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We are frequently asked the following question…
“Why do you charge a fee for adopting a dog or cat? Isn’t an adoptive family doing a great thing by making one of these animals part of their family? “If you really cared about finding them a good home, you would charge less or give them away.” Or, “Why not free to a good home”.
Taking care of animals the right way in our shelter is a very expensive undertaking. We depend primarily on public donations to fund our shelter. Despite operating as lean as possible with minimal staff, our budgeted expenditures now exceed 1 million each year.Preparing your adoptable pet for its new home costs a great deal more than the adoption fee. Grants and additional donations help us to operate without having to pass on those costs to the adopter. In this case, “money can buy happiness”.
The adoption fees for dogs in care ranges from $100-$500. Some animals require greater care and associated veterinary cost. Fees may reflect this. If you have any questions regarding adoption fees please do not hesitate to check with us. Puppies awaiting adoption may be unaltered. If this is the case you will need to book and pay for the spay/neuter at your choice of clinic before adoption is complete. Most vets will perform this surgery at 6 months of age
Click on the links below to download and print pre-adoption & landlord permission forms here:
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