What are the Real Costs of a "Free" Pet?

The real costs are high! Before you take that "free" cat or dog as your new Forever Friend, have a quick look at the staggering facts below. Unfortunately, free cats and dogs can run pet owners anywhere from $200 to almost $500 - and that's for a healthy pet! If you adopt from the Fond du Lac Humane Society, the adoption fee is a big savings over the free cat or dog.

Average Cost of a Free Dog is About $405


I'm free female for about $475

When you first get a dog, you have to take him or her in for numerous tests and vaccinations. For a male dog, it can cost pet owners around $300 and for female dogs over $400! Be informed before you "buy" your next free dog. Better yet, play it safe and adopt one. We do all the tests, spaying and neutering, and vaccinations for you - all included in our adoption fee.

Average Cost of a Free Cat is About $302


I'm free male for about $272

A free cat won't cost you as much as a free dog, in most cases, but cats still have to undergo almost all of the same tests, procedures, and vaccinations. The costs for a free male cat are over $200 on average and over $300 for female cats! Be safe and assured that your cat is properly taken care of and ready for his or her new home. Adopt one of ours today; the tests, vaccinations, and spay/neuter are included in the adoption fee. If interested in adopting a pet, please fill out the appropriate adoption application below and drop it off at the Fond du Lac Humane Society. It can take up to 5 days to process adoption applications, but in the meantime you can start to meet new pets.