The ASPCA Adoption Center is offering a unique opportunity for pet lovers. Know someone who would make a great pet parent? Has your loved one been thinking about adding a a feline to the family? Now you can give the gift of companionship with our Gift-a-Pet Certificate. (Note: At this time, we only offer Gift-a-Pet certificates for cat and kitten adoptions.)
The Gift-a-Pet Certificate allows you to pay the adoption fee of a cat or kitten for the giftee of your choice. The fee is $75.00 for cats age 4 months to 3 years, $125.00 for kittens up to 4 months and cats over 3 years of age are FREE. The recipient of the certificate may then come to our 92nd Street Adoption Center and, contingent on approval, select a cat or kitten to take home.
*Special Weekday Promotion: Cats one year and older: FREE (Monday through Friday only)
You can purchase a Gift-a-Pet Certificate at our 92nd Street Adoption Center:
424 E. 92nd Street,
New York City, NY 10128
(between 1st and York Aves.)
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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.
Are they really ready?
Adopting a companion animal is a big commitment. Answer these questions to see how much you really know about the person you are considering giving the gift of companionship.
- Has your friend or loved one expressed interest in adopting a cat or kitten?
- Does this person or any members of the household have allergies to cats?
- Is this person aware of the responsibility and care associated with being the guardian of a cat or kitten? Is he or she aware that a cat can live for 15-20 years?
- Would you feel comfortable if this person gave you such a significant gift?
- Is your friend ready to deal with the late-night crazies and other high-energy antics of a kitten? Would an older cat be more appropriate?
- Will he or she be bothered by having hair on everything—from clothes to toast?
- Is he or she aware that cats need to scratch? The new pet will need appropriate surfaces such as scratching pads and posts.
- Do you know if your friend’s landlord allows pets? Will everyone in the household be as happy to receive a new cat or kitten?
- Are there other pets in the home? Will the current pets welcome a new addition?
- Does this person understand the financial responsibility of caring for a cat or kitten (cost of food, vet visits, toys, etc.)?
- Are there children in the household? How old are they? Consider that a rambunctious, teething kitten may not be a suitable pet for an infant or toddler.
- Is the cat or kitten a gift for a child? Getting a pet is not the way to teach a child responsibility, and the animal may be harmed if the child fails to take care of the new pet.