Hello and welcome to our rescue!    Crazy Paws Dog Rescue, Inc. is a volunteer, foster home based rescue.  We love what we do and we put our heart and soul into our foster babies.   Each dog has a foster home waiting to be welcomed into by their foster parent(s) and the other human and fur members of the family.  They get to enjoy the comforts of sharing our lives, couches and beds, and yes, many of them are bed hogs!   They become a part of our everyday lives which gives us great insight into the type of family/person and living situation is a match for them.   Do we fall in love?  Absolutely, that is why it is so important for us to make sure the match is perfect for everyone.  They have already lost at least one home that we know of, whether it was good or bad.  Our mission is to make sure this one is perfect for them and forever!

 We are no longer holding weekly adoption events so the first step in meeting one of our dogs is to complete an on-line application on the above link.  Applications are required for meet and greets.  Please complete the application in FULL.  Be mindful that your application is your first introduction to the foster parent.  We want to learn as much as possible from your application to determine if the dog you have chosen is a good match.   If the foster parent feels your application and the dog MAY be a match the references will be called, so please be sure to contact them and let them know a volunteer will be calling them.  Vet’s offices will not give a volunteer a vet history on any of your pets, past or present without you calling them first and giving your approval, so please do so.   If you rent, landlords are the first call made so please make sure the dog you are applying for is the size, breed, age, etc your landlord will allow.  If the match doesn’t seem right based on the application you will receive an e-mail stating so.

Typically within a week the foster parent will contact you to speak about their foster pup and determine if a meet and greet should be scheduled.  If so, a location will be determined with all human and dog family members present.  If the meet and greet goes well a home visit is usually scheduled with the dog.  The home visit is to see how well the pup is doing in the new environment and meeting the family again.   The majority of applications with cats will have their meet and greet and home visit combined so we can see how the dog and cat(s) do together.   YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN A 45 MILE DRIVING DISTANCE OF THE ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.  At this time we are not considering driving further.     Actual in home visits are required.  We do not accept zoom or virtual “home visits”. 

All volunteer foster parents and their human housemates are fully vaccinated.


Our minimum adoption donation is $280.00.   All pups are spayed or neutered, up to date on their vaccines (age appropriate), microchipped,  4DX tested (age appropriate), wormed and already receiving heartworm and flea and tick prevention before being adopted.


 A Rescue Dog
Now I have arrived at your home, 
everything is strange, and I don’t feel good.
Do not feel impatient
If I don’t sleep in my new basket.
Yesterday, I slept on a stone floor.
Do not be terrified if I gobble up my food.
Yesterday, I had to do it to survive.
Do not get angry if I pee on your floor.
Yesterday, it did not matter.
Do not be sad if I am afraid of your loving hand.
Yesterday, I did not have one.
Have patience with me, it’s your world, 
but not mine yet.
If I trust you, I can give you the greatest
Gift I have to give…
My heart.
Please never forget, I was a pound dog.
All I need is a bit of time to adjust.
~Author Unknown~

                                    A DOG’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind.
If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask……..

To a poor lonely stray I’d give my happy home; my bowl and cozy bad, soft pillow and all my toys;  the lap, which I loved so much; the hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice that spoke my name.

I’d will to the sad, scared shelter dog the place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed to be no bounds.

So, when I die, please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.”

Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give my place to him.

This is the only thing I can give………….  The love I left behind.

~Author Unknown~