Urgently Needed Items


  • Gallon and Sandwich size Ziploc Bags
  • Cage Cat Scratchers
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Paper Towels
  • Preformed Coin Wrappers
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply, Amazon)
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • 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!


Adopt Today

the SPCA of
Tompkins County

We recommend Hill's® Science Diet® Pet Food

Online shop for paper and janitorial supplies

Makers of Cat Attract
kitty litter

Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!

Play & Enrichment
Play and Enrichment

For Dogs

  • D.A.P. collars
  • Treat Dispensers like Kongs or Busy Buddies
  • XL and XXL Kongs (Black, extra tough style)
  • Dog Toys (all sizes)
  • Leashes - flat, heavy duty
  • Sense-ible Dog Harnesses (L & XL)
  • Easy Walk Dog Harnesses ( L & XL)
  • (no retractable leashes, please)

For Cats

For All Animals

  • Habitat Cages for Gerbils, Hamsters and Mice
  • Aspen Bedding
  • Chew Toys for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats - everyone!



"In the fall, we adopted Mick and LL Cool J (now going by Coolidge) - two of your long-timer kitties. We just wanted to let you know that they are doing fine and are very happy. We also wanted to thank you for the care you gave them for so long and for all you've done for so many animals."

-Stacy, Bill, and Ethan

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.