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Adoption fees

Why we charge an adoption fee

Animal Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization that relies completely on private donations and its own fundraising abilities to operate. We receive no federal, state or government funding or any funds from any national animal welfare organizations.

The fees collected from the adoption of each animal help to offset some of the costs involved in providing care for the animals and preparing an animal for placement into a new home.

All adoption fees are subject to Minnesota sales tax and a $5 administrative fee.

What your adoption fee includes

Canine and feline adoption fees include:

  • A general physical examination and behavioral evaluation by our veterinary services staff
  • Canine or feline distemper combination vaccination and bordetella (canines only) Age-appropriate canines and felines also receive a rabies vaccination whenever possible
  • Deworming medication
  • Flea/tick treatment (if needed)
  • Canine heartworm test or feline leukemia test (if age appropriate and meets testing guidelines)
  • Spay/neuter surgery (if needed)
  • Microchip implant
  • Free follow-up examination by a participating veterinarian
  • 30-day return period
  • Free medications for the first 14 days (if needed)
  • A free bag of Purina ONE pet food (while supplies last)
  • Free ID tag

Rabbit, ferret and chinchilla adoption fees include:

  • A general physical examination by our veterinary services staff
  • Spay/neuter surgery (if applicable)
  • Microchip implant
  • Free follow-up examination by a participating veterinarian
  • 30-day trial period

Rodent and bird adoption fees include:

  • A general physical examination by our veterinary services staff
  • Free follow-up examination by a participating veterinarian (where seen)
  • 30-day trial period