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 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.
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:
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.
Pet Shoppe July 26
Representatives from the York County SPCA will be on hand at the Pet Shoppe In Shrewsbury from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the 26th of July. Come see some of our adoptable dogs and cats
Microchip and Rabies Clinic August 9 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.
Representatives of the York County SPCA, along with shelter dogs and cats will be attending these events:
Dog & Daylily Days 19 July
The Pet Shoppe 26 July
The Pet Shoppe July 26
Tractor Supply Equine event August 2
PetSmart Hanover August 16
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 07/23/14 from 1pm-3pm 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 email@example.com 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 classes that start in August and September. Click here for more information
We have run out of bedding supplies and need your towels, blankets and comforters.
We also need these items 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.
We want to update the email addresses we have on file for our volunteers. You should have received an email from Jamie via Constant Contact on Friday, April 4. If you did not receive the voliunteer email, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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.