Dogs

Dogs

If you are interested in adopting a dog from Shamrock, download and complete our Dog Adoption ApplicationYou will need to Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and submit the application.

Instructions:  Several people have reported that their forms did not go through once they hit the SUBMIT button. If your application did not process the first time, go back and make sure you filled in all the required fields (those having a red box surrounding them) and try the SUBMIT button again. When you get a note to “send email,” click on “Default & Continue.” The Form Returned Window will pop up. This is your last chance to review your form and is also an opportunity for you to write us a note. When you are ready, click on “send.”  You will then see your form, and this is your last chance to print out a copy for your records.

 . Andy .
 . Andy .
  • Pekingese
  • Spayed/Neutered
NAME: Andy BREED: Pekingese X WEIGHT: 19 pounds AGE: 1 year old GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS CHILDREN OVER 7 NEEDS A FENCED-IN YARD NO OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AREA ONLY $230.00 HERE'S ANDY!!! Weighing in at a mere 19 pounds and one year old this feather weight boy makes up for his size with his heart. And you gotta say - That face - Ya gotta love that face!! Andy gives new meaning to "Here's looking at you!!" I mean to come home every day and have that face looking up at you. Who could want for more!! Traffic was bad... The boss was grouchy. You missed your deadline... Your feet are killing you ...you're hungry. You walk in the door and you look down (Way down 🙂 and "Here's Andy!!" All the cares of the day seem to drift away! Andy isn't necessarily a Velcro dog but he really does love to be near his human. "What did you say Andy?" Oh right. We almost forgot. Andy said he wants a human family really really bad. But Andy has also been begging and literally nudging us to have a dog of his very own too! So we caved in!! How could we not? I mean just look at that face!! If you'd like to add a little Andy sprinkled with a whole lot of cuteness into your life (And you have a canine playmate Andy can entertain... Please write to us at adoptions@shamrockpets.com
Young, Male, Small
 . Buddy .
 . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .
  • German Shepherd Dog, Collie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
NAME: Buddy BREED: Terrier/GSD Mix AGE: Puppy, approx. 4 months old WEIGHT: 22 pounds Loves Other dogs (Needs a playmate) Cats Unknown Older Children Needs a Secured Visible Fenced-In Yard NO OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AREA ONLY Adoption fee: $150.00 Buddy Buddy You're so funny!! "Hi my name is Buddy. I am around 14 to 15 weeks old and I am full of energy. I love to play with all my toys especially trying to see how many I can fit in my mouth. I am potty trained as long as you hear me whining at the door. Although I am very quiet when I want back in, so please keep a close eye on me till I get the hang of things. My foster mom has two big dogs and I love playing with them just as much as I love playing with the tiny dog that lives next door. I will need a fence because I love to run and play outside! Sometimes I like to be cuddly but then there's times I just want to lay on my own so please don't get your feelings hurt. At night I will sleep in my crate, but I like to keep the door open so I can keep an eye on things or get up in bed with my foster mom to sleep. Although I love my foster family I am excited to find my forever home I have so much love to give." Puppies need lots of love and they also need time to provide positive consistent training. You'll want to make sure you have time to invest in training...but we all think and Buddy agrees it will be so worth it!!
Baby, Male, Small
 . Daisy and Jake .
 . Daisy and Jake .  . Daisy and Jake .  . Daisy and Jake .  . Daisy and Jake .  . Daisy and Jake .
  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
NAME: Daisy GENDER: Female, spayed AGE: 6 years old DOB 12/2011 WEIGHT: 40 pounds NAME: Jake GENDER: Male, neutered AGE: 4 years old DOB: 2/2013 WEIGHT: 70 pounds BREED: Beagle Mix FENCED-IN YARD REQUIRED ADOPTION FEE: $150 each NO OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AREA ONLY Daisy and her son Jake are recent additions to our website and are very good-looking dogs! They love to play and are good with children and other dogs. Jake and Daisy are also housebroken. Their owner works very long hours and cannot give these 2 cuties the attention they need and deserve. They can be adopted together or separately. They are delightful dogs and we know the right home is waiting for them. Daisy and Jake are up-to-date on shots and are ready for their loving forever home. If you think you might be that home for one or both of these awesome dogs, please go to our website at www.shamrockpets.com, complete the dog adoption application and send it in to start the application process.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Malik .
 . Malik .  . Malik .  . Malik .
  • Black Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
THE STORY OF MALIK - FROM FERAL TO FABULOUS "A SURVIVING SIBLING TELLS HIS STORY" NAME: Malik BREED: Black Lab GENDER: Male, neutered AGE: About 2-1/2 years of age GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS HAS NOT BEEN CAT TESTED GOOD WITH CHILDREN OVER THE AGE OF 15 NEEDS A SECURE, VISIBLE FENCED-IN YARD ADOPTION FEE: $150.00 NO OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AREA ONLY In October of 2015 tons of folks reached out to Shamrock and every rescue possible to save a group of Labrador puppies. The rural area was impoverished and a distance from Louisville, but the terrified eyes of those dogs was nothing short of haunting. The condition of each and every one of them was just disturbing. Their collective sad faces looking up at the camera as if to say, "Please, you're my last hope," was too much for us not to jump in. We knew we were dealing with severe neglect, terrible mange and parasitic infestation. We did not realize we were dealing with a baby who had never known the touch of a loving hand or the whisper of a comforting word. When Malik was so severely malnourished and weak, he soaked up the love and care he received from his new caretaker. But he had never received the cues and direction from a human before, and suddenly the trauma of all that neglect came out in fear, anxiety and deep trust issues. But we had come so far, it seemed anything short of forging ahead would have made us feel as if we had betrayed Malik. With all his great medical care, he looked beautiful. His thick, crusty skin had healed, and his fur shone like a shiny black diamond. But who would take him and understand? Who would adopt him? Who would see the diamond in the rough that we saw? And who would make sense out of all the hard work and great medical care invested that made so many of us fight for this little black lab? It's the underground folks you don't see, from the vets, to the vet tech, to the volunteer who said, "I will support proper training because this boy's life and soul are salvageable." For the last several months, Malik has been under the amazing guidance, training and love of Jerry Pridemore. For those of us who saw each video that slowly transformed what some would deem a hopeless case, it has been nothing short of a miracle. You know, in life the people who we treasure and cherish the most are the ones who have our backs...the ones who, despite our flaws or the scars on our souls, not only continue to embrace us, but they would never ever dream of abandoning us. They have a name for those kinds of people. They are called FRIENDS. Malik is finally ready to be adopted. If you have a heart big enough for him to be in your life, please contact The Shamrock Pet Foundation and fill out a dog adoption application to start the process rolling. The adoption fee covers his heartworm and fecal tests, neutering and up-to-date immunizations. He is also microchipped. Malik has waited so long for this. We know his forever home is out there somewhere!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Misha .
 . Misha .  . Misha .  . Misha .
  • Siberian Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
NAME: Misha BREED: Siberian Husky GENDER: Female, spayed AGE: 8 years old WEIGHT: 54 pounds HOUSEBROKEN GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS GOOD WITH OLDER CHILDREN NOT SURE ABOUT CATS MUST HAVE A SECURE VISIBLE FENCE ADOPTION FEE: $200 NO OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AREA ONLY WOULD BE GOOD WITH SOMEONE WHO IS HOME A LOT Misha is timeless. At 8 years old this stunning, energetic blue-eyed girl doesn't have a wrinkle on her face (or her soul). She is just an amazing dog! Misha is a medium-sized Siberian Husky. She is very devoted to her humans and would do quite well with another sweet dog. We think she's just the perfect match for cuddling. Misha's favorite thing in the world is to be with her humans and other sweet dogs. But we can't forget her other favorite thing...and that is to RUN! That's what Huskies love to do. So she needs a secure, fenced-in yard. But running in the yard during playtime is just another wonderful way to strengthen your family's bond with this beautiful creature. If you've ever owned a Husky, you know they are intelligent, loving and fun. And if you've never owned a Husky, you will be in for a most amazing gift in a most amazing dog. That face, that smile, those eyes - OH MY! If you adopt Misha you're in for a sweet surprise! Contact The Shamrock Pet Foundation and fill out an adoption application to start the process rolling.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Penny .
 . Penny .  . Penny .  . Penny .  . Penny .  . Penny .
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
NAME: Penny BREED: Miniature Pinscher GENDER: Female, spayed AGE: 7 years old WEIGHT: 16.2 pounds HOUSEBROKEN GOOD WITH ADULTS AND OLDER CHILDREN GOOD WITH DOGS...but she has an alpha personality NOT GOOD WITH CATS ESCAPE ARTIST NEEDS A VERY SECURE FENCED-IN YARD ADOPTION FEE: $250.00 NO OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AREA ONLY Are you ready for this young lady? She is a doll-baby with EXTREME personality traits. She has had very little obedience training but is a love bug who will capture your heart, nonetheless. This little girl needs a kind-hearted owner with a firm hand. Otherwise, she will definitely establish herself as the alpha in your household. This means she can be somewhat aggressive when she first meets other dogs she doesn't know. Penny was rescued from a local animal shelter. She was turned in by an owner who was evicted and could not keep her. She holds up one leg when she runs but will set it down when she is standing. Whatever happened to her, it only slightly reduces her mobility. She runs and plays but might have some slight tenderness in the paw if she over-does it. Penny loves to run and play. She plays a little rough, so it would be good for other dogs in the family to have a similar-shaped muzzle so they are on equal footing. She is what one of our committee members calls a "popcorn dog." It won't take you long to figure out why! She gets so excited she jumps straight up in the air over-and-over again ... especially when she's going for a walk. However, eating is her favorite pastime, so she must be monitored to keep her girlish figure. She is a food thief and will scarf down your entire plate of food while you're not looking. Penny is housebroken. She is very attentive and will quickly settle into your routine to go outside. But she prefers to be indoors...with you! She is extremely loving and requires LOTS of attention. But she mostly just wants to be where you are. She wants to be able to see you or lay quietly in your lap, at your side, or above your head on the back of your recliner. And when you come home after being away, she can hardly contain herself because she is so happy. She will try to escape out of the fence if she knows you are on the other side. Then she will sit nervously next to you and look up at you with those big brown eyes, as if to say, "Aren't you proud of me for figuring out how to get here from there?" What a smart girl she is! Penny is TERRIFIED of loud noises…thunder, fireworks, gun shots. She is definitely a dog that will require a Thundershirt and/or a lot of extra TLC and hugs from you if she can hear fireworks go off. She has some separation anxiety so she is NOT a good candidate for apartment living. She would do very well in a house with a large fenced-in area where she could run. She loves to roll herself up in a blanket on your couch, or sit behind your head on your recliner, and at night she will go right into her crate if you say, "Time to go to bed" and hand her a treat. She does travel well in the crate in a car and will happily jump into a car if the door or tailgate is open. Due to her boundless energy, it is best to travel with her inside the crate. Penny would do best as an only dog or with one other dog about her size. But she does need to have someone who is home a lot who can help her work off her tremendous energy. She is primed and ready for someone who can teach her how to play and follow commands so she can be a good canine citizen. And with her intelligence and speed, she would also make an AWESOME agility dog for someone who would take the time to train her. Rabies vaccine, CIV vaccine and immunizations are up-to-date and she is microchipped. If you think Penny might be a good fit for your family, please contact Shamrock Pet Foundation and submit an application form.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Sugar .
 . Sugar .  . Sugar .  . Sugar .
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
NAME: Sugar BREED: Norwegian Elkhound GENDER: Female, spayed AGE: Approximately 7 years old WEIGHT: 55 pounds HOUSEBROKEN GOOD WITH OLDER CHILDREN GOOD WITH DOCILE DOGS CATS UNKNOWN ADOPTION FEE: $250.00 NO OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AREA ONLY Sugar is a Norwegian Elkhound. She's much more than a stunning face. She's loyal, she's playful and she's extremely intelligent. She loves to go on walks, and at approximately 7 years old (55 Lbs) she still has that once puppy inside of her. We'd like to replicate the life she had of love with love. Sugar would do well with older children, the rescue Mom really feels another sweet dog would be significant as Sugar really enjoys playing with other dogs (Meet and Greets can be arranged). And Sugar someone who is home more. That's what her Daddy gave her. A fenced-in yard to run in and a couch to cuddle on would complete this last wish. If you are in the local Louisville area we'd love to talk to you about Sugar. If you don't know about this marvelous breed, they are loving, loyal, intelligent and once you have one - just like potato chips - you'll want another! Sugar is looking for her forever family. Perhaps YOU are the missing piece of Sugar's life.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Tia .
 . Tia .  . Tia .  . Tia .  . Tia .  . Tia .  . Tia .
  • Beagle
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
NAME: Tia AGE: 2-5 years old BREED: Beagle X GENDER: Female, scheduled for spay WEIGHT: 30-33 lbs. COLOR: Brown and white SECURE, VISIBLE FENCED-IN YARD REQUIRED ADOPTION FEE: $150 NO OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AREA ONLY Tia is super friendly and loves attention. She gets along well with cats. She does well in a crate for short periods of time, and walks well on a leash. Tia is well-behaved in the house. She is housebroken and loves to sleep on the couch. She is food-oriented, so needs to be contained around food. This baby has been neglected, but is a quick learner. She needs a secure, visible fenced-in yard with some supervision until she gets used to her situation, as she is an escape artist. But she does not bark excessively and does not dig in the yard. Tia is scheduled to be spayed soon, but has already had all her shots, has been wormed, has had flea preventative, and is microchipped. If you believe you could give this young lady a good home filled with lots of love, please fill out a no-obligation dog adoption application and return it to Shamrock Pet Foundation as directed at the top of the application form.
Young, Female, Medium