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ASPCA

424 E. 92nd St.
New York, NY 10128
(212) 876-7700

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Thousands of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are adopted out each year from the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in New York City.

About Our Shelter:

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Our organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and proud to boast more than 1 million supporters across the country.

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Come Meet our Pets:

The ASPCA Adoption Center has hundreds of cats and dogs awaiting adoption right now. In most cases, you can meet your new friend and take him home the same day.

The ASPCA Adoption Center is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Sunday from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. To allow us to finalize your adoption process in the same day, please make sure you arrive at least two hours before closing.

The ASPCA Adoption Center is closed each year on the following holidays:

- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving
- Christmas

Directions by Subway: Take the 4, 5 or 6 train to 86th Street and walk toward 1st Avenue.

Directions by Bus: Take the M15 Downtown to 2nd Ave – E. 91st St. or the M15 Uptown to 1st Ave – 91st St, or take the M86 Eastbound to 1st Ave – East 91st Street.

Directions by Car: There are several public parking garages in the area for drivers.

Location: 424 E. 92nd St., New York City, NY 10128 (between 1st and York Aves.)


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Our Adoption Process:

When you are ready to visit the ASPCA Adoption Center at 424 East 92nd Street, please note the following to facilitate the adoption process:

- You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt.
- Adopters are required to provide a government issued photo ID (Driver's License, State Identification Card, Passport, etc.) and separate proof of current address (such as a lease or telephone, utility or cable bill). Government issued photo ID is not accepted as proof of address.
- If you are interested in adopting a dog, please make sure to bring all of the members of your household including any resident dogs. In some cases, this may be a requirement to adopt. If you live alone and have a resident dog, please make sure to bring a trusted friend or family member to wait with your resident dog while you go on a tour, as owned pets are not permitted on tours.
- If you have a resident cat, please leave them at home as we cannot perform any adoptions with resident cats present.
- You may be asked to provide one personal reference, reachable by phone.
- Be sure to check your building's policy relevant to pet ownership to avoid any landlord concerns.
- If you have any questions, please call the Adoption Desk at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120.

Adoption Fees:

- Cats over three years of age: FREE *
- Cats age four months to three years: $75.00 *
- Kittens up to four months: $125.00
- Dogs: $75 to $250* (smaller and younger dogs have higher adoption fees**); mandatory obedience classes for puppies are $50.00 for five classes.

*Some exceptions apply.

**NYC residents will need to pay $8.50 for the DOH dog license.

Please note: Our "Cats Free Over Three" promotion is not applicable for pets adopted from our Mobile Adoption program.

Special Weekday Promotion: Cats one year and older: FREE (Monday through Thursday only).

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Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.