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.
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.
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.
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.
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 11:30 am 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.
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:
March 3, 2014
April 7, 2014
May 5, 2014
June 2, 2014
July 7, 2014
August 4, 2013
September 8, 2014
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.
Bully Bash-Run for the Bullies June 7 John Rudy Park
The Bully Bash will run from 10-2 following the race with food, vendors, dogs and more. Interested in being a vendor or sponsor, click here.
We will also be holding our 2nd annual RUN FOR THE BULLIES to kick off the day right. You can register for the run at http://www.active.com/york-pa/running/distance-running-races/run-for-the-bullies-2014. Don’t want to run, but want to raise funds, follow this website:
Watch for more news on this event or check out last year’s event at https://www.ycspca.org/bb.html
Shamrock Display Feb 15 - March 15 Celebrate St. Patricks day by purchasing a shamrock and proudly hang it the lobby. Four lucky participants, selected randomly, will be rewarded with a prize. Purchase shamrocks at the shelter or call Kay Kelly at (717) 755-1379.
Dinner at Isaac's March 20 Thursday
5pm-9pm at all 3 York locations. Present YCSPCA coupon and 25% of your check is donated to the shelter. Eat in or take out.
Click here to download a coupon.
Representatives of the York County SPCA, along with shelter dogs and cats will be attending these events:
PetsMart Adopt-A-Thon, Route 30 York store, 10:00am to 2:00pm and rescheduled March 8.
Petco Eastern Boulevard Adoption Day 10am - 3pm March 8
Petsmart Hanover Adoption Day 11am - 3pm March 15
The Pet Shoppe Adoption Day Shrewsberry 10am - 2pm March 22.
Bunny Fest March 29 at the YCSPCA 10am - 3pm. Click here for more information.
Cat Adoption Event Thur, Fri, Sat, April 10-12
Receive a free T-shirt with every adoption. T-shirt features a cat adopted from the YCSPCA and are hand printed by a local artist. Get pre-approved for a pet adoption on-line before the event so that you are approved in advance (click here).
April 19 Microchip and Rabies Clinic.
Click here for more information.
April 19- Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny
10am-4pm, only $5, all proceeds benefit the YCSPCA.
Spring Festival, April 26 sponsored by the SPCA Youth Group.
10am-3pm Rain date May 3. Bounce House, Food, Bake Sale, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Fun for the whole family.
Dog Costume Parade at 1pm, followed by the "Doggie Games"
Dog Walking Volunteers
We have 100 dogs that need to be walked by volunteers every day. This requires a lot of dedicated and trained volunteers. We are now accepting reservations for our 2014 training sessions. Please see the Volunteering page for additional information.
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.
Cat Volunteer Training March 20, 6-7pm
We need more volunteers to help socialize our cats. If you are interested, please attend this training session. The fee is $15 for your volunteer t-shirt and badge. Please conctact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, or would like to register in advance of the training session.
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.
Click here for Summer 2013 Gazette.
Thanks to the Meadowbrook Landscaping (717) 292-4002 for doing a great job on our lawns in 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 @ycspca.org
Click here for Dog Foster Application
Click here for Cat Foster Application.
Click here for Fostering Video
These items are needed for the operation of the shelter and your donation of any of these items is greatly appreciated:
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.
Arm & Hammer Cat litter Deodorizer.
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.