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and fees

Choosing the right pet will reward you and your family with years of unconditional love and companionship.

We urge you to take some time to consider the type of pet that will best fit your lifestyle and to remember that pet ownership is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Owning a pet means taking on the responsibility of caring for the pet through its entire life, which in many cases can mean at least a 12-year commitment.

Adoption Fees

Please note that pricing may vary at offsite adoption centers.

Dog Adoption Fees

Please note that pricing may vary at offsite adoption centers.

Dogs
$100 - $350
Dog Adoption Process

Each animal has a kennel card with information about its age, breed, and personality. If you don’t see a card or if you have additional questions about an animal, you can visit the customer service desk in the kennel hallway to get additional help.

Once you’ve met with available animals and our staff, you will be presented with three options:

  • You may adopt immediately
  • You may place a hold on the pet for 24-hours for a $50 fee
  • You may leave the facility to contemplate the adoption, but the pet will continue to be available for adoption on a first come, first served basis.

The adoption paperwork process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Fees include your pet’s adoption fee (see below) plus tax, a license fee (for dogs), and any additional veterinary expenses you opt to have done for your pet.

Cat Adoption Fees

Please note that pricing may vary at offsite adoption centers.

Kittens
$75

8 to 16 weeks old

Cats
$40

17 weeks to 4 years old

Cats
$25

5 to 7 years old

Cats
$10

7 years or older

Cat Adoption Process

Our new cattery offers a wide array of cats and kittens. We also have several rooms with free-roaming cats who have the ability to access our outdoor catio. You’re welcome to sit and enjoy your time getting to know our feline friends.

If you decide to adopt an animal, please check in with the cattery information desk to receive a packet to take to the front desk to complete the adoption paperwork.

The adoption paperwork process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Fees include your pet’s adoption fee (see below) plus tax, a rabies vaccination charge, and any additional veterinary expenses you opt to have done for your pet.

 

24-Hour Hold

If you’d like to adopt an animal you’ve met on the adoption floor but are not ready to take it home immediately, most animals may be placed on hold for a maximum of 24 hours.

Dogs
$50

For dogs costing $150 or more. Puppies are not eligible to hold.

Dogs
$25

For dogs costing $149 or less

Cats
$25

For cats four months or older. Kittens are not eligible to hold.

When you return for the animal, the paid hold fee will apply toward the animal’s adoption fee. If you do not return in 24 hours or decide not to adopt that particular pet, the fee will be donated to the Idaho Humane Society.

 

Rabbits & Small Animals
Rabbits
$25 (bonded $40)
Guinea Pigs
$10 (bonded $15)
Mice
$5
Rats
$5
Hamsters
$5
Gerbils
$5
Birds
Cockatiels
$50
Parakeets
$25
Finches
$20
Adoption License Fee

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.

Most Ada County cities require the purchase of a license fee at the time of adoption:

  • Boise
  • Meridian
  • Kuna
  • Eagle
  • Other Unincorporated Ada County

Seniors may qualify for a discount; learn more about our Pets for the Elderly program.

Returns

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. Please return pets if possible to 4775 W Dorman Street, Boise, Idaho 83705.

If payment is made by cash, a check will be issued to the original adopter within 72 hours of return. The adopter may 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.

OFF-SITE ADOPTABLE CATS

Petco

179 N. Milwaukee St., Boise
(208) 375-7971

Petsmart

130 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704
(208) 377-9748

Petsmart

1220 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 884-0611

Petsmart

16925 N Marketplace Blvd, Nampa, ID 83687
(208) 546-3444

Zamzows 

3691 Federal Way, Boise
(208) 338-8404

Zamzows

136 E. Watertower St., Meridian
(208) 884-8616

Zamzows 

1518 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa
(208) 466-0282

Zamzows

6313 W. Fairview Ave., Boise
(208) 375-4231

Zamzows

6208 W. State St., Boise
(208) 853-1616

OFF-SITE ADOPTABLE SMALL ANIMALS

Rabbits

Petsmart

1220 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 884-0611

Adoption Process

To adopt a pet, visit the Idaho Humane Society’s New Adoption Center.

Please note we are closed Mondays.

 

Please check in with our front desk staff when you arrive. We will send guests to visit our dog or cat kennels when there is an opening in the order of arrival. We do limit visitors to provide one-on-one customer service to answer questions and assist with animal interactions.

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