Adopt to Save Them All 

By choosing to adopt a pet from a shelter, you are saving a life. Plus, no matter what type of dog or cat you’re looking for, you’re sure to find your new best friend at a shelter, where there are wonderful pets of every breed, size and age.

Find a pet

Use the search below to find adoptable pets from us and our rescue partners.

Search for available pets.

Not sure where to start? Let us help you find your perfect match! Fill out the appropriate adoption survey and we'll try to find just the right pet for your home:

  • Click here for our dog adoption survey.
  • Click here for our cat adoption survey.

A member of our adoptions team will contact you as soon as possible.

For more information about adoption or a particular pet, please contact us at AdoptNYC@bestfriends.org. Adopt one to help Save Them All!

Adoption Requirements

Potential adopters should come with:

1. All family members (human and canine) who will be living with the pet.

2. A valid form of identification.

3. Payment (fee information may be found here).

4. For renters, please bring a copy of your lease or letter from your landlord stating that you are allowed to have a pet.

Check out our mobile adoption events 

Can’t make it to our adoption center and too eager to wait for a super adoption? We also offer mobile adoption events.

Mobile cat adoptions

Sundays at PetSmart in East Harlem, 517 East 117th Street, New York, NY 10035, from noon to 3 p.m.

Please check our calendar for weekly updates.