ASPCA Adoption Center in NYC

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.

 
About Our Adoption Center

**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. As such, the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City is currently closed for in-person visitors.

However, we are excited to offer remote adoptions using video conferencing! In-person meet-and-greets are also sometimes available or required for specific animals. Please check out our available cats and dogs above, and if one catches your eye, apply directly for him or her. An ASPCA Matchmaker will let you know if the animal you are interested in adopting is eligible for or requires an in-person meet-and-greet.

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. **

 
Adopting from the ASPCA

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. However, some animals may be eligible for or require an in-person meet-and-greet. An ASPCA Matchmaker will let you know if this applies to the animal you are interested in adopting.
  • 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.
  • If you have any questions, please call the Adoption Desk at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120.
  • 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. You may also be required to complete an in-person meet-and-greet, depending on the needs of the specific animal. During the adoption process, a Matchmaker can discuss this with you in greater detail.

 
Adoption Fees

Effective September 20, the ASPCA Adoption Center will encourage a $150 suggested donation when adopting an animal. This donation allows the ASPCA to continue our lifesaving work and help even more animals in need. We are grateful for any and all contributions made 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.