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Dog Adoption Fees
Questions about adoption fees are often the first we hear when speaking with potential adopters. We'd love to take a moment to break it down for you! Adoption fees can vary, depending on medical issues, age, breed and medical condition of the dog. Special exceptions are made for senior dogs and for families with special circumstances. Donations above the "fee" amount are considered tax-deductible by law.
Adoption fees for DOGS are a sliding scale, generally between $250 and $350. We will always try to lower the fee if you have special needs. PUPPIES and certain dogs may have higher adoption fees..... this is merely due to the costs associated with doing rescue.
Adoption fees cover medical needs, which alwaysincludes vaccinations, and neutering. These are a given. Other costs associated with rescue include:
* Food, toys, bikkies, leashes, collars, sweaters, cleaning supplies
* Grooming of dogs who are badly matted
* Shelter expenses
* Utilities - it costs a LOT to keep them warm in winter!
* Insurance (auto and liability)
* Bookkeeping (essential for a non-profit)
* Laundry - we wash a lot of dog beds and blankets!
* Reimbursement to transport people (gas/tolls)
To this we must acknowledge the care of our hospice dogs. These sweet animals will probably never be adopted, because of their age or physical condition. But they, too have medical needs. Please know that you adoption fee goes to support the costs directly associated with your own dog as well as keeping our doors open to the many dogs we've helped. We CANNOT do it without your support, and we are so grateful to you for saving a life. In exchange, we offer you lifelong support. We encourage you to contact us with any questions about your dog's medical, nutritional or behavioral needs. We're here to support the adoption in any way possible.