Along with daily care costs, the adoption fees help The Starfish Pet Project cover vaccination and medical costs for the pets. Without Adoption fees, we would not be able to afford veterinary care for the animals in our care.
Fees for animals with special needs will be determined based upon circumstances. Any difference in adoption fees will be listed on the specific animal's information page. Adoption fees are not to exceed what is listed above.
At TSPP, we believe that adoption fees should be affordable and within reach for our adopting families. We also must be able to run a functioning rescue organization and pay the veterinarians for the treatment of the animals being adopted. As veterinary costs have increased exponentially in the last ten years, we have come to a decision on what we think is a fair and appropriate cost for adoption. The services that we provide to each animal would cost the adopter three times as much to have done at their local vet. We are confident in our fees being appropriate and we are unable to offer discounts on adoptions. We appreciate your understanding.
Along with daily care costs, the adoption fees help The Starfish Pet Project cover vaccination and medical costs for the animals. At adoption, The Starfish Pet Project cats will be current on their vaccines and will have the following:
At adoption, The Starfish Pet Project dogs will be current on their vaccines and will have the following:
A Note About Spaying/Neutering: Effective June 13, 2022 - We have changed our policy regarding how we approach getting animals sterilized. This change has been necessary due to the lack of veterinary staff nationwide. We discuss our policies with every adopter. Every animal that comes through TSPP is required to be spayed/neutered.