Adoption Fees

Standard Adoption Fees – please click on each pets profile to check if there is any special pricing and dates they will be available for adoption.09f7e424fc46e4b118ea570969bb5b62

 ADOPTION FEES
Puppies / Adult Dogs Adoption Fee
Puppies and dogs coming to us through our transport programs $435 if paid by cash or $448.05 if paid credit/debit card
Adult Dogs 1+ years of age or dogs NOT coming on rescue program  $100-$435 (click on individual pictures for adoption fees).
Feline Ages ADOPTION FEE
Kittens (8 weeks – 6  months) $235 cash or $242.05 credit/debit
Young Adults (6 months – 1 year) $200 cash or $206 credit/debit
Adult Cats (1 year – 5 years) $125 cash or $128.75 credit/debit
Cats (5+ years) $75 cash or $77.25 credit/debit
Seniors 4 Seniors – adopter is 55+ years old   and cat is 5+ years old No adoption fee – Donations welcome

Seniors for Seniors – no adoption fee for qualifying pets if pet is 5+ years and adopter is 55+ years (does NOT apply to dogs rescued on transport programs)

The shelter accepts VISA, Mastercard, Discover, debit cards or cash.
We DO NOT accept Checks OR American Express

Dog/Puppy Adoption Fee Includes:

Adoption  Fee Includes Average Value
30 days of FREE pet health insurance –  MUST provide valid email address $750.00
FREE post adoption check with a VCA Animal Hospital $60-$75
Micro-chipped and registered to adopter $75+
Spayed or neutered PRIOR to adoption $300-$600
6+ months of age SNAP tested for Heartworm/Lyme/Erlichia/Anaplasma $75.00
Physical exam by our staff veterinarian $50-$75
Fecal test and de-wormed $50-$75
One month Flea/tick medication applied $10-$30
All vaccinations for their age – 1 year rabies   vaccination if old enough $50-$75
Leash and collar $20+
Personalized engraved ID TAG $10-$15+
Micro-chip tag
FREE bag of Hill’s Science Diet   food $10-$12
All dogs/puppies have shots up-to-date according to their age:  
* Rabies 13+ weeks of age OR as determined by our vet $30+
* Multiple Distemper Combo vaccinations $25+ PER vaccine
* Fecal tested & De-wormed $50+
* Monthly flea/tick preventative applied $15-$25+
* Dogs/puppies monthly heartworm preventative given $15+
* Cats flea and/or tick monthly preventative applied $10-$15+
* Any other necessary medical care provided. unlimited
TOTAL VALUE $1605 – $2037

 Cat and Kitten Adoption Fees

Adoption  Fee Includes Value
30 days of FREE pet health insurance – you MUST   provide a valid email address $750.00
FREE post adoption check with a VCA Animal Hospital $60-$75
Micro-chipped and registered to adopter $75+
Spayed or neutered PRIOR to adoption $300-$500
SNAP combo Tested NEGATIVE for Feline Leukemia (FIV) AND Feline AIDS $75.00
Physical exam by our staff veterinarian $50-$75
Fecal test and de-wormed $50-$75
One month Flea/tick medication applied $10-$30
All vaccinations for their age – 1 year rabies   vaccination if old enough $50-$75
Cardboard cat carrier $10.00
FREE bag of Hill’s Science Diet   food $10.00
VALUE OF MEDICAL & BENEFITS TO ADOPTING A   FELINE FROM OUR SHELTER $1305   – $1740

 All adoption fees are subject to change without notice. The shelter reserves the right to charge more or less for purebreds, puppies, special medical conditions, etc. The shelter reserves the right to deny an adoption to anyone for any reason at any time.

You can be a Responsible Caregiver…

  • License your pet according to your local laws and have him/her wear an ID tag at all times, showing your name, address and phone number.
  • Make your sure pet is an indoor pet only! Your cat or dog should live inside where its safe.
  • Keep your dog or cat on a leash or under your control whenever you take him/her outside for exercise. This will protect your pet from injuries caused by cars, other animals or theft.
  • Spay or neuter your pet. This will help him/her healthier and will reduce the problem of dog/cat overpopulation.
  • Give your pet a nutritious diet, including constant access to clean water.
  • Provide your pet with plenty of exercise.
  • Be sure your pet receives proper vet care and keep up with the necessary vaccination.
  • Train your pet patiently and give him or her lots of praise and attention.
  • Groom your pet often to keep their coat and skin soft and shiny.
  • Have realistic expectations about your pet. Nobody is perfect. Make a commitment to work through behavior and health problems that arise. Don’t just get rid of your pet!
  • Visit your local animal shelter when its time to bring a new pet into your family.

The Cost of Pet Ownership

Have you really considered the cost of pet ownership? Listed below are things you should consider before adopting a pet. Please read carefully and decide if you are ready for the commitment and responsibility of owning and properly caring for a pet! Having and loving a pet is not a right, but a privilege! The following items reflect the average costs of properly caring for a 40-50 lb. dog. Larger dogs cost a bit more, small dogs cost a bit less. This list is for information purposes only.

  • $20 per month ($240 per year) for a premium food such as Science Diet, Iams, or Pro Plan (costs based on 40 lb. bags of food, 20 lbs. consumed per month)
  • $10 per month ($120 per year) for various dog treats
  • $100 – $300 for annual vaccinations and heartworm checks and medications as preventative
  • $40 – $65 for a year’s supply of heartworm prevention
  • $70+ for flea/tick prevention
  • $20+ for each grooming session
  • $14 – $50 per night for boarding the pet, or having a pet sitter come in during your vacations
  • $50 – $150 for toys and miscellaneous items (this can go much higher!)
  • $50 – $150 for a crate
  • Obedience training (highly recommended!) – $120 for an 8 week program. Some programs offer discounts for rescued pets.
  • Fencing – Actual or Electronic can cost hundreds or thousands.
  • Older dogs often have more medical expenses (just like people!)