Adoption Process

Your Pet Adoption Journey Starts Here

Thank you for considering adopting from ACC!

Step 01

Step 02

Step 03

Step 04

*Appointments are only needed for small dog adoptions.

To help ensure a smooth process, please complete an adoption application in advance:

Cat Application

Dog Application

Small Animal Application

Adoption
Search

All available animals can be viewed in advance on our Adoption Search page.

Path_3

Locations
& Hours

Our Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island Care Centers are open for adoption!

Location Services

ACC is proud to have Mobile Adoption Events most weekends! Please see the events page for more details. We might be right in your neighborhood!

process-mobile-ny

How it works

To comply with social distancing guidelines, we are using a waitlist system to limit the amount of people in the building at one time. We are asking prospective adopters to have no more than two people in their adoption party. If we are currently at capacity, adopters will be directed to sign up for a waitlist. From there, you will be texted when it is your turn to adopt!

 

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. You may need to set aside several hours to complete the entire process of interaction and adopting a pet.

*Please take a picture of your current rabbit or guinea pig set up and supplies to show to the adoptions team

Adoption Fees

ACC adoption fees are as follows

Please note, pets that are currently not spayed or neutered may require an additional deposit of $150. This deposit will be fully refunded once the pet has surgery.

Dogs and Puppies

6 months and under:

$250

7 months and over:

$75

Small dogs (under 20 lbs.), 7 months and over:

$150

*NYC residents must purchase $8.50 - $34 dog license

Cats and Kittens

6 months and under:

$125

7 months to 4 years:

$75

Cats 5 years and over:

$25

Two Kittens:

$200

Rabbits

All ages:

$75

Bonded pair:

$100

Guinea Pigs

All ages:

$25

Bonded pair:

$40

Cat Adoptions Include

  • FELV/FIV testing
  • Cardboard cat carrier

Dog Adoptions Include

  • Leash 
  • Heartworm Test

Included with Your Adoption ACC provides a comprehensive adoption package that includes:


  • Spaying or neutering your new pet
  • Initial wellness vaccinations
  • Certificate for a free exam a participating veterinarian practice
  • Pre-registered Microchip
  • Collar for cats and dogs

On-going promotions

home heros

Homes with Heroes Military Discount

ACC is pleased to waive adoption fees for veterans looking to take pets home. This is an ongoing promotion and is available to all military personnel past and present. The program hopes to attract Veterans who may be looking for a furry companion and who may want to take advantage of the potential benefits of pet ownership.

cat id card

IDNYC benefits ACC adopters!

Seniors for Seniors!

Adoption Fees

ACC adoption fees are as follows

Please note, pets that are currently not spayed or neutered may require an additional deposit of $150. This deposit will be fully refunded once the pet has surgery.

Dogs and Puppies

6 months and under:

$250

7 months and over:

$75

Small dogs (under 20 lbs.), 7 months and over:

$150

Cats and Kittens

6 months and under:

$125

7 months to 4 years:

$75

Cats 5 years and over:

$25

Two Kittens:

$200

Rabbits

All ages:

$75

Bonded pair:

$100

Guinea Pigs

All ages:

$25

Bonded pair:

$40

Included with Your Adoption ACC provides a comprehensive adoption package that includes:

 

  • Spaying or neutering your new pet
  • Initial wellness vaccinations
  • Certificate for a free exam a participating veterinarian practice
  • Pre-registered Microchip
  • Collar for cats and dogs
Cat Adoptions Include:

 

  • FELV/FIV testing
  • Cardboard cat carrier

 

Dog Adoptions Include:

 

  • Leash
  • Heartworm Test

 

*NYC residents must purchase $8.50 - $34 dog license

Cat Adoptions Include

  • FELV/FIV testing
  • Cardboard cat carrier

Dog Adoptions Include

  • Leash 
  • Heartworm Test

*NYC residents must purchase $8.50 – $34 dog license

On-going promotions

home heros

Homes with Heroes Military Discount

ACC is pleased to waive adoption fees for veterans looking to take pets home.

cat id card

IDNYC benefits ACC adopters!

Animal Care Centers of NYC is proud to offer $25 off adoption fees for all IDNYC cardholders.

Seniors for Seniors!

Ask about our fee-waived adoption special for seniors looking to add a loyal companion into their home.

Sniffles

As part of our Sniffles promotions, all under-the-weather boroughbreds have their adoption fees waived.

New Hope Only

Dogs with a New Hope Only determination have shown behaviors that pose a higher level of risk if not carefully managed. We believe these dogs require immediate intervention, a behavior modification plan, evaluation, and thorough counseling from a force-free, reward-based trainer or a veterinary behaviorist before placement into a permanent home.

New Hope Only

The New Hope Only determination will be essentially the same as before. NHO cats are considered by the behavior team to be unsafe or unable to be successfully placed directly into an adoptive home for a variety of reasons.