Adoption Fees

Like many shelters across the country, we use variable adoption pricing. Some animals are considered more desirable and easier to adopt. Their higher adoption fees leave a financial legacy for other animals needing extensive medical care or more time to find a forever home.

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.

Adoption Fees

  • Dogs: $105–$250
  • Cats: $25-50
  • Ferrets: $75
  • Rabbits: $25
  • Hamsters, Rats, Gerbils, Mice: $5
  • Birds: $5–$200*
  • Reptiles: $5–$100*
  • Fish: $0.50–$10

*Prices vary depending on size, age and breed. Please see one of our adoption counselors for more information.

The Animal Foundation regularly offers discounted adoption fees for select pets. Click here to see a current list of adoption promotions.

Pet Licenses

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