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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



"My girl Ava was one of those unfortunate souls in that trailer, but she is now thriving with a brother and sister (Vik and Gracie), and lives the life of a QUEEN!  She loves playing ball allllllll day long!  Her once scarred face has since grown over with soft, beautiful fur, and the only reminder of those days is the bone that juts out from her shoulder (it does not bother her).  We own an old farmhouse surrounded by land, so she has plenty of room to roam with us. We love her with all of our hearts!"

Amy and family


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.