The Adoption Process

To help ensure successful adoptions, please fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire (también en Español) and bring it with you when you come into our Care Center to adopt a pet. If you are coming from outside of the immediately area, we strongly suggest that you first complete an application and email it to adopt@nycacc.org. This will allow us to answer any questions and resolve any potential obstacles before you make the trip.

Once you arrive at one of our Care Centers, take time to view all of the animals available for adoption. Adoption counselors and volunteers will be on site to guide you through every step of the adoption process. The adoption process includes filling out an application, having a counseling session, and interacting with the animal you are interested in adopting. Please be sure to set aside several hours to complete the entire process of interaction and adopting a pet.

ACC believes that introducing a new pet to your home should be a decision that involves all members of the family. If you have children living in your home, they should come to the Care Center and be a part of the adoption process. We also recommend that if you currently have a dog and are adopting a new one, that you bring your current dog with you to the care center to meet the new potential family member.

To adopt an animal, you must have valid photo ID, be 18 years of age or older and bring proof of current address. ACC reserves the right to deny adoptions in order to find the most appropriate home possible for each animal.
 

Where Can I Adopt a Pet?

We encourage you to visit one of our three full service Care Centers when looking to adopt a pet. Our Adoption Hours are Mon-Fri: 12-8pm, Sat & Sun: 10am-6pm. You can also visit our Adoption Search page to find animals available for adoption. Additionally, ACC is proud to have Mobile Adoption Events every weekend. Please see our Events Page for more details - we might be right in your neighborhood!