Kenton County Animal Shelter

Find Kenton 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 SPCA 150 Rough River Drive Erlanger KY 41018


Humane Society of Northern Kentucky 22 Commonwealth Avenue Erlanger KY 41018 859-342-4759

Kenton City SPCA 1011 Clubhouse Drive Independence KY 41051

Kenton County Animal Shelter 1020 Mary Laidley Road Covington KY 41017 859-356-7400

Save Our Shelter Dogs 9179 Blossom Lane Covington KY 41015

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.