ADOPTION INFORMATION

Before you adopt, carefully consider the responsibility you are undertaking. Every owner has a duty to spay or neuter their pets and ensure the health and well-being of their animals is a top priority. Although costs may vary across clinics, it is important to recognize these average medical costs, that do not include food, toys, or gear (leashes, bowls, crates, etc.)

DOGS
- Spays/Neuters (larger dogs are more expensive): $250 -$600
- Vaccinations: $200/yr for initial, $100/yr annually
- Flea and tick medication: $300/yr
- Allergies (medications and prescription food may be required): $500-$1000+
- Orthopedic surgeries: $1800-$2500+
- Dental procedures: $500+
- Ear infections: $200
- Digestive/diarrhea issues: $250+

CATS
- Spays/Neuters: $200-$400
- Vaccinations: $200/yr for initial, $100/yr annually
- Allergies (medications and prescription food may be required): $500-$1000+
- Orthopedic surgeries: $1000-$2000+
- Dental procedures: $350+
- Ear infections: $150
- Digestive/diarrhea issues: $250+

PET INSURANCE
Emergency veterinary care is impossible to predict, and it is estimated that 1 in 3 pets will need emergency care within a given year. The cost of some of these procedures could be in excess of  $5000. Illnesses can also happen at any time, with some requiring expensive follow-up procedures and medications.

Pet insurance is an option for owners to help ease their peace of mind regarding the health and well-being of their pet. Below are some links to pet insurance companies, but please discuss options with your veterinarian to determine the best course of action for you and your pets.