Adoptable Dogs


Dog Prices:

Dogs over 1 year: $200
Dogs Under 1 year: $300
+ $75 spay/neuter deposit for unaltered animals
Includes: basic kennel vaccinations (canine distemper & Bordetella), de-worming, flea/tick treatments, ear checks,  a pre-registered microchip, and in some cases a Rabies vaccination (this takes coordination with our veterinary partners).

You can bring your own collar and leash at the time of adoption, or you can buy what you need at our shelter. Learn more about our shelter store here. Shelter Store

See our Home to Home Adoptable Pet Listings. Click Here

Medical Treatment:

Great River Rescue is committed to adopting out animals in good faith.  All known medical, physical, behavioral conditions, and special needs have been disclosed to the prospective adopter.  Any costs incurred relating to any disclosed or pre-existing condition are the adopter’s responsibility as of the date of adoption.

Special Needs Adoptions:

Some of our animals are listed as “special needs pets.” These animals may have behavior or health issues, or maybe they have just been at the shelter for an extended period of time. These animals are available at a discount because of our Special Needs Fund which offsets the cost of the adoption.

Adoption Deposits:

If you meet an animal that you want to adopt, and can’t take them that day, need time to prepare, or even just need time to think about your adoption, please contact the shelter to discuss making a deposit to hold.

The Cost of Adopting:

Yes, Great River Rescue charges an adoption fee. But, did you know that we lose money with every adoption? Did you know that we receive NO funding from the city or county to help care for companion animals? On average, we spend about $750 on every animal that we help.  At the same time, we only charge an average adoption fee of $125. That means that we lose money with every adoption! We depend on the support of our community members to continue to provide the best care possible for all animals in need.

Walk-ins are Welcome…Appointments are Appreciated

Prospective adopters may walk-in and see the shelter pets, but those with appointments will take priority. Additionally, those who walk-in without an appointment will not be able to adopt on the same day. Also, we can only do dog-to-dog introductions by appointment. Thank you for understanding!


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Our website is updated daily with our currently adoptable pets. If you do not see an animal that would be a good fit for your home, keep checking in! We regularly take in new animals that will become available for adoption!




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