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Adopting a Pet

The Vanderburgh Humane Society strives to find the best homes possible for the animals that are in our care. The VHS does not sell pets. They are placed for adoption, and as with any adoption, you become responsible for this pet for the remainder of its life. Pet ownership can be extremely rewarding, but keep in mind that it is a serious responsibility and a commitment that should not be taken lightly. We hope that your adopted animal brings as much joy to you as you undoubtedly bring to it!


Once you have visited our facility and found an animal that you would like to adopt, we ask that you fill out a short adoption profile. This profile helps our trained adoption counselors ensure that each animal adopted is matched with the most compatible owner. Different animals are better suited for different lifestyles and owner abilities, and our profile helps determine which animals would be the best match for you and your family!

Dog Adoption Application (PDF 71KB)
Adoption Application (PDF 122KB) [Adobe Reader Required] Get Adobe Reader


Pet Adoption Wish List

Don't see what you're looking for? Download and complete the following adoption Wish List, and we will notify you if an animal that matches those qualities becomes available. Just fill out the Wish List and an adoption profile, and mail it or bring it to the VHS.

Pet Adoption Wish List (PDF 48KB)
Pet Adoption Wish List (PDF 48KB) [Adobe Reader Required] Get Adobe Reader


dog

Dogs six months of age and older,  $100.00
Includes:

  • First DA2PP vaccination (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza/Parvovirus).  Booster shots are required and are the adopter’s responsibility.

  • First Bordetella vaccination

  • Rabies vaccination

  • First de-worming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended)

  • Heartworm test (For dogs over 1 year of age)

  • Temperament Test

  • Flea treatment (as needed)

  • Spay or neuter surgery

  • 24 PetWatch microchip, tag, and national registration

  • Free 30-day ShelterCare Pet Health Insurance

  • Ear cleaning and nail trim if necessary

  • Collar and ID tag

  • Goody Bag

  • Sample bag of food

  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

The total cost of these vaccinations, treatments and procedures is $225 but your adoption fee is only $100.00.


dog

Puppies under 6 months of age and
Small Breed Dogs, $120.00
Includes:

  • First DA2PP vaccination (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza/Parvovirus). Booster shots are required and are the adopterís financial responsibility.

  • First Bordetella vaccine

  • Rabies vaccination (for puppies over 12 weeks)

  • First de-worming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended)

  • Heartworm test (For dogs over 1 year of age)

  • Flea treatment (as needed)

  • Spay or neuter surgery

  • 24 PetWatch microchip, tag, and national registration

  • Free 30-day ShelterCare Pet Health Insurance

  • Ear cleaning and nail trim if necessary

  • Collar and ID tag

  • Goody Bag

  • Sample bag of food

  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

The total cost of these vaccinations, treatments and procedures is $225 but your adoption fee is only $120.00.


cat

Cats 6 months of age and older, $30.00
Includes:

  • First FVRCP vaccination (Feline viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia). Booster shots are required and are the adopterís responsibility.

  • Rabies vaccination

  • Feline Leukemia/FIV test (at risk cats)

  • First de-worming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended).

  • Initial flea treatment (as needed)

  • Ear cleaning and nail trim if necessary

  • Spay or Neuter surgery

  • VHS ID tag

  • 24 PetWatch microchip, tag, and national registration

  • Free 30-day ShelterCare Pet Health Insurance

  • Cardboard Carrier

  • Sample bag of food

  • Goody bag

  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

The total cost of these vaccinations, treatments and procedures is $225 but your adoption fee is only $30.00.


cat

Kittens under 6 months of age and
Declawed Cats, $50.00
Includes:

  • First FVRCP vaccination (Feline viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia). Booster shots are required and are the adopterís responsibility.

  • Rabies vaccination (for cats over 12 weeks of age)

  • Feline Leukemia/FIV test (at risk cats)

  • First de-worming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended).

  • Initial flea treatment (as needed)

  • Ear cleaning and nail trim if necessary

  • Spay or Neuter surgery

  • VHS ID tag

  • 24 PetWatch microchip, tag, and national registration

  • Free 30-day ShelterCare Pet Health Insurance

  • Cardboard Carrier

  • Sample bag of food

  • Goody bag

  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

The total cost of these vaccinations, treatments and procedures is $225 but your adoption fee is only $50.00.


Rabbit

Rabbits, $30.00
Includes:

  • Spay or neuter surgery

  • Cardboard carrier


Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs, $15.00


Rat

Fees vary for other small animals and birds.



$25.00 off the adoption of two dogs at the same time to the same household


VHS Adoption Guarantee:
It is always important to the VHS to ensure that our animals find permanent homes. We encourage adopters to spend as much time as possible with the animal and to consider all that is involved with caring for a dependent pet before making the decision to bring one into your home. Adopters are welcome, and encouraged, to bring in children and other pets to determine compatibility. Our adoption counselors are trained to help you find the best match for your family and lifestyle.

If at any time during the next 14 calendar days, beginning the day of adoption, there is a problem with your new pet, you may return the pet for a refund of half of the adoption fee paid. If you adopted more than one animal and received a discount on the second animal, the refund will be half of the lesser adoption fee paid.


2017 Shelter Statistics:

Surrenders 1312
Live Release 878
       Adoptions 768
       Rescues 110
Euthanized 85
Animals Altered
Since July 30, 2007
62,200
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Vanderburgh Humane Society
400 Millner Industrial Drive  Evansville, Indiana 47710 | Mailing adddress: P.O. Box 6711 Evansville, Indiana 47719-6711
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