Adoption Fees & Process

NEW Adoption Steps:

1) For CATS & DOGS – Submit the online adoption application & contract.
We call approved adopters first. Pets are typically adopted before we have time to add them to the website – this is a good thing!

2) For CATS – Staff will call to schedule a time for you to video chat with an animal care tech and the cat(s) you are interested in. We will review all we know about the kitties while you ask questions and watch the cat interact with staff.
2) For DOGS- Staff will call to schedule a time for you to come to LRHS to meet the dog you applied for. When you arrive for your appointment please call us from your car. Please have a mask handy. We will ask you to sign off on our liability waiver and sanitize your hands before meeting the dog of your choice in the outdoor pens. We will ask that you stay 6 or more feet away from staff members, you may interact with the dog. If you have a dog or dogs in the home already, we will ask that you bring them to the meeting but leave them in the car until after you, yourself have met the shelter dog. If that goes well we can introduce the shelter dog to your dog(s).

3) For CATS – Decide if you’re ready to adopt or not and let us know. If you decide to adopt, we will record your credit card information and await your arrival – pets will be held for you for one hour to give you time to get here. Once you arrive, stay in your car and call us 603-539-1077. We will run your pet, a sample bag of food and adoption package out to your car.
3) For DOGS – if the meet and greet appointment went well and you’d like to adopt, let us know. We will run your credit card that moment and load up your car with your new furry friend, adoption paperwork packet and an goodie bag.

5) Head home, enjoy your new family member. Call us with any questions or concerns.

If a pet has a medical condition or behavioral issue, LRHS will make certain you are aware of the issue(s) before you adopt.

Adopters will receive a certificate for a free veterinary exam by Winter Harbor Veterinary Hospital, Meadow Pond Veterinary Hospital or The Kindness Animal Hospital, copies of all medical and behavioral paperwork for their new pet and a free starter bag of food and other goodies to help with the transition into a new home.


Canine Adoption Fees

  • Puppies (8 weeks -1 year): $350*
  • Dogs-Adult: $300
  • Dogs over 7 years old: $125

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Kittens (8 weeks to 1 year): $160*
  • Cats-Adults: $85
  • Cats over 7 years old: $70

*Spay/Neuter Deposit

A refundable $40 deposit is required for all puppies/kittens who are adopted before LRHS can spay/neuter them. Once you get them spayed/neutered, your $40 deposit will be refunded to you.

Military Discount

With proof of military ID, veterans and military personal qualify to have all their adoption fees sponsored by Chris’s Pets for Vets. Spay/neuter deposits will remain the responsibility of the adopter.

Senior to Senior Discount

This discount is offered to adults 65-75 years old. If you qualify for the Sr. to Sr. discount we will match you up with an animal over the age of 7 for a discounted rate. This discount is not to be combined with any other offer or discounts.

  • Cats over the age 7 = $20 off the original adoption fee.
  • Dogs over the age of 7 =$40 off the original adoption fee.

Barn Cat Program

Welcoming a cat into your barn can decrease rodent populations and, as a result, help to protect your food supplies, electrical wiring and insulation. These hand selected cats enjoy living independently and hunting but are not necessarily fond of human contact or living in a home.

There is no fee to adopt a barn cat. Donations to assist with medical care are appreciated but not required.

How it works:

  1. Submit the “Barn Cat Adoption Application & Contract
  2. Once approved, you will be placed on the “Barn Cat Call List”
  3. LRHS will call you when your barn cat is ready for adoption!

Every barn cat departing LRHS will have the following vetting completed:

  • Spay/Neuter surgery
  • Ear tipped
  • Negative FIV and Feline Leukemia test
  • Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations
  • Microchip
  • Flea/Tick preventative (good for 1 month)

In return for this complimentary service LRHS asks that you commit to providing your barn cat with:

  • fresh cat food and water daily
  • a dry and secure barn, garage, warehouse or building for cats to reside in
  • long term veterinary care as needed