Adoption Fees

THERE IS NO ADOPTION FEES , but there are some expenses 

the moment you decide to adopt that one special furry little child , I will kindly ask you to contribute , if you can , please, help me pay for the food and basic care for your new baby, while he or she is still in our shelter .

Please, set up a monthly donation and contribute as much as you can.

the moment parents set up a monthly donation, your baby will be taken off available for adoption list and adoption is considered in effect .

it costs me ~ 50 USD or 65 CAD monthly to take care of the dog.

it costs me ~ 30 USD or 40 CAD  monthly to take care of the cat.

Click here to Set Up Monthly Donation Now ! 

when your child leaves the shelter and makes it home , we ask you to PLEASE if you can, CONTINUE your monthly donation with ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN AFFORD ! even if it’s 5-10-25 dollars, every dollars will help me, I have over 100 rescue kids in our shelters and many street dogs and cats we feed, and I often don’t have enough money to pay for their vet care or buy food for everyone .

Transport and Transport Fees

  • It’s the easiest and most convenient way if you come here for a vacation and will be taking your new baby home home with you , we will help you with accommodations, airport, all the documents, flight reservations etc .
  • If we are sending your baby to you with a Transport Volunteer, it can take between a few days, weeks up to 2-3 months to find a transport volunteer who will be flying to your location.

Your Expenses:

1 Travel Prep Fee

varies depending if it’s a dog or cat, senior or puppy, includes Vet check up, Spaying or Neutering , Flea and Tick Bath,  Dewarming , All Required for international travel Vaccines & Vaccine Certificates,  International Health Certificate . Please, contact me either here or email to quote your travel prep fee.

2 Crate

if you need a crate – we will buy a crate for your either at the pet store or vet office and we will send you a receipt to reimburse us , if you don’t need new crate, we will be happy to lend you one of our crates as long as you are ok to return it with one of our Travel Volunteers flying back to Zihuatanejo within a year .

3 Airline pet travel fee

Airline                                in Cabin                                in Cargo

Air Alaska                          100 US / 125 CAD              100 US / 125 CAD

Air Canada                         100 CAD                              355 CAD

American Airlines             125 US / 158  CAD              200 US / 252 CAD

AeroMexico                         ?                                          200 US / 252 CAD

WestJet                                 45   US / 55  CAD               no animals in cargo

United                                  125  US / 158  CAD            no animals in cargo

4 Inspection Fee  35 CAD ( Canada only )


1. please, never let money stay in a way of adopting a furry child from us, if you don’t have enough to cover some of the expenses, let’s fundraise together !

Let’s work together to make miracle happen and give one poor rescue child a second chance , loving family and happy life full of joy, cuddles, love and happiness !

2 . please, if you can , book direct flights  or flights with maximum one layover with the same airline for both legs of your journey. 

3. Our Favorite Airlines is Alaska Airlines , very pet friendly, good service, reasonable pet travel fees. We also have positive experience working with West Jet and AirCanada . But if you have a choice , please, book Alaska Airlines.

whatever questions you might have, about adoption process, expenses, travel , don’t hesitate to contact me and I am always happy to help, nothing is more important for me and my team as to give our rescues a chance to a happy life with loving and caring family ¡

Stasya Briggs