If you are interested in adopting a dog from Shamrock, download and complete our Dog Adoption Application. You will need to Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and submit the application.
Instructions for Submitting an Application:
- 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.
- 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.
- Simply send the completed “save as” file to us at email@example.com 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).
- Once we receive your application, we will send you a note to verify we got it. If you don’t hear from us after three to four days, please resubmit it and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment to an email.
EXAMPLE for SUBJECT LINE:
- JOHN DOE application for FIDO
- JANE DOE application for GIZMO and SKEETER
Ace Miniature Black Poodle Approximately 12 pounds Approximately 18 months to 2 Years Male Loves Other Dogs Would like another equal size sweet dog in home Good with Older Children Local Louisville, Kentucky Adoptions Only Above Ground Visible Fence (Loves to play and run) Adoption Fee: $250.00 plus 6% Sales Tax Includes: Neuter/Microchip/Dhpp/Rabies/Neuter/Fecal/Heartworm Test Ace- Ace is truly an Angel sent. He is the sweetest boy ever who has had a very rough start of life. Ace had sadly been abused in the beginning of his life. Perhaps by a female as Ace warms up to men a little quicker. However Ace's foster parent is a loving, patient and caring female and ACE learned to trust and has surely warmed up to her. Ace loves to lay on top of the couch or in your lap. He’s a very quiet and well mannered boy. Doesn’t bark and is house trained and uses pee pads in case of accidents. Ace will ring your bells on your door if you have doggie bells. He is fine with dogs and cats. Ace has a very low play drive. He needs someone who will have the patience for him to warm up to you. Once he warms up he is the sweetest little guy. No mean bone in his body. Ace has really enjoyed the other dogs in the home and we would thrive with another equal size sweet companion pet. We'd love for him to have another sweet equal size dog in home. His love for you will never diminish. To inquire to adopt Ace write to email@example.com View full description »
NAME: ACE BREED: Blue Amstaff GENDER: Male, neutered DOB/AGE: 2019, 3 years old WEIGHT: 34# COLOR: Blue HOUSEBROKEN: Yes GOOD WITH DOGS but we want Ace to be the only furbaby. NO CATS GOOD WITH OLDER CHILDREN VISIBLE ABOVE-GROUND FENCE REQUIRED LOCAL LOUISVILLE AREA ADOPTIONS ADOPTION FEE: $150 + 6% Sales Tax DESCRIPTION: ACE is up for adoption--who would have thunk!! ACE is a dog anyone looking for a true canine companion could hope for. ACE is the best lap dog ever--sitting beside you giving comfort and warmth. ACE loves to be loved on--he is an affectionate dog who loves to cuddle. ACE has been to training. He loves walks and his training paid off--you will enjoy the exercise--Never Walk Alone Again!! ACE knows "Sit, Down, Stay," and does well overall. He is a great learner. ACE will do fine with older children. ACE deserves to be the only furbaby. He has been through a lot, been a good boy through it all, and would soak up being the center of attention!! Won't you invite ACE to share your life?!?! cc: 10/10/2022 View full description »
Bonnie Golden Lab Approximately 3 and a half Years Old 55 Pounds Very sweet Disposition NEEDS A COMPANION DOG IN HOME Good with Other Dogs/Great with Fosters dogs Good with children/Cats Would be great with someone who is home more Above Ground Visible Fence Local Louisville, Kentucky Adoptions $150.00 plus 6% Sales Tax Bonnie is a sweet 3 and a half year old female Labrador who has been through a lot and is looking for her Furrver home. Bonnie is an old soul and would be a great family dog. Bonnie has shown no signs of aggression to anyone or anything. She does like to talk to you and will alert when someone she doesn't know is near. She has been around kids from toddler and up and really shows no interest. She would love to have a dog friend or two, but she does prefer a male companion dog to a female. She doesn't mind cats and has lived peacefully the last year with a feline buddy. Overall, Bonnie wants to be loved on and deserves to have a loving family to give her lots of love and treats. She spent most of her life on a chain with only love from her litters, briefly. Bonnie is ready to be a great member to your family or your perfect better half. Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org View full description »
Buddy Long Haired Jack Russell Terrier Approximately 4-5 years Old Approximately 35 pounds (Does live with another Dog Mae 3 yrs. (Pictured) who also needs a home if interested) Loving with human family and strangers when they take time to meet him Housebroken Adoption Fee: T.B.D. Above Ground Fence Required Local Louisville Adoptions Does need continued socialization when meeting strangers Buddy is a beautiful Terrier boy. When we googled to find his likeness we came up with a Long Haired Jack Russell. We're not 100% but we do know he is incredibly handsome! Buddy has been living with Mae who he adores. If someone might be interested in adopting them as a pair we know they are fabulous buddies and have been great company with each other. Buddy would do best with someone who is home more and does not have children. Life circumstances have sadly caused Buddy to need a new home. If you're interested in learning more about Buddy please write to us at email@example.com View full description »
CeCe Female Patterdale Terrier 14 Pounds Year and a half Above Ground Visible Fence Required Louisville Adoptions $225.00 plus 6% Sales Tax (Includes Microchip/spay/DHPP/Rabies/Heartworm Test/Fecal/Worming Older Children Best CeCe is our Miracle Dog and a true testament to a huge soul in a tiny body who fought to live and the heroes who fought to save her. From leaving the shelter to being transported to the Doctors who would save her life, this little girl collected compassionate hearts along the way. And in that critical time Cece needed to survive to see her eyes slowly gain that sparkle and gleam; that happy and grateful tail wag well we knew we were witnessing a miraculous healing of soul and body. Now our Cece has a clean bill of health and loving Foster Mom has deemed Cece, Happy, funny, delightful, playful, loving and Cece is ready for that final deserving step in rescue her fur-ever home!? Cece has done fabulous with Foster Mom's big dog; she loves to be cuddled and held and we think she'd thrive with a canine buddy and someone who is home more. The odds seemed against Cece but we can bet if YOU adopt this amazing girl the rewards will last a lifetime! Inquiries: write to firstname.lastname@example.org View full description »
Ford Pekinese Mix/Male 13 Months 12 pounds Local Louisville, Kentucky Adoptions $250.00 plus 6% Sales Tax Includes: Alter/Microchip/DHPP/Rabies/Heartworm Test/Fecal/Worming Above Ground Visible Fence Required Local Louisville Adoptions Only Looking for a great companion? Look no further! Meet little Ford!! Ford is a Pekinese mix and weighs 12 pounds. He's such a doll baby; incredibly sweet and loves other dogs. Ford would do very well with another sweet equal size dog in the home and slightly older children. Ford is darling little boy who had a rough and unfair start in life. He just soaks up the love like like sunshine. Little Ford just wants to be loved. We think little Ford is a Model T - T for Terrific!! email@example.com View full description »
Ginger and Copper Very Bonded Pair Above Ground Visible Fence Required Local Louisville, Ky Adoptions Only We'd like them to be adopted together!! Adoption Fee T.B.D. NAME: GINGER BREED: Heeler Mix /Female/Spayed DOB/AGE: 4 Years Old WEIGHT: 60# COLOR: White/Tan HOUSEBROKEN: GOOD WITH DOGS but would love all your attention Okay with CATS once she gets used to them GOOD WITH CHILDREN Ginger wants all the attention and cuddles - and you can especially win her over with belly rubs. She likes to play with other dogs, but needs to know she is the apple of your eye and that you are going to keep her safe. This is the most loyal and loving dog there is. She has had a ruff past and really needs time to trust you, but once she does she will be hopelessly devoted to you. Ginger can be playful - and especially loves to play in the snow. She knows commands like "sit" and "go lay down" when she goes into her crate at night. She is very protective of the people she loves. Ginger is potty trained and crate trained. She is microchipped. NAME: COPPER Beagle Male, neutered DOB/AGE: 2019, 3 years old (born in the Summer 2019) 25# COLOR: Black/White/Tan Good with Dogs/No cats/Good with Children GOOD WITH DOGS Housebroken/Does Need Routine Consistency "Copper loves to play fetch and enjoys walks on a loose leash. Copper can be shy when you first meet him, but he is easily won over with anything that smells like bacon. He knows the command "sit" and is crate trained. Copper is usually excited to explore. He will surely keep your yard cleared of any squirrel, bunnies, moles, or chipmunks and Copper is happy to alert you if he finds any other furry friends. When he is done exploring and getting his energy out, Copper is generally the most laid back guy who enjoys a good scratch." cc: 1/17/2023 View full description »
Carmelita Carmella Hazel Pomsky Mix 6 Months Old Female 20 Pounds Above Ground Visible Fence Needed Adoption Fee $225.00 plus 6% sales tax Includes: Microchip/Heartworm Test/DHPP/Rabies/Fecal/Worming/spay/neuter Louisville Adoptions Only We do not do out of State Adoptions Hazel is a spirited young pup. She loves to cuddle . Puts her head on your shoulder and makes cute little sounds of content. Hazel loves her toys. She plays fetch although sometimes she tries to play keep away. Hazel still has a lot of puppy in her and can demonstrate excitable play. So Hazel would do best in a home with bigger dogs and no small children. She’s a pure mix ….dad was Pomsky at 18 pounds mom was a Golden Doodle at 40 pounds. Hazel is crate trained. Hazel would do best with someone is home more. she really languishes with being with human family. She's done great with housetraining and has been doing good on a leash. If those ocean blue eyes seem to be calling for you perhaps darling Hazel could be your cherished forever family member. To learn more about adopting Hazel write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Associated Volunteer: Carmi View full description »
Hershey 7 Months old Cane Corso/Australian Shepherd Mix Male Local Louisville, Kentucky Adoptions Above Ground Visible Fence Adoption Fee: $225.00 plus 6% Sales Tax (Our dogs are Microchipped/Spayed/Neutered/DHPP/Rabies/Fecal Good with Slightly Older Kids We bet you can't look at this baby without going ...."Awww...." That's the response Hershey gets every single time! Hershey and Lolli (Siblings) came from a shelter. We know the shelters are overrun and Shamrock was contacted to intervene. Those poor little kiddos were clearly frightened and hungry! Within days of good groceries; tons of love and reassurance well the transformation lifts up our hearts! And every day it just gets better and better! The foster family is pouring out love and Hershey and Lolli are giving it right back!! Hershey would do well with someone who is home more. Hershey loves kids; other dogs. At 7 Months old we know Hershey has a way to go with so many special milestones for his new family to share. We can't predict but we are pretty sure with his two breeds it's possible this tiny baby will grow up to be at least medium to large. Puppies are an amazing treasure for sure but to have the very best experience and outcome we encourage interactive positive puppy training. Inquiries to adopt: email@example.com cc: 04/05/2023 View full description »
HITCH MALE PUPPY APROX 5 months old 20 POUNDS SWEET QUIET INTELLIGENT ABOVE GROUND FENCE REQUIRED GOOD WITH OTHER SWEET DOGS/CATS/CHILDREN OVER 5 LOCAL LOUISVILLE ADOPTIONS ADOPTIONS FEE: $200.00 Hitch your Heart to Hitch!! Hitch is a darling little boy. He is quiet; intelligent; fun and loving. We're not quite certain of his breed but we do know he is just the best of everything! Hitch has been living with other dogs and kitties and he's done so well. He's a real gentleman; well behaved but of course we always suggest folks continue with positive puppy training. We feel the sky is the limit for Hitch and with continued love and patience well he's already the best boy ever but we know this sensitive kind soul will continue to blossom with love. Hitch would do best with a family who is home more; likes to be interactive and eager to work with those puppy bursts exploring; energy; puppy that typical puppy inquisitive nature. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org cc: 12/12/022 View full description »
Honey Shar Pei Mix Female Approximately 63 pounds Approximately 5 years old Needs Above Ground fenced in Yard Local Louisville Adoptions Adoption Fee: T.B.D. Gentle, Kind, Sweet Honey is Shar Pei mix approximately 5 years old and 63 pounds. She is well behaved and very mellow in the house. Honey can be a bit timid at first but once she warms up to you her loving cuddling goofy personality will come out. She loves to snuggle and have belly rubs while watching TV or just lying in her favorite spot chewing on her toy. She also has great house manners, takes treats gently, is house trained, and will tell you when she needs to go out. Honey really enjoys going for walks and exploring her surroundings or just lying in the yard watching the world go by. Do not get me wrong, she does love to play too. Honey would do best in a home with a fenced in yard so she can get fresh air and the exercise she needs on days walks aren’t possible. Honey is up to date on all shots and maintains negative heartworm status. Inquiries to adopt write to email@example.com View full description »
Lulu Husky/Shephard Mix (Could be Carolina Dog) Femalei/9 Years Young 40 Pounds Above Ground Visible Fence Required Housetrained Sweetest Dog Adoption Fee: $150.00 plus 6% Sales Tax Includes: Spay/Neuter/Microchip/DHPP/Rabies/Heartworm Test/fecal Local Louisville Adoptions Our Foster Mom Terri has taken in and fostered many babies and she's fallen in love with every single one of them. But Terri did say that Lulu is one of the kindest, sweetest, quiet, babies she has ever taken in. Lulu is a doll. baby. As Terri says she is "PURRFECT!" We'd like to see Lulu go with someone who is home more and another sweet dog in the home would be great as she has done very well with the other dogs in the home. She's is bursting with love and soaks up love like the sun. Lulu loves her toys; sleep in her own bed; no need to crate; not one accident. LuLu will be the most devoted loving companion ever. She just wants to hang out with her human. Foster Mom says, when it's "Time to go to bed," Lulu gets a toy and takes it with her. Her night time ritual. If you want gentle kisses and someone to love on that what Lulu wants too. To learn more about adopting Lulu write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org cc View full description »
Myles 6 months 7 Pounds Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix Adoption fee $250 + 6% Ky sales tax Includes: Alter/MIcrochip/Heartworm Test/DHPP/Rabies/Fecal/Worming Local Louisville, Kentucky Adoptions Above Ground Fence Required Myles is another one of our Miracle babies! At pretty much a baby himself tiny Myles suffered two fractured legs and a broken elbow. The recovery was long and it was hard on his loving Foster Mama and Foster Dad to see little Myles so helpless. He was so dependent on their round the clock care. They devoted so much time, much careful monitoring; tons of love and constant loving words and touches; reassuring Myles that everything was going to be just fine! And it worked...Myles is running, smiling and loving life!! We don't want to forget giving special thanks to Myles foster family furry siblings. It's as if they knew Myles needed extra patience and TLC and they've been the best brothers and sister dogs you can imagine. Myles is a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. He would do fabulous with another sweet dog in the home and someone who was home more. He loves knowing his humans are near. Myles has an amazing fighter spirit. He will light up your life as well as your heart. Inquiries: write to email@example.com View full description »
NAME: Mystic BREED: Chihuahua GENDER: Male, neutered AGE: 3 Years Old WEIGHT: 10.5 Pounds Extremely Affectionate Needs to be Only Dog Children over 15 Above ground Privacy fence (Preferably Private -He is a climber) Local Louisville, Ky Adoptions Only Adoption Fee: $150.00 plus 6% Sales Tax "EVERYONE NEEDS A LITTLE MYSTIC IN THEIR LIFE!" What weighs less than most purses? Can fit into small places quietly and un-noticed. Looks at you every single day as if it's the first time and makes you feel that you are the most wonderful most gorgeous human being (even when your hair sticks up straight up on your head. It's little Mystic!! There truly is something very mystical and magical about this 10 pound 3 year old kiddo. Maybe it's the way he sits next to you (Straight up) on the couch so he can look you straight in the eye. Or the way he seems to have the most focused "I'm looking into your soul," expression or that intense stare when you're watching television and not quite paying attention to him... "Truth is Mystic is happy and content to be anywhere his human is. He's been known to sleep on a shoulder; in the nook of an arm; under the covers; if there's a space to cuddle? Trust us he's going to find it!! And if it that spot happens to be on you? Well all for the better! Mystic has been with a most amazing foster family (Thank you Angela and family) and he's been adored. Their love and patience has paid off in a most secure and loving and very fun and funny boy! Mystic would do well with another sweet dog. If children; older. This little "Houdini" can run and he can climb and and we know he can get into and under tiny spaces so a very secure above ground privacy fence is a must. But honestly above anything a loving, nurturing home where Mystic can continue to flourish is what we pray for. If you have come to the point in your life where you can fit a tiny Mystic into your heart and into your life we'd love to talk to you! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Local Louisville Adoptions cc: 11/09/2022 View full description »
Penny Beagle Female 15 Pounds Approximately 2 Years Old Above Ground Fence Required Needs another sweet dog in home Adoption Fee: $200.00 Includes Microchip/Alter/DHPP/Rabies/Fecal/worming/Heartworm Test Penny for your thoughts ? Penny is ready for her forever loving home! Penny is a very sweet energetic petite Beagle. Penny has boundless love and she has plenty to spread to a loving family.. We would love for Penny to have at least one canine companion in the home. Penny is very playful and really wants to instigate play with Foster Mom's dogs. Penny needs an above ground visible fence. Beagles are known to lead by scent and the nose knows where there might be an opening. Penny would benefit by someone who is interactive and going for walks would be a plus. Penny is gentle and would be good with children over 6 and someone who is home more. If you've been thinking about adopting a new family member and providing a loving forever home this cuddly 15 pound sweetheart has also been thinking about you!! cc: 03/23/2023 View full description »
PIPER LAB MIX FEMALE APPROX 2-3 YRS OLD APPROX 65 POUNDS NEEDS ANOTHER SWEET DOG IN HOME GOOD WITH OLDER CHILDREN NEEDS ABOVE-GROUND FENCED-IN YARD LOCAL LOUISVILLE, KY ADOPTIONS* ADOPTION FEE: $200.00 plus 6% Sales Tax Piper has an amazing spirit and Piper is a survivor. When Piper first came to us she had been injured and her care and after care was very lengthy. Piper was timid and frightened. She had not been taken care of until she ended up with an incredibly loving family. With great love, patience and time Piper has not just blossomed, Piper has bloomed into an amazing girl. She has worked herself into her loving foster family's heart and to see Piper thrive and come into her own with a most loving spirit has been a beautiful journey. Piper is a gentle soul. She would thrive with someone who was home more. We'd like to Piper to have another sweet dog in the home as she longs for that interaction. That being said this sweetheart has so much love to give she'll always make room in her heart for family and friends. Piper can spot a loving human a mile away -she knows the difference. Want a difference in your life...Piper could be that special one! If you are interested in adding Piper to your family, visit our website at shamrockpets.com, click on the ADOPTIONS tab, and follow the directions to download and submit your adoption application. All Shamrock dogs have been vetted, microchipped, heartworm tested, and are up to date on all immunizations and rabies shots. *Shamrock is a rescue organization in Louisville, KY. We do not do long-distance placements. / / / / / cc: 02/11/2022 View full description »
Shadow German Shepherd 1.5 years old 65 lbs Male Housebroken/Crate Trained/No cats Above Ground Fence Required Louisville/Southern Indiana Adoptions Adoption Fee $250 plus 6% Sales Tax (Includes Heartworm Test/Spay/Neuter/DHPP/Rabies/Fecal/Microchip We can not say enough wonderful things about suave; debonair, handsome; funny and devoted Shadow!! Well...we actually can. Shadow is a lovely; sweet affectionate, funny very interactive boy. Shadow loves his toys, loves to play; loves to run and enjoys taking walks. Shadow likes to see what's going on out in the world and we kind of think he secretly also likes to be seen. Shadow smiles inside when folks take a second look or mention how striking he is! While Shadow wants to be right in the middle of family activity he also has an innate desire to alert and protect his family. If Shadow senses something is off, he will literally wrap himself half round his human family. Just one more way Shadow displays his love and devotion to his humans. Shadow is a bit more cautious with men but generally a treat and a pat on the head helps reassure Shadow. Shadow gets a bit nervous with men who wear hats but that's an easy fix too. If you're looking for a forever family member, a best friend whose devotion has no limits Shadow will be another addition. You won't need to look for for this baby...Yep he really will become YOUR "Shadow." View full description »
Tilly 7 Months Blue Heeler Spay/Vaccines/Chip Adoption Fee: 200.00 Includes Spay/Microchip/DHPP/Rabies/Heartworm Test/fecal/Worming Local Louisville Adoptions Above Ground Fence Required Good with cats, dogs/children Meet Tilly- the adorable 7 month old Blue Heeler puppy is searching for her forever home! Tilly is a 24lb bundle of joy and her blue heeler heritage shines through in her intelligence, loyalty and zest for life. She is a social butterfly and playful pup who does great with all dogs, cats and kids. Fabulous with foster's Great Dane! Whether its playtime, cuddles or exploring the great outdoors, Tilly is ready to play and make new friends. Tilly is amazingly smart! She knows her name and is excelling in recall training. Tilly already knows basic commands; sit, stay, etc. Doing great with leash and pacing with her trainer. She could be a great candidate for agility or field work. Tilly is an eager learner. We want to add that Tilly is also an extremely affectionate dog. Tilly will stand up and give grateful paws around you hugs. Tilly is a beautiful girl with a soul to match. If you are looking for a forever companion to bring love, joy and endless tag wags, we guarantee she will "Fetch," all that and more! Interested? Write to us at email@example.com View full description »