Adoption Fees

Zoes runs completely on donations. Every animal we bring in needs medical care, whether it’s a basic checkup and vaccines, or major surgeries.  And although our vets give us a discount, we still have to pay for this medical care. If you’ve owned an animal before, you know it adds up fast. So adoption fees are one way that we can stay afloat and continue to save lives as well continue our SNR/TNR program.

Another reason why we charge adoption fees is that pets are never really ‘free’, and we need to know that adopters can acknowledge that. This why even our courtesy posts have an adoption fee.

Here’s what we charge for a spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and dewormed animal. Amount of vaccines depend on length in care but is a minimum of 2 vaccines prior to adoption for kittens and 1 for puppies.

Kittens (under 5 months): $220 for one, $330 for two, $500 for 3
Kittens (5 months – 1 year): $170 for one or $255 for two,
Adult cat and kitten: $255
Adult cats including bonded pairs (1 year – 6 years): $170
Senior Cats (7  years and up): $75 or $100 for bonded pair
Special needs (medical issues): $25
Caretaker program (see below for more info): $50
Puppies (under a year): $425
Dogs (over a year): $400 

We do have a 2-week adoption process in which the animal is on hold for you during this time. If you do require us to have the animal for longer, then that, then we do have a $25/week holding fee that must be paid along with the adoption fee. The $25/week just goes towards food, litter, sometimes boarding fees (if being boarded), or in some cases the last vaccine if they will be in our when they are due. In cases of multiple kittens, it would still just be $25/week.

Special cases
Our high demand animals may have higher adoption fees. But we will also have reduced adoption fees for certain animals who have special needs. The profile of the animal will indicate if there’s a special adoption fee.

Animal adoption fees can be paid by cash, or the preferred payment of e-transfer. We will also have the option of donation on the adoption contract on top of the adoption fee and any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt.

You will also receive one free vet exam from one of our participating vets.

Adoption fees are nonrefundable.

Caretaker program: For cats who are very shy that require understanding homes. These cats will have very specific requirements that will be listed in their bio.