We spay and neuter all our animals before they go home. There is an adoption fee for all animals. Cats are usually $75, and dogs range from $200-300. We charge an adoption fee to prevent people from getting “free” animals and selling them to labs or pit bull rings. We also charge a fee to try to offset some of our costs.
Believe us – the adoption fees do not come CLOSE to the expense of treating, medicating, housing, feeding and providing care for these animals. It costs us $100+ to spay and neuter an animal, $30 to get them up to date on all shots, $15 to treat them for fleas/ticks, $30 to treat them for worms, $15 for fecal tests, and $40 to test them for heartworm and parvo (or FIV & FeLv if a cat). If you did all that at the vet, your costs would be triple ours.
So please understand that we are not a profit making business. The adoption fees help defray costs, but do not cover the costs of saving lives. We receive no funding from any source other than people like you, so adoption donations are a necessity to assist us in continuing this life saving work. Please read our adoption process below.
Thank you for choosing to adopt a rescue pet– you are truly saving a life!
Featured Success Story: Sasha
Sasha was an owner surrender at a high-kill shelter with just moments to live. As a pit-bull mix Sasha wasn't given much time at the shelter. When A4A learned about Sasha we immediately arranged transport to bring her safe and sound to an A4A volunteer foster home. Upon entering the rescue Sasha was timid and scared the first night...but after that her true personality showed through! Sasha loves to play, go for runs, go for walks (she was perfect on a leash), she can give "high-5's" upon request, she loves to snuggle....she dazzles everyone who meets her. After just a short time with A4A Sasha was adopted into a loving family to call her very own. Sasha found her dream home- and the family found their dream dog. It was a perfect match indeed!