Adoption Fees

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Pets enrich our lives…adopting a pet from Monadnock Humane Society not only brings you unconditional love, it supports our non-profit mission—to strengthen the animal-human bond by promoting and providing for the well-being of animals. Our adoption fees are minimal and cover our costs.

Note: List below reflects new pricing effective November 1, 2020

Dogs and Puppies

Puppies (under 6 months of age) $400*
Adult Dogs (6 months of age or older) $300*
Senior Dogs (8 years of age or older) $150

Puppies include a training class at the MHS Training Center within 6 months of adoption—$125 Value

*Note that a $25 fee will be added to dogs/puppies who have been transported.

Monadnock Humane Society transports adoptable dogs from overpopulated shelters outside New England. Dogs are transported into our community due to a decrease in the number of local dogs relinquished or found stray. Although we transport dogs, the dogs in our community remain our priority.

Cats and Kittens

Kittens (under 6 months of age) $175
Adult Cats (6 months of age or older) $150
Senior Cats (10 years of age or older) $50


Small Animals

Rabbits* $60
Ferrets* $95
Guinea Pigs $20
Gerbils, Hamsters, Mice & Rats $15

*Rabbits are spayed or neutered and ferrets receive a rabies vaccination.

Payment Options

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For your convenience, the Monadnock Humane Society accepts cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or Discover

Senior Citizen Discount (65 years and over)

Receive 15% OFF adoption fees

Veterans Discount

Receive 15% OFF adoption fees

What’s Included In Your Adoption Fee

Thinking that adoption fees are a little on the steep side? Think again! This chart represents a comparative cost summary of vet care for owned pets to illustrate the value of our adoption fees. Each and every animal that comes to us is given the best and most comprehensive veterinary care available.

Average Vet Price For: Cat Dog
Neuter with required office visit* $115 $202
Spay with required office visit* $160 $220
Rabies Shot $20 $20
Distemper** $40 $40
FELV/FIV Combo $45 N/A
Advantaqe Flea & Tick Prevention** $18 $18
Heartworm Test N/A $20
HeartGard®*** N/A $30
Deworm**** $20 N/A
Microchip Identification $50 $50
Total Vet Cost for Male with Neuter, Shots and Microchip $308 $380
Total Vet Cost for Female with Spay, Shots and Microchip $353 $398
Compare To Adoption Fee at MHS
(Includes all of the above)
$50–$175 $150–$400

* Average depending on size
** $20 each, done twice
*** $18 per month, average two month stay
**** $10 each, done twice

Still have Questions?

Contact us or come see us! We would love to talk to you.