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These Louisville-based canines are up for adoption and in need of a good home

Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on December 13, 2019.

Interested in adopting a pet — or just gazing at some cuddly canines up for adoption? There are dozens of great dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Louisville.

Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Max, silky terrier and dachshund mix

Max is a male silky terrier and dachshund mix currently housed at Kentucky Animal Relief Fund, Inc.

Max gets along well with cats and dogs. He will do best in a home without small children. Max is already house-trained. He's neutered, and he has had all his shots.

Notes from Max's caretakers:

Want to add some joy to your life? Max can help. He may be missing a few teeth, but his smile is perfect. He's approximately five years old and15 pounds. Life has tossed him around, so we are in search of a permanent home and family. Max is house-trained, healthy, spunky, happy and affectionate. 

Nemo, pit bull terrier

Nemo is an adorable male pit bull terrier dog in the care of Pit Bulls of St. Francis.

Nemo is already neutered, and he has had all his shots.

From Nemo's current caretaker:

Nemo was found with his friend, Rusty, at Cherokee Park covered in sewage and emaciated. He is so fortunate that the right people came along at the right time to save him. Now, he is paying it forward by being a total love bug. 

Read more about how to adopt Nemo on Petfinder.

Olivia, German shepherd

Olivia is a charming female German shepherd dog in the care of Tier Haven Rescue, Inc.

Olivia is spayed and vaccinated.

From Olivia's current caretaker:

Olivia is a beautiful female Shepherd estimated around three years of age who was found as a stray in very poor condition. Olivia is a strong willed ambassador of German Shepherd breed traits and has a very fun personality if you’re familiar with the breed. Olivia gets along well with most people she meets, although she isn’t an overly affectionate girl off the bat. 

Read more about how to adopt Olivia on Petfinder.

Caleb, German shepherd

Caleb is a darling male German shepherd dog currently housed at Tier Haven Rescue, Inc.

Caleb is the life of the party, and he's happy to keep company with other dogs. He's been vaccinated and neutered.

From Caleb's current caretaker:

Caleb is a handsome male Shepherd who was originally estimated at five years old at the shelter but is likely closer to eight years of age. Caleb is a sweetheart who enjoys making new friends, having his itchy spots scratched and talking about it the whole time. Caleb has a very chatty personality and enjoys whining and grumbling in the cutest old man voice your heart could imagine. 

Read more about how to adopt Caleb on Petfinder.

Egg, English bulldog and pit bull terrier mix

Egg is a male English bulldog and pit bull terrier mix being cared for at Pit Bulls of St. Francis.

Egg has been vaccinated and neutered.

Here's what Egg's friends at Pit Bulls of St. Francis think of him:

Egg absolutely adores humans of all shapes and sizes. However, he likes fellow dogs his size or larger, and he can be selective with male dogs. If you have other dogs in your family, Nero will definitely want to meet them before he commits commits to living with you. What Egg is looking for most is a home life where he can be the center of attention and have lots of time with some loving humans.

Read more about how to adopt Egg on Petfinder.

Harry, German shepherd

Harry is a charming male German shepherd dog currently residing at Tier Haven Rescue, Inc.

Harry is already neutered, and he has had all his shots.

Harry's current caretakers say:

Harry has a fun, outgoing personality and can be a bit of a social butterfly. He is quick to make friends and values himself as the life of the party. A favorite at the shelter, he is rapidly becoming a volunteer favorite at Tier Haven for his goofy and gregarious personality. 

Read more about how to adopt Harry on Petfinder.


This story was created automatically using local animal shelter data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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