How Much Does It Cost to Adopt?

Adoption fees at BHS vary and, depending on the animal, come with a variety of pre- and postadoption vaccinations, treatments, and services.  However, every adoption fee includes care instructions, a free health exam at local veterinarians, a discount at local pet stores, a one-year BHS membership, and a guarantee of life-time advice.

BHS accepts personal checks, cash, debit cards, and credit cards for adoption fees.


Adult Dogs: $225
Puppies 8 weeks to 6 months: $350
Senior Dogs 7 years and older: $125

Spay/neuter surgery
Rabies vaccine for puppies over 3 months of age
1st DHLPP vaccine
1st deworming
Bordetella, or kennel cough, vaccine
Testing for Heartworm and other tick-borne diseases
ID Microchip
Flea treatments
Ear cleaning, bathing, nail trimming, and other necessary grooming
Discounted Manner Level 1 class at Family Dog School.
Free consultation with Family Dog School on any behavior issues

Please note that the adoption fee does not include training equipment or accessories. You can purchase these items at the main shelter or at Family Dog School.  All proceeds from these sales benefit BHS.


Cats: $125
Kittens under 6 months: $175
Seniors: $100

Spay/neuter surgery
Rabies vaccine for kittens over 3 months of age
1st FVRCP vaccine
1st deworming
Testing for Heartworm, FIV, and FLV
ID Microchip
Flea treatment including the use of Advantage monthly preventative
Ear cleaning, bathing, nail trimming, and other necessary grooming

Small Mammal and Birds

Rabbits: $80
Ferrets: $55
Guinea Pigs: $30

Spay/neuter surgery (rabbits)
Rabies vaccine (ferrets)

For other small animals and birds, please speak to shelter staff about adoption fees.

Our Buddy Program

If you’d like to adopt more than one dog or cat, we offer special fees under our “Buddy Program.” You’ll pay the regular adoption fee for one of the animals and half off the second pet’s adoption fee. This special savings can bring so much happiness to any bonded pair of animals!

Our Seniors Program

Interested in a senior pet? For any cat or dog seven years and older, we’ll reduce your adoption fee to only $100 for cats and $125 for dogs. We love our seniors and know you will too!