ASPCA Adoption Center in NYC

**The ASPCA is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of the community, the animals in our care and our staff, and we are keeping a close eye on developments related to the COVID-19 crisis as they evolve. The ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City remains closed to in-person visitors and our adoption program is currently on pause.

You may still view adoptable dogs and cats and submit an application, but expect that any communication from our staff about next steps may take several weeks or more. In the meantime, we recommend checking out other shelters across the city, such Animal Care Centers.

Additionally, we have temporarily suspended our in-person donation process. Please see more below about how to make donations to the Adoption Center. If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please click the “donate” button.

We appreciate your patience and interest in the ASPCA! **


About Our Adoption Center

The ASPCA Onyx and Breezy Shefts Adoption Center, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, is a spacious, state-of-the-art shelter with highly qualified veterinarians and behavior counselors on staff.

We are located at 424 E. 92nd St. (between 1st and York Avenues) in Manhattan, New York City, 10128. Our phone number is (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120.

 
Adopting from the ASPCA

**Please note that due to staffing shortages our adoption program is currently on pause, and we remain closed to in-person visitors. You may still view adoptable dogs and cats and submit an application, but expect that any communication from our staff about next steps may take several weeks or more.**

We’re so glad you’re considering adopting from the ASPCA Adoption Center! If you’re ready to bring home a furry family member, here are some things to consider:

  • Because the ASPCA Adoption Center is currently closed for in-person visitors, we are conducting mainly remote adoptions using video conferencing. This may change as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. When our adoption program resumes, you will hear about next steps from our Matchmakers if they determine that you and the pet you applied for are a good fit.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt.
  • Adopters are required to provide a non-expired government issued photo ID with date of birth (e.g. Driver’s License, State Identification Card, Passport, etc.); in some cases, a separate proof of current address may be required (such as a lease or a telephone, utility or cable bill) and we recommend adopters have this available. You will also be asked to provide the names for each member of the household over the age of 18.
  • Be sure to check your building’s policy relevant to pet ownership to avoid any landlord concerns.
  • Though the adoption process is currently taking place remotely through the use of video conferencing, you will be required to pick up your adopted pet from the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City.

 
Adoption Fees

Effective September 20th, the ASPCA Adoption Center will encourage a $150 suggested adoption fee when adopting an animal. This suggested adoption fee allows the ASPCA to continue our lifesaving work and help even more animals in need. We are grateful for any and all amounts given at the time of adoption.

NYC residents will need to pay applicable DOH dog license fees: see below.

Dog License Fees

Spayed or Neutered, Any Age$8.50
Non-Spayed or Neutered, Over 4 Months$34.00
Non-Spayed or Neutered, Under 4 Months$8.50

Please note that all adult cats and some kittens who are available for adoption will be required to go home in a secure pet carrier. If you already own a secure pet carrier, we encourage you to bring it with you when you come to adopt. We strongly urge all adopters, especially those adopting cats over nine months old, to invest in a secure pet carrier. For your convenience, we have these pet carriers available for purchase or rent for a fee of $35.

*Some exceptions apply
 

Donating to the ASPCA Adoption Center

We have temporarily suspended our in-person donation process, but donations are always needed! Please visit our AmazonSmile Charity Lists if you would still like to donate items to the ASPCA Adoption Center or Kitten Nursery. Items purchased through these lists will be mailed directly from Amazon to the ASPCA. If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please click the “donate” button.