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the Cost of Pet Adoption Fees for Dogs

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$ 125
Mar 2007
Green Valley, AZ
New dog from private animal shelter  more... close row
$ 85
Nov 2007
Columbus, OH
Adoption fee from shelter, and short term health insurance  more... close row
$ 150
Apr 2008
Lancaster, Pa
mixed breed dog
Shelter charges recoup costs of care  more... close row

Description of service

My family and I recently adopted a mixed breed dog from a rescue foster home. The $150.00 fee was to help pay for expenses incurred for the dog. The adoption process included a type of background check to make sure the adoptive home did not have a history of neglect with animals and that it could provide a good home. This also included transportation to get the dog from West Virginia, special food for weight maintenance, a vet check and shots, shelter, and toys. The foster home worked to keep the dog trained and helped the dog get over seperation anxiety from the previous owner who had passed away. They clearly were not looking to make any money but merely recoup the cost of caring for the dog until someone could provide a permanent home for him.

Review of Service

The service provided this dog was excellent. The dog had been found lying by the body of his previous owner who had passed away. He was brought into a home with other dogs, cats and children. The foster home really took the time to make sure he was well adjusted before adopting him out. They made sure he was going to find a good home and be well taken care of.


When looking to adopt a pet into your home be it a cat, dog, or other animal take the time to look at your local shelters and rescues. They usually have animals that would great additions to your home just waiting to love you. Also, ask what the fee covers. A good adoption fee will provide for the animal without looking to make a ton of money. Additonally, if the fee just covers the care, think of a contribution to care for other animals still waiting for a home.

$ 150
May 2006
Brunswick, ME
Very complete services from shelter  more... close row
$ 105
Dec 2007
Hickory, NC
Dog adoptions at a local store  more... close row
$ 100
Apr 2008
Mount Pleasant, MI
Son fell in love with beagle mix and adopted him  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
Dearborn MI
Animals at shelters need loving homes  more... close row
$ 52
May 2007
Onalaska, WI
German Shepard
Older dog finds good home  more... close row
$ 65
Mar 2009
Columbus, Ohio
Adopting from a Dalmatian rescue was rewarding  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Sparta, NC
mixed breed
Adoption fee plust shots and flea medicine  more... close row
$ 50
Mar 2008
Ashland, KY
Rude employees but cute puppy at animal shelter  more... close row