Adoption Costs

All our adoption fees are not for profit but rather to recover actual vet costs and rescuing.

Puppies and kittens often have higher fees because they may need more veterinary care and often come across deadly diseases (parvo, corona, snuffles…) with their low immune systems, so please keep this in mind.


Adult Dogs (>6months) Male/Female – Adoption fee is R650 and includes:

  • Up to date vaccinations
  • Deworming and de-fleaing before leaving the shelter
  • Sterilization
  • Microchip

Puppies (<6months) Male/Female – Adoption fee is R650 and includes:

  • First two vaccinations.  Should the pup leave our shelter before the second vaccination is due, you may bring the pup back for the second vaccination (included in the adoption fee) or you may opt to have this done at your private veterinary at YOUR OWN cost. Please inform us on adoption@luckylucy.org should you choose to do so.
  • Up to date deworming and de-fleaing before leaving the shelter.
  • Sterilization at 6 months of age. Make arrangements with us to have him/her sterilized at our own vet clinic with no added costs to you. Should you opt to make use of your private veterinary that will be at YOUR OWN cost. Please inform us on adoption@luckylucy.org should you choose to do so and please provide proof of sterilization.
  • Microchip

Special note on puppies’ vaccinations:

Puppies need to get 3 vaccine injections before they reach 6 months age:
1st inoculation : for parvo, distemper, corona etc. + kennel cough (you need to ask for this last one) at 8 weeks

2nd inoculation : for booster normal vaccine and booster kennel cough + 1st rabies at 12 weeks
3rd inoculation : for booster normal vaccines, booster kennel cough (if vet says so) + booster rabies at 16 weeks

For this reason, if you adopt a puppy under 6 months, we will make sure that he/she got the last inoculation due to his/her age at the moment of the adoption, but all following treatments then become your responsibility and are at your own cost.


Adult Cats (>6months) Male/Female – Adoption fee is R650 and includes:

  • up to date vaccinations (for normal vaccination, leukemia, snuffles and rabies)
  • deworming before leaving the shelter
  • sterilization
  • microchip
  • basic medical care

Kittens (<6months) Male/Female – Adoption fee is R650 and includes:

  • 1st vaccination includes leukemia and snuffles at 8 weeks
  • deworming and de-fleaing before leaving the shelter
  • sterilization at 9 to 16 weeks, before the first heat cycle: you can of course decide to get it done through your own vet, but it is included in the adoption fee, so if you bring the animal back to us, we will arrange to get him/her sterilized at our own vet clinic with no added costs to you. If the kitten is adopted before 12 weeks, the booster vaccination and rabies, will be for your own cost and can be done at the same time as sterilisation if the kitten is sterilised at our vet clinic.
  • microchip

Special note on kittens’ vaccinations:

Kittens need to get 3 vaccine injections before they reach 6 months of age:
1st inoculation : HCPCh vaccine includes leukemia and snuffles at 8 weeks
2nd inoculation : Booster HCPCh  leukemia & snuffles + 1st rabies at 13 weeks
3rd inoculation : for booster rabies at 17 weeks

For this reason, if you adopt a kitten under 6 months, we will make sure that he/she gets the last inoculation due at his/her age at the time of the adoption, but all following treatments then become your responsibility and are at your own cost.