Adoption Fees & Requirements
There is a $100 adoption fee for any dog, cat, puppy or kitten along with any required spay or neuter fees for pets that are not currently fixed. The new pet owner will fill out the required application prior to adopting a pet. After application is reviewed and passed, new owner will fill out adoption agreement and receive an adoption packet. A copy of the adoption agreement will be put into the pet’s medical records. Before leaving with your pet, it will be microchipped. If, for some reason, the microchip has not been completed, Karing Kennels will schedule an appointment to have this completed.
There is a 2 week trial period after adopting from Karing Kennels. Should it not workout within the 2 weeks of adopting, the pet owner can return the animal without being charged the Owner Turn In (OTI) fee. The pet owner would not be refunded the initial $100 adoption fee, but will be refunded the spay/neuter deposit if applicable. The spay/neuter deposit will only be refunded if paid at the time of the adoption.
**Please note: You will need to set up an appointment for the remaining shots needed in the series at the Kadena Vet Clinic or with off base Vet Clinics. If the Kadena Vet Clinic does not have any appointments available, it is your responsibility to continue to vaccinate, so you may need to go to an off base Vet Clinic to keep on track with the required timeline.
*Heartworm testing on dogs and FELV/FIV tests on cats is done as a courtesy. The pet may or may not have been tested for heartworms or FELV/FIV at the
time of adoption. If the animal comes back positive, Karing Kennels will not pay for the treatment and will be required by you to treat any medical issues regardless of cost or financial stress.
*Payment for the pets spay or neuter is due at the time of adoption. If the surgery costs more than what was initially paid, the owner is responsible for any and all differences. This includes additional fees incurred when going off base. Karing Kennels will NOT pay for any difference from what was original paid. This is a surgery for your pet and the kennels will not be responsible for paying anything towards this surgery. We gauge the cost of the surgery with the Kadena Vet Clinic but make NO guarantee that this is what the charge will be when going off base. The owner will be responsible for all fees and charges incurred by the requirements of our adoptions.
All pets, 6 months and older, are required to be spayed or neutered within 30 days after adoption.
Spaying and neutering is not included with the adoption fee but is required. You must bring proof of completion into Karing Kennel’s Boarding facility (located inside of Kadena gate 3) within 30 days of adoption for pets 6 months and older and for kittens and puppies, no later than 6 months of age. Payment for the spay or neuter will be paid to Karing Kennels at the time of adoption along with the adoption fee. If the vet clinic is unable to accommodate, then off base vet clinics will need to be utilized by the timeline given. Once the spay or neuter is done, you must bring in the surgery receipt and we will refund the original balance paid to us at the time of adoption to the original owner who adopted from us. We are not responsible for any difference in fees. Any additional fees will be paid and incurred by you, as the owner. Karing Kennels will not refund any money prior to the spay/neuter appointment, which means you will need to pay the vet clinic in full first at the time of the surgery and then show the receipt for the refund to be issued. No money paid to Karing Kennels for the surgery will be kept by Karing Kennels. This will go only be refunded back to the owner once proof of surgery has been shown. Any additional costs due to going off base will be incurred by you, the new owner. If this is not completed, the owners command may be called and the owner can be required to turn the pet into Karing Kennels at the owner’s expense. The spay and neuter fee is NOT transferrable to a new owner and will only be refunded to the original owner once the surgery has been done.
Karing Kennels requires proof of spaying or neutering for any pet that is turned in by a previous owner for us to know the surgery has already been done. If a pet is turned in without proof, we will make the assumption the pet is NOT fixed and require the surgery to be done by the new owner. We make every effort to determine if there was any paperwork to show proof of surgery but if a pet is adopted, and it has not been determined, by a vet, that they were previously neutered or spayed, then the new owner will be responsible to pay for any vet fees incurred. Once paperwork is brought into Karing Kennels showing the pet has been previously fixed, we refund the money paid at the time of adoption to the original owner who adopted from us. Karing Kennels is NOT responsible for any pets that may already be
fixed. We use vet paperwork to show proof, so without this, the pet is assumed not fixed.
Any adoption done by Karing Kennels must complete any adoption requirements before rehoming to a new family. The money initially paid is to be used for the spay or neuter surgery and will help with the health of the pet and increase its likelihood to be re-homed. The money paid at the time of adoption will not be refunded back to the original owner until the surgery was completed and will not be transferred to a new owner. This is to be used by the original owner as an agreement between Karing Kennels and them, not any other owner. In addition to spaying or neutering before rehoming, a transfer of ownership will need to be done at the Kadena Vet clinic and proof of the transfer will need to be brought into Karing Kennels. If the transfer of ownership is not given to Karing Kennels, then ownership will be placed on the owner who adopted from us and all surgeries and/or medical requirements will be enforced.