Adoption Process


    • Thank you for choosing adoption here at the Fredericksburg SPCA! Our vision is to end animal suffering, and by choosing to adopt, you are helping the homeless animals of your community!


Adoption Requirements:

  • The Fredericksburg SPCA requires that adopters be 18 years or older with a photo ID.
  • Adoptions are processed only after the applicant has met with the animal.
  • While visiting, we encourage you to ask staff members any questions you may have.  Our goal is to help you find the right match for your family!
  • Adoption surveys must be submitted at the time of adoption.

Cat Adoption Survey

Dog Adoption Survey


  • Adoptions are processed in the order that they are received.
  • Your new best friend can go home with you the same day!
  • We require that all adopted dogs leave our center wearing a collar and leash.  All cats must be transported in a carrier while wearing a collar.
    • The Fredericksburg SPCA’s boutique offers a variety of high quality items that can be purchased at affordable prices, including:
      • Collars
      • Leashes
      • Harnesses
      • Cardboard cat carriers
      • Toys
      • So much more!


Adoption Fees:


<6 Months7 Months – 6 Years>7 Years
CATS*$150*$100*Fee Waived!*

Please note, there is a $10 processing fee in addition to the adoption fee. 

*Because most cats thrive with a same-species friends in their homes, all cat adoptions are “adopt one, get one free”!

**Adoption fee is waived on the second animal of a bonded pair**


The Adoption Fee Includes:

  • Spay/neuter prior to adoption
  • Age-appropriate vaccines (distemper, rabies, bordetella [dogs])
  • Age-appropriate testing (heartworm [dogs], FIV/FELv [cats], blood test)
  • Dewormer
  • Flea/tick and heartworm treatments
  • Microchip & registration
  • Information on free 30 day pet insurance trial
  • Mutty Paws 1/2 price first day of daycare and 10% off boarding for LIFE!


The Fredericksburg SPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Adoption fees partially offset expenses related to the medical treatment and daily care of the animals we rescue.


Accepted Forms of Payment:

Cash, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

We do not accept checks for adoption fees.

Downloadable references for pet parents: