Adoption Fees

The Animal Foundation now offers everyday low pricing. All dogs over six months are just $50. Dogs over seven years old are just $25. Cats over six months are also $25. We’ve lowered prices to remove barriers for people who want to provide loving homes to homeless pets who come into our care.

On average, it costs us $308 to care for an adoptable pet at The Animal Foundation. We rely primarily on public support to fund our efforts. Donations are always appreciated.

Adoption Fees

What Does Your Adoption Fee Include?

Adoption fees include a spay/neuter surgery, all current vaccinations, and a microchip. Additionally, adopters at our Campus Adoption Center will receive a transition bag of Hills Science Diet pet food (dogs and cats only), a coupon for $5 off Hills Science Diet, and a voucher for a complimentary wellness exam at participating veterinary hospital partners. Patrons who adopt from our PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center receive an adoption package from PetSmart.

Adopters of cats and dogs from The Animal Foundation also have the option to begin immediate coverage with a comprehensive Companion Protect pet health insurance policy. The policy picks up eligible veterinary costs for all new injuries and illnesses, including hereditary and congenital conditions, with no payout limits. The program helps prepare new owners with unexpected veterinary costs and ensures that they have the tools needed to access quality medical care for their pets. Plus, the Companion Protect support team is available 24/7 to answer any questions.

Adoption Fees

  • Senior Dogs (7 years and older) $25*
  • Young Adult Dogs (6 months to 7 years old) $50
  • Puppies (under 6 months old) $200
  • Adult Cats (6 months and older) $25
  • Kittens (under 6 months old) $50
  • Rabbits $25
  • Ferrets $75
  • Chickens and Ducks $5
  • Snakes $25 – $50
  • Guinea Pigs $10
  • Hamsters, Rats and Gerbils $5

*Thanks to a generous grant from our friends at the Grey Muzzle Organization.

Pet Licenses

A $10 pet license fee applies for residents living in City of North Las Vegas and City of Las Vegas.


Military, Veterans & First Responders Adoption Discount

We offer a 50% discount on adoption fees for all active military and veterans. Discount applies to active military, veterans, and first responders (police, EMT, paramedics, and firefighters). ID badge must be presented at time of adoption. Discount applies for members only. Not valid for family members.

Senior Adoption Discount

Adopters 60 years and older receive a $25 discount of the adoption fee of any cat 1-year and older or $50 off any dog 3-years and older. This means you pay no adoption fees for cats 1-year and older and dogs 3-years and older. This adoption promotion is valid year-round and a photo ID must be provided at the time of adoption. Licensing fees still apply where required. Adoption discounts cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion.