VCAS Adoption Application

Please complete the application in full.

Once your application and all supporting documents are submitted, we will be in contact within 48 hours. If approved for adoption, we will schedule a time for you to come in to meet the animal(s) that you are interested in.

If you currently have a dog(s), and are looking to add another dog to your family, we do require a meet and greet. Exceptions to this will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

If you are interested in adopting a dog and have any children under 12 years of age living in your household, we will require a meet and greet between the children and dog(s) you are interested in adopting.

We look forward to working with you to find the animal that will best fit into your lifestyle and family.



  • In completing this application, I affirm that all information and statements in this application are complete and true and made for the purposes of my applying to adopt one or more animals through VCAS.
  • I am 18 years of age or older.
  • I understand that all residents of the household must agree to adoption and all household members, children included, must meet with the animal prior to adoption approval.
  • I understand that all dogs residing at the home must come to the shelter for a meet and greet with the animal prior to adoption approval, unless otherwise discussed, in advance with the Director or Kennel Supervisor.
  • I understand that a Shelter representative may visit my home for a home inspection before my application is approved.
  • I agree and understand that if the animal I apply for is not spayed or neutered, it will remain property of VCAS until completed.
  • I agree to provide basic medical vet care for adopted animal.
  • I agree to provide rabies vaccinations according to my local county ordinance.
  • I agree to maintain heartworm and/or flea and tick prevention during every month of the year.
  • I understand that if approved for adoption, I will be required to carefully read the "Adoption Agreement" in full, and acknowledge that the Adoption Agreement represents a legal and binding contract between an adopter and the Vermilion County Animal Shelter.
  • I understand that if I am approved to adopt an animal, the Adoption Agreement must be reviewed before I can take my animal home. I further understand that I will be asked to agree to the terms of the Agreement and sign the Agreement before I can take my adopted animal home.
  • If there is more than one application submitted for a specific animal, the adopter that best meets the needs of the animal will be approved.
  • VCAS reserves the right to refuse any adoptions we consider unsatisfactory.

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