Loved at Last is a registered, non-profit organization. All of the adoption fees collected for international dogs (whether they are located abroad or locally) go back into helping to rescue the next international dog. The majority of our adoption fees go to the rescuer to cover flight costs while the rest goes towards customers and other fees once the dog has arrived.
Costs & Refunds
Once your dog is confirmed on a flight to Vancouver or Seattle, the balance of the adoption fee is due. Please refer to the Invoice sent to you upon Adoption Approval.
For any invoice-related questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ADOPTION TRIAL PERIOD
The adoption fee (including the $100 deposit) is fully refundable if you determine within 14 days after the arrival of your dog that they are not a good fit for your family. It is possible to request an extension on the trial period, however please notify us ahead of time if you feel this will be required. You must receive a written confirmation to extend the trial period.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are having trouble and need an extension or just need some advice. We understand that sometimes things don’t work out and adopters should never hesitate to reach out to us for help. We will always accept a dog back!
Standard adoption fees (in Canadian dollars) are:
8 to 11 months $600*
1 to 3 years $550
4 to 6 years $500
7+ years $450
Tri-Paw – Reduces above fees by $50
Wheelchair dogs $350
*Does not include spay/neuter which is a condition of adoption and at the expense of the adopter. In addition, we do not adopt out puppies under 8 months of age.
NOTE: All fees above are subject to applicable taxes. A formal Invoice will be sent to you upon Adoption Approval.
If your dog is flying into Vancouver, you can expect to pay a $36.50 CAD Agricultural Inspection Fee in order for Canadian Customs to release your dog. There is also usually a $20 CAD porter fee. If your dog is flying into Seattle, similar fees may apply.
Please bring cash to the airport for these costs.
Other expenses that are incurred by the rescuer in origin. These are not passed on to the adopter.
- International dogs being flown to Vancouver are normally charged as excess baggage (this can range from $300 – $600CAD) as per airline regulations.
- Crates to transport the dogs can range between $100 to $500 depending on the country.
- Spaying or neutering $150-$300 (if of age)
- Distemper vaccination $20-$30 ×2
- Rabies vaccination $15-$25
- Heartworm test (for dogs) $15-$35
- Microchip insertion $50
- Deworming $20-$50
- Medical Certificate
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.