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Low-Cost Dog Spay and Neuter Clinic

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting our first low-cost spay and neuter clinic for dogs thanks to a grant from the ASPCA and Five Star Subaru. The clinic will be a two-day event on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st. Folks interested in having their dog altered during the clinic must ensure that they meet the income requirements below, AND that their dog meets the requirements for them as well.

Each dog will receive: spay/neuter, microchip, core vaccines (DHPP and rabies) if/as needed, a Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine, treatment for worms and fleas, testing for heartworm and Lyme disease, nail trim, ear clean, and an e-collar to go home with at a cost of $100/dog. Please note that the limit is one dog per person due to the high demand for these services.

To qualify for this clinic, you must meet the following financial guidelines:

Family SizeMaximum Yearly Income

To qualify for the clinic, your dog must:

  • Be under 5 years of age.
  • Have no existing medical conditions or pre-existing medical conditions that create an increased anesthetic risk*.
  • Be able to be handled safely by strangers.
  • Not be in heat (females).
  • Deemed medically stable enough for surgery by our veterinarians on the day of the clinic – dogs who are not fit for surgery will be sent home in the best interest of the dog.

*Please disclose any medical concerns when you call the shelter to schedule and our staff will assist you in determining if your pet is eligible.

If you think you and your dog qualify for the clinic please call us at 607-547-8111 for more information. Please note that we anticipate there will be many callers – please leave a message if you do not reach a staff member immediately and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Ultimutt Dog Show


The Ultimutt Dog Show is a family-fun event put together by the Susquehanna SPCA and the Rotary Club of Cooperstown. Throughout the course of the day, there will be three food trucks, vendors, activities for children, and more! Proceeds from the event benefit the organizations listed above. 

Friendly, fun-loving dogs can be registered for 1-2 classes at a cost of $15 for one class or $25 for two. Each participant will receive an Ultimutt Dog Show bandana and will have a chance to be move on to the final class to win Best In Show – the winner of the entire show. There will also be first, second and third place winners in each class. 

The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the SQSPCA (5082-5088 State Highway 28 Cooperstown, NY 13326). Check in for the dogs entered into the show will take place from 10 – 10:45 a.m. with the classes starting at 11 a.m. After the show classes are complete, the yard will be changed into an agility course for owners to take their dogs through. 

Families are encouraged to come with or without their dogs to watch the show and enjoy the activities, food trucks and more. Parking will be available across the street from the SQSPCA at Kevin’s Royal Automotive and a trolley will be running folks and their dogs across the street throughout the day. Don’t forget to bring along a lawn chair to watch the event! Please call 607-547-8111 with any questions.

Special thank you to our lead Ultimutt sponsor Kevin’s Royal Automotive and Doggone sponsors Schlather & Birch and Barnside Bassetts/Charles Casale!

Registrations are now closed. 6/17/22

Most Popular Puppy Ceremony

In celebration of this year’s National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, the Susquehanna SPCA (SQSPCA) is inviting the public to vote for their favorite canine all-star as part of a week-long fundraiser.

Four 6-week-old beagle mix puppies – Derek, Marvin, Ted and Larry – will be featured at the shelter for a week starting Thursday, September 2, during which time visitors can cast their votes for a winner by way of donation in person or online.

On Thursday, September 9, the day after the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the SQSPCA Most Popular Puppy will be announced.

“One dollar equals one vote,” Haynes explained. “In reality, these puppies are all winners, but by donating in honor of the little guy who tugs most at your heart strings, you will be helping the shelter raise much-needed funds.”

The puppies are named after the Hall of Fame’s induction Class of 2020: Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker. They will be introduced to the public for the first time on September 2 when the shelter opens at noon.

“Visitors can champion one or more of their favorites by dropping money into the puppies’ ‘Donation Dugouts.’ People can also access all four puppy profiles and donate online via the SQSPCA website, The adoption fee for the puppy with the most support will be waived and that puppy will be officially named Most Popular,” Haynes said.

Voters can click here to make their contributions for their favorite pup. Don’t forget to put their name in the comments section so that it counts for your chosen puppy!

Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Join us for the grand opening of our new facility on Saturday, July 17th.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony starts at 10:45 a.m. – light refreshments will be provided after.

Open House from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please RSVP by filling out the form below by July 10th.

Call (607) 547-8111 ext. 111 or email [email protected] with any questions.

We hope to see you there!

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5082-5088 State Highway 28
5082-5088 State Highway 28
Cooperstown, NY
Cooperstown, NY

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