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.

Included in the $15 adoption fee

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

Cats

Male Female
$15 Adoption fee $15 Adoption fee
$20 Microchip* $20 Microchip*
$10 FvRCP vaccination* $10 FvRCP vaccination*
$10 Rabies vaccination* $10 Rabies vaccination*
$85 Neuter* $90 Spay*


$140 Total** $145 Total**

High-interest animals may have a higher adoption fee. Contact Animal Care staff for details.
* If the cat 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.

Dogs

Male Female
$15 Adoption fee $15 Adoption fee
$20 Microchip* $20 Microchip*
$10 Rabies vaccination* $10 Rabies vaccination*
$10 DHLP-P vaccination* $10 DHLP-P vaccination*
$120 Neuter (under 50 lbs)* $130 Spay (under 50 lbs)*
$135 Neuter (50-80 lbs)* $145 Spay (50-80 lbs)*
$155 Neuter (over 80 lbs)* $155 Spay (over 80 lbs)*


$175-$210 Total** $185-$210 Total**

High-interest animals may have a higher adoption fee. Contact Animal Care staff for details.
*If the dog 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.

Rabbits**

$40 Adoption fee

High-interest animals may have a higher adoption fee. Contact Animal Care staff for details.
**Rabbits are spayed/neutered and microchipped before adoption.

Critters

(including guinea pigs, hamsters, birds and snakes)

$15 Adoption fee

$15 Total

High-interest animals may have a higher adoption fee. Contact Animal Care staff for details.

Discounts offered to senior citizens and adults with disabilities

  • Cats 2 to 6 years old: 50 percent discount on adoption fee and 50 percent discount on license fee
  • Cats 6 years and older: no adoption fee and 50 percent discount on license fee