POSTED 3/4  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!!
#A647449 Lolly Adult Female ADOPTED! LONG TIMER! Approx 6 years old, 58lbs, stray. Lolly loves squeaky toys! Lolly's a pro when it comes to photo shoots, but she's no diva. Lolly is easygoing so she likes everyone, and always greets new people with a smile and her tail wagging. She's been enjoying life in her foster home, where she has fur siblings to keep her company.  Lolly's not sure what to make of the cat, so she keeps her distance. She's also great with children! Lolly has good manners, too. She's crate and housetrained and is a good girl in the car.  Lolly is very loving and affectionate.

A520273 Dolly Johnson Adult Female - LONG TIMER! Approx 5 years old, 61lbs, stray.

 A649824 Doodlebug Adult Female  -  LONG TIMER! Approx 2 years old, 59lbs, stray.  This gorgeous gal is still waiting to meet her forever family. Long Stay Champion, Doodlebug, has been in the shelter for more than 150 days! Doodlebug would make their perfect workout partner because she has plenty of energy to keep up. She's also fun-loving and entertaining to watch. Doodlebug also considers herself a foodie; she's willing to try anything, including the healthy stuff! This adventurer loves car rides, long walks and meeting new people. Her perfect forever home would include plenty of squeaky plush toys, a big back yard to burn off energy and plenty of affection. Doodlebug also seems to be happier around children.

 A652280 Kane, SENIOR Male -  Approx 8 years old, 47lbs, stray.

 A655988 Chandler Adult Male - Approx 6 years old, 55lbs, stray.

  A607047 Gus Large Adult Male - Approx 5 years old, 94lbs, stray.

  A656709 Mocha Adult Female  OWNER SURRENDER! Approx 5 years old, 41lbs.

    A656716 Fresca Adult Female - Approx 2 years old, 57lbs, stray. This little, or not-so-little ray of sunshine is one of the happiest, silliest girls, so she’s sure to light up your day. During a recent field trip, Fresca loved exploring during her walk and wanted to make friends with everyone. Fresca is so full of joy and love that sometimes she has a hard time deciding between playing and cuddling, so she tries to do both at the same time.

A657435 Madeleine SENIOR Female - Approx 8 years old, 90lbs, came in as a stray with A657436 (Eclair).

A657436 Eclair SENIOR Female - Approx 8 years old, 73lbs, came in as a stray with A657435 (Madeleine).

  A655724 Logan YOUNG Male - Approx 1 year old, 54lbs, stray. Logan is a happy ball of energy who will definitely keep his forever family laughing. Expect to have a lot of fun hanging out with this 1-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. Logan doesn't sit still for long... just check out the proof in these pics! Logan responds to whistles, and will come running with tale wagging.

A612670 Jerzee Adult Female ADOPTED!  Approx 5 years old, 50lbs, stray.

A657421 Bernard YOUNG Male - HEARTWORM POSITIVE! Approx 1 year old, 54lbs, stray.

 A657469 Laker Adult Male ADOPTED! HEARTWORM POSITIVE! Approx 2 years old, 77lbs, CONFISCATED.

 A657627 Ganache Adult Male - HEARTWORM POSITIVE! Approx 3 years old, 69lbs, stray.

A657700 Lars Adult Male - HAS HAIR LOSS! Approx 4 years old, 32lbs, stray.


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




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

Lela Terrier Mix Medium Young Female - Lela is around 8 months old. She is a very shy and timid girl, it takes her a bit to warm up to people! But after she gains your trust, she is such a sweetie.

Blue Lab Mix Large Young Male  - Blue is around 6 months old. He is such a sweet boy! He loves to play with toys. Blue was surrendered to us for chasing goats. He did not hurt any of the goats, but we don’t want to take any chances. So no livestock please!
Rooney Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male ADOPTED!    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.

Harley American Bulldog Large Adult Female - HEARTWORM  POSITIVE - Spayed. Harley is a 5 year old American bulldog mix. She is a big, strong girl, and she does pull on a leash! But she is a very friendly and sweet girl. She loves toys! Harley seems to like the other doggies, but you must bring your dog to meet her if interested. She does try to dig out of the fence to get to the rabbits in the woods around our shelter. (We are not sure if she would hurt them, but we don’t want to take that chance.) So a privacy fence would probably be best for Harley, that way she doesn’t even see them. **Harley is heartworm positive. She needs a RESCUE ASAP. Or an ADOPTER WHO IS WILLING TO TAKE ON HER HEARTWORM TREATMENTS.

Penny Border Collie/Shepherd Mix Large Adult  Female - Penny is around 2-3 years old! She is a very smart girl! She has lots of energy and just wants to please you. Penny would make a great agility dog, as she has excellent ball drive. Penny has been great with other dogs at the shelter but if you’re interested you must bring your dogs to meet her!
Mocha Lab Mix Large Adult Female - Mocha is around 4 years old. She is such a sweet, gentle, and calm natured girl. If interested, you must bring your dog to meet her!
Bria Boxer Mix Large Adult Female - Spayed. Bria is around 3 years old. She is a friendly, happy, energetic girl! She can be a goof ball. Bria is good with most dogs! She’s a bigger girl, and as energetic as she is, she is too much for some dogs. You must bring your dog to meet her if interested. Bria also needs to be Crate trained in a home!!




CONTACT:  PH: (270) 298-4499  Email: 

Ginger Pit Bull Terrier Mix Medium Adult Female - LONGER TIMER! 3 years old, 50lbs. 3 years old. Ginger is very sweet and loving. Does well with children. Not good with other dogs or cats. Would need to be an only pet. Has had a sad life. Dog fighters ground her teeth down, but she eats dry food.
Thunder Shar Pei/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Large Adult Male - LONG TIMER! 2 years old, 60lbs. Neutered.

Trouble Rottweiler/Hound Mix Adult Male - LONG TIMER! 1-2 years old, 59lbs. Neutered.  This boy loves attention and sure loves to be given dog treats.

Maynard Coonhound Adult Male - 3 years old, 52lbs.

Venus Hound/Lab Mix Large Adult Female - 3 years old, 61lbs.

Verda Hound/Boxer Mix Large YOUNG Female - 5 months old, 21lbs.

Camille Domestic Short Hair Young Female LONG TIMER! 1 year old. Spayed. Camille needs a home where she can relax. She is not feral, but is skittish around noise.

Django Domestic Short Hair Black Adult Male - 6 years old.

Petey Domestic Short Hair Black and White Young Male - LONG TIMER! 6 months old.

Cortez Domestic Short Hair Tabby Adult Male -  CAME IN WITH A LARGE WOUND BEHIND IS EAR. IT IS BEING TREATED AND IT IS HEALING! 4 years old.





CONTACT: PH:  859-792-1562  Email:

Major Pit Bull Terrier/Plott Hound Mix Adult Male URGENT! LONG TIMER! ADOPTION FEE IS SPONSORED! 1-2 years old. Good with some dogs. Loves children, loves to play and just loves being with you. He has a lot of energy and a lot of love to give.
Lushion Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male URGENT! ADOPTION FEE IS PAID! Neutered. Loves children, but not good with other pets.

Haydes Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix Adult Male IN FOSTER HOME - NEEDS ADOPTION/RESCUE!  5 years old. Came in with Morgan and two other dogs. Their owner passed away and they ended up at the shelter. Let’s find these babies new homes!

Zeus Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male URGENT! 5 years old. No kids or other dogs.

 Dozer Redtick Coonhound Mix Young Male - ADOPTED AND RETURNED! ADOPTION FEE IS SPONSORED! About 1 year old.  No small dogs or cats, no kids. Best to be the only pet, but dogs his size may be ok. House Trained.

Scout Coonhound Mix Adult Female -  ADOPTED AND RETURNED!  2-3 years old. Scout is super sweet, good with little kids and other dogs. She’s housebroken, walks on a leash and listens to commands like "stay," and "go to bed." Previous owner says no livestock but we believe Scout needs lots of room to run! Let's get Scout home!

Max  Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male URGENT! - 3 years old.  House broken. Cannot live with dogs or other animals smaller than him.

Biggin Large Adult Male URGENT! SPONSORED - NO ADOPTION FEE! ! ADOPTED AND RETURNED! LIKES TO CHASE CATS!  3 years old, weighs about 60lbs. Very sweet and strong.  Probably fine with other dogs.

 Winter Pit Bull Terrier Mix Female - IN FOSTER HOME -  READY TO BE ADOPTED BY A SPECIAL PERSON! Meet Winter. We gave her that name because when she came to the shelter she had no name, she had little sores on her legs and has been bred more times then she ever should have been. So far we’ve learned Winter needs to be the only pet  (reactive in the shelter). She is scared to death of men and it takes her a little bit to warm up to you. We are truly unsure what this baby has been through. She’s so smart and sweet when she becomes to trust you. She loves to shake hands!

Buddy Lab Mix Young Male IN FOSTER HOME/NEEDS ADOPTION/ RESCUE!!  Under 1 year old. Good with everyone.

 Mikka Adult Female - ADOPTED AND RETURNED!! Mikka is back with us. She needs a home without smaller dogs. Can you help her?

Karma & Pups Adult Female RESCUE ONLY! 2-3 years old. No other dogs. This baby had her babies with us, we had a few rescues ask about her but no one ever officially pulled her! She has 4 babies now! Let’s get this family to rescue!! These pictures are from when this sweet baby was surrendered to us and before she had her babies.

Janice Domestic Short Hair Black and White Adult Female - Spayed. Friendly, Calm. Friends with Petunia but they don’t have to be adopted together.

Lily Domestic Short Hair Dilute Calico Adult Female - Not spayed. Friendly and calm.

Kiwi Domestic Short Hair Calico Adult Female - $10 ADOPTION FEE! Spayed.  A little shy but very affectionate. Calm.

Roscoe Domestic Short Hair Buff Adult Male - Not neutered. Friendly and calm.

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


7. Carrollton, KY: ADOPTABLE DOGS!


POSTED 3/12  Rural shelter equipped to shelter dogs and puppies, but not cats.

CONTACT:  PH: ((502) 732-8959   Email:  or

TATER NEEDS HELP! Tater got herself into a little trouble. She somehow got tangled into a ratchet strap and as she spun it got tighter and embedded. There was literally one layer of skin left before her organs came out. Her injury has to heal from the inside out and will need a bandage change every other day for at least a month but could be longer. Each trip is $85 for the bandage change due to having to sedate her. We do not have the funds to treat and need immediate help!

You can call the vet directly. Anything helps

Carroll county animal clinic

“Tater the red heeler under Gallatin County animal shelter”

Carroll County Animal Shelter
Carrollton, KY