Adoption Fees

Why Do Rescues Have Adoption Fees?

Wags Rescue adoption fees go to cover the vaccinations, medical care, surgeries, preventatives and basic daily care costs plus supplies of food, crates, toys and treats .

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Adoption Fees:

Altered Dogs

  • 1 year and under $400
  • 1 year to under 4 years $350
  • 4 years to under 6 years $250
  • 6 years and over $150

For all dogs and puppies that are NOT spayed/neutered, there will be a $100 spay/neuter deposit as part of the adoption fee. Fees are as follows:

Un-Altered Dogs

  • 1 year and under $300 plus $100 spay/neuter deposit
  • 1 year to under 4 years $250 plus $100 spay/neuter deposit
  • 4 years to under 6 years $250 plus $100 spay/neuter deposit
  • 6 years and over $150 plus $100 spay/neuter deposit

Your $100 spay/neuter deposit will be returned once we receive proof of the spay/neuter within 6 months of the adoption. Please email the certificate of Spay/Neuter to


Adoption Inclusions:

Along with daily care costs, the adoption fees help Wags Rescue cover vaccination and medical prep costs for the dogs. At adoption, Wags Rescue dogs will be current on their vaccines and will have the following:

  • Rabies (1 yr. or 3 yr.)
  • Distemper (DHPP)
  • Bordetella(In most cases)
  • Spay/Neuters(in most cases)

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