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Q: Do You Think Adoption Fees Are Too High?

December 19, 2008 | By Diane | 52 answers | Expired: 2176 days ago

Diane

I came across this comment & it made me wonder...
"The shelter charges way too much to adopt a pet, thats why they are full. I know they have costs to cover for caring for the animals, but I think there would be a higher adoption rate if it wasnt so darn expensive. The only ones suffering the high cost is the animals and its awful!"

Do you think this may be the reason some people refran from adopting?

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Bryan F.
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Dec 19, 2008

I have to agree with Jodi and Lynn below on this. If you cannot afford the adoption fee then there is a good chance that you cannot afford medical care, food, etc for a pet and it may not be the right time for you to adopt.

Shelters are expensive to operate and a rasonable adoption fee is well deserved.

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JenniferMaurer
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Dec 19, 2008

I don't think adoption fees are unreasonable at all and agree with other comments that if you can't afford that, you certainly can't afford the upkeep on the animal.

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J P.
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Dec 19, 2008

It might stop some people from adopting, but I have not found the spay/neuter fees and/or adoption fees to be especially high. I think it might be that people do not realize how much money the shelter has spent in feeding, housing, providing vet care, and of course the cost of spay/neuter for the animal so the cost might seem high to them.

Pet stores sell purebred puppies for generally $500 and up...and the dog you are getting probably comes from a puppy mill anyways...at least they probably do here in KY, since there are very few regulations on breeders of any kinds of animals.

Then there is the fad of "designer dogs"...essentially a euphemism for selectively bred mixed breed dogs...

I think that adoption is a bargain in terms of price...plus you are giving the animal you adopt a second chance.

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