The Way Home Rescue Alliance

The Way Home Rescue Alliance

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Who We Are

The Way Home Rescue Alliance (TWHRA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit with the common goal of saving animals from high intake, high kill shelters in rural Kentucky that would otherwise be euthanized due to overcrowding . Many of these death row animals are placed in loving foster homes until they are adopted through TWHRA and go to their new forever home. In addition, we also network with regional, northeastern, and even Canadian rescue groups in order to save more animals from the shelter than what we could accommodate through our own adoption program. We also support legislation that improves on Kentucky's animal welfare laws, in addition to being strong advocates of spaying and neutering dogs and cats.

Volunteers Needed

TWHRA is always in need of volunteers. There are several way one can contribute. Ways to volunteer include, but are not limited to: 1) Fostering an animal, 2)Transporting animals to rescue, 3) Assisting at adoption events, 4) Assisting with fundraising efforts, 5) Rescue coordinating. If you would like to learn more about volunteering, or for a "Volunteer Application", please email .

Adopting a friend

Each TWHRA pet has been thrown away at least once. Pets are not disposable just because your life has changed. Before you decide to bring a pet into your home, make absolutely sure that it will be a lifetime commitment. When our pets leave us we want them to go to their forever home. By adopting a pet you are not only helping the pet you adopt, but also others needing to come into our Rescue. To adopt a furry friend, an application must be completed and approved, and a home visit performed. Once approved, there is an adoption contract to be signed plus an adoption donation paid. These donations cover the cost of vetting the animals in our care.

Click on following link to submit adoption application: Adoption Application

Other Ways To Help - Donation and Sponsorship

If you don't have the time to devote to volunteering, but would like to help in some way, donations and/or sponsorship offers are a great way to do so.


Monetary donations are primarily used by TWHRA to address any immediate/unforeseen major medical needs an animal coming out of the shelter may have. If you would like to make a secure tax-deductible monetary donation, you may do so via the DONATE button through PayPal on the top of this web page.

Other items may also be donated to help in our efforts. Our wish list includes: 1) Pet crates (all sizes), 2) Quality dog/cat food, 3) Dog/cat toys and treats, 4) Dog/cat collars and leashes, 5) Blankets - all sizes.

If you are interested in making a donation, please contact .


Sponsorship offers are used to help secure rescues for the the animals currently in the shelter that are scheduled to be euthanized. When someone offers sponsorship, the sponsorship amount is then attached to an animal in urgent need at the shelter, and that animal, with its sponsorship, is shared with our network of approved rescues. Many times, the sponsorship serves as an additional incentive for a rescue to step up to save an animal. These funds can be used to assist with the vetting the rescue will get performed on the animal when it comes out of the shelter, to prepare the animal to go through their adoption program. The sponsorship may also be used to board an animal if it needs a place to stay temporarily while transport is arranged from the shelter to the receiving rescue. If you are interested in sponsoring a shelter animal in need of rescue, please email .

Spay and Neuter

TWHRA strongly advocates spaying and neutering. All of our animals and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. If you are interested in getting your own pet spayed or neutered, the following clinics in the Central Kentucky area can provide these services. Please note that this is for information purposes only. We do not prefer one clinic over another.

Woodstock Spay/Neuter Clinic, Lexington, KY: 859-277-7729

All 4 Paws, Georgetown, KY: 502-370-4086

Critters Without Litters, Harrodsburg, KY: 859-734-0199

Hope Spay/Neuter Clinic, Versailles, KY: 859-873-HOPE (4673)

Bourbon County Low Cost S/N Clinic, Paris, KY: 859-293-9397

Contact Us

The Way Home Rescue Alliance is not a shelter with a central location. Our animals for adoption are all in foster care in the Central Kentucky area. To visit with one, please email the contact person noted in the animal's description on their Petfinder listing. If you have any questions or comments, please email or .

Click here for a short video showing what we do in Animal Rescue.

The Way Home Rescue Alliance
Midway, KY

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
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