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NorthStar Adoption Process and Fees

Adoption Fee For Puppies

$ 375.00
  • Age appropriate communicable disease vaccines
  • Deworming
  • Microchip

What’s Included – Puppies

All NorthStar puppies (less than 6 months old) will have all age appropriate vaccines for common communicable diseases (Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza) prior to transport/adoption.  Your puppy may or may not have been spayed/neutered prior to adoption, depending on individual circumstances and transport schedule.  If your puppy has already been altered, the standard adoption fee of 375.00 applies.  If your puppy has not yet been altered, the adopter is responsible for all costs involved in spay/neuter for the dog and NorthStar collects an additional 100.00 deposit which will be refunded when proof of spay/neuter is provided within the adoption contract guidelines.  NorthStar participates in the State of NJ low-cost spay neuter program and adopters may be able to utilize that program if state funding is available. All puppies have been dewormed at least once prior to transport and NorthStar can provide additional round(s) of dewormer for free if needed.   Puppies coming from other states have had a basic health check required in order to to receive an interstate health transport certificate.  NorthStar does not vaccinate for Lyme disease, but after adoption we recommend you consult with your veterinarian to decide if Lyme vaccination is appropriate since tick borne diseases are common in the Northeast. All NorthStar dogs have had a microchip implanted which will allow the dog to identified should it get lost;  however, there is a minor fee to register the microchip which the new owner will be responsible for paying.

Adoption Fee For Adult Dogs

$ 375.00
  • Spaying or neutering
  • Heartworm test
  • Bordetella, Distemper and Rabies vaccines
  • Deworming
  • Microchip

What’s Included – Adult dogs

All NorthStar adult dogs have had been fully vaccinated against common communicable diseases (Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza) prior to transport/adoption.  All adult dogs have been spayed or neutered unless there are veterinarian-approved extenuating medical circumstances. All dogs have been dewormed prior to transport and NorthStar can provide additional round(s) of dewormer for free if needed.   Dogs coming from other states have had a basic health check required in order to to receive an interstate health transport certificate.  NorthStar does not vaccinate for Lyme disease, but after adoption we recommend you consult with your veterinarian to decide if Lyme vaccination is appropriate since tick borne diseases are common in the Northeast.  All NorthStar dogs have had a microchip implanted which will allow the dog to identified should it get lost;  however, there is a minor fee to register the microchip which the new owner will be responsible for paying.

Adoption Fee For Senior Dogs

$ 200.00
  • Spaying or neutering
  • Heartworm test
  • Bordetella, Distemper and Rabies vaccines
  • Deworming
  • Microchip

What’s Included – Seniors

All NorthStar senior dogs (more than approximately 7 years old) have had been fully vaccinated against common communicable diseases (Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza) prior to transport/adoption.  All senior dogs have been spayed or neutered unless there are veterinarian-approved extenuating medical circumstances. All senior dogs have been dewormed prior to transport and NorthStar can provide additional round(s) of dewormer for free if needed.   Dogs coming from other states have had a basic health check required in order to to receive an interstate health transport certificate.  NorthStar does not vaccinate for Lyme disease, but after adoption we recommend you consult with your veterinarian to decide if Lyme vaccination is appropriate since tick borne diseases are common in the Northeast. All NorthStar dogs have had a microchip implanted which will allow the dog to identified should it get lost;  however, there is a minor fee to register the microchip which the new owner will be responsible for paying.