Adoption Fees

It’s a small fee to save a life!

Secondhand Hounds charges an adoption fee to adopt through our rescue. Unless otherwise stated, adoption fees are listed below and include age-appropriate distemper combo vaccinations, age-appropriate rabies vaccination, flea/tick preventative, microchip, deworming, and heartworm preventative (if over 6 months). Cats are not given a microchip since our rescue requires them to be indoors only. Kittens must be at least 8 weeks old and at least 2 pounds in order to be spayed/neutered. *Adoption fees are non-negotiable*

Adoption fees can be paid the following ways, but sales tax (7.25%) must be added to every adoption fee:

  • PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to pay through our website with a credit card)
  • Cash
  • Cashier’s check (NO personal checks, please)

With your adoption, you received the following coupons!

  • 15% off classes through Canine Coach (training school)
  • 10% off grooming through Heidi’s Elite Grooming
  • One free self service dog wash at Bubbly Paws

Adoption Amounts
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Adoption Fees
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Please note that dog adoption fees vary between $200-500.  Please see the animal’s listing to find the appropriate adoption fee.

When submitting payment, please insert the name of the animal you are adopting into the Comments field so we know who is being paid for. Thanks!

If you would like to pay via PayPal and the specific price of the animal you are adopting is not listed below or if the “Buy Now” button is not working, please send the payment to Rachel@SecondhandHounds.org at paypal.com.

Secondhand Hounds is no longer accepting personal checks as a form of payment for adoption fees. We accept adoption fee payments via PayPal or cash or cashier’s check at the office before pick up during our office hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation!