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Donate your vehicle to the SPCA and get a tax write off. Donate cars, trucks, vans, RVs or boats. Free pickup!
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... And find a treasure

One of the greatest things an animal lover hears is when someone proudly responds to a compliment about their new dog or cat by saying, "I got her at a shelter." A treasure that could have lived forever as a stray with no love, no hope, a treasure that found its way home. So, if you're looking to find your own treasure, click on the "See our Animals" link on the left margin and begin your search! And if you cannot adopt a pet, but want to help, think about being a sponsor. Every little bit helps.

Take me home, please?"Take me home"

Every year, over 1,500 lost, abused, or abandoned animals are brought to the SPCA of Westchester. If the animal is lost, the SPCA immediately attempts to locate the animal's owner. If the owner is not found within eight days, the animal is put up for adoption.

While at the SPCA, all animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Many require rehabilitation from illness or from past neglect.

Adoption services

These animals have so much love to give - consider adopting an adult animal!There are over 150 dogs and cats at the SPCA of Westchester waiting for new homes. All of them in their own way are wonderful animals just waiting for a new lease on life. If you are thinking about adopting a pet, please stop by and see us. We're great matchmakers!

We also cannot stress enough how important it is to choose the animal that will be right for you. We encourage you to take time when you look at our animals and to think carefully about what kind of dog or cat will fit your lifestyle best.

Adoption procedures

An adopted animal comes with a basic free examination. Within seven working days, an appointment should be set up with a vet. If the animal is found to be in poor health, please have the vet write the diagnosis on the back of the Shelter Contract and return the animal to the SPCA. You will have a choice of having your adoption donation returned to you through the mail or 60 days credit to find another animal.

Healthy? You bet!If your new pet is found to be in good health, you will have 30 days to take the animal home and try it out as a new family member. If the animal does not work out, call the SPCA and set up an appointment to bring the animal back. You will not be refunded, but you will receive 60 days credit to adopt another animal.

So come on in and meet our animals! We allow same day adoptions. We encourage you to bring your entire family (including pets) to meet before adopting. If you rent, live in an apartment, or own a co-op or condo, you must bring proof (lease, association contract or building association contact telephone number) to confirm you may have pets in your building. We do NOT hold animals.

We are open 7 days a week. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sunday's 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All animals adopted from the Shelter must be spayed or neutered are microchipped and up-to-date with vaccinations.

Adoption fees

Fees must be in cash, a pre-printed personal check, or with a credit card.

  • Puppies, 1 year and under: $325
  • All Dogs rescued from a High Kill Shelter: $325
  • Local Dogs, over a year: $175-$325
  • Lonely Hearts Club Members/Seniors: $65
  • Kitten, 1 year and under: $150
  • Two Kittens: $225
  • Adult cats, over a year: $75
  • Lonely Hearts Club Members/Seniors: $55
Those adopting a dog must also purchase a NYS dog license.

Adoption applications

Forms are pdfs, if you can't see them, go here to download the free reader.
Click here for a copy of the dog adoption application, PDF.
Click here for a copy of the cat adoption application, PDF.

Forms in .doc
Click here for a copy of the dog adoption application, .DOC.
Click here for a copy of the cat adoption application, .DOC.

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