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!


Adopt Today

the SPCA of
Tompkins County

We recommend Hill's® Science Diet® Pet Food

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Makers of Cat Attract
kitty litter

Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!

Dog Training Program


Doggy Play Time

This weekly class is a supervised environment for dogs to learn and develop their social skills, or to just give them an opportunity to run around with other dogs in a safe and clean environment.  Owners will learn about dog-to-dog interactions.  It is a great alternative to the Dog Park, and a portion of the fees assist the SPCA of Tompkins County.

Cost for 6 sessions: SPCATC alums $30, all others $60

Cost for 10 sessions: SPCATC alums $40, all others $80

Where: The Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center fenced play yard (weather permitting).

When: Every Sunday

Spring & Summer Times

Small/Shy Group: 4:00-4:30pm (dependent on need)

Small/Medium Dogs: 4:30-5:15pm

(30-40 lbs or smaller, depending on the dog's need and play style)

Big Dogs: 5:30-6:15pm

(40 lbs or larger, depending on the dog's need and play style)

Contact information:

Marsha Durbin
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:40



"About 3 years ago I came to your shelter because my niece told me you had a lot of cats rescued from Hurricane Katrina.
But I fell for a cat you had there by the name of Georgia. She is so spoiled. I love her and everyone she comes in touch with does also. She brings me great joy. I love her so much and if I should ever adopt another animal it will be from your fine establishment."

-Frank and Georgia



Did You Know?

The SPCA of Tompkins County hosts Camp SPCA for several weeks every summer for youth ages 9-12.

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.