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


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. 


Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it can take from 1-3 weeks to review & process them. Once we reach your application you can expect an email with a status update and, most likely, some questions.  We do this to gather information in order to make the best match for each dog.  

A decision will be made and an email will be sent to the selected applicants who can schedule a time to visit the pup.  All others will be notified once the pup has been adopted.   Our adoption fee is $375.00 and you can read more about the adoption process on this page of our site. 

Note: We receive many applications for each pup we post online.  Although we greatly appreciate your excitement and happiness about welcoming a rescue dog into your life, we are not able to place a dog on hold while applications are being processed. Thank you for understanding!

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

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

Most rescue dogs will not arrive with perfect manners or superior leash skills.  Just as you would with children, you must be willing to help the dog through any issues that come up.  Your dog will need your gentle guidance and positive reinforcement training to bring out the best in him.
We will work with you every step of the way.

Name *
Phone *
As part of the adoption process and before placing a dog in your care, you will be asked to sign an Adoption Contract. This Contract requires your agreement to keep the dog as an indoor house pet - not a dog who spends unsupervised time outside. You also need to agree to maintain regular veterinary care including annual vaccines and monthly heartworm prevention. Are you willing to sign and be legally bound to these requirements? *
EMPLOYMENT - Or enter Retired, Student, At Home Parent if that is applicable.
Do you Own or Rent your home? *
Landlord's Phone
Landlord's Phone
Do you have permission from your landlord to adopt a dog?
If you don't have a vet, indicate reason.
Are your pets spayed/neutered?
Are your pets up to date on their vaccinations?
Phone *
Phone *
Have you ever owned a dog? *
Do you have any pets now? *
Where will the dog be when alone? *
Are dogs allowed on the furniture in your home? *
Will you enroll this pup in positive reinforcement dog training classes to help him get started? *
Congratulations! You are one step closer to meeting your new Best Friend.
How did you learn about VT Dog Rescue? *
Life is full of change, in what situation would you want to give up your dog? *
Acknowledgements & Signature
I understand there is a time & financial commitment when owning a dog and I am financially able to support a dog for life knowing dogs can live 10-12 years. I understand that the dog will not be perfect and that it is up to me to commit time, effort and money to provide training, medical care and all other needs the dog has. *
By pressing the Submit button below, I certify all of the information in this application is accurate and subject to verification. *