Welcome to Francisvale Home
for Smaller Animals


Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter. Our goal is to provide caring, temporary shelter until the animals in our care find suitable, loving, permanent homes.

Francisvale News

Vote for Francisvale – Best of the Mainline

Please take a moment before April 30th and vote for Francisvale as Best of the Mainline Animal Rescue. We are in the miscellaneous category! Winning this will help spread the word about the good work that is done here.  You can only vote once from one computer – and every vote counts!

Here’s a link to the voting page.


Supporting Francisvale Is Quick and Easy!!

If you are shopping on Amazon, consider using the link provided for Smile Amazon. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price (for most items) to Francisvale.  It’s an easy way to help make a difference at Francisvale.

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals


Time to Put a Senior Pet in Your Life

Had a bad day? Think coming home to a pet who loves you unconditionally would help? You’re right; it will. Being loved by a doting four-pawed best buddy will pick you right up, maybe even lower your blood pressure.

But maybe you’re not up for a frisky kitten or a puppy that chews and isn’t trained, adorable as they may be. The thing to do? Adopt a senior pet!  A dog or cat who’s mellowed out, calmer, doesn’t ask much, whose personality you know, who doesn’t require constant monitoring, picks up quickly on household rules, knows how to get along with others…the list of benefits goes on.


Pets that are seven or older are still lively and vigorous, with years of life to come. And are they ever grateful to love and be loved.

“With an older pet, you know what you’re getting,” says Heather Hennessey, shelter manager at Francisvale. Older pets can be especially perfect for older people, since these furry companions are gentler and less interested in romping about. And they can also be comforting companions to children as they are unwavering in their devotion.

That’s why Francisvale and Petfinder.com are celebrating November as Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month. If you want to adopt a senior pet this month, Francisvale can introduce you to wonderful dogs and exceptional cats like those featured here.


Download Our Latest Newsletter

Keep up to date with everything that is going on at Francisvale! To download the latest edition of our newsletter, click here: Spring 2013 Newsletter.

Hours of operation:

  • Adoptions & Surrenders:
    Monday to Sunday by appointment only.
  • Cemetery:
    Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Donation Drop Off:
    Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.