We've been asked...Why do you charge an adoption fee? Shouldn't you give them away?
Rescue groups and individuals typically charge adoption fees of $150 to $400 in order to help defray the cost of medical bills, shots, food, and medication.
While we have willingly contributed our personal funds to helping our rescued dogs, if we do not receive at least some of the monetary expenditures back, then it will not be possible to assist the next pound puppy we encounter needing our help.
We do not expect to recover these expenses completely. In fact, by the time they are ready for placement, we anticipate that the required adoption fee may, if we are lucky, reimburse approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of their veterinary bills.
An example of the care we give the typical healthy dog that comes into Rescue is: