What Your Adoption Fee Includes

When you adopt an animal from the Marin Humane Society, not only are you providing your new pet with a forever home, but your adoption fee helps us care for many other animals in need.

In fact, between microchips, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and feeding, care for a healthy animal in our shelter costs $500 on average. As an open door shelter we treat all animals, including a number of them with medical issues, and that can quickly double--and in some cases more than triple--that amount.

Animal Standard Adoption Fee
Dogs $175
Puppies (up to 5 months) $250
Dogs over 10 years $65
Cats $100 or $150/pair
Kittens (up to 5 months) $125 or $200/pair
Cats over 10 years $65

Benefits Value
Pre-adoption behavior and medical evaluation Varies

Pre-adoption spay/neuter and other medical treatments as needed

Vaccinations, deworming, FELV/FIV test (cats), heartworm testing (dogs) and flea/tick preventative $75+
Microchipping and first year membership with HomeAgain $25
Free post adoption behavior consultation $75-95
30% discount on behavior and training classes for dogs $150 on average
20% discount at MHS Animal Outfitters for up to one week after the adoption date Varies
20% discount at Pet Food Express, who donates $10 to MHS when the coupon is redeemed Varies
Providing an animal in need with a new loving home PRICELESS!

Email our Adoption Center or call (closed Mondays) 415.506.6225.


Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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