THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE ANIMALS TRANSPORTED TO THE SPCA!
Please read the following information PRIOR TO VISITING OR CALLING THE SPCA!
-The puppies, dogs, or other animals transported to the SPCA have only just arrived!
Due to overwhelming interest in them, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR SPCA OPERATORS TO RESPOND TO INDIVIDUAL PHONE CALLS ON THEM, AND IMPOSSIBLE FOR STAFF/VOLUNTEERS TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO DISREGARD THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION!
Please read carefully!
-THERE WILL NOT BE A WAITING LIST FOR SPECIFIC ANIMALS TRANSPORTED TO THE SPCA! Please do not call and ask to be placed on a waiting list for animals transported to the SPCA! The only waiting list available is our PET CONNECT animal matching program! Learn more about that below, or right here! Any exceptions to this will be noted with individual animal information provided.
-WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN EACH ANIMAL WILL BE GOING UP FOR ADOPTION: The SPCA Serving Erie County does not handle animals in a "cookie-cutter" manner; because we examine, evaluate, and when necessary, treat these animals as individuals, there is NO WAY OF KNOWING WHEN EACH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
-CONSIDER JOINING OUR 'PET CONNECT' ANIMAL MATCHING PROGRAM: If you're interested in receiving notice when a specific age or type of animal becomes available (examples: a puppy under 4 months of age; a purebred Golden Retriever; etc.) and you'd like that animal held for you if it is transported or surrendered, please consider joining our PET CONNECT animal matching program! Patrons pay a fee to be part of Pet Connect when seeking a specific type or age animal; when that animal comes in, it doesn't go on the Adoptions floor! Instead, our Pet Connect program member is contacted directly by an SPCA Adoptions Counselor! INFORMATION ON PET CONNECT IS AVAILABLE HERE.
-ADOPTABLE PUPPIES, DOGS, ETC. ARE LISTED AT http://YourSPCA.org/adoptabledogs IF/WHEN MADE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE MOMENT OF ADOPTION: The puppies, dogs, and other animals not being held through our PET CONNECT program will be listed at http://YourSPCA.org/adoptabledogs if and when they become available for adoption, and are removed from that page when the adoption takes place. Please regularly visit this page if you are waiting to see whether a specific animal becomes available.
-PUPPIES NOT BEING HELD ON OUR PET CONNECT PROGRAM WILL BE LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE: The puppies not on Pet Connect hold will be listed at http://YourSPCA.org/adoptabledogs if and when they become available for adoption, and will removed from that page when adopted. Please regularly visit this page for details! Please note: puppies made available for adoption are generally adopted within hours of being made available; because of this fast turn-around, staff and volunteers cannot answer questions on puppy availability over the phone! To receive puppy preference and to guarantee a puppy will be here at the SPCA shelter for you to meet when you arrive, consider joining our PET CONNECT program and have that puppy held for you!
-WE CANNOT HOLD TRANSPORTED/SPECIFIC ANIMALS SEEN IN VIDEOS OR PHOTOS for people who are not members of our Pet Connect program!
-ALL OTHER QUESTIONS: Read our ADOPTION FAQs and find a sample of our ADOPTION CONTRACT here. To hear a recorded version of this message, please call 716-875-7360, ext. 6000.