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Our Featured Washington, DC Partner:

Appalachian SPCA - DC

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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Appalachian SPCA is located in Eastern Kentucky. We are a foster based rescue aiding, altering and adopting animals in need. We have transport available to the New England states and partner with many rescues.

We rescue animals that find their way to high kill shelters in the southern, Appalachian area. There is an overpopulation of pets at the shelters here in the south and we work hard to save as many lives as possible.

All of our animals are kept up to date on routine immunizations, heart worm tested, spayed or neutered and free of parasites prior to adoption. We work hard to overcome any issues through positive reinforcement and basic training.

Transport is available to the New England States every week. Please ask for the schedule as these trips are scheduled with a transporter and may change. Each pet travels in a crate and is fed and given water during the trip. All pets are up to date on vaccines and travel with a Health Certificate.

By adopting a rescued pet, you will make room for us to help one more to safety and a new home.
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Our Adoption Process:

Adoption fees vary, please contact us for specific information and to request an application and a copy of our contract.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.