Kentucky Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Kentucky dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Kentucky pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated, read more here.

Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Kentucky Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Nelson and Bullitt County All All Hilltop Haven Animal Rescue
Salvisa 40372 All All Home At Last Animal Sanctuary Yes
Union, KY 41091 Birds Wild Wildbirds in Northern Kentucky, Inc., Ginger Rood, 858 384 4022, E-mail:
Cats Only
Kentucky Cats Maine Coon Cat Maine Coon Rescue
Cats and Dogs
Kentucky Cats and Dogs All Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Animal Rescue Yes
Bowling Green, KY 42101 Cats and Dogs All Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society
Carlisle, KY 40311 Cats and Dogs All Nicholas County Animal Welfare Society
Cincinnati, OH 45209 Cats and Dogs All Save the Animals Foundation Yes
Cincinnati, OH 45247 Cats and Dogs All In Our Hands Rescue
Cincinnati, OH 45246 Cats and Dogs All Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45238 Cats and Dogs All Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue
Clay City KY Cats and Dogs All Forever Home Rescue and Sanctuary
Danville, KY 40423 Cats and Dogs All Willow Creek Sanctuary
Florence, KY 41022 Cats and Dogs All The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue Yes
Frankfort, KY 40602 Cats and Dogs All LIFE House for Animals Yes
Grayson, KY Cats and Dogs All Back Roads Animal Rescue
Hopkinsville KY 42240 Cats and Dogs All Christian County Animal Shelter
Jeffersonville, IN  47131 Cats and Dogs All Animal Protection Association Yes
Jonesville, KY 41052 Cats and Dogs All Kentucky Tails
Lancaster, KY 40444 Cats and Dogs All Garrard Humane Society C.A.R.E.S.
Lawrenceburg 40342 Cats and Dogs All Holly’s Place
Lexington KY 40588 Cats and Dogs All Kentucky S.A.V.E Yes
Lexington KY 40503 Cats and Dogs All Woodstock Animal Foundation
Louisville, KY 40206 Cats and Dogs All No Kill Louisville Yes
Louisville, KY 40224 Cats and Dogs All Shamrock Foundation Yes
Louisville, KY 40245 Cats and Dogs All Animal Care Society Yes
Louisville 40214 Cats and Dogs All Kentucky Humane Society
Mount Washington, KY  40047 Cats and Dogs All Helping Our Pets Endure
Murray, KY 42071 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Calloway County
Newport, KY 41072 Cats and Dogs All Stray Animal Adoption Program Yes
Nicholasville, KY 40356 Cats and Dogs All Jessamine County SAVE Center
Owensboro, KY Cats and Dogs All SparKy Yes
Owensboro, KY 42301 Cats and Dogs All OWENSBORO HUMANE SOCIETY Yes
Ohio County Cats and Dogs All Bluegrass Humane Society of Kentucky Yes
Paducah, KY 42001 Cats and Dogs All McCracken Humane Society
Paducah, KY 42002 Cats and Dogs All Creatures Great and Small
Pikeville KY 41501 Cats and Dogs All 4 Ever Homes Pet Rescue  606 639 8292
Salvisa, KY 40372 Cats and Dogs All Home At Last Animal Rescue Yes
Shelbyville, KY 40065 Cats and Dogs All Shelby County No-Kill Mission Yes
Stanford, KY 40484 Cats and Dogs All Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Taylor Mill, KY 41015 Cats and Dogs All Wilson Animal Rescue dba Wags and Whiskers Rescue
Villa Ridge IL 62996 Cats and Dogs All Southern Illinois Pet Society
Vine Grove, KY 40175 Cats and Dogs All Animal Refuge Center Yes
Webbville, KY 41180 Cats and Dogs All The Trixie Foundation Yes
Winchester, KY 40392 Cats and Dogs All LIFE For Pets
Wyoming, OH 45215 Cats and Dogs All Canine Justice Network
All Dog Breeds
Alexandria, KY 41001 Dogs All (Mostly small dogs) Frankies Furry Friends Rescue
Barkstown, KY Dogs All Barktown Rescue Yes
Louisville, KY Dogs All Saving Sunny
Louisville, KY Dogs All Furever Friends Rescue and Transport (FFRAT)
Louisville, KY 40299 Dogs All Tier Haven Rescue (formerly The ARK Project)
Russelville, KY 42276 Dogs All Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Yes
Southern Kentucky Dogs All All Gods Creatures Rescue Yes
Slaughters, KY 42456 Dogs All Mutbone Dog Rescue Yes
Villa Hills , KY 41017 Dogs All Save a Shelter Dog Rescue, Inc.
Western Kentucky Dogs Small Dogs West Kentucky rescue and Transport, Jackie Slayman, All Small Breed Rescue, Benton, KY. 42025, 270-437-4215 Yes
Dog Breeds
Kentucky Dogs American Eskimo Dog Mid-South Eskie Alliance E-mail
Kentucky Dogs Australian Shepherds Aussie Rescue Midwest (click on State)
Murray , KY 42071 Dogs Basset Hound Bluegrass Basset Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Boston Terrier Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee Yes
Danville, KY 40422 Dogs Boxer Central Kentucky Boxer Rescue
Boone County 41092 Dogs Bully Breeds Pawzitive Petz Rescue, Ltd Yes
Louisville Dogs Bully Breeds Saved By the Bell Bully Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Bulldog, English and French Pug Lovers Rescue Yes
Southeast Kentucky Dogs Bulldog Smokey Mountains English Bulldog Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Chihuahua Chihuahua Rescue USA
Kentucky Dogs Chinese Shar Pei Kentucky Chinese Sharpei Rescue
Bowling Green, KY 42101 Dogs Collies Cedaridge Collie Rescue
Eastern Kentucky Dogs Collies East Kentucky Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Collies Tri State Collie Rescue
Paintsville 41240 Dogs German Shepherd Dogs Dumas GSD Rescue
Kentucky (located in Knoxville TN 37938) Dogs Golden Retriever Adopt A Golden-Knoxville
Kentucky Dogs Golden Retrievers Southern Indiana Golden Retriever Rescue – 502-683-8348
Southeast Kentucky Dogs Golden Retriever Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue
Northern Kentucky Dogs Golden Retrievers GR Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs 812-981-2251
Southeast Kentucky Dogs Golden Retrievers Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue 865-482-5862
Oak Ridge, TN 37831 Dogs Great Dane Dames for Danes Great Dane Rescue
Northern Kentucky Dogs Great Dane Harlequin Haven Great Dane and St Bernard Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Jack Russell Terrier Russell Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Labrador Retriever Kentucky Lab Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Miniature Pinscher Southern Star MinPin Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Miniature Pinscher True Heart MinPin Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Miniature Schnauzer Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption
Covington 41011 Dogs Pit Bulls Pawzitive Petz Rescue
Louisville Dogs Pit Bulls Saved By the Bell Bully Rescue
Louisville Dogs Pit Bulls Saving Sunny
Northern Kentucky Dogs Pit Bulls Northern Ky Bully Nation
Shelbyville, KY 40065 Dogs Pit Bulls Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation Inc.
Tennessee Dogs Pug Pug Lovers Rescue Yes
Kentucky Dogs Pugs Kentuckiana Pug Rescue Yes
Kentucky Dogs Shar Pei Kentucky Shar-Pei Rescue
Eastern Kentucky Dogs Sheltie East Kentucky Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) Tristate Collie Rescue
Lexington, KY 40591 Dogs Shih Tzu Bluegrass Shih Tzu Rescue
Kentucky Dogs Welsh Corgi, Cardigan Kristina Shead, 270-247-4589, E-mail: Yes
Other Animals
Salvisa, KY 40372 Fram Animals All Home At Last Animal Rescue Yes
Kentucky Rats All Rattie Love Rescue
Kentucky Wildlife Native Kentucky wildlife Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary Yes