Adoption Fees

ADOPTION FEES:

Cats

  • 8 weeks to 1 year old: $225.
  • 1 year old to 6 years old: $175.
  • 7 years and older: $125.

Dogs

  • 8 weeks to 1 year old: $525.00.
  • 1 year and older: $425.00.

Compassionate Placement

  • We do not charge a fee for special needs or hard to place animals.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ADOPTION FEE FOR A CAT?

  • General check up to have the animal assessed for health status, age, sex, etc.;
  • First round of deworming (fleas, ear mites, worms, etc.) (other rounds will be administered as needed);
  • PRC vaccines;
  • If eligible: PRC booster(s) & rabies vaccination.*
  • Spay/neuter surgery;
  • Microchipping;
  • Medication for minor illnesses, including upper respiratory and other infections, cold viruses, and conjunctivitis;

*Please be advised that kittens must be the age of 12 weeks to qualify for their second PRC vaccine and 16 weeks to qualify for their third PRC and rabies vaccines. If the cat is adopted prior to 12 and 16 weeks of age, it will be the adopter’s responsibility to provide the second PRC vaccine and/or third PRC and rabies vaccine.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ADOPTION FEE FOR A DOG?

  • General check up to have the animal assessed for health status, age, sex, etc.;
  • DaPPvl – distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvovirus and leptospirosis combination;
  • Rabies vaccine;
  • Spay/neuter surgery;
  • Microchipping;
  • Behavioural, temperament and obedience assessment;

OUR VETERINARY CLINICS:

We are currently partnered with: Glebe Pet Hospital

WHAT DOES THE ADOPTION FEE GO TOWARDS:

Medical costs: Before an animal is available for adoption, we ensure that they have received a medical examination to eliminate parasites, diseases and upper respiratory infections or kennel cough; received required vaccines, and deworming; have been spayed or neutered and microchipped.

Behavioral treatments: Some of the dogs that we rescue have difficult pasts. The transition from living outside or in an abused home to being in an environment with human interaction and unfamiliar surroundings may be challenging for a rescue dog. We also run into expenses such as training sessions and rehabilitation required for specific cases to properly ensure that the rescue will be ready for adoption. This does not apply to all of our dogs, but there are instances where additional training is necessary. Each case is reviewed carefully by our team of coordinators, and training costs will only be incurred if absolutely necessary. The training will be required to continue after the adoption to ensure the dog continues on their path to success.

Resources for our fosters: We want to encourage new fosters to join the Avery team. As incentive, we provide food, litter, etc – if they cannot purchase items themselves. We do appreciate if our fosters can provide these necessities, as well as any other essentials, however we understand that fostering is a very big commitment and wish to help out wherever we can if required. We supply the following items: food, litter boxes, leashes, dog/cat beds, crates, toys, litter liners, food bowls, etc.

Most importantly, the adoption fee ensures that you are serious about welcoming a new animal into your home. Our overall goal is to help find a forever home for the best suited families. As much as we cannot put a price on an animal, it is needed to help save the next life we rescue and to also provide your new cat or dog a healthy and comfortable lifestyle with their new family. Remember, when you adopt one animal, you are saving two lives!

The Avery Foundation is entirely not-for-profit and volunteer run. All funding we receive is through fundraisers, donations and adoption fees and goes directly to caring for our animals. The organization is run only with the funding we receive from these sources. We only spend money on necessary expenses and cut unneeded costs from our budget.

NOTE: We are happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to our adoption fees or fundraising efforts. We strive to be open and honest, and therefore would like for our supporters to be as informed as possible.

Adopted my two baby girls from The Avery Foundation. Jenna was very knowledgeable and passionate about their rescues. They do everything they can to make sure the rescues are going to a great home.

Leah