Additional Costs You May Encounter When Adopting …

Dog Adopters – Your dog license must be purchased. If you are a resident of Cuyahoga County, you are required to purchase a dog license annually. We will license your canine companion before you leave and add that fee to the cost of your final adoption total.

Dog Adopters – Elective Costs:

  • Microchip – Canine Adopters can purchase a microchip for their new dog, which also includes registration with the national database, for $30 (not including tax).
  • Fee includes a Trial of Insurance in the 24PetWatch database.

Cat Adopters – Elective Costs:

  • Microchip – Cat/Kitten Adopters can purchase a microchip for their new cat, which also includes registration with the national database, for $30 (not including tax).
  • Fee includes a Trial of Insurance in the 24PetWatch database.

After Your Adoption

Proper veterinary care is essential to maintaining a healthy and happy pet. Please schedule an appointment with a veterinarian within two weeks of adoption. Follow through with regular vet check-ups and updated vaccinations.

Provide training for your pet. The majority of animals euthanized each year have developed behavior problems, with the sad truth being that most behavior issues can be prevented. Find a trustworthy dog trainer who utilizes positive reinforcement techniques in animal training and schedule your training session.