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.
Take Route 13 heading north out of Ithaca, going past the airport, to Hanshaw Road. Turn right onto Hanshaw Road and continue for one mile (turning right at the Lower Creek Road intersection to stay on Hanshaw Road). You will see the SPCA on the right, next to Cayuga Press.
ADOPTION CENTER HOURS Monday, Friday, Saturday,Sunday 12-5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 12-7pm
CLOSED Wednesday and holidays
(Please note that adoptions end 1/2 hour prior to closing.)
As part of the process of selecting an SPCA pet, you will be asked to complete an adoption application. After the application is approved, we ask you to sign an adoption agreement promising to humanely care for your animal. All cats and dogs are altered prior to adoption.
ANIMAL HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS:
All dogs which enter the SPCA receive vaccines for
* canine distemper (Adenovirus Type 2)
* parainfluenza & Parvovirus (DPP)
* leptospira bacterium
* Bordetella brochiseptica (kennel cough) intranasal.
All cats which enter the SPCA receive vaccines for
* Feline Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpesvirus - I)
* Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia)
If pets are old enough, they also are given a rabies vaccination (Required by NY State law). The SPCA has regular veterinary care available for all animals and makes every effort to ensure that the animals are healthy before being made available for adoption. Cats are screened for Feline Leukemia. Dogs and cats all receive general worming medication.
All canines over six months of age are required, by New York State law, to be licensed before they can leave the shelter. Licensing is administered by the individual towns but can be completed at the SPCA at the time of adoption. The charges for licensing are not refundable if the dog is returned to the SPCA.
We hope that your new pet will be an enjoyable addition to your household. If you have any questions about pet care, please feel free to ask the shelter staff or your veterinarian. We also have many free pamphlets on caring for your pet available at the SPCA and can provide the names of local resources for training or behavior 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.