About Us


More information, including applications for volunteering and adopting are available at jeffersoncountyspca.org

Adopting A Friend


Adults (year and up) 130.00
Puppies (under 6 months) 200.00
Small Dogs (all ages and under 25 pounds) 200.00

Adults (6 months and up) 80.00
Kittens (5 months and under) 130.00

Small Animals:
Ferrets 85.00
Rabbits 35.00
Guinea Pigs 10.00
Rats 10.00
Hamsters 5.00
Gerbils 5.00
Mice 5.00


What the adoption fee covers:

First Vaccination
Fist Worming
Rabies if over 3 months
Spay or Neuter sugery
Microchip for permanent identification
Flea and ear mite check and treatment
Sample bag of food we feed
Free vet visit with a local Veterinarian

Who We Are

The SPCA of Jefferson County is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1891 to help protect and care for domestic animals in Jefferson County. We are the only no-kill facility in the area, as well as being the only shelter to accept owned dogs, stray and owned cats, or small critters of any kind in the county. Our shelter also has the only early-age spay/neuter before adoption program in Jefferson county.

As a non-profit organization, our service to the community depends on the donations that we recive from the general public as well as from our varied fun-raising events.


The most direct way to help is by donating your time or by donating financially. It’s easy to become a member. Simply print off the application & then send it with a check to the address listed on the application. Or if you prefer, you can always stop into the shelter with your application or call us with a credit card. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download & fill out a volunteer application. We hold our Volunteer Orientations on Wednesday nights at 6:30PM. 
Our minimum age requirement for volunteers is 10 years old WITH a PARENT or GUARDIAN, who has also been through an orientation meeting. If you are between the ages of 15 and 17, a parent or guardian must authorize your ability to volunteer and sign a liability waiver.  There are many different types of volunteers.  Please check the volunteer application to see if there is something you are interested in!

Please note that we are not capable of helping with wildlife or abuse cases.

Come Visit Us

Main Shelter
25056 Water Street  Watertown, NY
Phone: (315) 782-3260 Fax (315) 782-
General Email: info@jeffersoncountyspca.org
Director's Email: director@jeffersoncountyspca.org
Main Shelter Hours:  MonddayThursdaySaturday & Sunday 10:00AM to 4:30PM  Wednesday and Friday we are open from 10:00 AM to 7:00PM.  We are CLOSED on Tuesday at our Water Street Location.

Contact Jefferson County S.P.C.A.


Available Animals

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