Are you still doing adoptions? How can I adopt?

Yes! All available animals are listed on our website. If you see a pet you like, click the “Adopt Me” button on their profile to start the adoption process! Please note: Appointments are currently required to enter our Care Centers.

Can I meet an animal before adopting? 

Once you are approved to adopt, we will arrange an interaction that complies with social distancing recommendations. If the pet is at one of our care centers, we will schedule a time for you to come in and meet them. If the pet is in foster care, we will coordinate a time for you to meet the pet in a way that both you and the foster are comfortable. 

I am interested in adopting a kitten/puppy/small dog/dog. Can you tell me about the adoption process? 

When you find an animal you are interested in online, the first step in the adoption process is to submit an adoption application online (e.g. go to our website, www.nycacc.app, search our available animals, click on their photo, then click on “adopt me” to submit an adoption application). From there an adoption counselor will be in touch for the next steps!

Cats 2 months and older are available for 30-minute browsing appointments, where you will have the opportunity to browse all of our cat adoption rooms and meet between 1-3 cats before finalizing adoption paperwork. Once we receive your adoption application, you will receive an email from Adopets with a calendar link to sign up for a cat browsing adoption appointment. 

All dogs are not available for browsing. We will schedule an appointment for you to meet with that particular animal once we reach your application.

I’ve been applying for animals and haven’t been able to adopt yet - what can I do?

We are still doing adoptions on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep checking the website for new animals and feel free to apply when you see someone new you are interested in!

We are receiving a higher volume of adoption applications than usual so it may take a few days before you receive a response. If the animal you expressed interest in has multiple applications in line, we will reach out to you if the previous applications fall through. You are always welcome to email adopt@nycacc.org for an update on how many applications are ahead of you.


If you have further questions about ACC's adoption process please email adopt@nycacc.org.