Adoption Cost And Fees

DOGS

6 Months and Older Already Spayed/Neutered $150
Under 6 Months $100 + $50 Spay/Neuter Deposit (refundable upon proof of spay/neuter surgery)
Includes:
Spayed/Neutered
1-year Rabies Vaccination (if at least 12 weeks of age)
Parvo/Distemper/Bordatella Vaccination
Deworming
Flea Treatment (if needed)
Adoption Fee

CATS

6 Months and Older Already Spayed/Neutered $50
Under 6 Months
$20 + $50 Spay/Neuter Deposit (refundable upon proof of spay/neuter surgery)
Includes:
1-year Rabies Vaccination (if at least 12 weeks of age)
FVRCP Vaccination
Deworming
Flea Treatment (if needed)
Adoption Fee

Reclaim Dog:

$50 + cost of vaccinations given while in our care

Additional $100 fee if the dog was brought in by the police.

**If the owner is unable to produce a dog license, one must be purchased at the time of pick up.


Mandatory Spay/Neuter Fee

If you are adopting a pet, Pennsylvania "Dog Law", Article IX-A, Sect. 902-A (see text below) mandates that we assess a deposit for all animals that are not spayed or neutered.  When you adopt a non spayed or neutered pet, you agree to have your pet spayed or neutered.  This is a legally binding contract.  Failure to comply with this agreement may result in a $300.00 fine.  You may be held personally liable for failure to abide by this agreement.  You MUST send the spay/neuter forms signed by a licensed veterinarian to:
Humane Society of Somerset County
PO Box 182
Somerset, PA  15501
Your deposit ($50 for dogs/$50 for cats) will be returned to you when the Shelter receives your spay/neuter form!
ARTICLE IX-A STERILIZATION OF DOGS AND CATS
"No dog or cat may be adopted by a new owner from a releasing agency unless the animal has been sterilized by a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine or unless the new owner signs agreement to have the animal sterilized by or under the supervision of a licensed doctor of veterinary medicine and deposits funds with the releasing agency to ensure that the adopted animal will be sterilized. The amount of the deposit required shall be determined by each releasing agency. In no event shall the required deposit be less than $30 for a dog or $20 for a cat."
- Pennsylvania "Dog Law", Article IX-A, Sect. 902-A


Dog License/ Rabies Vaccinations:

  • All dogs three months or older must be licensed before leaving the shelter. Somerset County licenses are available for purchase at the shelter.
  • Rabies vaccinations are required for dogs and house cats three months of age or older. 
License Fees
Unmodifed: $8.50 license fee + $.50 processing fee = $9.00
Modifed: $6.50 license fee + $.50 processing fee = $7.00

Seniors 65 & over
Unmodifed: $6.50 license fee + $.50 processing fee = $7.00
Modifed: $4.50 license fee + $.50 processing fee = $5.00


To Bring in Animals:

  • Dogs -- $20
  • Cats -- $20
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