Adoptable Dogs in Your Local Shelter | ASPCA

When adopting, you are making a commitment to care for an animal for the rest of his life—that could mean 10 to 15 years for dogs and up to 20 years for cats. As you go through lifestyle changes such as moves, the birth of children and new jobs, your animal will remain a permanent part of your life. If circumstances change, will you still be able to care for your pet?

Here, you can find out more information about adopting Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppies and dogs.

• Don’t make an emotional decision when choosing a dog. When you decide the time is right, leave your emotions at the door. Going into a shelter is devastating and sad. But if you let your weaker emotions control your brain and feel sorry for the dog, you may end up adopting a dog that isn’t right for you, your family, or your environment. Save yourself the heartache and struggles later by being methodical and aware now.

31 shelter dogs on the day they get adopted - Honest To Paws

Browse dog breeds and learn about the many dogs available for adoption on Petfinder. Our adoption center has a large selection of puppies and dogs ranging in ages to choose from – many of them pure breeds. Let us assist you in finding your new best friend!

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Make a point of meeting with animal shelter workers and asking them which dogs are their favorites. Shelter staffers are an adopter’s secret weapon: they handle the dogs day in and day out, so they really know which ones are super active and which ones are more mellow—and they’re happy to tell you everything they know.

Adoptable Dogs | NYC Adoption Center | ASPCA


Each year we rescue thousands of dogs who have been lost, discarded, abandoned, injured or neglected. Most are lost dogs who have not been reclaimed by their original owners. We do everything we can to find a loving and responsible new home for every adoptable dog or puppy. All of our dogs available for adoption have been spayed (females) or neutered (males). We strongly encourage you to spay or neuter your pets!The adoption fee for puppies and dogs under 5 years old is $123 (includes dog license, shots, spay or neuter, and microchip). Some dogs may be discounted to $73 including all dogs 5 years or older, and our Shelter Favorites who have been here longer than most are waived adoption fees. These dogs may be adopted for just the price of the dog license, $18.The first step to adopting one of our dogs or puppies is completing your adoption application. You must and/or in order to complete and submit the adoption application. You may also .Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend? Check out our nationwide database of dogs looking for good homes. Search by zip code to meet available dogs in your area! If you live in New York City, don't forget to check out the dogs available at our