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Adoption fees range from $35 to $350 depending on the size, breed, age, and condition of the animal.
All adoption fees cover the animal’s mandatory spay or neuter surgery, first FVRCP (cats) or DHPP (dogs) vaccination, rabies vaccination and microchip for identification, plus a food sample and educational information.
You will need to purchase a license for your dog at the time of adoption. You can see the fees for each jurisdiction within Ada County here.
We offer discounts on adoption fees for seniors. You can learn more about that program here.
If the adoption is not a good fit or not working out for some reason, the adopted pet may be returned to the Idaho Humane Society within 30 days from date of adoption by the original adopter. A taxed return processing fee of $10 per dog or $5 per cat will be charged and the remaining balance of adoption fee (license is not refundable) will be refunded in the same form of original payment.
If payment is made by cash, a check will be issued to the original adopter within 72 hours of return. The adopter can pick up the check at the adoption center on Bird Street or choose to have it delivered by mail. If the payment is made by check a refund will be mailed to you within 30 days after the return date. This does NOT apply if the adoption fee was a donation and not a fixed adoption price.
All original adoption paperwork and receipt of payment must accompany the animal before a REFUND will be issued, and must be received within 30 days of adoption.
***PLEASE NOTE DURING COVID, ALL ANIMAL RETURNS WILL BE DONE AT DORMAN. ALL CHECKS WILL BE MAILED.