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Puppies and dogs in Louisville, Kentucky

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Louisville, 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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Sarge

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Boxer

Female, Puppy
Bagdad, KY
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I adopted Sarge when he was 4 months old in January 2023. He’s a complete sweetheart and very smart. He is good with other dogs as long as they don’t try to dominate him. He does get guarded with his food. I am relocating and will be in an apartment for at least a year. The only apartments which allow large dogs don’t allow his breed (ridiculous). He plays well with others at doggie daycare and the groomers love him! My exact relocation date is subject to me selling so as of now through at least January I have flexibility. It BREAKS my heart to rehome him and I have to be sure he’s going to a safe and loving home. Reach out to me for a meet and greet with him. I’m confident you’ll fall in love with him just like I have.
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Daniel

Beagle Border Collie

Male, 6 mos
Finchville, KY
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Daniel is a sweet, wonderful, playful young boy. He was rescued from a shelter in Tennessee and unfortunately has spent half his young life in a shelter. But that has not dimmed his spirit. He is full of life and love and joy. While he is quite active, he also settles down nicely. A fenced back yard is a must. He is very approval motivated and intelligent, so will train quickly. He is friendly and loving to people, kids, and other dogs (cats are an unkown). He is very house trained and does not mess his kennel. He is very well mannered, but is still has a lot of puppy brain going on. With some good structure and love, he will grow into an amazing, loyal, and loving companion. Bring some joy to your world and give Daniel a forever home for the holidays. He will be the light of your life!
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Addie

Labrador Retriever Pointer

Female, 2 yrs
Finchville, KY
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Addie is a sweet, good natured, loving girl. She is looking for a new home because her person has become ill and is no longer able to care for her. Her family is caring for her now, but she needs a new home by the end of the year. She is very well behaved, housetrained, and a lovely companion. She does like to run around a bit, so a fenced in back yard is a must (or controlled outdoor area like a farm). She is good on a leash. As you can see, she is fully vetted, spayed, and chipped, so she is healthy and ready to go. She is the perfect medium size. She is friendly to dogs, people, and children. Cats are unknown—she has not been around them. She will make a wonderful, loving addition to your family. Please call for more info and to begin the adoption process. Let’s find this sweet girl a forever home for the holidays!
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Brodie

Labrador Retriever Dutch Shepherd

Male, 2 yrs 7 mos
Finchville, KY
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Brodi is a very good boy and a sweet young dog. He was rescued from a shelter in kentucky and is living with us here at Redwing Dog Refuge. Brodie is a super good dog who, although he ca be exuberant, has very good manners. He is very sweet and loving and good with people and other dogs. He is housetrained and good on a leash. He is smart and knows his basic commands and will come when called. He loves to chase balls that are thrown for him. He could potentially be an excellent Frisbee dog. He is physically very robust and would be a great dog to take along on adventures. He will make a wonderful dog for a family. If you are interested, please give us a call at 502-445-2749 and we can set up a visit. Thanks.
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Arlo

Labrador Retriever Great Dane

Male, 3 yrs 2 mos
Finchville, KY
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Arlo is such a good boy. He just spent 5 moths in a shelter where we rescued him from. He is neutered, up to date on shots, and very housebroken. He is about 70 lbs and 2 years old, so fully grown. He is very well behaved and good on a leash. He can have his active moments, but settles down quickly. He would love a place with room to run and an active owner to take him for walks and hikes. He is great with people, kids, and other dogs, but he does have a prey drive, so no small animals or cats. He is very chill around the house and happy to just sit with his person. He is an excellent protection dog. He is very intelligent, and responds very well to training and structure. We dont really know his breed, but he acts like a cross between a lab and a small Great Dane. If yoou are looking for a great companion and adventure dog, you cannot do better than Arlo. Please call if you have an interest. Thanks.
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Max

German Shepherd Dog

Male, Adult
Fisherville, KY
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Very loving 3 1/2 yr old male GSD. Loves rides in the car, loves attention and loves kids. Cats, not so much. Needs room to explore. Does well on a leash. Breaks my heart to let him go, but he needs more than we can give him Looking for someone to love him like I do

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Kentucky Pets Alive formerly Shelby County No Kill Mission

224 Production Ct, Louisville, KY 40299

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Derby City Dog Rescue

PO Box 99236, Louisville, KY 40269

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The Animal Care Society

12207 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40245

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Tier Haven Rescue

Louisville, KY 40245

Pet Types: dogs

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Louisville Metro Animal Services

3516 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40218

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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K9 Oasis Rescue KY Transport Stop

Louisville, KY 40218

Pet Types: dogs

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Kentucky Humane Society - East Campus

1000 Lyndon Lane, Louisville, KY 40222

Pet Types: cats, dogs, horses

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HOPE for Pets

Mt. Washington, KY 40047

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Misfit Rescue Team

Louisville, KY 40229

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