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

Application Information - Step 1

Thank you for your interest in adopting through VT Dog Rescue!   

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. Additional information is included on what to expect. 

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.  

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.