Be prepared to pay the shelter fees when you go to adopt your animal.
Shelter Adoption Fees
The NYC ACC has a sliding scale of adoption fees ranging from $25 to $400, depending on the animal. Fees include pre-adoption medical care and vaccines, deworming, spay / neutering, microchip, and one free veterinary visit. Cat Adoptions also include FELV/FIV testing and a cardboard cat carrier. Dog Adoptions also include Leash, Dog License and Heartworm Test. You may contact the shelter to inquire about a fee for a specific animal.
Shelter Spay/Neuter – Refundable Deposits
An additional refundable deposit of $150 will be required if the animal is not spayed / neutered. If an animal cannot have spay / neuter surgery before it leaves, you must leave a $150 deposit. That deposit WILL BE REFUNDED as soon as you show proof that you had your pet spayed / neutered. If you pay by credit card, the refund will go back on your card. If you paid with cash, they will send a check. We have heard that credit card refunds are much faster so you may want to keep that in mind.
New York City Residents
If you are a New York City resident, then an additional fee of $8.50 will be required to register your dog in NYC.