Homeward Bound Dog Rescue Schenectady, New York

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Emmalee Baker

2 years ago

We adopted little puppy Taps yesterday and the whole process was made so easy. Michele was great as the middle man to our adoption process! Everyone responded in a super timely manner. His foster mom Lily was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. So happy to have our new family member! His big sister loves him.

Cathryn Jones

2 years ago

Not only is my dog from Homeward Bound but I foster for them as well. Amazing organization helping dogs find their forever homes!!!

Jessica LaForce

2 years ago

Last March we adopted our Jack and just a few days ago, Oreo. Both are through Homeward bound. Going through the application and interview process, it is evident that Homeward Bound cares very deeply about the placement of their animals. They ensure that the dogs are going to families who will not just take excellent care of the babies that they rescue but that these pups will be endlessly loved. We are now a family with 3 dogs and couldn’t be happier with them. The foster Moms and Dads take excellent care of the dogs and truly care about finding them loving homes. We had the pleasure of first working with Dyahn for Jacks adoption. She was wonderful, attentive and brought Jack to our home for us to meet. Rob was Oreo’s Dad and he was equally responsive and answered all our questions. He also was patient with us as we wanted to make sure Oreo would be a good fit not just for jack but also Oreo as they weren’t fans of each other at first. After several visits they were fine and we couldn’t be happier with the addition of Oreo to our family. It would not have been possible without Rob’s patience. Thank you Homeward Bound, Dyahn, and Rob!

MoJo 422

2 years ago

We applied to adopt and never got a response. Their website says they are open Saturdays, but also says they are not open due to COVID. The huge sign on their building says they are open Saturdays, but then they turn you away at the door. Application is a huge time eater and doesn't get an acknowledgement.

The Sisters of The Twin Kind

2 years ago

We love our boy! We are so thankful to HB for giving us the opportunity of adopting our new family member! The adoption process was easy, they were quick to respond, and the fosters and volunteers are saints for what they do!


2 years ago

Awesome organization. The volunteers and foster homes are the best. They all deserve medals. Benji isn’t the first adoption from homeward bound. Will not be the last. Thank you Homeward bound for allowing us to adopt.

KellyAnn Risler

2 years ago

We recently adopted a puppy through Homeward Bound and had a great experience. The process was quick and easy and everyone was super friendly! We found a great addition to our family and we couldn’t be happier!!

anne chiarenza

2 years ago

We have 2 of the sweetest rescues. Their staff is supportive and they do great work. Cannot thank them enough for all the good they do and for matching us with our girls


2 years ago

Good site easy to use and navigation

Chris Bishop

2 years ago

Filled out an application with references, never received a response even though I followed through with phone calls and emails.

Garth Riccio

2 years ago

I adoptioed a 16 wk rescue puppy from them , great people to deal with , I highly recommend checking out there web site if you are looking for a furry friend.

Heidi K

2 years ago

Homeward Bound is the best. They knew he was a good boy! Absolutely sweet boy. Previous owners said he was bad boy but he’s wonderful and loving.

Jeanne Holm

2 years ago

Had wonderful support from Sarah, my dog's foster mom every step of the way!

Sandra Bishop

2 years ago

We had been looking for a puppy for some time. We had contacted several other adoption agencies but either never heard back or were told they would require a fenced yard, but we live on a dead end. Finally we heard of HB and was accepted very quickly and within a week we adopted Clove (now Zoe). She is a very welcomed, loved and spoiled addition to our family. Thanks HB staff!

Sarah Witte

2 years ago

Homeward Bound is a great pet rescue group who makes sure to the rescue animals go to good homes. They provide good support during the adoption process. They do a great job trying to rescue as many animals as possible. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was because of an incident that began with my puppy while he was at the foster parent’s, the fallout I had to deal with after, and the short term medical problems my puppy had to go through. It was an innocent error made by the foster and a series of unfortunate dominos that followed. However, I appreciate and respect the difficult job of the rescuers and fosters who are all volunteering their time and energy to helping innocent abandoned animals and I don’t blame them for the situation. Even with the unique and unfortunate situation I experienced, I would still recommend Homeward Bound. They are committed to the animals and for me that’s number one.

Robert Alheim

2 years ago

Supposed to be open on Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Arrived 10:15, no one there, waited till 10:40, no one arrived.

Patricia Lapietra

2 years ago

We adopted our Timber four months ago and could not be happier!!! Homeward Bound was there every step of the way. And continues to be there for any questions or help we might have or need. Our experience with Homeward Bound was a very happy one!!!!

Ken Freeman

2 years ago

Great place to get a Fur baby , you will love all the puppies, and adorable adults dogs I give this place a 10 it's all ways clean. The staff is all was helpful with the customer my God bless everyone that adopted their fur babys here,Thanks The Freemans .

Scott Yerbury

2 years ago

Very happy you rescued Cupcake now Luna. We love her so much and blessed to have her. Thank you for all you do to help these little friends. We are so thankful for Homeward Bound. All have been great to work with and understanding. Luna is doing great and growing up fast. She was a lucky little girl that they found her and her siblings. Thank you again.

R O'Neal

2 years ago

After losing our beloved husky to cancer earlier this year, my husband and I decided to adopt a rescue dog. We attempted to work with a few rescues in the area but many were non responsive and some were just rude. Homeward Bound was amazing! Mind you it was during the pandemic and they weren't running clinics. We met up with a couple of the foster families to meet the dogs they were hosting. It took a few meets before we found the right match for us and all of the volunteers were incredibly patient and understanding. Our pup, Dax, has been with us for a few minths now. He is a super sweet boy and a great fit for us. Months later, the folks at HBR are still great at answering questions and offering support. I would recommend this rescue to anyone serious about expanding their family.

Linda Ann Miller

2 years ago

Homeward Bound Rescue went above & beyond in getting us a rescue dog from KY. One of their people even drove the dog to us from Albany. We could not love LOGAN more & would highly recommend this rescue if you are looking to help a dog in need enjoy the rest of his life.

Brenna Spaulding

2 years ago

I’m not one to put out a review on anything but I feel like this should be said for those eagerly looking to grow their family by adding a fur baby addition. I took my time to carefully read through all the adoption information on their website so I was taking all the correct steps and had a good chance of adopting a puppy. I filled out my first application and got an email not much time after which made me so excited. I emailed back answering all their questions but then never heard back. About a month later I filled out another application. I got an email shortly after that. I again, answered all their questions. Days went by and nothing. So I emailed them in a very professional manner explaining I’m very serious about adopting and would love to adopt from them. I got an email soon after that with another question in which I answered. Never heard back and it’s been some time now. I’m very disappointed if this is the way they work. Be real with people. If their application was denied then tell them especially if they’re showing such interest. I’ve seen several reviews with the same sorta issues. Just please keep these reviews in mind so if something similar happens to you, it’s not so unexpected but it is still a little heartbreaking especially to those family’s who are so excited about growing their family’s. Thanks

Corri Bardin

2 years ago

Great place. Would recommend them for anyone looking to adopt in the Albany NY, Upstate area.

Ana Pretell Rodriguez (Ana P)

2 years ago

If they don't like you they ask for documents not mentioned. If you had a dog 5 years ago and don't have records and the Vet clinic closed down, they require the records. Not a fair decision when you've done nothing wrong. Be careful giving too much information when not required

Angelina Maloney

2 years ago

We adopted our baby through HB. Our rescue puppy was in excellent health, had great foster care and follow up support from HB. I highly recommend.

Eileen Lindemann

2 years ago

We adopted our Chihuahua mix Eva in March. The process was very easy, and Eva’s foster parents shared a lot of helpful information about our new pup. Eva was already microchipped, vaccinated, and spayed. We had her polished on her potty skills within 2 weeks. Eva has completed our family and Homeward Bound was a pleasure to work with.

Ellen Wald

2 years ago

Selfless humans pulling canine innocents and surgical cases from overcrowded kill shelters. What's more to say.

Kate S

2 years ago

We recently adopted through Homeward Bound and could not be happier. Kona (formally Denise) is such an even tempered, social dog. Exactly what we were looking for. The agency and the family who fostered her did an amazing job. We would totally recommend adopting through Homeward Bound.

Meg Babendreier

2 years ago

We adopted a young dog from Homeward Bound Rescue in March 2021. He was healthy, fully caught up on vaccinations, neutered, and well taken care of. We received a packet of his medical history, his microchip info, and tips on new puppy ownership. We visited a volunteer's foster home, (which was clean and welcoming), to pick him up. 10/10 would recommend!

Erin Ross

2 years ago

Glad to see many other reviews saying the same thing and that it’s not just me. Do not expect a response once filling out an application, even if you send a follow up email. You would think an adoption agency would want to find their dogs forever homes, not ignore those who want to rescue their dogs.

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Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, New York, Schenectady

202 Front St

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