Adoption Fees

The fees to adopt an animal are based on the services given to the animal and other factors, including the rarity or level of interest in the animal. High-interest animals may have a higher adoption fee. In addition to the animal-specific adoption fees outlined below, if you reside in Seattle, you must purchase a pet license for dogs, cats, pigs and goats at the time of adoption.

The $15 adoption fee includes:

  • Initial worming.
  • Certificate for a free initial health exam.
  • FeLV (Feline leukemia virus) testing (cats only).

 

Cats

ServiceMaleFemale
Adoption fee $15 $15
Microchip* $20 $20
FvRCP vaccination* $10 $10
Rabies vaccination* $10 $10
Spay/Neuter* $102 $108
Total** $157 $163

 

Dogs

ServiceMaleFemale
Adoption fee $15 $15
Microchip* $20 $20
Rabies vaccination* $10 $10
DHLP-P vaccination* $10 $10
Spay/Neuter (under 50 lbs)* $144 $156
Spay/Neuter (50-80 lbs)* $162 $174
Spay/Neuter (over 80 lbs)* $186 $186
Total** $199-$241 $211-$241

 

Other Animals

AnimalAdoption Fee
Rabbits
(Rabbits are spayed/neutered and microchipped before adoption.)
$40
Critters
(guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, snakes, etc.)
$15

*If the animal has already had one or more of these services, subtract those fees from the total.
**If you reside in Seattle, you must purchase a pet license at the time of adoption.
High-interest animals may have a higher adoption fee. Contact animal care staff for details.

 

Senior citizen/disabled discount and service animals

For senior citizens (over 60 years) and disabled persons who have a Gold Card for Healthy Aging or FLASH card, the following discounts are available:

  • For cats 2 to 6 years old: 50 percent discount on adoption fee and license fee.
  • For cats 6 years and older: No adoption fee and 50 percent discount on license fee.

Call the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens at 206-684-0500 to apply for the ID card.