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Adopting A Friend

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?

Find a pet you like?  Start the adoption process now by filling out a survey online.

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

·        Dog or Cat Vaccination Guide

·        Tips for the first 30 days with your pet

·        Other coupon books if available

 Adoption Fees:

Cats six months and older: $50

Kittens: $75

Younger small breed dogs: $150

Puppies six months and under: $150

Adult dogs: $135

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!

www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices

 

Who We Are

About Louisville Metro Animal Services

Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is the only open intake shelter in Louisville Metro. LMAS is committed to caring for the over 10,000 animals that enter the facility every year and giving them a second chance through adoption, rescue, reunification with owners and much more. The department is dedicated to educating and reaching out to all members of the community to make sure responsible pet ownership and compassion are at the forefront. LMAS has a fundamental mission to protect public health and safety, ensure the humane treatment of animals and provide quality customer service to the public.

Come Visit Us


The Animal House Adoption Center
3516 Newburg Road (See directions on a map)
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

*Animal House Adoption Center will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.  We will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, November 30th.*


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The Animal Care Center
3705 Manslick Road (See directions on a map)
What can you do here? 
Licensing, Fees & Clerical Processing,
animal surrenders and intake, lost ID/redemptions.

Monday - Noon - 6 pm
Tuesday - Noon - 6 pm
Wednesday - Noon - 6 pm
Thursday - Noon - 6 pm
Friday - Noon - 6 pm 
Saturday - 11 am - 2 pm 
Closed - Sundays & Holidays

*LMAS's Manslick Facility will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.  We will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, November 30th.*


*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.*

Contact Animal House Adoptions Center





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