Fees

Adoption Fees

The adoption fee for Saint Paul residents is $46.00 per animal plus tax. For non-Saint Paul residents, the adoption fee is $217.00 per animal plus tax.

Boarding Fees

If your animal is impounded by Animal Control, there is a $18.00 charge per day or fraction thereof, plus tax for board and care. Boarding fees apply to impounded and seized animals only. Animal Control does not provide boarding of animals to the general public.

Impounding Fees

If your animal is impounded by Animal Control, there is a $33.00 impound fee. In addition to the impound fee, there will be a daily boarding fee, a license fee - if necessary, and appropriate penalty fees.

Penalty Fees

If your dog is impounded and not currently licensed, there is a $55.00 penalty fee. If your dog is impounded for running at large and is not spayed or neutered, the penalty fees range from $100.00 to $200.00.

Rabies Deposit

If your animal is impounded, and you are not able to show proof of a current rabies vaccination at the time you pick it up, you will need to leave a $25.00 rabies deposit. If you show proof of a current rabies vaccination within 72 hours, the deposit fee is returned. Otherwise, the deposit is forfeited.