Adoption?

United States
December 16, 2008 8:41pm CST
Have any of you adopted a dog or puppy? If so how much did you spend for the adoption fee? Recently, I have started some research on adopting a puppy. Many places have a fee as high as $300 to adopt. I think that these prices are outrageous. My family received our last dog from a family friend and we did not have to pay a dime. This was quite a deal because she was a purebread and her mother even competed in dog shows. I understand that the shots and medical needs as well as the time in the shelter must be coverd, but I think that charging such a rate is terrible. What are your thoughts?
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Really? I didn't know you are charged a fee just to adopt. My mother in-law adopted a little dog few years ago. It was in Hawaii. It is a half tibettan spaniel and chiwawa. So sweet! She bought him from a shelter and I think it was $150. I do think that $300 is expensive.
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• United States
18 Dec 08
Most rescues around here charges about $250 to adpot a dog. But this include all shots, deworming, spay or neuter, and usually the mircochipping. If you got a puppy free out of the paper, you would pay that much if not more for everything depending on the vet. A lot of rescues are non-profit and depend on adpoting fees and donation to survive. I know a couple of people who do rescue work and teh adpotion fee does not even to begin to cover what they pay for care on the animal. But in the end, you have to decide what you want to do.
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@snowy22315 (62744)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Tht is too much money for an adoption. I would check another site such as the humane societ or something. I would never pay that and I think that is really an outrageous fee for such services. I think they should be happy that the dog is getting a new home.
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@skjilani (23)
• India
18 Dec 08
ya i have adopted a parrot which can speak i was its teacher i ask to speak to it it has been a great frnd of mine but..........
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@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have never adopted a puppy at a shelter but have adopted several cats. I would never pay $300 to adopt a pet. I believe they should make it affordable for families to adopt if they really want to find them good homes.
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@Thumper11 (662)
• United States
17 Dec 08
That is too much for an adoption. Have you checked at your local ASPCA and humane animal shelters... Your vet office may also have flyers of animals that are free to a good home or only require the payment of the vaccines back. I would check these places. It is so much better to try adoption first because it helps to reduce the pet overpopulation. Please check with these places and hopefully you will find a pet that fits nicely with your family at a much better price.
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@JenInTN (27549)
• United States
1 Feb 09
My shnauzer is a resue dog. I didn't pay anything for her and she is registered and spayed. She was used for breeding and had never even stood on the grass before I got her. I think the rate should definately be lowered and that chances sre greater for finding the animal a home if they were. I do understand that they may use the money for other pets that come in but I think 300 is a bit high.
@sammy009 (259)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I have adopted 2 dogs from the spca where i live. I did not pay even naar that amount, that to me is way to much. They gave all the shots with no more expense, The only one i had to pay for was there first rabie shot, which i had to take them to a vet. If i had to get them nutered which i have 2 males, they will give me money back, which i do not take. I let the spca have it for the other animals in need. They have so many, every little bit helps.
@leeapollo (611)
• China
18 Dec 08
too much money. but in my place ,we nearly spent no money. my siser have adopted some kittys.once I have adopted a stray dog. happy mylotting.
@manunulat (605)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
We were asked to take care of neighbors' dog while they're away and usually we get all care instructions from them. We adopt kittens who just come around from the neighborhood and for pups? We never had that program in our area but when someone gives them away as gifts... we would gladly accept them as a new member of the family. However, we can't take care of more pets now for we need to work on a stiff budget. Pets need extra care too, me might have an adoption when "we can".