Jefferson County Animal Shelter

Find Jefferson 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.


Alley Cat Advocates Inc 3044 Bardstown Road Louisville KY 40205 502-634-8777


Animal Care Society 12207 Westport Road Louisville KY 40245 502-426-6303

Ariel Rescue Rehab 1235 Bicknell Avenue Louisville KY 40215 502-836-5628

Bluegrass Basset Rescue, Inc. 1615 Fernwood Avenue Louisville KY 40205 502-773-0922

Chelsea's Legacy PO Box 17425 Louisville KY 40217

Friends of Animals of Kentucky 505 Cannons Lane Louisville KY 40207

Greyhound Rescue & Adoption PO Box 99913 Louisville KY 40269 502-493-0457

Greyhounds of Shamrock PO Box 991216 Louisville KY 40269 502-241-3140

Kentucky Chihuahua Rescue 6200 Lynnchester Drive Louisville KY 40219 502-216-8034

Kentucky Humane Society Main Campus 241 Steedly Drive Louisville KY 40214 502-366-3355

Louisville Animal Control 9750 Ormsby Station Road Louisville KY 40223 502-410-5494

Louisville Metro Animal Services 3705 Manslick Road Louisville KY 40215 502-361-1318

Schnauzer Friends Rescue and Adoption Louisville 2943 Arlington Road Louisville KY 40220 502-459-6574

Waggin Tails Pomeranian and English Bulldog Rescue 6404 Maravian Drive Louisville KY 40258 270-317-3051

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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.