Adoption Fees & Licenses

 

Our end goal is to help an animal find their forever home.  At the same time, we are a business and we need to treat our non-profit as such.  Much consideration has gone into the pricing decisions for our animals.  The average animal stay is 57 days in our shelter.  For that period of time we will have housed the animal, taken care of medical issues, worked with a trainer if needed for behavior issues, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, run lab tests, marketed, fed, cleaned and cared for these animals.  In addition, we still need to keep the lights, heat and water on - and pay our staff.  Because of the nature of our business, we operate 365 days a year, 7 days a week. 

So, if you're concerned about the cost of animal at our shelter - we hope you will take a moment to reflect on what has happened before you shake paws with your new best friend.  They've been in loving, talented, caring hands - getting themselves prepared to meet you!

lv handshand haHe Hououase knooAll animals adopted from Friends of Animals Humane Society have been examined, spayed/neutered, de-wormed, and have been started on their vaccinations.  Our cats are also tested for FeLV/FIV.

 

 

Dogs:

*   Dog adoptions start at $250.00 + tax.  Prices are determined based on the animal's age, breed, and/or health status.

 

Cats:
*   Kittens (cats under 1 year of age) can be adopted for $150.00+ tax.

*   Adult cats can be adopted for $100.00 + tax.  (Seniors and/or special needs cats may be adopted for a reduced cost.)

 

 

Others:

We are one of the few regional animal shelter that accepts "exotic" and "other" animals and readies them for adoption.  We've had snakes, iguanas, birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and more.  The pricing for these animals varies.  Please contact the shelter at 218-879-1655 or info@foaonline.org for more information on these special critters!

 

Also, please know:

We do not offer a "buy one, get one" sale or any other type of gimmick, because adopting a pet is not something we feel that should be taken lightly.  This is a lifetime commitment.  We want these animals placed in their Fur-ever home! 

There are many costs to consider:  food, litter, leash, licenses, vet check ups, toys, supplies (litter box), kennels, cages (bird), doggy day care, etc.