Affordable Adoption Fees are inclusive and balanced to cover costs

Adoption fees at Warrington Animal Welfare

Adoption fees at Warrington Animal Welfare

We try to balance covering our costs with charging an affordable and reasonable amount. This fee includes neutering, vaccinations, flea and worm treatment, micro chipping and one month’s free pet insurance.
From the 3 February 2021, due to increases in costs and the impact of the pandemic, we have had to review our adoption fees.
  • The adoption fee for a single cat or kitten is £90.
  • The adoption fee for a pair of cats or kittens is £170.
  • The cost of adopting an adult dog (12 months+) £250+ (average is £250, we will reduce fees for older dogs/multiple dogs, at our discretion)
  • The adoption fee to adopt a puppy (under 12 months old) is £500. 
  • Our adoption fees for rabbits are £90 a pair (£50 for a single if you have a rabbit to bond it with) and Guinea Pigs are £20 each, or £35 a pair (only male pigs are neutered). 
We are always thrilled if people would like to make to donation on top! Please note that we do not rehome animals to families with children under 5 due to insurance reasons.  Most rescue centres have the same policy now, you can find out more about our policies here.

Why we charge adoption fees?

Some people believe that adopting an animal should be free as you are ‘doing them a favour’ – so we feel that it is important that everyone know the average costs of rehoming an animal that comes through our care.
The adoption fee rarely covers the cost of us caring for and rehoming an animal.  We have costs such as vet bills if they need additional treatments.  We also have the costs of running the rescue centre – electricity, water rates, telephone, internet, insurances, advertising, staff costs, stationery, maintenance, improvement works, maintenance, cleaning materials - just to name a few obvious costs.
The only time we make any ‘profit’ is if an animal comes to us fully vaccinated, neutered and in good health and is rehomed on the same day!  And any profit is used to help other animals who may have not been so lucky.
This is why we rely so on the generosity of our marvelous supporters.


Our adoption fees’, which supports our work and are non-returnable. Warrington Animal Welfare offers all their animals ‘Rescue Back Up’ for life and exists purely on the goodwill of our supporters and volunteers.