$40 for dogs 40 Lbs. or More May 28-June 4
To bring attention to big dogs looking for homes, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is lowering adoption fees to $40 on all dogs 40 pounds or more from Friday, May 28 through Friday, June 4, 2021.
The goal of the “40 for $40” Adoption Special is to get more large dogs into loving homes faster, according to KHS spokesperson Andrea Blair. Interested adopters must schedule an adoption appointment in advance at www.kyhumane.org/dogs, and walk-ins are not allowed.
“We find that the majority of adopters are interested in adopting puppies or small adult dogs, but the majority of dogs we have at the shelter are larger dogs,” said Blair.
“We hope this adoption special will bring attention to the many wonderful larger dogs we have, who are just as deserving of loving homes as puppies and small dogs.”
KHS also hopes the special will help clear space so that KHS can accept more dogs into their adoption program.
“KHS is the largest destination shelter in the state, which means when Kentucky’s rural animal shelters are overcrowded, they often ask us to help by taking their homeless animals into our adoption program. Unfortunately, we can only help when we have the space, so every adoption truly helps us save more lives.”
Over 60 percent of the animals at KHS originate from overcrowded animal shelters throughout Kentucky, according to Blair.
Dogs that are part of the $40 special will be identified on the KHS website, www.kyhumane.org/dogs. This is a significant savings, as adoption fees for large adult dogs are typically $200. The special takes place May 28-June 4 at the KHS East Campus, 1000 Lyndon Lane, and at the Sam Swope Pet Treatment & Lifesaving Center (also called the Main Campus), 241 Steedly Drive. The Main Campus is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
While adoption fees are reduced, the adoption process remains the same. Families must schedule an adoption appointment in advance at www.kyhumane.org/dogs and walk-ins are not allowed. All dogs are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Jefferson County residents also pay for pet licensing, and donations are gratefully accepted.