Seniors (depending on the breed can be anywhere between age 7-10): $500
Bonded pair: $500
Please note: A spay/neuter deposit may apply in some cases. Please read about the spay/neuter deposit below.
What Are Adoption Fees?
Adoption fees are paid to the organization where you adopt the dog from. All animal rescues will have an adoption fee. Animal Care Zone is a completely volunteer-run not-for-profit organization that works in both India and Canada. When we rescue a dog, we take on a lot of costs, such as transportation, vetting and essential items for the animal. The adoption fee helps us cover the cost that we incurred for the dog. It allows us to continue our work. You will notice that almost all animal rescue organizations have adoption fees - this is because it is indeed expensive to rescue a dog!
What is Included in the Adoption Fee?
General Health Exam
Deworming, if due
Rabies Vaccine, if due
DHLPP Vaccine, first & booster, if due
Spay/Neuter, if needed
Snap 4DX test (checks for heartworm, lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis)
Medicine for any other health problem if detected (like antibiotics, etc).
If a dog is adopted prior to the above care being completed, ACZ will cover the costs of the above procedures if done through the ACZ approved vet. Should the adopter choose not to use an ACZ approved vet, the costs for the care will be covered by the adopter. Once the dog is adopted, it is the owners’ responsibility to start covering the costs of any vetting not mentioned above. We highly recommend you take your new dog to your vet within the first week after adopting him/her.
If you want to know the exact breakdown of vet costs for the dog you are interested in, to understand why the adoption fee is what it is - please do not hesitate to ask us. Transparency is key!
Animal Care Zone has done significant work to reduce over population in India and Canada. Spay and neuter is an essential part of our work. In order to make sure we are not contributing to over population, we have added the spay/neuter deposit. If an adopter takes home a dog who is younger than 6 months and cannot be spayed/neutered before going home, or cannot be spayed/neutered for any other reason before going home, the adopter will have to pay an additional $150 as a deposit. The adopter will have 1 month after the dog turns of age (6 months old), or when medically appropriate, to schedule the dog's spay/neuter, and get the operation done, Upon successful completion of the dog's sterilization surgery in an appropriate time span, Animal Care Zone will return the deposit fee.
Failure to do this will result in ACZ considering the $150 deposit a non-refundable donation and gives us the right to remove the dog from your care.
Really? Why so serious?
Yes, we are very serious, and we take over population very seriously. We commit a large amount of resources to spay/neuter, so we cannot take a risk of pregnancy with our rescued dogs. We hope you understand. The spay/neuter deposit is taken so you will remember to schedule the spay/neuter ASAP.