Adoption Fees


Pets Enrich Our Lives ... adopting a pet from Monadnock Humane Society offers you the best value for your money and 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*
(Includes training class at the MHS Training Center within 6 months of adoption - $125 Value)
Adult Dogs (6 months of age or older): $300*
Senior Dogs (8 years of age or older): $150

*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.

Kittens & Cats

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

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.

Neuter with required office visit ****
Spay with required office visit ****
Rabies Shot
Advantaqe Flea & Tick Prevention**
Heartworm Test
Microchip Identification
Total Vet Cost for Male with Neuter, Shots and Microchip
Total Vet Cost for Female with Spay, Shots and Microchip
COMPARE TO Adoption Fee at MHS
(Includes all of the above)
$50 - $150

* $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.