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 for Submitting an Application:

  1. Go to the “adoptions” tab on the website. Click on the dog adoption application to open it, and download it (save it) to your computer. Close the file.
  2. Open the file you just downloaded, fill out all the fields, and use “save as” to save the file under another name. Then close the file.
  3. PLEASE IGNORE THE “CLEAR” AND “SUBMIT” BUTTONS.  Simply send the completed “save as” file to us at as an attachment to an email.  At that time you can write us a note if you want to.  Please write your name and the dog you are applying for in the subject line before you hit SEND (see example below).
  4. Once we receive your application, we will send you a note to verify we got it. If you don’t hear from us after 24 hours, please resubmit it and send it to us at as an attachment to an email.


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Ellie Mae
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  • Lhasa Apso
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs


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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  • Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

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: (Louisville, Ky Local)

cc 08/0`/2019 View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
  • American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

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, click on the ADOPTIONS tab, and follow the directions to download and submit a dog adoption application.
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Adult, Female, Medium
  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats

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,, and download and follow the instructions to fill out an adoption application.
p.f. - 12.24.18 ud 4.13.20 View full description »

Young, Female, Medium