Can I charge a rehoming fee?

No. Guardians are not permitted to sell or receive a rehoming fee for their pet on You must agree to this when, at no charge to you, you publish your pet on our site.

When an adoption is made on, we charge the Adopter an adoption fee ($199 for a dog, $49 for a cat) that has several purposes:

  • It is enough money to discourage people with bad intentions.
  • It indicates that the adopter is both sincere and financially capable.
  • It covers the adoption package, which includes access to legal documentation of the adoption for both the Adopter and the Guardian; a voucher for a pet exam by a participating Get Your Pet Vet; a certificate for 30 days’ pet insurance from Trupanion (offer varies in CA due to state insurance regulations); and $40 of services on for first time users.
  • It pays our bills so that we can help save thousands more pets like yours.

Because it is prohibited to charge a rehoming fee, you should not need to mention money in your pet’s profile.