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How much does it cost to adopt a new pet?

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Any dog under five years old is $60 and older than five years will be $30. Cats and kittens are a minimum of $20, although we ask people to pay more if they are able. We do not charge an adoption fee for any pet that is over 10 years old.  This fee covers the spay or neuter, microchipping, rabies vaccination, booster shots, de-worming, and flea and tick treatment. We test our dogs for heartworms and our cats for feline leukemia. Considering everything that is included, our adoption fee is a great deal. Taking a "free" pet from a newspaper ad or friend can cost up to three times as much on basic health services at a veterinary clinic. However, the services provided by Fayetteville Animal Services are in no way intended to be a substitution for regular professional veterinary care. Also, by adopting from our shelter, you not only save the life of that animal, you support our services so that we can continue to care for abandoned, stray, injured, and sick animals. For more information, contact the shelter at (479)444-3456.