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 multiple days each week 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 carrier. Adoption fees range from $75 to $200.

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 the ASPCA Adoption Center at 424 E. 92nd St in Manhattan.

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.
  • You may be asked to provide one personal reference, reachable by phone.
  • 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.

Download an Application

You can get a head-start on the adoption process by downloading and printing a dog or cat adopter survey. Simply fill out the surveys and bring them when you attend an ASPCA Mobile Adoption event.

Meet Your Match Cat Adopter Survey  (pdf)
Meet Your Match Dog Adopter Survey (pdf)


View ASPCA Mobile Adoption Events in a larger map

Saturday, August 24 *cats only*

East New York Farmers Market
Schenck Ave, between New Lots Ave & Livonia Ave
East New York, Brooklyn
11am - 3pm

Sunday, August 25 *cats only*
Riverdale Y Sunday Market
Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy
Independence Ave & W 237th St
Riverdale, Bronx
11am - 2pm

Saturday, August 31 *cats only*
Petco - Union Square
860 Broadway
Manhattan
1pm - 5pm

Sunday, September 1 *cats only*
37th Ave & 81st St
Jackson Heights
Queens
12pm - 4pm

Saturday, September 7 *cats only*
Eastern Pkwy & Utica Pkwy
Crown Heights
Brooklyn
12pm - 4pm

Sunday, September 8 *cats only*
Joyce Kilmer Park
E 161st St & Grand Concourse
Concourse Village
The Bronx
12pm - 4pm

Saturday, September 14 *cats and dogs*
RiseBoro Farmers Market
Maria Hernandez Park
Knickerbocker Ave, between Starr St & Suydam St
Bushwick, Brooklyn
12pm - 4pm

Sunday, September 15 *cats only*
Rock & Rawhide presents Adoptapalooza
North Union Square Park
Manhattan
12pm - 5pm

Saturday, September 21 *cats only*
East New York Farmers Market
Schenck Ave, between New Lots Ave & Livonia Ave
East New York, Brooklyn
11am - 3pm

Sunday, September 22 *cats only*
Highbridge Park
W 173rd St & Amsterdam ave
Washington Heights, Manhattan
12pm - 4pm

Saturday, September 28 *cats only*
Clinton Hill Library - Fall Craft Fair
380 Washington Ave
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
12pm - 4pm