Kittens up to 6 months of age are $125
Cats 6 months to 3 years of age are $75
Cats 3 years to 8 years of age are $50
The adoption fee is waived for cats over 8 years of age
*Puppies up to 6 months of age are $250
*Dogs 6 months to 10 years of age are $150
*The adoption fee is waived for dogs over 10 years of age
*Adoption fees for small breed dogs, pure bred dogs, exotics, birds, and small animals
on type, breed, age and condition.
SPCA of Niagara
2100 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
5722 South Transit Road
Lockport, NY 14094
*If you own a pet friendly business and would like to
become an offsite
adoption location, please contact the Niagara County SPCA today at
-Your new best friend
-Spay and Neuter surgery
-Vaccinations appropriate for the age of the animal
-A general dewormer to eliminate intestinal parasites
-Flea control that provides protection for 30 days from application
-A microchip for cats and dogs
-A certificate for a free veterinary exam at any participating
-30 days of free Sheltercare Health Insurance with a valid email
Payment of adoption fees
The Niagara County accepts cash, check and credit card. All major credit cards accepted.
What you have to bring with you when you adopt
The Niagara County SPCA requires photo identification with
current address. If the address on your photo ID is not current
or the photo ID does not include an address, another form of proof
is required. A piece of mail or a vehicle registration will be
accepted. We will take payment for the adoption at the time of
Please plan on spending time with your new friend prior to adopting
him or her. You definitely want to meet your roommate before
you allow him or her to move in! Please allow time for the
adoption paperwork to be processed as well. Evening hours and
weekends tend to be the busiest time.
Research before adopting
Before going to an animal shelter and picking out your new
friend, it is important to consider what type of companion you are
looking for. Are you looking for a high energy breed that will
go running or hiking with you? Are you looking for a good old
hound dog that will lay at your feet as you watch late night t.v.?
Doing a little bit of pre adoption research can assure that you and
Fido get as much out of your life together as possible. Secondly,
look at your current living situation to determine what breed or age
of animal might fit into your lifestyle. You will want to look at
the time spent away from home/how long your new pal will spend by
himself. Also consider the age of the people that live in your
home. Do you have young children that may be easily knocked over if
a larger, more rambunctious dog were to jump on them? These
are all things to consider before committing to adoption.
After you see a cat or dog that you are
If you see a dog that you would like to spend some time with,
please see a counselor at the front desk. He or she will call
an animal attendant or volunteer who will assist you in getting the dog out of
his or her kennel so that you may get to know him or her.
A cat room volunteer will assist you in getting a cat out of his or
her cage so that you may spend some time with him or her.
The Adoption Process
After you've found the perfect pet for you, a
counselor will assist you in the paperwork process. If your
new pet is not already spayed or neutered, he or she will be sent to
a local veterinary clinic the next business day for surgery.
Pick-up will be the following day.
Placing a hold on an animal
If you find an animal that you think you might want
to welcome into your home, but would like him or her to meet another
member of your family whether human or canine, you may place a hold
on that animal. A hold requires a $30 cash or credit card deposit and will
hold the animal for 24 hours. A meet and greet will be
conducted by one of our onsite behavior counselors if the meet and
greet involves another dog or dogs in your home. The SPCA of
Niagara does not conduct cat/cat or cat/dog meet and greets.
If you choose to adopt your new friend, the deposit will be deducted
from the adoption fee. If you choose not to adopt, you will
receive a refund or a credit toward a future adoption or a hold.
If you allow the hold to expire without notifying the shelter, the
Niagara County SPCA will retain the deposit and consider it a donation.
The Niagara County SPCA, at this time, does not permit holds for any
Breed request program
The Niagara County SPCA's Pet Alert program will assist you in
finding the perfect pet for you. For a $100 fee, will be
placed on a list for a specific breed or a specific age of
animal. You will receive a phone call when an animal matching
your specifications is made available for adoption. You will have
24 hours from the time of the call to come in and meet the pet.
If you decide that it isn't love at first sight, the animal will be
made available for general adoption and your name will go back on
the call list. If you find your perfect match, $35 of the Pet
Alert fee will be applied toward the adoption and you will be
removed from our call list.