Metro Animal Services has the largest selection of animals in the Louisville Metro area. Though our animals come from random sources, the majority of the animals we house were someone’s pet at some point in their life. Sadly, through no fault of their own, they have ended up in our care.
Adopters outside the Louisville area: If you are interested in one of our animals, please call ahead for information/details about adoption----You may want to submit an adoption survey before you come in. You may email or fax it in. The adoption survey can be found here: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices/adopt_a_pet/
Before you adopt a pet.
It is important to keep an open mind when you are looking for a new furry family member, you shouldn’t base your decision on looks alone. After all, you wouldn’t choose to spend the next 12 to 15 years with a person based on looks alone. It is also important to take your time when choosing a pet. This animal will be your companion for life and you should consider the personality, temperament, interactive and training needs it will have. Many small dogs are high energy, while larger ones can be big couch potatoes. The ASPCA website also offers great information ( http://www.aspca.org/Home/Adoption/adoption-tips.aspx)
When choosing a new furry friend, please take these things into consideration:
· The reason you want a pet
· Personality, temperament, size, and activity level
· Living space (apartment, house, fenced yard)
· Budget (daily expenses, annual vet care)
· Other family members, regular visitors, neighbors and/or other animals
· Time for socializing and care of the pet
Animal House adoption center now has an Information Station for potential adopters, including an extensive library as well as take home guides!
How do I adopt an animal?
We encourage you to walk through our adoption center to see if there are any animals that you might be interested in meeting. You will then be given an adoption survey to complete. An adoption coordinator will meet with you to review and discuss the information on your survey and what type of pet you are looking for. Based on this discussion the adoption counselor and staff will recommend animals that would be a good fit for your lifestyle and expectations.
You will then be introduced to the animals you are interested in and given time to get acquainted with them in one of our ‘meet and greet’ rooms. Spending time with the animal and getting to know each other is very important.
If you have young children in the home, we strongly advice bringing them along. The cat or dog you fall in love with may be the ‘perfect pet’ for you, but could have a totally different reaction to small and/or young children.
If you already have pets, we also recommend bringing your current furry family member in to meet the new prospective one. You may have your heart set on a particular dog or cat, but your current pet is ultimately going to make the final decision.
**As a health and safety precaution, please be certain that your current pet is up to date on all vaccinations (including bordatella, distemper, and rabies). **
What is included in the adoption fee?
Included in the adoption fee for all animals are:
· Spay/Neuter surgery
· Microchip Registration
· Age appropriate vaccinations and testing (rabies, DAPP, FVRCP, heartworm and feline leukemia test).
· Basic deworming
· One dose of Revolution (30 day treatment for fleas, ticks, and heartworms)
· Jefferson County Metro Pet License for one year (if they are old enough for the rabies vaccine)
· Coupon book to Feeders Supply
· ‘My Important Documents’ folder
· Pet Passport
· Dog or Cat Vaccination Guide
· Tips for the first 30 days with your pet
· Other coupon books if available
Cats six months and older: $50
Younger small breed dogs: $150
Puppies six months and under: $150
Adult dogs: $135
***Please note that Metro Animal Services usually offers adoption specials throughout the year***
If you are unable to adopt, but would like to help out--MAS is ALWAYS is need of Fosters and Volunteers! Please go to our main website for details!
Louisville Metro Animal Services' Animal Care Center receives an average of over 14,000 animals annually. Thousands are brought to our shelter as a result of service requests from the community and many are surrendered by their owners.
Metro Animal Services employs 18 Animal Control Officers who investigate over 27,000 complaints in an average year that range from bite cases to severe inhumane treatment. They drive over 225,000 miles a year covering Louisville Metro's 386 sq. miles. Officers are on duty from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays.
Besides enforcing the Louisville Metro Animal Care and Control Ordinance, the center has a 17-person animal care staff that includes a veterinary clinic coordinator, one staff veterinarian, one veterinary technician, two veterinary assistants, eight animal care specialists, three adoption coordinators, and our animal care manager. The animal care staff spends countless hours caring for the animals at our facility. Many of these animals are placed for adoption through our adoption program or transferred to placement organizations.
For more information, please visit our website www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices
The Animal House Adoption Center
3516 Newburg Road (502-473-7387)www.louisvillky.gov/animalservices
Email: email@example.com Fax: 502-473-2634
**Louisville Metro Animal Services now has a Facebook page!**
What can you do here? Adoptions
*Please, no animal surrenders or intakes at Animal House*
Tuesday - Noon - 6 pm
Wednesday - Noon -7 pm
Thursday - Noon - 6 pm
Friday - Noon - 6 pm
Saturday - Noon - 6 pm
Sunday - Noon - 6 pm
Closed - Mondays & Holidays
You may also visit some of our adoptable animals at Petsmart! 3580 South Hurstbourne Parkway, 502-495-0213 or at the Outer Loop PetSmart. Cats can be viewed during regular store hours. Dogs are at the South Hurstbourne store from 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Animal Care Center
3705 Manslick Road (502-574-5383)www.louisvillky.gov/animalservices
What can you do here?
Licensing, Fees & Clerical Processing,
animal surrenders and intake, lost ID/redemptions.
Monday - 12 - 6 pm
Tuesday - 12 - 6 pm
Wednesday - 12 - 6 pm
Thursday - 12 - 6 pm
Friday - 12 - 6 pm
Saturday - 11 - 2 pm
Closed - Sundays & Holidays
*Animals at Manslick are not worked up or ready for adoption on a same day basis for a variety of reasons. All adoptable (ready to go home with you today) animals are at Animal House. You are more than welcome to view the animals at Manslick and will be given the option to fill out an adoption application.*