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 a dog who will be the best fit for your family. We invite you to visit dogs in our private rooms Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 4:45 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:45 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 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.
The non-negotiable and non-refundable adoption fee for our dogs is $350.00. 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 adult dogs and the majority of puppies. If your puppy has not been fixed you can choose to schedule a time to bring the puppy back so we can take care of the surgery at our area vet or pay a reduced fee and you will be responsible for the cost of the surgery at the vet of your choice. Most people choose to have us take care of it but with many people driving in from several hours away and it being so difficult to find puppies they opt for the second choice. Please remember that once we finalize the adoption we are unable to change the option. Spay/Neuter surgery in this area tends to start at around $250.00 and it goes up from there. We are unable to reimburse you for any additional cost and you will signing a contract agreeing to have the dog fixed.
All dogs are microchipped for identification if your dog is ever lost.
We are happy to accept a 50% NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE 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.