Resources for Adopters

Often, adopters have lots of questions when they bring their new dog or cat home. Luckily, we have lots of answers! Below is a list of resources—everything from equipment, food, and toy recommendations to training tips—to help make your new furry family member's transition to their new home a happy and successful one.

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Resources for Dog Adopters

First things first: Download our Canine Adoption Handbook for lots of great information straight from the SPCA of Westchester!

Food
Our dogs usually eat Halo Dry Spot’s Stew chicken or salmon mixed with Purina ProPlan Chicken & Rice. Amount varies by dog weight and ratio of dry to wet is according to dog’s preferences.

Equipment Recommendations
Food Puzzles: A Great Enrichment Tool
Dogs and Kids: Safety First!
Puppies, Puppies, Puppies!
Trainer's Favorites

Resources for Cat Adopters

First things first: Download our Feline Adoption Handbook  for lots of great information straight from the SPCA of Westchester! 

Litter
We use (and recommend) Fresh Step Clay Litter. We do not recommend clump litter of any brand, especially for kittens.

Food: For Kittens
Friskies for Kittens (canned wet) in turkey or chicken
2 ounces three times a day (total of six ounces)

Whiskers or Friskies or Purina One for Kittens (dry)
3-4 ounces (daily)

Fresh water (twice daily or more as needed)

Never mix wet and dry food together. Never feed kittens dog food or human food/table scraps.

Food: For Cats One Year and Older
Friskies or Whiskers or 9 Lives (canned wet)
3-4 ounces (once a day)

Whiskers or Friskies or Purina One (dry)
3-4 ounces (daily) 

Fresh water (twice daily or more as needed)

Never mix wet and dry food together. Never feed cats dog food or human food/table scraps.

Training Tips for Kittens