POSTED 6/22 -  They are a high intake facility, taking in over 12,000 animals a year. In order to help rescues help them, all dogs are fully vetted and have no pull fee.  Please take a moment each day to share some of these dogs. Space is limited at Animal House and not all of these dogs will have the chance to get there (and be more in the public eye) BUT that doesn't make them any less worthy of a foster or adoptive home! Please be sure to include the animal's ID number in all correspondence. Transport can be arranged, they run weekly from Louisville.   Please be sure to include the animal's ID number in all correspondence.

CONTACT: Adoption: PH: (502) 473-7387  Email: -  If you are a rescue and wish to pull one of these dogs, contact Shannon Riley at  ~ Please be sure to include the animal's ID number in all correspondence
 Foster application:
Email the application to Please be sure to include the animal's ID number in all correspondence


bum of Urgent Dogs!  ALL LISTED ARE VERY URGENT!!
 A633148 Baloo SENIOR Male ADOPTED! LONG TIMER! Approx 8 years old, scared, ok with other dogs, came in as a stray.
A639983 Meat Large Adult Male URGENT! LONG TIMER!  HEARTWORM POSITIVE! Approx 2 years old, 94lbs, owner surrender.
A463144 Bea Adult Female - LONG TIMER! Approx 6 years old, 48lbs, owner surrender.
 #A477551 Lanie SENIOR Female RETURNED TO OWNER! Approx 8 years old, 47lbs, stray.


A635268 Wanda SENIOR Female - LONG TIMER! Approx 12 years old, friendly, scared at the shelter, 37lbs, ok with other dogs, stray.

 A633916Joker Pit Bull Terrier Medium Young Male - Neutered. 2 years old. Sweet. Good with other dogs.

There are two ways to see the shelter's animals who are online: 1 - Animals in the adoption program (Animal House) can be viewed at:  2 - Other animals waiting in the shelter who are NOT in the adoption program (and therefore only available to rescues) can be seen at by searching for Louisville Metro Animal Services using 40215 zip code. There are Chis, JRTs, Dalmatians, Labs, Doxies, Beagles, Lhasas, Bassets, Danes, Australian Shepherds, Boston Terriers, Collies, Yorkies, Pitties, Pyrs, Boxers, and anything else you can imagine. Metro gets a huge number of purebred animals and a ton of absolutely perfect mixed breeds. These animals really need help. They aren't even in the adoption program.

Louisville Metro Animal Services
Louisville, KY


2. Franklin, KY: URGENT DOGS & CATS!


CONTACT: Phone: (270) 586-3125  Email:

Rooney Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! TIME RUNNING OUT!  SPONSORED!  Rooney needs help! Rooney has been at the shelter for a whole year!! He probably doesn't have much time after that. He was found with his harness on!! Someone must be missing thist sweet boy. He is believed to be 7 years old and his adoption fee is $50. Please share until he Is rescued before its too late, he doesn't have much time.

Diesel Pit Bull Terrier Mix Large Young Male - Diesel is an active, friendly boy. He is very smart, but needs some training. Come meet this big guy!

 Beth Retriever Mix Adult Female - SPONSORED! 1-2 years old. Spayed. Beth is such a sweet girl! She has been good with other dogs! She loves to play. Beth does not like anyone to bother her while she is eating (people or animals). She would need to be fed separately if she went to a home with other animals.




CONTACT:  PH: (270) 298-4499  Email: 

Hoss Boxer/Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male RESCUED!  1-2 years old and weighs 62lbs. Owner surrender. Hoss is good with children and other dogs.
Ginger Pit Bull Terrier Mix Medium Adult Female - 50lbs. Ginger is good with children, but not other animals.
Sassy Pit Bull Terrier Mix Large Adult Female - LONG TIMER! Sassy is 2 years old and weighs 60 pounds. She is spayed and microchipped. She tested well with other dogs and with cats. Sassy is loving and playful.

  Raiden German Shepherd Dog Mix Large Adult Male - Neutered. 2 year old, 74lbs.

Socks Pit Bull Terrier Mex Large Adult Female - 2 years old, 60lbs.
Otis Beagle/Pointer Mix Adult Male - Neutered. Otis is 4 years old. He is good with other dogs and loves kids. He plays a little rough with kittens so he would need supervision around small animals.
 Snowball SENIOR Male - NEEDS SPECIAL ADOPTER! NOT DOING WELL IN SHELTER! Snowball had to stay at the hospital tonight. So far his tests have all come back pretty normal, he’s just so depressed that he’s given up on life. He clearly loved his owner so much and he’s literally in mourning. He needs someone that can sit with him and love on him. This boy has sooo much personality. He’s a big talker and will give you his paw when you tell him to shake.
Breeze Domestic Short Hair Young Female -   1 year old. Breeze is co-Mother with BeBe to Blair, Breyen, Brinley, Brasil, Breck, Bryton and Bumpus.
Blair Domestic Short Hair BABY Female - 6 week old. One of many kittens at the shelter needing adoption/rescue!
Breyen Domestic Short Hair BABY Male - 6 week old. One of many kittens at the shelter needing adoption/rescue!




 POSTED 6/23

CONTACT: PH:  859-792-1562  Email:

Rebel Lab Mix Adult Male  - 4 years old., 65lbs. Likes female dogs and some male dogs. Loves children. No cats. Handsome boy.

...Hank Male ADOPTED? His down fall is he gets very protective of his new family quickly. The kids are his world and he wants to protect them.

Garrard County Animal Shelter
Lancaster, KY




6. Columbus, OH: DOGS ON EUTH LIST!


UPDATE 2/15 - THE SHELTER WILL NOT ALLOW RESCUE DOGS TO BE ADOPTED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!  A non profit approved 501c3 is the only group that can get rescue dogs out of the shelter. Fosters or adopters then apply to the rescue group.


#179632  Bug Mixed Breed Male Large Adult EUTH LIST! 3.5 years old, 52lbs. Neutered. He will attempt to fight other dogs when being walked through the ward to go back to his cage. He is also very barrier aggressive when other dogs are being walked by. He would do best in a foster based rescue. Dog interaction: At one point while outside Cole showed slight reactivity- barking and lunging- only lasted a few seconds, easily pulled away, but hard to determine what the cause was, did not display reactivity again. When he was barking and lunging in his line of sight was the other dog but also a person and a child. May do best in an adult home. Bug was returned because they were moving. He was reported to lived with a young child (tolerated), one male dog (plays), and one cat (plays). They suggest he would do well in a home with dogs, cats, and kids over 5 years old.

Brando Pit Bull  Terrier Mix Young Male EUTH LIST! 1 year old, 48lbs. Neutered. Brando is a year old puppy that made it to the adoption floor. He got adopted and played rough with the adopter’s young child resulting in a nip. Why would a person allow a rambunctious large puppy around a small child? Brando is now on the euth list because of this adopter’s mistake. He needs a foster/rescue by 7:00 pm Monday the 12th or he dies. He has just started his life and should not pay the price of a human mistake.

#114770 Coco Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Female EUTH LIST! HEART WORM POSITIVE! 5 years old, 68lbs.Dog interaction: Didn't interact, if other dog walked near her she would walk away from other dog, remained indifferent and chose to avoid, did not want to interact, no aggression but did not seem comfortable interacting with other dog. This sweet girl is heart worm positive and that has caused her to end up on the euth list at the Franklin County Dog Shelter in Columbus, Ohio...poor girl is crying in her video. She needs a rescue and foster to get out of the shelter alive. Pledges are needed to help a rescue with the costs of her treatment. She weighs about 68 lbs so her treatment costs could run approx. $900.

#114145 Bolden Mixed Breed Large Adult Male  EUTH LIST! NEEDS OUT BY FEB 15th!  4 years old, 40 lbs. Neutered. He is rescue only due to behavior. He is now harming himself due to his anxiety level. His paw pads are bleeding due to him surfing his kennel walls. There is also a note stating "Very intense over food in clinic, limited discrimination between food and source.

#114823  Gizmo Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male  EUTH LIST! NEEDS OUT BY FEB 15th!  2 years old, 76 lbs. He is rescue only due to behavior. He is fearful, nervous, and a little anxious here. He is needing surgical correction of both his cherry eyes and doesn't really like us handling his face much. He is going to need a foster based rescue to work with him and gain his trust prior to having the much needed surgery. He was surrendered with his mother Ma Ma because they lost their home. They are reported to be good with children (lived with kids ages 4, 6, and 8yrs). Gizmo is reported to be aggressive/protective over his bones/toys/food. They owner said he was good with one other dog other than Ma Ma.
#114822  Ma Ma Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Female  EUTH LIST! NEEDS OUT BY FEB 15th!  6 years old, 65 lbs. She is rescue only due to behavior. She is very fearful and stressed here. She was surrendered with her son Gizmo because they lost their home. They are reported to be good with children (lived with a 4, 6, and 8 yr old). They described Ma Ma to be dominant and not good with any other dog other than Gizmo. Ma Ma is also reported to be protective/aggressive over bones/toys/food.
Franklin County Dog Shelter (FCDS)
Columbus, OH