About Us


The Bourbon County Rescue is often a last resort for many animals in need. Currently we have many special needs animals including puppies battling multiple illnesses, and multitudes of puppies and kittens who were abandoned or left at the shelter before they were ready to leave their mothers. We treat a multitude of medical emergencies from illness to broken bones. Donations are always welcome. We are a 501c3 non-profit.

Adopting A Friend

The adoption process involves contacting us for an application. Once we have verified the information on the application and it is approved, we contact you and arrange delivery during an upcoming adoption event or Meet and Greet where you can meet your pet in person. If a match is made, a contract is signed and fees are paid at that time. Adoptions are also conducted during our regularly scheduled adoption events. The fees cover part of the cost of medical care required to get the animal ready for adoption, including appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and whatever other needs the animal may have. All funds are used for the benefit of the animals.

Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment. Many of these animals were rescued on the verge of being euthanized in rural shelters and our goal is that they never face that danger again.

Fees for individual animals are listed on their specific posts.

When contacting us, please be patient. Rescue is a very hectic occupation and the animals' daily welfare comes first. We will respond as soon as humanly possible to any inquiries. Keep checking back often as our site is always being updated as new arrivals become available for adoption.

Who We Are

The Bourbon County Rescue saves animals from dire circumstances. We take death row animals from rural high kill shelters in Eastern Kentucky and other animals in need of help through abandonment or medical emergency. All animals are provided with medical care either through our non-profit spay and neuter clinic; The Bourbon County Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic in Paris, KY or our network of highly qualified veterinarians.


Donations are always welcome. We are currently advocating donating to the low cost spay/neuter clinic to enable us to spay/neuter more animals and help reduce the number of unwanted pets. For more information, contact cafuerniss@hotmail.com on how you can sponsor an animal for spay/neuter.

Our wish list always includes food, cleaning supplies particularly bleach, bedding as in used towels and blankets, newspapers, gently used pet supplies of all types, pet food, monetary donations and gift cards. We would be happy to let you know what our current needs are.

Come Visit Us

Germantown Petco

12906 Middlebrook Rd

Germantown, MD 20874

Approved applicants will receive an invitation to attend a Meet and Greet for introductions to our pets. 

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Available Animals

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