Thank you so much for looking into adoption for your next pet! With as many as 50 dogs and cats available at any given time and over 1,300 animals adopted annually, we seek to promote no-kill alternatives through our innovative programs. All of the animals receive full medical and behavioral evaluations, and our staff works with you to help your new pet feel comfortable in its new home. To cover these expenses, there is a small fee associated with the pet adoption.
Adoption fees are donations to help support the care of our animals. If you were to pay a similar fee for an animal through a breeder or pet store, not only would you not be helping a pet in need, you’d be paying for intentional breeding that has led to an overpopulation of pets.
Adoption fees help cover the medical care of the animal while he or she waits for a new home, as well as food and transportation costs. These fees help to provide care for the other animals in the rescue group who may have medical bills that are much higher than any possible adoption fee. The money also acts as a donation to help support our organization as a whole, allowing the group to continue its efforts to rescue and rehome pets.
The $100 Adoption fee includes:
- Veterinary wellness visit and exam (worth $50-100)
- Spaying or neutering (worth $150-300)
- Distemper vaccination (worth $20-30×2)
- Rabies vaccination (worth $15-25)
- Heartworm test (for dogs) (worth $15-35)
- Feline Leukemia/FIV test (for cats) (worth $30-50)
- Flea/tick treatment (worth $50-200)