Habitat for Hounds

Help for the Outside Dog

For some dogs, every night is cold and lonely. While many dogs are fortunate enough to live as family members inside the home, many more are not. Oftentimes, man’s best friend is chained outside for life. Dogs that are kept apart from their family are more likely to become unhappy, anxious and aggressive. National statistics from the Humane Society of the United States tell us a chained, unaltered dog is most likely to bite as its frustration of being trapped in a lonely environment continues to grow.

Give Them Shelter

Lynda Akridge stepped up to this challenge many years ago. She worked with Shamrock to start Habitat for Hounds to help fulfill a need in the local Louisville community. Sadly, Lynda has since stepped down from her position, but Shamrock felt her effort to help these animals and their families was heartfelt. We thank you, Lynda Akridge, for all your hard work over the years. Our volunteers will do our best to keep up with your mission to provide safe housing for these animals.

When Habitat for Hounds volunteers deliver doghouses to needy animals, we talk with pet owners about the importance of spaying and neutering their animals, the benefits of having a healthy and active companion, and the joy of bringing their pets inside to be a healthy part of the family.

Habitat for Hounds, which is an important project of the Shamrock Pet Foundation, is an all-volunteer group that helps dogs who live outside and have inadequate shelter or none at all. We provide new dog houses and deliver them to animals in need throughout the Kentuckiana area.

We invite you to make a tax-deductible donation. Your gift will provide a needy dog with its best chance at having shelter from the elements. You can make your check payable to:

Shamrock Pet Foundation
P.O. Box 24033
Louisville, KY 40224

If you know of a dog who desperately needs shelter or if you would like to donate a doghouse, call us at 585-3220 and leave a message.