Can we charge an adoption fee

Q: Your rules state we cannot charge a fee for adoption on your site. Are you referring to like a finders fee? Is it ok to charge our regular adoption fee?


A: Actually, our rules refer to an APPLICATION fee, not an adoption fee! So yes, it is okay for you to charge an adoption fee.

The rule says:

9. does not allow users to require an application fee of adopters who find them via (An application fee is a non refundable fee charged to submit an application to adopt a pet, even if the application is not approved or the submitter does not adopt.) We do allow users to charge an adoption fee.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns by emailing us (Laurie & Jen) at We look forward to helping your pets get seen by more adopters on our site soon!
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