ADOPTIONS

About Adopting a New Best Friend

The South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter is committed to placing our animals in safe, loving homes. As a potential adopter, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, speak with one of our adoption counselors and meet with the pet you are interested in. Small children and current pets may be asked to meet with the animal before sending him home.

At times, such as when an animal enters our facility as a stray, we are required to hold the animal for a certain amount of time. Your adoption counselor will discuss this with you and make you aware of any requirements or restrictions that apply to the pet you may be interested in adopting.

All cats and dogs adopted from our shelter are spayed or neutered prior to going home. According to the surgical status of the animal, we ask that adopters are prepared to complete the questionnaire, meet with a counselor and pick up your new family member within 48 hours or less.

 

Are There Adoption Fees?

The simple answer is YES, we charge adoption fees. Charging fees helps us to recover just some of the funds spent on that one animal so that we can help the next animal who may enter our doors. These fees are minimal, and generally do not even cover the full cost of the services given to the pet while it was here in our care. If you were to receive a pet free of charge, and provide it with the same medical treatments as one of our adopted animals, the cost would be several times higher.

What Exactly Are The Fees?

 

Dog & Puppy Adoption Fees
A collar and leash must be used when picking up your adopted animal - you will need to supply one or purchase one at the time of pick-up from the shelter.
0-4m pups
Puppies 6 months & under
7-m dog

Dogs 7 months & over

Toy Breeds
Toy Breeds (25lbs & under)
$250
$150
$180
Each puppy is vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas & ticks, spayed or neutered, microchipped and assigned an ID tag before going to it's new home.
Puppy adoptions fees are higher due to increased number of vaccines given and extra supplies necessary to care for them while in our care.
Each dog is vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested, spayed or neutered, given a rabies shot, microchipped and assigned an ID tag before going to it's new home.
Each dog is vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas & ticks, given a rabies shot, spayed or neutered, microchipped and assigned an ID tag before going to it's new home.

Cat & Kitten Adoption Fees
A cat safety collar must be provided by you at the time of adoption, or you may purchase one from the shelter at the time you pick up your new pet. A carrier to transport the animal home in must also be provided by the adopter at the time of adoption - we cannot provide one for you.
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cat
Petsmart Cats -
Standard Adoption Fee + $30
Shelter Cats $70
Shelter Kittens $100
Every cat or kitten is vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for fleas & ticks, spayed or neutered, given a rabies shot if old enough, microchipped and assigned an ID tag before being adopted.

If the cat/kitten has been combination leukemia/Aids tested due to Petsmart requirements, THAT is when the additional $30 fee applies, otherwise standard adoption fee applies.

Every cat or kitten is vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for fleas & ticks, spayed or neutered, given a rabies shot if old enough, microchipped and assigned an ID tag before being adopted.

If you wish to have your new cat combo tested for leukemia/Aids prior to adoption please discuss this option (and the additional fee) with your adoption counselor.

Every cat or kitten is vaccinated, de-wormed, treated for fleas & ticks, spayed or neutered, given a rabies shot if old enough, microchipped and assigned an ID tag before being adopted.

If you wish to have your new kitten combo tested for leukemia/Aids prior to adoption please discuss this option (and the additional fee) with your adoption counselor.

Other Pets
A carrier to transport the animal home in must be provided by the adopter at the time of adoption - we cannot provide one for you.
rooster
guinea_pig
cockatiel
Rabbits
$30
Chickens/Ducks $5
Small Pet Birds
$75
Guinea Pigs
$15
Hamsters
$10
Iguanas
$35
Ferrets
$50
Exotic Birds - TBD
Other Reptiles - TBD

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