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Elmore now offers three options to submit an adoption application. Use the method that best suits your needs.
  • Option 1 Electronic Adoption Application
    Submit your application electronically
  • Have your personal references complete and submit an electronic reference form for you. It's quick and easy. Avoid additioinal delays from phone messages, full voicemails, voicemails not setup... Link to Personal Reference Form.
  • Option 2 - Electronic fill-in PDF file
  • Must have Adobe Reader 8 or newer (free download) to type, SAVE, and print changes to downloaded file.

    Download, open file, type information in form, save and email, or print copy.
    Earlier Reader verisions and browser pdf form fill-in options will only allow typing of information and printing, but will not save completed information.
  • Option 3 - Download form
    Print the form, and fill in information by hand.  Mail to Elmore SPCA, PO Box 686, Peru, NY 12972 or deliver to shelter.


  • Identify what you are looking for in a pet.
  • Fill out an application. Pre-applying allows you to get preapproved for adoption, then when the pet you have been looking for becomes available, you'll be ready without delays.
  • Visit the shelter, talk to our knowledgeable staff.
  • Keep in touch, we want to know how it is going. Let us know if you have questions.

Spay/neuter, distemper vaccine, rabies vaccine (3 months and older), heartworm test, nails clipped, ears cleaned, teeth cleaned, de-flea treatment

DOG ADOPTION FEE (same male or female)

8 weeks ~ 6 months/Adult dogs 20 pounds and Under -- $225

7 months and up -- $195

Spay/neuter, FeLV/FIV/heartworm testing, rabies vaccine (3 months and older), distemper 5 in 1 vaccine, ear mite treatment, flea treatment

CAT ADOPTION FEE (same male or female)

8 weeks ~ 6 months -- $100

7 months and up -- $75