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In a small percentage of adoptable dogs, PHS/SPCA requires an $85 training fee. This fee, collected at the time of adoption, enrolls your adopted dog in our training class. Our staff and volunteers make shelter visitors aware of the training fee early in the adoption process. We require training when it will greatly add to a dog's success in his or her new home. In other cases, we may conduct a property inspection or have other requirements. Our goal is not to make the process cumbersome, but to do what we know will ensure a lasting adoption. Having spent time with each dog prior to adoption, having a good knowledge of breeds, plus a success rate for lasting adoptions well above the national average, we feel good about our matchmaking process.

What you get with a PHS/SPCA adoption and how that compares to the animals advertised as "free to good home" in the newspaper:

Dogs

  Our Dogs "Free" Dogs
Adoption fee $120 Free
Age 7+ Adoption fee $75 Free
Puppies (under 6 months) $135 Free
Health/behavior screening Included Take your chances
DHPP vaccination Included

$14 average

Rabies vaccination Included $14 average
Kennel cough vaccination Included $14 average
Microchip Included $32 - $60
Spay/neuter surgery Included $350 - $600
Private vet exam Included $40 average
Deworming Included $25 - $35

Animal Behavior Helpline

Included

Free at PHS/SPCA

Collar & leash Discounted $10 - $25
Total $75 to $135 $496 - $800


Cats

  Our Cats "Free" Cats
Adoption fee $80 Free
Age 7+ Adoption fee $50 Free
Kittens (under 6 months) $105 Free
Health/behavior screening Included Take your chances
FVRCP vaccination Included

$14 average

Rabies vaccination Included $14 average
Feline leukemia test Included $25
Microchip Included $32 - $60
Spay/neuter surgery Included $220 - $450
Private vet exam Included $40 average
Deworming Included $25 - $35
Animal Behavior Helpline Included Free at PHS/SPCA
Total $50 to $95 $370 - $600


Other Animals

Adoption
Fee
Rabbits * $40
Rats $10
Mice $5
Guinea Pigs $15
Hamsters $10
Pigeons / Doves $10
Ducks $20
Chickens $20
Geese $25
Turtles $15
Iguanas and Bearded Dragons $35
Birds and Snakes varies by species, call ext 354 with questions
Large-sized Livestock (horses, cows, etc) $50
Medium-sized Livestock (goats, pigs, sheep $25


* Spay/neuter surgery and Health/behavior screening is included in the adoption fee for Rabbits.

Adoption fees for domesticated and exotic birds, iguanas, lizards, and other uncommon animals are set individually.

 


 

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