Urgently Needed Items

  • 5 oz Dixie Cups
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Paper Towels
  • Bubble Solution (cat activity)
  • Small Paper Cups (3-8 ounce sizes)
  • Thunder Shirts, size Large only
  • Small and/or Standard Carabineer Clips
  • Canned Cat Food (pate style)!
  • Clorox Wipes
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply, Amazon)
  • XL and XXLKongs (black, extra tough style)
  • Large hard rubber dog toys
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • Cat collars
  • Cat toys - all kinds

Click here for our complete wish list!

With lots of pets needing care, there are LOTS of 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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Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!

Businesses That Care

Hundreds of local businesses support the work of the SPCA of Tompkins County. Ranging from donations of goods and services to gift certificates and prizes for fundraisers, discounts and collection boxes, we extend warm thanks to every business that helps the animals and encourage everyone shop at these great places, in person or online.

Current promotions at local businesses for the SPCA:

The Jewelbox - Buddy Tags! A portion of every purchase will be donated to the SPCA

2014 Businesses That Care!


410 Salon & Skin Care

ABC Oriental Rug &

Carpet Cleaning

Adana Veterinary Clinic



AJ Foreign Auto

American Crafts


Robbie Dien

Angelo Dry Cleaners

August Moon Spa

Bacchus Brewing Company Barn House Antiques Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Bed & Biscuit

Bells Design

BorgWarner Morse TEC
B & W Supply

Brookton's Market


Bruce's Pit Stop


Mary Burkhardt,

Pet Portrait Artist


"The Hot Dog Guy"



Cayuga Lake Creamery


Cayuga Lake Cruises, Inc. Cayuga Lake Seido Karate
Cayuga Landscape Co

Cayuga Ridge

Extended Care

Cayuga Sign, Inc.

Bruce C. Clary Agency
The Cornell Store
Corks & More


Corner Haven Farm


Country Inn & Suites Courtyard by Marriott


Crispell Farms


The Crossroads Bar & Grill CSP Management




Dan Smalls Presents Datapoint Labs


Dede Hatch Photography


Dodge City Clippers Dryden Agway


Fiddlehead Farm, Inc.


Finger Lakes Kennel Club


Finger Lakes

Marine Service, Inc


Finger Lakes

Wrecker Service

First National Bank

of Groton


Flower Fashions by Haring


Found In Ithaca

Fountain House

Veterinary Clinic

Mariette Geldenhuys,

Attorney at Law



Geoff Fitzgerald

Technology Research Limited


Gimme! Coffee


Good To Go

Trumansburg Market


Gorges Website

Design and Development

Gray Dog

Pet Photography

Grayhaven Motel

Hairy Canary Clip Joint


Hampton Inn - Ithaca

Highland Farms Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc
HMH Site & Sports Design

Image Press
Inlet Glass The Inn on Columbia

Ithaca Cayuga

Optical Services

Ithaca Child -

Ithaca Parent & Teen

Ithaca Community

Childcare Center

Ithaca Grain & Pet



Ithaca Pet Sitters


Ithaca Podiatry

J. L. Trucking
Hillside Inn


The Ithaca Journal

Jack Ryan's Wildlife

Removal Service

Highland Farms Kennels

Lansing Chiropractic Office, PC
LaTourelle Resort
Lew-Lin Farms, LLC
Lincoln Street Diner
Hazelnut Kitchen
Lucatelli's Ristorante
Ludgate Farms
Madeline's Restaurant
Mansour Jewelers

Maxie's Supper Club

& Oyster Bar

MCCI;; Interconnect Solutions



Mailbox of Ithaca, Inc.



Maguire Family of Dealerships Michael Clark & Company

Michaeleen's Florist

& Garden Center

Model Citizen Tattoo
Muddy Paws Dog Training
Nancy Young, LMT
Noble House Farm
Northstar House
Olver & Associates, Inc.
Pak Mail of Ithaca
Park Foundation, Inc.



The People's Market Of Lansing

Ports of New York


Precision Filters, Inc.


Quilters Corner

Rae's Roost

Wild Bird Supply

& Gift Shop

Recycled Threads/Mojo Woman

Redbird Quilt Co.
Renaissance Hairstyles

Richardson Bros.


Contractors Inc.

RMS Gravel

Rumble Seat Music

Schmitt Real Estate

Security Storage

Sheryl D. Sinkow Photography
Shipwreck Golf, Inc.
Smith Marketing Services, LLC
Some Girls Boutique

Stellar Stereo

Sunset Grill

The Haunt
City Lights Inn
Mailbox of Ithaca, Inc.


Urban Outfitters


The Redeemer
The Shop

Tompkins Financial Advisors

Tompkins InvestmentServices

Massage Project, LLC

Tracy Wells, LMT

University Sand & Gravel

WB&A Research




Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:05



Doc at 8 weeks

"Doc and Miko play and romp together continuously.  Doc likes to antagonize Miko (half Lab & half Dachshund) she trys to let him have it but he can jump 3 feet in the air straight up which amazes us both. That doesn't stop Miko from trying a little bit.  Sometimes, he lands on me and now he weighs about 55 lbs. It gets my attention. He loves to swim and is very smart in picking up commands. He responds to sign language now and that is priceless in keeping him safe from a long distance. We all say thank you for your help in bringing our family together." 
Gary, Miko & Doc Freelove

Doc at 11 Months

Did You Know?

The SPCA of Tompkins County receives no government funding.

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.