My name is Vega!

Boxer Dog for adoption in Hillsdale, Indiana - Vega
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I'm being cared for by:
Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society

Facts about Vega

  • Breed: Boxer
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10981473


Vega was brought to the shelter by some Good Samaritans who had been feeding her and gaining her trust over the course of several weeks. She is an older boxer (at least 7 years old) who is up to date on vaccines and weighs 46 lbs. Vega has several health issues, we hope to address what we can and get her into a foster or adoptive home to live out her remaining golden years in comfort. Vega has a tumor on her back hock (probably easily removed) and she tested positive for heartworms. We will consult a vet to see if she can be spayed and have the tumor removed safely. Vega is also half blind from glaucoma. She has been very friendly with staff and walks well on a leash. She appears to be housebroken but cannot hold for extremely long periods of time. Vega is reactive to other animals around her cage and food (who can blame her?) and young children would be too much for her at this point. We do believe she would do well with older children. If you have a soft spot for boxers, please contact us today to help sweet Vega--she has been on her own long enough! Her adoption fee is $10.

Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter.

Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is Please email the completed application to



About Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

PVCHS is a non-profit private organization committed to the education of the public in the humane treatment of all animals, the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the importance of animal population control through the promotion of spaying and neutering. PVCHS has been helping the animals in Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana, since April of 1991. The shelter was built in 2000 and opened in late November, 2000.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

We are located in west-central Indiana, on State Road 63, 2.2 mi south of Newport, IN. (We are directly behind the Vermillion County Jail, and share the same entrance road, located at mile marker 59). Our physical address is 1884 S. SR 63, Hillsdale. Other references: 14.4 mi No of SR163 (to Clinton), 4.4 mi No of SR 36 (to Rockville), apprx 28 mi No of I-70; apprx 17 mi So of I-74.

We show animals from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Appointments can sometimes be made to see animals at other times by calling in advance to make arrangements. If you reach the answering machine when telephoning the shelter, please leave a message and a member of the shelter staff will return your call as soon as possible.

Other sites that may be visited for information about our adoptable animals are and our web site

Our Adoption Process...

An adoption application must be completed prior to adoption. This application may be completed at our facility, or it can be downloaded by visiting our web site and choosing the "Applications and Fees" link. Once the application has been completed, it can be emailed to us at The usual adoption fee is $50.00 for kittens less than 1 year of age, $25.00 for cats over 1 year of age, $140.00 for puppies 8 weeks to 4 months of age, and $120.00 for dogs over 4 months of age.

All Dog/Puppy adoptions include vaccines, spay/neuter, microchip, adopter bag of food and treats, adoption counseling by phone or email, and a free health exam or first office call at a (local) participating veterinarian. All Cat/Kitten adoptions include vaccines, spay/neuter, adopter bag of food, adoption counseling by phone or email, and free health exam or first office call at a (local) participating veterinarian. Microchipping for cats/kittens is available for an additional $15 with any adoption.

Fees are reduced for some long term residents and senior pets (generally dogs over 7 years old). The reduced adoption fees range from $10.00 to $50.00.

Our policy is that all pets must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Fees may vary depending on the particular animal and the situation surrounding that animal.

We do not ship animals to adopters. Adopters are encouraged to bring all family members to help meet and select their new pet. Adopters complete an adoption application form and provide their veterinarian and landlord's phone number(s) for a reference.