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.
Wima This is Wilma. Wilma is our longest term residents. She has been with the York County SPCA since June 30, 2010. She came to the Shelter as a stray, and was sent to Bark of the Town, one of our Satellite Shelters. Pam from Bark of the Town is moving to another state, and desperately wants Wilma to find her forever home. Can you help this beautiful gal find what she has been longing for.............A FAMILY!!
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.
Bully Bash 2013 June 8
Our 3rd annual Bully Bash is scheduled for June 8, 2013, from 10:00am-2:00pm, at John Rudy County Park! Last year’s event was a HUGE success and we plan to make Bully Bash 2013 even bigger and better! Please consider joining our Top Dog Sponsors – Total Identity Solutions and Smith, Mayer and Liddle in helping to make this event another great success! Click here for more information.
1st Annual Run For the Bullies June 8
5k Race/1 Mile Fun Walk to Benefit the York County SPCA!! Click here for more information
Woof and Wine Event June 29
Please join us for our first ever Woof and Wine Event on Saturday, June 29th, at beautiful Brown's Orchard located at 8892 Susquehanna Trail South in Loganville. Enjoy an evening of wine tasting courtesy of Logan's View Winery and entertainment provided by Three Dollar Suit. We will also have vendors at the event, sandwiches by Rost Brothers and York County SPCA dogs on site and available for adoption. Tickets are $25.00 and include 6 wine tastings and a glass. Tickets will be available after May 14 at the York County SPCA, Brown's Orchard and Urology Associates. For further information, please contact Melissa Smith at 764-6109 ext 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you in June!
Dog and Daylily Days July 13, 2013
See dogs from the shelter while you visit 2 acre daylily garden in peak bloom. Purchase a lunch and all proceeds donated to the YCSPCA. Click here for more information.
Link to Perfect Perennials
Trail Ride for the Benefit of the SPCA Equine Fund will held on Sunday, October 13th, 2013 with the rain date Sunday, October 20th, at South Branch Farms, 6259 Reynolds Mill Rd., Seven Valleys, 17360. Probable start time will be 8:30 AM. Contact : Anne Wagner (717) 741- 1371 or email@example.com.
Personalized Engraved Bricks-
Now is the time to purchase brcks for the next sidewalk installation.
To obtain bricks for a $100 donation, click here
Controlling the animal population is one of our four missions. Spay/neuter is the answer to th e overpopulation problem. The York County SPCA is fortunate to partner with several local veterinary hospitals to ensure that we can collectively spay/neuter as many animals as possible. The following are our low cost spay/neuter partners:
Animal Emergency & Referral Center
Hill Street Veterinary Hospital
East York Veterinary Center -
In addition to helping with low cost spay/neuter services, the East York Veterinary Center helps the York County SPCA with overpopulation by serving as a satellite shelter. The East York Veterinary Center temporarily houses adoptable pets at their hospital until they can find a permanent home. This includes dogs, cats, birds, and small animals.
The York County SPCA is most appreciative of the help. If you would like to have your pet spayed or neutered, please contact the York County SPCA at 764-6109 ext 121. You can choose from any of the aforementioned hospitals. Thank you to these local veterinary hospitals for their support. Together we can make a difference!
Groundbreaking March 12
Facing a rainy morning, Board President Kathy King and many shelter supporters celebrate the satrt of construction of our new state-of-the-art Spay/neuter clinic.
Dog Walking Volunteers Needed
Dog walkers need to attend a 5 week training course. Look here to see class schedules for 2013.Volunteers are needed to walk every dog, every day. Please click here for additional information. Our next class begins Friday, August 2.
Cat Volunteers for the Cattery orientation June 22 1-2pm We are in need for volunteers to help clean the cattery. Registration is $15 and you will receive a volunteer t-shirt and badge.
Click here for Spring 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.
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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.