Adoption Fees

At the Cochrane & Area Humane Society we make every attempt to adopt out the healthiest animals possible. We will have covered the costs of any required surgeries or treatments, ie: mandatory dental work, and this additional health care is all included in the adoption fee.


Cat Adoption Pricing

The adoption fee for cats 6 months to 6 years is $165.

The adoption fee for kittens under 6 months is $210.

The adoption fee for senior cats 7 years and older is $125.

The adoption fee for a second cat from the CAHS, aged over six months, when adopted at the same time or within 30 days of the first cat of any age, is $110.

The adoption fee for a second kitten from the CAHS, aged under six months, when adopted at the same time as another kitten, is $165.

There is a reduced adoption fee for cats deemed as “special needs” by our Veterinarian Department.  These are very lovely pets that have pre-existing health issues that will still allow them to have a good quality of life, that may or may not affect their length of life or their regular care.  The fee is $50.

There is a reduced adoption fee for cats deemed as “shelter wallflowers” by our Behaviour Department. The fee is $125. These are cats that are more shy, requiring additional socialization or those with behaviours that can be worked through with time & patience. Our “shelter wallflowers” seek calm, gentle homes where they would have the opportunity to blossom into wonderful companions.

There is a reduced fee for cats deemed as “inseparable“. These are adult or senior cats that are highly bonded and have always lived their lives together.  The fee is $200 for the pair.

If you are a senior 65 years of age or over and are adopting a CAHS cat 7 years old or older, the adoption fee is $75.


Barn Buddies

Our barn buddies program has a reduced adoption fee for companion cats that are deemed suitable for barn, stable, shop or secure out building environments. The fee is $65. There is also a reduced adoption fee for non-companion (feral) barn, stable, shop or secure out buildings cats. The fee is $25 which covers basic administrative costs. Barn Buddies require appropriate shelter, food and fresh water daily, veterinary care as required and though these cats do not live within households, they are nevertheless to be valued and loved members of the family. The individual or family adopting a barn buddy will still undergo the usual screening policy and must meet regular adoption criteria.

The adoption fee includes, but is not limited to:

  • First set of vaccinations
  • First parasite control treatment and in most cases the second
  • Health exam at the shelter completed by a licensed Animal Health Technologist
  • Complimentary health exam after adoption at a participating veterinary clinic
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Tattoo and microchip identification
  • Pet Plan Insurance Offer
  • Help with questions pertaining to the adoption of your new pet with follow up behavior counseling available when necessary

Dog Adoption Pricing

The adoption fee for puppies under 6 months is $395.

The adoption fee for dogs 6 months to 6 years is $275.

The adoption fee for senior dogs aged 7 years and older is $175.

There is a reduced adoption fee for dogs deemed as “special needs” by our Veterinarian Department.  These are very lovely pets that have pre existing health issues that will still allow them to have a good quality of life, that may or may not affect their length of life or their regular care.  The fee is $125.

There is a reduced fee for dogs deemed as “inseparable“. These are adult or senior dogs that are highly bonded and have always lived their lives together.  The fee is $300 for the pair.

The adoptions fee includes, but is not limited to:

  • First set of vaccinations
  • First parasite control treatment and in most cases the second
  • Health exam at the shelter completed by a licensed Animal Health Technologist
  • Complimentary health exam after adoption at a participating veterinary clinic
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Tattoo and microchip identification
  • Pet Plan Insurance Offer
  • Help with questions pertaining to the adoption of your new pet and follow up behavior counseling is available if it becomes necessary

Rabbit Adoption Pricing

The adoption fee for rabbits is $50 and includes, but is not limited to:

  • Health exam at the shelter completed by a licensed Animal Health Technologist
  • Complimentary health exam after adoption at a participating veterinary clinic
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Tattoo and microchip indentification
  • Information on how to care for your adopted rabbit

Guinea Pig Adoption Pricing

The adoption fee for guinea pigs is $20.


Small Animal Adoption Pricing

The adoption fee for rodents, birds and fish is by donation (unless otherwise indicated).


Non-Refundable Deposits

Animals may be placed on hold with payment of a non-refundable deposit. The non-refundable deposit must be made by cash or cheque only.

The deposit amounts are:

  • Cats – $60
  • Dogs – $80
  • Rabbits – $10
  • E-Collar (cone) – $10

If the animal is adopted the deposit will be applied toward the adoption fee.


Cost Benefits of Adopting a Pet

Why not get a FREE cat/dog rather than ADOPTING a shelter animal? Let us provide you with a cost comparison to help you make the decision…

Cost Comparison of FREE & ADOPTED Cat/Kitten

Free Cat/Kitten Adopted Cat/Kitten
Initial Fee
Vet check and 1st set of vaccines
Booster vaccinations
Spay
Neuter
Identification
FREE
$ 90
$ 90
$170-330
$100-225
$15
Initial Fee
Vet check and 1st set of vaccines
Booster vaccinations (in some cases)
Spay
Neuter
Identification
Post adoption vet exam
$65 – $210
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
Total cost of FREE Cat/Kitten $295 – $525 Total cost of Adopted Cat/Kitten $65 – $210

Cost Comparison of FREE & ADOPTED Dog/Puppy

Free Dog/Puppy Adopted Dog/Puppy
Initial Fee
Vet check and 1st set of vaccines
Booster vaccinations
Spay
Neuter
Identification
FREE
$ 90
$ 90
$240-410
$200-365
$15
Initial Fee
Vet check and 1st set of vaccines
Booster vaccinations (in some cases)
Spay
Neuter
Identification
Post adoption vet exam
$275 – $395
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
Total cost of FREE Dog/Puppy $395 – $605 Total cost of Adopted Dog/Puppy $275 – $395

 

Protect your Pet with Pet Plan Insurance

The Cochrane & Area Humane Society has partnered with 24 Pet Watch to bring you the best healthcare coverage for your pet in Canada!

Cats and dogs adopted from the Cochrane & Area Humane Society receive an introductory period of 24 Pet Watch.

River

Adopted 2017

We changed Chloe’s name to River! She responded to it from the moment we’ve called her that and her recall is coming along so well! It helps that she is very food motivated. She’s learned to shake both paws and give a high 10, spin, sit, wait, and lay down. Her favourite thing to do is run, and man is she fast! Her second favourite thing to do is play with her sister Ellie Mae! They tucker each other out every day! On walks, Ellie’s bloodhound nose points out all the best smells and River always wants to sniff it too. We think she is very happy here in her new home she certainly looks it! Thanks so much for helping us add River to our family!

Meet. Adopt. Love.