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Carla Lane Animals in Need

Cost of rehoming

3 Spurriers Lane, Melling, Liverpool, L31 1BA.  Tel: 0151 549 0959


Cost of rehoming

We try to balance covering our costs with charging an affordable and reasonable amount. This fee includes neutering, vaccinations, Flea and worm treatment, micro chipping, on identity disc, a vet health check and one month’s free pet insurance.

Adoption fees for cats and kittens can vary, usually £125 – £150

The cost of a dog usually varies depending on the age and health of the dog. Mostly the dogs are £250 -£450.

Please note that we do not rehome dogs with children under 5 due to insurance reasons. If you have had experience with dogs and want to adopt a dog we have a known history on, we may consider an adoption with an under 5 year old. Most rescue centres have the same policy now because to the rise of unwanted dogs and puppies due to people starting a family or not wanting the dog near a child. We try our hardest to rehome all our dogs only once.

We are always quite happy if people would like to make to donation on top!

You may wonder why we charge rehoming fees when you rehome one of our animals so we felt it may be important to let everyone know the average cost of a dog and cat coming through our core.

It costs £80 to neuter a male rabbit and £17.50 for vaccinations which is £97.50 without any other costs and we charge £35 for a rabbit (£65 for a pair). Some of our rabbits have waited 2 years for a home as it is, imagine the response if we suggested charging £100 for a rabbit!

This total does NOT include additional vet bills for anything that may be wrong with them costs of staff to look offer them. Rates, electricity, gas, water rates, telephones, insurance, advertising, stationery, cleaning materials, costs of maintaining our 3 vans, general maintenance of the Sanctuary or staff training – just to name the obvious costs. So unless a dog comes in and out the same day and is fully vaccinated and neutered, we never make a ‘profit’ on any of our rehomings, but to charge more would slow our rehomings down even further and defeat the purpose of our existence.

This is why we rely so heavily on the generosity of our fabulous supporters.