Are there any additional mandatory costs that are not included in the adoption fee?
Yes! You are required to take your new animal to a vet within the first 14 days for a full health examination. If your animal has a medical condition that the shelter was unaware of you may apply for an exchange or a partial refund. You are also responsible to get a booster shot and a rabies shot for your new animal at your own cost. This may be done at a veterinary clinic of your choice and is generally due within the first 14 days after the adoption. In most cases the health examination, the booster shot and the rabies shot can all be done in one trip to the vet. It is much more cost efficient this way! All vet clinics offer different services at different rates. Call your vet in advance to find out details on their rates. Rabies vaccines are required by law!