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Louisville Metro Animal Services partners with the ASPCA (Click here for their website) to help find forever homes for all adoptable animals.  



Louisville Metro Animal Services partners with the Best Friends Society (Click here for their website) to help find forever homes for all adoptable animals.  



Louisville Metro Animal Services partners with PetSmart Charities (Click here for their website) to help find forever homes for all adoptable animals.

4601 Outer Loop  Louisivlle, Ky 40219       

3580 S Hurstbourne Pkwy  Louisville, Ky 40299

You can stop by PetSmart during their hours of operation and see adoptable cats from Louisville Metro Animal Services.

Adopting A Friend

Before you adopt:

There are many factors to consider when adoption your new furry friend and it is important to keep an open mind.  You shouldn't base your decision on looks alone because the animal may not always be the right match for you.  It is also important to take your time when choosing a pet and consider your lifestyle and personality. This animal will be your companion for life, which could be between 10-20 years, and you should consider the personality, temperament, interactive, and training needs it will have.  The ASPCA offers many tips and suggestions when adopting a new animal. (Click Here for ASPCA Adoption Tips)

When choosing a new furry friend, please take these things into consideration:

·        The reason you want a furry friend

·        Personality, temperament, size, and activity level

·        Living space (apartment, house, fenced yard)

·        Budget (daily expenses, annual vet care)

·        Family members and visitors, neighbors and other animals

·        Time for socializing and care of the pet

The staff at Louisville Metro Animal Services is committed to helping you find the right pet for you through conversation based adoptions.

How to 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 advise 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 strongly advise 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)

·        Louisville 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


Adoption Fees:

Cats 6 months and older: $50

Kittens under 6 months: $75

Small breed dogs: $150

Puppies six months and under: $150

Adult dogs: $135

*Louisville Metro Animal Services has recently put in place a system for adoption prices based on the Length of Stay (LOS) of the animal.  This means that the longer an animal has been at the shelter, the bigger reduction in price.  LMAS has chosen this system because the length of stay at a shelter will significantly increase the chance of disease in the animal and may possibly alter their behavior.  The following prices apply based on the animals length of stay.*


30 to 60 days: $50 to $75 (depending on the animal)

After 60 days: $10 to $35 (depending on the animal)

Senior dogs (8+): $10 to $100 (depending on the animal)


After 30 days: $35

After 60 days: $25

After 90 days: $10

Seniors (8+) and FIV+: $10 to $25

If you are unable to adopt, but would like to help out LMAS is ALWAYS is need of Fosters and Volunteers!  Please go to our main website for more details!


Who We Are

Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is the largest open intake shelter in Kentucky, which means that we do not turn away any domesticated animal within Jefferson County. LMAS intakes approximately 10,000 animals a year and is fully committed to providing the most humane care and treatment of those animals.  LMAS gives these animals a second chance through adoption, rescue, reunification with owners, and so much more.

Louisville Metro Animal Services also has the largest Animal Control Division in Kentucky with 18 full-time Animal Control Officers.  Animal Control Officers respond to calls 24/7 which range from picking up stray,sick, or injured animals to investigations of neglect and cruelty.  

Louisville metro Animal Services is dedicated to educating through out reach, 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

Animal House Adoption Center

3516 Newburg Road

Louisville, Ky 40218

(See directions on a map)

What can you do here?

Animal Adoptions and Licensing.

Please note the new hours change starting November 1st,2016

Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Noon – 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Noon -6 p.m.
Thursday - Noon – 6 p.m.
Friday - Noon – 7 p.m.
Saturday - Noon – 6 p.m.
Sunday - Noon – 6 p.m.
Closed - Mondays & Holidays

*Animal House does not take animal surrenders or intakes*


Animal Care and Control Center

3705 Manslick Road

Louisville, Ky 40215

(See directions on a map)

What can you do here? 
Animal Surrenders and Intakes, Animal Lost and Found, Redemptions, Licensing, Fees and Clerical Processing


Hours of Operation
Monday - Noon - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Noon - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Noon - 6 p.m.
Thursday - Noon - 6 p.m.
Friday - Noon - 6 p.m. 
Saturday - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Closed - Sundays & Holidays

*Animals at the Animal Care and Control Intake Center (3705 Manslick Rd) are not ready for adoption on a same day basis for a variety of reasons. All adoptable animals that are ready to go home that same day are at the Animal House Adoption Center.*

Contact Louisville Metro Animal Services


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