Check the adoptable pets online or visit YAAP during open hours. Tuesday-Saturday Noon-3:00pm
Complete & submit an adoption application online or pick up an application at YAAP during open hours.
When the adoption application is approved an appointment will be scheduled for you to pick up your new family member.
You must be 19 years or older to adopt a cat or dog.
What you'll need to bring
The Adopter: When adopting a pet from York Adopt-A-Pet, you need to be the pet's new owner. It is important to choose a pet that fits your own lifestyle and preferences, so we do not adopt our pets as gifts. If you want to initiate an adoption for someone else, consider giving them a gift card from YAAP.
Family Members: It's important that the pet you're adopting fits in with your family, so if you have kids, bring them. If you're looking to add another dog, bring your family dogs. Cats take longer to adjust to new family, so we don't recommend cat-dog or cat-cat visits.
Dog Adoption: Please bring a leash for your new dog. For the dog's safety & yours every dog must be leashed when leaving the shelter. Leashes & collars are available for sale in the YAAP gift shop.
Cat Adoption: Please bring a carrier for your new cat. For the cat's safety & yours every cat adopted must be in a carrier when leaving the shelter. Carriers or a Cat Adoption kit which includes a carrier, bowls, bed, litter pan, litter scoop, litter & a catnip toy are available for sale in the YAAP gift shop.
What you'll receive
Most importantly, you'll get a lifetime of love from your new pet. In addition, you'll receive the following as part of your adoption fee:
A pet that has been well-cared for by our dedicated staff & volunteers
New Pet Adoption Packet
Spay or neuter surgery (all dogs & cats over 4 months are spayed or neutered prior to adoption)
General health examination
Preliminary vaccinations, including Rabies for Dogs & Feline Leukemia for Cats
Heartworm testing for Dogs & FELV/FIV testing for Cats
Worming for parasites
Free office visit (with prior appointment) to a participating Veterinary Clinic within 72 hours of adoption
The adoption fee for dogs varies and depends on the dog. The average fee is $120 but can vary depending upon each dogs situation. Every dog old enough is spayed or neutered, heart-worm tested, receives the DHPP, Bordetella & Rabies vaccine, is wormed and if needed is treated for fleas & ticks.
A spay/neuter deposit is added to every puppy adopted that is too young to be spayed or neutered. This deposit is refunded once proof is received from a veterinarian that the puppy has been altered.
The fee to adopt a cat is $50. Every cat/kitten old enough is spayed/neutered, FELV-FIV tested, receives FVRCP & FELV vaccine, is wormed and if needed receives flea & tick treatment.
A spay/neuter deposit is added to every kitten adopted that is too young to be spayed or neutered. This deposit is refunded once proof is received from a veterinarian that the kitten has been altered.
Our adoption fees don't come close to covering all the costs of caring for the hundreds of homeless cats & dogs that come to us each year. Generous donations make up the difference and allow us to continue providing vital services and second chances. Thank you for your support!