Many people visiting our adoption center frequently ask us why we charge “so much” to adopt a pet. After all, don’t we just want them to find a home? While we do want all our animals to find loving, forever homes, it costs us quite a bit of money to run a shelter. We have to cover medical and feeding costs, gas and electricity, telephone, internet, building maintenance and supplies. The adoption fee only covers a small portion of these costs. We rely on donations from the public to keep us open, and recieve no local state or government funding.

The adoption fee for an adult cat (6 months and over) is $125, for kittens (under 6 months) it is $175. This fee covers all that is listed below, a value of over $400!

  • Spay/neuter: $200
  • Rabies vaccine: $18
  • Distemper/Upper Respiratory Vaccine: $18
  • Flea treatment: $15
  • Ear mite treatment: $15
  • Worming: $20
  • FELV/FIV test: $40
  • Microchip and lifetime registration: $65
  • Collar and ID tag: $15

The adoption fee for dogs is $275, and includes all that is listed below, a value of over $500!

  • Spay/neuter: $300
  • Rabies vaccine: $18
  • Distemper/Parvo vaccine: $18
  • Bordetella: $18
  • Flea treatment: $15
  • Worming: $20
  • Heartworm test: $24
  • First heartworm pill: $10
  • Microchip and lifetime registration: $65
  • Collar, leash and ID tag: $20  
  • Behavior evaluation: $50
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