Adoption Fees

Why We Charge an Adoption Fee

The Lakeland Animal Shelter is a private, non-profit organization that relies almost entirely on private donations and its own fund raising abilities to operate. The fees collected from the adoption of each animal help to offset some of the costs involved in providing care for the animals and preparing an animal for placement into a new home.

Canine and feline adoption fees include:

  • A general physical examination and behavioral evaluation by our veterinary services staff
  • Canine or feline distemper combination vaccination and bordetella (canines only) 
  • Age-appropriate canines also receive a rabies vaccination whenever possible
  • Worming medication
  • Flea/tick treatment (if needed)
  • Canine heartworm test or feline leukemia test (if age appropriate and meets testing guidelines)
  • Spay/neuter surgery (if needed)
  • Microchip implant
  • Examination by a participating veterinarian
  • Free 30-day trial period pet insurance

For more detailed explanation please see our dog adoption fee chart or cat adoption fee chart. 

Rabbit, ferret, and chinchilla adoption fees include:

  • A general physical examination by our veterinary services staff
  • Spay/neuter surgery (if applicable)
  • Microchip implant
  • Free 30-day trial period pet care insurance

Rodent and bird adoption fees include:

  • A general physical examination by our veterinary services staff
  • Free 30-day trial period pet care insurance

Below is a chart of our current adoption fees. If you have any questions, please call us at (262) 723-1000 or email

 

Type of Animal Fee (Varies based on age of animal)
Dog Name your own fee - $450.00
Cat

Name your own fee - $131.50

PetSmart Cat $90.00
Rabbit $35.00
Small & Furry Animal $35.00