We have a “pay it forward” philosophy at MARC, so that the younger, healthier and more popular animals help pay for the medical care for injured, seniors, and animals that we may have with us longer. In general, adoption fees range between $175-$375 for dogs and $25-$75 for cats, but adoption fees may increase or decrease in certain circumstances (e.g. with puppies they may be higher, and when donors sponsor all or a portion of an adoption, they may be lower).
P.S. We don’t like putting a price on our furry friends, because we believe they are all priceless – no matter the size, age, or pedigree.
SPAY/NEUTER: All animals are spayed/neutered before they go to their home. This is one of the biggest priorities for MARC. Spaying and neutering helps keep pet population under control, which decreases needless euthanasia at our shelters. It can also help prevent cancer in male and female dogs and cats.
MEDICAL BILLS: Our vet bills for rescued animals average between $200-$800 dollars. Even though every animal does not have vet bills this high, the adoption fee for one helps cover the vet bills for another. We believe in helping dogs and cats, who need just a little extra medical care to get out of the shelter, when with a small investment, they can enjoy a full life in a loving home.
VACCINATIONS: All dogs and cats are sent home that are current on age-appropriate vaccinations.
MICROCHIP: All dogs and cats are microchipped prior to going to their new homes. We request that you keep MARC as a secondary contact. Having more people to contact is always a good idea if your pet goes missing.
ACCESSORIES: All dogs and cats go home with a collar and ID tag with our contact information. Dogs go home with martingale/clasp collars, which is custom-made and has a feature that makes it difficult for them to pull out of it if properly fitted (very important for dogs who spook easily and those entering a new living situation). Dogs also have a leash that color-coordinates with their collars. Cats go home with a break-away collar.
TRANSPORTING: The time and fuel used for multiple trips to the shelter to identify animals and then to spay/neuter clinics (post surgery) is extensive; then add parking costs and wear-and-tear on vehicles… and it adds up quickly. We try to rely on volunteers for a portion of these tasks, but they are not always available during the days and times we need them.
- Deworming: $5
- One Vaccine: $10
- One Flea/Tick Pill: $20
- One Bag of Dog Food: $30
- Two Bags of Dog Food: $60
- One Spay/Neuter: $70
- Sponsor One Animal Fully: $100/mo
- Heartworm Treatment: $320