Adoption Fees

Dogs (6 months & older): $150

The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is more than $300. But all you pay is $150.

Includes:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Rabies vaccination with certificate & tag
  • DA2PP vaccination (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza/Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella vaccination (kennel cough)
  • Deworming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended)
  • Heartworm test (and treatment for dogs who are positive -- a $250+ value)
  • Temperament Evaluation
  • 1 flea/tick treatment
  • Michelson Found Animals microchip with national registration
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim (as needed)
  • Collar
  • Coupon for a free starter bag of food
  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

*Please bring your own leash!*


Puppies (under 6 months): $200

The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is $300. But all you pay is $200.

Includes:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • First DA2PP vaccination (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza/Parvovirus). Booster shots may be required and are the adopter's financial responsibility at their personal vet of choice.
  • Bordetella vaccine
  • Rabies vaccination (for puppies over 12 weeks. For puppies adopted under 12 weeks, rabies vaccination will be the adopter's financial responsibility at their personal vet of choice.)
  • First de-worming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended)
  • 1 flea/tick treatment
  • Michelson Found Animals microchip with national registration
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim (as needed)
  • Collar
  • Coupon for a free starter bag of food
  • Shelter, food and loving care from the Vanderburgh Humane Society

*Please bring your own leash!*


Cats & Kittens: $70

Including those at River Kitty Cat Cafe. The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is more than $300. But all you pay is $70.

Includes:

  • Spay or Neuter surgery
  • First FVRCP vaccination (Feline viral Rhinotracheitis/Calici/Panleukopenia). Booster shots may be required for kittens under 4 months, and are the adopter's financial responsibility at their personal vet of choice.
  • Rabies vaccination with certificate & tag
  • Feline Leukemia/FIV test
  • First de-worming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended).
  • 1 flea treatment
  • Ear cleaning and nail trim (as needed)
  • Michelson Found Animals microchip with national registration
  • Cardboard Carrier
  • Coupon for a free starter 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 all you pay is $50.

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

Small Animals

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

Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, Mice: $10 each. (If you adopt multiple, they will only be sent home in same-sex pairs.)

Ferrets: $45 each including rabies vaccination as required by state law.

Other Birds, Reptiles, Potbellied Pigs and Exotics: Varies. Please inquire directly.



  • 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.