Adopt a pet to help save lives

When you adopt a homeless dog or cat from a shelter or rescue group in New York City, you’re saving the life of a loving and loyal animal.

You’re also making space for other pets to find families of their own. And that’s huge. By adopting, you are part of a historic change in how our country regards pets in shelters and you’re helping to Save Them All.

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Looking to meet fabulous pets in New York City?

There are so many dogs and cats just waiting for a best friend like you.

If you’re not sure where to start, we can help! Complete a cat adoption survey or dog adoption survey and we’ll guide you toward just the right pet for your home and lifestyle. An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours by phone or email to talk about next steps.

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Adoption fees and current specials

Looking to bring home someone special? Now's the perfect time to do it!

Dog Adoption Fees
Adoption fees for dogs are $100.

Puppies 6 months and under are $150.

Cat Adoption Fees
Adoptions fees for cats are $75

Kittens 6 months and under are $100.


Special Promotions

Senior Dogs: All dogs over 8 years old are fee-waived.

Hometown Heroes: Veterans and active military members with proper identification or proof of service will receive a 20% discount off adoption fees.

Two For One: Kittens prefer a buddy! Consider adopting two bundles of joy (six months or younger) for the price of one!

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Adoption Fees Covered by Blue Buffalo and Walmart
Starting April 30th through June 30th, Blue Buffalo will cover adoption fees for all pets up to $275,000!
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Petco Kitten Adoption Event!
Join us on June 2nd at Union Square Park to meet some adoptable kittens! We'll be there 11am-4pm and all kittens will be available first come first served and available to take home same-day.
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Aged Like Fine Wine Adoption Event
Looking for a distinguished cat? We have them! Come meet our mature cats while sipping on wine provided by Lucia's. We'll be pouring from 5pm-7pm and all cats will be fee-waived!
Person holding a tiny kitten at New York City pet adoption event

Kitten adoption special

Adopt two kittens, and fees are waived on the second.
Happy cat playing in a sunny spot in SoHo pet adoption center

Adopt a senior pet

Fees are waived for all pets 8 and older.

Adoption stories and “tails”

Feel all the feels with these stories of hope and healing.