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Adoption Fees

Adoption Fees

Helpless Hounds adoption fees help assist with the costs of our dogs’ needs when in our care. These costs can vary depending on the age of a dog and any special medical considerations. This care includes:

  • All dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, unless too young/medically unable at the time of adoption.  If the pet is not already sterilized prior to adoption, Adopter agrees to pay the $395 adoption fee ($245 adoption + $150 pre-payment for alteration to vet of your choice), and sign and abide by the terms of Helpless Hound's Foster to Adopt Agreement. This $150 pre-payment is to be paid at time of possession of the dog. Upon proof of the sterilization procedure, which must be submitted via the alternation confirmation form, adoption will be considered official. 

  • The terms of the Foster to Adopt Agreement are as follows:

    • Adopter agrees to spay or neuter by 6 months of age if adopting a puppy or at time approved by a veterinarian for an older dog under special circumstance (i.e. heartworm treatment).

    • Adoption will be fully completed upon alteration surgery. Dogs adopted within 1 hour of Tulsa will be required to have the procedure completed at Alta Vista Animal Hospital, and should be scheduled by the Adopter and confirmed with HHDR. The procedure will be booked under HHDR’s account. Adopters more than 1 hour from Tulsa may also use Alta Vista Animal Hospital, or may choose to use their own vet. In this scenario, a copy of the bill for the service can be sent to Helpless Hounds via the alternation confirmation form after being paid, and the adoption will be considered official. Personal vets may have sterilization fees exceeding $150, but Adopter agrees to cover any fees above the $150 pre-payment. 

  • If a HHDR dog is not altered within a reasonable time, Helpless Hounds will reclaim the dog. 

  • Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordatella vaccinations given when age-appropriate.

  • Heartworm test/treatment, if positive.

  • First month of preventatives for heartworm, fleas, and ticks.

  • Tested and treated for internal parasites.

  • Microchipping.

  • Any other medically necessary treatment to prepare them for a healthy start with their new family.


Adoption Fee:

o   Altered Dog: $295.

o   Unaltered Dog: $395 -- $245 to Helpless Hounds + $150 prepayment to vet of your choice for pre-payment for altering procedure.

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