Here we showcase just a few of the dogs, cats, and other pets at the shelter who are waiting for new homes. There are plenty more waiting at the shelter who are just as adorable and also in need of responsible guardians.

Before falling in love with a pet, make sure you familiarize yourself with the adoption process, fees, and other information provided below.


Before adopting an animal into your home, we will ask you for some information to help us ensure the well being of the animal you wish to adopt, and to ensure the same for any pets that you may already have at home.

  • Fill out paperwork and answer a few questions.
  • Show proof of identity.
  • Read and sign an adoption contract.
  • Pay the appropriate fees (see “Adoption Fees” below).

After visiting with the animal that you are interested in, you will have a counseling session with a staff member who will inform you of the history, special needs, and food and exercise requirements. Feel free to ask questions about spaying or neutering, house training, obedience training, controlling fleas and ticks, and anything else of interest.


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.


Dog and cat fees cover the veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, de-worming, vaccines, disease screening (FeLV for cats only), license, microchip identification, initial dose of flea control, a free starter bag of Fromm Family Pet Food, and a free health exam voucher.

Seniors-For-Seniors Program
Any person over the age of 60 can adopt any animal over 8 years of age at no charge. License fees will apply for dogs.


Monday – Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Closed Sundays

To learn more call the office at (585) 428-7274, email us, or visit us (and the animals!) in person.

starting at
    • 2-Fur-1 Cats Year Round


    • Senior Person Discount
      • (Non-senior animals)
      • $67.00


    • Cat (> 6 months)
    • $97
    • Kitten (< 6 months)
      • $112


starting at
  • Senior Person Discount
    • (Non-senior animals)
    • $80.50


  • Dog (> 6 months)
    • $145.50
  • Puppy (< 6 months)
    • $175.50



starting at
    • Ferret: $28
    • Rabbit: $30
    • Pocket Pet: $3
    • Parakeet: $8
    • Cockatiel: $30
    • Parrot: $500
    • Macaw: $1000


Dog E Woggy K9 Playtime offers any Rochester Animal Services adopter within 30 days 2 months of FREE services inclusive of daycare, boarding (except on Holidays), bathing and nail trims.

Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore offers any Rochester Animal Services adopter a FREE bag of Fromm dog or cat food plus future savings on bags, a $10.00 Gift Certificate (when redeemed $10 is donated to VSAS), a FREE Engraved Pet Tag, a FREE Self Wash and multiple discounts on most supplies.

Tuxedo K9 Training Camp offers any Rochester Animal Services adopter $25 off group lessons within first year following adoption.

Ruff Day Resort & Hope for Your Canine offers any Rochester Animal Services adopter 25% off any services within first year following adoption.