Urgently Needed Items

  • Clorox/Disinfectant Wipes
  • Dog Waste Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Preformed Coin Wrappers (pennies especially!)
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (Amazon, Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply)
  • Bleach
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Fancy Feast Canned Kitten Food - Turkey
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • PetSafe SlimCat Feeder Balls
  • Pate Style Canned Cat Food (Turkey or Chicken only - No Fish)
  • Kuranda Cat Beds
  • 32 Oz. Spray Bottles
  • New litter boxes (all sizes)
  • Greenies Pill Pockets
  • Gallon and Sandwich size Ziploc Bags
  • Cage Cat Scratchers
  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Cat toys - all kinds

Click here for our complete wish list!

With lots of pets needing care, there are many ways you can help us. Many of the items below are linked to samples for reference. Everything can be found locally or on our Amazon Wish List!


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The Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center is open 6 days a week as follows:

Monday Noon to 5:00 PM
Tuesday Noon to 7:00 PM
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday Noon to 7:00 PM
Friday Noon to 5:00 PM
Saturday Noon to 5:00 PM
Sunday Noon to 5:00 PM

The SPCA Annex at The Shops at Ithaca Mall is open 7 days a week as follows:

Monday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The SPCA Rescue Center (animal intake and strays) is open 5 days a week, as follows:

Monday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 August 2011 08:10



"My family adopted Hunny in December 2006, after a long search for a dog to adopt.  We were a bit hesitant to look at adult dogs, as we really wanted a puppy for our young daughter to grow up with, but when we saw Hunny, we fell in love instantly! Though we were initially concerned about adopting a pitbull mix because of their unfortunate reputation, we can now say without a doubt that she has been a wonderful addition to our family. While she was a bit shy at first, she has adapted beautifully to her new home, and enjoys roaming our two acres, playing with her cat buddies, Charlie and Alex, and snuggling with our daughter, Alivia. After loving and learning with Hunny, we are looking forward to spending our lives together. We encourage anyone with any doubts about adopting a pitbull or pitbull mix dog to take a look at our success story and see what wonderful, amazing, loyal pets they can be."

-Rob, Melissa, and Alivia

(Pictured above: Juniper, a sweet young pit mix at the shelter in 2/10)

SPCA of Tompkins County

Adoption Center &
Rescue Building

1640 Hanshaw Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850



Adoption Center Hours

Monday 12-5
Tuesday 12-7 Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 12-7
Friday 12-5
Saturday 12-5
Sunday 12-5



SPCA Annex Hours

Monday through Saturday


Rescue Center Hours




Our Mission

The mission of the SPCA of Tompkins County is to protect companion animals. We are a no-kill shelter dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation. We promote responsible pet stewardship by providing education, counseling and training to nurture and enhance the human-animal bond.

The SPCA of Tompkins County is a registered 501(c)(3). Our tax id number is 15-0624378.