Adoption Fees

Dogs

Large Adult Dogs (6 Months & Older, 35 Lbs.+): $110
Small Adult Dogs (6 Months & Older, <35 Lbs.): $130

The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is $225 but your adoption fee is only $110/$130.

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • First DA2PP vaccination (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza/Parvovirus). Booster shots may be required and are the adopter’s responsibility.
  • First Bordetella vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination
  • First deworming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended)
  • Heartworm test (For dogs over 7 months of age)
  • Temperament Test
  • Flea treatment (as needed)
  • Michelson Found Animals microchip with national registration
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim (as needed)
  • Collar
  • Sample bag of food
  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

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


Puppies

Adoption Fee: $150

Applies to dogs under six months of age.

The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is $225 but your adoption fee is only $150.

Includes:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • First DA2PP vaccination (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza/Parvovirus). Booster shots are required and are the adopter's 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)
  • Michelson Found Animals microchip with national registration
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim (as needed)
  • Collar
  • Sample bag of food
  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

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


Cats

Adoption Fee: $40

Applies to cats six months of age and older, including those at River Kitty Cat Cafe.
The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is $225 but your adoption fee is only $40.

Includes:

  • Spay or Neuter surgery
  • First FVRCP vaccination (Feline viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia). Booster shots may be required and are the adopter's responsibility.
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV test
  • First de-worming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended).
  • Flea treatment (as needed)
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim (as needed)
  • Michelson Found Animals microchip with national registration
  • Cardboard Carrier
  • Sample bag of food
  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

Kittens & Declawed Cats

Adoption Fee: $60

Applies to cats under six months of age and declawed cats of any age, including those at River Kitty Cat Cafe.
The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is $225 but your adoption fee is only $60.

Includes:

  • Spay or Neuter surgery
  • First FVRCP vaccination (Feline viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia). Booster shots are required and are the adopter's responsibility.
  • Rabies vaccination (for cats over 12 weeks of age)
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV test
  • First de-worming (follow-up fecal exam recommended)
  • Flea treatment (as needed)
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim (as needed)
  • Michelson Found Animals microchip with national registration
  • Cardboard Carrier
  • Sample bag of food
  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

Rabbits

Adoption Fee: $50

The cost of a spay/neuter surgery alone for a rabbit is $75 through the VHS Clinic or more than $300 at a local private veterinary clinic. The value of a spayed/neutered, microchipped rabbit is far more expensive, but your adoption fee is only $50.

  • Spay or Neuter surgery
  • Michelson Found Animals microchip with national registration

Small Animals

Guinea Pigs: $15 each, includes cardboard carrier. (Guinea pigs often come in bonded pairs, which would make the adoption fee $30 for both.)

Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, Mice: $5 each

Ferrets: $45 each including rabies vaccination

Other Birds, Reptiles, Potbellied Pigs and Exotics: Varies


  • 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 there is a problem with your new pet, please call to see if we can assist you. If you are unable to keep your new pet, we will set up a time for you to return the adopted pet directly to us. Per your adoption contract, pets cannot be rehomed to friends/family, put online, or surrendered to another agency. All adoption fees are considered donations and are nonrefundable.