Adoption fees

Ever wondered how much it costs to adopt an animal? RSPCA NSW adoption fees help to cover some of the costs associated with preparing each animal for adoption. Our animals come fully vet-checked and, depending on species, desexed, microchipped and vaccinated. As you can imagine, the cost of caring for each animal that comes through our doors far exceeds the amount we charge for each adoption but these fees go back into caring for more abandoned, injured, neglected and sick animals.

In addition to the initial cost of adoption, there’s a long list of expenses that the average pet owner may incur within a year. You’ll need to take these expenses into consideration before deciding to become a pet owner. If you’re ready to make the commitment, check out our adoption fees below.

Canines

Puppy (under six months): $480

Dog (six months to eight years): $440

Golden oldies (eight years plus): $220

Price includes desexing, microchipping, vaccinations and flea and worming treatment.

Felines

Kitten (under six months): $230

Cat (six months to eight years): $180

Golden oldies (eight years plus): $140

Price includes desexing, microchipping, vaccinations and flea and worming treatment.

Birds

Small (e.g., budgie, dove, finch, pigeon): $5 – $25

Medium (e.g., cockatiel, lorikeet): minimum $45

Large (e.g., cockatoo, corella, rosella): minimum $65

Exotic birds (e.g., Alexandrine parakeet, Conure, Eclectus, Indian ringneck, Major Mitchell’s cockatoo, peacock): $150 – $415

Birds may be subject to individual pricing depending on veterinary services provided.

Pocket Pets

Rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets: $45

Rats and mice: $5

Livestock

Chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys: $10 – $40

Goats, sheep and pigs: $55

Horses and cattle: minimum $250

 

For more information on what to expect from adopting one of our animals, head here.

The above prices are valid from July 2020 at all RSPCA NSW shelters and our Care Centre. Each individual branch varies in pricing so to find out how much it is to adopt from your local branch, please get in contact them. Details here.)