Most Happy Bark dogs have an adoption fee of $250.  From time to time, a dog may have a higher adoption fee to account for more popular breeds or puppies.  We don't believe one dog is "worth" more than another, but if a higher adoption fee in those rare cases can help pay the higher expenses for our longer term residents, then we say that's cool!  If a dog has an adoption fee other than $250, it will be noted on that dog's profile.  Adoption fees help cover the costs of the various expenses an animal rescue organization incurs.  Everyone at Happy Bark is a volunteer, so your adoption fees go directly to efforts to save more dogs. 

So, just what is included in your adoption fee?  See the chart below, with examples of what similar costs could be to you if you bought from a breeder or a pet store and had to take care of those items yourself.

Average Cost

Dog

$100-$1,000

Included

Spay / Neuter

$200-$500

Included

Behavior Evaluation

$100

Included

Vaccinations

$60

Included

Veterinary Wellness Exam

$50

Included

Microchip

$50

Included

Deworming

$30

Included

Heartworm Test

$40

Included

Flea / Tick Treatment

$25

Included

Total

$655-$1,855

$250

Erie County, Pennsylvania

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