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Adoption Information

Adoption Policies:

  • Take time to thoughfully examine your needs and lifestyle when deciding on a pet to adopt. Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment to be carefully considered.
  • Discuss your lifestyle and needs with an adoption counselor.
  • Adopters are required to complete an application and sign an adoption agreement as part of the adoption process.
  • Adopters must be able to verify home ownership or have the approval of a landlord to have a pet. Your landlord will be called during the adoption process to verify that pets are allowed in your rental home.
  • If you are approved, there is an adoption fees are as follows:

    Canine
    Intact male - $51.00, plus a neuter deposit. In some cases, the pet may need to be neutered before going to it's new home. Rabies vaccination fee of $8.00 will be charged if administered by SPCA

    Intact female - $51.00, plus a spay deposit. In some cases, the pet may need to be spayed before going to it's new home. Rabies vaccination fee of $8.00 will be charged if administered by SPCA

    Neutered male - $106.00 plus rabies vaccination fee of $8.00 if administered by SPCA

    Spayed female - $116.00 plus rabies vaccination fee of $8.00 if administered by SPCA                          

    Feline
    Intact male - $51.00, plus a neuter deposit. In some cases, the pet may need to be neutered before going to it's new home. Rabies vaccination fee of $8.00 will be charged if administered by SPCA
    -  $15 additional fee for FeLV/FIV test

    Intact female - $51.00, plus a spay deposit. In some cases, the pet may need to be spayed before going to it's new home. Rabies vaccination fee of $8.00 will be charged if administered by SPCA.
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    $15 additional fee for FeLV/FIV

    Neutered Male - $86.00 plus rabies vaccination fee of $8.00 if administered by SPCA
    - $15 additional charge for FeLV/FIV test

    Spayed female - $101.00 plus rabies vaccination fee of $8.00 if administered by SPCA
     - $15 additional charge for FeLV/FIV test      

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    Spay/neuter arrangements will be made through the local vet or clinic of your choice. The fee charged is at the discretion of the vet or clinic, and is not determined by the shelter. Our staff will be happy to assist you with a list of available vets and clinics.

    Our fees have increased slightly to cover the cost of micro-chipping. All pets are now being micro-chipped prior to adoption.  

    Rabbits - Intact - $20.00
                   Altered -$10.00

    Guinea Pigs - $20.00

    BirdsParakeets-$20 each or $30 for a pair
              - Cockatiels and other Varieties-$50 each or $75 for a pair

    Mouse, Gerbil or Hamster - $8.00     

    Additional costs may include: $5.00 fee for a bath.

    For the safety of your new pet, all cats must leave in a carrier. Bring your own or purchase one from us. Charge is $8.00 for a cardboard carrier or $19.50 for a plastic carrier. All dogs must have a collar and leash. Bring your own or purchase both here, prices available at the front desk. 

  • All pets must be examined by a licensed veterinarian within 7 days of adoption.
  • If you cannot keep your pet, you must return it to the SPCA.
  • Please note: we cannot place a hold on or accept a deposit on a pet.

Spay/Neuter Requirements:
Every dog or cat adopted from the SPCA must be spayed or neutered as required by Virginia State law. This is the only effective way to control the pet overpopulation problem and eliminate the need to euthanize the majority of the 1800 dogs and 2800 cats brought into the shelter every year.

 

 

Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA
2170 Old Furnace Road
P.O. Box 413
Harrisonburg, VA  22803
Phone: 540-434-5270
Fax: 540-432-9509