Thank you for considering adopting a companion animal from the ASPCA! Now that you feel you are ready to adopt, we want to find the right match for you. You are about to make an important commitment that should not be rushed into. Your new pet will be with you for years, and choosing him or her is a big decision. Please check out our adoption tips for more information.
When you are ready to visit the 92nd Street ASPCA Adoption Center, please bring the following to facilitate the adoption process:
If you have any questions, please call the Adoption Desk at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120.
In most cases you can take your new pet home on the same day. The ASPCA Adoption Center offers you and your new animal companion the following benefits:
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. Surveys are also available at our offices.
Adoption fees for companion animals:
Free: adult cats 3 years and older
$50 for cats between 4 months and 3 years old
$125 for one kitten, second kitten free
$75 to $200 for dogs* (smaller and younger dogs have higher adoption fees); mandatory obedience classes for puppies, $50 for 6 classes.
* NYC residents will need to pay $8.50 for the DOH dog license.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Our organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and proud to boast more than 1 million supporters across the country.
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.
*To allow us to finalize your adoption process on the same day, please make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before our doors close.
Location: 424 E. 92nd St., New York City, NY 10128 (between 1st and York Aves.)
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How to Get to the ASPCA:
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.