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Adoption Policy and Procedures:
Unless noted differently above, you can come in anytime during our hours to meet and/or adopt! Our hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday's 1pm-4pm. No appointment necessary. Our adoptions are first come, first serve based on the status of your application. Please note, we do NOT hold animals, nor do we accept deposits in advance. If you have discussed coming in to meet an animal or have an approved Application, this does not guarantee that you will get a particular puppy or dog.
We do same day adoptions pending approval, unless the dog is marked as a special adoption. Families interested in dogs listed as "Special Adoptions" will work with our trainer(s) to ensure that the adoption is the best placement for that dog and all family members will be required to meet the dog. During this time, the dog will still appear on PetFinder and will be marked as “Adoption Pending”. If another family is interested in that dog, they can fill out an adoption application and submit it to the trainer. In the event the first adoption does not work out, the next application received will be considered. Our trainer(s) will only work with one family at a time for special adoptions. If a dog is a special adoption, this will require more than one visit to the shelter to meet with our trainer and the dog.
If a dog is considered a "Behavior Approval", the dog can still be adopted the same day if all family members are present. If all family members are NOT present, we will not be able to hold the dog. All behavior approvals must also be approved by one of our trainers. Also note, even if approved to adopt from us, if you have a dog(s) at home they MUST meet the dog(s) you are interested in adopting from the SPCA to ensure they get along before you can officially adopt. Please email us at Shelter@spca914.org or call us at (914) 941-2896 ext. 11 to find out if the dog you are interested in has any restrictions or special requirements prior to arrival.
All animals adopted from the SPCA come with a free Veterinarian check-up from a participating Vet to be used within 7 days of the adoption. The list of Vets can be found in your adoption packet. This free Veterinarian exam does not cover a fecal exam or blood work or any tests/procedures. It's simply an examination. If for any reason within the first 30 days of your adoption you think your newly adopted animal is sick (based on your observation or your Veterinarian's findings) please call our SPCA Simpson Clinic immediately to set up an appointment at (914) 941-2896 ext. 20. If something pre-existing is found during your appointment at our SPCA Clinic, we will cover the cost of the exam free of charge, including any medication needed. We will not however reimburse for outside tests, exams, medications or procedures at a different Veterinarian.
If for some reason your newly adopted animal is not the best match for you we require that the animal is returned to the SPCA. We do ask that you call in advance to give us notice. There may be a turn-in fee of $50 for a kitten/cat and $100 for a puppy/dog that you are returning if it is AFTER 30 days since the adoption date. If you return an animal to the SPCA within 30 days of your adoption we will give you a credit for a new animal which must be used within 60 days of the date of the return. We also have a trainer who can be reached at Trainer@spca914.org who may be able to assist you before making the decision to return the animal. We do not reimburse adoption fees (even if an animal is returned the next day) UNLESS within 48 hours of the adoption, upon examination by a Veterinarian, the animal is determined to be in poor health and the SPCA if notified within that time frame and the animal returned.
We are open 7 days a week. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sunday's 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No Appointment is necessary to meet/adopt an animal unless noted otherwise on our petfinder page.
Fees must be in cash, a pre-printed personal check, or with a credit card.
-Puppies, 1 year and under: $350
-All Dogs rescued from a High Kill Shelter: $350
-Local Dogs, over a year: $200-$350
-Lonely Hearts Club Members/Seniors: $75
-Kitten, 1 year and under: $150
-Two Kittens: $250
-Adult cats, over a year: $75
-Lonely Hearts Club Members/Seniors: $55
Forms are pdfs, if you can't see them, go here to download the free reader.
Click here for a copy of the dog adoption application, PDF.
Click here for a copy of the cat adoption application, PDF.
Forms in .doc
Click here for a copy of the dog adoption application, .DOCX.
Click here for a copy of the cat adoption application, .DOCX.