Animal Rescue Force P.O. Box 418  •  East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Adoption Fees

Be sure to check our Pet List on Friday night to see descriptions and pictures of the pets that are available at our adoption centers on Saturday and Sunday.

Background Information
Some of the animals at ARF come directly from owners who have to give up their pets, but who can keep them at home for a few weeks to work through ARF.  Other animals are kept by ARF volunteers in their homes until they are adopted.  ARF has found new homes for a total of 20,000 animals in their 30 years of operation.

The Adoption Fee Schedule
  • Dogs and Puppies - $100 up to $400
    • To adopt a dog will cost anywhere from $100 to $400, depending on the amount of spay/neuter costs, and the age and breed of the dog.  Generally, an adult dog will cost $250 if we have to spay/neuter, and that price will include shots, heartworm test, ID chip.  If the dog comes to us already spayed or neutered, it generally costs $100.
  • Kitten - $100 plus a $60 felv/FIV test fee
    • $100 plus $60 for feluk/FIV test.  This fee includes the prepaid spay/ neuter and a first vaccine.
  • Spayed or neutered cats - $85+
    • $85 if cat is already spayed/neutered and more for purebreds.

Spay/Neuter Policy

All of our animals 8-weeks and older will be spayed or neutered before the adopter takes the animal home.  This procedure will have been prepaid in the adoption fee.