Please contact us to confirm a specific dog’s adoption fee. Our fees are typically as follows:
- Puppies (Dogs Under 1 Year of Age): $350
- Adults: $250
- Seniors (Varies depending on the breed): $75
There is an additional fee of $50 if you are adopting from out of the State of Virginia.
All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, heartworm tested (if old enough), dewormed, and microchipped.
Occasionally people balk at our adoption fees and think they’re too expensive. Here are some examples of the approximate costs of our included treatments at some of our local veterinarians:
- Rabies vaccine: $30
- Distemper vaccine: $25 (Puppies typically get three of these!)
- Heartworm testing: $55
- Exam: $30-55
- Spay/neuter: $150-300
- Microchipping: $45
- TOTAL: $335-510
That doesn’t even include the cost of a dog if you were considering buying from a breeder or a pet store (which, for the record, we don’t recommend). As you can see, you can actually SAVE money by adopting a rescue dog!
Since ODHS is a non-profit rescue organization with no paid employees, 100% of your adoption fee goes back into our rescue to help us continue our life-saving work!