Your dog's spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and current vaccinations.
WHY DO YOU HAVE ADOPTION FEES?
Many wonder why we have adoption fees at all. Running a responsible rescue group is very expensive.
Spay & neuter: Even with discounted services through our partner vets, spay & neuter costs still account for over half of our adoption fees (and would otherwise be more than our adoption fees).
Everything else: Transporting animals long distances from high kill shelters, vaccinations, dewormer, food and supplies make up most of what remains of the adoption fee.
Emergency vet care: The biggest part of our budget. Some of our animals will come down with life-threatening illnesses such as parvo and pneumonia, which require hospitalization and result in super-sized vet bills. Adoption fees help a bit, but we have to mainly rely on donations.
Why are the adoption fees different?
Babies: Young puppies and kittens are cute, fluffy, and irresistible. We call their slightly higher adoption fee a "cute tax" that helps subsidize the costs of the older animals and all of our medical expenses.
Older & wiser: Adult dogs over 4 years of age are aces in our book, but those darn puppies always steal their attention. So, we've given this sage set of dogs a lower fee to help move the spotlight towards them.
Belize, Puerto Rico Dogs: These dogs have higher travel and medical costs.
Woof! We're an all-breed dog rescue serving the San Francisco Bay Area.