Adoption Fees

Dogs

Adoption Fee: $110

Applies to dogs six months of age and older.

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

  • 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 de-worming (Follow-up fecal exam recommended)
  • Heartworm test (For dogs over 1 year 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 & Small Breeds

Adoption Fee: $130

Applies to dogs under six months of age and small breed dogs.
The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is $225 but your adoption fee is only $130.

  • 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.

  • 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 (at risk cats)
  • 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.
The total value of vaccinations, treatments and procedures listed below is $225 but your adoption fee is only $60.

  • 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 (at risk cats)
  • 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

Small Animal

Rabbits: $40 - Rabbit adoption includes spay or neuter surgery, registered Michelson Found Animals microchip, and cardboard carrier.

Guinea Pigs: $15 each includes cardboard carrier.

Other Small Animals, 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.