adopting pets

Australia
August 30, 2007 7:05am CST
hi all, why does it cost so much to adopt a pet, i was going to do a good thing and adopt a dog and omg 300 bucks or even more for some, i cant afford that, but i can afford to give a happy family to a dog.. and all these dogs are in sydney or other places like so many hours away, the local pound wants about the same money how can they expect people to give these animals loving homes etc? has anyone adopted an animal before and how much did it cost and was the animal desexed? sorry really just had to vent some fustration
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• India
30 Aug 07
yes it sure seems amazing and illogical that one has to pay so much to get a pet, the food expenses for that very same animal must be a big so much and also the maintainance,add up all the animals and it should be easier to just gift them away. strange logic. apple.
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• Australia
30 Aug 07
yeah well i understand all the costs for them, but in same sense like i would accept a fee but not that much of a fee
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• India
30 Aug 07
yeah the fee is too much.
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I can understand a fee since they've had to give the animals medical care & desex them. Its also to discourage zooaphiles , dogfighters & animal testers from getting lots of cheap animals. But $300 seems a bit excessive. Here at the local shelter its $75.
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• Australia
30 Aug 07
oh gee i could handle $75 but not 300, and i understand that medical care etc is done, but still expensive if they want these pups and animals to go to loving homes. a large majority of people cant afford it
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@ashar123 (2357)
• India
30 Aug 07
I have no experience of adopting such expensive animals. I adopted a siamese male cat but it wasn't that expensive. $300 are too much.
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@Calais (10898)
• Australia
30 Aug 07
That is a small fee to pay, unfortuntely these services cannot be free...They cannot rehome an animal unless it is desexed....The fee covers desexing, microchip, worming and vaccinations, upkeep while it is there , food etc....
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I needed to answer the last part of your post. One of mine was neutered. The others were not. One I had neutered, my Rotti because he has hip displacia and should not reproduce because it is hereditary. I found this out 3 years after having him. Luckily I had not found a female with his wonderful disposition to breed with him. I did however want a puppy. It costs $250 to have him neutered. That was with him up to date on his shots. It costs according to their weight. He was 135 pounds. I would suggest you check out your local shelter or news paper for a pet. Also craigslist.com I don't know where you are but you may also have localsaleslist.com You may find someone that just may not be able to keep their baby any longer and need a good home. Also, the local vet offices have posting boards. Best of luck in your search!
• Australia
17 Feb 08
thanks, i know what you mean, they need to know that you are able to look after these animals otherwise why should they chance you taking them, i paid 150 for tj, she is privately not through the local shelter, i know if i went to the local shelter, as u said you would want them all.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I've never heard of it costing that much. Here it is $50-75 for one. I've never adopted one b/c there is always someone with puppies or kittens wanting to find homes for them. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• Australia
17 Feb 08
oh really wow thats fairly cheap
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
31 Aug 07
Just keep looking mate. I know how frustrating it is. Be prepared to pay at some stage though because your dog needs to be registered, desexed, micro chipped. Nothing comes for free and especially not a beloved pet. You may have to just wait. Meantime.....Butch's little Jack Russel, Bella has just had two adorable little boy puppies. You know Butch???? He lives two doors from Greg?
• Australia
31 Aug 07
yeah im willing to pay etc all that stuff but the pound wants heaps outright for the dog. yeh i think i know butch..
@moondancer (7433)
• United States
16 Feb 08
Hi, I and my 3 children have all adopted animals. And are very aware of the $300-$350 prices. They say it's because they want to make sure you can afford them, say if a medical problem arises. They want to know you can handle the expense. Also, these babies have had alot of care, shots, spayed or neutered, possibly accurring medical bills that they need to off set for them or some of the others they have encountered. These are just some of the reasons for the prices they charge. I myself, all of the babies I have are rescues. One my Rotti, came from a local shelter. He was due to be put down. I paid $50 for him. I have not regreted one cent spent for the $350 for each of the Min-pins or the $50 for the Rotti. I would do it again in a minute. Even though it was alot of money that I really did not have. I could not say "no" to those beautiful faces. I'd get them all if I could!
@BELMCstar (1341)
• Australia
1 Sep 07
In Tasmania it is possible to go to the local pound and collect a dog. The dog is desexed, and has had all the relevant immunisation shots as well. I am not sure of the cost of it, but it is giving a dog a home. Perhaps you should look in the paper for - "Free to Good Home" animals. Good luck.