Vermont Dog Rescue saves dogs from high kill shelters in the South and finds them loving homes in VT.


Thank you for your interest in adopting through VT Dog Rescue! Please complete this application and submit using the button at the bottom of the page.  Be sure to answer every question. We can not process your application unless it is complete.  

You will receive confirmation of receipt immediately after you press the Submit button.  A thank you message will appear on your screen then an email will follow with additional information. 

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received; however dogs are not placed this way.  We gather information in order to make the best match for each dog.  Please include the name(s) of the pups you are interested in. Once we review all applications we will contact people we feel are a good match and schedule a visit with the pup.  The appropriate applicant will be chosen after all selected applicants have had a chance to meet him or her. 

Take your time on this application, provide as much information as possible and feel free to tell us about your life and how you see a dog fitting into it. What are you looking for in a dog?  What can a dog expect when spending time with you? 

Our mission is to place every dog we rescue into a well matched forever home.
This takes time. 

It may take 7-10 days for us to review & process your application.  We notify the applicant as soon as a decision has been made then contact the other people who have met the pup to let them know. Please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Our adoption fee is $350.00 and you can read more about the adoption process here.   We do not charge an application fee, but ask that you consider all the time that goes into your request.  Our volunteers work tirelessly for the rescue dogs and easily invest 8-10 hours on each application that comes in.  Please... do not fill out this application unless you are actively looking for a dog and ready to adopt once the right one is found.   

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment.  Do not fill out this application unless you are 100% committed to taking care of your dog for life.   

Name *
Phone *
EMPLOYMENT -Enter Retired, Student, At Home Parent if that is applicable.
Employer Contact Phone
Employer Contact Phone
Employer Contact Phone
Employer Contact Phone
Do you Own or Rent your home? *
Do you live in a condo or neighborhood governed by an Association?
Landlord's Phone
Landlord's Phone
Do you have permission from your landlord to adopt a dog?
Any restrictions on breed, size or anything else?
Neighbor's Phone
Neighbor's Phone
If you don't have a vet, indicate reason.
Are your pets spayed/neutered?
Are your pets up to date on their vaccinations?
Have you ever owned a dog?
Do you have any pets now?
Where will the dog be when alone? *
Congratulations! You are one step closer to meeting your new Best Friend.
Acknowledgements & Signature
Have all questions been answered? We can not process the application if information is missing. *
By pressing the Submit button below, you certify all of the information in this application is accurate and subject to verification. *