Adoption fees are based on the specific situation of every dog. This system is used because it is the primary source of funding for the shelter. Many dogs are received from pounds, reserves, SPCA and other rescue groups and a surrender fee is not received for them. In this case, funds are only received when the dog is adopted.
Some dogs that have been at the shelter for an extended period may be placed in suitable homes with the suggestion of a nominal donation. The cost of keeping a rescue organization operational is significant and without adoption fees, Misty Creek would not be able to continue to rescue abandoned animals.
The shelter is completely volunteer run and there is no profit gained from the animals.
Some of our expenses include:
- Veterinary Bills
- Day To Day Care For Dogs/Puppies
- Cell Phones
- Transport Vehicle Operation & Maintenance
- Fuel (Over $1000 Per Month)
- Toys & Treats
- Dog Runs
- Water And Food Buckets/Bowls
- Laundry Soap
- Cleaning Supplies
- Office & Computer Supplies And Equipment
Funding is received from dog adoptions, surrenders and personal donations. In an attempt to be fair, the shelter asks an affordable price for our dogs that can still keep us operational.
Puppies are $375.00+GST (this will include spaying/neutering at 5-6months of age)
Spayed/Neutered dogs/puppies are $375.00+GST
We DO NOT negotiate our adoption fees and GST is applicable on all adoptions
There is a $100 refundable deposit required to ensure spay/neuter on all pups**
* adoption fees may vary depending on the dog’s unique situation
**spay/neuter must be completed by a specified date to receive a refund
Your adoption includes:
- Initial Vaccinations
- Spay/Neuter Adult Dogs
- Folder for your vet records
- 6 weeks of Pet Care Insurance for dogs over 8 weeks of age.
Supplies are also available at a discount.
The adoption fee received is used to rescue the next dog.