How to Adopt

Before beginning the application process, please read through our adoption policies below.

The first step to adopting an animal from us is to contact one of our adoption counselors about the animal you are interested in adopting.

We only accept a certain number of applications for each animal, and they will be tell you if the animal you are interested in is available, as well as provide other pertinent information about that animal for you to consider before completing an application. The adoption counselor will then provide you with a unique application code that you will use to complete the adoption application. The application cannot be submitted without this code.

The best way to see our adoptable animals is on our website. It is updated daily, as animals are adopted and new ones become available.

If you are looking for a specific breed or size dog and don’t see one available from us, please explore some other local rescues and shelters. also allows you to search for animals in your area.

NOTE: Velvet Acres Animal Rescue reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone for any reason. The processing does include a limited background check.

Kitten Policies

Kittens thrive growing up with a buddy! We always adopt kittens out in pairs when possible. Preference is given to applicants who are interested in adopting two kittens. Single kittens will only be adopted into a home that has at least one other cat already.

If Approved to Adopt

All dogs in the home must participate in a scheduled meet and greet with a prospective new dog. These meetings will be facilitated by a VAAR staff member, and as such, may not be done as walk-ins but must be scheduled.

A time and date will be scheduled for you to pick up your new pet.

Adoption Applications

Dog Application For Adoption

Cat Application For Adoption

Small Animal Application For Adoption

Adoption Pricing

Here you will find the prices to adopt a specific type of pet from Velvet Acres Animal Rescue. These are the minimum amount required but we welcome any further donation you would like to make. Please contact us with any questions. Prices are subject to change without notice.

*The ages of the animals are determined by our veterinarian based on a physical exam and are not subject to debate.

Please note that any animal not yet old enough to be spayed or neutered may be adopted but will enter into a foster to adopt situation until old enough for surgery. Adoptions will not be finalized until spay or neuter is done.

What is Included with Adoption

All dog adoptions include:

All cat adoptions include: