Country Acres Animal Shelter

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue

 is that he doesn't try to find out why.

~Author Unknown

About Us

Country Acres Animal Shelter is a 501C(3) not for profit animal shelter. Country Acres Animal Shelter was established in 2009 to provide the care for the stray animals that became available for adoption after their redemption period from Country Acres Pet Services. Country Acres Pet Services has provided dog control for several Towns and Villages since 1979.  We provide dog control services for the following  Town and Villages: 


Cortland County

Town of Cuyler

Town of Freetown

Town of Harford

Town of Homer

Village of Homer

Town of Preble

Town of Scott

Town of Taylor 

Town of Truxton - shelter

Town of Virgil

Town of Willet


Cayuga County

Town of Moravia

Village of Moravia

Town of Locke

Town of Owasco

Town of Sempronius

Town of Summerhill


Tompkins County

Town of Groton

Town of Lansing


Chenango County

Town of Pitcher

Town of Otselic - shelter

Onondaga County

Town of Fabius - shelter

Town of Otisco -  shelter

Town of Spafford - shelter

Town of Tully - shelter

Country Acres Pet Services Dog Control contracts are for stray DOGS only. Our job is to enforce the Local Dog Control Ordinances and pick up stray dogs. We may often assist in Animal Cruelty in our municipalities but we cannot enforce Article 26 which is Cruelty to Animals. We have very limited space for cats and can only handle a few at a time.

Country Acres Animal Shelter established the Tobias Fund in 2009 after picking a Rottweiler later named Toby in the Town of Cuyler that had been hit by a car and needed immediate orthopedic surgery. His disposition stole our hearts and we knew we needed to do something for him. With limited funds we decided to act fast and put together a bottle and can drive. Thanks to shelter staff and a very generous volunteer the funds were available for the surgery. At this point we decided that we would plan ahead and establish a fund to help with special dogs needing extra care. We have a few fundraisers throughout the year to keep this fund available. We have been able to have senior dogs receive dental care before adoption, provide extra medical care for dogs injured by cars and anything that is medically needed for a dog to better suit them for adoption.

Country Acres Animal Shelter DOES NOT euthanize any adoptable dog for “space”. Although it is impossible to save all animals due to aggression and liability; We strive to give all of the stray dogs in our shelter the opportunity to become part of a family and have a second chance.

Country Acres Animal Shelter adopts approximately 300 unwanted dogs every year.