ASPCA Mobile Adoption Unit

The ASPCA’s state-of-the-art Mobile center travels to communities throughout New York City's five boroughs to bring shelter pets and potential adopters together. Adopters can meet and spend time with a cat or kitten (and the occasional dog) and go home with their new furry friend the very same day.

Please note that Mobile Adoption events are subject to change. We recommend checking this page for any last-minute updates to event listings.

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.

What to Bring: Adopters are required to provide a non-expired government-issued photo ID with a 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 having this available. You will also be asked to provide the names of each member of the household over the age of 18.

Things to Consider Before Adoption
  • Adoptions are first-come, first served. We recommend arriving as early as possible.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt.
  • Be sure to check your building’s policy relevant to pet ownership to avoid any landlord concerns.
  • 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 $35.
  • We often bring only cats and kittens to our offsite events. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please check for event listings that indicate that dogs will be present, or, visit our Adoptable Dogs page.

Events and Locations

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Saturday, June 18th *cats only*
Utica Ave & Eastern Pkwy
Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Sunday, June 19th *cats only*
Park of the Americas
41st Ave &103rd St
Corona, Queens
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Saturday, July 2nd 
Roy Wilkins Park
Baisley Blvd & 177th St 
Jamaica, Queens

Sunday, July 3rd 
St. Mary's Park
St. Ann's Ave & E 148th St 
Mott Haven, The Bronx

Saturday, July 9th
Broadway Barks
Shubert Alley, between W 44th & W 45th

Saturday, July 16th 
Park of the Americas
41st Ave &103rd St
Corona, Queens

Saturday, July 23rd *cats only*
108 N 7th St
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Please note: the exact location of the Mobile Adoption vehicle may change day-of, but will be in the vicinity of location listed.