Overview of Adoption Costs
Due to the nature of the rescues we perform – and the fact that our group is made up entirely of volunteers – we have created a general fee structure per animal that helps us cover the costs of all that goes into our daily work.
What do costs help cover?
- rescue equipment
- facility cleaning
- kennel cleaning
- facility equipment
- emergency vet care
- facility maintenance
- mortgage of sanctuary
- general utility bills
- pet supplies
- pet enrichment
Beyond this, every dog has a different intake status (where did the dog come from? Was it flown in or rescued locally?) and vetting status (has it been fully vetted or still in the process of receiving general or special care?)
Therefore, costs associated to every animal helps cover their own circumstances.
What do certain animal fees cover?
- flights, if flown in
- gas, if transported in
- crate fees, if applicable
- vetting expenses
- emergency vet care
Spay & Neuter Deposits
Adoption Cost Breakdown
Puppies | $350 + vetting costs accumulated
Puppies are often in the process of receiving standard vet care. If you’re interested in a puppy, please submit an online application. Once your application is approved, someone from our adoption team will review the puppy’s current vetting status and discuss vetting costs with you.
Adult Dogs, Locally Rescued | $250 + vetting costs accumulated
Often times, the animals pulled from Alberta Reserves are in need of vet care due to tooth infections and injuries sustained. Other vet care includes spay/neuter, first set of vaccinations, and/or deworming.
Adult Dogs, Pulled From Home, Rescue Group, Kill Shelter | $350
The animals that come to us from an unfit home, another rescue group or a kill-shelter are usually already spayed/neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. There are no vetting costs to this animal and it is ready for immediate adoption.
Dogs Flown In from Mexico & California | $550
This cost includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, deworming, airfare, international health certificate, cargo, custom taxes and more.
Deduction for Microchips
Cats & Kittens | $75 + vetting costs accumulated
Cats and kitties are $75 each plus vetting. If adopter adopts two, the rate is $50 each plus vetting accumulated.