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
12:00-6:00 pm CST
COVID PROTOCOLS: *Appointments are not required to adopt, but face masks are still required through May 2021.* Please wash & sanitize your hands often while you are in the building (public restrooms and hand sanitizer are available) and maintain 6 feet of distance between other families.
We ask all adopters to fill out a short application. This 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. We pride ourselves on having an easy and fast adoption process -- adopting a pet should not be complicated!
Save time by filling out a generic adoption application in advance here:
Generic Dog Application Generic Cat ApplicationGeneric Rabbit Application
Browse available animals here:
Adoptable DogsAdoptable CatsAdoptable RabbitsOther Adoptable Animals
While browsing, you can filter through the adoptable animals by various attributes, such as "Previously Lived With Cats," "Housetrained," etc. Please note that if an animal has very few attributes selected, more often than not, we simply just don't have a lot of background information on that animal. Just because it's not specified whether they've lived with cats, dogs, or kids, does not mean they can't -- it just means we may not know yet! Still inquire about the pet and our trained Adoptions staff can help make a good match.
View our adoption fees here:
Adoption Fees & What They Include
Not into "technology?" Download a printable PDF of our adoption application below and bring it with you! Applications will be processed in the order received.
Animal photography by VHS volunteers & staff including:
VHS foster parents