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Adoption procedures
What's included with your new pet?

  • 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 from 30 days of application
  • A microchip for cats and dogs
  • A certificate for a free veterinary exam at any participating veterinary clinic
  • 30 days of free Sheltercare Health Insurance with a valid email address

Adoption Information

  • What to bring with you before adopting:
    What to bring with you before adopting:

    The Niagara County SPCA requires photo identification with current address. If the address on your photo ID in not current or the photo does not have an address, another form of proof is required. A piece of mail or a vehicle registration will be accepted. We will take payment at the time of adoption. Acceptable forms of payment include cash and credit.

    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. Evenings and Saturdays tend to be our busiest time.

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    Researching Breed

    Before adopting 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.

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    When you find the right one

    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.

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    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 need to be sent for surgery.  Your adoption counselor will let you know when you can pick up the new addition to your family.

Take the first step
Fill out an adoption application!

Gifts & Donations

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