Our Mission

The Shamrock Pet Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of companion animals through proactive programs such as spay/neuter, public education and adoption options. We are a group of highly committed, unpaid volunteers who have a passion for our mission and its goals.

Featured Adoptions

Ellie Mae
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NAME: Ellie Mae
BREED: Lhasa Apso
AGE: 5 Years Old
WEIGHT: 16 Pounds
Another companion canine friend or equal size or smaller is a must.
Fenced in yard above ground.
Requires insulin shots twice daily.
Recently had cataract surgery.
Funny, sweet, delightful and cuddly.
Needs someone who is home a great deal.
Older children or no children home.
Adoption Fee - $225.00 plus 6% sales tax.


Hi. My name is Ellie Mae and I am a five-year-old Lhasa Apso. I would like to share with you a little bit about myself and my backstory.

I woke up one morning and was not feeling very well. After a few weeks I noticed I was losing weight and getting weak. I continued to feel bad for the next couple of months. Then something happened and I heard that I was going to live in a new place. I was scared, sick, and did not know what would happen next. I heard the word “foster” and I did not know what that word meant. When I met my foster mom, Patti, she scooped me up in her arms and I felt like everything would be OK. She took me straight to her house, telling me the whole way that she was going to take good care of me.

My new foster mom was worried because I was very thin and stumbled a lot and knew that I needed immediate veterinary care. She contacted the Shamrock Foundation, and guess what! They immediately wanted to help. Shamrock quickly got the ball rolling and soon I had an appointment with Elk Creek Animal Hospital. I was so excited to find out why I was feeling so bad. Before my appointment something very bad happened. I woke up one morning and everything was dark, even though I had my eyes opened. My foster mom took me outside to go to the bathroom, but I could not see her, the grass, or anything else. I could hear her voice but could not see her. My foster mom also noticed something was wrong and helped me inside. She told me, “I know you are scared but you are loved and we will get through this.” My appointment with Elk Creek Animal Hospital was finally here and I was examined by a very nice lady named Dr. Joni Lindquist. She was very thorough checking me out from head to paw, even testing my blood. Dr. Lindquist came back in the room, and from her voice I knew it was bad. I heard the words “diabetic” and “totally blind.” I also heard words like “insulin,” “needles” and “eye drops,” all of which I had no idea what that meant or what would happen next. I did know that all of this made my foster mom very upset.

So here is where my real battle begins. To keep me alive and my diabetes under control, I began getting daily insulin shots and had to eat special food (yuck). This was very hard on both me and my foster mom, but we did it. I had to make several trips to Elk Creek to check my blood sugar and weight. After two months I noticed I was feeling much better and that was because my diabetes was finally under control. Soon I was healthy enough to begin the best part of my journey, which started with a visit to an excellent eye specialist, Dr. Jason Clark at Metropolitan Animal Veterinary. I really liked him because he was really nice and talked a lot with my foster mom about my care. He examined my eyes and did some special tests, then told my foster mom I was a great candidate for cataract eye surgery. I could not believe that it may be possible for me to see again! When they scheduled my surgery I was very happy, but the best was yet to come. When I woke up from surgery and saw Dr. Clark and his assistants. That was the happiest day of my life! When my foster mom picked me up I could see her crying; not because she was sad, but because she was so happy. When I got home and went outside it was so nice to once again see the grass and the birds. I have to wear this silly cone for one more week, but I feel like the luckiest dog in the world to have my foster mom and the great people of the Shamrock Foundation.

Also I want to thank everyone who donated to the Shamrock Animal Foundation on my behalf. Because of all the wonderful people who cared about me, I have the precious gift of my sight.

Love, Ellie Mae

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Adult, Female, Small
Emma and Ruby
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Emma and Ruby
CoonhoundSisters (Bonded Pair/Adopt as Pair)
3 and half years old
50 pounds
Visible Fence
SOUTHERN INDIANA: Clarksville, Jeffersonville, New Albany
$300.00 plus 6% Tax for Adoption Fee/For Pair

"I'd Walk a Thousand Miles For You" Emma and Ruby

We guess we'll never know how many miles these sisters walked but they walked and they walked and they walked. And by the time a wonderful woman and her husband found them Emma and Ruby's paws were swollen, red and blistered. We don't even know where they gathered the energy. Their bones could easily be counted. They acted like they'd never eaten a meal in their life. They were terribly neglected physically. Medical complications arose because of their neglect but the Good Samaritan who found these babies hung in with them. And we mean hung in! It isn't always convenient to be a Good Samaritan. A person who sees a pet in need and decides they can't turn their back. But the payoff for the heart well you can't put it into words but you can sure put it into pictures. Look at Emma and Ruby now! ♥

The only thing better than this amazing picture of these darling sisters is that last picture we can't wait to post. The day they find their forever home! Ruby and Emma are approximately 4 years old around 58 pounds. They've done amazingly well with the other dogs and they are just wonderful with humans. Love kept these two sisters together and maybe that hope and prayer of a forever family is what kept them going. ♥ ♥
To adopt write to: adoptions@shamrockpets.com (Louisville, Ky Local)

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Adult, Female, Medium

NAME: Oreo
BREED: Australian Cattle Dog
GENDER: Female, spayed
DOB/AGE: 12.24.16 - 4 years old
FEE: $150 + $9.00 sales tax

If you know anything about cattle dogs, you know they love, love, love to run and can easily get out of a yard.

Oreo loves to play! She is dog friendly, but hates cats. She is a very sweet girl looking for a loving family who wants to go for walks…and go for walks…and then go for walks again!

Oreo is up-to-date on her immunizations and rabies and is microchipped. If you think you could give this sweet little girl a forever home, please go to the ADOPTIONS tab on our website, http://shamrockpets.com/, and download and follow the instructions to fill out an adoption application.
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Young, Female, Medium

NAME: Georgia
BREED: American Pitbull/American Bull Dog
AGE: Approximately 2 Years Old
WEIGHT: 55 Pounds
Good with older Children
Good with Docile Dogs
Fenced-In, Visible Above-Ground Fence Needed
Local Louisville-area adoptions only/
Southern Indiana: New Albany, Jeffersonville, Clarksville
ADOPTION FEE: $150.00 + $9.00 sales tax


When a Good Samaritan took a trip to Georgia she had no idea that the trip home would include a sweet gal (Pitbull Mix) in desperate need. Georgia had been dumped in a known dumping area and most likely had been bred.

Unable to turn her back on this brown eyed beauty, Georgia came home with this new buddy. Georgia had been saved. But it wasn't just food and water and love Georgia needed. Georgia had been neglected and she needed extra vet care. Well, Georgia is feeling tip top and she's ready for her forever home.

Georgia had to undergo emergency surgery for pyometra (spayed at this time) and she is almost done with her heartworm treatment. She feels brand new and she looks brand new. And now Georgia is ready for YOU.

If you have a big heart and the time to spend with this very devoted young lady, perhaps Georgia will stay on your mind. Having a home with a forever family is what's been on her mind. Georgia would do best either as an only pet or with other docile dogs. Cats are unknown. Older children would seem like a nice fit. Oh...and did we mention she's cuddler? Yep - she's a "Spooner." And if you adopt Georgia she'll be a keeper!!

Contact us at http://shamrockpets.com, click on the ADOPTIONS tab, and follow the directions to download and submit a dog adoption application.
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Adult, Female, Medium

Posting Date: July 2, 2020

This is Leo!
He is a sweet baby kitten just 8 weeks old. His sister is Lela.
He is ready for his forever home.

If you are interested in adopting Leo, contact Barbara Reynolds at 502 802-4032. View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium

Posting Date: July 2, 2020

This is Lela!

She is a sweet baby kitten just 8 weeks old. Lela’s brother is Leo.

She is ready for her forever home.
If you are interested in adopting Lela, contact Barbara Reynolds at 502 802-4032. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium

Kendra is looking for a loving and permanent home. She had been living outside and found her way (with kittens) to a home where she was given a short term safe haven. Her kittens have been adopted and she is lonely and does not want to wait in a cage at the pet store for someone to find her. She has another short term haven, but really needs her own loving home.

She likes chicken and liver pate, head rubs and to sit next to you. She is very soft and calm and will likely be shy at first.

Barbara Berry is the Shamrock foster contact for this sweet girl.

She is spayed, up to date on shots and microchipped. Adoption fee is $100. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Leigh Ann
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Posting Date: June 26, 2020

This is Leigh Ann!

She is shy at first. It takes a while but she warms up and is a lap cat. She loves to lay on your bed and sleep with you. She likes to be brushed . She is good with other cats.

Leigh Ann is only 5 but has had to have some teeth removed, so she eats only can food. She has a very soft voice. She is a great cat!

If you are interested in adopting Leigh Ann, contact Barbara Reynolds at 502 802-4032. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium

Posting Date: June 24, 2020

This is Genevieve!

She is a shy 4 year old that has a lot of love to give once she feels safe.
Her foster family separated her from a couple kitties in her rescue group that might be jealous of her causing her to hide. Being the smallest in the group at 8 pounds, she adores Crowley.

If you are interested in adopting Genevieve, contact Barbara Reynolds at 502 802-4032. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium

Posting Date: June 23, 2020

This is Chase!

He is a 2 year old male. He and his sister Tyna (Tina) came in together. We don't know if he is a true Manx or not because his sister has a tail. He is very sweet and in no time at all will be a great companion.

Chase is living at the Lucky Cat Cafe, 2230 Dundee Rd, Louisville, KY. 40205
Check out www.luckycatcafe.org for more information or
contact Shamrock’s Barbara Reynolds at (502) 802-4032. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium

Posting Date: June 20, 2020

This is Elsa, mother of Anna, Adam, & Bella.

She is a very petite, young cat who is super sweet and loving. She needs to be an only cat because she really doesn't like dogs or other cats.

If you are interested in adopting Elsa, contact Barbara Reynolds at 502 802-4032. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Tyna (Tina)
Tyna (Tina)

Posting Date: June 20, 2020

This is Tyna ( Tina).

She is 2 years old. She is a petite, sweet little girl. She loves to be petted and will roll over so you can pet her tummy. She will get right next to you to be petted and loved.

Tina is living at the Lucky Cat Cafe, 2230 Dundee Rd, Louisville, KY. 40205
Check out www.luckycatcafe.org for more information or
contact Shamrock’s Barbara Reynolds at (502) 802-4032. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium

Posting Date: 6/14/2020

This is Crowley!

He is 7 years old. He is very smart, personable, and loving. Crowley likes sitting in a cat tree and looking out the window. He has been fostered since the end of March when his family had to move and could not take him with them. He could be adopted,by himself or with any of his siblings - Storm and Harley.

If you are interested in adopting Crowley, contact Barbara Reynolds at (502) 802-4032. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium

Posting Date: 6/12/2020

This is Harley.

He is a 6 year old male cat who weighs 12 pounds He likes to be with his human and will follow you around. He gets along with the cats he was rescued with (Storm and Crowley ) He likes cat trees, and water especially a ceramic bowl.

If you are interested in adopting Harley contact Barbara Reynolds at (502) 802-4032. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large

Posting Date: May 23, 2020

This is Otis!

He is a 3 year old male sweetheart. He will roll over when he sees you. His owner moved and turned him out. He is doing great and slowly is trusting people.

If you are interested in adopting Otis, contact Barbara Reynolds at (502) 802-4032. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium


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News & Events

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  • Adoption Events Temporarily Canceled - 6/2/20…Shamrock Pet Foundation will NOT be holding their regular adoption events in person until we feel the COVID-19 situation is more stable. However, we will still be accepting adoption applications and screening candidates while we continue to find our cats and dogs their new forever homes. We’re just doing it differently for now, through our […]
  • Coming Back Slowly from Quarantine - 5/22/20…Shamrock Pet Foundation will begin to slowly come back to our regular adoption events while at the same time keeping our pets and volunteers safe through social distancing measures.  Our efforts will expand as state mandates allow. CATS: The Lucky Cat Cafe has announced they will open their doors with limited Friday and Saturday hours […]
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  • Animal Abuse Offender Registry - 4/9/19…On April 9, 2019, Metro Council passed an Animal Abuse Offender Registry Ordinance. This ordinance went into effect October 22, 2019. Louisville Metro Animal Services (MAS) will be operating the Registry for offenders.  The following information was sent to us from MAS. Prior to selling, transferring, exchanging, or adopting an animal to a person you […]
  • Wish List 2020 - If you are interested in making a donation to Shamrock to help our companion animals, here is a list of the items we use the most.  You can drop them off with our volunteers who will be at our cat and dog adoption days during the times listed at the bottom of each page of […]
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness - As a pet owner, you can help reduce the pet overpopulation problem by getting your pet spayed (female) or neutered (male). The following chart shows some statistics that you may find interesting. It shows how may litters of puppies and kittens each pair of dogs and cats can have in a year’s period of time. […]
  • Silent Donation Drive - DO YOU SHOP AT KROGER OR AMAZON? As you shop and buy items, you can identify a small % of each purchase to help Shamrock Pet Foundation. Log in to Kroger’s Community Rewards Program and choose Shamrock Pet Foundation as your charity of choice. Members have to re-enroll every August.  CLICK HERE to sign up and make […]
  • Shamrock Supports Local K-9 Units - Shamrock heard there was a need for trauma kits for our local K-9 units, and we stepped up to the plate! Here is an article from WAVE 3 News. Shamrock Pet Foundation helps provide trauma kits to LMPD K-9 officers     The trauma kits have medical supplies for K-9 officers and their handlers in […]