SPCA Cincinnati


SPCA Cincinnati welcomes every companion animal in need. We are an open admissions shelter. There are other organizations that call themselves "no kill" that are more accurately defined as "limited admissions" shelters. Those organizations generally restrict the number of animals they take in.

We take in ill and injured animals and many that are not immediate candidates for adoption. We receive pets that are no longer wanted, pets from people who can no longer care for them, as well as stray animals.

We work hard to give second chances to every healthy and rehabilitatable animal. With your help, we can do better if you can volunteer to foster a dog or cat, adopt a pet, or volunteer in one of our facilities.

Breed groups, rescues, and other organizations are welcome to participate as placement partners to help find homes for some harder to place animals. Gwen Williams at the Northside Shelter, 513-541-6100, ext. 1122, and Misty Hale at the Sharonville Shelter, 513-247-2033 will be happy to assist.

More animals keep coming - an average of 44 a day. We would like to save more lives. Community education is a key component of our ongoing effort to save more lives.


  • We promote the importance of spaying and neutering as well as spay/neuter every adoptable animal
  • We microchip every adopted animal for permanent identification.
  • We have dramatically increased the number of adoptions by reducing fees to $20 for dogs and $10 for cats.
  • We partner with key local media outlets to focus attention on adopting shelter pets.
  • We provide dog training and an animal behavior hotline.
  • We encourage responsible pet ownership
  • We are involved in humane issues at the local, state, and national level.
  • We communicate with every adopter to ensure that health and behavior are sound
  • We host Pet ID Days to create easy, afforable access to dog licensing, rabies shots, and microchipping.
  • We dispatch our mobile adoption units to communities throughout the region to increase adoptions.