- Where can I adopt a cat or dog from the Kentucky Humane Society?
- How do I adopt a cat or dog?
- How much is the adoption fee and what does it include?
- I already have a dog at home. Can I bring him to meet the dog that I want to adopt?
- Why do you have different adoption fees for the animals?
- How many pets do you adopt out each year?
- How long do pets remain up for adoption?
- How many pets do you have up for adoption? What if I don’t find a pet?
- Do you adopt out purebred cats and dogs?
- Can I adopt a pet as a gift for someone?
We have nine permanent adoption locations – the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus in South Louisville, our East Campus in Lyndon and 7 Feeders Supply adoption sites throughout the Louisville area. The Feeders Supply-KHS adoption sites are located in the following areas: Clarksville (Ind.), Fern Creek, Hikes Point, Okolona, Springhurst, St. Matthews and Valley Station. View pictures and profiles of adoptable cats and adoptable dogs in need of homes.
While visiting one of our nine adoption sites, a KHS adoption counselor will help you find the pet who’s the best match for your family and lifestyle. After you select a pet, you’ll complete an adoption application and, once approved, a KHS staff person will begin the adoption process, which often takes as little as an hour. Once you have reviewed all adoption paperwork, you’ll pay the adoption fee. Then, you’re ready to take home your new furry family member!
Cat adoption fees range from $65 to $105, and dog adoption fees range from $65 to $350. The adoption fee includes spaying/neutering, microchipping and microchip registration, up-to-date vaccinations, one free month of ShelterCare pet insurance and more than $200 in KHS and Feeders Supply coupons. It does not include $9.50 for any applicable Jefferson County licensing fees.
Also, we’re more than happy to place a 24-hour hold on a cat or dog you’re interested in adopting. The hold fee is only $25, and can be paid by credit card, cash or check. If you decide to adopt that pet, the $25 will be applied directly to his/her adoption fee. If you choose not to adopt, the $25 fee becomes a donation to the Kentucky Humane Society!
Absolutely! We strongly encourage “meet-and-greets,” where you bring your resident dog to meet the dog you plan to adopt. An adoption counselor will assist you with the dog-to-dog introduction. Your dog MUST be up-to-date on immunizations before we can allow an introduction with one of our adoptable pets. Unfortunately, we cannot do any off-site “meet-and-greets.”
We determine each pet’s adoption fee based upon their age, breed and suitability with children and other pets, as well as other factors. Dogs and cats with a higher adoption fee leave a financial legacy for those animals who need extra help – whether they need extensive medical care or just a little more time to find a loving home.
In 2011, KHS found homes for 6,199 dogs and cats. We are proud to be the state’s oldest and largest pet adoption agency, thanks in large part to our generous partner, Feeders Supply, a locally owned pet supplies retailer.
At KHS, there is no "time limit" for cats and dogs who are up for adoption. Some pets are adopted within a few hours, while other pets remain in our care for months! All dogs and cats remain available for adoption as long as they are healthy and behaviorally sound.
On any given day, KHS has approximately 150 pets available for adoption at our nine permanent adoption locations throughout the Louisville area. We have one of the widest selections of cats and dogs in the area, so don’t despair if you haven’t found the right pet for you just yet – you may find him or her tomorrow!
Absolutely! Approximately 30% of our adoptable pets are purebreds. We can add your name and contact information to our "Matchmakers List" if you are interested in a particular breed, and we’ll contact you as soon as a pet matching your requests becomes available for adoption at KHS. But, please make sure to call back every 30 days to ensure that your name remains on the list. Call (502) 366-3355 to learn more and have your name added now.