Puppies under 1 year often cost $300-$600 to adopt. Their young age and cute appeal increase demand.
Adoption fees for mixed breed adult dogs 1-7 years old tend to range from $75-$300 depending on the organization.
Senior dogs over 7 years old may have reduced adoption fees of $50-$200 due to decreased interest in older pets.
Popular pure breeds like French Bulldogs or Poodles have fees of $400-$800+ due to high demand.
Government shelters tend to charge lower fees of $50-$150, while nonprofit rescues' costs are $150-$500.
Small breeds under 25 lbs have elevated fees of $250+ due to their popularity and accommodation cost.
Dogs with special medical needs may have higher adoption costs to offset expenses for their care.