Our adoption process is easy!

Marin Humane is now offering modified adoptions. If you’re interested in adopting a specific animal, please contact us by phone or email so we can learn a bit more about you and make sure the animal is a good fit for your family. After that, we’ll work with you to complete the process remotely, including payment for the adoption fee. When you pick up your new family member, we’ll ask you to follow specific safety protocols to minimize your interactions with our staff. Call us at 415.506.6225 and leave a voicemail or send us an email. Please always include your phone number.
You may also view pets available for private rehoming.

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>> Adoption Fees
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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!

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 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. And since adopting an animal is a family affair, bring the whole gang! We can’t wait to be a part of your happily ever after.

If you’re interested in adopting a friend for your resident rabbit, guinea pig, or rat, we offer pet bonding advice.

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) $375
Dogs over 10 years $100
Cats $150
Kittens (up to 5 months) $200
Cats over 10 years $100
Guinea Pigs $25
Rabbits $75
Hamsters $15
Mice $5
Rats $10
Chinchillas $35
Cockatiels $75
Canaries $50
Doves $10
Finches, Zebra As quoted
Budgies/Parakeets $25
Chickens & Pigeons $10
Geese $10
Lovebirds $45
Ducks $10
Peafowl $10
Snakes As quoted

Fees for other animals are as quoted.

Not sure what it takes to care for some of these critters? Read our care guides for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats, Mice, Hamsters, and Parakeets & Cockatiels!


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

Vaccinations, deworming, 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 Pet Food Express, who donates $10 to MHS when the coupon is redeemed Varies
Complimentary post-adoption medical exam at participating veterinary practices within 14 days of adoption 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.