Mobile Adoption Calendar & Locations

The ASPCA Mobile Adoption program brings shelter pets and potential pet parents together by traveling to communities throughout New York City's five boroughs. Our state-of-the-art Mobile Adoption center travels to a neighborhood near you. Adopters can spend time with a cat or kitten (and the occasional dog) and go home with their new furry friend the very same day.

All of our animals are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and come with a leash or cardboard carrier (when appropriate). The ASPCA Adoption Center encourages 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.

Our knowledgeable adoption counselors are on hand to provide all the information you need and help you find the purrfect match. Please note that Mobile Adoption events are subject to change. For more information about our Mobile Adoption schedule, please call (212) 876-7700 ext. 4900.

Please note: We often bring only cats and kittens to our offsite events. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please check for event listings which indicate that dogs will be present, or, visit our Adoptable Dogs page.
 

Come Prepared

When you are ready to visit the ASPCA Mobile Adoption event, please note the following to facilitate the adoption process:

  • 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 bring this with them.  You will also be asked to provide the names for each member of the household over the age of 18.
  • If you are interested in adopting a dog, all other residents of your household are welcome and encouraged to meet the dog during the adoption process, however, this is not a requirement. Only the person planning to adopt is required to come meet the dog.
  • If you are interested in adopting a dog and already have a dog at home, you may wish to bring your dog for a meet-and-greet.  This is not required, but the staff will be happy to accommodate this request if you desire.  If you bring your resident dog with you, please also ask a trusted friend or family member to accompany you to wait with your resident dog while you tour the animals available for adoption.  Owned animals are not permitted on tours and staff cannot be responsible for pets owned by members of the public.
  • If you have a resident cat, please leave them at home as we cannot perform any adoptions with resident cats present.
  • 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.
  • In most cases, you can take your new pet home on the same day. Prepare your home and check out our adoption tips before you pay us a visit.
  • Please note that all of the cats 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.  For your convenience, we have secure pet carriers available for purchase or rent for a fee of $35.
  • Please note: Adoptions are first come, first served. We recommend arriving as early as possible.


View ASPCA Mobile Adoption Events in a larger map 


Sunday, May 22nd 
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier #5
159 Bridge Park Drive
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
12pm-4pm

Saturday, May 28th 
Poe Park
Grand Concourse & E 192nd St
Fordham Manor, The Bronx
11am-3pm
This event is pending confirmation — please check back for updates.

Saturday, June 4th *dogs only*
Paws & Police Community Event
The Big Park
Grandview Avenue and Continental Place
Staten Island
11am-4pm

Saturday, June 4th *cats only*
RiseBoro Farmer's Market
Maria Hernandez Park
Knickerbocker Ave, between Suydam St and Starr St 
Bushwick, Brooklyn 
11am-3pm 
This event is pending confirmation — please check back for updates.

Saturday, June 11th
Catherine's Butterfly Party
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 
12pm-4pm

Saturday, June 18th *cats only*
Utica Ave & Eastern Pkwy
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
11am-3pm
This event is pending confirmation — please check back for updates.

Sunday, June 19th *cats only*
Park of the Americas
41st Ave &103rd St
Corona, Queens
11am-3pm
This event is pending confirmation — please check back for updates.

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