How to Adopt2018-10-24T08:41:10+00:00

Welcome! We are excited for you to meet our adoptable dogs. Whether you are looking for a puppy or a senior dog or a different age somewhere in between, we can help. Our dogs are made available through a partnership with The Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter. Please read more about this incredible organization and how they are saving thousands of dogs each year.

National shelter standards require that we establish a predominant breed or breed mix for our dogs. Visual breed identification in dogs is generally unreliable as we are only able to give our most-educated guess as to the true predominant breed or breed mix. We highly encourage you to select your new companion based on each dog’s individual personality and pet qualities rather than relying on a breed that has been assigned to the dog based on our best guess.

The Adoption Process

All dogs are available on a first come first adopted basis. Same day adoptions are very possible!  We require a completed and approved application before adoption.  Even if you are thinking this might not quite be the right time to add a furry friend to your family, it’s never too early to complete an application. Once you are approved you remain in our approved file for any new dogs we get in the future. Click on any adoptable dog to complete the online application.

We suggest spending time considering what you want in a dog and if you have the commitment needed to give your new pet the best life possible. Our job is to help you choose the dog who will be the best fit for your family. We invite you to visit dogs in our private rooms Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our adoption counselors are always eager to answer questions and make recommendations about our wonderful pups. If you have children or other pets we strongly urge you to bring them either to the first visit or before putting down a deposit. We want the family dynamics to be right for all two and four-legged friends.

Once you find “the one” you may either pay the complete adoption fee or put down a non-refundable 50% deposit. Adoption fees are only refundable if your application is denied.

Adoption Fees

The non-negotiable and non-refundable adoption fee for our dogs is $300.00. Fees are used to give our dogs the best of care while they are with us. A portion of the adoption fee also goes towards the cost of transporting each dog, including federally-mandated (USDA) interstate health certificates.

Because we want to make sure every dog adopted is healthy and ready to live a wonderful new life, all dogs are appropriately vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested, and given flea and tick preventatives. The adoption fee also helps cover any additional medical treatments that may be needed such as respiratory infections, skin conditions, orthopedic consultations, and surgery.  The fee also includes spay/neuter of all dogs over six months or a certificate for the surgery at our vet once your dog is six months. All dogs are microchipped for identification if your dog is ever lost.

We are happy to accept a 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to hold the dog for up to five days. Please understand that many people come in each day asking about the same dog. If you do not return, the dog is marked as adoptable and someone else could end up adopting that specific dog. We do offer boarding on a space available basis at $20.00 per day if you are unable to bring home your dog after five days.