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
Tuesday through Saturday
12:00-6:00 pm CST
(Please call ahead or check our homepage for holiday weeks.)
*On Saturday, May 18, 2019, our facility will be closing at 3:30 pm so that our team can attend our largest fundraiser of the year, the Going, Going, Gone to the Dogs Benefit Dinner & Auction. Please make sure all adoptions are in progress by 3:00 pm.
No appointment is needed. All adoptions must be in progress by 5:30 pm.
Browse current adoptable pets with the buttons below:
Adoptable DogsAdoptable CatsAdoptable RabbitsOther Adoptable Animals
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!
Once you have visited our facility and found an animal that you would like to adopt, we ask that you fill out a short adoption 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!
Click here to view our adoption fees and what they include!
*NEW* Apply to adopt an animal directly from their listing on our website!
Or, download a 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 including:
Chelsea Casanova, Stellar Media
Courtney Lee Horning
VHS foster parents