Pet Adoption Fees

It is necessary for CVHS to charge adoption fees for animals at CVHS to help cover some of the costs associated with their care. We generally offer special adoption fees several times each year, but are otherwise unable to be flexible. As always, the best way to keep fees low is for our community to make financial contributions to our general fund that will help us do the work we do. If you are able, please consider making a donation above and beyond the adoption fee to help us cover our costs.

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Cats

Kittens: $200 (optional buddy discount: adopt 2 for $350)
Cats 1-8 years: $150
Cats 9+ years: $125
Buddy cats: $25 discount on total

The adoption fee for cats includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Rabies vaccination (over 12 weeks)
  • 1st distemper vaccination
  • 1st deworming
  • Flea preventative
  • Microchip, tag, and microchip registration
  • A free 30 day trial of 24PetWatch Pet Health Insurance
  • A sample bag of Hill’s Science Diet food
  • A voucher for a free veterinary exam from the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association!
  • Estimated value: over $500!

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Dogs 

Puppies: $400 (includes a 6 week training class)
Dogs 1-8 years: $250 (some dogs will be $350, including a 6 week training class)
Dogs 9+ years: $200

The adoption fee includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Rabies vaccination (over 12 weeks)
  • Microchip, tag, and microchip registration
  • 1st distemper/parvo vaccination
  • Bordetella vaccination
  • 1st deworming
  • Flea preventative
  • A free 30 day trial of 24PetWatch Pet Health Insurance
  • A sample bag of Hill’s Science Diet food
  • A voucher for a free veterinary exam from the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association!
  • Estimated value: Over $600!

 *Adoption fees for dogs may vary as health and behavioral needs vary. For example, some additional dog adoptions may include a reduced-price training class if the dog needs a little something extra to help him or her get settled.

 **Adopters from outside Central Vermont may seek refunds to the additional amount after showing evidence that the dog has attended a class elsewhere. Questions? Ask your Adoption Counselor!

Small Animals

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Adoption is by donation for:

Ferrets/Chinchillas
Rabbits
Guinea Pigs
Gerbils/Hamsters/Mice/Rats

Includes a voucher for a free veterinary exam from the VVMA! Rabbit adopters receive vouchers from CVHS for $50 refund on spay or neuter (if not already spayed/neutered). Small animals do not qualify for a 30 day free trial of 24PetWatch Pet Health Insurance. 

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