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Our mission is to find a loving family for every homeless pet in York County. We depend on your help to adopt these pets. We have 124 dogs, 444 cats, and 17 horses available for you to adopt. To view many of the animals on Petfinder that we have available for adoption, click here.

Shelter Hours
Tuesday & Thursday:
Friday & Saturday:

Closed Sunday, Monday & Wednesday
The shelter is open on Sunday and Wednesday for pet adoption, by appointment only, to provide a quiet and relaxed opportunity to meet our animals.

All About the Kitties has many of the YCSPCA cats available for adoption. Click here for more information.

Rabbits Too

Most of our pets are dogs and cats but we rescue all kinds of animals including rabbits and birds. These wonderful rabbits need a new home and can make great pets.
Our adorable rabbits are housed in our small animal room adjacent to cat rooms. We have volunteers who cater to the needs of the rabbits housed at our facility. If you are considering a rabbit for adoption or have questions on general rabbit care, please stop by the shelter to speak with our knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers.

Click here for more rabbit information.

Equine Video
Click here to view video of horses that are finishing their training and will soon be available for adoption.

We have horses available for adoption. See their rescue story on our Humane Actions page.Click here to see our available horses on PetFinder.

Cats available for adoption the Pet Shoppe 539 S Main St Shrewsbury.

Cats at PetSmart in Hanover
We have cats available for adoption at the PetSmart in Hanover. Click here for photos of the PetSmart cats.

This is Bagel, available from our satellite shelter in Spring Grove, All About The Kitties.

Private Sunday & Wednesday Adoptions!
The York County SPCA is pleased to offer Sunday and Wednesday adoptions by appointment only. If you are looking to adopt a pet from the York County SPCA but would prefer an opportunity to visit the shelter and make a selection in a more quiet and calm atmosphere, this may be right for you. Adoption counselors will be available to assist you in choosing the right pet and you can meet the animal in a relaxed environment. If you are interested in visiting the York County SPCA on a Wednesday or Sunday, please submit an adoption application either on line or in person. We will contact you to set up an appointment once we have received and approved your application .Only pre-approved adopters are eligible for these private appointments.

Adoption Application
Click here for electronic adoption application, which you will need to complete to meet the animals.

Meet the Pets is on Cable Channel 7, WGCB channel 49. Watch at 4:00 pm each Saturday.
We thank WGCB for their on-going suppoprt of the YCSPCA.

FOX's Furry Friends
Kim Rollo and our shelter animals are featured every fourth Wednesday on the FOX morning news. Look for our appearance between 8 and 9am.

Training Seminars

We want every adoption to be successful and we can help with almost any dog training challenge.
We provide free dog training with Deb Sangrey. No pre registration is required. Bring your dog to the shelter for this very useful training. Sessions are held Monday, 7 -9 PM on the following dates:

October 6, 2014
November 3, 2014
December 1, 2014

Lost or Stolen Pets

If your pet is lost or stolen, or if you find a stray, click here to report it to us. If you have a pet related emergency please call 911 immediately. In 2011, we returned 480 lost pets to their homes.


Microchip and Rabies Clinic October 18, 10am-noon
Rabies vaccination is $15 and the microchip cost is $25. In order to receive a rabies vaccination that is valid for 3 years, proof of a previous vaccination must be provided. Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers. Microchip registration is the best way to locate lost dogs and cats.

Offsite Appearences

Representatives of the York County SPCA, along with shelter dogs and cats will be attending these events:

October 19 Manchester Halloween Parade

November 13 Dinner at Isaac's fundraiser. Obtain coupons at the shelter, Fultan bank, and most vet pffices and pet stores

November 29/30 Cabin Creek Tree Farm 10am-2pm

December 6/7, 13/14 20/21 Cabin Creek Tree Farm

Luminaries December 14 and 21

December 20 Pet Photos with Santa


Job Opportunities
The York County SPCA is seeking a part time or full time veterinarian to work in our high volume spay/neuter clinic and shelter veterinary wing. Applicants should have the ability to work in a fast paced, multi faceted environment, and should be adept in sterilization procedures. Familiarity or interest in shelter medicine is preferable. Qualified parties should email resume to Melissa Smith at"

The York County SPCA is seeking an experienced veterinary technician for part time employment. This position will include hours in both our shelter and high volume spay/neuter clinic and may include occasional weekend work. Qualified applicants should send their resume to Executive Director, Melissa Smith, at

Equine Program

Thank you to everyone who made our 1st Horsey Hoedown a great success: our generous sponsors; volunteers; planning committee members; the Whiskey River Band; our guest speaker - Skip Seifert, President of the Pennsylvania Equine Council; and all of the attendees.
Horsey Hoedown proceeds benefit the York County SPCA's Equine Fund. To learn more about our Equine Program, check out our new video that made its debut at Saturday's event. Click here to view video. Special thanks to Scott Miller for creating it for us!

Volunteer orientation on 10/23/14 from 6pm-8pm at the shelter. This class will cover all areas of volunteering for us except dog walking. This includes cat socialization, laundry, admin, and helping with customers and events.There will be a $15 registration fee which will cover shirt and name badge. Please email Jamie at or call to register at 717 764-6109 EXT. 143.

Dog Walker Training
We depend on volunteers to walk the 80+ dogs in our kennel. We are now enrolling for training session #5 beginning October 27. Click here for more information.

We need these items for the operation of the shelter and your donation of any of these items is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, we cannot accept open containers of pet food.

Kitchen Dish Soap
Soft Dog Treats Small Bags.
Large Milk Bones.
Small/Medium Milk Bones.
Canned Cat Food.
Cat Soft Treats Small Bags.
Pepsi or Coke Products in 12oz. Cans.
Clay Cat Litter.
Wal-Mart Gift Cards.
Lowes Gift Cards.
Staples Gift Cards.
Giant Store Gift Cards.
Weis Store Gift cards.
U.S. Postage Stamps.
8-1/2 x 11 Copy Paper.
Paper Towels.
Arm & Hammer Cat litter Deodorizer.
Distilled Water

Our Spay/Neuter Clinic is now accepting patients from York County and beyond.

Call (717) 764-6109 EXT 125 to schedule an appointment.

Call (717) 764-6109 EXT 140 to speak to the clinic staff

Click here to watch a video that tells the story of our Spay/Neuter Clinic.

To see photos from 2013 York County SPCA Benefit Trail Ride,
Click link below.

Click on View Album – in lower right corner.
You can change the photo size – lower left corner
To advance to next group of photos – go to line under 2013 SPCA trail ride at top of photos
You must join Shutterfly to download photos – at no cost.
After you join they credit your account with 50 free prints.

Meadowbrook Landscaping
Thanks to the Meadowbrook Landscaping (717) 292-4002 for doing a great job on our lawns since 2012.

We Thank the York Daily Record and their related publications for their continuing support tof the YCSPCA and our events.

Foster Homes Needed
Our kennels are full and we want to expand our Dog Foster program, and we need your help. Can you provide a temporary home for a dog while we search for their forever family? Some dogs do not thrive in the kennel environment so your home may make the dog more adoptable to potential families. And by keeping the dog in your home, we have space to house an additional dog in the kennel.
Please contact Lisa Belsinger for more information @ 717-764-6109 ext 129 or lbelsinger

Click here for Dog Foster Application

Click here for Cat Foster Application.

Click here for Fostering Video

CGA Law Firm
The York County SPCA is pleased to announce the CGA Law Firm as a legal partner and we thank them for their support of our organization. The CGA Law Firm is located at 135 North George Street in York.

Please visit the Brougher Companion Animal Shelter to see the work we are doing for York County



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