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Woodford Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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The Woodford Humane Society is based in Versailles in Central Kentucky, but we have adopted pets to homes all over the country! We simply require that the cost of transport for pets who need to travel to reach their new homes is covered by the adopter.

About Our Shelter:

The Woodford Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal organization located in Versailles, Kentucky. We provide shelter and care to the homeless and unwanted animals in Woodford County, surrounding counties, as well as animals from other states.

We have welcomed thousands of animals every year since 1975 and strive to find good, loving homes for all of them. A careful screening process helps us match the right animals to the right adoptive homes.

With no government funding, we are completely dependent on private contributions to continue to provide care to over one thousand animals each year. Our annual placement rate averages about 90%! The national average is around 25%. Our mission is to promote the well-being of animals through S.A.V.E: Spay/Neuter, Adopt, Volunteer and Educate.

In 2002, we joined a nationwide campaign called No More Homeless Pets. The mission of this effort is "to help bring about a time when every cat and dog that’s ever born can be guaranteed a good life with a loving family." At the Woodford Humane Society, we are striving to accomplish this mission through four areas, nicknamed SAVE: Spay/Neuter, Adopt, Volunteer, and Educate.

At any given time, we are home to approximately 200-300 animals available for adoption. Adoption counselors are on staff to assist with the selection of a new pet. We maintain a "wish book" for people seeking a particular breed and let them know when a match has been made.

Adoption fees include spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations and deworming while at our Adoption Center, feline leukemia, FIV, and heartworm screening for cats, heartworm screening for dogs, a microchip with a lifetime registration, a free veterinary checkup and pet training DVD.

We provide counseling and offer advice for topics such as obedience training, housebreaking, helping your pet adapt to a new home and other behavioral issues.

Adoptable animals are held for as long as health, behavior and space permit. We have no standard set time for adoptable animals to find a new home, in fact some have stayed in our care for years as they await their new home.

If you wish to surrender a pet to the Woodford Humane Society, you must have an appointment. This ensures that we have available space and reduces stress for both pet and owner. Please call us at 859.873.5491 to find out more.

All animals received must pass an evaluation based on their health, known history and temperament before being placed for adoption.

Come Meet our Pets:

The Woodford Humane Society's Adoption Center is located at 265 Thomas Lane in Versailles, Kentucky.


Monday-Friday: 12:00-6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12:00-5:00pm

Call 859.873.5491 for holiday hours.

Our Adoption Process:

All adoptions require an approved adoption application. See "About Us" for information on the extensive veterinary care included in all adoption fees.

Canine Adoption Fees

Adult: $100
Small Breed or Pure-Bred Adult: $120
Puppy: $120
Small Breed or Pure-Bred Puppy: $140
Senior: $60

Feline Adoption Fees
**Our cat adoption fees have been reduced!!**

Adult: $25
Pure-Bred, Polydactyl, or Declawed Adult: $45
*Kitten (under 5 months): $50
Pure-Bred, Polydactyl, or Declawed Kitten: $70
Senior (7 years +): $20

*Kitten adoption fees are two-for-one!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.