Adoption Information
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Standard Adoption Fees
Animal adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery cost, first set of vaccinations including a Rabies vaccination (if pet is old enough) and a microchip. Dog adoption fees also include a one-year County license for unincorporated County residents.
Note: We frequently have adoption specials where animals can be adopted at a reduced cost - see Current Adoption Specials section at top of this page for details.
Type of Animal Total Fee
Female Cat $50.00
Male Cat $40.00
Puppy (up to 4 mos. old) $75.00
Dog $85.00 ($75.00 for Senior Discounted Rate)
Other Animals Adoption Fees - Other Animals  (PDF)
Note: The Kern County Animal Services Department reserves the right to deny adoptions in certain circumstances for cause.