POSTED 3/13 -  They are a high intake facility, taking in over 12,000 animals a year. In order to help rescues help them, all dogs are fully vetted and have no pull fee.  Please take a moment each day to share some of these dogs. Space is limited at Animal House and not all of these dogs will have the chance to get there (and be more in the public eye) BUT that doesn't make them any less worthy of a foster or adoptive home! Please be sure to include the animal's ID number in all correspondence. Transport can be arranged, they run weekly from Louisville.   Please be sure to include the animal's ID number in all correspondence.

CONTACT: Adoption: PH: (502) 473-7387  Email:  [email protected] -  If you are a rescue and wish to pull one of these dogs, contact Shannon Riley at [email protected]  ~ Please be sure to include the animal's ID number in all correspondence
 Foster application:
Email the application to [email protected] Please be sure to include the animal's ID number in all correspondence

bum of Urgent Dogs!  ALL LISTED ARE VERY URGENT!!
A632209 Jude Law Adult Male  - DEAF! LONG TIMER! Approx 2 years old, friendly, 60lbs, owner surrender, ok with other dogs.
A636801 SENIOR Male - Approx 8 years old, scared, sweet, 61lbs, ok with other dogs, stray.
A636795 Young Male - Approx 1 year old, sweet, scared, ok with other dogs, 48lbs, came in a stray with A636796.
A633148 Bart SENIOR Male - LONG TIMER! Approx 8 years old, scared, ok with other dogs, came in as a stray.

A635066 Parker SENIOR Male - Approx 7 years old, friendly, 49lbs, ok with other dogs, stray.

A634246 Katrina Adult Female - Approx 5 years old, 50lbs, friendly, ok with other dogs, stray.

A632885 Layla Female - Scared at the shelter, sweet, ok with other dogs, 53lbs, stray.

DOGS AT LMAS ANIMAL HOUSE NEEDING ADOPTION! CONTACT: PH: (502) 473-7387 Email: [email protected]

A635268 Wanda SENIOR Female - Approx 12 years old, friendly, scared at the shelter, 37lbs, ok with other dogs, stray.

There are two ways to see the shelter's animals who are online: 1 - Animals in the adoption program (Animal House) can be viewed at:  2 - Other animals waiting in the shelter who are NOT in the adoption program (and therefore only available to rescues) can be seen at by searching for Louisville Metro Animal Services using 40215 zip code. There are Chis, JRTs, Dalmatians, Labs, Doxies, Beagles, Lhasas, Bassets, Danes, Australian Shepherds, Boston Terriers, Collies, Yorkies, Pitties, Pyrs, Boxers, and anything else you can imagine. Metro gets a huge number of purebred animals and a ton of absolutely perfect mixed breeds. These animals really need help. They aren't even in the adoption program.

Louisville Metro Animal Services
Louisville, KY


2. Franklin, KY: URGENT DOGS & CATS!


CONTACT: Phone: (270) 586-3125  Email: [email protected]

Rooney Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male EXTREMELY URGENT! TIME RUNNING OUT!  SPONSORED!  Rooney needs help! Rooney has been at the shelter for a whole year!! He probably doesn't have much time after that. He was found with his harness on!! Someone must be missing thist sweet boy. He is believed to be 7 years old and his adoption fee is $50. Please share until he Is rescued before its too late, he doesn't have much time.

Diesel Pit Bull Terrier Mix Large Young Male - Diesel is an active, friendly boy. He is very smart, but needs some training. Come meet this big guy!

 Beth Retriever Mix Adult Female - SPONSORED! 1-2 years old. Spayed. Beth is such a sweet girl! She has been good with other dogs! She loves to play. Beth does not like anyone to bother her while she is eating (people or animals). She would need to be fed separately if she went to a home with other animals.




CONTACT:  PH: (270) 298-4499  Email: [email protected] 

 Baby Girl Adult Female URGENT! 2 years old. Baby Girl showed aggression for dogs and cats during her assessment. This could or could not be due to the shelter setting she is in.  Baby Girl needs a place where she is the only dog. When on her own she is a very sweet loving dog.

Tuck SENIOR MALE - LONG TIMER!! 10 years old male. Tuck is missing a lot of teeth but is still very spunky. He is a stray. The kind finder tried for days to find his owner with no luck.
Linnea Labrador Retriever Mix Adult Female ADOPTED! 2-3 years old. She came in with Lyle. Stray.

Lyle Labrador Retriever Mix Adult Male ADOPTED! 2-3 years old. He came in with Linnea. Stray.

Dutchess Adult Female - LONG TIMER!  1-2 years old and weighs 49 pounds. On intake she tested okay with other dogs and backed away from cats only after being swatted.

Marcus Adult Male RESCUED! 1-2 year old. Marcus is very shy. On intake testing, he completely shut down around other dogs and showed no interest in cats.

 Fawn Adult Female - LONG TIMER!  3-4 years old,  weighs 65 pounds. On her testing, she does better with male dogs than female dogs. She needs a home with no cats and no poultry.

Bruiser Young Male - 1 year old. Stray. Bruiser is very sweet and knows a few commands. On his intake testing, he was very scared of the other dogs and ignored cats.

Precious Young Female - 1 year old. Stray. Picked up by animal control. Precious is good with other dogs, but has not been tested with cats.

Rizzo Adult Male - 3 years old. Stray. Rizzo weighs about 30 pounds. He needs a home with no poultry.

Luna Young Female - Luna is 1 year old. She is not very happy at this time so, we are giving her time to settle in. Owner surrender.




 POSTED 3/16

CONTACT: PH:  859-792-1562  Email:  [email protected]

Eddie Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Mix Adult Male - LONG TIMER! $30 ADOPTION FEE! Neutered. 3-4 years old, 35lbs. Good with dogs and cats. Eddie is pretty scared at the shelter and very timid, but warms up once you take the time to reassure him. He’s a small guy with long legs…a true Heinz 57. Eddie came into the shelter with his brothers Troy and Rupert.

Jessie Young Female - LONG TIMER! 6-8 months old, about 35lbs. Loves dogs and children. No cats. Very playful pup.

Maltida Akita SENIOR Female - 11 years old. Lived entire life on a chain. May be okay with other dogs after proper introduction. Sweet girl.

Hank Male - ADOPTED AND RETURNED! His down fall is he gets very protective of his new family quickly. The kids are his world and he wants to protect them.

Misty Mastiff Mix Large Adult Female - 1-2 years old, 65lbs. High energy and playful. Loves children. Not good with animals smaller than her.

Rudy Shepherd Mix Adult Male ADOPTED! 2 years old, 50lbs. Very shy. Gets along with dogs and cats. Rudy is a very sweet boy who is terrified in the shelter. He is in desperate need of a foster home/rescue where he will feel safe and secure.

Garrard County Animal Shelter
Lancaster, KY




1. Columbus, OH: DOGS ON EUTH LIST!


UPDATE 2/15 - THE SHELTER WILL NOT ALLOW RESCUE DOGS TO BE ADOPTED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC!  A non profit approved 501c3 is the only group that can get rescue dogs out of the shelter. Fosters or adopters then apply to the rescue group.

CONTACT: [email protected]
#113884 Lotte Pit Bull Terrier Adult Female EUTHANIZED...R.I.P. ! 2 years old, 48lbs. Spayed. Lotte is rescue only due to behavior. Over the last several weeks we have had several people report severe leash biting and that they were unable to redirect her. The staff and volunteers have tried multiple things including putting a pvc pipe on the leash and using a chain leash and it has not deterred her in the least. She was reported to be biting the chain leash so hard the person was concerned she was going to break her teeth. She needs a foster based rescue to work with her.

#112378 Diesel Pit Bull Terrier Adult Male SAFE! ADOPTED AND RETURNED! 2 years old, 50lbs. Neutered. He is rescue only due to behavior. He was very anxious when he was here initially and was put on medications. Since being returned he has been incredibly anxious, has been heavy panting, obsessively licking side of kennel, drooling, leaping and kicking off sides of walls, snarling, and trying to kennel fight. It is psychologically inhumane to hold him past the must be pulled by date, dog is at risk of harming himself from constant leaping, biting and body slamming at kennel door when dogs pass.Dog interaction: approached hd loose, tail wagging at spine level, ears back, sniffing hd and allowing hd to sniff - lived with a female dog.He was initially surrendered last year due to being food aggressive with the other male dog in the home (was fine with the female dogs in the home). He was returned most recently due to the family moving. They stated he lived with one female dog (plays) and a cat (avoids).

Gracie Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Female SAFE!  4 years old, 61lbs. She is rescue only due to behavior. She displayed pretty significant barrier reactivity and is now showing severe anxiety as well. She would do best in a foster based rescue. Dog interaction: approached through fence at first, tail high, piloerect, stiff, half lunged and growled but then walked away on her own, (has displayed barrier reactivity previously). Took out of fenced area and she parallel walked with other dog and chose to avoid but any time other dog got close to her she would stiffen and raise tail. Other than barrier reactivity no outward aggression displayed but would recommend proper introductions and decompression with other dogs. She was returned because they were moving. They said she lived with one male dog (playful) and one cat (ignored).

#179632  Bug Mixed Breed Male Large Adult EUTH LIST! 3.5 years old, 52lbs. Neutered. He will attempt to fight other dogs when being walked through the ward to go back to his cage. He is also very barrier aggressive when other dogs are being walked by. He would do best in a foster based rescue. Dog interaction: At one point while outside Cole showed slight reactivity- barking and lunging- only lasted a few seconds, easily pulled away, but hard to determine what the cause was, did not display reactivity again. When he was barking and lunging in his line of sight was the other dog but also a person and a child. May do best in an adult home. Bug was returned because they were moving. He was reported to lived with a young child (tolerated), one male dog (plays), and one cat (plays). They suggest he would do well in a home with dogs, cats, and kids over 5 years old.

Brando Pit Bull  Terrier Mix Young Male EUTH LIST! 1 year old, 48lbs. Neutered. Brando is a year old puppy that made it to the adoption floor. He got adopted and played rough with the adopter’s young child resulting in a nip. Why would a person allow a rambunctious large puppy around a small child? Brando is now on the euth list because of this adopter’s mistake. He needs a foster/rescue by 7:00 pm Monday the 12th or he dies. He has just started his life and should not pay the price of a human mistake.

#114770 Coco Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Female EUTH LIST! HEART WORM POSITIVE! 5 years old, 68lbs.Dog interaction: Didn't interact, if other dog walked near her she would walk away from other dog, remained indifferent and chose to avoid, did not want to interact, no aggression but did not seem comfortable interacting with other dog. This sweet girl is heart worm positive and that has caused her to end up on the euth list at the Franklin County Dog Shelter in Columbus, Ohio...poor girl is crying in her video. She needs a rescue and foster to get out of the shelter alive. Pledges are needed to help a rescue with the costs of her treatment. She weighs about 68 lbs so her treatment costs could run approx. $900.

#114145 Bolden Mixed Breed Large Adult Male  EUTH LIST! NEEDS OUT BY FEB 15th!  4 years old, 40 lbs. Neutered. He is rescue only due to behavior. He is now harming himself due to his anxiety level. His paw pads are bleeding due to him surfing his kennel walls. There is also a note stating "Very intense over food in clinic, limited discrimination between food and source.

#114823  Gizmo Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Male  EUTH LIST! NEEDS OUT BY FEB 15th!  2 years old, 76 lbs. He is rescue only due to behavior. He is fearful, nervous, and a little anxious here. He is needing surgical correction of both his cherry eyes and doesn't really like us handling his face much. He is going to need a foster based rescue to work with him and gain his trust prior to having the much needed surgery. He was surrendered with his mother Ma Ma because they lost their home. They are reported to be good with children (lived with kids ages 4, 6, and 8yrs). Gizmo is reported to be aggressive/protective over his bones/toys/food. They owner said he was good with one other dog other than Ma Ma.
#114822  Ma Ma Pit Bull Terrier Mix Adult Female  EUTH LIST! NEEDS OUT BY FEB 15th!  6 years old, 65 lbs. She is rescue only due to behavior. She is very fearful and stressed here. She was surrendered with her son Gizmo because they lost their home. They are reported to be good with children (lived with a 4, 6, and 8 yr old). They described Ma Ma to be dominant and not good with any other dog other than Gizmo. Ma Ma is also reported to be protective/aggressive over bones/toys/food.
Franklin County Dogs Shelter (FCDS)
Columbus, OH