Adoption Fees

Adoption Fees Dogs: Cost includes spaying/neutering, a Home Again microchip and an engraved ID tag. Dog licenses are additional.

  •  6 months and younger – $210.00 + tax = 222.60 + PA dog license
  • 7 – 11 months – $160.00 + tax =$169.60 + PA dog license
  • 1 – 7 years – $135.00 + tax = $143.10 + PA dog license
  • 8+years – $60.00 + tax = 63.30 + PA dog license
  • BONDED PAIRS (dogs unable to be separated as designated by ARL): $200.00 tax = $212.00 + 2 PA dog licenses
  • Seniors for Seniors – Dogs 8 years and older are FREE to Senior humans 65 years and older!

Cats: Cost includes spaying/neutering, a Home Again microchip, most vaccinations, and a combo test.

  • Kittens – 4 years – $95.00 + tax = 100.70
  • 5-7 years – $50.00 + tax = $53.00
  • 8 and older – $25.00 + tax = $26.50
  • Seniors for Seniors – Cats 8 years and older are FREE to approved Senior Humans 65 years and older!

Critters: (available at Pet Smart, Temple) Please be advised critters (i.e. rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.) are excluded from all sponsored adoption/free adoption events.  

  • Rabbits – $10.00 + tax
  • Guinea pigs – $10.00 = tax
  • Hamsters/Gerbils – $10.00 + tax
  • Domestic Rats – $10.00 + tax
  • Ferrets – $50.00 + tax
  • Chinchillas – $50.00 + tax

Birds: (available at Pet Smart, Temple)

  • Lovebirds – $10.00 + tax
  • Parakeets – $10.00 + tax
  • Canary – $10.00 + tax
  • Cockatiels – $25.00 + tax
  • Conures – $50.00 + tax
  • Parrots – $100.00 + tax
  • Macaws – $100.00 + tax

Lizards/Snakes: (available at Pet Smart, Temple)

  • Turtles – $5.00 + tax
  • Small Reptiles – $10.00 + tax
  • Medium Iguanas – $20.00 + tax
  • Bearded Dragons –  $25.00 + tax
  • Large Reptiles – $25.00 + tax

Farm animals: Please be advised farm animals (i.e. horses, goats, chickens, etc.) are excluded from all sponsored adoption/free adoption events.  All farm animal adoptions must be approved by our Shelter Manager and are subject to a home visit.

  • Fowl – $5.00 + tax
  • Pot-Bellied Pigs $100.00 + tax
  • Goats – Male $75.00 + tax, Female $100.00 + tax
  • Horses – Case by case (Minimum donation – $250.00)

Also included in our adoption fee is a complimentary health exam for your new pet at:

And to help you and your new pet adjust to your new life together, the Animal Rescue League will give you a special pet adoption folder filled with all kinds of information about pets from the Pennsylvania Dog Law to tips on puppy-proofing your home to animal safety awareness.

Our corporate friends also want to wish you the best with your newly adopted friend. When you adopt from the Animal Rescue League, you are entitled to a $10 gift certificate from Pet Supplies Plus in the Shillington Shopping Center.

Thank you for considering adoption from the Animal Rescue