Every canine and feline over the age of 6 months is spayed / neutered prior to adoption, and all animals ready for adoption are current on vaccinations, have tested negative on heartworm (dogs) and feline leukemia / FIV (feline AIDS) (cats), and have been dewormed. For animals less than 6 months of age, state law requires that the adopter will sign a contract that he / she will get the animal spayed or neutered by the time it reaches 6 months old. WAG holds a deposit that is refunded when proof of spay / neuter is provided.
Adoption fees provide some recuperation of costs associated with providing in-home and necessary veterinary care while the animal is in our program. The benefit of adopting from an organization that provides in-home foster care is that the animal’s behavior has been evaluated by their care providers in a natural living environment, rather than oftentimes unpleasant surroundings of a shelter. WAG foster care providers care for the animals as if they are their own, and learn to know the animal’s likes and dislikes, ability to co-exist with other animals, ability to tolerate children, and so forth.
Fees may occasionally be different than published due to circumstances surrounding individual animals.