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A NEW LEASH ON LIFE Welcome to the York County SPCA

The York County SPCA is 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.

Fast Facts

  • Animals Saved *Since 1926, the YCSPCA has saved more than 350,000 animal lives.
    Animals Saved *Since 1926, the YCSPCA has saved more than 350,000 animal lives.

    350,000+

  • Pets Given Refuge *In 2019, we provided temporary pet housing for 33 pets whose owners were experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence.
    Pets Given Refuge *In 2019, we provided temporary pet housing for 33 pets whose owners were experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence.

    33

  • Rescue Transfers *In 2019, we sent over 360 animals to partnering specialized rescues.
    Rescue Transfers *In 2019, we sent over 360 animals to partnering specialized rescues.

    360+

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Whisper seemed like the perfect adoption candidate, but something is holding this sweet lady back.

If your dog is a jumper, they are not alone. Many dogs tend to jump on both their owners and new humans out of excitedness, happiness, or any range of stimulation. This is natural, and almost always, not aggressive. But it is also trainable.

Teaching your dog not to jump is rather simple and can be done with either treats and a clicker or simply treats alone. Watch this video with trainer Deb Byloff to learn how.

Deb teaches the concept of "Four on the Floor." That means that as soon as the dog places all four paws on the floor, reward them. As your dog learns that good behavior means all feet on the ground instead of two on your chest, they will begin to stop jumping.

Halloween might be all about witches, costumes, candy, and fright. But if you have a pet, it’s about keeping them safe and happy in the midst of all that. We recommend the following commonsense advice so your pets feel treated, not tricked, this spooky season.

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT A Year of Transformation

2020 was a year of transformation for the York County SPCA, and we could not have accomplished it without the generous support of our adopters, donors, volunteers, dedicated staff, spay/neuter clinic clients, and community. Hear how the changes we've implemented have increased the number of animals we save, simplified the adoption process, and improved the operations of our shelter. And it is all thanks to you! We are deeply grateful for your support.

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