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Puppies and dogs in Franklin, Kentucky

Looking for a puppy or dog in Franklin, Kentucky? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in Franklin, Kentucky

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Franklin, Kentucky. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Jovie

Doberman Pinscher

Female, Adult
Cottontown, TN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Hi! I'm Jovie, I'm a 3 year old Greek hare hound. My birthday is April 22. I love cuddling and chewing bones. Belly rubs are my absolute favorite thing in the whole world! I get very attached to my person and would love to spend every second of the day by their side. I'm pretty hesitant around people I don't see every day and would rather have my own safe space when visitors are over. Children make me especially nervous and I would rather not have to interact with them. I have trouble making friends with other dogs, sometimes it works and other times I get overwhelmed and lash out, but I don't mean to. I love every one, I just need more time than others to adjust. I'm super playful and love running forever. I'll accompany you on all your walks as long as it's in a quiet area. I am very talkative and will serenade you in the mornings with the screams of my people. My favorite way to show you what I want is by dragging your arm or throwing my empty bowl. I can't wait to meet you! :D
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Hobo

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 7 yrs 8 mos
Russellville, KY
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hobo came to us as a stray. He is a sweetie looking for his forever home. His adoption fee is $250.00 (plus 6% KY sales tax)
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Christian

Chihuahua

Male, 7 yrs 1 mo
Russellville, KY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Christian was pulled from a county shelter. He was not doing well in the shelter environment and his days were numbered. He is a sweetheart who needs time to warm up but once he does he is wonderful. He loves to ride in the car!! He needs a 1 owner home. Christian would be a great dog for a long haul truck driver or a retired person and no children in the home. His adoption fee is $200.00 (plus 6% KY sales tax)
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Taki

Chihuahua

Male, 1 yr 3 mos
Russellville, KY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Taki has seen and done so much in his short life. He’s a sweet, spunky, quirky boy who loves lap sitting, toys and ice. He rides perfectly in his carrier on car rides and he sleeps all night quietly in his crate. He is housebroken if taken out on a consistent schedule, but will also use a pee pad in an emergency as his foster sister uses them. He spends weekends at the lake and enjoys walkabouts, chewing sticks and is starting to enjoy his golf cart rides. Recently neutered he wore his surgery suit like a champ, but never slowed down. He gets along with other dogs, large and small. He would enjoy an active family, possibly older kids that can play to burn some energy. We know his forever family is out there searching for him! Taki’s adoption fee is $250.00 (plus 6% KY sales tax)
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Poppi

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Papillon

Male, 2 yrs 7 mos
Russellville, KY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Poppi came into rescue from a crowded neighboring county shelter. He’s a sweet boy and will do best in a home with no other animals. He loves attention and is a cuddle bug. His adoption fee is $250.00 (plus 6% KY sales tax)
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Bella

Australian Shepherd

Female, 7 yrs 6 mos
Russellville, KY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Bella is looking for her forever home. Her adoption fee is $250.00 (plus 6% KY sales tax)

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Dog shelters and rescues in Franklin, Kentucky

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Franklin, Kentucky. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Simpson County Animal Shelter

2194 Kenneth Utley Rd., Franklin, KY 42134

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Little Feet Rest & Rescue

Franklin, KY 42134

Pet Types: dogs

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Portland TN Animal Control

122 Morningside Dr, Portland, TN 37148

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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A Place To Bark

P.O. Box 649, Portland, TN 37148

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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NEW BEGINNINGS ANIMAL RESCUE & REHABILITATION, Inc.

Alvaton, KY 42122

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Southern Kentucky Doberman Rescue

431 Brawner Road, Alvaton, KY 42122

Pet Types: dogs

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Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue

P.O. Box 649, Russellville, KY 42276

Pet Types: dogs

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Best Friends Animal Rescue

Russellville, KY 42276

Pet Types: dogs

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Logan County Humane Society

1230 Morgantown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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A Voice For Animals, Inc.

Bowling Green, KY 42103

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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