Application & Fees

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Application & Fees

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View Available Dogs

Dog adoption fees, which include core vaccinations, tests for Heartworm, Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasmosis, tests for FIV, FeLV and heartworm, treatment for internal parasites, flea treatment and prevention, microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, and a rabies vaccination for dogs over 6 months old, are as follows:

2019 Dog Adoption Fees

  • Puppy (8 weeks to 11 months): $350 or 2 for $550
  • Young Adults (1 year to 3 years): $300 or 2 for $500
  • Adult  (4 years to 7 years): $250
  • Elder (8 years plus): $125

2019 Transport Dog Adoption Fees (All Sato Rescues from Puerto Rico)

  • Transport Puppy (8 weeks to 11 months): $400
  • Transport Young Adults (1 to 3 years): $350
  • Transport Adult  (4 to 7 years): $300
  • Transport Elder (8 years plus): $150

View our online Adoption Application


View Available Cats

Cat adoption fees, which include initial kitten vaccines, tests for FIV, FeLV and heartworm, treatment for internal parasites, flea treatment, microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, and a rabies vaccine for kittens over 6 months old, are as follows:

2019 Cat Adoption Fees

  • Kitten (8 weeks to 6 months):  $185 or adopt two for $275
  • Young cats (7  months to 1 year):  $150 or adopt two for $250
  • Adult (2 to 7 years):  $100 or adopt two for $150
  • Elder (8 years and older):  $35

View our online Adoption Application

Small Animals

View Available Small Animals

2019 Small Animal Adoption Fees

  • Rabbits $25
  • Guinea Pigs $20
  • Hamsters $15
  • Chinchillas $60
  • Rats $15
  • Ferrets $60
  • Mice $10 (as pets only)
  • Birds $20

View our online Adoption Application

Also included in the adoption fee:

  • Free health exam within 10 days of adoption at participating area veterinarians
  • One month of free health insurance
  • All dogs and cats are microchipped

Additional information:

  • HSWA offers a 25% discount for senior citizens (65+), first responders, veterans and long term foster volunteers**. We simply ask for identification.
  • Cardboard cat carriers are available for a fee of $5 plus tax.
  • Collars and leashes may be purchased in our lobby.
  • Microchips are available post adoption or to the public for a fee of $25.

Special discounts are available on some of our special needs pets. Please ask us for more information.

*Note:  prices are subject to change without notice.

Consistent with humane philosophy, and Maine law, all dogs and cats must be spayed/neutered prior to adoption, or arrangements made for future spay/neuter made at the time of adoption and completed before the adoption contract becomes valid. If the spay/neuter is not completed as arranged the adoption contract becomes invalid and the pet reverts to the ownership of the Humane Society Waterville Area.

**The foster discount only applies to volunteers who have provided long term or staff requested fostering (ie, raising kittens from birth, socializing kittens, caring for a dog while waiting for a spay/neuter surgery date, caring for a puppy who was recently transported from Puerto Rico, etc.). It does not apply to someone who is fostering an animal to see if the pet will fit in at their home. Please speak to our Animal Care Manager for clarification.

Our adoption policy is “First Come, First Considered.” If you need clarification about how this works, please call the shelter at 207-873 2430 or email