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PetfinderCat Adoption Application.rtf  | Dog Aadoption Application.rtf   

To see our list of adoptable animals, click on the Petfinder link above !

If interested in adopting one of our animals, please click on the link above, fill out the application, print it out and fax it to the number listed on the application. 

 Adopting a pet is a family affair. We love it when our animals find their adoptive families. It is important when considering adopting any pet that it is a well thought out process that involves the whole family. Adopting a pet should never be an impulse decision. You are making a lifetime commitment to your new pet and this should never be done without careful and thoughtful planning. Every time a pet is returned, it lessens their chances for another placement. If you're considering adopting a new pet, please take the time as a family to discuss it and have reasonable expectations of your new pet. It will be going through a lot of confusing changes and will need your patience and understanding. Love, patience and spending quality time with your pet are all important parts of pet ownership that will result in your having a wonderful new addition to your family.

To adopt cats, call Lisa at 502-220-2014, or visit our Kitty Cottage at 40  North 7th  Street in Shelbyville, KY.

To adopt a dog contacte Chris at 502 478 0701

Monday through Saturday: 1 pm to 6 pm (appointments can be scheduled outside of regular business hours)

To see our adoptable pets, visit  if you see someone you like, click on their link for more information.


Adoption Fees:

Puppies: $150.00    Adult Dogs: $100.00  

Kittens: $75.00  Cats: $25.00

(with approved adoption application).


The cost of adopting a pet begins at $150 for puppies, $100 for dogs, $25 for cats . Any expenses above these basic costs will be noted on an individual basis on the information with each animal.

Our adoption fees cover the spay/neuter of the animals, deworming, Frontline, current vaccines (we will cover the full set of puppy or kitten shots if you bring the animal to our clinic in Shelbyville on Tuesdays), feline leukemia test for cats, and heartworm test for dogs over six months of age, microchipping and 1 month of pet insurance through Sheltercare.

Exceptions to the above fees will be noted in the PetFinder descriptions. We do appreciate those that take two animals home together, and to help with the cost of this, we will deduct $ from the combined adoption fees. All adoption fees are non-refundable.

Remember that your donations make the difference! Please support your Shelby County Humane Society.