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 will undoubtedly bring to it!
Adoption and Viewing Hours
*Due to COVID-19, we are currently operating by appointment only for adoptions. Please apply online and our staff will contact you to set up a time to come in & visit!
We ask all adopters to fill out a short 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!
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We are asking that all visitors wear masks and please wash & sanitize your hands often while you are in the building. Appointments are being scheduled in line with social distancing recommendations.
Tuesday through Saturday
12:00-6:00 pm CST
(Please call ahead or check our homepage for holiday weeks.)
Browse current adoptable pets with the buttons below:
Adoptable DogsAdoptable CatsAdoptable RabbitsOther Adoptable Animals
View our adoption fees here:
Adoption Fees & What They Include
Also, view our Cageless Cat Lounge on the Petcube app 24/7 from the comfort of your own home! Find our Petcube Play's live feed by downloading the app, creating a free account, searching "VHScatlounge" and then be sure to follow us. You can even play with the cats using the Petcube Play's built-in laser pointer by turning your phone to landscape!
Not into "technology?" Download a printable PDF of our adoption application below and fax it to (812) 402-3337. Applications will be processed in the order received.
Animal photography donated by VHS volunteers & staff including:
VHS foster parents