Urgently Needed Items

  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Paper Towels
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Canned Cat Food (pate style)!
  • Kitten Chow
  • KMR
  • 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
  • Kitten nursing bottles
  • SnuggleSafe heat discs
  • 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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Tompkins County

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Dog Training Program

All classes are supervised and held in a clean and safe environment. We use only positive training methods.

Muddy Paws Dog Training Presents:

Puppy Play and Learn

Socialization & basic manners for puppies age 8-20 weeks
Puppy classes are a great way to get a jump-start on training your puppy to become a dog you enjoy living with. The first and foremost goal of puppy classes is to get together puppies of a similar age for play and socialization. Play is the primary way that puppies learn to problem-solve and trouble-shoot. While the puppies are playing, we spend time covering basic training, including problem prevention. This is a drop in class, so you can get started right away!

Cost: $50 for SPCA of TC alum and volunteers/ $65 general public, for five classes. If you cannot attend all five classes, you may pay for each class individually, $15 per class. Cash, checks, and credit cards now accepted.

Where: The SPCA of Tompkins County, Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center

When: Every Saturday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Instructor: Lori Tyler, Muddy Paws Dog Training

Contact Lori at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Muddy Paws Dog Training: Adult Beginning Doggy Manners Class

***Not currently available***

Doggy Play Time

Instructor: Cheryl Jewell

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

Small Dogs:  4:30  to 5:15 PM (30-40 lbs or smaller, depending on the dog's need and play style)

Large Dogs: 5:30 to 6:15 PM  (40 lbs or larger, depending on the dog's need and play style)

Contact the instructor , Cheryl Jewell, PRIOR to attending class for the first time at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Discount for SPCA adoptees!



















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"We brought Dewey home (now named Dexter) on Saturday, and less than a week later he has made himself at home. The other cats are coming around to him quicker than we had hoped and he is a great cuddler during movies on a rainy day! He was just what we were looking for. Thanks to your staff for all their help and patience as we wandered the cat rooms for over an hour trying to pick."


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


Fax: 607.257.5470


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.