There are so many dogs in need that we get asked to help. Just basic vetting office visit is usually 100-200$ and if there are additional issues and medications it gets high very quickly. One dose of bravecto which is 3 months of flea and mange prevention is about 50$ a pill alone. Other methods are cheaper short term but more expensive if we have a dog several months. We strive to keep our adoption fees reasonable and as you can tell our final costs exceed all of our adoption fees. We do this out of our pockets - there is no big check from the government. Your donation will allow us to save more dogs and all they ask is will you love me and care for me forever? If you cant adopt one at least be their virtual Valentine.