We receive absolutely no funding other than private donations.  Therefore, our adoption fee structure builds in the cost to operate the rescue as a whole, taking into consideration all of our animals, which all receive the necessary and recommended medical care while in our rescue. Regardless of breed, age, size, appearance, temperament, or health, all adoptable dogs and cats receive food, housing, veterinary treatment, vaccines, heartworm and flea protection while in rescue, socialization, grooming, transportation to and from events/foster homes/vet, and, of course, love. Due to injury, illness, and other reasons, some dogs and cats require much more extensive care and therefore, much more expensive bills are incurred. If the adoption fee is something that you struggle to afford, you should consider that the cost of owning a pet is an ongoing and regular expense.  If you are unable to afford the adoption fee and ongoing wellness and emergency care, please consider fostering. Fostering with our organization does not cost you a dime.  Again, the adoption fee simply reflects the cost of responsible pet ownership and vetting services.  In fact, our fees are much lower than you would expect to pay for the very same services if you were to have to vet them yourselves.


Dog/Puppy Adoption Fees

FOR PUPPIES AND DOGS UP TO 1 YEAR OF AGE - $195.00

  • Negative heartworm test (for dogs over 6 months of age - recommend retesting within 6 months of adoption at adopter’s expense)
  • Spay/Neuter
  • DHPP x 1   (puppies under 4 months of age require follow-up shots at adopter's expense)
  • Rabies (with exception of puppies under 4 months of age, which will require rabies at adopter's expense)
  • Worming x 1 (with the many different types of worms a repeat worming and stool sample is recommended to be completed within 60 days at adopter’s expense)
  • Barkcode identification tag, see www.barkcode.com for more information.
  • Any urgent or emergency medical care as recommended by our veterinarians.

1 YEAR TO 7 YEARS - $175.00

  • Negative heartworm test (recommend retesting within 6 months of adoption at adopter’s expense)
  • Spay/Neuter
  • DHPP x 1  
  • Rabies
  • Worming x 1 (with the many different types of worms a repeat worming and stool sample is recommended to be completed within 60 days at adopter’s expense)
  • Barkcode identification tag, see www.barkcode.com for more information.
  • Any urgent or emergency medical care as recommended by our veterinarians.

8 YEARS OF AGE AND UP - $75.00

  • Negative heartworm test (recommend retesting within 6 months of adoption at adopter’s expense)
  • Spay/Neuter
  • DHPP x 1  
  • Rabies 
  • Worming x 1 (with the many different types of worms a repeat worming and stool sample is recommended to be completed within 60 days at adopter’s expense)
  • Barkcode identification tag, see www.barkcode.com for more information.
  • Any urgent or emergency medical care as recommended by our veterinarians. 

Kitten Adoption Fees

$75.00 FOR KITTENS

***We do NOT have a shelter to showcase adoptable cats.  Therefore, we are unable to take cat over 6 months of age into our kitten program.  HOWEVER, we do perform TNR services for at least 20 adult cats each year, as funding permits.***

  • Negative Feline Leukemia/FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) test (unless otherwise noted)
  • FVRCP (kittens under 6 months of age require follow-up kitten shots at adopter’s expense)
  • Rabies for kittens over 4 months of age (kittens under 4 months require rabies at adopter's expense)
  • Spay/Neuter