About Us


We now have cats at the Petco off Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs, KY next to the Outback Steakhouse.  Please stop by the store to visit them. They are there 7 days a week!

2315 Buttermilk Crossing  859-331-7387


 Ever think about fostering an animal? We need you!!

The Gallatin County  Animal Shelter is always in need of new foster homes!  You can make a difference by fostering.
Fostering is the first step in giving an animal a second chance. For many animals, the process of being kept in an unfamiliar shelter and then going to an unfamiliar home is very traumatic. While in a foster home, these animals have a chance to feel safe, secure, and loved which will help prepare them for their new forever family.

What is involved in being a foster family?
  • Providing temporary shelter and care for the animal. This typically ranges from a few weeks to a few months, but can be longer.
  • Providing food and water. Food can be provided by FOGS
  • Work on basic commands and housetraining if needed. Work on any issues that arise like shyness, leash training, jumping etc…. This will help the animal become a well rounded, happy, pet.
  • Preparing a short write up of your foster animal with a few photos. This will be posted on our website to help give the potential adopters an honest description of the dog/cat.
  • Bringing your foster dog/cat to adoption events is not manditory but very appreciated. If you cannot make it, we will have someone pick up the animal for the event and return him/her to you after. .  

We can supply a crate(if needed), leash, collar, flea medication(seasonal), all necessary vet care, food and litter(cat), and any other supplies that may be deemed necessary for your specific foster animal. 

Adopting A Friend

The shelter is open for adoptions 7 days a week. Our adoption fees are as follows:
Dogs $85. Includes DHLPP vaccine, wormer, rabies shot and spay/neuter voucher.
Cats  $65. Includes FRCP vaccine, wormer, rabies shot and spay/neuter voucher.

 If you see an animal you are interested in, please contact us at dmiller@saveashelterdog.org and we will send you an application.



Who We Are

Friends of Gallatin Shelter (FOGS)

Founded in April 2010


Friends of Gallatin Shelter, Inc. (FOGS) is a non-profit corporation that supports the  Gallatin County Animal Shelter's No Kill  Mission as well as enhancing the quality of life of the shelter animals and in the county of Gallatin.

Our mission is to increase adoption rates, and increase spay/neuter for all county companion animals, thereby reducing unwanted animals. The shelter is a recognized NO KILL county animal shelter in Kentucky and has documented no kill record of 3.5 years. Last year the shelter euthanized ZERO animals for space.

onations can be dropped off at the shelter or

 PayPal: fogs@zoomtown.com


  • canned dog food
  • karunda beds
  • cat litter
  • Frontline Plus for dogs and cats


Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOGSKY

We also have an Amazon.com Wish List:

Gallatin County Animal Shelter




Come Visit Us

Gallatin County Animal Shelter
4550 Hwy 455 (Johnson Rd)
Sparta, KY 41086

1 859.643.3647

Open 7 days a week, 10am - 6pm

We are at Petsmart in Florence, KY from 12-4 the first and 3rd Sunday.

We are at  Petco in Crescent Springs the second and fourth Saturday, and we have kittens and cats for adoption in the cat condos  there 7 days a week!



Contact Gallatin County Animal Shelter


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