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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2013 Dog License Fee Schedule. Each municipality has determined its own fees. When you adopt a dog, you must license him or her in the municipality in which you reside. For ease of licensing, the SPCA of Tompkins County will collect the fee at the time of adoption and forward it to the municipality.  All dogs adopted from the SPCA have been altered (spayed/neutered).

Town Altered Unaltered
Caroline $10.00 $22.00
City of Ithaca $15.00 $25.00
Danby $12.00 $20.00
Dryden $11.00 $23.00
Enfield $10.00 $20.00
Groton $11.00 $23.00
Ithaca $10.00 $20.00
Lansing $15.00 $25.00
Newfield $12.00 $24.00
Ulysses $13.50 $20.50
Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 09:14




"Just wanted to thank you (again) for bringing Ava into my life…we adopted her back in 2010 when that huge intake of dogs and cats came from that one bedroom trailer. I was volunteering at the shelter at the time and fell in love with her instantly. I could have never asked for a better dog. She is gentle, loving, sweet, well behaved…an all-around wonderful dog. And beautiful, to boot."

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.