You can adopt an animal at the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC). The Care Centers are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. ACC also holds weekly off-site adoption events.

To adopt an animal, you must:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Have a photo ID
  • Show proof of your current residence
  • Show proof you are allowed to have animals in the residence if you rent your apartment or house

ACC counselors will help you choose the animal that is best for your lifestyle. If you have children living in your home, they must come to the Care Center and be part of the adoption process.

Adoption of any animal is on a first-come, first-served basis. It's also based on your specific qualifications.

Adoption fees are on a sliding scale ranging from $25 to $400, depending on the animal that is being adopted. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

You can get more information about adoption and available animals.


Learn more about animal adoption.

View photos of animals up for adoption.

Learn about upcoming adoption events.

By Email

In Person

Brooklyn Animal Care Center
2336 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn (Between Essex Street and Shepherd Avenue)
Check hours of operation.

Manhattan Animal Care Center
326 East 110th Street (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Check hours of operation.

Staten Island Animal Care Center
3139 Veterans Road West (Route 440 South to Exit 1N - Arthur Kill Road. At stop sign, make left onto Veterans Road West)
Check hours of operation.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

ACC offices are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Lincoln's Birthday
  • Washington's Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

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