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Kenton County Animal Shelter a government-run shelter for domestic cats and dogs in Kenton County.
Their mission is to protect animals from abuse and neglect and prevent the need to euthanize healthy, adoptable pets. They work hard to safeguard the public and educate citizens on responsible pet ownership.
In addition to helping animals in need find their forever homes, Kenton County Animal Shelter provides several other important services to the community:
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!
You can begin the adoption process by browsing through the Kenton County "Animals Available for Adoption" page.
The adoption list is regularly updated. Each animal will be featured with a photograph, breed, health details, and any other useful information for new owners.
Once you've found the pet that you'd like to adopt, take note of their ID number and complete the online adoption form.
The adoption form is fairly detailed but is a necessary step in the adoption process to ensure a good match is made. You'll be asked to provide information about your home environment, pet history, and other current pets (if applicable).
When your adoption form has been processed, the shelter will contact you to make an appointment for a visit. There's no guarantee that the pet you've got your heart set on will be available for adoption on that day. Fingers crossed!
Before you can take your new friend home, you'll need to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee (described below).
Adoption fees at Kenton County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering and deworming for all newly adopted pets. Adult dogs will be given a DHLPP booster and bordetella vaccine; puppies a DHLPP-measles, parvo, and bordetella vaccine; and cats and kittens a FRV-CP vaccine.
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.