OUR ADOPTION FEES:
Adoption fees cover the costs of spaying/neutering the animal, vaccinations, microchipping, and veterinary care.
Puppies (dogs under 1 year) $250
Adult Dogs (dogs over 1 year but under 7 years) $200
Senior Dogs (dogs over 7 years) $100
Cats (cats under 3 years) $100 Cats (cats over 3 years) $50
Rabbits $50 (single) $80 (pair)
Ferrets $75 (single) $125 (pair)
Guinea Pigs $20 (single) $15 each additional
Hamsters/Rats/Gerbils $10 (single) $8 each additional
Mice $5 (single) $3 each additional
Chinchillas $100 (single) $50 each additional
Birds vary by type and size
Exotic animals vary by type and size
Choosing A Pet
Choosing a pet that fits with your lifestyle is key to a successful adoption! The amount of time you spend at home, your activity level, and your experience with animals are all things that will help determine what type and age of pet is best for you.
Have you ever cared for a pet on your own? If not, you'll want to choose a pet that is easier to care for. Remember that size is not the best indicator of how easy a pet will be to care for. Small dogs, for example, can be very high energy and high maintenance, which means a lot of effort on your part. Small animals like sugar gliders, chinchillas, and degus are also not for beginners. Talk to us about your experience level and we can help with recommendations.
Time and Attention
Every pet requires your time and attention. Each type of animal and each breed will require varying levels of care. Some animals are more high maintenance such as degus or dogs with separation anxiety. Puppies will usually require more training than older dogs. Cats can typically be left home alone for longer periods during the day than dogs. Each animal is different, and we are happy to discuss each animal's needs and personality with you.
Every pet needs food, water, toys, treats, etc. Dogs and cats require annual visits to the vet for checkups, vaccinations, and heartworm/flea preventative. Small animals require cages, bedding, and ways to exercise. Exotic animals may require special lighting and heat. Special-needs animals may require medications. Some dogs may require fenced-in yards to keep them safe. We will provide you with general care information and help you understand what the cost of adopting your new pet will be.
Consider the ages of the people in your household and the age of the animal before adopting. Some pocket pets, small dogs or senior animals are less tolerable of small children. A puppy or high-energy dog would not be a good fit for an elderly, less mobile person. The lifespan of each type of animal varies. Tell us about your family and we will help you choose the right aged pet for you!