Adoption Fees

EFFECTIVE: February 2015

PUPPIES (1 year & under)................... $280.00+
ADULT DOGS (over 2 years)................ $225.00+
PUREBREED DOGS/PUPPIES..............$330.00+
For the specific adoption fee on the dog you are interested in, please email adoptlove@rbari.org.  Fees may vary based on the breed, age and size of the dog.

KITTENS..................................................$125.00
CATS ...................................................... $120.00
TWO KITTENS/CATS................................$175.00

CAT/KITTEN STARTER PACK..................$20.00-$25.00
CAT CARRIER PLASTIC (sm-med)...........$10.00 (large)...... $15.00
CARDBOARD CAT CARRIER...................$8.50
LEASHES...............................................$10.00
COLLARS...............................................$10.00
MICOCHIPPING, NON RBARI ANIMALS..$40.00

*Also ask about our Dog crate rentals and Have a Heart Traps*

WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU ADOPT

GENERAL HEALTH CHECK - Every pet receives a General Health Check (GHC) by our attending vet. This includes eyes, ears, lungs, heart, and mouth. The GHC only guarantees the heath of the pet at the time of the checkup. RBARI is not responsible for medical bills should the pet become sick after adoption. Due to  high medical bills - dogs and puppies are not tested for heartworm, and cats under 6 months are not tested for Feline Aids or Leukemia.

VACCINATIONS - All dogs receive DHLP-P, Bordetella, & RV. All cats receive FVRCP & RV. (Depending on age at time of adoption)
WORMING - All animals are tested for intestinal parasites and wormed before adoption.

SPAY / NEUTER - All dogs and cats over 6 months are spayed or neutered. (It is the responsibility of the adopter to spay or neuter a puppy or kitten if adopted under 6 months of age. RBARI adoption counselors will provide you with Low Cost S/N information at the time of adoption.)

LEUKEMIA & AIDS TEST FOR ADULT CATS - All adult cats are tested for Leukemia and Aids before the time of adoption.

MICROCHIP - All pets over 6 months of age are microchipped before adoption. Any pets adopted under 6 months of age are allowed to come back for a FREE microchip at 6 months. Microchipping is a permanent way to identify your pet should he or she be lost. There are no collars or tags to get lost or fall off. Each microchip has a number specific to that chip, and thus your pet. The microchip stores your pet's information (name, age, breed etc.) and your contact information as well as your pet's veterinarian name and phone number. Every vet's office, animal shelter and Animal Control Officer has scanners on hand, ready to check lost pets for microchips. For more information on how microchipping works, click here.

30 DAYS FREE PET INSURANCE - Provided by PetPlan, www.gopetplan.com. You are under no obligation to continue coverage after the 30 day trial period.

TEMPERAMENT TEST - Every dog over 6 months receives a temperament evaluation by one of our on staff trainers. This test helps us to determine the personality of the dog. After the test, the trainer will make recommendations, outlining the ideal home for the pet. This is not a guarantee of the pet’s behavior. It is  a guideline for placing the dog in a home. RBARI is not responsible for behavior of the pet after adoption - but we are her to help.  It's important that an adopter follow training suggestions made at time of adoption and to take appropriate & humane action to correct any problems that develop after adoption.

OPTION OF CRATE RENTAL - Anyone adopting a dog or puppy has the option of renting a crate for a small rental fee.

INFORMATION PACKET - Every pet is sent home with a personalized packet of information about that pet and its specific health and/or training needs.

3 DAYS OF FOOD - In order to help ease the new pet into the home RBARI sends home all adopters with a minimum of three days worth of food that pet has been eating so that new parents can slowly wean the pet onto new food.

RBARI is a non-profit organization, dedicated to animal welfare and providing a safe refuge for animals in need. 100% of your adoption fee goes back into the shelter to assist in covering the cost of an animals stay.


The following is an average price list for what it would cost you to take your pet to a veterinary office, a professional dog trainer, and your local pet store after adoption.

WHY DOES RAMAPO BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE HAVE ADOPTION FEES?

Spay / Neuter $165.00 - $450.00 depending on size breed, and species
FVRCP (cats) $15.00 - $65.00 per shot – kittens need a series of three
DHLP-P (dogs) $15.00 - $65.00 per shot - puppies need a series of three
FIV / FELV test (cats) $25.00 - $65.00
Heartworm Test $25.00 - $65.00
Rabies Shot $15.00 - $65.00
General Heath Exam $40.00 - $80.00 not including medication if something is wrong
Fecal Exam $20.00 - $50.00
De-Worming $15.00 - $25.00
Frontline flee protection $10.00 for each application
Collar and Leash $10.00 - $20.00
R.B.A.R.I. ID Tag $5.00
Microchip $35.00 - $75.00
Temperament Assessment (dogs) $65.00 - $140.00 / hour
1 Month Pet Insurance $10.00 - $70.00 adopter must sign up to activate gift
Free Help and Advice after adoption PRICELESS!!!!

TOTAL SPENT ON YOUR NEW CAT: $350.00 - $955.00

TOTAL SPENT ON YOUR NEW DOG: $430.00 - $1120.00

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