We have many wonderful dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and small animals that are just waiting to be a part of your family. Please visit the adoption pages for the type of animal you are most interested in to see everyone that is available to become your new friend today!
|Type of Pet||Age of Pet||Adoption Fee|
|Kittens||Under 6 Months||$150|
|Pair of Kittens||$225 (25% off the pair)|
|Tween Kittens||6 Months - 1 Year Old||$100|
|Pair of Tween Kittens||$150 (25% off the pair)|
|Adult Cat||1 Year - 6 Years Old||$75|
|Senior Cat||7 Years - 10 Years Old||$50|
|Silver Senior Cat||11+ Years Old||$40|
|Puppies||Under 1 Year Old||$400|
|Small Breed Dogs||1 Year - 6 Years Old||$225|
|Medium - Large Breed Dogs||1 Year - 6 Years Old||$200|
|Senior Dogs (All Breeds)||7 Years - 10 Years Old||$100|
|Silver Senior Dogs (All Breeds)||11+ Years Old||$85 (new)|
|Small Birds||All Ages||$15|
|Large & Exotic Birds||All Ages||Varies by Breed|
|Small Reptiles (Snakes, Lizards)||All Ages||$45|
|Exotic Reptiles (Iguana, Chameleion)||All Ages||$65 (New)|
|Guinea Pigs||All Ages||$20|
|Hamsters, Rats, Gerbils||All Ages||$10|
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 it's own fundraising abilities to operate. We do not receive any federal, state, or government funding nor any funds from national animal welfare organizations to operate.
What does your adoption fee cover?
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.
- A general examination by intake staff
- Canine or feline distemper combination vaccination and Bordetella (canines only)
- Age-appropriate canine and feline rabies vaccination
- Deworming medication
- Flea/tick treatment (if needed)
- Canine heartworm test or feline leukemia and immunodeficiency virus test (if age appropriate and meets testing guidelines)
- Microchip implant
Small animals also receive similar general examinations and rabies vaccinations for ferrets, along with additional medical care as needed.