Adoption Fees

Adoption fees help to offset some of the cost of running our Adoption Center and providing quality care for our animals.

Our standard rates are listed below but adoption fees may vary based on the animal’s age, medical condition, length of time at the shelter, or for other reasons. Adoption fees may also be reduced during certain events and promotions, or individual animals’ adoption fees may be discounted or waived by Adoption Angel donors. Check each animal’s profile for their fee. Cats and kittens are “BOGO,” and there is a 50% discount or first responders, military service members, and veterans (see below for details).  

Adult Dog Adoption Fees (7 months and older): $180
Puppy Adoption Fees (6 months and younger): $200
Adult Cat Adoption Fees (7 months and older): $120
Kitten Adoption Fees (6 months and younger): $150


Adoption Promotions and Adoption Angels

Many of our pets have waived or reduced fees due to generous Adoption Angel donors! Discounted or waived adoption fees are listed on the animal’s bio.

Several times throughout the year, we have special waived or reduced fee adoption periods. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram or sign up for our newsletter below so you won’t miss those announcements!

BOGO Cat and Kitten Discount:

Cats and kittens are adopt one get a second for free at Paws4ever! If one of them is already discounted or has waived fees from an Adoption Angel, we will only charge for the cost of spay/neuter for the second cat.

First Responders, Active-Duty Military Service Members, and Veterans are elegible for a 50% discount on adoption fees.

Please bring an ID, form, badge, or uniform photo with you to your adoption appointment. If you do not have it with you at the time of adoption, a refund may be issued for 50% of your adoption fee after the fact if you bring your ID or send an electronic copy to

Included in this discount are:

  • Active-Duty Military: Personnel currently serving in the United States Armed
  • Veterans: Individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
  • First Responders: police officers (federal, state or local), Sheriff’s Deputies, State
    Troopers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), paramedics and
    911 dispatchers currently in the role.

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