The standard cost of adopting an adult dog from the Humane Society is $40 to $130, as of 2015. Adoption fees vary with the size, breed and age of the dog. The cost of adopting a puppy is $280, with $50 refundable upon completion of a puppy class.
Purebred dogs, as well as smaller breeds that are highly desirable, are sometimes priced higher at a fee of $280 to $380.
Dogs that are adopted from the Humane Society receive a veterinary wellness examination and initial vaccines, are spayed or neutered and are micro chipped with a national registration.
The Humane Society’s website, HumaneSociety.org, features information to consider when adopting a dog that includes time and energy available for a pet, living situations and environment, ages of family members and pet-related allergies.