York County SPCA

York County SPCA

This is only a small sample of animals available for adoption. Please stop by the shelter to see all of the wonderful pets in need of new homes.

Our Pet List

Happy Tails!


  • Clay Cat Litter
  • Carefresh small animal bedding
  • Can and Dry Cat Food
  • Comforters & Blankets
  • Bath Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Bleach
  • Wal-Mart Gift Cards
  • Lowes Gift Cards
  • Staples Gift Cards
  • Giant Store Gift Cards
  • U.S. Postage Stamps
  • #9 or #10 envelopes
  • 81/2 x 11 Copy Paper
  • 13 - Gallon Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
  • 55 Gallon Heavy Duty Contractor Trash Bags
  • Folgers Coffee, Sugar, Salt & Pepper
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Forks and Spoons
  • Cups for Hot & Cold Beverages
  • Pepsi or Coke Products in 12oz. Cans
  • Distilled Water for use in Veterinary Wing
  • 3x3 Post-it Note Pads
  • Dryer Sheets
  • 3x5 Index Cards (blue, pink, yellow)
  • Duck Tape
  • Styrofoam Bowls
  • Spray Air Freshener
  • AA Batteries
  • Purell Hand Sanitizers
  • Kitchen Wash Clothes
  • Kitchen Hand Towels
  • Soft Dog Treats
  • Bottled Water
  • 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Ball Point Pens
  • Large Plastic Spray Bottles
  • Gladware (family size) Plastic Food Containers
    Map to our shelter


    $160.00 for Puppies up to 12 weeks

    $260.00 for Purebred/Highly Adoptable Mixed Puppies

    $110.00 for Dogs over 12 weeks old & under 6 years old

    $210.00 for Purebred/Highly Adoptable Dogs

    $50.00 for Dogs 6 years and older

    $130.00 for Kittens up to 12 weeks

    $180.00 for Purebred Kittens

    $75.00 for Cats over 12 weeks & under 6 years old

    $125.00 for Purebred Cats

    $35.00 for Cats over 6 years old

    Second adoption is Half Price for all Pets

    Who We Are

    The York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is committed to the humane treatment of all animals. To fulfill this commitment, the society shall:

    Maintain a shelter as temporary home for the lost, unwanted animals subjected to unfair or cruel treatment.

    Protect animals from unnecessary pain and suffering.

    Work for the passage and enforcement of laws promoting and providing for the humane treatment of animals.

    Cultivate, with the people of the community, an awareness of the animals, whose world we share.

    Instill respect and appreciation for all living things.

    Promote animal welfare by reducing pet overpopulation through the prevention of unwanted births by offering low-income public spay/neuter assistance programs.

    Promote the adoption of shelter animals into permanent homes.

    The York County SPCA is a nonprofit organization with no access to tax other funding than the $10 per stray dog fee we receive from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law, which in no manner covers our costs. We currently receive no state funding for stray cats. The York County SPCA operates primarily on private donations.

    The York County SPCA serves as a temporary home each year to over 7,000 stray, lost and unwanted animals. Of the 7,000 animals we receive each year, 60% are stray and 40% are surrendered by their owners. Sadly, there are too many animals and not enough homes.

    The York County SPCA cannot emphasize enough the importance of spaying and neutering our pets. Pet overpopulation is very much not only an epidemic for York County but also for many cities across the United States. The best solution to pet overpopulation is PREVENTION by spaying and neutering pets. The York County SPCA is certainly not the cause of pet overpopulation; however, we are the recipients of its effects and are challenged each day to find alternatives other than euthanasia. The need for euthanasia could be greatly reduced if all owners spayed or neutered their pets and if owners adopted their pets from an animal shelter. Studies have shown that between 5 and 6 million animals die in shelters each year. Sadly, only 15% of the public visit animal shelters when looking for a pet. Please remember to visit the York County SPCA when looking for a pet.

    Adopting a friend

    To adopt a pet, you can either call the York County SPCA at (717) 764-6109 or e-mail us directly at dcrabb@ycspca.org .

    Prospective adoptive families are asked to fill out an adoption application form.
    These forms are available at the shelter or by visiting our website at www.ycspca.org. If you are an out of county resident please wait to hear from an SPCA representative regarding the approval of your application.
    Click on the Adoptions link and then the adoption form link.

    Our hours are as follows:

    Monday CLOSED

    Tuesday 10:00am to 7:00pm

    Wednesday CLOSED

    Thursday 10:00am to 7:00pm

    Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Sunday CLOSED

    York County SPCA
    3159 Susquehanna Trail North
    York, PA 17406
    Phone: 717-764-6109
    Email: dcrabb@ycspca.org
    Click here for a list of pets at this shelter