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

Application to Complete - Step 2 

Please complete the 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.   

Adoptions are not on a first come first serve basis. They are based on the best match between potential adopters and each dog.  


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? *
As the applicant, 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. *
EMPLOYMENT - Enter name of business and your title, 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? You can select more than one response. *
If you have a child enter your life, will this dog still be a priority? *
If this dog becomes uncomfortable around a child, do you commit to working with a qualified trainer to help? *
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? *
By submitting this application, you certify all of the information in this application is accurate and subject to verification. *

After submitting the application, be sure to complete the steps on the following page. Thank you!