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HART's adoption fee varies, depending on the age of the dog, from $100 to $400, and of the cat, from $50 to $160, before taxes. This includes spay/neuter, all shots, a microchip, a dental cleaning if needed and heartworm treatment for positive dogs.


We know each pet’s temperament and personality to help match our dogs to the best possible forever home. 


The money we receive through adoption fees doesn't cover all our actual bills (veterinary bills, some boarding costs, heartworm preventatives, grooming, food, toys, etc.) We rely heavily on fundraisers as well as donations from HART volunteers, friends, businesses and past adopters to help us give these dogs their second chance. At HART, we think all dogs and cats deserve a second chance at a loving forever home.

We hope you’ll learn more about HART by browsing our website and viewing our pets. We hope you become part of the HART family as an adopter, a volunteer, a financial supporter or by simply keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. 

Cost of owning a pet

Cost Of Owning A Pet

As an organization dedicated to finding families for homeless animals, we’re excited that you’re considering adopting from Houston Animal Rescue Team - HART! Part of the responsibility of adopting a pet includes ensuring that you’re aware of the potential expenses associated with adding a furry friend to your family. Look over the estimated yearly costs below and think about whether you are financially ready to bring in another family member at this time. We want to ensure that you fully understand your future responsibilities in that regard. If you are ready, then click the Adoption Application link and get started finding a new family member!

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