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Pet Adoption Certificate

The ASPCA Adoption Center is offering a unique opportunity for pet lovers. Know someone who would make a great pet parent? Has your loved one been thinking about adding a a feline to the family? Now you can give the gift of companionship with our Gift-a-Pet Certificate. (Note: At this time, we only offer Gift-a-Pet certificates for cat and kitten adoptions.)

The Gift-a-Pet Certificate allows you to pay the adoption fee of a cat or kitten for the giftee of your choice. The fee is $75.00 for cats age 4 months to 3 years, $125.00 for kittens up to 4 months and cats over 3 years of age are FREE. The recipient of the certificate may then come to our 92nd Street Adoption Center and, contingent on approval, select a cat or kitten to take home.

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

You can purchase a Gift-a-Pet Certificate at our 92nd Street Adoption Center:
424 E. 92nd Street,
New York City, NY 10128
(between 1st and York Aves.)
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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.
 


Are they really ready?

Adopting a companion animal is a big commitment. Answer these questions to see how much you really know about the person you are considering giving the gift of companionship.

  1. Has your friend or loved one expressed interest in adopting a cat or kitten?
     
  2. Does this person or any members of the household have allergies to cats?
     
  3. Is this person aware of the responsibility and care associated with being the guardian of a cat or kitten? Is he or she aware that a cat can live for 15-20 years?
     
  4. Would you feel comfortable if this person gave you such a significant gift?
     
  5. Is your friend ready to deal with the late-night crazies and other high-energy antics of a kitten? Would an older cat be more appropriate?
     
  6. Will he or she be bothered by having hair on everything—from clothes to toast?
     
  7. Is he or she aware that cats need to scratch? The new pet will need appropriate surfaces such as scratching pads and posts.
     
  8. Do you know if your friend’s landlord allows pets? Will everyone in the household be as happy to receive a new cat or kitten?
     
  9. Are there other pets in the home? Will the current pets welcome a new addition?
     
  10. Does this person understand the financial responsibility of caring for a cat or kitten (cost of food, vet visits, toys, etc.)?
     
  11. Are there children in the household? How old are they? Consider that a rambunctious, teething kitten may not be a suitable pet for an infant or toddler.
     
  12. Is the cat or kitten a gift for a child? Getting a pet is not the way to teach a child responsibility, and the animal may be harmed if the child fails to take care of the new pet.