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, in which case an adopter would enter into a Foster to Adopt agreement until an altering procedure is completed. If local, altering procedure is required to be completed at Helpless Hound's vet office, and the procedure is covered entirely. If not local, Helpless Hounds will provide a voucher for up to $150 of the procedure. 

  • 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 Fees:

o   $225 for dogs age 6 months +

o   $295 for puppies 6 months and younger