Free little dogs available for adoption or rehoming are found in local newspapers or on websites like Craigslist under the "Pets" or the "Give it Away/Free" sections. Adoptions through shelters cost a small fee.
Adoption shelters charge fees because they make sure the animal has received shots and is spayed or neutered before leaving for its new home. If an animal is taken from the "Give it Away/Free" section of a newspaper or website, it may require medical care and may not be spayed or neutered. All pets come with expenses to consider, such as regular checkups with a veterinarian, food and accessories like leashes and collars.