Bourbon County Rescue

A 1275 W Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21702 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits.

Pets at Bourbon County Rescue

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


Male, Adult, Special Needs


Male, Adult
Russian Blue


Female, Adult
Boxer / Plott Hound


Female, Adult
German Shepherd Dog


Male, Adult


Male, Young
Border Collie / Great Pyrenees


Female, Adult
American Staffordshire Terrier / Labrador Retriever


Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult, Special Needs
Collie / Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Female, Young, Special Needs
Domestic Longhair


Male, Young, Bonded Pair
Domestic Longhair


Male, Young, Bonded Pair
Domestic Longhair


Female, Kitten
Russian Blue


Female, Kitten


Male, Kitten, Bonded Pair
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Kitten, Bonded Pair


Female, Young
Feist / Collie


Male, Adult


Female, Adult
Mountain Cur


Female, Adult
Jack Russell Terrier

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Areas Bourbon County Rescue Serves

Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Washington DC

Bourbon County Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Please request an application via email. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

2. Approve Application

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, we will contact you to arrange a meeting with our pets.

3. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

Visit our pets at a Meet and Greet adoption event. Approved adopters will be able to adopt that day.

4. Sign Adoption Contract

We will review the medical records and contract. The adoption fee is cash only.

The first step in the adoption process is to request an application from Please allow 1-2 days to receive the application. Please be patient as we are 100% volunteer supported. We will need several days to make the calls on your application. The current pets in the home must be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines and annual exams, and currently on heartworm preventative for dogs. You must be 21 years of age and gainfully employed.
Once you are approved, a volunteer will contact you and invite you to a Meet and Greet to visit with a pet. All our pets are fostered in private homes and only come to the event when they have a potential adopter.
Plan to spend 1-2 hours at the Meet and Greet. It takes time to unload our pets and give them an opportunity to relieve themselves. You will have time to visit with a pet to decide if this is the right pet for your family. You will be required to sign a legal contract and we will go over the medical records with you. You will be required to take your new pet to the vet within 7 days of adopting.
We charge an adoption fee for all of our animals. This fee varies depending on the vetting requirements of that particular animal. The adoption fee is cash only.
If you have any questions, please email

About Bourbon County Rescue

Rescue BC is a multi-faceted, foster-based rescue. Our pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated up to date as age appropriate, dogs over 6 months old are tested for heartworm, puppies/kittens are dewormed.
Our pets are rescued from rural Kentucky shelters that will euthanize if overcrowded. Our rescue helps to prevent overcrowding in the shelters and to help these pets find new homes. If you would be interested in fostering for us please email

Come Meet Bourbon County Rescue's Pets

1275 W Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21702

Once an application is approved, we contact you to arrange a meeting at our next Meet and Greet event. Our events are held from 4-7PM on a given Saturday. Approved adopters will be reserved time to meet with a pet. We will review the medical records and contract at the time of adoption.
If you do not have an approved application, visiting hours are after 6:30 PM.

Make a donation to Bourbon County Rescue to help homeless pets find homes