Valley River Humane Society, Marble NC        (828) 837-2304

Adoptions

While total cost recovery on an animal is not our goal, our goal is to have all animals in our care adopted into loving and safe homes. Revenues from the Thrift Shop, public donations, sponsorship, grants, merchandising and services delivered are those that fund our organization. While other parts of VRHS are revenue producing and the shelter expends funds, the fee levels have been set in a manner that helps keep VRHS a financially viable organization while increasing our adoption rate.

Some animals are more readily adopted than others (puppies versus senior dogs for example). We may recognize this in the fee schedule.  Fee structures may decrease over time, in order to move animals out of the shelter quickly to minimize time in the shelter. Minimizing an animal’s time in the shelter will decrease behavioral and health issue that can occur with prolonged time in a shelter environment.

Adoption Fee Schedule (effective 2/1/2014):

Dogs Puppies under 4 months & Purebreeds dogs less than 5yrs old All other non senior dogs more than 4 months without impairment All Dogs more than 5 years old or Special needs dogs
4 weeks adoptable time period $100 $75 $50
4 - 8 wks adoptable time period $70 $50 $30
Over 8 wks adoptable time period Donation Donation Donation
* All adoptions at any level are open to any donation above the minimum noted
       
Cats Kittens under 5 months and purebreeds cats less than 5yrs old All other non senior cats more than 5 months without impairment All cats more than 5 years old or special needs cats
4 weeks adoptable time period $50 $25 $15
4 - 8 wks adoptable time period $30 $20 $10
Over 8 wks adoptable time period Donation Donation Donation
* All adoptions at any level are open to any donation above the minimum noted

Adoptions for 2013:

Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
32 36 33 33 17 31 36 50 34 38 29 48

Adoptions for 2012:

Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
90 54 46 79 22 97 34 74 66 65 54 77

Adoptions for 2011:

Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
65 26 64 50 48 60 59 76 67 33 80 43