Home > Adopt > Fees and Application

Fees and Application

Our Adoption Fees

Dogs & Puppies

  • Puppies up to 6 months: $300
  • Puppies 6 months up to 12 months: $250
  • Dogs 1 year up to 5 years: $200
  • Dogs 5 years up to 10 years: $150
  • Dogs 10+ years or special needs: donation
  • All dogs from partner shelters/rescues (outside of Maine): $350

Cats & Kittens

  • Kittens 8 weeks up to 12 weeks: $175 individual, $300 pair
  • Transport kittens (out-of-state) 8 weeks up to 12 weeks: $200 individual, $350 pair
  • Kittens 12 weeks up to 6 months: $125 individual, $200 pair
  • Kittens 6 months up to 1 year: $99 individual, $150 pair
  • Cats aged 1 year-6 years: $65
  • Cats aged 7 years-12 years: $45
  • Cats aged 13 and older and special needs cats: donation

Birds

  • Parakeets: $15
  • Cockatiels/Lovebirds: $40
  • Finches: $5

Small Animals

  • Rabbits: $40 individual, $60 pair
  • Ferrets: $55 individual, $100 pair
  • Guinea Pigs: $20 individual, $30 pair
  • Rodents: $10 each
  • Male rats: $25 individual, $35 pair
  • Female rats: $40 individual, $50 pair

WHAT DOES YOUR ADOPTION FEE COVER?

All fees cover life-saving treatment and care provided by the ARLGP. View a complete list of services and treatments below.

Dogs

Dogs adopted from the ARLGP will have also been provided the following services and treatments:

  • spay/neuter procedure
  • heartworm test (over 6 months)
  • distemper and kennel cough vaccination
  • rabies vaccination (over 16 weeks) and tag
  • leash and collar
  • discounted coupon for ARLGP canine obedience classes

Cats

Cats adopted from the ARLGP will have also been provided the following services and treatments:

  • spay/neuter procedure
  • feline Leukemia test
  • feline immunodeficiency test (over 6 months)
  • rabies vaccination (over 16 weeks)
  • distemper vaccination
  • basic worming
  • ear mite treatment (if necessary)

ADOPTION HOLDS FOR DOGS OVER 1 YEAR

Holds are now available for dogs over the age of 1 for potential adopters who have met the following criteria:

  • Have visited the shelter
  • Have met a dog they are interested in welcoming home
  • Have completed and adopter survey and have received adoption counseling for that dog by an ARLGP adoption counselor
  • At the end of counseling, a hold can be placed on the dog to allow the potential adopter extra time to consider adoption.

Same day hold: $20

Same day holds give the potential adopter until 4pm Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and until 3pm on Saturday and Sundays—this hold is valid until this time on the same day of adoption counseling

Overnight hold: $40

Overnight holds give the potential adopter 24 hours from adoption counseling

Hold fees are not refundable and are not transferrable to adoption fees.

Example of adoption hold: a potential adopter arrives at ARLGP at 11am on Thursday. After the adopter meets a dog and completes adoption counseling, they have the options of:

  • Placing a same day hold, allowing them to hold the dog for consideration until 4pm Thursday.
  • Placing an overnight hold, allowing them to hold the dog for consideration for 24 hours (until 11am Friday).

- back to top -