Adoption Process

Adoption Overview


You must be 18 years and older to adopt an animal. Adoption applications can be filled out and submitted in person at the center. Applications are processed in the order that they are received and an application will not be processed until the applicant has met with the animal. While visiting, we encourage you to ask any questions you may have with staff members or volunteers, as our goal is to help you find the right match for your family. The Fredericksburg SPCA thanks you for considering one of the many animals in need of a new home.

Our fees are as follows:

Puppies: $250 (age 6 months and under)
Adult dogs: $150
Senior dogs (7+ years): $60
All cats/kittens: Adopt one and get the second cat/kitten at no additional charge.
Kittens:$125 (age 6 months and under)
Adult cats: $100 
Senior cats – 7+ Fees waived

Our adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, microchip & registration, basic vaccines, rabies vaccine (4 months and older), age-appropriate blood testing (6 months and older), flea/tick/heartworm treatments, and deworming. As a non-profit organization, our adoption fees help us to offset some of these costs.

*Please note, specialty breeds may be subject to higher fees and will be noted on the animal’s profile.


Accepted Forms of Payment:

Cash, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, NO CHECKS.

The Adoption Fee includes:

    • Spay/neuter prior to adoption
    • FIV/FELv testing (age appropriate)
    • 24 Hr. Pet Watch Microchip & Registration
    • Information on free 30 day pet insurance trial
    • Age appropriate vaccines (distemper, rabies, bordetella [dogs])
    • Dewormer
    • Heartworm test (for dogs 6 months or older)
    • Free wellness exam within 7 days of adoption with select veterinarians
    • Mutty Paws 1/2 price first day of daycare and 10% off boarding for LIFE!


Cat Adoption survey

Dog Adoption survey