When you adopt from the APF,
you’re not only saving a life,
you’re saving money.
The dog or cat you adopt will have received over $250 worth of veterinary care. This includes spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, testing for various diseases, and possibly other treatments.
Our adoption fees vary by age and species. Cats range from $50 (for senior or special needs pets) to $150. Dogs range from $50 to $500, again varying by age and breed. Small animals such as hamsters, bunnies, and ferrets vary by species, ranging from $5 to $75. Compared with prices charged at pet stores and breeders, and with all the care we provide, our fees are a great value.
Why do fees vary?
The most popular pets are kittens, puppies and purebreds. So some of our wonderful pets – those who are a little older or have special needs – are often overlooked. The range of fees is to encourage adoption of the less popular pets, as well as to help offset the cost of extra care for those who need it.
Special Programs and Discounts
Senior Discount Program
The APF provides the opportunity for seniors age 60 and older to adopt a cat or dog that is at least one year old at a $50 discount. All we ask is to take a photo of the adopter and their new pet at the time of adoption. Senior adoptions are supported in part by a grant from the Pets for the Elderly Foundation. Additional donations are always appreciated.
Pets for Patriots
Pets for Patriots is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to connecting homeless pets with military personnel. Service members are eligible at any stage of their careers – active, reserve, inactive reserve, retired or veteran – and from any branch of service. The organization supports adoption of dogs or cats at least two years old, large dogs over 40 pounds, as well as special needs dogs and cats. To ease the costs associated with pet ownership, member Patriots who complete eligible adoptions through our shelter will receive access to reduced cost veterinary care, food and supplies.
Service members must first apply through Pets for Patriots online and provide proof of military service. Approval takes only a day or two, after which the adopter can visit the APF to meet their new best friend. For more details, visit www.petsforpatriots.org.