Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out if an animal is still available for adoption?
Please visit the Rochester Animal Services website to view all adoptable animals. If an animal is listed on the website, it is available.
View adoptable dogs
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How can I get more information about an adoptable animal?
Visit the Rochester Animal Services website for info on an adoptable animal. Please read the animal’s bio for info on age, gender, size and behavior. For additional information, please contact Rochester Animal Services.
View adoptable dogs
View adoptable cats

What are the adoption fees at Rochester Animal Services?
Puppy (<6 mos): $177, Dog (>6 mos): $147, Senior Dog (>7 yrs): $82
Kitten (<6 mos): $112, Cat (>6 mos): $97, Senior Cat (>7 yrs): $52

Dog and cat fees cover the veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, de-worming, vaccines, disease screening (FeLV for cats only), dog license, microchip identification, ID tag, initial dose of flea control, a store voucher from PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore for a free bag of pet food, and a free health exam voucher. For additional information, please visit the Rochester Animal Services website.

My pet is lost. What should I do?
Please visit the Rochester Animal Services website for help.

I just saw a dog running loose, what should I do?
Please visit the Rochester Animal Services website for info on animal control services.

I found stray kittens. What should I do?
Please visit the Rochester Animal Services website for info on stray kittens.

When is your next adoption event?
Please view our Facebook event calendar for the full list of events.

Do you accept donations?
Yes! RAS welcomes donations of items that help to maintain or improve the care and comfort for animals while at the shelter and for providing access to resources for pet owners in under-served neighborhoods.

For the safety of our animals, all food and treat donations must be unopened. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during business hours.
View the RAS wish list

I’d like to volunteer at the shelter. What should I do?
Rochester Animal Services volunteers are essential to the success of the organization. They extend their time and hearts to the animals. Many activities involve direct contact with the animals but there are many opportunities that also provide supportive and administrative functions. Visit the RAS website for additional information and to complete a volunteer application.
Learn about RAS volunteer opportunities
Fill out an online volunteer application

SHELTER INFO

Animal Services Center
184 Verona Street
Rochester, NY 14608
585-428-7274
AnimalServices@cityofrochester.gov

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

Wednesdays
11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Closed Sundays