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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  *Ongoing - Enroll today!**

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!

Time:  Every Saturday 1:00-2:00pm

Cost: $50 for SPCA of TC alum and volunteers/ $65 general public for five classes

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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 Time

Small Dogs: 4:30 to 5:15

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

Big Dogs: 5:30 to 6:15

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

Contact information:

Marsha Durbin
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Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 15:16





"It's been a little over a month since I adopted Turtle Dove (now Echo) from you, and I wanted to let you know how wonderfully she is doing.  From the moment I brought her home she fit right in and my 3 1/2 year old cat Callahan accepted her immediately.  She's such a love and super playful and a joy to have around.  It's so fun to watch her and my boy play and nap and groom each other.  Thank you all for all you do.  I sent you a picture of Echo (left) and Cal (right) so you can see how much they love each other."

Did You Know?

The SPCA of Tompkins County receives no government funding.

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.