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Why the heck are the adoption fees so high? :eek:I was looking on
petfinder.com at poodles that had already been de***ed for
adoption, most of the ones I came across wasn't even purebred
but crosses,but I noticed how high the adoption fee was...good
lord $200? No wonder people usually aren't worried about adopting,
I mean would you rather pay $200 to adopt this dog that looks
to only have one good eye, and was rescued from a kill shelter
or pay the same amount or a tad bit more for a puppy that
you can raise yourself in a healthy loving environment?

Don't get me wrong, these poor dogs deserve another chance
at life. To answer my own question, I KNOW why the fees are
so high...the cost of de***ing, vet visits, medication, etc, etc.

I was just thinking if you are really trying to find this dog a home,
why not make your adoption fees lower? I dunno...It confuses me.

There was a gorgeous purebred standard male on there the other day
for adoption, but when I looked back today he was no longer listed. :(
 

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The cost is about the same as it would be if you were buying a puppy because of how much medical treatments are and the cost to house them ;) Seeing as I have been heavily involved with rescue for almost 5 years I can tell you it costs.

Also it depends on where the rescue is located. In my town the local rescue adoption fee for dogs is $35-$50 depending on size and $20 for cats and sometimes people flip that we even charge a fee in the first place.
 

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Also it depends on where the rescue is located. In my town the local rescue adoption fee for dogs is $35-$50 depending on size and $20 for cats and sometimes people flip that we even charge a fee in the first place.
Yes, I seen where some of the adoption fees were different prices,
some lower than others. I guess people just don't understand why
there is an adoption fee, I mean they prolly see the adoption fee more
like trying to sell the dog like some sort of scam, but I do understand
why the adoption fee is what it is. :)


When the right dog comes along, I would definately consider adopting. ;)
 

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Yes, I seen where some of the adoption fees were different prices,
some lower than others. I guess people just don't understand why
there is an adoption fee, I mean they prolly see the adoption fee more
like trying to sell the dog like some sort of scam, but I do understand
why the adoption fee is what it is. :)


When the right dog comes along, I would definately consider adopting. ;)
It is what it is because thats the price they set, some rescues will jack up the price on purebreds just to keep people who are spur of the moment adopters from applying.
 

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It also depends on what kind of shelter it is. Kill shelters often have lower fees, while breed-specific rescues with foster homes usually have higher, because they don't have a time limit on keeping the dog.
 

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Plus, if you are buying from a good breeder that does health testing and offers a good health guarantee - you usually pay alot more than $200. At least around here.
 

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Here pet poodles from lower end breeders and dogs with no registration papers run at $450 to start (usually no vet checks etc) and go up to $1,500 with a good breeder, vet visits, shots, and papers.
 

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The price range on poodles here where I live in the South varies, a lot
cheaper than the prices you guys listed though, I've seen them without
papers, but with all their shots, etc sometimes for $150, and for a
registered one from a good breeder sometimes $300-600. I don't think
their to sought after around here is why they are cheaper, around here
they want hunting dogs, etc, lol. :rolleyes:

I guess it's all according to where you live, etc. :)
 

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wow I never saw a poodle for $150 - I paid $200 to rescue Teddy and then almost a thousand to get him well. I paid 750 for Ginger as a puppy and I thought that was reasonable. She had been tested, etc and had papers.
 

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wow I never saw a poodle for $150 - I paid $200 to rescue Teddy and then almost a thousand to get him well. I paid 750 for Ginger as a puppy and I thought that was reasonable. She had been tested, etc and had papers.

I don't run across them for that much often, but it is usually toys
w/o papers, etc.
 

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We lucked out getting Baxter at a rescue. His fee was $75. I couldn't believe that we were getting such a beautiful dog for that price!
We really didn't care what age the dog was, or if it was purebred...we just went looking to see if there was a dog that would fit into our family. We wanted to give a dog a chance to have a great life.
Baxter ran right up to me when they opened his cage, and he just snuggled into my neck. I didn't even know he was a poodle! lol! He was so dirty and scraggly! I never went into the shelter looking for a poodle at all. We have probably paid another $300 or so in vet and grooming bills for him, but he is worth it. I actually have another visit with the vet tomorrow, and will have another grooming appt. a couple weeks from now. lol! I don't know who is more lucky, us or him.:tongue:
 
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