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Adoption Information

Adopting a Friend

Because of the thousands of unwanted animals born each day, the SPCA requires that all cats and dogs adopted from the shelter be spayed /neutered within 30 days from the day of adoption, or when the puppy or kitten reaches the appropriate age. Our adoption fees include a free visit to a cooperating veterinarian if the appointment is made within five days.In addition, NYS Law requires that we obtain from adopters a minimum $35.00 spay/neuter deposit that will be refunded with proof that your pet was spayed /neutered.

Adoption Application

Download our adoption application through the link below. In order to fill out the application electronically, you will need to have an updated version of Adobe Acrobat. Upon completion, the file can be saved and sent to as an attachment. Otherwise, you may print the application, fill it out and then either drop it off at the shelter or fax it in to (607) 732-6315. Only completed applications will be processed.

Things to consider

Before you decide to bring a new addition into your family, please ask yourself some very important questions:

Will my lifestyle allow time for a pet?
Am I willing to make a commitment to a pet for their lifetime?
Am I willing to devote the time and patience that is required to help a pet adjust to a new home?
What will I do with my pet when I travel?
Am I prepared for the additional expense that pet ownership involves?



All adoptions are pending an approved application.

Adoption fees for all animals includes spaying/neutering, vaccines, a microchip and a free initial visit with a participating veterinarian

Puppies up to 1 year old ~ $200

Dogs ages 1-7 ~ $150

Dogs ages 8 and older$100

Kittens up to 1 year old ~ $75

Cats ages 1-7 ~ $50

Cats age 8 and older ~ $35 

All cats must leave the shelter housed safely in a carrier. If you do not bring a carrier with you, we will gladly sell you a cardboard carrier. Cat Carrier: $8.00 

Grooming Special:

TFO Wash and Groom, located at 2065 Lake Road in Elmira Heights, offers a discounted rate of $20 for grooming services on dogs adopted from the SPCA. To be eligible for the discount, you must present a proof of adoption. For more information, please call (607)-735-0423.

Microchip Policy
In an effort to reduce the number of lost pets in our community, we are now microchipping every cat and dog adopted from the shelter if they are big enough to implant the chip. The $10.00 cost of the microchip is included in the adoption fees listed above. All microchip information is stored in a national database, so that if the need arises, the owner can easily be located.

For adoption inquiries, please contact the SPCA at 607-732-1827 or