Adoption and Owner Surrender Fees

Brookline is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization funded solely through donations and fundraising events in which our volunteers participate. The adoption donations we collect only partially fund the work that we do taking in Labs in need of new homes, providing them with needed veterinary care, and fostering them until they’ve been adopted.

Effective 12/19/2016
These new fees apply to applications received on or after this date.

Adoptive Family Fees

Fee Amount When Paid
Application Fee $15.00 Submitted with application via Paypal online or check in the mail.
Adoption Deposit $50.00 Paid at Intro. This money is applied toward final adoption fee.
Adoption Fee Varies Paid at finalization. Amount due is the total adoption fee less the adoption deposit paid at the Intro.
Returned Check Fee $25.00 Fee for returned (bounced) checks

Adoption Fees

Puppies, 6 mos. and younger $325.00**
Altered, under age 7 $275.00
Unaltered, under age 7 $225.00**
Altered, Age 7 and over $175.00
Unaltered, Age 7 and over $175.00**
Special Needs Lab (any age) $150.00

**Spay/Neuter Deposit – In addition to the adoption donation, a $100.00 deposit for each unaltered dog being adopted shall be collected as a spay/neuter deposit. This deposit shall be returned to the adopter upon satisfactory proof that the dog has been spayed or neutered.

Multi-Dog Discount – If adopting two dogs, a $50 discount per dog will be given on the corresponding adoption fee noted above.

Owner Surrender Fees

Fee Amount When Paid
Vet Expense Fee $50.00 per dog Additional fee paid at the Introduction if the dog is not up-to-date on shots and heartworm tested.
Surrender Fee $50.00 Paid at Introduction.
Multi-Dog Surrender Fee $75.00 or $50.00 per dog Paid at Introduction. If the owner is surrendering two or more dogs at the same Intro, fee is $75. But if each dog has a separate Intro, then the owner pays $50 at each Intro.
Returned Check Fee $25.00 Fee for returned (bounced) checks