The Cortland Community Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals

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Adoption Fees include: Spaying or Neutering - Current Vaccinations - FeLV Screening for cats -Heartworm testing for dogs- De-worming - Free bag of pet food

Cats- $50 or 2 for $75 Kittens- $60 or 2 for $85 Dogs- $200

Let's Talk About Adoption Fees... CLICK HERE to read a great blog article. When you adopt a dog or cat from the SPCA of Cortland County, your new friend comes with a whole lot of extras to get you started! Look at everything we have done (in most instances) to get your pet ready for adoption:

  • A veterinary exam upon arrival ($49)
  • Distemper vaccination ($19) and booster ($19)
  • Rabies vaccination ($15)
  • SNAP test for cats (for feline leukemia or FIV) ($35)
  • Dewormer ($6-$12)
  • Heartworm test ($20)
  • Advantage ($10)
  • Spay/Neuter surgery ($90 - $300)
  • Ear mite treatment ($15)
  • Ear cleaning ($20) • Nail trim ($15)
  • Free bag of Science Diet ($15)

(Total Basic Costs: $328- $544)

Your pet may also have had:

  • Blood work ($130)
  • Urinalysis ($30)
  • Antibiotics ($28)
  • Dental cleaning ($300)
  • Dental extraction ($20 - $50 per tooth)
  • Fecal exam ($20) • Fluids ($20+)
  • X-Rays ($170)
  • Other meds, surgery, tests ($10-$500+!)

(Additional Possible Costs: $728 to $1,248+++)


  • All pets have been evaluated for good health and behavior. We provide behavioriol counseling as needed
  • Staff support for questions or concerns call (607) 753-9386.

Your adoption fee covers just a small portion of the costs associated with making sure our pets – and yours – are healthy and safe! If you are ready to consider adopting a new forever friend, please stop by our shelter, visit with the animals, and chat with our adoption counselor to find the perfect match!


To view the pets click our Pet Finder*
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I came to the shelter with my 3 six-week-old kittens last July. I think I must be invisible because no one notices me. I’m usually very easy to get along with and I rarely get grouchy with the other cats or staff. I must admit, though, that I do occasionally get tired of staying in this room with so many other cats and so many different people around. I think I’m overdue for my own home…don’t you?
My adoption fees have been waived…that’s means I’m free!

Diesel Diesel is about 7 months old and weighs 44 pounds. He is still very much a puppy at heart. He is crate trained but still working on some puppy issues. He really likes to chew on wooden objects, does puppy mouthing and isn't completely housetrained yet. He is great with other dogs, and people of all ages. Diesel was taken from his owner in August after suffering extensive burns from an unknown source. The scarring of his skin will be permanent. He is currently in a foster home and if you are interested in adopting him contact the shelter and we will make arrangements for you to meet him. In the words of his foster mom "I think he has one of the best personalities of any dog I have had in a very long time. He is a wonderful dog, and will be a fantastic addition to someone's home!"

Miss Mary I’m somewhere between 2 and 3 years old. I have spent over 1 ½ years of that time (primarily caged) in a shelter in a neighboring county. The Cortland SPCA shelter manager found me and brought me to this shelter. Please do not put me in a cage. This room is much better than a cage, but I’d really like a home of my own. I’m usually very sweet, but being a normal cat, I can sometimes be sassy. That can be said about my attitude with cats as well as people. Won’t you consider giving me a chance to enjoy the home I’ve waited so long for? My adoption fees have been waived…I’m free…well I will be if you take me home!

Panda Looking for a good hunter? Panda’s your guy! He can live outdoors or indoors. Don’t wait…he’s eager to get started! His adoption fees are waived…he’s free!

Sparkles Sparkles is about 8 years old and is a chubby 43 pounds. She has just the right amount of energy and likes other dogs as well as people. She is in foster care and if you are interested we can have her foster family contact you to arrange a meeting. Because of her age, her adoption fees are reduced.

Tiger Lily Tiger Lily is about 4 years old and a tiny 6 pounds. Life at the farm where she was abandoned was not very kind to her. She sustained an injury that required surgical repair and she has permanent damage to her right front elbow. Tiger Lily does not appreciate other cats, but despite her physical suffering, she has maintained her love for people. She would definitely like to be someone’s lap warmer.

Buddy Buddy is less than a year old and weighs about 40 pounds. He is a happy, bouncy, playful, affectionate youngster who was not happy confined in a kennel at the shelter. He is currently enjoying the benefits of a loving foster home and two other canine companions. If you would like to meet him, please contact the shelter and we will put you in touch with the foster parents.

AVIS & AlAMO Avis and Alamo were abandoned by their owner. They were rescued together, and as you can see…really need to go home together. Both are very playful and affectionate. They’re a BOGO deal…pay the adoption fee of $30 for one and the second one comes along for free.

TRACY Tracy needs an outdoor home. He came into the shelter as a stray during the bitter cold weather, but really doesn't like to be picked up and handled. He's 1 to 2 years old and gets along well with the other cats. Tracy is neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for fleas and earmites, FeLV/FIV negative...and free to a good home.

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