Adoption Fees

OAHS invests an average of $250 into every animal available for adoption.  All cats, dogs and rabbits are spayed or neutered and are up to date on appropriate vaccinations. Senior animals receive a senior bloodwork panel and needed dental care (if deemed necessary) to ensure they are as healthy as possible when they go to their new homes.  Donations are always appreciated to help new animals coming into OAHS.


Adoption fees for cats and kittens are free at this time. Licensing fee, microchip fee and rabies vaccination reimbursement fees may apply at the time of adoption (City of Oshkosh license is $5, microchip is $25 and rabies vaccination is $25, totaling no more than $55 if all apply). 

Cats are spayed/neutered before being adopted and are given age-appropriate vaccinations. Cats are also tested for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).


Dog adoption fees start at $50 for dogs with special needs. Senior dogs 8 & older typically have an adoption fee of $50-$100.  Young adult dogs typically have an adoption fee of $150-$250.  Higher adoption fees for younger dogs help to supplement the reduced adoption fees of dogs that may be overlooked by adopters due to age, medical need, etc. 

Dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated for rabies and microchipped (associated fees may apply for vaccination and microchip) before being adopted (exceptions may apply due to age). If you'd like to know the adoption fee of a specific dog please call (920) 424-2128 ext #3, then ext #3 again, to reach our dog adoption counselors. 


The adoption fee for any small mammal or rabbit is a "Paw it Forward" fee which means a donation to help the next animal that takes their place is needed and appreciated.  All rabbits are spayed/neutered and litter box trained.