NYC Adoptions FAQ

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Our comprehensive FAQ can answer all your questions about adopting a pet from the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City, located at 424 East 92nd Street, between 1st and York Avenues. The public is welcome on Mondays through Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., and Sundays from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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.

When you adopt a pet from the ASPCA, you can be certain that he has been treated well during his stay with us. Our cats and dogs enjoy a clean, stimulating environment, as well as socialization, play and exercise with trained staff and volunteers.

Not from NYC?
If you don’t live near the ASPCA, please visit your local shelter to inquire about the adoption process. You can use our searchable database of nearly 5,000 community SPCAs, humane societies and animal control organizations to find an animal shelter in your area.

How To Adopt A Pet from the ASPCA Adoption Center

Selecting the Right Pet for You

Behavior Issues & Resources for Adopters

How Much It Costs to Adopt from the ASPCA—and What’s Included in the Fee

For New Adopters—What to Expect and What Happens Next

General Information about the ASPCA Adoption Center and Our Services