Adopting from the ASPCA

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We’re so glad you’re considering adopting from the ASPCA Adoption Center. Our wonderful adoptable dogs and adoptable cats would love to meet you! If you’re ready to add a furry family member, we invite you to pay a visit to our clean, bright and welcoming facility, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Hours and Location

Mon-Sat: 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.*
Sun: 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.*
As hours are subject to change, please call (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120 to confirm.

The Adoption Center closes each year for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

*To allow us to finalize your adoption process on the same day, please make sure you arrive at least two hours before our doors close.

Location: 424 E. 92nd St., New York City, NY 10128 (between 1st and York Aves.)
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By Subway - take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th St. and walk toward First Ave. (or take M86 bus towards East until the last stop on 1st Ave and 92nd st.)
By Bus - Within two blocks from our location, you can find the following bus lines and stops - M15 Downtown: 2nd Ave - E 91st, M15 Uptown: 1st Ave - E 91 st, M31 From Clinton to Yorkville: Last stop at 1st Ave - E 91 st, M86 East bound: Last stop at 1st Ave - E 91 st.
By Car - There are several public parking garages in the area for drivers.

Come Prepared

When you are ready to visit the 92nd Street ASPCA Adoption Center, please note the following to facilitate the adoption process:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt.
  • Adopters are required to provide a government issued photo ID (driver's license, state identification card, Passport, etc.) and separate proof of current address. (A telephone, utility or cable television bill, lease qualifies.) Government issued photo ID is not accepted as proof of address.
  • 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. 4900.
  • 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.

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 to our Adoption Center staff when you visit the shelter.

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

Benefits and Adoption Fees

The ASPCA Adoption Center offers you and your new animal companion the following:


  • A leash and collar or cardboard pet carrier to help you bring your new companion animal home.
  • Spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, registered microchip, heartworm testing, FeLV/FIV testing for cats and an overview of your pet's medical care.
  • A certificate for free follow-up veterinary care and medical support at the ASPCA Animal Hospital (valid for 14 days after adoption).
  • Literature and information about animal behavior and what to expect from your new pet.
  • A collar with personalized identification tag.

  Adoption Fees

  • Cats over three years of age: FREE **
  • Cats age four months to three years: $75.00 **
  • Kittens up to four months: $125.00
  • Dogs: $75 to $250* (smaller and younger dogs have higher adoption fees**); mandatory obedience classes for puppies are $50.00 for five classes.

*NYC residents will need to pay $8.50 for the DOH dog license.
**Some exceptions apply
Please note: Free Over 3 is not applicable on the Mobile Adoption Van.

Special Weekday Promotion: Cats one year and older: FREE (Monday through Thursday only)