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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
$ 150
May 2006
Brunswick, ME
Very complete services from shelter  more... close row

Description of service

Each dog prior to adoption, has been spayed or neutered, bathed and groomed, ears have been cleaned and toenails clipped. Each has been wormed, treated for ticks and fleas, and is up to date on distemper, Bordetella (kennel cough), and rabies vaccinations. A leash & collar, rabies tag, and 10-day temporary license are provided. Dogs over six months of age have been tested for heartworm and are being treated preventively

Review of Service

The shelter I adopted my dog from was wonderful to work with. They had a book of available dogs, and I was able to look at as many as I wanted without feeling pressured to make a decision. I took one look at a Jack Russell Terrier and knew it was meant to be. The shelter asks you to greet the dog outside since it's less stressful, so I sat down and she came over an fell asleep in my lap..I was hooked! The shelter was amazing at getting her paperwork done, and I was able to take her home the next day! They gave me a crate, two leashes and two collars, a harness and a bag of food. I've gone back several times letting them know she either chewed through one of the leashes or that the harness didn't fit, and they gave me a new one right away. I would recommend adopting an animal to anyone.


Definetly do your research on a breed before you go looking for a dog. Also, look into what is required in the care of an animal before you get yourself into something you can't handle.

$ 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