The Lycoming County SPCA has many wonderful dogs and cats available for adoption. At times, we also have many other domestic animals available. Our adoption process is in place for the best interest of our animals. We may require additional steps in our process such as a home visit, permission from parents, or other additional requests. We appreciate your patience as we complete your adoption. Please note that animals in foster care are not housed at the shelter.
Before adding a new member to your family, please consider the following:
If you feel you are ready to make a commitment to care for a new pet, you must complete the following:
Temperament Test Color Key
The Lycoming County SPCA completes a temperament test on each dog. The dogs are given temperament colors based on their behavior during the test.
Green – “All-American” – This dog does well with other dogs and children. The dog will be a good fit for a first-time dog owner.
Blue – “Life of the Party” – The dog will do best with an active owner. His boisterous nature is not suited for small children. The dog often feels his best when paired with a dog companion of the opposite gender or with a similar playstyle,
Purple – “Hard Knock Life” – This dog is a senior or has special needs. Depending on the dog, he may do well with children and other dogs.
Yellow – “Wallflower” – This dog prefers a quiet household. He will do well with older children and perhaps a confident canine companion.
Orange – “Playground Boss” – This dog’s owner will need to have breed experience. The dog will do best in a home without children or other dogs.
Brown – “Aloof-Independent” – This dog is not yet showing signs of his personality. Caretakers will re-test the dog in a few weeks, giving him more time to adjust to the shelter.
Pink – “Bite History – Aggression” – This dog has a bite history. More information can be found in his profile or by contacting the Lycoming County SPCA.