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.
Horses available for adoption. See their rescue story on our Humane Actions page.Click here for information about currently available horses.Click on the horse photo 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.
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:
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.
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.
Christmas Tree Ornaments
make holiday memories by hanging an ornament on the YCSPCA Christmas Tree in memory of or in honor of your pet(s). The cost is $6 per ornament/per pet. New designs again this year. All proceeds benefit YCSPCA. Order your ornament at the shelter beginning Oct 1.
7th Annual Pet Photos with Santa
Come to the shelter on Dec 14 and 21, between 10am and 4pm, and have phtos taken with Santa in front of a festive holiday set in our lobby.
Cost is $5 for 4x6 print or we can email photo to you.
3rd Annual Luminary Festival December 15 and 22
We are pleased to hold our 3rd annual luminary fesyival. Purchase a luminary in honor or memory of your beloved pet, then come and walk the "path of light" around the shelter on two evenings in December and feel the calm presence of community spirit and goodwill thorughout our animal-loving community. While you are here, stop inside to share your pet stories with us and enjoy cookies, coffee and hot chocolate.
Luminaries are $20 and may be purchased at the shelter.
DIRECTOR OF FUND DEVELOPMENT
The York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing long-term human and animal services to residents of York County through programs that find permanent, loving homes for displaced and stray animals, help control animal population growth, investigate and prosecute cruelty offenders and educate the general public about animal wellness and safety.
The organization is seeking a Director of Fund Development with a minimum of five years experience. Must have ability to conduct fund raising initiatives, develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include individual, corporate, and foundation giving. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in grant writing and the ability to coordinate the organization’s annual special event.
Resumes are to be sent by email to email@example.com or Director of Fund Development Position, 3159 N Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406 by 12/31/13.
Our Spay/Neuter Clinic is now accepting patients from York County and beyond .Our clinic is highly specialized and offers the most up to date spay neuter surgical proceedures.
Please call (717) 764-6109 today and make an appointment.
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.
Second Chance Fund Keller was found as a stray and brought to the SPCA on 5-29-08. He was in horrible condition and needed medical attention. Keller was missing one eye and the other eye was in desperate need of removal due to its' deteriorated state. Keller was taken to Ani-Care Animal Hospital where his eye was removed. He has recovered from the surgery and shows no signs of distress from being completely blind. Keller is a remarkable little dog with a very sweet personality. Click here to learn about the Second Chance Fund.