Adoption Process and Applications

adoptUnless noted differently on an animals Petfinder page within the bio, you can come in anytime during our hours to meet and/or adopt! All animals are spay/neutered, current on vaccines and microchipped prior to adoption. Our hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday's 1pm-4pm. No appointment is necessary. Our adoptions are first come, first serve based on the status of your application. Please note, we do NOT hold animals except in special circumstances when our trainer feels a particular dog or puppy requires more than one meet and greet.

If you have discussed coming in to meet an animal or have an approved application on file, this does not guarantee that you will get that particular animal. If you currently have dog(s) living in your home, we highly suggest they join you on your visit as some of our adoptables require a meet and greet. 

It may be a good idea to bring a copy of your current pet(s) vaccination records (if you currently have a dog or cat or did within the last 2 years) and a copy of your lease if you rent or own a condo/co-op/townhouse, in case we are unable to get hold of your Veterinarian or Landlord/Management Company by phone that day.  

In most cases, we do same day adoptions pending approval, however some dogs MAY require more than one visit before finalizing the adoption. Please email us at Shelter@spca914.org or call us at (914) 941-2896 ext. 11 to find out if the dog(s) you are interested in has any restrictions or special requirements prior to arrival.

All animals adopted from the SPCA come with a free Veterinarian check-up from a participating Vet to be used within 7 days of the adoption. The list of Vets can be found in your adoption packet. This free Veterinarian exam does not cover a fecal exam or blood work or any tests/procedures. It's simply an examination. If for any reason within the first 30 days of your adoption you think your newly adopted animal is sick (based on your observation or your Veterinarian's findings) please call our SPCA Simpson Clinic immediately to set up an appointment at (914) 941-2896 ext. 10. If something pre-existing is found during your appointment at our SPCA Clinic, we will cover the cost of the exam free of charge, including any medication needed. We will not however reimburse for outside tests, exams, medications or procedures at a different Veterinarian. 

If for some reason your newly adopted animal is not the best match for you we require that the animal is returned to the SPCA. We do ask that you call in advance to give us notice. There may be a turn-in fee of $50 for a kitten/cat and $100 for a puppy/dog that you are returning if it is AFTER 30 days since the adoption date. If you return an animal to the SPCA within 30 days of your adoption we will give you a credit for a new animal which must be used within 60 days of the date of the return.

Our trainer can be reached at Trainer@spca914.org who may be able to assist you before making the decision to return the animal. We do not reimburse adoption fees (even if an animal is returned the next day) UNLESS within 48 hours of the adoption, upon examination by a Veterinarian, the animal is determined to be in poor health and the SPCA if notified within that time frame and the animal returned.

Animals For Adoption

Adoption Fees are as follow:

-Adult Dogs over 1 year: $225 - $375
-Puppies 1 year and under: $375
-Lonely Heart Dogs: $85
-Adult Cats: $75 - $150
-Kittens: $150
-Two Kittens: $275
-Lonely Heart Cats: $65