Shelby County Animal Shelter

A 266 kentucky street, shelbyville, KY 40065 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at Shelby County Animal Shelter

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Female, Adult, Special Needs
American Pit Bull Terrier


Male, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier

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1 - 2 of 2 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Shelby County Animal Shelter Serves

The Shelby County Animal Shelter is the animal shelter for Shelby County Kentucky run by Shelby County Fiscal Court. We are the enforcer of state and county ordinances and we do all the abuse cases in the county. We take in all unwanted animals in our county by owners and running loose. We do temperament testing. We aggressively pursue solid adoptions and work with rescue groups, both purebred groups and generic.

Shelby County Animal Shelter's Adoption Process

1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

2. Submit Application

3. Approve Application

4. Pay Fee

5. Take the Pet Home

Anyone interested in adopting or rescuing an animal from our shelter should contact the shelter either by phone at 502-633-0009, e-mail us at or come to the shelter in person. We do have an adoption process including an application. We make every effort to ensure a direct adoption is a good placement. We work with the potential adopter to find the right pet for their home.

The adoption cost for a dog is $65. Kittens and cats are $40. This includes the spay or neuter, heartworm testing, vaccinations & microchip!

About Shelby County Animal Shelter

The Shelby County Animal Shelter is located at 266 Kentucky Street, Shelbyville, KY, 40065.

We are an open admissions animal shelter for Shelby County. We are governed by the Shelby County Fiscal Court and operated by Shelby County tax dollars. We accept all unwanted and stray animals in our county. We also perfom all neglect and abuse investigations for Shelby County.

The animals at our shelter are from a random source. We try hard to ensure the animals adopted from our shelter are healthy and free of undesirable temperments. We aggressively pursue solid adoptions and work with rescue groups, both purebred groups and generic. We do not charge a pull fee for reputable rescue groups. Receiving rescues will be responsible for all vetting and transport of the animal(s) being pulled.

Come Meet Shelby County Animal Shelter's Pets

The Shelby County Animal Shelter is open Tuesday Through Saturday 10-4. Closed all major holidays.

Shelby County Animal Shelter's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List