Adoption Fees and Procedures

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The mission of the DCSPCA is the securing of caring, responsible, permanent homes for the adoptable animals in our care. We look forward to meeting new adopters and matching them with new pets. Anyone looking to adopt a pet from our shelter should read, print and bring in a completed Adoption Information Form. The Adoption Information Form helps our adoption counselors assist adopters in the selection of a new pet, and allows us to determine whether an adoption is in the animal’s best interest.

Our adoption fee includes spay / neuter (if necessary), the first series of vaccinations, leukemia testing or heartworm testing (as applicable), and a seven day health guarantee. All adopters will also be given a complimentary one year Dutchess County SPCA membership and be placed on our mailing list.  We never sell or share our mailing list.

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DCSPCA ADOPTION FEES

Kittens and Cats:

• Kittens Ages 0 thru 6 months $ 150.00
• Cat Ages 7 months thru 6 years $ 130.00
• Senior Cat Ages 7 or older $ 35.00
• Special Needs Cat $ 35.00
• Adopt a Second Cat/Kitten $ 35.00

Adoption Fee for Kitten and Cats Includes (Estimated Value = $500):
General Health Examination
Spay/Neuter
FELV/FIV (Leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) Test
Distemper Vaccine
Rabies Vaccine (3 months or older)
Fecal Exam and Worming
Flea and Tick Treatment
Ear Mite Treatment
Microchip and Registration
Pre-Adoption Screening
Certificate for Free Vet Exam
Lifetime Support from DCSPCA

Puppies and Dogs:

• Puppy Ages 0 thru 6 months $350.00
• Dog Ages 7 months thru 6 years $200.00
• Senior Dog Ages 7 years or older $100.00
• Special Needs Dog $ 75.00

Adoption Fee for Puppies and Dogs Includes (Estimated Value = $625):

General Health Examination
Spay/Neuter
Heartworm/Lyme 4DX Test
Heartworm Prevention
Bordetella (Kennel-Cough) Vaccine
Distemper Vaccine
Rabies Vaccine (3 months or older)
Canine Flu Vaccine now included
Fecal Exam and Worming
Flea and Tick Treatment
Microchip and Registration
Pre-Adoption Screening
Certificate for Free Vet Exam
Free Post Adoption Consultation with Canine Trainer
Lifetime Support from DCSPCA

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Rabbits

Rabbits $40

 Fancy Rabbits $50

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Birds

Birds $15 / 2 for $25

                         Exotic Birds $125

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Guinea Pigs & Hamsters

Guinea Pigs $20 / 2 for $30

Hamsters/Gerbils/Rats $20

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We are often asked why we charge a fee for our animals when animals are available for “free” in newspaper ads or in front of the local supermarket. While we are grateful that you’ve chosen to adopt a shelter animal, the reality is that we too must pay for staffing, electricity, heat and food. Donations only cover a portion of these costs. But, if you compare what you get with an adoption from the DCSPCA to a “free” animal, you’ll see that we offer the best value by far. Chews Adoption!

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