Adoption FAQs and Fees

Adoption Fees

Adult Dog $340

Puppy (under 6 months) $485

Senior Dog (8 years and over) $235

Senior Dog (10 years and over) $90

Special Needs Adoption $150

Adoption FAQ

What does the adoption fee include?

Every dog adopted is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms and has had a full (standard) health check and behaviour assessment. The Adoption Fee is considerably less than you would pay for these individually.

What do I need to do to adopt?

Before adopting a dog, you must first meet the dog, and spend some time getting to know them. Staff will give you as much information as we have about that dog, and can answer any questions that you have.

Visits to Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania are by appointment.  If you have seen a dog you are interested in then click on the link on facebook or the website to visit the Home and view all dogs for adoption.   Be aware that if you are coming to see a particular dog, it is possible that the dog may have been adopted before you visit. 

If you already have a dog, we will ask you to bring that dog in for a supervised ‘meet and greet’ to make sure that the two dogs get on.

If you’re renting, we’ll need a letter from your landlord giving you permission to have a dog on the property.

I’d like a particular breed of dog, can I go on a waiting list?

Sorry, but we don’t keep waiting lists for particular kinds of dog. So if you’re waiting for a small dog, or a particular breed of dog, just keep visiting our website or follow us on Facebook and you’ll see our dogs as they are advertised for adoption. 

Can I return the dog if it doesn’t work out?

Yes! If things are not working out its best for the dog if you bring him or her back to us as soon as possible. If you return within 30 days of adoption we will refund your adoption fee less a $35 administration fee.

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