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. If these dogs were going to be euthanized, why charge anything? Well, 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 dogs 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 dogs 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 are cute, fluffy, and irresistible. We call their slightly higher adoption fee a "cute tax" that helps subsidize the costs of the older dogs 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.