Adoptions | Humane Society Waterville Area | Waterville, ME

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Adoption Prices and Policies *

note:  prices are subject to change without notice.

View Available Dogs

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

Puppy (8 weeks to 11 months): $299.00

Young Adults (1 year to 3 years): $249.00

Adult  (4 years to 7 years): $199.00

Elder (8 years plus): $99.00


View Available Cats

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

Kitten (8 weeks to 6 months):  $149.00;  or adopt two for $249.00

Young cats (7  months to 1 year):  $125.00;  or adopt two for $225.00

Adult (2 years to 7 years):  $75.00; or adopt two for $125

Elder (8 years and older):  $25.00

Special needs or under-socialized cats are fee waived; a donation is appreciated.

Microchips for kittens and cats are available for an additional $10.00.


View Available Pocket Pets

Pocket Pet adoption fees are as follows:

Rabbits $20.00

Guinea Pigs $15.00

Hamsters $10.00

Chinchillas $50.00

Rats $10.00

Ferrets $50.00

Mice $ 5.00 (for pets only)


Special discounts are available on some harder to place pets; please inquire.

* Scholarship Pets:  some highly adoptable pets may have an additional fee in order to help provide care for the other homeless animals who are not as adoptable or require more time and financial resources to find a loving home;  we call these special pets “Scholarship Pets”.

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 arrange the adoption contract becomes invalid and the pet reverts to the ownership of the Humane Society Waterville Area.

*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