Costs of Rescue
Many people often ask why we charge an adoption fee and the answer is to help cover the expenses/costs that we have put into each pet. Many people do not realize the cost of what we do and many just think we are out to make a profit. We hope that the following costs/expenses listed will help some people understand why we ask the donation fees that we do.
Please understand these prices are just an average -- different areas may have different pricing, just like different stores/vets have different prices. Please feel free to also do your own research to see what expenses you would pay with an unvetted new pet.
Vet Bills are one of our biggest expenses. Vet expenses include vet checks, vaccinations, spay/neuter, heartworm testing, and prevenative medications (heartworm pills, frontline flea/tick prevention, etc).
Vet Exam -- $10 - $35 each depending upon type of visit.
Vaccinations -- $54.50 total
Bordatella Vaccine (Kennel Cough) $17.00
Combination Vaccine (DHPP w/ Lepto) $25.00
Rabies Vaccine $12.50
Spay (female dog) -- $125 - $175 depending upon weight of dog.
Neuter (male dog) -- $100 - $150 depending upon weight of dog.
Heartworm test -- $30.00
Microchip (all of our dogs are microchipped) -- $27.00
Heartworm preventative medicine -- $5 - $10 each pill (varies with weight) -- given monthly
Flea/Tick preventative treatment -- $13 - $20 each dose (varies with weight) -- treated monthly
Average cost of a 40 pound bag of dog food -- $20.00 - $27.00
Collars -- $2.00 - $6.00 depending upon size and quality
Leashes -- $1.00 - $3.00 depending upon type and quality
Bedding -- $5.00 - $20.00 depending upon size and type
Average Cost Per Rescue Pet
Vet Expenses: $200.00 - $400.00
Basic Supplies: $10.00 - $20.00 per month
Food Expense: $20.00 - $25.00 per month
TOTAL: $230.00 - $450.00
Adoption Donations Fee: $50.00 - $200.00
Where do we make up the difference in expenses? From donations and fundraising. Please consider helping the rescue dogs -- all of the donations and profits from fundraising goes directly back into helping another dog.