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 to your computer. Close the file.
  2. Open the file you just downloaded, fill out all the fields, and save the file under another name. Then close the file.
  3. Open the filled-in file, click on SUBMIT. When a window comes up that says “Send Email” at the top, select “Default email application” and click on “Continue.” The window that comes up next says “Form Returned…” at the top. This gives you a chance to write us a note and change the subject line* before you click SEND.
  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 or send it to us at as an attachment to an email.

*NEW REQUEST: On the subject line, where it says “Form Returned…” please change that to your name and the animal’s name you are applying for. For example:

  • JOHN DOE application for FIDO
  • JANE DOE application for GIZMO and SKEETER


 . Angel .
 . Angel .  . Angel .  . Angel .  . Angel .  . Angel .
  • Miniature Pinscher, Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without small kids
***SPECIAL NEEDS DOG*** NAME: Angel BREED: Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix GENDER: Female WEIGHT: 11 pounds DOB: 02/23/2009 AGE: 9-1/2 years old GOOD WITH SMALL DOGS NOT GOOD WITH CATS GOOD WITH OLDER CHILDREN (over 10 years of age) HOUSEBROKEN TO PUPPY PADS ON BATHROOM FLOOR NEEDS A SECURE VISIBLE FENCE LOUISVILLE LOCAL ADOPTIONS LOWER INDIANA: NEW ALBANY, JEFFERSONVILLE/CLARKSVILLE CONSIDERED ADOPTION FEE: $150 + $9.00 sales tax Angel was found wandering the streets and taken to a local shelter, where she was adopted over a year ago. Due to her own health issues, the owner has asked us to help find a good home for this little girl. A vet check determined that Angel is a special needs dog. She is deaf and has a heart condition, and now that she is on special food and medicines, she has lost some weight and has become very perky. She is definitely a food seeker and beggar, so will have to be closely monitored to keep her weight down. She dearly loves chicken, so this could be a good training tool. She has recently had some of her bad teeth extracted so can now eat softened kibble and semi-hard treats. Although she would prefer to have you all to herself, Angel is good with other dogs her size. She is slowly learning how to play with her foster sisters and brother. She loves to roll up burrito-style in a blanket in her crate, but her favorite place is under a blanket in your lap. Angel is housebroken to potty pads on the bathroom floor. She will also walk from you to the door and back if she has to go outside. She definitely prefers to be indoors rather than outdoors, but she will use a doggie door when she wants to go outside and lay in the sun! She is crate-trained at night but prefers to be loose in the house. She travels well in a crate in the car. She wants to be with you wherever you go. She perks up when you pull out the leash and now that she has lost a few pounds, she loves to go for walks. She also loves to go shopping with you, if you put a pad or blanket in the cart so it doesn't hurt her feet. Consistency is a must in order to gain her trust. Since she is deaf, she relies on hand signals. If you have enough room in your heart to give this little lady lots of love in her remaining years, please contact us at, go to the drop-down on the “adoptions” tab and follow the directions to submit an adoption application. She is fully vetted, has had all vaccinations and her rabies shot, and is microchipped. p.f.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Faye .
 . Faye .  . Faye .  . Faye .  . Faye .  . Faye .  . Faye .
  • Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
NAME: Faye BREED: Redbone Coonhound X GENDER: Female AGE: 17 weeks old WEIGHT: 22 lbs. (and growing) LOCAL LOUISVILLE ADOPTIONS ONLY ABOVE-GROUND, VISIBLE FENCE REQUIRED ADOPTION FEE: $300.00 + $18.00 sales tax Faye is still a puppy but is growing fast! She is very sweet and unusually well-behaved in a home for a girl of her young age. She is housebroken and needs no crate. She has great house manners and gets along with other dogs. She will need a fenced-in yard so she can get her exercise and run off some of her puppy energy. If you think Faye would be a good fit for your family, please go to the adoption tab on our website at, download the dog adoption application, and submit it to us. Once we receive your application, one of our volunteers will be in touch with you. All Shamrock dogs have been vetted, are up-to-date on immunizations and rabies shots, have had a heartworm and fecal check, and have been microchipped. p.f.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Frodo .
 . Frodo .  . Frodo .  . Frodo .  . Frodo .  . Frodo .  . Frodo .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
NAME: Frodo BREED: Chihuahua AGE: Approximately 10-mos to a year WEIGHT: 9 pounds Good with older kids/cats/sweet dogs Still a Puppy - Loves to Play and Run Needs Visible Fenced-In Yard Louisville/Lower Indiana (Clarksville, New Albany, Jeffersonville considered) ADOPTION FEE: $175.00 + $10.50 sales tax (Neutered/Microchipped/UTD on Shots/Heartworm/Wormed FRODO - DOES THAT NAME HAVE A RING TO IT? OH MY - LOOK AT THIS GUY - FRODO AND HIS SENSITIVE EYES!! Frodo is a "Heart Clutcher!" When Frodo looks into your eyes, you feel as if you are transported to a magical mystical world. But you don't even have to leave home to have the experience! You just need to adopt Frodo! Frodo has done amazing with his new foster Mom. He's been letting her know when he needs to go potty and you don't have to ask Frodo twice if he'd like to sit with you...or if he'd like to snuggle with you or just be with you. That's why we are looking for a family who is home more. Tiny humans sometimes frighten Frodo but Frodo might do well with older children. Frodo currently lives with kitties and he came from a home with another small dog. Sooo...if you just happen to have a docile sweet dog equal to or less than Frodo well we imagine he might quite like that. If you have been walking around the house singing..."Oh NO..The only thing that's missing is my Frodo," you might just be getting the message. It's time..."You need little Frodo and little Frodo needs you!."
Young, Male, Small
 . Georgia .
 . Georgia .  . Georgia .  . Georgia .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • 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 Docile Dogs Fenced In Visible Above Ground Fence Louisville Local Adoptions/Lower Indiana: Clarksville/New Albany/Jeffersonville Adoption Fee $150.00 + $9.00 sales tax Georgia On Your Mind 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 a 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 pyrometria (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!!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Gretel .
 . Gretel .  . Gretel .  . Gretel .  . Gretel .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
NAME: Gretel BREED: American Pit Bull/Lab X AGE: 1-1/2 to 2 years old WEIGHT: 62 pounds Good with docile dogs Extreme loving Playful A VISIBLE FENCED-IN YARD IS A MUST LOUISVILLE LOCAL ADOPTIONS Adoption Fee: $150.00 plus $9.00 Sales Tax Did someone say toy? I like toys! The Shamrock Foundation saved me from euthanasia. You see, the shelter was full. I was so blessed that the shelter workers saw something special in me and reached out. The first thing I did when I got out? I ran and I ran. It felt so good to have the wind in my hair and I loved exploring. I was free! I fell in love with the woman who saved me. She has been so kind, working with me every single day, showing me the ropes so that I can be the best addition to a human family. She also showed me something very special. A TOY! Turns out...I LOVE TOYS!! Who knew? There's just something comforting about having a soft toy with me. But even more there's something very comforting about the thought of having my forever family. Foster mom said I'd do best with someone who was energetic and with older children. I like some dogs, but I'd like to meet them first (meet-and-greets can be arranged). I also decided I like something my foster mom calls "cats." They are pretty cool. What I really love the very most is being with my human. I can be alone but honestly I was alone too long, so being with a family who is home more, who likes to take long walks and be interactive with me - well, I've dreamed of that since the day I was born. Will you help me make my dream come true? cc
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Jackie .
 . Jackie .  . Jackie .  . Jackie .  . Jackie .  . Jackie .  . Jackie .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
NAME: Jackie BREED: Chihuahua GENDER: Female, spayed AGE: 7 Months Old WEIGHT: 6 Pounds Would do great with another dog same size smaller LOUISVILLE LOCAL ADOPTIONS ONLY Adoption Fee: $225.00 + $13.50 Sales Tax Come fly with me - Come fly come fly away. We just don't know where to begin...Exactly how to emphasize how adorable Jackie is. So let's start with those ears! Adorable! When Jackie is sitting and her ears are up she looks so majestic. Reminds one of the statues depicted in Ancient Egypt...which is kind of interesting, because even though Jackie is very much a puppy at only 7 months old, she's also very much like an old soul. Her face is so full of expression and depth. Her eyes will melt you. Jackie is so much like a real baby. She relishes being held and she just loves to be with her human. But she also loves other "Littles." That's what we call dogs her size and smaller. We think it would be wonderful for Jackie to have a little playmate to keep her company when her human owners are occupied. Because of her tiny frame and bone structure, we would suggest that Jackie go to an all adult home or perhaps a home with older children and even one "Little" as a sibling. If you feel drawn to this sweet loving girl and she seems to call out to you - Maybe you should follow your instinct. And if you guys happen to be a great match - guess who will be following you home - Well, Jackie said..."Now THAT is music to my ears!"
Young, Female, Small
 . Mollie .
 . Mollie .  . Mollie .
  • Jack Russell Terrier, Cairn Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
NAME: Mollie BREED: Jack Russell X AGE: 4 Years 9 months old WEIGHT: Approx. 20 pounds Good with other dogs/cats Best with Adults or older Children Above Ground Visible Fence LOUISVILLE LOCAL ADOPTIONS Adoption Fee: $150.00 + $9.00 sales tax Good Golly - it's Little Mollie. Mollie is so cute. She's got that special kind of hair. No matter which way it goes, she looks fabulous! Mollie has that impish look. But that is what makes her so special. And boy does Mollie know how to turn on the charm...especially when she rolls over on her back and looks at you with those innocent eyes. One look into those beckoning eyes and before you know it she's got you under her spell. Mollie would do best with no children or older children because she can be protective with her human. At less than 20 pounds Mollie curls up in a perfect ball to sleep with you or right next to you. Mollie loves to play with other dogs, so it would be such a plus to have another pal to romp around inside a fenced in yard. She has also lived with cats, and she does great with other animals. Mollie wakes up every day with a smile on her face! A new day to run, a new day to have fun and a new day for love. Good Golly - Wouldn't YOU like to adopt Mollie? c.c.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Sadie .
 . Sadie .  . Sadie .  . Sadie .  . Sadie .  . Sadie .  . Sadie .
  • Black Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
NAME: Sadie BREED: Black Lab AGE: 9 years old WEIGHT: 70 pounds GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS/CAN NOT CONFIRM CATS GOOD WITH OLDER CHILDREN NEEDS AN ABOVE-GROUND, VISIBLE FENCED-IN YARD LOUISVILLE LOCAL ADOPTIONS Adoption Fee: $150.00 + $9.00 sales tax SADIE SADIE LOVELY LADY! Sadie is such a soulful dog. Just one look in those eyes and everyone falls in love. Sadie is sad because she loved the woman who saved her after one of the tragic hurricanes. Her Human Mom had become her Earth Angel. If you know much about Labs, they seem to be young forever. The sparkling gray around her muzzle tells us she's lived life but she also has so much more life and love to give. We'd like to find Sadie a home much like she had, with a loving family who will cherish and adore this very sweet gal. Sadie is pretty much just add food, water and love. And we promise you she will return that love one hundred fold. Sadie has done so well with her foster mom's dogs that we think another sweet dog would be a huge plus for her heart.. Sadie loves to take walks, still loves to play - and her favorite thing is to be very close to YOU!
Senior, Female, Large
 . Scrappy .
 . Scrappy .  . Scrappy .  . Scrappy .
  • Cairn Terrier, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
SCRAPPY CARIN TERRIER POSSIBLY X AGE: 4 Years Weight - Aprox 10 pounds Housebroken Good with other sweet dogs Might Chase Cats - But Not agressive Good with Oder Children (Over 12) Secured Above Ground Fence Absolute Must/Secure Exit and Entrance Doors Someone who is home more/needs a mate/huge plus Louisville Adoptions only Adoption Fee $300.00 Plus $18.00 Sales Tax For an entire year this tiny four year old boy was spotted running and weaving through the streets of Louisville. So many caring and compassionate folks tried to catch him. He seemed much like a mirage! Worse he was absolutely petrified! How in the world did he survive? One has to believe "Little Scrappy," had "Assigned Angels." Earthly and Heavenly. And... it turns out Scrappy also had a nose for good food and an instinct for good hearts. And he found both at Mike Linnig's Restaurant! Scrappy and his distant friends could set their clocks! A sighting meant scraps were lovingly gathered. Mind you these were no ordinary scraps! More importantly Scrappy came to rely on this kindness and we truly believe it contributed toward his survival. It seemed a mutual prayer that the trust would grow larger and the distance smaller. It was a slow, arduous process. But after many failed attempts Scrappy was humanely trapped and he was finally safe! Scrappy's first trip was straight to the vet. A top of the head, tip of the toe medical evaluation and medical issues taken care of. Days later, it was off to the Spa. A soothing shampoo, trimmed toenails and a fresh new "Do," Scrappy felt like a brand new man! Everyone let out a big sigh, but none as big as Scrappy's. But you remember the end of that story right? "There's no place like home?" And that's what we're all praying for! We'd like to extend a very special "Thank You," to the compassionate hearts at Mike Linnig's Restaurant. You fed Scrappy's tummy as well as his soul. He will never forget you and neither will we! We know there are strangers we may never name or know but we also appreciate your caring compassion. And last we'd like to express our deep appreciation to a woman we fondly refer to as "The Angel of Lost and Found." Rita, you made this ending possible along with countless happy endings and reunions between owners and their beloved pets. And tomorrow we know you'll start all over again.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Stevie .
 . Stevie .  . Stevie .  . Stevie .  . Stevie .  . Stevie .  . Stevie .
  • Weimaraner
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
NAME: Stevie BREED: Weimaraner X GENDER: Female AGE: Approximately 1 year old WEIGHT: 60 pounds LOVES TO PLAY LOVES TO GO FOR WALKS NEEDS SECURED VISIBLE FENCED-IN YARD WOULD BE GREAT WITH PLAYFUL SWEET COMPANION LOUISVILLE LOCAL ADOPTIONS ADOPTION FEE: $200.00 + $12.00 sales tax "Walking on Sunshine"....That is Stevie every day of the week! Stevie wakes up every morning ready for a hike, run, or a walk. She is definitely a morning dog. Stevie is a Weimaraner mix with all the wonderful personality traits of a Weimar: Athletic, Energetic, and Affectionate. Stevie needs a routine with plenty of exercise. After a sun-shiny day Stevie is quite the snuggler, ready to soak up affection watching T.V. or a movie. Stevie is fine with cats and a dog for a playmate (or to sleep with, as you can see in her photo). She is also good with children, but preferably older than 10 as her high energy and eagerness to love could cause her to accidentally knock down a young child. She is housetrained and crate trained, and loves to go for rides in the car. Stevie is very smart and active requiring leadership from her human. She is a great dog looking for a wonderful family to be a part of and love. c.c.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Sugar & Spice .
 . Sugar & Spice .  . Sugar & Spice .  . Sugar & Spice .  . Sugar & Spice .  . Sugar & Spice .
  • Shih Tzu
SUGAR AND SPICE and EVERYTHING NICE (Little boys are made of this, too!) BONDED PAIR NAME: Sugar BREED: Cockerchon (Cocker Spaniel/Bichon) GENDER: Male AGE: 9 years old DOB: 5/16/09 WEIGHT: 27 pounds NAME: Spice BREED: Shichon (Shih-Tzu/Bischon) GENDER: Male AGE: 9 years old DOB: 7/1/09 WEIGHT: LOCAL LOUISVILLE AREA ADOPTIONS ONLY AN ABOVE-GROUND, VISIBLE FENCE REQUIRED ADOPTION FEE: $305.00 + $18.30 sales tax Sugar is a very lovable lap dog. Rubbing his belly puts him in ecstasy! He loves short walks and just laying around the house. He is a designer breed. He also adores his half-brother, Spice, and you rarely see one without the other. Spice is another designer breed, frequently referred to as a “Shih-Tzu Teddy Bear.” He was born in Corydon, Indiana. He is a very sweet soul with the intelligence of a little Einstein. He loves to communicate. He also loves to cuddle and will make baby sounds when you hold him close and hug him. He looks up to his half-brother, Sugar, and they are inseparable! Sugar and Spice have been together all their lives. They want you to know how bonded they are, how much they love each other, and that they would really, really, really like to go to their new forever home together. Are your home and your heart big enough for these two sweet, charming little boys? If they are, please go to the drop-down menu on the “adoption” tab on our website and follow the instructions to download and submit your application. Once we receive your application, one of our volunteers will be in touch with you. All Shamrock dogs have been vetted, are up-to-date on immunizations and rabies shots, have had a heartworm and fecal check, and have been microchipped. p.f.
Adult, Male, Small