Boone County Animal Shelter

Find Boone County Kentucky animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Boone County Animal Care & Control 5643 Idlewild Road Burlington KY 41005 859-586-5285


Friends of the Shelter PO Box 93 Union KY 41091

Little Orphans Kitten Rescue PO Box 211 Union KY 41091 859-242-5277

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue PO Box 6684 Florence KY 41022 859-760-7098

Yorkie Friends Rescue 2006 Bluestem Drive Burlington KY 41005

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About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.