A: The adoption fee covers the spay/neuter of the animal, age appropriate shots, food, medications, microchips, and other medical care when required. Also, sometimes when we pull dogs from shelters, we have to pay related fees as well. Medical expenses stack up quickly.
A: The fees are averaged the best that we can. However, we have structured them to help recover additional costs that we typically incur. Puppies will always require spay/neutering and microchips. Rescued puppies can have additional health issues that need to be addressed, like parvo. Adult dogs that are in the system have typically already been neutered. Also, we want to encourage people to look at and adopt adult dogs. Smaller breeds do have a higher fee. Small dogs are popular and people tend to hold on, work through or ignore their problems. When they do surrender their small breed dog to us, they are often not in a healthy state.