The fee for adopting a Havanese puppy can range from $50 to $400, with most rescues charging under $200. Adoption fees varies based on the rescue organization, as well as the puppy's age, health and training.
Puppies are generally more expensive to adopt than older dogs, because the demand for them is higher. Purebreds are also often more expensive. However, both are still much less expensive than buying from a reputable Havanese breeder, which can cost up to $2,000. Adopted puppies also generally have all their routine veterinary needs, including spay or neuter and vaccinations, included in the adoption fee. This can save hundreds of dollars. Many rescues also provide a voucher for a free veterinary exam.
The new puppy also needs a bowl, bed, collar and other supplies. The cost of these varies widely depending on the specific items the new owner chooses. It can be as low as $150 or as high as $500. Owners that rent their homes or apartments also may need to factor in the cost of a pet deposit or pet rent, which may add several hundred dollars to the initial cost of adopting a puppy. Training classes are also a good idea for puppies. The cost of these varies depending on the trainer and the specific class taken, but may be approximately $340 for the classes and training supplies.