If one of our available orphans tugs at your heartstrings, please fill out our Adoption Application and you will be contacted within 48 hours.  You must be approved to adopt before you can meet our dogs.  All applications require a home visit in order to be approved.

Adoption fees vary with each dog and range from $225-$400, with $350 being the price for most. Adoptions fees are used not only to rescue and place the dog you are personally adopting, but to aid in the future rescue and rehabilitation of other deserving dogs. Adoption fees are necessary; without fees, our rescue efforts would quickly come to an end.



Our Adoption Requirements

  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. We do not adopt to households with children under the age of 13 years old. 
  3. We do adopt to those out of state/local area.  Please request more information as certain conditions do apply.
  4. Once you SUBMIT your application, you should receive an automated message confirming our receipt.  If you do NOT receive this message, we did NOT receive your application.  If you do receive the automated message and do NOT receive a personalized response within 48 hours, please forward the automated message to  Occasionally, we experience technical difficulties with particular email extensions.  DO FILL IN ALL THE BLANKS.  DO USE A COMPUTER OR TABLET.  Do not attempt to submit an application using your phone.
  5. Our personalized response will outline the entire process and fees.  You need to submit only one application – it is NOT dog specific.
  6. A ‘home visit’ will be done prior to the final adoption of any of our wonderful, loving companions.
  7. Our adoption fee covers; spay/neuter, vaccines, micro-chip, and fecal exams.  Additionally, Trupanion provides 30 days FREE medical insurance with activation.
  8. Our goal is to find furever homes for our orphans.  However, VSR reserves the right to refuse anyone to adopt.

Adoption Questionnaire

Please take time to carefully read and complete the following questions. These questions are designed to assist with placing our dogs in the correct environment for their personality and needs. If you do NOT receive an automated message following submission, we did NOT receive your application. If you do receive an automated message and do not receive a response within 72 hours, please check your SPAM folder as some filters redirect our messages there.