Adopt

Our adoption process is easy! Take a peek below before you come to meet the perfect companion for you and your family.


Adoption Fees
What the adoption fee includes

Come meet your new BFF!

Visit our animals. Go for a walk, throw a ball, break out the cat wands. Spend as much time as you need to know if it’s the right fit.

We’re here to answer all your questions – after all, we’ve spent time getting to know each critter with whiskers, wagging tails, and floppy ears. And we’re professional matchmakers.

And since adopting an animal is a family affair, bring the whole gang!

And as we all know, true love can take a little time so there’s no need to rush. You may even want to come back for a second visit to see if it’s right.

We can’t wait to be a part of your happily ever after.

Take a moment to fill out a Pets & People Profile before you arrive.

This profile will help us make the perfect match for you and your family. Simply download the profile and either fax it to 415.382.1349, mail it, or just return it in person when you come to meet your new friend!

If you’re interested in adopting a friend for your resident rabbit, guinea pig, or rat, please call us before coming in so we can schedule a time for you to help your resident pet bond with a potential new friend.

After adopting your new buddy, stop by Animal Outfitters, our on-campus pet supply store, where new adopters get a 20% discount for one week after you adopt your pet.

The entire adoption process can take some time but it’s well worth it! After all, you can’t rush true love.

Adoption Fees

Dogs $175
Puppies (up to 5 months) $250
Dogs over 10 years $65
Cats $100
$150/pair
Kittens (up to 5 months) $150
$225/pair
Cats over 10 years $65
Guinea Pigs $15
$25/pair
Rabbits $40
$60/pair
Hamsters $10
Mice $5
Rats $10
Chinchillas $35
Cockatiels $75
$130/pair
Canaries $50
Doves $10
Finches, Zebra As quoted
Budgies $25
$40/pair
Chickens & Pigeons $10
Geese $10
Lovebirds $45
Ducks $10
Peafowl $10
Snakes As quoted

Fees for other animals are as quoted.

What the adoption fee includes

When you adopt an animal from Marin Humane, you’re not only giving a homeless critter a forever home, but your adoption fee helps us find even more homes for animals in need.

Between microchips, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and feeding, care for a healthy animal in our shelter costs $500 on average. As an open door shelter, we treat all animals, including a number of them with medical issues, and that can quickly double–and in some cases more than triple–that amount.

Benefits Value
Pre-adoption behavior and medical evaluation Varies

Pre-adoption spay/neuter and other medical treatments as needed

$200+
Vaccinations, deworming, FELV/FIV test (cats), heartworm testing (dogs) and flea/tick preventative $75+
Microchipping and first year membership with HomeAgain $25
Free post adoption behavior consultation $75-95
30% discount on behavior and training classes for dogs $150 on average
20% discount at MHS Animal Outfitters for up to one week after the adoption date Varies
20% discount at Pet Food Express, who donates $10 to MHS when the coupon is redeemed Varies
Providing an animal in need with a new loving home PRICELESS!

For any further questions about the adoption process, please call the Adoption department at 415.506.6225.