ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Starting Feb 8, Park Blvd. will be closed at the intersection of Henderson Rd for an improvement project. Riverdale Animal Shelter can be accessed via E. 120th Pkwy and Park Blvd. Click here to learn more.

Service Fees

General Animal Shelter Fees (effective Feb. 1, 2020)

Type of Service

Fee / Deposit Amount

Adoption Fees*
With your adoption you receive:

  • New pet adoption packet
  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip identification
  • Rabies vaccination tag
  • Temporary leash or carrier
  • Free visit with a participating veterinary office
  • Dogs
    • Over 6 months old:  $100-300
    • 6 months old and younger: $200-400     
  • Cats
    • Over 6 months old:  $25-75
    • 6 months old and younger:  $50-115
    • FIV-FELV Test: $25
  • Other Pets (based on species, breed, and age)
    • Small Pet Animals:  $5-60
    • Small Farm Animals/Fowl:  $5-150
Note:  Certain adoption fees may be priced outside of these ranges at discretion of management.
Senior Citizens (age 60+), active military, and veterans receive a 20% discount on adoption fees.  
Dog License Fees (unincorporated Adams County only) If pet is spayed or neutered:  Fee Waived
If pet is not spayed or neutered:  $25
End of Life Services Fees

Humane Euthanasia Fee

  • Cats and Dogs:  $50
  • For cats and dogs of senior citizens 60+:  $30
  • Small Animals:  $10-25
Cremation Fee (communal)
  • Cats and Dogs:  $35
  • Small Animal:  $10

Impound and Daily Care Fees
Repeated impoundment of the same animal within an 18-month period will increase the fee by $10 (cumulative) for each additional impound.

  • Daily Care Fee (strays and bite quarantine):  $15 per day
  • Cat Reclaim/Impound Fee:
    • $25 with current pet identification (tag, license, and/or microchip)
    • ​$35 without current pet identification
  • Dog Reclaim/Impound Fee:
    • $40 with current pet identification (tag, license, and/or microchip
    • $50 without current pet identification​
  • Rabies Vaccination Fee (for reclaim):  $15
  • Rabies Vaccination Deposit:  $15
  • Microchip Fee:  $25
Animal Surrender Fees Cats and Dogs:  $50
Litters with or without mother:  $65-95
Small Animals/Small Farm Animals:  $5-50
Out of Jurisdiction Fee:  $25 (in addition to posted surrender fees)
Low-Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Fees

Rabies 1 year:  $15
Distemper/Panleukopenia (FVRCP):  $15

Rabies 1 year:  $15
Distemper/Parvo:  $15
Bordetella:  $15

Microchip Fee (cats and dogs):  $25

Forms of Payment

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

We do not accept personal checks or American Express.

*At the discretion of management, the adoption fees for certain pets may be outside the posted fee ranges.