We review our adoption fee scale on a yearly basis and take into account the fees that other humane societies and shelters in our area are charging. Our base adoption fee is currently $100 for an adult dog and $75 for a senior dog. Adoption fees for dogs that are in high demand (e.g. small dogs, puppies, unusual shelter breeds, and purebreds) are set higher than our base prices. These types of dogs tend to be adopted very quickly, which helps offset the cost of care for other dogs that may stay with us for a month or longer before finding new homes. In addition, many dogs receive dental work and other medical services prior to adoption, so the higher fees can help offset some of those costs as well.
Our dog adoption package is a great value because it includes the spay or neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, flea treatment, microchip and inclusion in national registry, a free vet exam, one month of pet health insurance, personalized ID tag, leash, and collar.
Posted in: Adopting a Pet