We spay and neuter all our animals before they go home. There is an adoption fee for all animals. Cats are $75, and dogs range from $200-300. We charge an adoption fee to prevent people from getting “free” animals and selling them to testing laboratories or dog fighting rings. We also charge a fee to try to offset some of our costs. Read more about the importance of adoption fees, here.
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:
Literally just moments away from certain death at the hands of shelter workers (due to nothing more than the shelters minimum once a week “clean out”), A4A founders successfully pulled Lily from death row. Temporary boarding was arranged overnight while A4A worked hard to coordinate transportation to one of the volunteer foster homes. When Lily arrived to A4A, she was severely underweight and terrified. With lots of love and care from the A4A team, Lily began to thrive after just a few short days in her volunteer foster home. She soon learned how to walk on a leash, she rode in the car like a pro, she learned to play with toys- and she certainly showed us all that she loves everyone! Once Lily was healthy, spayed and socially/emotionally strong- she was quickly adopted by a loving family in Kettering, OH. Lily quickly made herself a part of the family and we couldn’t be happier for Lily and her adopters! Read more about their story here: The Benefits of Adoption Adult Dogs: Lily's Story