Lancaster County SPCA
848 South Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 917-6979

Animal Adoptions

Available Animals

Due to limited staffing we are not always able to update the animals immediately, so we recommend you stop by the shelter to see what is available on a day to day basis.

Dog Adoption Fees:
6 months and under $190
7 months through 7 years $135
8 years and older $65

 Cat Adoption Fees:
6 months and under $110
7 months through 5 years $80
6 years or older $40

Small Animal Adoption Fees:
Ferrets - $35 
Lizards/Snakes - by species
Iguanas - $30
Hamsters/Gerbils - $5
Domestic Rats - $5
Chinchillas - $25
Rabbits - $10
Guinea Pigs - $5
Parakeets - $5
Cockatiels - $15
Other birds - by breed


Cat and Dog Adoption fees include:   

  • Free complimentary follow-up exam at participating Vets
  • Complimentary adoption starter package
  • Spaying or Neutering
  • Vaccinations and deworming medication
  • 10 Day Adoption Health Guarantee
  • Microchip included for dogs

Every cat and dog adopted receives our exclusive 10 Day Adoption Health Guarantee. This provides your pet complete coverage for a wide variety of common canine and feline illnesses. Our goal is to provide you and your pet with the best possible health care and to avoid adoption returns due to rare but simple and treatable illnesses.


Out of State Adoptions

We do allow out of state adoptions.  If you live outside the state of Pennsylvania and would like to adopt one of our animals, please email us at
with the subject line "Out of State Adoption." All transport arrangements and fees will be the responsibility of the adopter.