ASPCA Mobile Adoption Unit

The ASPCA’s state-of-the-art Mobile center travels to communities throughout New York City's five boroughs to bring shelter pets and potential adopters together. Adopters can meet and spend time with a cat or kitten (and the occasional dog) and go home with their new furry friend the very same day.

Please note that Mobile Adoption events are subject to change. We recommend checking this page for any last-minute updates to event listings.

Adoption Fees: We encourage a $150 suggested adoption fee when adopting an animal to help 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.

What to Bring: Adopters are required to provide a non-expired government-issued photo ID with a 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 having this available. You will also be asked to provide the names of each member of the household over the age of 18.

Things to Consider Before Adoption
  • Adoptions are first-come, first served. We recommend arriving as early as possible.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt.
  • Be sure to check your building’s policy relevant to pet ownership to avoid any landlord concerns.
  • 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.
  • We often bring only cats and kittens to our offsite events. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please check for event listings that indicate that dogs will be present, or, visit our Adoptable Dogs page.

Events and Locations

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Saturday, September 17
431 Westport Ave.
Norwalk, Connecticut  
12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Saturday, October 1
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St.
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
11:00 AM-4:00 PM

CANCELLED Sunday, October 2nd *cats only*
Park of the Americas 
104th St & 42nd Ave
Corona, Queens

We apologize for any inconvenience

Saturday, October 8th *cats only*
RiseBoro Farmer's Market 
Starr St & Knickerbocker Ave
Bushwick, Brooklyn 

Sunday, October 9th *cats only*
Marine Park 
Fillmore Ave & Marine Pkwy
Marine, Brooklyn

Saturday, October 15th
13311 20th Ave
College Point, Queens,

Saturday, October 22nd  *cats only*
Southern Blvd & E 163rd St
Foxhurst, The Bronx

Sunday, October 23rd *cats only*
Broadway & W 166th St 
Washington Heights, Manhattan

Please note: the exact location of the Mobile Adoption vehicle may change day-of, but will be in the vicinity of location listed.