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As an animal control facility and shelter, Bullitt County Animal Shelter carries out welfare checks and enforces county and state animal laws. They investigate animal cruelty, and the facility also holds confiscated animals until completion of the investigation and settlement in court.
Their mission is to lead the way for Bullitt County, ensuring every companion animal knows health, comfort, and affection. They passionately believe that no stray should be euthanized merely because they've been abandoned, abused, or neglected.
Bullitt County Animal Shelter's goal is to help find every animal that comes through their doors a loving and caring forever home because that's what they all truly deserve.
Adoption is one of the most rewarding, life-changing experiences there is.
You're welcome to visit the shelter or browse adoptable animals online to view the lucky pets currently looking for a second chance with their new forever family.
After falling in love with one of the many deserving animals, you'll fill in an application form and pay the adoption fee. All that's left is to take your new pet home to settle in.
Adoption fees at Bullitt County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, rabies vaccinations, and DHLPP vaccinations for dogs and FVRCPC for cats.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.