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Whether for financial or ethical reasons, lots of people prefer the idea of adopting a cat or dog rather than buying one. But adopted doesn't necessarily mean "free"—there are almost always some costs associated with acquiring a new pet beyond food, toys, bedding, and the like. Here are the expenses you should prepare for and factor as potential costs into your pet budget.

Summer's first 100 adult dog adoptions are FREE at Charleston Animal Society

A free cat won't cost you as much as a free dog in most cases but cats still have to undergo almost all of the same tests, procedures, and vaccinations. The costs for a free male cat are about $200 on average and over $250 for female cats! Be safe and assured that your cat is properly taken care of and ready for his or her new home. Adopt one of ours today. The fee is a flat $85. That's a savings of about $115 to $165 by adopting.

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If you are 60 or older, adopt any cat or dog, age 6 or older, for free. Animal Care Centers of NYC offers an amazing adoption package, which includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a certificate for a free exam, embedded pre-registered microchip in case your pet ever gets lost and a collar. Dogs also get a leash, dog license and heartworm test while cat adoptions also include FELV/FIV testing and a cardboard cat carrier. The center encourages families to bring their children and dogs to make sure the addition will be a right fit.

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is holding its first ever Adopt-a-thon, free dog and cat adoptions, at Reed Nissan, 3776 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808, from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, October 18, 2014. The Adopt-a-thon continues the Reed Nissan Pet Rescue Project by announcing the goal to adopt 2,000 homeless pets into new homes by the end of the year. Pet Alliance’s full service veterinary department has checked “under the hood” on all dogs and cats for the Adopt-a-thon, making sure each pet is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and equipped with a Pet Theft Detection Device, also known as a microchip.

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Did you know that every Kentucky Humane Society adoptable dog and cat comes with 30 days of free health insurance through ? Ask an adoption counselor for details. The Adopt-a-thon keeps going all weekend. In addition to free pet adoptions at Reed Nissan on Saturday, all fees to adopt a pet will be waived at both Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando animal shelters all weekend. The Orlando location is 2727 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839 and the Sanford location is 2800 County Home Road, Sanford, FL 32773. Both shelters are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. . Please bring a collar and leash for dogs or a carrier for cats who are adopted or purchase one on site at all locations.“There is nothing more heartwarming than to see a homeless dog or cat experience his or her ride home from the animal shelter,” says Sean Hawkins, Director of Marketing for the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. “We call the ride home a #Freedomride and we could not think of a better way to kick-off the year-end Adopt-a-thon than by partnering with Reed Nissan.”Most communities have animal shelters and rescues where stray and abandoned dogs are taken care of until these new pets can be adopted. You can easily search for an adoptable dog near you on our . Sometimes the puppies are free, but in most cases there is a fee for the adoption; this covers the cost of vaccinations, spays and neuters, and operating expenses that help to keep the shelter afloat and keep the pets in it happy and healthy.