Adoption and Fees


             To View Our Available Animals Click Here

In the state of Montana, animals are private property so please bring a form of identification with you before surrendering or adopting an animal. If you have questions regarding the Montana laws, please click here.

Applications for adoption are available by viewing our available animals here. Click on any animal to find their application.


    • Kitten (Younger than 6 months)- $75+*
    • Cat (6 months to 9 years)-$55+
      • Senior Cat ( 9 years +) – $35+
    • Barn Cat Special- 2 for $50 with spay/neuter and microchip

   *Additional costs may apply including spay/neuter deposit for unaltered animals, licenses and other fees. Please see below.


      • Puppy (Younger than 6 months) – $200+ *
    • Young Adult (6 months – 1 year) – $170+
    • Dog (1-7 years) – $140+
      • Senior Dog (7 + years) – up to $120+

                         *Additional costs may apply including spay/neuter deposit for unaltered animals, licenses and other fees. Please see below.

We use a variable fee schedule to assign adoption fees. While the above fees are our general adoption fees, they are subject to change.

Some types of dogs and cats are less common and have a higher demand, so their fee might be higher. Other types of dogs and cats are more common, are older, or have special needs. A variable fee structure that assigns higher fees to certain high-demand animals ensures we have the funds to provide for other animals that have special needs and/or a more difficult time finding a new home.


Along with your new animal, your adoption package includes:

    • Animal Care Instructions
    • MCAAC Newsletter
    • Coupon to Fetch Pet Boutique
    • Special offer from Bas[x] Photography for a Pet Photo Session


Animals that are more than 12 weeks old are required to have a rabies vaccination.

Animals leaving the facility prior to 12 weeks of age will require a rabies vaccine deposit of $30.

To learn more about rabies vaccines and laws click here.


The Maclean Cameron Animal Adoption Center has animals that are available for adoption that are both altered and unaltered. Per Montana State Law (7-23-4202) any publically operated animal shelter may not offer any cat or dog that has not been spayed or neutered; unless a deposit for spaying or neutering the animal has been paid. We require a deposit of:

  • $125 cats/kittens
  • $200 dogs/puppies

The deposit is refundable if the adopter presenters proof of alteration of the animal within 30 days of adoption.

Per Montana State Law the spay.neuter deposit must be forfeited if the spaying/neutering is not done within 30 days if the cat or dog is more than 6 months old at the time of adoption; or by the time the animal reaches the age of 6 months if the animal is less than 6 months old at the time of adoption, or within 30 days of the adoption, whichever is longer.



    •     Distemper/Parvo Vaccine
    •     Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Vaccine
  •     Rabies ( Must be 12 weeks to receive rabies vaccination)


    •      FVRCP
  •      Rabies (Must be 12 weeks to receive rabies vaccination)

All animals are medically evaluated on intake. If the animal needs more medical attention than the basics, it will be charted in the animal’s medical records and on their exam sheet. If the animal is sent home with medication, it is the responsibility of the adopter to follow up with their veterinarian regarding the medical condition.



Microchipping is a simple procedure that involves injecting a microchip that is about the size of a grain of rice beneath the surface of the animal’s skin, between the shoulder blades. The microchip ID code is one of a kind. When an animal is taken to a veterinarian or other animal facility, they can scan the pet for a microchip and read it’s unique code. The code is stored with the pet’s profile and linked to the owner’s information. Microchips are designed to last a pet’s entire lifetime. Virtually all vets and animal facilities are equipped with microchip readers.

The adopter can purchase microchips for their dogs and cats for a fee of $25.

For more information on our microchipping services, click here.


Per City Code any person keeping or harboring any dog or domestic cat over six months of age must register the animal by paying a registration fee.

The Maclean Cameron Animal Adoption Center sells these licenses for:

  • $15-Yearly Altered Animal
  • $75- Lifetime Altered Animal
  • $30-Yearly Unaltered Animal

To learn more about registration, licenses and fees, please click here.


If an unaltered animal is adopted from our facility, the owner has the option of having it spayed or neutered by their veterinarian or paying a fee to have the service performed at our facility by a licensed veterinarian.

The fees are:

Cat Spay $114.00*

Dog Spay $126.00*

Cat Neuter $65.00*

Dog Neuter $114.00*

*These are minimum prices and will increase based on complications.

If you choose to have your veterinarian perform the operation, a deposit will be required prior to adoption. After presenting us the receipt of the operation, your deposit will be returned.

The deposits are:

Cat $125

Dog $200

For more information, please click here.