Sort of for anyone who runs a betta rescue. Do you have adoption fees and if so why and if not why?
So far I am leaning towards no adoption fees but talking to someone I know who runs a mouse rescue she says she puts $10 adoption fees on her mice to weed out snake owners who just want snake food and people who just want a throw away pet. That way only people who really want mice look into them and then they have better care and homes. At the same time her adoption rate is low because people can go buy mice for $5 at a petshop but honestly a lot of those people either backyard breed for fun, breed for snake food, or just want a throw away pet they can forget about and kill so they wouldn't have been good homes.
It made me wonder if I gave my fish away for free would they just get adopted by people who would abuse them again? Is there a way to work around that without adoption fees? I would hate for a potentially good home to pass up a fish because they have to pay a lot for it. Besides I didn't plan to make money off rescuing and at most i will some day have a donate to shelter option to put money back into my rescue or sell shirts and hats to make more money for medication, tanks, and care. Since I am getting my first rescue today (now midnight so yeah xD) I really wanted to find my stance on price. What would be a good price for a rescue if any and if no price what is a good way to find a great home for a rescue?