SPCA of Hancock County
141 Bar Harbor Rd , Trenton, ME, 04605
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock County (SPCA) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare, to the protection, sheltering, and placement of companion animals into responsible, loving homes, to humane education in the community, and to local, state and national animal advocacy. We are a life-saving shelter serving, first and foremost, local animal populations and pet owners.
We serve the entirety of Hancock County of Maine and are near the county seat, Ellsworth. We serve the following towns and more: Amherst Aurora Bar Harbor Bass Harbor Bernard Blue Hill Brooklin Brooksville Bucksport Castine Corea Cranberry Isles Dedham Deer Isle East Blue Hill Eastbrook East Orland Ellsworth Franklin Frenchboro Gouldsboro Great Pond Hancock Harborside Hulls Cove Isleford Lamoine Manset Mariaville Mintum Mount Desert Northeast Harbor Orland Osborn Otis Penobscot Prospect Harbor Salisbury Cove Sargentville Seal Cove Seal Harbor Sedgwick Somesville Sorrento Southwest Harbor Stonington Sullivan Sunset Surry Swan's Island Town Hill Tremont Trenton Verona Island Waltham Winter Harbor
Thank you for your interest in adopting! Right now, our adoptions are by appointment only due to COVID, and we prioritize making appointments with approved adopters. So please send in your application to get approved to ensure you can snag an appointment to meet our animals soon! The adoption process is straightforward and follows these steps: 1) You fill out an app online or request a paper app to be given to you or mailed to you 2) Our adoption specialists review your application. Priority is given to calling your landlord, if you rent, and calling your vet to check previous pet history, if you have owned pets within the past 5 years. This process helps us make sure that you are in the best position possible to be adopting an animal from us at this time. If we have any questions or concerns, we will reach out to you. 3) Typically within 5 business days, you will have heard from our adoption specialists regarding your application. This is usually a phone call to set up a "meet-and-greet appointment", learn more about what kind of animals you are searching for, or to discuss any concerns. 4) Meet and greets are scheduled from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 12pm and 4pm, and each appointment is slotted to be one-hour long so you have enough time to meet several animals. 5) Many adopters go home with their new pet at their first meet-and-greet, so come prepared with a carrier for your future cat or leash for your future dog! All adopters are supposed to receive medical records, either electronic or paper copies, at the time of adoption. Adopters also receive an adoption gift bag packed with gift certificates to local pet stores, sample foods, and presents from our volunteers like blankets and toys.