Adoption Fees

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Pets Enrich Our Lives

Adopting a pet from the Monadnock Humane Society offers you the best value for your money and supports our non-profit mission.
Our adoption fees are minimal and cover our costs.

Available Dogs

Adoption Fees

Puppies (up till 6 months old): $375
(Includes training class at the MHS Training Center within 6 months of adoption - $125 Value)
Adult Dogs (6 months of age or older): $250
Senior Dogs (small breed 12+ years / Large breed 9+ years): $125

The 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.

Kittens & Cats

MHS has many cats awaiting homes

Kittens (up till 6 months of age): $125
Adult Cats (6 months and older): $100
Senior Cats (10 years and older): $50

Small Animals

Rabbits*: $40
Ferrets*: $95
Guinea Pigs: $20
Gerbils, Hamsters, Mice & Rats: $15

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

Payment Options

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

Senior citizen discount: (65 years and over)

Adoption fee reduced by $20

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
NA
Advantaqe Flea & Tick Prevention**
$18
$18
Heartworm Test
NA
$20
HeartGard®**
NA
$30
Deworm***
$20
NA
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)
$90-$100
$125-$375

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

Still have questions? Come see us! We would love to talk with you.