How much does an ARF dog cost?

Oct 21, 2013

ARF dogs are microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and health checked.

To help cover our costs, ARF asks an adoption fee of:

Puppies aged under 16 weeks (C3 vaccination) – $400 – includes $100 contribution to puppy classes

Dogs aged 16 weeks to 8yrs (C5 vaccination) – $350

Dogs aged over 8yrs (C5 vaccination) – $150

The adoption fee contributes to veterinary and other standard rescue costs, although many of our dogs also require additional veterinary care for injuries or illnesses they have when we rescue them. This adds considerably to the vet costs associated with rescuing and re-homing each dog, and the rest of the money we need is made up from fundraising and donations.

Our foster carers also contribute large amounts of their own money to save and foster dogs. We are totally non-profit and all our members are volunteers.

Donations to help us with costs are always very welcome and appreciated.

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For general tips and hints see the About ARF page.

Please contact us if you would like any further information.