Bay Area Pet Adoptions has elected to continue our policy of requiring visits BY APPOINTMENT ONLY to pre-qualified adopters. This policy allows staff to be prepared for your arrival and focus on you and the pet(s) you may be interested in meeting, without rushing.
After your application is approved, you will be scheduled for an appointment so you can meet and spend time with the animal(s) that interest you.
Adopting a cat or dog can be one of the most exciting days of your life. Many factors should be taken into consideration before choosing an animal to share your home and life, including how much time you and your family have to spend with the companion animal, how much money can be spent each month on food and other expenses, and how much space is available for the animal to live.
When adopting, you are committing to caring for the animal for it’s natural life, which can be 15-20 years for a cat and 10-15 years for a dog. This commitment includes not only your love and time, but also a financial commitment for food, supplies, grooming and veterinary care. Please visit our Pet Education page for informative links on caring for your pet.
Why is there an Adoption Fee?
Adoption fees help cover the medical care of the animal while he or she waits for a new home, as well as food and transportation costs. These fees help to provide care for the other animals in the shelter or rescue group who may have medical bills that are much higher than any possible adoptions fee.
What’s included in the Adoption Fee?
Each adoptable animal has had:
- Health Evaluation
- Vaccinations including rabies
- FeLV/FIV testing for cats
- Heartworm testing for canines 6 months and older
- Micro-chipping with lifetime registration
- Flea prevention for cats and dogs
- Heartworm prevention for dogs
Canine Adoption Fees:
- Under 1 year – $200
- 1 years – 8 years – $150
- 9+ years – $100
- Purebreds – $250
Feline Adoption Fees:
- 4 years and under – $100
- 5+ years – $50
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