ASPCA Adoption Center in NYC

Thank you for your interest in adopting from the ASPCA Adoption Center! Please look at our adoptable dogs and cats below. If you’re interested in adopting a specific animal, complete an adoption survey for that pet and read the “Things to Consider Before Adopting” section below. We are open for walk-in cat and dog adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We will not be taking walk-ins for small dog adoptions (30 lb. or less) at this time. For small dog adoption interest, please view our available dogs below and apply online. If our team determines that you and the pet you’ve applied for are a good match, you’ll hear from us with more information about our adoption process—which may take up to a week.

Thanks again for your interest in the ASPCA! We’re excited to help you find your match.

Location: 424 E. 92nd St. (between 1st and York Avenues) in Manhattan, New York City, 10128


We are open for walk-in adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00PM to 5:00 PM. You must have a government issued photo ID to complete an adoption. We only offer same-day adoptions, so when you visit, please come prepared to take your new pet home the same day. We are closed for all major holidays.

Walk-ins: Please note that our team will be assisting both scheduled and walk-in adoptions during our business hours and the wait time for walk-ins may be more than one hour. 

Contact: (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120

Adoption Fees: We encourage a $150 suggested adoption fee when adopting an animal to help continue our lifesaving work and help even more animals in need. We are grateful for any and all amounts given at the time of adoption.

Please note that all adult cats and some kittens who are available for adoption will be required to go home in a secure pet carrier. If you already own a secure pet carrier, we encourage you to bring it with you when you come to adopt. We strongly urge all adopters, especially those adopting cats over nine months old, to invest in a secure pet carrier. For your convenience, we have these pet carriers available for purchase or rent for a fee of $40.

DOH Dog License Fees 

NYC residents will need to pay applicable DOH dog license fees.

Dog License Fees

Spayed or Neutered, Any Age


Non-Spayed or Neutered, Over 4 Months


Non-Spayed or Neutered, Under 4 Months


Things to Consider Before Adopting from the ASPCA
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt.

  • Adoptions are conducted through a combination of virtual (video) and in-person meet-and-greets. Our Admissions and Placement Specialists will tell you more about our adoption process if they determine that you and the pet you applied for are a good fit. Applying for a pet online does not secure a hold for that dog or cat, and we cannot guarantee that they are available unless you are contacted directly for a meet-and-greet.

  • Adopters are required to provide a non-expired government issued photo ID with date of birth (e.g., Driver’s License, State Identification Card, Passport, etc.); in some cases, a separate proof of current address may be required (such as a lease or a telephone, utility or cable bill) and we recommend adopters have this available. You will also be asked to provide the names for each member of the household over the age of 18.

  • All adopted cats and kittens are required to go home in a secure pet carrier. You may either bring your own carrier with you or one can be purchased at the time of adoption.

  • Clients interested in adoption should consider how to transport their new pet home at the time of adoption. Public transportation may not be appropriate for most dogs, and possibly some cats.

  • The suggested adoption fee is $150 for all animals. For adopters who live within the five boroughs: Please note that a mandatory fee of $8.50 will be added to dog adoptions to cover the cost of the NYC dog license.

  • Be sure to check your building’s policy relevant to pet ownership to avoid any landlord concerns.

  • Walk-ins: Please note that our team will be assisting both scheduled and walk-in adoptions during our business hours and the wait time for walk-ins may be more than one hour. 

How You Can Help

You can donate much-needed items directly to the Adoption Center or Kitten Nursery through ASPCA Wish Lists. You can also volunteer your time for animals in need in NYC through our foster and volunteer programs!

Fostering for the ASPCA
Learn more about our animal foster care program and get started today!

Volunteering at the ASPCA
See volunteer opportunities and find out how to get involved.