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.
Mon-Sat: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.*
Sun: 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.*
As hours are subject to change, please call (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120 to confirm.
*To allow us to finalize your adoption process on the same day, please make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before our doors close.
When you are ready to visit the 92nd Street ASPCA Adoption Center, please bring the following to facilitate the adoption process:
- You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt.
- Two forms of identification. A government issued photo ID (driver's license, state identification card, military ID, etc.) and proof of current address (A telephone, utility or cable television bill qualifies.)
- You may be asked to provide one personal reference, reachable by phone
- Dog adopters, we strongly encourage all members of your household to come to the Adoption Center to meet the new pet. If you already have a dog at home, it's a great idea to bring him or her along as well, so that our expert behaviorists can help you find the dog who is best suited to your current dog.
- Be sure to check your building's policy relevant to pet ownership to avoid any landlord concerns.
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.