UPDATE 7/6   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

If you are interested in fostering a pet, please contact Stephanie Jackson at


bum of Urgent Dogs!  ALL LISTED ARE VERY URGENT!!

    A656716 Fresca Adult Female - LONG TIMER! AT SHELTER SINCE JANUARY!  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.

 A658799 Shania Small/Medium YOUNG Female - LONG TIMER! AT SHELTER SINCE MARCH! Approx 8 months old, 27lbs, came in as a stray with A658800 (Freddy).

A663282 Sweets Adult Female -  LONG TIMER! AT SHELTER SINCE MAY! Approx 2 years old, stray.

A664319 Bastillo Adult Male - Approx 7 years old, 75lbs, stray.

A665596 Lonnie SENIOR Female - Approx 10 years old, 40lbs, stray.

A652281 Scrappy Adult Female - OWNER SURRENDER! Approx 8 years old, 49lbs.

A666018 Adult Male - Approx 6 years old, 29lbs, came in as a stray with A666019.

A666019 Small SENIOR MALE - Approx 10 years old, 21lbs, came in as a stray with A666018.

A663333 Twiggy Boxer Mix Adult Female - ADOPTION FEE IS WAIVED FOR AN APPROVED ADOPTER! 47lbs. Looking for a best friend with plenty of pawsonality? So is Twiggy! This fun-loving Boxer mix not only has the cutest smile ever, she's also a sweetie pie that likes giving hugs. She's happiest being the center of your attention or cuddling with you on the couch. The 2-year-old is already spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Turner Siberian Husky/Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix Large YOUNG Male - ADOPTION FEE IS WAIVED FOR AN APPROVED ADOPTER - Neutered. Turner's handsome and he knows it!

A666615 Shoco SENIOR Male - Approx 12 years old, 39lbs, stray.

Rollins Pit Bull Terrier Large Adult Male URGENT! Rollins (Raw-Lynns) is an affectionate 2 years old known best for his stellar good looks and muscular figure. Rollins has been on field trips a plenty and has received gold stars for every trip. He’s the “let the good times roll” kinda dog, head out of the window, not a care in the world…but Rollins has been at our shelter since January. That’s 6+ months of little to no good times. We are urgently searching for an adopter, foster, or rescue for Rollins. Rollins tested well with other dogs on leash and walks super well on his harness. Rollins has some management skills in place due to guarding his bowl of food. Our behavior coordinator has worked with him and recommended a home with kids over 10 years  old. This family would need to let Rollins eat in his crate and “trade” him for his bowl. Rollins is used to trading, he really loves hot dogs.

Snazzy Jazzy Pit Bull Terrier YOUNG Female URGENT! Spayed.  This is Snazzy Jazzy. She came to us as a free spirited puppy with a love of toys, butt rubs, and a strong urge to use your hands and the leash as chew toys. We’ve worked with Snazzy Jazzy for months and have learned how to manage her mouthy behavior. Because of this, she has been looked over time and time again. Our behavior coordinator has management skills in place for the right family. Snazzy Jazzy is an absolute joy to spend time with. She self entertains with toys and will bring a full belly laugh to you everyday. Snazzy Jazzy is urgent at our shelter due to the constant influx of dogs coming in. We are seeking immediate placement in the form of an adopter, foster, or rescue. Jazzy needs a home with another playful dog and children over 12 years old.

Trixie Pit Bull Terrier Young Female URGENT! TRIPOD! Spayed. Silly rabbit, Trix is for kids, adults and just about everyone! Trix is a loving, joyful dog. Trix is approximately a year old and she may be missing a leg, but it doesn't slow her down! Trix likes to go on short walks or hops, in her case, she loves to play - with her toys or with her human, and will work for snacks! Trix super power is cuddling and snuggling!! She is good with othe dogs and would love a dog friend that will play with her. Trix is working on her potty training and walking on her leash. She is motivated and will master it soon.

A657679 Oreo Pit Bull Terrier Medium Adult Male URGENT! Approx 4 years old, 49lbs, stray.  This adorable hippo is Oreo. Oreo came to us pretty skinny but with his love for peanut butter and ice cream, he’s quickly turned in to a little piggie. Because of Oreo’s funny quirks like jumping up at trees to eat leaves, stealing the baby pool and dragging it across the yard, and belly flops in the baby pool- he’s quickly become a staff and volunteer favorite. Oreo has been at our shelter since February 2nd. That’s 7 months of living in a concrete kennel. While staff and volunteer fosters do everything they can for him, he deserves a quiet place to call his own. On field trips, Oreo has done well with kiddos of all ages. Oreo is looking for urgent placement in the form of an adopter, foster, or rescue. Oreo does need to be the only pet in the home.


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.
Tamara Adult Female LONG TIMER! 2 years old, 50lbs. . Absolutely NO CATS. She is a bit high strung but she’s been in a kennel too long. She needs to run off some energy, but due to that probably no small children. Very sweet girl loves to go to the park and walk.

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.

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.

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





CONTACT: PH:  859-792-1562  Email:

Lizzy Domestic Short Hair Adult Female - $10 ADOPTION FEE! 1-2 years old. Spayed. Friendly girl.

 Oreo Domestic Short Hair Black and White BABY Female - 7-8 weeks old.

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

Klaus Husky Mix Adult Male - 2-4 years old. Klaus has a long story and ended up with us due to no fault of his own. Before klaus gets adopted, his new adoptive family will need to spend a lot of time with him at the shelter before going anywhere. He has to be the only pet in the home, with no small kids either. Klaus truly has a sweet side. He is just scared and upset by the fact he ended up at the shelter.

Spots Beagle/Pointer Mix Female - Spayed - REDUCED ADOPTION FEE! No cats. Loves children. Hit and miss with other dogs.

Mandy Hound/Boxer Mix YOUNG Female - 6 months old. Good with everyone! Sister Candy  is also at the shelter!

Jc Rat Terrier Mix Male - Good with other dogs and children. Good with other dogs and kids. Shy at first with new people. Jc is one of three Rat Terrier mixes at the shelter!

Biscuit Pit Bull Terrier Mix - SPONSORED! NO ADOPTION FEE! She is a little hyper, but super sweet.

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

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