dog

    Cons

    none

  • 299. SPCA

    by: ethanr29

    The staff really care and are very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Pros

    Great group of people

    Cons

    need more space

  • 300. The Best

    by: rovanarnam

    You can always see compassion with Linda Miles \r\nand her staff. Also they are working under a lot of\r\npressure as the SPCA needs to have more space and \r\nbe brought up to date. \r\n

    Pros

    Great staff

    Cons

    no space

  • 301. love and compassion

    by: puppyluvme94

    i think that them showing so much compassion for theses animals is helping our society so much and it realy makes a difference to everyone! Theses animals have suffered so much all they need is a little love.

    Pros

    they deserve so much

    Cons

    written in a half in hour

  • 302. A Loving Home

    by: Patrick724

    Jefferson country animal shelter REALLY deserves\r\na make-over! The staff do so much for the animals that are bought there. Both the staff and the animals deserve a larger and updated home.

    Pros

    A loving home for our "friends."

    Cons

    N/A

  • 303. Help the Animals

    by: ztT4MP71678254

    Please help Jefferson County help all the animals in the area--with the increase in Soldiers going to war--this shelter has really picked up to help find a home for all the animals left behind!

    Pros

    Great Community Involvment

    Cons

    none known!

  • 304. More pets

    by: cjvkakr

    Just by this passage you can tell that these people really care. It isn't about what they want, it's about what the animals need. True animal lovers at heart, these people would bend over backwards-or do whatever it takes to save as many animals as possible. They are so deserving of this makeover and I'd love to see it happen for them.

    Pros

    They are soooo caring and have so much knowledge

    Cons

    They dont have enough room to get more animals into safe homes

  • 305. Please help them

    by: Lorilei

    The SPCA is a great establishment. They are very caring and handle the animals wonderfully. In the past two years our area has double if not more than doubled in size. We live near an army base and we just keep on growing. Our SPCA needs the help to expand with the economy in our area. Please help them.

    Pros

    They are very great to work with.

    Cons

    They are too small and need to grow

  • 306. THEY DESERVE IT!

    by: m2thej2them

    Very caring about the animals and the people of the community (they don't give their animals to just anyone). Very Clean. Great!! They TOTALLY deserve this makeover!

    Pros

    take in just about any animal

    Cons

    none

  • 307. dedicated

    by: Tpistolesi

    Caring and concerned staff for the animals as well as the people adopting the pets.

    Pros

    very caring

    Cons

    none

  • 308. Help the Helpless

    by: AnneProuty

    Take in all pets referred to them. Also have foster "parents" to help when the facility is too full.

    Pros

    A non kill facility

    Cons

    Lack of room.

  • 309. Incredible Dedication

    by: Mona2

    This is a great organization with insufficient facilities and support. Let's help them get the resources they need to do the job!

    Pros

    Dedicated and hardworking

    Cons

    insufficient facilities

  • 310. great community asset

    by: jay0508

    This shelter is truly a visible part of our community. The director does PR spots on TV to let people know about fund-raisers and also to present an animal or two who are available for adoption. The shelter has intervened on several sad neglect cases over the past few years. This usually necessitates extra work for the staff and volunteers, and also involves great expense for the food and vet care which must be provided to the poor animals involved. Often the community responds with donations for food and supplies.\r\n Personally, I have adopted two of my pets from the SPCA (a turtle and a half-feral kitten who seemed to like me). The staff was very helpful and encouraged me to bring in pictures of the pets after they had adapted to my home. They seem to truly care about each placement!\r\n This shelter does so much with the small building they have now. I have noticed they could really use a larger area to house the small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs), reptiles (like my turtle), and the birds (which usually end up near the directors desk in the reception area). I have seen a beautiful "green" shelter with it's environmentally friendly design and wish we could have a facility like that for our Jefferson County shelter!

    Pros

    friendly, caring staff

    Cons

    poor housing for small animals and reptiles

  • 311. Only shelter that accepts cats!

    by: rjcronk

    You are a wonderful shelter for being no kill and accepting cats. Open over 100 years !!!

    Pros

    Wow I thought all shelters accepted cats

    Cons

    none

  • 312. Great Place to adopt an animal

    by: junebug88fan

    This is a nice place to adopt an animal. They care about each and every one. They also have a knowledgeable vet who works on the animals, Dr. Andre Charlebois. I donate money every chance I get. I wish there were more places like this one.

    Pros

    They care about the animals

    Cons

    none

  • 313. The best and ONLY option in the area for MANY animals!

    by: drshari

    My family has lived in this area for generations and this facility tries harder than any that we have known to help as many animals as possible with the best care that they are able. Many times their abilities are cut short due to a lack of space. We have a large army base with a high turnover of families moving in and out of town - sometimes leaving their animals here with us due to unforeseen circumstances. Our weather in the snow belt is very harsh on our strays and many people have to feed multiple cats / dogs etc just to get theem through the winters because they can't get them a spot in the SPCA. The facility does INCREDIBLE work despite not having ANY governmental funding - they rely soley on donations of time / energy and money from the local people. I hope that the board at zootoo not only takes the number of points into account when deciding on their makeover. Of course Washington DC will have a higher number than ours - we are a TINY rural town in upstate NY. I hope they consider what a big jump we have taken in our ranking showing our level of dedication to our animals of upstate NY (for such a small town!)

    Pros

    NO KILL !! Accepts ALL kinds of animals! Dedicated staff!

    Cons

    none

  • 314. RandyR (Snickers)

    by: RandyR

    When my husband and I decided to adopt, we chose to come to Watertown (we live in Rochester) instead of adopting here because my sister had adopted her cat from the Jefferson County SPCA and was very very happy with the way she was treated. She couldn't say enough about the center and its staff. Needless to say, I have never regreted going there to get Snickers. She is the joy of our life and my experience there was everything she said it would be. I would highly recommend the Shelter.

    Pros

    Highly efficient and loving staff members

    Cons

    Greatly needs to be expanded

  • 315. Love this SPCA

    by: MamaP

    Being near the military, there has always been a huge turnover of animals displaced due to deployments and moves. So many animals are left on the street and I am glad we have the SPCA here, as many of our past duty stations have just had high-kill shelters, were some animals have a few days to be adopted. Just wish the shelter was bigger to handle more animals.

    Pros

    Glad we have this organization here

    Cons

    Needs a bigger facility

  • 316. cudos to Jeff County SPCA

    by: braven

    Our area desperately needs this no-kill SPCA. We are near a large military base - Ft. Drum, home of the\r\n10th Mountain Division. They are the most deployed division in the military. Therefore, when deployed they need homes for their beloved pets. The SPCA has done a great job in assisting but need more spppppacccce.

    Pros

    Caring Knowledgeable staff. Our contact has been very satisfying

    Cons

    Need more space

  • 317. Pets Adored

    by: Max33

    I have used the SPCA in the past and recieved several animals from them. All of the animals were excellent as I was told they would be. I would recommend to anyone if they were interested in having a pet, this is the place to go. The staff is very friendly and willing to help and answer any questions.

    Pros

    Excellent Shelter

    Cons

    None

  • 318. Got my dog from the spca

    by: michaelmcardell

    I got my dog from there 2 years ago.Very good dog and very loyal& protective.

    Pros

    Very helpfull staff and very clean shelter

    Cons

    They need more room because our community has grown

  • 319. awesome

    by: pancake24

    great place really deseverves that make over

    Pros

    great facility

    Cons

    sort of bad clean job

  • 320. Adopting through the Jefferson County SPCA

    by: bristo

    We adopted our dog "Bristo" from them about 5 years ago. We could not have asked for a better match. We saw him in the shelter a couple times while looking for a pet, one day we decided to take him out for a walk, we fell in love with him then. He is now a "Good Canine Citizen" and a registered "Therapy Dog". We also have a young child in the house and he has been really good with her. He even knows what toys are his and which ones are her hers, now only if she knew that. :-) My point is, if it hadn't been for the Jefferson County SPCA we would not have wound up with such a great member of our family.

    Pros

    We loved the place, it was clean and had very friendly staff.

    Cons

    None at this time.

  • 321. Great Shelter

    by: MattM

    Great staff and volunteers keep this shelter going.

    Pros

    Staff dedication

    Cons

    Building capacity

  • 322. Loving Staff

    by: jenmike99

    Jefferson SPCA is a great place to get a loving pet. Myself have gotten a few there.. I still have a cat that I got from there.. I would suggest that if you want and cat or dog, to go there first. Somtimes they even have other animals..

    Pros

    Very Clean/ Loving

    Cons

    Not enough Room for animals

  • 323. What a Grand Asset

    by: jdmarra

    Linda is such a grand asset for the Jefferson Country SPCA and has a genuine love and passion for her animals, their care and their future placement. Her weekly Monday morning review of animals in the shelter proves why she is so successful bringing people to her shelter for animal adoption and placement as I have personally dealt with both. Her team of managers continually strive through their creative fundraising events to maintain a facility condusive of proper animal care and is very deserving of the makeover that is being presented due her personal conviction to her passion of animals.

    Pros

    Great Care, Passion for Animals , Creativity for funding

    Cons

    Increase in population(Ft. Drum NY) need bigger and better facility to accommodate the animal demands

  • 324. jefferson co. spca

    by: arnman

    a very nice staff

    Pros

    caring & loving

    Cons

    none

  • 325. Top Notch

    by: gamepro

    The people there were very helpful, we were looking for a specific type of dog and they were able to accomodate our needs very well.

    Pros

    Friendly

    Cons

    None that I can Think of

  • 326. Makes many people SMILE!!

    by: sheparddavidson

    The caring people in this area are overwhelming a little help from other communities and agencys would be greatly appreciated im sure.They need a facility that is able to help and care for more animals.

    Pros

    Adopting an animal from them makes alot of people happy...they have gone over and beyond rescuing and taking care of animals in our area

    Cons

    A bigger and better shelter is needed for this area to accomidate the growing need.

  • 327. CONTEST

    by: sallylou66

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    Pros

    GREAT STAFF, GREAT EVERYTHING

    Cons

    NEED A LARGER FACILITY

  • 328. Desperate Makeover Needed

    by: Afarrell

    Everyone at the Jefferson County SPCA put the animals first. This facility is in desperate need of a makeover for many important reasons. Our local population is exploding with the influx of troops at the 10th Mountain Division in neighboring Fort Drum, New York. Families moving in and out of our community, many times, have to leave their pets behind....no animal is denied by the SPCA. They are taken in, cared for, fed, cleaned, and loved by the entire staff.....But animals need room and the SPCA, despite ongoing community outreach, fundraising, etc., does not have the funds to expand.....\r\n

    Pros

    Very Caring and Compassionate Animal Lovers

    Cons

    Increase in our local population, but not enough space for the animals in our community

  • 329. Help the pets in our area!!!

    by: sumpatlane

    Its for the pets!! In need of a makeover!

    Pros

    They care about who they adopt out the animals to.

    Cons

    Tooooo Small

  • 330. Spca

    by: yvonhunt

    Great place, however a makeover would be anyones dream!!!

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    needs makeover

  • 331. Good place to get a pet

    by: mimeduke

    Nice staff. Great at getting the word out about available animals. You want to adopt all the ones you see on TV in the morning! And all the animals get a chance here. Good luck in the run for the makeover!!!

    Pros

    Non-kill shelter

    Cons

    Needs makeover!! :-)

  • 332. GREAT PLACE!!!

    by: vet2be92

    The SPCA is a great place to adopt a pet and they're the only non kill shelter in the area. They really diserve this makeover so they can help more pets find homes.

    Pros

    great place to find a new pet!

    Cons

    none

  • 333. Amazing Service to Jefferson County!

    by: jrutig22

    The Jefferson County SPCA is the only non-kill facilitie for the area. Lost, abandoned, and lonely pets are lovingly taken in by this wonderful organization. The SPCA does all that it can to advertise the wide array of pets that they have in hopes for them to be adopted by loving owners!!! Way to go Jefferson County SPCA!!! The animals and animal lovers of the area thank you!

    Pros

    The Watertown SPCA offers a non-kill place for abandoned and lost pets to go instead of the pound.

    Cons

    Because the SPCA is non-profit they are unable to expand their services and building to full potential.

  • 334. My pets love this

    by: chappyjtc

    We got bailey from this SPCA she was very happy and well taken care of. The moble vet clinic outside has also been very helpful and caring our Dog and three cats like to go to this vet and thats is very inportant to me.

    Pros

    Clean and friendly staff

    Cons

    Need a bigger better building

  • 335. great people

    by: bsovie

    help we need a makeover

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    needs updating

  • 336. Great Shelter

    by: wisteriabunny

    I went with my friend when she took in 5 kittens. The staff reassured my friend that they would be adopted in no time. \n\nI had taken the time to look around at the surroundings and noticed that they have very little room for animals and definitely need a make over with more space.

    Pros

    Great Shelter

    Cons

    small shelter

  • 337. great

    by: amandaryan78

    great place.

    Pros

    no kill policy

    Cons

    none i can think of

  • 338. In need of a makeover

    by: dmcphers

    We are proud to support this shleter. In a very large community this very lightly funded SPCA does incredible work. We volunteer with them through the PetCo cat adoption program.

    Pros

    dedication and community support

    Cons

    lack of funding

  • 339. SPCA

    by: Chantal1805

    Great staff.

    Pros

    Very helpful staff

    Cons

    Kind of far from my home

  • 340. Improvements & expansion badly needed

    by: DirtyGert

    This shelter is in desperate need of updated services. With the influx of the military in this area over the past 5+years or so years the shelter is struggling with keeping up with the need of the community. With the local Army base here, the deployment of the soldiers and families frequently returning to their homestates until their soldier returns home leaves many an animal homeless. The current shelter can not prvides the services that are needed with the growth of the community. I would like to see them accepted for benefits for Make Over! The deserve it and need it!

    Pros

    friendly & caring staff

    Cons

    limited space

  • 341. Adopting Animals

    by: saacnmb

    My husband and I adopted a boxer named Apollo from the SPCA in July 2001n and he is the best dog we have ever had. Apollo will be 13 this summer. I am encouraging everyone to register to help the SPCA to win a makeover because the animals there would surely appreciate it. Lets help our beloved friends win a more comfortable place to stay while awaiting adoption for it us that they rely on for protection and health and they sure deserve it!!! Go Watertown SPCA.

    Pros

    Everyone there was very caring of the animals.

    Cons

    It is a small facility

  • 342. Absolutely Wonderful!

    by: Oaksong

    We got our cat Esmerelda from the shelter last fall, and we are incredibly happy. The kind people at the SPCA answered our questions, made suggestions, and let us interact with the various animals to see who would be the best fit. They are a wonderful presence in the community.

    Pros

    Kind, caring, knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Could use some more space

  • 343. very clean

    by: jean5

    overall the jefferson county spca is very clean and very helpful\r\nthe only problems their building is very old and they dont have enough room for the animals\r\nthere are many people moving in and out of this area and can not always take their pets

    Pros

    staff tries very hard

    Cons

    not enough room for all animals

  • 344. Excellent!

    by: charee13608

    It's a great place to go to adopt an animal. The animal will have been given a check-up and its shots. It will also have been spayed or neutered. So you know you have a healthy animal and you won't have to worry about it having little ones.

    Pros

    Knowledgeable!

    Cons

    Not Enough Room

  • 345. They love animals!

    by: sharon0115

    I adopted my beloved dog, Abigail, from the Jefferson County SPCA. She came to us spayed and had all her shots. No complaints!

    Pros

    Very caring!

    Cons

    Not enough room

  • 346. Great PLace

    by: robertsimpson

    We adopted are third pet, Baily a wonderful tuxedo kitten. They deserve the million dollar makeover.

    Pros

    wonderful facility

    Cons

    none

  • 347. grest caring shelter

    by: trexshort

    Caring staff that is always trying to help the animals.They truly need help with a makeover and deserve it.

    Pros

    caring ,animal loving staff

    Cons

    needs more room

  • 348. Best of all

    by: Templar2k7

    When you Come here you get great service and they tell how to handle the pets you get and also you can bring it back for a short time if somthing wrong. THing is they cant take all because they run out of space easily

    Pros

    Great service

    Cons

    too small for animals they get

  • 349. Shelter brings community awareness

    by: MrsMattz

    I have always appreciated the efforts of the Jefferson Co SPCA. Their spot on the local news lets folks know who they are, what pets are available, and reminds people of their responsibilities as a pet owner. I had to bring in a cat (we found out three was our limit!) and they were most accepting. The Staff is courteous, without being critical. I hope the local community will continue to use this facility and not abandon their pets. Kudos to you Jeff Co SPCA--Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Helpful staff

    Cons

    Needs to be updated

  • 350. The best shelter

    by: blbillhardt

    This shelter keeps in the lime light. Everyone is aware what the shelter is doing and all the events are adverise through out the comminity. This shelter has a very large support from the community and surrounding communities. The people who work there and the shelter is the best.

    Pros

    A lot of information about the shelter out there. Everyone knows about it

    Cons

    none

  • 351. More Than Just An Animal Shelter

    by: gpepe123

    I have had limited experience with this shelter but I have been impressed with what I experienced.\r\n\r\nAnytime I have "found" strays, usually dropped off, the people at the SPCA have been pleasantly helpful in finding good homes and in assisting me with care for the animals. Which I think all of these shelters are good at and strife to do their best for the animals.\r\n\r\nWhat makes this facility more than just an animal shelter is the communtiy service that it provides. \r\n\r\nFirst, it has functions that bring the community together such as dinners, dog walks, dances, and other types of fundraisers. At these functions there are games, good food, auctions, opportunities to bond with other pet owners, functions where your pets are welcome, and lots of fun.\r\n\r\nSecondly, this facility is very willing to work with everyone who wants to volunteer there. Not only does the staff make the volunteers feel welcomed, but they also make their volunteer experience both positive and successful. At least this is what I noticed when I was working with teenagers who volunteered at the SPCA.\r\n\r\nTo summarize my opinion, this facility not only helps the needy animals but also creates a bond among the people in the area.\r\n\r\n\r\n

    Pros

    It provides a needed service in this area.

    Cons

    It is an old, small shelter that makes it hard to care for the animals.

  • 352. Helps to the best of its ability, Great Photo

    by: edwin761

    A shelter saves so many lives. It is a great thing that can take in many unwanted beings and find them a happy, healthy home.

    Pros

    Helps all it can

    Cons

    Never enought room or money

  • 353. Hey newcomers - read this

    by: ztT4MP93581125_DEAD_

    Hey, newcomers - You can write about 10 reviews each day and earn 20 points each time for the makeover contest - Write a review of pet products right now!\r\nWonderful, caring, loving staff. All animals are pampered and well cared for, but they're running out of space - \r\nJeffSPCA really needs a larger facility to cointinue to serve our growing community, especially with Fort Drum army post nearby.

    Pros

    caring, loving shelter with great veterinarian located there, too!

    Cons

    facility stretched to its limits

  • 354. Great shelter

    by: pms

    Although I'm not from the area, it sounds like you're doing a wonderful job. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    caring people

    Cons

    None

  • 355. Jefferson County SPCA work extra hard with less

    by: sbenny

    They could greatly use this makeover because they really need more room. I know that they are overwhelmed with animals on a daily basis and still do their best to take in as many as possible. Even though they are a non-profit agency, they are some of the hardest working people around. They do a wonderful job with the animals. My family always goes to them when we are looking for a new four-legged friend/family member. Good luck!!!

    Pros

    no-kill policy

    Cons

    need more space

  • 356. Exellent

    by: ztT4MP64853694

    All good

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    None

  • 357. my very first pet

    by: JeanKenney

    I got my very first pet in 1971 from the Watn SPCA--Bambi was my special pal until I got married and then was blessesd with 2 children--she then was their protector in all ways--her picture with our children still hangs over our fireplace--Our daughter got her first very own cat Lire from here and she has proven to be just as special to her too

    Pros

    very dedicated and caring in all aspects

    Cons

    really can't think of any

  • 358. Great Shelter

    by: Liresmom

    Great place. I got my beloved Lire at this shelter. They do such great things there for the welfare of the animals. They get so many animals from the local military fort--and try very hard to place them in good loving permanent families.

    Pros

    Great people

    Cons

    small --needs the makeover

  • 359. Many great friends can be found here!

    by: katharrienger

    This is a great, caring place with terrific people and animals. They need an update to their facility and we all need to help.

    Pros

    Wonderful people with terrific animals

    Cons

    they need help with the facility

  • 360. SPCA

    by: ninaporter

    I adopted a kitten from the SPCA in July 2001. The staff was very helpful and friendly! (I can't imagine not having Skeeter as part of our family.)\r\nI have been back a few times to drop off donations. The staff is always taking the time with each pet and caring for them.

    Pros

    Awesome leadership! Linda Miles is a great spokeswoman for the SPCA!

    Cons

    Location- It can be tricky to find.

  • 361. excellent

    by: KristinaT

    The Jefferson County SPCA is an excellent facility. The staff is caring and concerned and above all professional. The facility could definately use a makeover.

    Pros

    all

    Cons

    none

  • 362. Good Luck Jefferson Co. SPCA!

    by: spookycat

    I'm a pet lover, never adopted from the SPCA, but have friends who did. I lost a dog this year to old age - miss her terribly - but when I'm ready for another dog, I surely would like to adopt from the SPCA. Have great respect for the work they do.\r\nI enjoy watching Linda Miles and her animals on Monday morning on TV. \r\nTried to sign up friends for extra points - but did not\r\nearn any points for that. Sorry... Good luck!

    Pros

    very caring staff

    Cons

    need a bigger facility

  • 363. CHELSEA

    by: ROBINsay

    BACK IN THE 90'S MY FAMILY WANTED A DOG.I WENT AND ADOPTED CHELSEA.SHE WAS PART AUSTRALLIAN SHEP.I TOOK HER BACK TWICE AND WENT BACK FOR HER EACH TIME.I HAD THAT DOG FOR 14 YEARS WHEN SHE DIED AT 17 YEARS.LINDA AND HER STAFF ARE GREAT AND PATIENT PEOPLE.OBVIOUSLY!

    Pros

    VERY UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE

    Cons

    ALOT MORE PETS COMING AND NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR THEM

  • 364. ANGELS FOR ANIMALS

    by: ztT4MP75499607

    I'VE NEVER VISITED THIS SHELTER, BUT I ALREADY KNOW THEIR WONDERFUL-ANYONE WHO DEVOTES THIER PRECIOUS TIME TO SERVE ANIMALS ARE ANGELS IN FOR THE ANIMALS AND DESERVE ANYTHING THAT PROVIDES A BETTER LIFE FOR THE ONES WHO HAVE NO VOICE TO SPEAK - A GOOD DEED NEVER GOES UNNOTICED. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK YOU DO - YOU ARE MUCH APPRECIATED***\r\n\r\nSHARON D.\r\nNORTH SYRACUSE NY

    Pros

    ANIMALS ARE THEIR FIRST PRIORITY

    Cons

    NONE

  • 365. Necessary service to the community

    by: cape

    The Jefferson County SPCA has the job of housing lost and homeless pets in Jefferson County. Due to the proximity of Fort Drum the shelter has increased its guests tremendously. Some of the families at Fort Drum either get deployed or simply relocated and can not take the family pet along. They are then sent to the SPCA for adoption. The shelter gets the word out by newspaper, internet, television and whatever resources they can to make sure the pets are adopted into loving families. Some pets simply get lost and the SPCA is the first place the family looks to get reunited with their pet. \r\n\r\nThe Jefferson County SPCA is in desperated need of a makeover in order to accomadate the influx of homeless pets that arrive at their doorstep.

    Pros

    kind to animals

    Cons

    not enough space to accomodate the pets adequately

  • 366. Organization

    by: bethpierce

    I haven't gotten an animal from the shelter in years. However, I am a pet lover . . . with 2 dogs and 1 cat. I do have family members that have picked dogs and cats from the SPCA and they are very well loved and cared for. I am proud of the work that our SPCA does.

    Pros

    Love of All Animals

    Cons

    None

  • 367. Services at Jeff. Co.

    by: ffazio

    We have adopted from the Jefferson County SPCA and they are very friendly and make sure they do what is best for the pets they have. They are the best.

    Pros

    They are the most caring people I know

    Cons

    They are growing out of their shelter

  • 368. Linda Miles

    by: Leewylie

    Be a past dog control officer I know how hard it is to place animals if loving and caring home. I also am well aware how much space is needed to keep the animals happy until those homes can be found. I hope this will help KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!\r\nBonnie

    Pros

    Working Had

    Cons

    Not enough room

  • 369. A great education partner

    by: mirwindvm

    Jefferson Co. SPCA serves such an important role in our rapidly developing community. Linda and her team have been very supportive and helpful with our Animal Management program at Jefferson Community College. They find time to visit campus and speak to our students about the pet issues facing our community. They've also hosted us for visits and workshops on animal restraint and shelter operation. Thanks for all you do!

    Pros

    Dedicated staffers

    Cons

    Limited resources

  • 370. Jeff. County SPCA

    by: aridcat

    All the folks at the SPCA work hard to place the many pets that come into their care. They have become seriously overloaded since the expansion of Fort Drum, the local Army base here. Because of the change of base and deployment of many of the soldiers, they are unable to take their pets or place them in time before they leave. The SPCA ends up with many of these pets and must find the best possible home for each animal.\nThis is never an easy task as each prospective adopter must be screened which takes time. People complain about the adoption cost but they must take into consideration that each pet is spayed/neutered, dewormed, vaccinated and microchipped before adoption time. How could you ask for a better deal?\nPlease consider these pets and visit the shelter when considering a pet sand remember, they are a lifetime commitment.

    Pros

    Great caring staff

    Cons

    They are often very overloaded with pets.

  • 371. Great animal center

    by: budweizer10

    The jefferson county SPCA does what they can and do a great job at it what they have to work with. Located in Jefferson county with the fastest growing population of people and animals. They are constantly trying to find good owners for the pets in their care. With the growing population of the county and with having Fort Drum in the area they are in great need of an update to compensate for the influx of our growing population.

    Pros

    Very nice people and facility

    Cons

    Gets over crowded at times, needs to be bigger for the area

  • 372. Jefferson County SPCA All The Way

    by: Penguin

    I watch Linda Miles on TV every Monday morning. You can tell the animals she brings to show are being well taken care of and loved at the SPCA. She's great with them. Linda has many fund raisers advertised throughout the year to assist with shelter expenses. What a hard working bunch they are. I have also seen them rescue abused animals. They are trully a concerned and loving shelter. BRAVO!!

    Pros

    Friendly, Caring, Hard working

    Cons

    None

  • 373. A Great Service

    by: sfaylo

    The Jefferson County SPCA is made up of caring people. They do a great job with what little resources they have. The SPCA receives no government help and relies on donations and fund raisers. With the influx of Fort Drum soldiers, the building is bursting it's seams. Linda Miles, the director is now clearing out the living room of her OWN home to make room for some pets. They desperately need this makeover. \r\n\r\nThe SPCA has secured the services of Dr. Andre Charlebois. Each day he parks his mobile veterinary unit in the parking area and carries on his daily business. He is in charge of all the spay and neutering, surgery etc. of the shelter's animals, and he does this at a discounted fee.

    Pros

    Local, friendly people, love pets

    Cons

    none

  • 374. More Space

    by: scttwldthng

    Good place to save an animal, but needs so much more space than what it has

    Pros

    Good People

    Cons

    need more room

  • 375. you are so lucky to have a tv spot!

    by: jhutnik

    you have got it going! \r\nGood for you - you are super lucky to have a regular t.v. spot. Do you get a lot of adoptions from that morning televise?\r\nGood for you! Keep up the great work and continue to educate the public about abuse and neglect.\r\n\r\nGood job!

    Pros

    doing a wonderful job

    Cons

    none

  • 376. spca jeff. county

    by: gbfdcapt

    a very nice place to adopt an animalbut ,they need a ton more room.

    Pros

    all pets are (fixed)

    Cons

    cost to adopt.

  • 377. Need Updating

    by: jond

    Its so obvious that the people in here are caring people. I've called several times with questions or concerns about strays in my area and, if they can help, there fight there on a moments notice. This area would be lost without them.

    Pros

    Caring people~No Kill

    Cons

    Not Enough Room

  • 378. Nice people

    by: lynntike

    My daughter adopted a dog from the spca in jefferson county!She was thrilled when she found out that before she could take her home she would be spayed, micro chipped, and all first shots!They even went to the extent of giving them a card so they could get her second shots free at her local vet! If I were to adopt a pet from a shelter I would also go to Jefferson county spca!We also love that it is online..we go on there all the time just to look!

    Pros

    good workers

    Cons

    too many pets...not enough space!

  • 379. BLESSED

    by: TINACOLADA1977

    I PICKED OUT A DOG FOR MY PARENTS FROM THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SPCA. THEY WERE WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL. NOW I AM RETURNING THE FAVOR AND HELPING THEM. MY PARENTS WERE BLESSED WITH A GREAT FRIEND BECAUSE OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SPCA. I AM SURE THAT ANGEL IS BLESSED TO HAVE FOUND MY PARENTS TOO. THANKS\r\n\r\n

    Pros

    GREAT PEOPLE

    Cons

    NONE

  • 380. They Deserve It

    by: armywf711

    The Jefferson County SPCA deserves to win a makeover. Everything they do for the community and their support of our military members. I love watching 7 News on Mondays and my kids do too to see what type of pet Linda will have on. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Easy to Find

    Cons

    Not enough room

  • 381. local spca watertown,ny

    by: amycooper

    Linda at the SPCA is a loving person.She cares so much about the animals.I enjoy seeing her on the local news each week with an animal.She so deserves to win this makeover,and our town needs it.We have alot of military families in our town,therefore more animals and animal lovers.

    Pros

    a great place for the animals

    Cons

    very small

  • 382. Wonderful Organization

    by: cpacella

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a wonderful organization. Watching Linda Miles on the morning news is always a joy. I am quite eager to see what animal or animals she will bring on the show. She works so hard for the safety and well being of these wonderful animals. You can tell that this shelter has the long term care of the animals in mind. They interview each person to see if the animal will fit their lifestyle instead of saying, "Hey, another one's gone... more room!" \r\nI don't have children and I always say that when I die, SPCA will be receiving money from my savings. I just wish they could be funded more. Because my huband and I both work, we decided it was better not to have a dog in the house all day until one of us retires. We will definitely be going to the Jefferson County SPCA because I will know that my decision of choosing a dog will not mean the ones I didn't choose will die. I could never go to the county shelter because I would come home with them all. The thought of putting down an animal just because it is unwanted is terrible. I can't say enough about their no kill policy.

    Pros

    Linda Miles

    Cons

    Needs more space

  • 383. jefferson animal shelter

    by: rena

    GREAT PLACE TO ADOPT A PET.

    Pros

    pets are upto date on shots and are spayed and nuetrered

    Cons

    none

  • 384. Wonderful Work

    by: grammybob

    Linda is a godsend to our shelter. Keep up the good work!!!!

    Pros

    kind, caring

    Cons

    really needs a makeover!!!

  • 385. Kindness to animals

    by: betina46

    I see Linda on tv all the time with animals that you can tell she loves and only wants the best homes for..

    Pros

    not enough homes for some pets

    Cons

    Caring people that work with pets

  • 386. The way to go

    by: never1954

    Linda and her staff have always treated us well. We adopted our pets from her shelter and have never regreted it for 1 second. Top rate.

    Pros

    Excellent staff

    Cons

    small

  • 387. Hope they win

    by: wtnymom

    I hope they win the contest.

    Pros

    Nice staff

    Cons

    none

  • 388. Please Help

    by: Caitiecait

    When I first volunteering I quickly learned that this was something that wouldn't just look good on my college applications. I learned how to much more compassionate and understanding. This SPCA has been a home for me just as it was and has been for all the many animals. I will always come back to this shelter when I am ready to adopt another family member. Thanks guys! Great job!

    Pros

    Great staff wonderful animals

    Cons

    needs more room and a new building

  • 389. Where we adopt our pets

    by: zmiller

    We are proud to say that we have adopted a wonderful older cat there 5 years ago, and we couldn't be happier!! He is a big part of our family! The staff were very friendly and knowledgable about the animals and what their needs were. They really know what enviroment would best suit the animals and prospective adoptees. Thank you.

    Pros

    The caring staff

    Cons

    Very small facility

  • 390. great

    by: andrea0620

    ive gotten all my pets there and they were very helpful

    Pros

    they know their animals

    Cons

    nothing

  • 391. Jeff Co. SPCA

    by: Crusher1

    We adpoted a springer/lab mix eleven years ago, without so much as a single problem with the dog!

    Pros

    Linda Miles (& crew) works extremely hard to make this place run!

    Cons

    none

  • 392. nika

    by: luvzflowers

    I got my dog, Nika, at the jefferson county SPCA in 1993. she was about 6wks old and was the best pet i could have ever asked for. She past away in 2004 at a ripe old age. Nika had a very full life including traveling by plane and moving across the country and back with me.

    Pros

    no kill

    Cons

    overpopulated

  • 393. My dog

    by: LKDURHAM

    I got my dog Mindy 8 years ago at the Jefferson County SPCA. She was 11 weeks old. She was very timid. We couldn't have asked for a nicer dog. She is very, very smart and can do all kinds of tricks. She understands everything we say to her. She even talks back. I am so glad we picked her out.

    Pros

    great people and animals

    Cons

    Need a bigger and more up to date facility

  • 394. Money would be well spent

    by: mamacat

    This facility is the greatest. I am a proud supporter of the director and staff.\n\n

    Pros

    Director would spend money wisely

    Cons

    Need more room for the # of animals in our area

  • 395. Its a dog life

    by: esearor

    The dogs need more room same with the cats. To get exercise we depend on pepole taking us out. BARK!! BARK!!! Is what you hear cause we have a space size of your bed. So help my old home get a face lift and more room. I know their must be someone in my old room. I know they will enjoy the pets and hugs. They would feel happier in a new place to run.!!!

    Pros

    Freindly and helpful

    Cons

    WE NEED ROOM THE DOGS CRY

  • 396. need a new home

    by: vici08

    Dedicated people who really care for all the aninals they take in...cats,dogs,birds,lizards,fish...They do an amazing job....but with the increased population in the area due to Ft. Drum expansion there is an increase in the number of animals needing the services of the SPCA.The current facilty is now way too small..and some animals wait for a place.

    Pros

    really care

    Cons

    need a bigger place

  • 397. They deserve a bigger place!

    by: pslate

    Everyone here seems to work hard to keep ALL animals safe and well cared for. They deserve a newer and nicer place to care for all of the animals. I know they have to turn animals away because they sometimes don't have the room and that bothers them to not be able to take care of needy animals.

    Pros

    Everyone there really cares about all of the animals.

    Cons

    They NEED more ROOM!

  • 398. If It Wasn't for the SPCA in Jefferson County

    by: dwarner

    The animals would have no hope for a better life!!!!

    Pros

    Great place & staff

    Cons

    none

  • 399. I would want to be their if I was a STRAY

    by: julliesearor

    I can walk in their and feel that I was a long lost freind. I have Four cats and a dog from the spca and I would not get a animail from any other shelter because, I feel happy and the animals are to.

    Pros

    A friendly staff and friendly faces.

    Cons

    Not enough room.

  • 400. good

    by: kirksmith

    it is the best place to go. it has good staff

    Pros

    good place

    Cons

    there is nothing bad about it

  • 401. great place to place your animal

    by: bwatson54

    Linda Miles and her staff are wonderful with the animals, they treat them as if they were their own and the animals are very well-cared for.

    Pros

    clean, friendly and caring

    Cons

    none

  • 402. People who care

    by: cjsharrow

    Linda and the staff prove they really care about all animals. Their knowledge has been exhibited on several occasions from lectures to fundraisers and going that extra mile to insure abused pets were immediately taken care of even when they were overflowing with pets they found temporary homes in order to care for the pets. If I had the money I would give them more room to harbor\r\nall the animals so they could provide more services. Thanks Linda for a great job.

    Pros

    great staff, great location, they care

    Cons

    need more space

  • 403. Linda goes the extra mile

    by: hoov

    Linda and her staff go the extra mile. Every Monday Linda has a few of the animals on Ch. 7, all you have to do is look at the happy animals. She is always doing extra projects to bring in money to help the SPCA. Indeed this SPCA needs to win a make over.

    Pros

    Jeff. Co. Spca is a god send

    Cons

    none

  • 404. Everyone should adopt from a shelter.

    by: MrsCollins

    This shelter is awesome, It helps so many needy animals. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Very helpful

    Cons

    too many animals in our area

  • 405. Linda Miles is Terrific!

    by: MJN123

    The shelter staff work tirelessly to promote the needs and welfare of animals in our community. They really need to expand to meet the needs of our increased population in transition at Fort Drum.

    Pros

    Linda Miles

    Cons

    Rapid growth of area has caused overcrowding

  • 406. They truly care!

    by: cinb

    Not only does the Jefferson County SPCA find good homes for many pets, it also saves many dogs and cats from destruction. The SPCA is also an advocate for humane treatment of all types of animals. They work hard to raise funds to make this happen.

    Pros

    Staff truly cares!

    Cons

    They need more money to operate!

  • 407. These People are AWESOME!

    by: garrifam

    I adopted a dog from Jefferson County SPCA several years ago. She has been the best pet ever! Linda and the staff at the shelter were great right from the start. I visited the shelter and was lucky find a litter of puppies that had been dropped on the shelter's doorstep. They were all so sweet. After I saw them I went back with my family and we all immediately fell in love. There were a lot of interested people looking at the pups but on adoption day I went up early and was able to take our beautiful Belle home. I loved that the staff doesn't just hand out pets. There was an interview process to make sure the family and the pet being adopted will be happy together. The animals are spayed or neutered before they go home and our Belle was tattooed for identification purposes. It is obvious that the staff at the shelter really care for all of the animals that come to them. They work hard to keep the shelter and the animals clean and healthy. They do dinners, auctions, TV news appearances, and whatever it takes to raise money to help keep up the shelter and take care of the animals in it. They really care. They're awesome!

    Pros

    Caring Staff, Vet on site.

    Cons

    Could be bigger!

  • 408. great facility

    by: tmccallist8

    I visit the SPCA about once a month and I go to as many of the events that I can. I am in the service so it is hard sometimes. They have been trying their best to grow and establish a bigger building so they can help more families in need to find better homes for their pets.

    Pros

    friendly and helpfull staff

    Cons

    too small of a facility

  • 409. Linda and Staff

    by: jimslin

    Linda Miles and her staff are the best thing that ever happen to the Jefferson County SPCA. It is always a pleasure to visit them!

    Pros

    the staff are wonderful

    Cons

    I can't think of any

  • 410. Good

    by: larogers

    We have gotten a dog and cat from there. When we went to get our dog, it was almost closing time, but they let me and my daughter stay so she could pick out a puppy. It was so grateful for them to stay open a little later to make a little girls dreams happy.

    Pros

    Great people

    Cons

    none

  • 411. Such good work

    by: juliewest81

    Over the past 10 years we have adopted 2 cats and a dog from this shelter and they do a wonderful job. But where this shelter stands out is the efforts they make to take in and care for strays. We live on a quiet country road and on 3 occasions have had someone dump cats off. The Jefferson County SPCA always finds a way to take them in.

    Pros

    Great staff very clean and organized

    Cons

    I can't think of any

  • 412. Best dog ever!

    by: ztT4MP62172657

    Eleven years ago we brought home our little "Black Beauty". She was 5 months old and had been there for a while. No one wanted an older untrained, abused, plain black ordinary looking puppy. My son fell in love with her and apparently she with him as she road home in the back of the car sitting tight to him with her head resting on his shoulder staring up at him.....a true "Kodak" moment.\r\n That night she totally won Dad over as she brought him her new leash to take her out!\r\n She is the most special dog we have ever had and I thank God for the priviledge of having her in my life. I have fibromyalgia and many days don't feel well and suffer from a lot of pain.....Beauty is always right there with me. She knows my every mood and every bad day and gives me comfort only she can give. As I write this she is curled up beside me-all 40 lbs of her : )\r\n I want to thank the wonderful staff at Jeff. Co. SPCA for giving our "Beauty" an oppurtunity to survive and us the chance to share her life.\r\nConnie & Family

    Pros

    staff loves the animals themselves

    Cons

    just not enough room to provide the care our area needs

  • 413. TV Information

    by: wendygirl

    The show animals from the shelter occasionally on TV and I think that is such a great idea. I wish they would do it more often so people can see the animals that are available.

    Pros

    Public awareness

    Cons

    Cost

  • 414. Where we get our pets

    by: bonniele

    Very Clean. Nice staff.

    Pros

    Shots, fixed

    Cons

    not open on Sunday.

  • 415. Wonderful Shelter

    by: Pooh1

    I have been in this shelter several times. I got a wonderful dog from this place. It is always neat and clean and the animals are very well cared for. The staff is friendly and very knowelable of the care they give to these animals

    Pros

    clean and wonderful staff

    Cons

    none

  • 416. Awesome Place

    by: tperry

    This is a great place!! I once found 5 sick tiny kittens at a persons house who couldn't care for them & shouldn't have had them. The SPCA took them with no problem & they were going to start getting them back to good health. It's nice to know when you get in a bind that there is a place for animals to go.

    Pros

    VERY HELPFUL

    Cons

    NONE

  • 417. keep up the good work!!!

    by: samanthaschirmer

    been there a few times with stray animals ive found ,staff wonderful and helpful...

    Pros

    gives strays a home

    Cons

    need a larger facility for more animals

  • 418. juliajstntm

    by: juliajstntm

    been thier a few times,staff well informed about thier dog breeds, very caring about thier animals

    Pros

    clean

    Cons

    needs to be updated

  • 419. SPCA

    by: slr1579

    We adopted our cat chloe from the SPCA and her mother was killed when she was like 2 weeks old. The staff took her home and fostered her until she was well enough to be adopted. She is a great cat and wonderful addition to our family!

    Pros

    They have a variety of animals

    Cons

    They do not take all animals that are in need

  • 420. Godsend to the Animal Kingdom

    by: Brenda1111

    I recently lost my handsome Maine Coon, Oscar, to fibrosarcoma. I miss my roommate and have been frequenting Jeff. Co. SPCA for the "cat energy" as I contemplate bringing another special being into my life. The staff are great and it's obvious they love and are committed to the pets. Please give them the $ they need so their facility can match the beauty of those providing the care.

    Pros

    True Love of Animals

    Cons

    Space inhibits their true potential.

  • 421. Excellence

    by: LoveMyLab

    Linda and her crew work hard day to day to make sure these animals are well taken care of. I think they would give their right arms for these lovies. I have adopted 3 animals from Linda's SPCA. Looking to adopt again. Please help our SPCA!!!!

    Pros

    Great cause

    Cons

    None

  • 422. Linda and her crew are the greatest!!

    by: tinaturner

    The watertown spca is super. I have adopted two pets from there and looking for another in the near future Lost out little boy a year ago and my heart told me it was time. Wouldn't go any other place for another pet.

    Pros

    Great Care with love and affection for all pets

    Cons

    Really need a bigger place

  • 423. They Really Do Care

    by: Sara25

    The Watertown S.P.C.A. I believe is very caring and really want to help the animals that they take in. I hear about the S.P.C.A. all the time on the radio and it sounds like they really want to help. I personally feel that we should all help a place that is here for the animals when they are not being treated right.

    Pros

    Really do care about the animals

    Cons

    They need more room

  • 424. The Most Dedicated

    by: dwsmith3

    I cannot believe there is a more dedicated, harder working person than Mrs. Miles! (And the rest of the staff as well!) I gotta believe your job has gotten ten times harder with the growth of Fort Drum, keep up the great work! Remember, Good things happen to good people!

    Pros

    Staff

    Cons

    Resources/facillity stretched to the limit

  • 425. Jefferson County SPCA is great!

    by: jedixtine

    I have heard nothing but positive things about the Jefferson County SPCA. Linda Miles tirelessly offers her time and goes above and beyond with radio and television marketing to raise funds to help the animals there. Numerous times in recent years there have been many cases of abandoned and neglected animals left behind in the community and the SPCA has always been there to help. Who can forget the "cat house" and a few years ago the home with multiple dogs living in squalor. Where do these dogs and cats go to recover? The Jefferson County SPCA. Keep up the good work Linda and staff!

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable and caring staff!

    Cons

    Needs a little upgrade, come on zoo too :)

  • 426. Great SPCA!

    by: MCatanzarite

    We got our dog there 14 years ago April 9th! She has been a wonderful family pet for years! Great shelter to deal with and a wonderful staff!

    Pros

    Staff is wonderful!

    Cons

    NA

  • 427. The Next Thing to a Good Home

    by: marthaboshart

    Linda Miles has given her heart to these animals and to this shelter. We are most fortunate to have such a loving "home" for rescued animals. Linda shares them regularly via our local TV station in an effort to find permanent loving homes for every one of them.\n\nMartha Boshart\n\n

    Pros

    This place and the people who staff it exude love.

    Cons

    They need more space

  • 428. Good Luck!

    by: gblions09

    Gice this award to the S.P.C.A. and to the animals who would love a bigger place to live :) \r\nEveryone who volunteers there cares very much about all the animals and they deserve to win this award.

    Pros

    nice staff

    Cons

    needs more room!

  • 429. Great Shelter

    by: jablan

    Linda Miles loves these animals, she gives her heart and soul to this shelter. This SPCA should recieve this award.

    Pros

    Nice Shelter

    Cons

    Shelter too small

  • 430. Help them out!!!

    by: kimberly196

    My husband worked for another animal shelter and I know all the hard work these people have to go through every day. Help them out any way you can.

    Pros

    No Kill

    Cons

    Needs updating

  • 431. You cannot go wrong with them!

    by: paladinbullie

    Jefferson County SPCA is a no-kill who truly cares for their animals! They need more space and deserve it!!! Thank you Jefferson County SPCA for being there when noone else can!

    Pros

    friendly, love the animals and no-kill

    Cons

    they need more space!

  • 432. Wonderful organization

    by: patmin

    This facility greatly needs updating and expansion. The people there do the very best that they can with what they have available.....but they're fast outgrowing their location.\r\n\r\nThe animals are lovingly cared for and everything possible is done to protect their well being. They could use a helping hand, or two , or three.\r\n\r\n

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgable and caring people

    Cons

    Too small, outdated facility-needs improvement badly.

  • 433. Very impressed

    by: rmiles

    These people truly care about animals and their well being. There enless days of dedication do not go unnoticed! Keep up the great work!!!!

    Pros

    Well managed

    Cons

    none

  • 434. Quality Services!

    by: archikak

    I have been to pick out animals at a couple different shelters, and the Jefferson County SPCA is the best. The staff is knowledgeable about the animals and very friendly. They are not in a hurry to get rid of the animals. Instead, they encourage you to spend time with the animals and help you find one that fits your personality and needs. The facility has always been clean albeit a tad crowded. They really need this makeover as their current building is crowded and a bit outdated. We have adopted 2 dogs and 1 cat from the SPCA and wouldn't think of going anywhere else to find a pet.

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgeable staff, clean facility

    Cons

    Limited evening and weekend hours, small facility

  • 435. Dedication

    by: LaurieMaloney

    Having visited Jefferson County S.P.C.A on many occasions, I am continually impressed with the dedication and loving attitude displayed by the staff. I almost feel sorry for the staff working in the cramped spaces and trying to conduct business in such an environment.\r\nThese people are angles of mercy to our animal friends

    Pros

    The dedication of the staff

    Cons

    lack of space

  • 436. I don't know how they do it!

    by: ButchBrownell

    When I wanted a cat, I visited the JCSPCA and the staff were very helpful in selecting a cat that was very laid back and friendly. We have had her for several years now and she continues to be our best friend! The staff obviously knows these animals and have a good feel for the pet owners too. Great job!

    Pros

    Great Friendly Service

    Cons

    There are none!

  • 437. Watertown SPCA

    by: petch

    Watertown SPCA is the leader of Jefferson County when it comes to helping pets in need. Have visited the shelter looking for pets in the past.\r\nGood luck on the contest...they really need it!!!

    Pros

    Very Caring

    Cons

    Very Old building

  • 438. Love Linda Miles!!!!!

    by: sdelano

    This place deserves to win this makeover! I have adopted from them and received a wonderful cat!

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgable, love their animals!

    Cons

    None

  • 439. Jefferson County SPCA for the Love of Animals

    by: sandylp

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a great place. I always thought you had to spend big money and get a pedigree dog, I was wrong. I knew about the SPCA but I figured it wasn't for me, I was wrong. I was looking for a best friend and trying desperately to find an affordable pomeranian. It ended up I didn't have that kind of money. I heard about my dog through a coworker who's wife worked at the shelter. To make a long story short I called and asked if I could see the dog, they were closed but would let me in. That turned out to be the beginning of a love afair that is still going strong. I had to wait over a long weekend for the office to open to adopt her, but they put my name on her and assured me she was mine. I was frantic that something would go wrong and someone else would get her. On Monday morning I went to work, I called the office and they didn't open until 10:00AM, I told them who I was and I was confirming that the Cairn Terrier had my name on it, the answer was yes. I told them I would be there as soon as they opened. I opened the door to the shelter and there was a line of people. It turns out my Bree was on the 7:00AM news with Linda and all these people were there for their bid to adopt her. I was so proud when they brought her to me and we walked out together, tears were streaming down my face. Bree has been with us for almost two years now and we love her more everyday. Thank you to Linda and her staff for helping me through this easy, fast process. I appreciate the care they gave Bree and the help they gave me.

    Pros

    Good location, helpful and knowledgable staff, does their best to match the right pet with the right family

    Cons

    needs more space and more support from the locals

  • 440. The best SPCA I have ever been

    by: Jaylynnboyce

    When I first visited the Jefferson SPCA, I was amazed at how clean everything was! You weren't assaulted with the smell of animals when you walked in. All of the cats' litter boxes were clean, their bowls filled and water fresh. The dogs' pens were recently cleaned, no waste inside, and again dishes filled with fresh food and water! \r\nThe staff really cared about the well-being and happiness for all the pets within.\r\nThe only disadvantage is that this SPCA is pretty small and cannot help all the animals that they want due to the size. \r\nThey need all the financial help they can get! So please volunteer and please donate :-)

    Pros

    People really care here

    Cons

    very small

  • 441. mandy

    by: mandybeagle

    We have always gone to the SPCA for dogs. They have always made the very best companions. Mandy has been our most recent addition(May of 96). She has been the best "Mutt" ever.\r\n\r\n

    Pros

    caring staff

    Cons

    too small for the area

  • 442. Very active in area pet care

    by: ztT4MP81873129

    This organization deserves great credit for the burden they carry in servicing the nearby US Army base that requires much assistance at the time of deployments and troop movements.

    Pros

    Very active in fundraising to accomplish their mission.

    Cons

    The facility is greatly in need of expansion with the recent population increase of the county due to the expansion of Fort Drum (US Army base).

  • 443. Jefferson County SPCA Rules

    by: watertownspca

    I have adopted all three of my cats from the SPCA. My father who has to other cats has also got them from the SPCA. it is a great place to go and adopt pets. last year i found a stray cat in my backyard. i called the SPCA to see if they could take it in but they had no room. the building itself is so small it could definitly use this.

    Pros

    the SPCA takes all animals

    Cons

    there are none

  • 444. great

    by: Valethan

    When my boyfriend and I went to get our girl Matsi there the poeple were wonderful!!She was in a kennel with her 8 other brothers and sisters!!I love that Linda Miles goes on TV to promote the animals!She is a loving person and cares deeply for the animals!The online page they have is very useful and a great place to look for the perfect pet!!I'd just like to thank them for giving me my beautiful little girl!!We love her dearly!!

    Pros

    online adds

    Cons

    not enough room for all the pets!!

  • 445. We have gotten several pets and love them very much

    by: rabbit10

    When we adopted our pets they had been treated well and were used to getting attention.This is a very caring facility.

    Pros

    great location

    Cons

    could use money for growth

  • 446. Source for loving pets!

    by: AikinutNY

    We have gotten two of our loving pets, both cats.

    Pros

    Friendly staff was very helpful.

    Cons

    Not very easy to find the first time, but worth it.

  • 447. what a great shelter

    by: nicole0604

    This is a great shelter, with wonderful caring staff

    Pros

    always willing to help

    Cons

    there is none

  • 448. Northern NY

    by: rmburns

    Even though I live in another county, I support\r\nwhat Linda and her staff are doing for the animals\r\nsurrounding Jefferson County.

    Pros

    Sincere, hard working.

    Cons

    None

  • 449. Great Shelter Caring Pet Lovers

    by: rowdyrottie

    Linda does an exceptional job with the recources she has at hand. Being close to a miltary post adds a unique problem in that most military families are a tarnsient population and by their vary nature often find that they cannot take their pets to the next post or housing with them, resulting in an increased need for shelter housing. Linda encourages spay and neuter and is very proactive in adoption of pets surrendered, abandoned and otherwise. Never turns anyone away in need of finding shelter for their pet as well as needing one to love.

    Pros

    Always proactive with adoption needs

    Cons

    Needs more space to accomdate our pet friends

  • 450. very caring people

    by: animallover1962

    I have great respect for the spca they are all about caring for the animals they really need everybodies help to make it easier for them...

    Pros

    Ive never seen people that care for animals like they do

    Cons

    The place is so small

  • 451. NEED MORE ROOM TO GROW

    by: mgregory

    THE STAFF AT THE SHELTER REALLY LOVE THE JOBS. THIS SHELTER GETS NO FINACNIAL HELP FROM THE GOVERMENT AND YET THEY ARE DOING A REMARKABLE JOB WITH WHAT THEY HAVE. THESE ANIMALS NEED MORE SPACE LETS HOPE THEY GET A NEW HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    Pros

    LOVING AND CARING STAFF

    Cons

    NEEDS MORE ROOM TO GROW

  • 452. spca jefferson county

    by: maziee1

    found them to be knowledgeable about the pets they have there. i have taken pets there because when i moved i couldnt have them were i as going and they seemed friendly and asked alot of questions about the animal. luckily now i live where i can have pets and i would tell anybody to take their pets there to get a good home

    Pros

    outside city

    Cons

    need larger place to accomidate their animals

  • 453. Caring Place

    by: Blonder1216

    this place takes care of any animal they are given. The place is very well kept and the staff there is wonderful.

    Pros

    great service

    Cons

    none

  • 454. spca

    by: ztT4MP81994808

    no one cares more about animals than linda miles.

    Pros

    caring people

    Cons

    none

  • 455. A good shelter but lacks space and updates

    by: FaithEsMommy

    This shelter is great, the staff is very dedicated and offers a great service to this county.

    Pros

    All pets are spayed or neutered, has a mobile vet with very reasonable rates for pet care. Always a large selection of pets.

    Cons

    Lacks more space to take in the large number of strays, long wait to get animals in.

  • 456. Wonderful Shelter

    by: kimballsuncle

    They do not receive governmental funding and thus only have what money they raise or is donated to them. Even with this hardship they manage a great program. The staff is very dedicated to the animals, because I know they are not paid enough to be in it for the money. We have a very large millitary instalation in our community and this places a burden on our shelters resources. The base has its own shelter but the millitary personel drop off many animals at our community SPCA. They need a larger facility. They need our help.

    Pros

    Wonderful director, great staff, and volunterers.

    Cons

    They need more money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 457. caring people

    by: freedomwolf1

    The jefferson Co. SPCA is just wonderful. When we got our cat they were very helpful and gave us all the information we needed. They really care about the animals there and want to make sure they go to good homes. the staff is so nice. Linda Miles really knows wat she is doing and she really cares about each and every animal there. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    very clean. Knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    none

  • 458. SPCA Watertown

    by: Fitzy69

    I have gotten 1 dog and 1 cat from the SPCA, and they are terriffic animals. The staff was very helpful in helping me choose both of them at different times. The mobile vet on site is great and is a great benefit to the shelter.

    Pros

    Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff, Clean Area

    Cons

    Shelter is too small

  • 459. The best animal shelter!!

    by: ontarioshore

    The Watertown SPCA has been in our community for many years. They are a huge part of the area and do the best job to help our homeless, less fortunate little furry friends. Linda Miles does a terrific job and is very dedicated. They take in cats and they are a no kill facility. Very commendable. I have many friends that have adopted animals from the SPCA and when I was a little girl my family adopted several animals from them. They are always very professional and they care about the animals. They are the best!! Thank you for being there and thank you for helping rid our community of animal abuse.

    Pros

    Linda Miles and her staff are the best!!

    Cons

    none

  • 460. just like a family

    by: kegyna

    when you walk into this shelter, you almost wouldn't know it as one. You know when you have job you enjoy, it almost doesn't seem like a job after all. Well this is the feeling you get when you walk in to this place. It feel like a home, like every animal they have is very special and they can't always find a positive behavier they have. you can't help but walk out with a smile on your face.

    Pros

    very attentive

    Cons

    not close to my home

  • 461. Love the spca

    by: trulfoo75

    Love the spca due to being able to get help for the animals and treating the adoptees with respect and knowledge

    Pros

    The available of the animals

    Cons

    The space is an issue

  • 462. Needs Our Help

    by: rasteinmetz

    These are caring, dedicated people who work hard to rescue, care for & find caring homes for abandoned & abused pets in the Jefferson County area. There has been an increase in the transient population in the county as a consequence of the activities of the local military base, resulting in abandonment of pets. There have also been several recent cases of abuse of large numbers of pets in single locations to which the S.P.C.A. has come to the rescue. The facility is crowded and desparately in need of expansion.

    Pros

    Dedicated staff works hard to care for and find homes for abadoned & abused pets.

    Cons

    Inadequate funding.

  • 463. Love them!

    by: collieowner

    I love the Jefferson County SPCA! My family received an email from a friend about a Collie at the SPCA and we went to see him and adopted him. We just love him and had a great experience with everyone there.

    Pros

    Got my great Collie from here!

    Cons

    None

  • 464. Fantastic

    by: littlepeeps

    Thank you for providing a no kill facility and taking in so many cats over the years. I don't know what animals in this area would do without you.

    Pros

    caring, compassionate

    Cons

    small building

  • 465. Awesom

    by: MollyH

    Very nice group to work with. Really care about the pets, and don't deny any pets a place to stay. \r\n

    Pros

    Very professional

    Cons

    nothing

  • 466. JCSPCA Staff

    by: lgleason

    Linda Miles and her staff are very deserving of this make over. Linda always manages to find room for animals, she is very dedicated to her work.

    Pros

    Kind and Caring Staff

    Cons

    None

  • 467. never go anywhere else

    by: pjlaparr

    We adopted our cat Smokey from here after our daughters cat was killed by a car. The staff was wonderful!! Now we have a very spoiled very loved kitty that is a purfect fit to our family. Thank you so much. All of our cats have come from the SPCA and you could not ask for better animals.

    Pros

    great people

    Cons

    not enough space area growing too fast

  • 468. Zander & Zoey

    by: Phelps

    I went to the Jefferson county SPCA about 4 yrs ago and got my 2 cats Zander & Zoey. After she was on the channel 7 news one monday morning. She had both of them on there, and i knew i could not seperate them, so they both came home with me. They are the apple of my whole family eyes. {along with the other 2 we have}. Penelope

    Pros

    A no kill shelter

    Cons

    needs more space for the animals

  • 469. Zoey

    by: teribean

    We adopted our Zoey from the Jeff. Cty. SPCA 2 years ago. They are a wonderful facility. I recently sent an employee to the SPCA. She could no longer keep her dog due to a move she was making to a new home. They were so kind to her and understood what she was going through. Thank you for all you do for animals.

    Pros

    They truly love the animals there.

    Cons

    They need more space.

  • 470. Give it to us!

    by: cassie10

    THis is a very nice shelter, but it could use a makeover. That would be one of the best things that has happend to this shelter.

    Pros

    good shelter

    Cons

    not very big

  • 471. Zootoo makeover

    by: dgert

    You do an awesome job. I have been trying to help. Unfortunetally I have invited over 50 friends and have gotten no points added on. I don't know what else I can do. Good luck!

    Pros

    Very dedicated and knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Not enough room

  • 472. what a wonderful caring place

    by: kimmer84

    when our land lord decidec we could not keep our to minature greyhounds linda was there to make sure they went to the perfect home and made us feel that she too felt our depression of giving up the animals

    Pros

    they care about animals

    Cons

    none

  • 473. Money well donated

    by: SPCA1Fan

    The money that could go to the Jefferson Co. SPCA through zootoo.com would be money well... donated. This facility is a tremendous asset to our community. The commuinity is growing. Fort Drum, the local army post 10 minutes away, just added 15,000 people to the greater Watertown, NY population. With more people brings more animals. More abuse cases are being reported... and the local SPCA is called each time... and they take in the animals while receiving NO money from any taxes. That's right. No tax dollars fund our local shelter. Yet - it continues to play a very important role in our community. It needs to be rewarded. You'd think with the problems that more animals can bring, that would be where the staff would start feeling the pressure. But it doesn't. It recognizes space is limited, but they don't focus on the negatives. The focus more on the progress that they make ... bringing more animals in, yet getting more and more animals adopted. The attitude and compassion of the staff at this facility should be a model to other facilities. I can't imagine a better place to donate money to... a facility that 100% believes in what zootoo.com stands for and is trying to do with this campaign. Side note... hats off to zootoo.com for being there to help out facilities like our local SPCA.

    Pros

    The staff is second to none when it comes to dedication and compassion for the animals

    Cons

    The shelter is too small... and needs funding.

  • 474. a good cause

    by: rockstarcarr

    I have not dealt directly with this shelter, but have heard nothing but good things about them. By watching the director on the local news every week I can tell that everyone involved with the animals at the shelter genuinely care about them. We have an ever growing population of humans in this area due to the miliatry base and inevitably will have a growing population of critters to go with them! I have heard nothing negative about this shelther!

    Pros

    knowledgeable staff who care deeply about the animals they serve

    Cons

    haven't heard of any!

  • 475. Help

    by: goofymomma42

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a wonderful organization. They are the only "no kill" shelter in this area. I am so impressed with the shelter. They are the first ones at any scene where an animal is in danger. \n\nNot too long ago, there was a fire on a street in our City. Apparently, this "house" held many, many cats. They found dead cats in the freezer. They found cats every where. There was a picture of Linda Miles and a worker existing the house with a cage. There were, I believe, 2 kittens in that cage. They looked just awful..the poor babies. Recently, Linda Miles was on Channel 7 (Monday mornings) and one of the kittens was on the news. That kitten (now a cat) was just beautiful now. The care that cat must have gotten.\n\nAll the money the SPCA spends on rescuing these animals is borne by the shelter. \n\nThey really, really need this makeover and are so very deserving.

    Pros

    no kill shelter

    Cons

    too small

  • 476. Give them your support

    by: JenniferF67

    This shelter is in desperate need of enlargement. They are always running out of space for those pets no longer with families. And with Fort Drum so close by, a number of pets have to be let go due to employment and there just isn't a place other then the SPCA to take them and get good quality adoptions. Please give them your support for a new shelter.

    Pros

    Services several differnet communities and counties.

    Cons

    Always running out of space/room for pets.

  • 477. need the money!!

    by: 9robin58

    The Jefferson County SPCA desperately needs this money.I don't think people realize as Fort Drum grows so does the North Country's pet population.I think in many cases pets are left behind when soldiers are deployed or relocated and hopefully end up here or other shelters most of the time.If this shelter doesn't win I think the Government should take some responsibility and open a no kill shelter on Fort drum.

    Pros

    No Kill Shelter

    Cons

    Limited Space

  • 478. help the shelter

    by: mikojoshua

    they need this $$ to help the animals!

    Pros

    good people

    Cons

    need $$$

  • 479. Please help

    by: nancewal

    I adopted my dog from Linda and the SPCA in the year 2000. They were a wonderful staff and truely showed concern for the animals being adopted. I love how they do not destroy animals. With the increase of soldiers at Fort Drum the SPCA is in dire need of a larger facility. Thank you for giving me a wonderful companion and friend Mugs is surely unique!

    Pros

    Caring - wonderful staff

    Cons

    in dire need of more room

  • 480. help!

    by: kd1969

    Very nice place but is in desperate need of a larger facility....and that is unfortunate. People need to think before they get that oh so cute puppy or kitten. If you can't keep it, don't get it. This would eliminate much of the shelter problem.

    Pros

    helpful

    Cons

    always full!

  • 481. Publicity

    by: RetiredAF

    I like that they are active with the local news and use this as a great medium for their cause. The SPCA director is dedicated and her efforts have helped many dogs. It's good to see that a not-for-profit agency reaches out this way.

    Pros

    Excellent use of a free resouce.

    Cons

    Too many cats

  • 482. Let's help LInda!

    by: wolflover2002

    Linda Miles is a wonderful manager for the Jefferson County SPCA and is great at pairing people w/ the right pet. She doesn't mind turning people down if she doesn't feel their home is right for the animal. She has also helped to rehabilitate animals in abuse situations. There are a bunch of military pets that unfortunately end up in Linda's shelter every year due to deployments or moving complications. This place needs help to grow.

    Pros

    Pets are given shots and spaid or neutered before you take them home

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  • 483. Love our cat

    by: robbie4065

    We have had many pets from the shelter, they were taken care of very well, and the staff are true animal lovers

    Pros

    Take great care of animals

    Cons

    Need more space

  • 484. Helping pets

    by: tinascougal

    we are a going community and we need the support there are so many homeless animals and the SPCA is doing the best job they can they have waiting list for animals \n they also try to help people with the spading and nutering of pets ownes by other so we can help control the pet population

    Pros

    we need the help

    Cons

    none

  • 485. This is a great shelter

    by: sroute7304

    They give more to these animals than people know and have very little to work with but . They don't let what little space they have go to waste.

    Pros

    Loving and caring

    Cons

    very little space

  • 486. Great shelter

    by: robtom

    Jefferson County SPCA is a well run facility with a very caring staff. I have adopted several animals from this shelter, each experience being positive. The staff members all seem to be animal lovers and have a genuine interest in each adopted animal. The Jefferson County SPCA has a spay and neuter program to help control the unwanted pet population. It is a great shelter and we all need to support this cause.

    Pros

    Knowledgeable friendly staff

    Cons

    facility too small

  • 487. Angels to the Animals

    by: bamorgan

    The Jefferson County SPCA was my first experience with selecting a pound puppy. The staff was great! I was thouroughly interviewed and they even recommended the best dog for me. There was plenty of time to get to know the dogs first and they answered all my questions. Linda Miles is the best! She is the face of animal rescue in our county. I look forward to seeing her every Monday morning on Channel 7 at 6:45am to share the center's latest pets and fund raisers. We all need to do our share!

    Pros

    Linda Miles

    Cons

    Needs more space!

  • 488. Awesome

    by: deberyl

    They understand how a pet is one of the family

    Pros

    very freindly

    Cons

    very clean

  • 489. The Need for This Shelter in our Area

    by: Boni333

    I've been in the North Country for about 12 yrs. I've worked with this shelter a few time..this is the country of upstate NY and we need more places like this. I give money every chance I can to help them stay open. In 1998 we had a horrible ice storm in this area and we were crippled by the damage for 21 to 27 days. During that time alot of people had to go into shelters for food and heat. The animals were not allowed to come with us. Linda Miles did alot of work to "protect" our family members that had to stay behind in cold houses that had no heat, havning no power for 3 weeks took its toll. I tried to get involved from my Shelter 25 miles away. SPCA took the worry from alot of us.. and the people there are dedicated to the animals. The fact they don't kill any of the strays is amazing. This is the most important reason to keep this place going.. they do fund raisers and work hard at getting funds to stay open. Our community relys on them. I've had problems with stays and I know where to call if I need help... and, God Forbid, but if my baby girl, a dog named Rufus, was to get away from us, I know she'd be taken care there and they would find us... \r\nTheir dependable, honest, caring and loving..

    Pros

    Not any others around like this~

    Cons

    To lose an shelter like this

  • 490. They need your help

    by: mvalyou

    This shelter is a wonderful shelter also being no kill is wonderful every animal gets a good home they need your help do that they can get this makeover being a non for profit it is hard to get donations and raise the money needed to keep the good care up and this would boost them right up to take care of the animals in the area and find them good homes. Thank you JCSPCA

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    none

  • 491. They need the money!

    by: curare99

    We have gotten a few animals from the SPCA and they need the space! They are hard-working individuals who put the animals first and lead a community of animal lovers.

    Pros

    Excellent staff, take care of their animals, willing to help anyone

    Cons

    That they cannot get out of 21st place!!!

  • 492. Great place

    by: britmollywillow3

    We have gotten three of our cats from this shelter and they were great. One lived to be 16! I hope they get the makeover!

    Pros

    They are a Great Shelter

    Cons

    Not any

  • 493. Very Old Building

    by: jdiane

    This shelter is such an asset to the community. Watertown and Fort Drum need to have a better center for unwanted pets. The staff are the best and truely care who the animals go home with. They will accept not just dogs and cats but rabbits, birds, mice, ferrets and lions and tigers and bears OH MY ;)

    Pros

    clean, no kill, great staff

    Cons

    run down building

  • 494. a difficult area

    by: loganagana

    the jeff county spca does a great job. their staff really cares about the animals. it is unfortunate that their facility is way too small to service the community and that they receive no funding from any source other than donations.

    Pros

    employees that care

    Cons

    located in a community with a large stray animal population

  • 495. Volunteer

    by: maidenfitz

    This building is very old and is in constant need of repair. It is difficult to find the funding and volunteers to do this work. The need in our area contiues to grow due to the growth of Fort Drum. It appears that we have an increase of abandoned dogs with this growth yet limited facilities.

    Pros

    very personable

    Cons

    very small

  • 496. Need + Spirit = Makeover WIN

    by: Straymom

    If this shelter makeover is based on actual NEED and COMMUNITY SPIRIT, Linda Miles and her shelter deserve to win this makeover! No one works harder than Linda and her staff town to do what is best for the animals. You are able to see from this shelter's fan base, that they have done remarkable job for many years on a shoestring budget. Give them hope for the future!

    Pros

    People that work there. Everyone is so kind and compassionate

    Cons

    Needs a MAKEOVER ;) ;)

  • 497. i love you guys

    by: xoxlove4evxox

    i got my cat here, and he is great, when i first got him they were friendly and the animals were all taken care of. this shelter deserves everything.

    Pros

    there very friendly.

    Cons

    nothing

  • 498. this small shlter is one of the best around.

    by: lilbitchy

    i went here to get my little dog. when you frist walk in you know the people really care about there animals. theplace is all ways clean, they go throw at least twice aday to clean. so thers nice people and great animals. and they need our help. lets go people.

    Pros

    they are the only no kill shlter in the county.

    Cons

    its way to small.

  • 499. Nice Visit

    by: daubinmama

    I was informed of the SPCA by watching the morning local news. I think their on there about once a week with some pets that are currently up for adoption. Anyways, even though we were looking for a possible addition to our family, we headed to the SPCA. The staff was extremely friendly and answered all of the questions we had. The facility where the dogs are kept was also very clean and we were pretty impressed. We decided not to adopt a pet right, we already have 1 dog and 1 cat - and working on the two of them to get along. We would like to adopt a small dog (lap dog) at some point and we'll keep an eye out at the SPCA.

    Pros

    Extremely friendly staff - very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Need more space, especially in office areas

  • 500. SPCA

    by: SRosner

    Linda Miles & the staff not only taken very good care of the animals under their protection, but they also serve the community. Some of their volunteers are troubled kids who really benefit from the contact with animals in need. The kids get just as much out of the shelter as the animals do. Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Great community SPCA

    Cons

    Could use a renovation & additional space

  • 501. Jeffeson Cty SPCA is great!

    by: scrapperdeb

    I went there just to look at the animals, I looked at every one I passed I knew they would find good homes, This shelter needs this. It's Awesome.

    Pros

    Very clean, No kill.

    Cons

    Small place could be bigger.

  • 502. Jeff. Co. SPCA... Wonderful People!

    by: cricket975

    Linda Miles and the Jefferson County SPCA are assests to the Watertown, NY community! We are close to the Forst Drum military base, and unfortunately, a lot of our servicemen and women "dump" their dogs and cats at the animal shelter when they deployed or stationed elsewhere. They definitely have their hands full at the SPCA, but they also have HEARTS full of love and concern for theses abandoned pets!! Linda and the staff at the Jeff. Co. SPCA come up with great ideas for raising funds and awareness, but they need and deserve more $$ to help provide the best temporary living situation for these animals until they find a permanent home.

    Pros

    Big hearts, dedicated staff, community minded

    Cons

    They are overwhelmed by the number of homeless animals!

  • 503. Jefferson County Rocks!

    by: lalabear

    Jefferson County deserves this makeover. They work with their hearts and not too many people out there do. They are amazing and the things they do for these animals on the limited funds that they have is just truly incredible. Way to go Jefferson County SPCA!

    Pros

    A NO KILL SHELTER

    Cons

    None

  • 504. I love this place :)

    by: LittleWitty

    Jefferson county SPCA is amazing. Our family adopted two of our babies from there. They're fixed, chipped and ready to go when you get them. Also, Dr. Charlebois is the best and most affordable vet around!

    Pros

    They are always helpful and truly care for the animals

    Cons

    I can't take all the animals home :(

  • 505. please come help the homeless pets.

    by: tommyhunt74

    i got cat here couple of years ago. the people there are very friendly, and they know what their talking about. they are very stirck about who they adpoted to. they really care about their animals. but they really need a bigger shlter. so thats go team.

    Pros

    the people here really care about there animals.

    Cons

    this shlter is very small.

  • 506. reward them by helping them fix the shelter

    by: ann178

    I look forward to 6:50AM on Mondays to see Ms. Miles and her friends on the news.

    Pros

    caring people

    Cons

    need more room

  • 507. Really needs

    by: mommyhughes

    I've stopped in many times looking for a playmate for my other dog. I'm real picky it takes me along time to get a new pet . Must be a perfect match.

    Pros

    Staff is great

    Cons

    price of adoption a little high

  • 508. No Kill Shelter In Jeff County

    by: FRC

    Very impressed with the people. Would be awesome if they won the makeover. Can't think of a better place to overhaul! The animals are well cared for.

    Pros

    Really nice, knowledgeable people, who obviously love their job, and the animals.

    Cons

    Can't think of any

  • 509. Great Work

    by: Russellini

    The Jefferson County SPCA fills an important need in the North Country. It seems to be in great need of additional space and renovations.

    Pros

    Fills an important need

    Cons

    Cramped

  • 510. Wonderful place for unwanted pets

    by: abayqt

    Recently they were involved in housing a number of cats from one home. If it weren't for them who knows what would have happened to them. If they get the makeover more animals could be as lucky as these cats.

    Pros

    Animals always have a place to be when they are not wanted.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons other than they need more room

  • 511. Jefferson Co. SPCA

    by: admcp

    Although I haven't adopted pets from this SPCA, I have worked with them on a volunteer basis. Their commitment to adopting out pets to appropriate homes is \ngreat. They also work with the local PetCo store in helping to adopt out cats.

    Pros

    caring and commited staff and volunteers; great vet!

    Cons

    small facility for the large area and population served

  • 512. One of the Worst shelters out there!

    by: lucianh20

    This is a horrible shelter. The staff and the women "in charge" care about nothing other then getting rid of their animals. They have no problem lieing about the animals history and personality. They will do anything it takes to get you to take a pet home even if they know full well that the pet is not what they say it is. I feel very badly for the animals that get stuck here. However, I strongly urge everyone to NOT get a pet from here and eventually this shelter will be shut down. If we could get rid of Linda Miles I think it would be the best this for this shelter.

    Pros

    I really see no pros with this shelter!

    Cons

    The staff and Linda Miles!

  • 513. They do so much!!

    by: Dmsprague

    They do so much in the community for animals. They have a wonderful knowledgeable staff, and they care so much.

    Pros

    Very caring staff.....

    Cons

    NONE

  • 514. awesome place

    by: jillmarie1844

    this animal shelter does whatever they can to put you at ease when either choosing a new pet or having to let one go. the staff is very knowledgable and loving towards the pets. puts you and your family at great ease!!

    Pros

    it gives your animal and chance at gaining a new home rather than be put down.

    Cons

    its hard to say goodbye to your loved one.

  • 515. Awesome

    by: Trailerman

    This shelter really deserves a makeover, they try so hard to raise money. They provide a wonderful service to the community and is a great place to get your new best friend from.

    Pros

    All

    Cons

    none

  • 516. Personnel

    by: kaym316

    I like to stop in at the Jefferson County SPCA just to visit with mostly the cats. If you have any questions the staff is always willing to answer in a very professional manner.

    Pros

    Friendly, caring

    Cons

    N/A

  • 517. needs a make over

    by: steffnbill

    I have bought two pets from the SPCA as an adult and as a child my parents have recieved many pets through them as well. The Jefferson county SPCA has been around for a long time and has been located in the same place. They has done many upgrades to the shelter over the years, including building a new dog wing, but its still too small for this area. With Fort Drum's expantion and deployments the SPCA is one of the only centerally locted shalters in the area. The SPCA also neuters and spays all their animals before they are released to thier new owners which helps controle the pet population!!!\r\n\r\nVote For the JEFFERSON COUNTY SPCA they need your help to keep up the good work!!

    Pros

    great location and meets the needs of thier costumers

    Cons

    very small not enough room the quantity of animals

  • 518. Great place

    by: Denisha06

    This place is great. The staff is great. They have a wonderful volunteers program, they juss need the voluteers. They take great care of the animals here...Linda Miles is a great person.

    Pros

    Great staff

    Cons

    not enough volunteers

  • 519. Nice, Clean And Friendly

    by: honyerry

    I go there when I can and enjoy talking with the friendly staff

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    Nothing

  • 520. What a wonderful place

    by: Angela65

    the SPCA of Jefferson County has the kindest, most caring individuals taking care of the animals.

    Pros

    Excellent staff and the animals are so sweet!

    Cons

    Need more space

  • 521. great animals

    by: Kels95

    I raised 55 dollers for this spca last year and it only took me about a week. This is a great shelter with good staff. I am going to volunter once i find someone to take me there every saturday.

    Pros

    good helpers

    Cons

    none

  • 522. Great

    by: beckyw422

    I think the SPCA in watertown is great they are always freindly and helpful, and would do anything for their animals.

    Pros

    great

    Cons

    good

  • 523. jefferson co spca

    by: ibartlett

    Having gone to school with the owners daughter makes it a little more personal to me. I have taken in stray cats and made them my pets. I would love to adopt a small dog in the future and will be looking at Linda's place.

    Pros

    good people

    Cons

    not enough adopting families

  • 524. Awesome Shelter

    by: paulatr27

    Last year my husband and I decided to get another dog so we went to the SPCA a couple times before we found our girl Layla. We decided that from now on when we are looking for an animal to adopt we will go there for sure.

    Pros

    Careing staff, friendly staff, knowledgable staff, clean facility

    Cons

    small

  • 525. Great Animal Shelter

    by: Emily24

    This is an amazing shelter that does all they can to help the animals in the area. Very kind and caring people!

    Pros

    Great People

    Cons

    None

  • 526. great care

    by: JCSPCAVet

    I work at the shelter doing the spays and neuters-- everyone is done before adoption, which has greatly reduced the unwanted litters of puppies that come in. Still lots of kittens come in from barn cats and strays, and many animals whose owners cannot care for them for one reason or another. Every animal is treated for fleas, ear mites (if needed), intestinal parasites, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption, in addition to the spay/neuter surgery. I figure that this many be that animal's only chance at veterinary care, so we do as much as possible. We also offer heartworm/lyme/ehrlichia testing for the dogs and FeLV/FIV testing for the cats. Our area veterinarians give a free vet visit within 14 days to get the pets on the right track and continue needed healthcare. We do so much with so little, as all shelters do, and we appreciate all the help we can get, both financially and with volunteering at the shelter and with supporting our fundraising events.

    Pros

    great care for the animals

    Cons

    limited space and outdated facility

  • 527. hope we win it

    by: lilygrrrl

    This is a very good shelter and is very deserving of the makeover!! They are very active in our community...making sure pets are spayed and neutered...checking all animal abuse and cruelty cases very diligently...making sure the animals that go there get placed in loving homes...all around a great facility. Help us win it!!!

    Pros

    NO kill facility, active in community

    Cons

    need more money

  • 528. BEST SHELTER

    by: jversace2001

    THE PERSONAL AT THE WATERTOWN SPCA IS WONDERFUL. WE HAVE 5 CATS AND 1 DOG. 4 OF OUR ANIMALS CAME FROM THIS SHELTER. 1 CAME FROM A VERY BAD SHELTER AND IS ALWAYS SICK. OUR ANIMALS FROM THE SPCA OF WATERTOWN HAVE BEEN HEALTHY AND CLEAN. EVERY TIME WE HAVE BEEN AT THE SHELTER IT IS ALWAYS CLEAN AND SMELLS CLEAN. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

    Pros

    GREAT STAFF AND FANTASTIC MANAGER

    Cons

    NEEDS A MAKE OVER BADLY

  • 529. A review of Jefferson County SPCA

    by: henrykitty

    We adopted a cat from this shelter last year. They were very helpful in assisting us to "adopt" our very playful cat who loves his new home. They were even nice enough to loan us a pet crate to bring him home in.

    Pros

    Very eager to help assist pets in finding loving homes.

    Cons

    Not enough space for all of the pets.

  • 530. A very caring facility

    by: harryyoung

    This shelter is doing a great job caring for the animals and finding homes for them. They could certainly use more financial help.

    Pros

    Clean with very caring staff

    Cons

    Underfunded

  • 531. Doing a tough job really well!

    by: Sophiesfriend1

    This is a case of doing a super job in a not well funded environment. They have to constantly run their own fundraisers because they are not Nationally backed. They are kind and knowledgeable, but the area is generally low income and they have a hard time making ends meet. The Vet does a lot of free work and supplies are tough to come by. With our Army community there are a lot of great helpers but they have to move often and it makes us a special needs area.

    Pros

    Nice hardworking staff

    Cons

    Not enough space to help all the animals in the area

  • 532. confused..

    by: shooter123

    suure ill support this shelter, but i do not support one of the people working there. Linda Miles, me and my family have gone to her numerous times about my neighbors who are literally on their 9th dog in 5 years. They keep dachshunds and papillons outside with no WARM shelter all night and day during the winter and we have never seen anyone feed them, or pay any attention to them. We've seen animals kicked off the porch at their house, just for wanting to come inside, one dog hung its self in a tree because its chain wasn't long enough and the branches weren't cut. Everytime we have gone to the "almighty Linda Miles" who is appraised for doing nothing every Monday morning on News watch 7, she has said "oh I'll see what I can do" but obviously everytime she has stayed sitting at that desk most likely not making a phone call, and we have seen no change in the conditions for the animals next door. Maybe its time someone else has taken her place.

    Pros

    great facility

    Cons

    she doesn't do ANYTHING about animal abuse

  • 533. A Great Shelter

    by: BigWill

    I wish you all luck. Good luck with this contest.

    Pros

    Great Place

    Cons

    none

  • 534. a place that saves lives

    by: belly

    I have adopted a few cats from here & the turn out has always been great. The staff is friendly and are knowlagable. I love the fact that they do not uthinise.\r\n They do the best they can to help & protect them.

    Pros

    The animals are well tooken care of.

    Cons

    The shelter has become to small to house all in need. = {

  • 535. God bless

    by: Gabsmom

    I would and do recommend that anyone looking for a pet go today and tomorrow and the next day!!! You will not be disappointed, I took my husbands 82 yr old grandmother there after she lost her lovely companion (her cat) Whiskers. We went back for four days while she looked and looked and looked, she couldn't decide there were so many to choose from that we had to go back repeatly. Finally she made her decison and Toby is the most loving cat in the world and a great companion for her being she lives alone and she couldn't be happier with her decision and it is owed to the staff at the spca that help her each day we went in there to choose the perfect cat. Thank you very much :o)

    Pros

    The staff are very kind and interactive with the animals all the time. I recommend them for adoption all the time when talking with people whom are looking for a pet and their fees are miniumal for the lovey animals they care for until adoption

    Cons

    The building is too small for the need in our area. Being it is a non for profit organization donations can only go so far. They need a Makeover to continue to provide the dedication and support to the abandoned and abused animals in the area

  • 536. Small Shelter

    by: lear08

    This shelter is very well run. The staff are wonderful to the animals and are very knowlegable. They go the extra mile to help you and really do need a bigger place.

    Pros

    very helpful staff

    Cons

    old building

  • 537. caring place for pets

    by: arguello06

    the staff here at the SPCA is wonderful! they were friendly and caring, and really helped us to be able to pick the perfect pet for my husband and I. The animals were well taken care and they all seemed to be very happy ^^

    Pros

    great service

    Cons

    none

  • 538. Jefferson Co SPCA

    by: jstoughtenger

    The volunteers of all ages show such love and support for the animals.

    Pros

    Great staff that really cares for the animals.

    Cons

    none

  • 539. A great bunch of people

    by: zacksmom25

    I have adopted animals from there as well as some of my family members. They are always so helpful and we even took a field trip with a Girl Scout Troop. They love their animals like they were their own.

    Pros

    They are very kind, knowledgeable, small

    Cons

    They need more space...and a makeover

  • 540. JCSPCA

    by: AQHAlover17

    The Jefferson County SPCA is veryy helpful. i vouleentered there before i turnd 16 and loved it. they were all bery friendly and are very nice. they care about there animals. they take the dogs on walks and they are out almost everyday on walks. the kennals are really nice for the dogs. it gives them room to move around. they clean everyday.

    Pros

    Very togeather with everything, they like to help you.

    Cons

    i cant think of any

  • 541. Great place!

    by: RuZuMu

    Great place! Taking care of pets without homes is a wonderful cause and they are very deserving of a make over.

    Pros

    No kill

    Cons

    not big enough

  • 542. a awesome place to find a companion

    by: shelliemcardell

    I have gotten several animals from there and they are awesome people and very helpful.They know their stuff.Ive had no complaints at all.We love all of are babys that We have gotten from there.I would like for them to win the make over they really deserve it

    Pros

    very helpful staff,and very knowledgable staff

    Cons

    dont have any complaints

  • 543. Awesome shelter

    by: Pride

    Excellent shelter, very nice staff, and really deserves to win this makeover.

    Pros

    excellent staff

    Cons

    small building

  • 544. Linda L.

    by: Northops

    My family has gotten various animals from the shelter \r\nand have never been led astray, the employees are knowledgable and give good information to new pet owners.

    Pros

    They really care about the animals and want whats best for the animal

    Cons

    too caring at times take on too much and hope for the best

  • 545. Great place to work

    by: lilkitten02

    Great place to work. Very clean tries the best that they can do for storage. Is a no kill shelter and all the animals get time out of the cages to play. They are the only ones in the area that takes in cats and they do the best they can in the summer months for taking them in.

    Pros

    Only place for cats

    Cons

    Too small

  • 546. Good Administrative staff, Not enough space for cats

    by: ktclick

    I was thinking about adopting an adult standard poodle from there about seven years ago but didn't because we found a free standard puppy instead. I liked that they gave me time to spend time with the dog before I decided if I wanted to bring it home. They were very nice about my decision not to adopt the dog and I never felt any pressure to take a dog I didn't want. They were knowledgable about the breed and about all the dogs they had available for adoption.\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, we had a stray cat (with collar) show up about a year ago and got on a waiting list to donate her. When we were finally able to bring her in a few weeks later, they discovered she had an animal bite on her leg. We live across the street from a farm and a barnful of unspayed, un-neutered barn cats. It was only a matter of time before one of the toms got after the poor thing. They gave me the option of quarantining the stray in my home for six months or having her put down. Since our daughter was six months old at the time, I couldn't see taking a potential rabies case into our home. I did not like the way they put me on the spot like that. It was an awful decision that still bothers me to this day.\r\n\r\nI was disappointed at the lack of help I received from the SPCA about the cat. They basically told me that I either had to find a home for her or keep her (not an option since my husband is severely allergic and our standard poodle probably would have killed her). Still, I don't know what else they could have done. They simply did not have the space. They really need a larger facility and should spend more time educating potential cat donors like me.

    Pros

    Terrific quality animals, great administration

    Cons

    Small, inadequate space for animals, not very helpful when it comes to cat donations

  • 547. A helpful place

    by: Nizzo242

    My family has adopted almost all of our animals from the SPCA, both cats and dogs alike. They are honest about the animals and ensure that the prospective owners are responsible individuals. I have always been impressed by the devotion of it's workers and the conditions the animals are kept in. The building appears to be an older place but they do their best to provide for the animals. A top notch place!

    Pros

    Devoted staff, honest practice

    Cons

    n/a

  • 548. JCSPCA making lives better

    by: saran814

    Jefferson County SPCA is run by knowledgable caring individuals devoted to making the lives of pets better. They have Veterinary care on site for their animals and ensure that all animals are spayed/neutered, treated for fleas and mites and have recieved at least their first vaccine before they are released to their adoptive home. Great care is taken to make sure animals are taken into the appropriate home environment. Many of their staff and their families and friends provide foster pet care in their homes when the shelter is otherwise too full to take them. The shelter desperately needs new buildings to accommodate the number of pets they have coming in as currently they are forced to turn animals away due to space constraints. They provide high quality care limited only by the constraints placed upon them by the current facilities, which are clean and functional, but not large enough to handle the numbers of animals they are requested to take.

    Pros

    knowledgable caring staff dedicated to uniting families

    Cons

    desperately need new facilities to cope with high demand

  • 549. Adopted a Kitten

    by: wmcmanus1

    Jefferson County SPCA needs to win this make over because they really care about the pets in the shelter and could really use the space. I also feeel Ft Drum should contribute some funds because a lot of animals are abandoned by soldiers in Watertown when they deploy are leave the area because they are irresponsible. Ft Drums Vet clinic is to small to handle the volume that is generated from the forts population so it is dumbed on the Jefferson county SPCA. I urge everyone to write a letter to your representive and the Ft Drum commander to address this problem.

    Pros

    Very helpful and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Needs a new home. Very small and crowed.

  • 550. Great Place

    by: lewisjn

    I have only visited the Jefferson County SPCA twice. They have a really knowledgeable staff and they are very friendly. I hope they can get a chance at winning the makeover.

    Pros

    Staff Is Excellent

    Cons

    To small

  • 551. The Cat's Meow

    by: cynthiatyler

    This shelter really is a jewel in the North Country. They take in all kinds of animals if they have the room for them. Their staff is knowledgeble and their volunteers are seemingly tireless in their support. The vet staff is top notch in the care of these unfortunate creatures and their fostering network is truly remarkable.\r\nI adopted my cat Sam from the Jefferson County SPCA. He was found in the gutter on Arsenal street as a kitten, dying, with infections and parasites burrowing in his skin. The vet staff saved his life and nursed him back to health. He's a total riot to have around and i can't imagine not having him in our house now.\r\nMany kudos and thanks to the Jeffeson County SPCA because of their complete and utter devotion to the animals of the North Country!!

    Pros

    caring, loving, committed to animals

    Cons

    too small and outdated facilities

  • 552. Good Shelter

    by: elamb

    The shelter does a great job placing animals. They need alot more room so they won't have to turn away any animals. They truely care about the animals.

    Pros

    Open many days of the week

    Cons

    Needs alot more room

  • 553. PLEASE HELP THEM

    by: Thomaspetlover101

    I belive their doing the best they can but neeed nore help so vote for this facility

    Pros

    AWSOME FOR EVRYTHING

    Cons

    A LITTLE TOO FULL

  • 554. I got my cat from here and I am very happy with him.

    by: sandra07

    Like 2 months ago me and my husband went to the spca to look for a cat. We found the perfect cat for us and we're very happy with him.

    Pros

    have a lot of animals to choose from

    Cons

    none

  • 555. Great job caring for animals!

    by: Casey01

    I have had the privledge of volunteering for this shelter before. I am very pleased with it's tremendous efforts with the community. The only down fall is that the hours are very short. Meaning, if a person works till 5pm they will not be able to visit the shelter till the weekend. Also weekend hours are stunted. I'm sure there is a funding issue with this and thats why I have taking action by earning points for this wonderful place.

    Pros

    Very active in the community

    Cons

    hours are not long enough

  • 556. Jefferson Co., NY SPCA

    by: LAFlack

    Absolutely great place. The staff knows their stuff! We got our beautiful boxer girl, Missy there a few years ago and she is our Baby. This place works very hard and it would be great to see them get a makeover.

    Pros

    No Kill shelter - takes cats

    Cons

    Very overcrowded. Needs more room and remodeling.

  • 557. Wonderful!

    by: lbczyk

    My cat Bunky adopted me from the JCSPCA almost four years ago and she's been wonderful. The staff was wonderful and very kind.

    Pros

    Very nice staff and clean everytime I have been there.

    Cons

    Their hours can make it hard to get in.

  • 558. the best!!!

    by: nnypittbullover

    we adopted jasper out pit mix from the spca. we had to fight real hard for him as the director didnt want us to have a pit bull around our 2 small children. thak god they let us have him, he is so loved here at our house and is so well behaved. we even got a little brother for him 2 months after we got him. so thank you Jefferson County SPCA!!!!!

    Pros

    the staff there is real nice

    Cons

    too many animals

  • 559. info

    by: lrnjs

    thought they were very friendly and informative when asking about adoption.

    Pros

    friendly

    Cons

    not a lot of space

  • 560. Best kept adoptables

    by: iceire

    I have never adopted from there but know many many that have,I've gone in there just to look at the cat's and kittens and always come away with a broken heart because if I was rich I would adopt every single one of them,when I lost my cat Stormy a couple yrs ago they were kind enough to let me come in to see if she had been brought in,they let me put up flyers and fortunately my wandering feline came home 19 days later :O)\r\nThe shelter really does need a makeover and I know if it does win there will be more people out there that will come by to adopt a precious animal!

    Pros

    very compasssionate and caring.

    Cons

    The location where the shelter is.

  • 561. SPCA

    by: fahselc

    Excellent service at this SPCA...they definately deserve the makeover, they provided such a positive service to the community

    Pros

    Excellent Service

    Cons

    none

  • 562. The Jefferson County SPCA is a great place with dedicated manager and volunteers!

    by: bjhoops

    Linda Miles and her staff make use of the local media whenever possible and I listen every Monday morning to WATN AM radio, 1240 on the dial, as she and Mike White tell of the needs that are MANY; discuss the plans and dates of any upcoming fund raisers and she always takes one of the animals with her on the show. They really need a makeover and even another building as they ae running out of room at the present location.

    Pros

    Hard working people and tireless when it comes to trying to make the shelter even better

    Cons

    none

  • 563. Wouldn't go anywhere else

    by: YoshuD

    The volunteer program here is really good, and all of them really want the animals to get good homes.

    Pros

    Caring volunteers, good staff

    Cons

    Not enough space during rush months

  • 564. quality work

    by: bbanks

    they work very hard to take care of more animals then they have room for and are very decdicated

    Pros

    active in the community

    Cons

    needs a new facility

  • 565. A great part of the community

    by: brockjenny

    This is a great shelter. We got our dog Tanner from there. He was in a litter of 4. It was so hard to choose. They gave us all the time in the world. We were questioned thoroughly, to make sure we would be good parents. And I was very impressed by the questions they asked. I did not feel offended at all. They recommended a great vet, which we still use today.\n\nI love watching Linda Mills on Monday mornings, showing off the latest adoptee hopefuls. She is a great person, so caring and knowledgeable. \n\nSo many great fundraisers are put on by the SPCA. And they are enjoyed by the whole community.

    Pros

    Very friendly, helpful, and kind to the animals

    Cons

    Doesn't have enough room to shelter all the animals that need help

  • 566. humane walking collars

    by: ztT4MP92649097

    I use the "spiked" dog collar & have had great success with it. It does not choke your dog while walking him. I have srongly recommended it to friends & strangers.

    Pros

    Encourages the dog to alloy you to be in control, during walk

    Cons

    getting the collar off & on

  • 567. Great shelter!

    by: mjdeichhorn

    I found my best friend Merlin at the JCSPCA 9 years ago. He was not one of the smallest kittens there but when I went by the cage he was sticking his paw out and batting at me. I thought there is the type of cat I want even if he is an older kitten. Every vet tells me what a beautiful tiger cat that he is! Thanks SPCA!

    Pros

    many choices in animals and are very thorough in who they let adopt

    Cons

    not enough space/space outdated

  • 568. SPCA Watertown

    by: simplylorax

    The SPCA is a wonderful place to adopt an animal. I adopted a kitten a few years ago. The SPCA was very inquisitive and wanted the cat to go to a great home. I'd definitely go back!

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff

    Cons

    over crowded

  • 569. Wonderful pets, wonderful volunteers & staff

    by: scomini

    In December of 2005, my boyfriends daughter's lab got hit by a car when he escaped his electric fence. For months I watched her go outside and visit his grave in our backyard. Tears would flow, she was lost without her Sawyer. For her birthday in 2007, I decided to adopt a new pet for her. I found the perfect Kitty, in need of a loving home. Katie Cruiser has been a wonderful addition to our two other dogs and tabby cat. The animals get along wonderfully, and my boyfriends daughter couldn't be happier. The staff at the shelter was very helpful, and even loaned me a cat carrier to bring Katie home. The descriptions of their pets on their site is beyond perfect. I am very happy with our addition to our family and can't thank the Jefferson County SPCA enough for bringing smiles and joy back into our home. Thank you!

    Pros

    clean, knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    none that I can think of!

  • 570. This shelter needs help

    by: eclearo

    I have visited the SPCA many times in the past and adopted the last two puppies from a litter serveral years ago. With the expanse of the military base in the area, many pets are being left behind for various reasons and this shelter needs help!!

    Pros

    loving and caring staff

    Cons

    desperate need for larger more efficient building

  • 571. Wonderful Staff and Leadership

    by: dbeller

    Ms. Miles at the Jefferson SPCA really gives it her all! She does a wonderful job getting those pets which need adoption in the public eye. Every week she is on the local morning news show spotlighting a pet who is looking for a home. Lots of pets find a loving environment through Ms. Miles care. We in Jefferson County are lucky to have her in charge at the SPCA.

    Pros

    too many to name

    Cons

    not enough space, needs make over

  • 572. Wonderful shelter/wonderful people

    by: prissy10

    This shelter is remarkable in the community and has helped place many pets. I have supported the shelter in many fundraising activities and will continue to do so. This makeover could help them more than words can say!

    Pros

    Very helpful

    Cons

    Could be bigger

  • 573. SPCA Animal Shelter in Jeff. County

    by: srotella7

    The Jefferson County SPCA works very hard to keep the shelter and the animals living there safe and happy. I see Linda Miles on the news often, trying to find good homes for animals, fundraising to care for the animals that live there; truly a dedicated and hard working person! Kudos to all of the worker and volunteers that keep our shelter running smoothly!

    Pros

    Great Shelter

    Cons

    NONE!

  • 574. The Best place to find a new addition to your family

    by: Brandihunt1

    We adopted Toby from the Jefferson County SPCA today. The staff was awesome. Very helpful. You can tell they love their jobs and they love all the animals that come into the shelter. I felt very comfortable adopting a dog there. I have told my 10 year old daughter about the wonderful place and she would like to volunteer there. If you are looking for a dog or cat this is the "Best" place to go to. I really can't say enough about how good they were to us!!\r\n\r\nThank you Jefferson County SPCA\r\n

    Pros

    very loving and caring about the animals

    Cons

    there are no cons to the SPCA

  • 575. I LOVE THIS SPCA

    by: JillMarie04

    i love going in there with friends while they pick out their animals. And the Vet staff is amazing

    Pros

    The Hill Top Vets Right In the Parking Lot.

    Cons

    Not enough room for the puppies to run around

  • 576. Thank you for filling a void in our family

    by: AnnFish

    The Jefferson County S.P.C.A. helped us find a new member to our family. They are a very carring group of people,who have a very large responsability to take care of so many animals till they can find new homes for them.

    Pros

    They will find the right home for all there animals

    Cons

    They have very little room left for many more.

  • 577. Busting at the seams ! They would love to be able to do more, and this makeover would help them achieve that goal!

    by: peteandamie

    The staff and volunteers at this shelter are very caring, and easy going. Very rarely will you notice an irritable day. They are very dedicated, and do what they can to help you. If they are unable to take in your animal, they will try to direct you to other resources. They offer great volunteer opportunities for all ages. Every animal that is adopted is already spayed or neutered. As well as microchipped and vaccinated. If ever a question is unable to be answered, they do their best to get an answer to you as soon as they can. Every day this staff is faced with turning away animals that they are unable to take in due to over capacity. Our area has alot of stray cats, as well as military related relinquishments. Alot of the responsibility seems to fall on the shelter. They would love to be able to do more, and this makeover would help them achieve that goal.

    Pros

    Caring and dedicated staff

    Cons

    Outgrowing their facility

  • 578. Shelter Review

    by: brenda36

    I can't say enough about these guys! They all try so hard to do what is best for the animals. They work with what they have and if they don't have something they try to figure out a way to get it. Being the only shelter in the area that accept's cats takes its toll on this little shelter. Thank you guys for working so hard to find all the unwanted pets loving forever homes!

    Pros

    great little shelter, no kill

    Cons

    growing out of the building they are in, need many updates

  • 579. The Best of the Best!!

    by: DrakesDad

    This shelter, though not the most modern, has the most caring staff I have ever met. They make up for facilities with the dedication of the people who work there and the "dogged" dedication of their leader Linda Miles. They also have what I would call a unique arrangement with a mobile vet clinic,(Hilltop Veterinary Clinic), who is on sight the majority of the time. I have yet to visit this shelter and not be greeted with a friendly smile and a helpful attitude from everyone who works there. I cannot say enough about this very dedicated group of people and their supporters. Please take the time to vote for a makeover for them as often as you fire up your computer at www.zootoo.com. With the large influx of people due to the growth of the local Army base and surrounding areas, there are many pets who need their help. It is most saddening when they have to turn away animals in need as they don't have the room in their facility. They tend to operate at full capacity most of the time and it is a shame they haven't got the necessary space to fulfill all the needs of the community.

    Pros

    An endless list

    Cons

    they need more room!!

  • 580. Great Shelter

    by: nysweetcheeks72

    I got my first dog at this shelter 10 years ago. I have since gotten another dog and a cat from there. I feel that the animals are well taken care of and the staff knows what they are doing. I have been very pleased with this facility. I would go there for any other animals that I wanted if they were available.

    Pros

    Very Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff

    Cons

    There is not enough room to accomodate every animal that could be placed there.

  • 581. Great Place

    by: Aubrey8833

    If there was a SPCA or animal shelter out there that needed help it was this one. It is old out dated and small. But they are always helpful and willing to do more!

    Pros

    This place has plenty of animals

    Cons

    It really needs a make over badly.

  • 582. Visit to my friends

    by: LaurelHowland

    A quik drop by to see the dogs. A jumper, a bunch of pups and a very pretty lady. Steals your heart!

    Pros

    close by

    Cons

    holiday

  • 583. Good place to adopt

    by: RuthB

    Linda is very helpful when I find stray cats. I find alot of them living around the corner. I have adopted quite a few cats from there.

    Pros

    The animals are already spayed or neutered

    Cons

    not big enough

  • 584. Great place for pets

    by: Peacepoet

    I went to the Jefferson County SPCA to look for a cat for my son and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. We adopted a kitten from the shelter and she has been a joy to this family.

    Pros

    Staff is very helpful and have a love of the animals

    Cons

    Sometimes too full

  • 585. Needs your Help

    by: starinny

    Hi I think the SPCA of jefferson county should win the make over. I go there all the time to just look at the animals. It needs this make over. Come on jefferson county lets pull together and win this for the animals of The jefferson county SPCA. Make it a bigger place for the animals. So all you Animal lovers out there please vote for this site to win. and show that we care about them.\r\n

    Pros

    very clean creat staff

    Cons

    needs your help

  • 586. Adopted our dog here

    by: mstad70

    This is where we adopted our dog Murphy about 8 years ago. At the time my two boys were 8 and 10 and Linda took great care to make sure this dog was properly suited to go into our home, which I appreciated. Since we've adopted Murphy, we brought in stray cats that ended up in our yard, some that were sick and if they had the room, they took them in. This is a great organization and I wouldn't get my pets anywhere else. The only negative about this shelter is that they are way too small to accomodate an area this size and can use all the help they can get. So if you're reading this review, please register and help the shelter accrue more points towards winning this makeover!

    Pros

    Great staff

    Cons

    Need more room!!

  • 587. our local shelter

    by: melody76girl

    This shelter is non euthenizing shelter. They have great cages.

    Pros

    great employees, animals well cared for

    Cons

    little funding

  • 588. great shelther

    by: kr06

    this shelter is great... a nice support system... i hope they win.. they deserve it..

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    none

  • 589. Adopted our first cat here

    by: artex76

    We adopted our first cat there 10 years ago and have loved her ever sine. Great staff very helpful and knowlegable

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    Nothing

  • 590. Whatever helps!

    by: juggalochef2399

    I have been an avid activist for the local shelter here for years and am proud to say that they do wonderful work! The SPCA here in Watertown in Jefferson County has been in my life numerous times and always with good reason. A couple big things that I would like to mention is that I adopted a puppy from there as a birthday present to my mother, my father and I went there together back when I was 12 and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Baron was a wonderful dog and will always love him. Also the most recent account is that they contacted me in regards to my cat Yoda who had run away an gone missing for nearly a year. They called and said they had found him and I got him back. Upon getting him back I did notice a tick appear a few weeks afterwards and took him back to the SPCA where the Vet that works there, who had been the vet of our families pure bred German Shepard back when I was a very little child, took care of it right away as a walk in and the price was only $10, whereas any other vet would have clearly charged more. The only bad thing about this great place is that it is too small for a community that keeps growing larger and larger each year. An expansion to the grounds both for the animals that at times they have to turn away due to being full up and also for the vet Dr. Charbois *I believe that is how his name is spelled* to work his magic. Also a larger parking lot would benefit too I am sure. I would love to see something like this happen and it is my pleasure to come to this website and speak about the good things the SPCA does for all the animals it takes in. With so many people who are registered here in support of it, my only question is, how come we are in 12th place? Get the word out and lets make this happen everybody!!!

    Pros

    Clean, Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

    Cons

    Too small for a growing community!

  • 591. Kind folks at the shelter

    by: boofer1223

    The folks at the shelter really do there best to be a blessing to both the animals and the pjeople who come seeking a pet. I've witnessed people in tears having to give there dog up, and other animals simply found wandering and lost..brought into the shelter find homes. The community cares about the shelter as well and look forward to seeing Linda's visits on channel 7 showcasing pets up for adoption and the work of the shelter.

    Pros

    The folks are very kindhearted with all who come

    Cons

    Sure need a make over to help with the shelters purpose

  • 592. My volunteering experience

    by: ztT4MP65354185

    The SPCA is a very caring and dedicated place.The staff is nice and helpful if you need them.All animals there are playful,you would always want to adopt all the animals you could hold!When I go to volunteer there I know I would'nt want to go home.You would feel the same way(if you love animals.)\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n VOTE 4 THE SPCA \r\n\r\n Chelsey Barker!!!

    Pros

    Theres a very dedicated staff

    Cons

    Theres not enough space

  • 593. Very fortunate

    by: ClayBoy

    From the first day I walked into the shelter, I was impressed. The staff is obviously compasionate about their job and caring about the animals. They were (and are) very helpful.

    Pros

    Great staff

    Cons

    Small facility

  • 594. great

    by: DonnaRiley

    I have three dogs and i adopted my Abby from here. they were great and seemed to know that we were ment for each other. She is the best dog, and I love her so very much, I don't know how I ever got along without her love. Thank you Linda Miles

    Pros

    great place

    Cons

    none

  • 595. SPCA

    by: Jenicca

    This is the only no kill around here and i got my first cat from here. Love itbut it needs sprusing, it needs this money to win.

    Pros

    no kill

    Cons

    small

  • 596. the best

    by: cdr0424

    Staff friendly and helpful but the building it too small and overcrowded.

    Pros

    loved it

    Cons

    building run down

  • 597. A Great Shelter

    by: Dreamcatcher895

    The staff here is really good they all know what there doing there friendly kind and work there tails off to find the pets they take in a good home i see them on the news every week There a great asset to the community.. your doing a great job thanks for all u do!!!!!!

    Pros

    They take in all the strays they can

    Cons

    more space is needed

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  • 599. great place

    by: jennybarton

    After my husband and I got married we decided to get a dog and in our eyes the only place we would do so was the JCSPCA. Bandit has been a great family animal. He gets along great with our three girls and we couldn't be any happier with him. When the time comes that we get our second it will for sure be here because the people and service were great.

    Pros

    great place

    Cons

    none

  • 600. Good job

    by: chumphal

    Wow this place is really good!

    Pros

    b

    Cons

    b

  • 601. great place

    by: lionprincess88

    this is a great place to go

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    none

  • 602. A Shelter worth visiting

    by: emoulton

    This is a no kill shelter, which that fact alone makes this facility terrific in my eyes. They take good care of the animals they have while trying to find good homes. Adoption fees are reasonable. Unfortunately they are in desperate need of an expansion so they can provide more shelter to abandoned or abused animals. This is one of the most worthy charities in our community.

    Pros

    Cleanliness, friendly staff, DOESN'T EUTHANIZE ANIMALS

    Cons

    Not enough room for all the animals in need

  • 603. Help!!!

    by: ztT4MP82883207

    They need more space to help these animals. It's a good feeling to see people doing good on a world with so much bad. SAVE THE KITTIES TOO!

    Pros

    Clean caring knowledglable people helping out

    Cons

    building doesn't allow it

  • 604. Great place to get a pet

    by: emargnem72

    We have gotten 2 of our cats from the Jefferson County SPCA. When my brother went in to pick out our Taylor, she came right to the bars and reached out and grabbed George. She has been a very healthy and loving cat. I will definitely return here to get my next pet.

    Pros

    They have awesome animals

    Cons

    none

  • 605. Bringing Home Zoey

    by: BuggersMomma

    When our dog passed away, we weren't sure we wanted to get another puppy. After several months, we decided to visit the SPCA to start searching for the next member of our family. A little black lab puppy made it clear that she wanted our attention. I wasn't sure that she was what we were looking for but she was sure we were right for her. We took her home and she was definately right. She will be 7 years old on Thanksgiving day and she is the greatest, most lovable dog we have ever had. I'm so glad she made us notice her. She definately knew what she was doing.\r\n\r\nMy daughter always wanted a standard poodle. When we saw one advertised on the SPCA website, we took her right out to see it. The dog was about 7 months old and neglected. A young volunteer told us about how scared he was and how he had been working with the poodle and the poodle had taken to him and trusted him. He brought us outside so we could play with the dog and see if we thought he was right for us. The dog was timid but took right to our daughter. We took him home and he sat right on her lap in the car. They have been together for 3 years now and are best friends. It's great that the SPCA can put photos on the website and advertise their animals.

    Pros

    Website, pets vaccinated and spayed/nutered

    Cons

    Needs to be updated

  • 606. Great Shelter, Super staff

    by: snpeh13605

    When our dog of 17 years had to be put to sleep my husband and I could not think about another dog,(no dog could ever compare to Woodchuck...aka Little Girl).\r\nWe knew Linda Miles and the staff at Jefferson County SPCA. I think I drove them a little "nuts" coming in and seeing all the dogs and puppies. We have always had dogs and cats at our dairy farm....Some people even said my animals we spoiled... \r\nWe memorialized our "little Girl" with a special Tile at the shelter and became lifelong members. Linda Miles came on Channel 7 News with the most beautiful Lab mix puppy and it was love at first sight. We went to the shelter armed with a gift certificate from our kids for Christmas and bought that puupy. Rochester is his name and loving the family is his game.....\r\nThanks to Linda and the staff.\r\n\r\nPatti

    Pros

    Helpful knowledgeable staff animals are well taken care of

    Cons

    I can't think of any

  • 607. There not all mutts!

    by: loulou1

    I have been lucky enough to have work for the SPCA, while it can sometimes take a tol on you mentally, I was lucky enough to find 3 of my very best friends ther! About 7 yrs ago I found the shelter, and then I found Bailey. Yeah she's a mutt but she has always been ther for me loving me no matter what. When I she could no long live with my other dogs she moved in with my single father and has provided so much love and friendship for him. I know work with another vet but we still work very closly with the shelter in fact I'm there every day. But what I really want people to know is you don't have to go to the mall to find the "perfect" dog or cat, If you really want a purebread go to the shelter they get them all the time. I Know because one I'm there all the time and 2 because I have 2 Boston Terriers form there, so before you go to the mal GO TO THE SHELTER!!!!!

    Pros

    lots of pet to choose from

    Cons

    not enough room for them all

  • 608. This shelter needs our help

    by: triplearrow

    Jefferson County SPCA is in desperate need of donations to be able to expand their facility so they can meet the growing needs of homeless and unwanted pets in our community. They receive no government funding yet provide a wonderful service.

    Pros

    Wonderful and caring staff

    Cons

    No funding and overcrowded

  • 609. a great place

    by: missvirginia2006

    all the volunteer there a very nice. and they do alot for the community

    Pros

    very nice and friendly place

    Cons

    there is none

  • 610. Greatest shelter ever

    by: frfghtr949

    I got a dog from Jeff Co SPCA awhile back and Linda Miles was very helpful and informative. I would reccommend anyone looking for a pet to go there.

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    need more room

  • 611. WARNING!!

    by: mudgirl76

    For those that are marking the reviews "helpful" to gain points for the spca - There are several users who are copying and pasting the same review multiple times in various shelters that they do not belong to, including ours. When you mark these reviews as "helpful" you are giving points to their shelter, not ours! They are trying to be sneaky so make sure when you are voting that they belong to the spca unless you want to help other shelters gain points. You can also flag these reviews and maybe it will help solve the problem.\r\n\r\nGood luck SPCA!

    Pros

    Great shelter

    Cons

    needs help and improvements

  • 612. A Pro-Active Establishment

    by: GrnEyeZ331

    The Jefferson Co. SPCA is a great place to adopt a pet. The Staff is professional and caring. My family has adopted a number of pets from them since I was a child, and I would not hesitate to adopt from them again. This SPCA is very proactive when finding pets new homes, they utilize a lot of resources to get the word out on their animals. Keep up the good work Jeff Co. SPCA! :-)

    Pros

    A great and helpful Staff

    Cons

    Currently a smaller facility

  • 613. Super place! Super people!

    by: artled13

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a tremendous asset to both to the animals they serve and thepeople who love them.

    Pros

    Wonderful caring flexible staff.

    Cons

    Not enough space!

  • 614. Great asset to the community

    by: cocoa72

    This shelter is an assett to the community as it saves cats in the county. They are all spayed or neutered before adoption. We got our cat, smokey, there this past summer and she's a joy. We also got our dog, Beauty, there 14 years ago this month. Sadly, she's passed away this past April, but we had 13/2 years with her. Thank God for the SPCA and Linda Miles.

    Pros

    kind and helpful staff

    Cons

    needs more room to save more animals

  • 615. Wonderful place, wonderful people

    by: amylowz

    This is a wonderful place that is a true blessing to our community. I'm so glad to have a place that cares about all animals and helps to give them good homes.

    Pros

    has a no kill policy, spays and nueters all animals, has microchipping, caring compassionate people

    Cons

    the place is too small for the amount of animals they take in and in bad need of newer housing for the animals

  • 616. Shadow thanks you and so do I!

    by: jonuggie

    My Shadow came from the SPCA and I can't imagine being without him. I am so grateful that the Jefferson County SPCA exists to help animals in out area find loving and deserving homes. They love the animals and advocate for them regularly on TV and other media sources. They are dedicated to improving the lives of animals and are compassionate in doing so.

    Pros

    No kill facility

    Cons

    Needs funds!

  • 617. Can't live without 'em

    by: morticia1988

    My husband and I adopted one of our dogs from Jefferson County SPCA. They asked the right questions. We knew we were getting a dog that was healthy and taken care of. We have had our bundle of joy for almost 11 years, and have never looked back.

    Pros

    everything, especially the staff

    Cons

    too small - needs a new building

  • 618. Our local SPCA is a wonderful place

    by: darclerk

    I have adopted several animals from the Jefferson County SPCA and have never once had a pet that was not very compatible for myself and my family. Adoptions have included both dogs and cats, but more recently, just cats. The last that my daughter adopted with me, does not leave her side, follows her all over the house, and sleeps with her at night. She just adores her cat. She saved up her summer's worth of babysitting money to adopt this cat. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with the adoption process, and sometimes we just go and visit to see what pets are there, but sometimes is so hard to leave without another cat. But for now, we have enough cats in the house. We are indoor cat lovers only and do not allow them to go outside. I support our local SPCA as much as I can.\r\n

    Pros

    Very Friendly place to find a pet

    Cons

    It's hard to leave sometimes without another cat

  • 619. Great Pets...Great People

    by: cinman

    We have visited the Jefferson COunty SPCA many many times. They have a very clean facility, and Linda and all of her staff have always been very professional, and friendly at each of our visits\r\nIt would be great if more people would get involved in our community, donate to the SPCA, volunteer, or help with their many fund raisers and events\r\nGreat Job!!!!

    Pros

    Very Friendly Staff, Animal Lovers

    Cons

    Hours of business could be extended, IF more people volunteered

  • 620. Wonderful Shelter :o)

    by: mordea

    This is a wonderful shelter with helpful, experienced staff who take the time to find the right homes for all of their animals. They are very important to a large rural area. I feel they are highly deserving of a bigger place for all of the animals they rescue.

    Pros

    Friendly and highly experienced staff

    Cons

    None that I've experienced!

  • 621. Healthy Happy Pets!

    by: khkokg

    I have adopted three kittens from this shelter and they have all been healthy and happy. \r\nI love the fact that the spaying and neutering is done there BEFORE you can bring the animal home. I had to wait one day for one of the kittens that had been spayed that morning, just to ensure that everything was okay, but it was worth the reassurance. They also give you a list of vets to choose from to take your animal for subsequent visits.\r\nI also like that they let you take your time browsing and don't pressure you into adopting. They take good care of the animals and make sure the pet of your choice is in good health when you take it home.

    Pros

    Adopting is an easy process.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to list.

  • 622. Found my puppy there!

    by: teresab4896

    Great staff, very friendly and knowledgeable!!! Its great that they screen potential pet owners to ensure that pets go to a good home, and they are always taking any type of animal.

    Pros

    Great Staff everyone is friendly

    Cons

    nothing

  • 623. They need our help!!

    by: glamourpuss

    I went to the SPCA faithfully for 3 months looking for 5 of my cats that disappeared in one day (they always stayed close to home). I feared the worst as they used to visit the elderly couple across the field & the cats still went to provide company even after our dear friends had passed on. Unfortunately, I was unable to reunite w/ my babies, but was able to have compassion for a crazy white and grey who was lying upside down in his hammock & trying like the devil to get my attention. It was hard to "let go" of the others, but I knew it was time to love again. I have never paid for a cat in my life, so my husband thought I was crazy when I told him there was a cat at the SPCA who wanted to come to our house for a little kitty pajama party. I was amazed at the care & questions that the shelter takes before letting a pet go out the door. I was impressed!! Yes, I still have Curly (named after one of the 3 Stooges because of his continual antics. I do need to help them more though financially - won't you too? A vote is an easy thing to do...

    Pros

    great staff, very clean, animals well-cared for

    Cons

    wish they were open later

  • 624. This shelter is great. We addopted a dog here a few years ago and she has been the best dog we have ever had. Great place to addopt a dog or any other pet.

    by: ashtinalyn

    The shelter was very crowded when we were there to look for a dog. They had exactly what we were looking for. She has been the best dog we have ever had.

    Pros

    Had the kind of dog we were looking for.

    Cons

    There were alot of cats when we went and they need a good home.

  • 625. Great place to adopt a pet

    by: moonwishes

    I've known several people who have adopted their cats from Jefferson County SPCA. The cats were healthy when they were adopted and continue to thrive!

    Pros

    animals are well taken care of

    Cons

    none

  • 626. Very organized and clean !

    by: crazyclover28

    I adopted a dog and cat from them a few years ago and they were absolutly great. I have always recommended friends and family here before they buy a puppy.

    Pros

    animals well taken care of

    Cons

    none

  • 627. The Best Dog Ever

    by: flowerhead910

    As a young Army couple in 1984 we found ourselves stationed at Fort Drum, NY. We first had been stationed in Hawaii where we had a cat. We brought her with us, found an apt. and soon felt we could support & love a puppy. We went to the local S.P.C.A in Watertown where we were met at the door by a dog named Joe and Linda Miles, who both welcomed us and led us to a pen of mixed breed pups. We picked out a little female we named Maile, a popular Hawaiian girls name that fit her beautifully. We enjoyed Maile while stationed at Fort Drum for 6 years untill we got orders to go to Turkey. My parents kept her for the next two years in PA. We returned from Turkey and they had a hard time letting her come back to New York with us because she was the best behaved and loveable dog they had ever had. Being stationed again at Fort Drum was great because I had my beloved Maile back. She had the best playmate, our son Josh and lived to be 14. We will always miss her and remember her as coming from the Jefferson County S.P.C.A. Thanks to Linda and dog Joe.

    Pros

    Has a long history of no kill.

    Cons

    Very small.

  • 628. Love to visit

    by: bjock

    I currently have 2 dogs so I have only been to visit and look around. I have not had an animal from this facility but will when the time comes. I love watching the pets on WWNY-TV on Monday mornings and wish I had room for a few more. This facility is always doing great things for fundraising and caring for animals, there have been a lot of abused animals in the area that they have cared for.

    Pros

    no kill facility

    Cons

    crowded

  • 629. A Great Place to Find a Friend!

    by: KimballsMom

    I've been priviledged to be picked by JCSPCA adopties. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, of coarse they did tell me I was getting a "medium" sized dog when Kimball chose me (-: So he grew a little bigger than expected...just more to love.\r\n\r\nAnytime I hear that someone is considering a new critter friend I tell them of all the wonderful ones that can be had at the JCSPCA. \r\n\r\nThe price is right too. Your new friend comes spayed or nutiered, and any shots that they may need. And now they even micro-chip. Your new friend is ready to live in their forever home.\r\n\r\nKimball and I have fostered a number of kittens and families (mom and kittens). It's a great feeling to know one is helping a fur-friend along so they can have their own forever home. \r\n\r\nMy furry kids are calling so I'm off to see what they need. Remember...JCSPCA is a Great place to find love!! Woof and Meows from the kids and me.

    Pros

    They try their best to assure good homes for the adopties.

    Cons

    Not really a con but JCSPCA needs more room.

  • 630. Great facility~lots of great animals to love!!

    by: kayakfreak

    We adopted our Basset Hound and one of our cats from the SPCA. They were very helpful and appeared to want her to go to a good home. We love her to pieces and are so thankful for her!! Their adoption fee is reasonable and they seem to care about the animals. They really need a new facility with the growing number of animals brought in on a regular basis. People should adopt before spending money on an animal!! They have so many that just need love!!!

    Pros

    Helpful, caring staff

    Cons

    Limited space due to small building, no outside play area for dogs

  • 631. In need of our help

    by: GwenEllen

    While there are a lot of good things this shelter does there is so much room for improvement. The building is outdated. When you walk in for the first time it's not very inviting and also not clear where the cats and dogs are. Some of the staff seem quite uninspired so depending on who is there they may or may not offer to help you. No real outdoor recreation area for the animals. New space is definately needed. \r\nI don't want to sound too negative though. There are some good points. Given the limited funds they do an OK job. The animals are clean and well cared for. The mobile vet is a real bonus to our area. \r\nPublic education would be a plus. It's not enough to appear on TV every Monday morning with a cute puppy. They need to discuss the real issues, like where they are located. Stress that it is a no kill shelter. Stress the need to spay and neuter. Stress that they are funded solely on donations. They need more volunteers, etc. \r\n

    Pros

    Jeff. Co. SPCA is careful about who their animals are adopted out to.

    Cons

    Small shelter with a poor layout.

  • 632. My new kitten

    by: nataliejolieamelia

    I just went and got a new kitten today. She is a beautiful kitten. When I saw her I knew that she was the one. There are so many other kittens and cats there that need a home. If anyone is considering a kitten or a cat the Jefferson County SPCA is the place to go. I will definatly be going to them when its time to expand our family again.

    Pros

    Giving at kitten a home

    Cons

    Can't think of any

  • 633. great asset to area

    by: ralphie

    previously accepted unwanted hamster, no question, very much appreciated. They accept all critters. Much needed service in our area.

    Pros

    public oriented

    Cons

    non noted

  • 634. SPCA is a great place

    by: ermck

    This is the best place in the world to adopt a pet. They seem to know so much and give great advice on pets...and their kitties are soooo cute!

    Pros

    Super Awesome

    Cons

    NONE

  • 635. A great place to volunteer

    by: mackie13624

    This shelter has a great staff and volunteer support system. I am proud to say that I am one of their volunteers and really hope they have a chance at winning.

    Pros

    Does a great service to our community

    Cons

    Needs a makeover!

  • 636. Fantastic Asset to the Community

    by: darcy80

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a wonderful facility that really does an excellent job responding to the communities need to shelter displaced animals. Such a task is a huge challenge for our community. There is so much transitioning and relocation amongst the members of the community that often times animals can't be taken with them. Nevertheless, the SPCA is right there to take the animals in when they can and they make great efforts to find them loving homes. I thank you for all that you do. It's greatly appreciated.

    Pros

    Staff

    Cons

    Needs expansion

  • 637. A Loving Shelter!

    by: KittyCakes

    This is a great shelter! They absolutely love them animals and mae sure they have good homes! We have two Cat from them and they are healthy! I would love to see them expand and update the facility they need more room for there loving orphans.

    Pros

    Take Good Care Of Animals

    Cons

    Need More Shelter Space

  • 638. A Caring Facility

    by: claclair

    I have adopted two kittens from here and would do so again.

    Pros

    A great place to go to get a healthy animal

    Cons

    Facility needs to be expanded

  • 639. Support your local spca

    by: disotellx2

    I have adopted a few cats over the 20 years that I haved lived in this area. They are doing a wonderful job.

    Pros

    honest

    Cons

    none

  • 640. very knowledgeable

    by: tlh9665

    the staff at the shelter does an excellent job with the animals here. all of the animal are very well cared for, thier medical needs taken care of without delay. all the animals ( cats, dogs, farretts, ect) are adopted out only after matching them to the proper family. this shelter truely cares about the pets that come into thier shelter and it shows in everthing they do.

    Pros

    convient location

    Cons

    too small

  • 641. 4 members of my family from SPCA

    by: bgharvick

    ive adopted 2 labs one yellow and one chocolate from the SPCA in Jefferson County ive also adopted 2 cats there are a wonderful addition to my family and wish Linda and everyone the best in there quest to better help the local animal population many thanks for al you do

    Pros

    wonderful caring staff

    Cons

    has to worry about space and funding

  • 642. Cinderella Story

    by: nmurphy50

    We got our dog from the Jefferson Country SPCA.\r\nShe has been a part of our life for a few years now.\r\nEverytime Linda Miles is on TV, we tell Molly that "grandma" is on. We need to make this shelter\r\nbigger and up-do-date. We need this shelter.

    Pros

    A true love for all animals.

    Cons

    Not enough space.

  • 643. A Great Shelter with a Great Need for a Makeover

    by: hero4theday

    The Jefferson County SPCA is a great shelter. The staff there are the kindest I've ever met at a shelter and you can tell that they really care about the pets there. Unfortunately they are a small shelter in need of a makeover. \r\n\r\nIf I ever have a need for a pet, or find myself able to support another pet, the Jefferson County SPCA is the first place I'll go to.

    Pros

    Very Kind and helpful staff

    Cons

    Size...too small

  • 644. what i found

    by: Amanda61191

    When my cat Sunkiss got hit by a car, the SPCA is the first place my mom told me to look for a new cat. I found a wonderful replacement there named Rainbow she was everything i wanted in a cat and more. Since then i have become even closer to the shelter through volunteering there but because i live 45 minutes from the shelter i am not able to voulunteer as much as i would like. The shelter is a wonderful place for animals in need of home to go to find there perfect owner/home

    Pros

    clean shelter and friendly staff

    Cons

    small space