Adopt a Dog

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Free Adoption Events

Free Adoption Event Saturday September 16, 2017 

These one-day events apply to all cats and dogs that are available for adoption on the event date and are made possible by support from charitable organizations such as Bissell Pet Foundation. Adopters can have their names added to wait lists for stray animals with holding periods that expire after the event date but such animals will not be included in the fee-waiver.

Please remember to bring a collar and leash to ensure that dogs can leave on the scheduled release date and make it to their new homes safely.

 

Adopt a Shelter Dog Today

Are you considering adopting a dog?  This might be the perfect time. Review the profiles for the dogs currently available at the shelter and then head down to 184 Verona Street in Rochester to visit and make that special connection.

Breed Labels

Visual breed identification in dogs is subjective and frequently inaccurate and the consequences associated with using particular labels can be significant. Therefore, we are no longer using breed labels for our adoptable dogs unless we are provided corresponding documentation from the previous owner. Without pedigree records from a breeder or DNA testing, breed labels will not be used on our web postings, kennel cards, rabies certificates, or dog licenses. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each one based on personality, not by suspected breed composition.  

Donate to Boost Adoptions

Some donors have expressed interest in sponsoring the adoption of a particular animal. Others may want to contribute to medical expenses or special needs for other animals. These may be animals that have been with us for longer than others or for animals with some special needs that may be deterring adopters. In either case, such contributions help place pets into new homes quicker. If you are interested in making a donation toward a specific animal's adoption fees or expenses related to medical or special needs care, please notify us at AnimalServices@cityofrochester.gov so that we can ensure that your contribution is allocated for those particular purposes.

 

 Donate Now Button   

When making an online donation to a specific animal, please explain the purpose and enter the animal's name and reference number in the memo field.

 

 

Adoptable Dogs

 

   
 

Visit these adorable companions and other homeless pets at the Animal Services Center:

184 Verona Street, Rochester, New York 14608 (view a map)
Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Wednesdays open until 7:30 p.m.)
Closed Sundays

For more information, contact our office at (585) 428-7274 or email us.

 

 
 

 

Click below to view our adoptable...

Cats   |    Other pets 

 

 

 

Thank You PetSaverShelter-Feeding-Program-log

The City of Rochester is grateful to PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore for its donation of all of the cat litter and pet food used at the Animal Services Center. This support enables Animal Services to purchase veterinary supplies and shelter enrichment items that would not otherwise be possible.