Adoption Costs

The majority of dogs entering the care of Rescue come in needing all the basic vetting their owners should have provided, but didn’t. There are always exceptions, but this is a basic breakdown for any Danes cared for in PA & DE.
Office Visit

$35 – $50
Fecal Check

$14 – $20
Rabies shot

$14 – $20
DHLPP

$14 – $20
Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrliccia test

$30 – $45
Interceptor/Heartguard

$11 (one month dose)
Total Basic Vet bill

$118 – $166

Costs for Danes with common issues

Additional costs that may be incurred or illnesses that sometimes must be treated:
Spay/Neuter

$200 – $400 (dependa on size and age of dog)
Diagnosis of Wobbler’s Syndrome

$150
Gold Bead Implans for Wobbler’s

$700 – $900
Bloat Surgery

$2000 – $5000
Teeth Cleaning

$200 (if necessary)
Happy tail

$200 – $500
Cherry Eye

$300 – $500
Uniary Tract Infection

$60 – $100 (depending on strain)
Heartworm treatment

$300 – $700
Lyme Disease

$60 – $100 (for antibiotics)

This does not include the cost of food while the dog lives at the foster home, nor any of the other “basics” like collar, leash, toys, and most of all TIME and LOVE. How can you put a price on those?

Adapted from vet costs originally provided by Laura Brennan (www.garnetdane.com).
Please contact garnetdane@garnetdane.com for more information.