On my daily stroll through Pet Finder today, I came across a few little puppies (Maltese mixes I think) and they were $800! I was shocked, as I thought all rescues are around $200 adoption fee at most.
There wasn't anything wrong with these puppies such as health issues that would needed to be covered, so I don't see the reason the price is so high. Any idea??
simply because small dogs are in demand and people will pay it. i would research this rescue and make sure they are legit. my rescue chrages a flat fee by age. some charge based on the amount of medical carea dog needed. but $800...thats a pet store price. outrageous.
Some people sneak on ther eto sell pups so maybe if it looks like that report them. Some people are idiots. But if I had a huge shelter and had a way to make money I'd do it. One sick old dog can cost you thousands.
The shelter where I work charges $150 for dogs and $85 for cats. Price is the same, no matter the breed, age, size, sex, etc. And I can guarantee you, they lose money on just about every dog they adopt! For dogs, the adoption fee includes the cost of spay or neuter, shots, initial worming, and testing for heartworm, lyme disease and ehrlichia and also microchipping. Cats include spay/neuter, worming, and tests for FIV and Felv. But some of these dogs have been at the shelter for years. Same with the cats-I was looking at the cat charts, and found several cats that have been at the shelter since 1994! Can you imagine a dog or cat spending just about it's entire life in a shelter? The local SPCA also charges the same amount for dogs, whether purebred or mixed, large or small. The only discount they give is if it's a senior pet.
Those are resonable..our SPCA charges $125.00 for dogs...you can get them out the news paper cheaper and even for free so allot of dogs just stay in the shelter...rich people pay for pure breeds and poor people dont want to pay the initial cost and just get them else where. These shelters need more support to continue to care for all the dogs ansd thier needs but many people arent willing to spend thier $$ on shelter dogs when they can go else where and get them cheaper.I dont have the answer to this dillema but for sure $800.00 is a rip!
Bailey was $250 from a cocker rescue. She was eight months old when we got her. I didn't see the cost as her "price". The rescue organizations have expenses. They provide food, fostering, medical care, etc. The money to support this has to come from somewhere. I don't care for the idea of some rescues charging more for certain breeds just because they're "popular", though.