Adoption Fees

Why we charge an adoption fee

The Humane Society of Charles County (HSCC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies completely on private donations and its own fundraising abilities to operate. We do not receive any federal, state or government funding or any funds from any national animal welfare organizations to operate.

The fees collected from the adoption of each animal help to offset some of the costs involved in providing care for the animals and preparing an animal for placement into a new home.

Download & Print Out the New Adoption Prices CLICK HERE

Pet Type

Age of Pet

Adoption Fee

Kitten 2 Months – 1 Year Old $150.00
Cat 1 Year Old & UP $85.00
Puppies 2 Months – 1 Year Old $300.00
Dog Small Breed (Under 15 lbs) 1 Year Old & Up $225.00
Dog Large Breed 1 Year Old & Up $175.00
Rabbits, Ferrets, Chinchillas,
Large Birds, Snakes, Lizards
All Ages $30.00
Rats, Mice, Gerbils, Hamsters All Ages $5.00
Guinea Pigs, Small Birds, Turtles All Ages $10.000
Seniors 65+ (Human) Adopting Sr. (Animal) Age 6 Years Older & Up 50% Discount

 

What does your adoption fee cover:
  • A general examination by intake staff.
  • Canine or feline distemper combination vaccination and bordetella (canines only)
  • Age-appropriate canines and felines rabies vaccination
  • Deworming medication
  • Flea/tick treatment (if needed)
  • Canine heartworm test or feline leukemia test (if age appropriate and meets testing guidelines)
  • Spay/neuter
  • Microchip implant
  • A coupon for a free healthy pet visit at participating local veterinarians (see coupon provided in adoption packet)

Rabbit, ferret and chinchilla adoption fees include (when available):

  • A general examination by intake staff. 

View our adoptable animals below

Go Fetch
Go Fetch
Purrrrrfect Cats
Purrrrrfect Cats

 

 

 

 

 

Small Pets
Small Pets

*CLICK HERE to download and print the Pet Adoption Application

*Downloading an adoption application DOES NOT mean that your application has been approved.  All adoption applications MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLES COUNTY and you MUST INTERACT WITH THE ANIMAL you are applying for and speak with an adoption counselor before any adoptions can be finalized.  If you have any questions please call 301-645-8181.

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