Derby City Dog Rescue

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Derby City Dog Rescue

Education - Learn about the breed

Please watch these great Animal Planet videos below to learn about the breed you are considering for adoption!

Australian Cattle Dog

Border Collie

Australian Shepherd

Labrador Retriever

What We Need

The following items are always in demand and can be used by Derby City Dog Rescue:

If you would like to sponsor a particular dog for their adoption fee that is listed in our Facebook album our on out Petfinder page, email us at Thanks for your help!

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Please, please, spay and neuter your pets!  Even if you have no intentions of breeding, accidents do happen.  Spaying and neutering will NOT cause your dog to become lazy, overweight, or dull.  We all own competitive Disc Dogs, all neutered or spayed, who are as fit and fun as they ever were!  The health benefits of spay and neuter are also great and may help your pet live a long cancer-free life.


Who We Are

Derby City Dog Rescue is a small non-profit group of volunteers who work to bridge the gap between local animal shelters in Louisville, KY and other rescues to attempt to find placement for some of the many dogs in urgent situations in our area. We provide temporary foster, pulling assistance, and help with getting dogs to transport. We also foster and adopt out dogs on a small scale basis. Most of our foster dogs are rescued from local and regional shelters when they are out of time; all are temperament tested. We are a small operation, and only take in 1-3 dogs at a time; they live in our homes with us and our own dogs, learning the basics of house life.

Adopting a friend

Adopting one of our dogs is a process; so be patient as we take the time to learn more about you, your family and home, and try to make the right match for our dogs. If you find a pup you are interested in, e-mail or call for more info!

We conduct a phone interview/adoption application, home visit (when applicable), and vet references. A contract must be signed to finalize the adoption. Our adoption fee ranges between $150-$250 per dog, and covers all initial veterinary expenses.

Herding breeds are not for everyone, and almost always need a job to best utilize their minds and bodies! We want to make sure we find the best possible match for both you and our dogs. Interested in putting that high energy K9 to work? Check out this Frisbee dog club, the Derby City Disc Dogs, for training tips and competition info! Derby City Disc Dogs

Come Visit Us!

Want to see that totally cool dog in person? Please call or e-mail for directions and a meeting time...all of our dogs are being fostered in our homes in the Louisville, KY area.


Derby City Dog Rescue

Louisville - Southern Indiana area
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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