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Adoption: Adoption Fees

Why we charge fees?

Adoption Fees vary depending on costs entailed in getting an animal ready for adoption.

Rescues charge fees for a reason. On occasion we encounter people who feel the fees are too high, or ask why we charge a fee at all.  Here is why we ask a small adoption fee for our rescues.  First, we rescue the cat/kitten or dog/puppy & then provide all vet care which always includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, deflea/deworm & a thorough vet exam.  Some of our rescues require dental work, extra blood testing & other diagnostic testing, surgeries, medications, special foods & other vet procedures.  It is only THEN that we work on rehoming that animal to you. We never slow down because there is always another animal that needs our help.

Keep this mind whenever you hear someone speak negatively about adoption fees. If you can’t foster, adopt or donate, then EDUCATE.

PST is British Columbia’s Provincial Sales Tax. GVAC Rescue is required to charge it on all adoption fees; PST is currently at a rate of 7% and it is included in our adoption fees.

View our rates below and let us know if you have questions through our email, adoption@gvacrescue.com. If you would like to adopt an animal, please fill out an application online – see links to the right hand side of the page.

Adult Cats

Includes spay/neuter, deworm/deflea, vet examination and at least first vaccinations.   Please note, the adoption fee may not include the booster vaccine that has to be done 1 month after the first vaccination.

Adult Cats 6 months to 2 years: $200

Adult Cats 2 to 10 years: $160

Senior cats over 10 years: $120

Kittens – up to 6 months

Includes spay/neuter when of age (approx 4-6 months), first vaccinations, de-worm & de-flea, and a thorough vet examination. Most of our kittens will also be either tattooed or microchipped as this procedure is done while under anesthetic for spay/neuter.  Please note, the adoption fee does not include the booster vaccine that has to be done 1 month after the first vaccination.

Male and Female kittens: $250

Bunnies

Indoor Rabbit Adoption Fee: $50
Bonded Pair: $100
Outdoor Rabbit Adoption Fee: $25

Includes a vet check and spay / neuter and may include tattoo or microchip as these procedures are done while under anesthetic for spay/neuter.

Adult Dogs

Includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, de-worm, & de-flea
Assessed on an individual basis

Puppies

Includes spay/neuter when of age (approx 6 months), first vaccinations, de-worm, & de-flea and a thorough vet examination. Most of our puppies will also be either tattooed or microchipped as this procedure is done while under anesthetic for spay/neuter. Please note, the adoption fee does not include the booster vaccine that has to be done 1 month after the first vaccination.

Male and female puppies: $450

Guinea Pigs

Each: $25
Bonded Pair: $50

 

 

Other Small Animals

May or may not include a vet check.
Assessed on an individual basis