We accept animals from Boone County residents only; however, adopters from any locality may adopt animals with approved applications.
Boone County Animal Shelter is the animal control and care agency for Boone County KY. We are committed to giving every adoptable animal in our care the best opportunity for a loving home.
Come Meet our Pets:
Please visit our facility Monday through Friday from noon to 6PM and Saturdays 10-4. In the spring and summer, our adoption waggin' is out in the community with adoptable pets. Visit our facebook page for up to date information on adoptable pets and special events.
Our Adoption Process:
Fees vary depending on a number of factors including age, type of animal and spay/neuter status. If an animal is not spayed/neutered prior to leaving the shelter, adopters are required to sign a contract agreeing to have the animal altered within a set time frame. Adoption fees, if any, include a certificate to assist with spay/neuter costs. All animals leaving the facility are microchipped and adopters receive a free vet visit as part of the adoption process. All our cats have tested free of feline disease and all adult spayed/neutered cats can be adopted for no fee.
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.