Jefferson County SPCA

The Jefferson County S.P.C.A. is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1891 to help protect and care for domestic animals in Jefferson County. We are the only No-Kill facility in the area, as well as being the only shelter to accept cats in the county. Our shelter is the first site of the only early-age spay/neuter before adoption program in Jefferson County. As a non-profit organization, we exist on the donations that we receive from the general public, as well as from our varied fundraising events.

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Adoption Process

Adopting from us is easy! All you have to do is fill out the application and give it to a staff member for approval. Unless we need to check with your landlord you will receive an immediate response. If you are renting please bring in a copy of your lease and/or your landlords name and phone number so we can verify adopting is ok. You can also email the filled out application to What the adoption fee covers: First Vaccination Fist Worming Rabies if over 3 months Spay or Neuter sugery Microchip for permanent identification Flea and ear mite check and treatment Sample bag of food we feed Free vet visit with a local Veterinarian Dogs: Adults (year and up) 130.00 Juniors (5 months to year) 130.00 Puppies (under 5 months) 200.00 Small Dogs (all ages and under 25 pounds) 200.00 Cats: Adults (6 months and up) 80.00 Kittens (under 6 months) 130.00 Small Animals: Ferrets 85.00 Rabbits 35.00 Guinea Pigs 10.00 Rats 10.00 Hamsters 5.00 Gerbils

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Please note: After submitting an adoption application, we recommend that you follow-up with the shelter to ensure they have received your adoption application from Petango. The shelter’s contact information can be found in the left hand column. Thank you.

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Jefferson County SPCA

Contact Information

25056 Water Street WATERTOWN, NY, 13601

(315) 782-3260



Working Hours

Sun: 10am - 12pm
Mon: 10am - 4:30pm
Tues: Closed
Wed: 10am - 4pm
Thu: 10am - 4:30pm
Fri: 10am - 4:30pm
Sat: 10am - 12pm


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