I’m Empire, a 7-month-old, Brindle Pittie weighing 49 pounds, who definitely has an Empire State of Mind. Having a rocky start to life, I was surrendered when my owner couldn’t care for me anymore allowing my quality of life to suffer. Good news is I’m now with caring friends at the MCSPCA and since I made it here, I can make it anywhere! Rambunctious and bouncy, I’m still very much puppy like, in both my personality and energy. When my excitement level shoots up like a skyscraper, I can get a little grab-happy with my big smiley mouth. While I’m easily redirected with soothing voices and calm pets, my absolute favorite method of relaxation is a stuffed toy! I LOVE to carry one around in my mouth, so make sure to keep that toy box filled!
The Monmouth County SPCA is open for walk-ins every day, starting at noon!
We only do adoptions in person (please bring all family members).
We will ask you to fill out an Adoption Survey and speak with an Adoption Counselor to help find your perfect match!
You can save time and fill out a survey online, they are also available at the shelter. Completing a survey does not secure any animal for adoption. You do not need to submit a survey to visit, nor do you need to receive a response to a survey to visit. The survey is NOT an application that needs approval.
Adopting a pet is a lifelong commitment, so finding the right match is very important.
Finding the perfect pet takes time. The process usually takes at least an hour, so please plan accordingly. All adoption paperwork must be submitted to the front desk one hour before closing.
Adopters are encouraged to bring their own carrier or leash and collar.
- Dogs 7 years and older: $125
- Dogs over 6 months: $275
- Puppies under 6 months: $575 (there is an additional $75 fee for Puppy 101 behavior class with a $50 reimbursement for optional continued training following Puppy 101)
Cat Adoption Fees
- Cats 7 years and older: $75
- Cats over 6 months: $150
- Kittens under 6 months: $200
Other Furry Creatures
- Mice, Hamsters, Rats $15
- Guinea Pigs $30
- Rabbits, Chinchillas, Ferrets $100
We cannot accept checks for adoption fees.
Our Fees Cover:
– Age Appropriate Vaccinations
– Combination Testing for Cats
– Heartworm Testing for Dogs
– Ear Cleaning
– Nail Clipping
– Worming for Intestinal Worms
– Flea Treatment (if old enough)
...and TLC at no charge!