Adoption Fees

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Adoption Fees



The Humboldt County Animal Shelter offers the community affordable adoptions. All adoptable animals are neutered or spayed, microchipped, up to date on shots and temperament tested. Prices vary for each animal depending on size, sex, and status of being spayed or neutered prior to arriving at the shelter. See the table below for our normal adoption fees. Periodically the shelter will offer reduced-cost adoptions. These reduced-costs are discounts that are put in place temporarily to help reduce overcrowding in the shelter. If a reduced-rate is not in effect, the following fees apply:
*Dog adoption fee varies depending on sex and size of animal.
Type of Animal Adoption Fee
Dog $145-$235*
Dog (if already spayed or neutered upon arrival) $85-$100
Cat (if already spayed or neutered upon arrival) $85
Cat- Female (spayed at shelter) $145
Cat- Male (neutered at shelter) $115

Adoption Applications

Interested in adopting an animal from the shelter? All interested adopters must complete an adoption application. Download the adoption application below and return it to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in person or via email to hsoanimalshelter@co.humboldt.ca.us.