Adoption Special

Back to School BOGO!   

Celebrate the season with our Back to School BOGO special! All cat and kitten adoptions are two for one through August 31st with an approved adoption application.  Click here to see all of our adoptable pets. 



Offsite Adoption Event at the Bluegrass Barkery! Saturday, August 23rd, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Tiverton Location. Join us for an afternoon at the Barkery where you can browse the store and visit with adoptable pets. Free to attend.  

Offsite Adoption Event at John's Run/Walk Shop! Saturday, August 30th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Ashland Avenue location. Shop all your running and walking needs while visiting with adoptable pets. Free to attend.  

Pet Care Pro Workshop is September 13th!  Our Pet Care Pro Workshops are a day of educational fun for the pet-loving youngster in your life! Kids age 9-12 spend a Saturday at the Adoption Centerfrom 10 am to 2:30 pm learning about responsible pet care. The workshop is $5 per child and space is limited. Email Education Coordinator Jennifer Rapchak to sign up!

Another successful Freedom Fest! 
Thank you to all our guests, volunteers, sponsors and in-kind donors who helped make the 15th Annual Freedom Fest presented by Quantrell Subaru a success!  Click here to see pictures from the event.

If you lost a pair of prescription sunglasses at the event, click here.

The Love of Max Project benefits the CHAMPS Emergency Medical Fund.  Make a $100 or more donation and receive your pet's personalized portrait,  16x20' hand painted  black and white on canvas. 
Click here for more information

Help us help the animalsWe are in dire need of a newer and safer vehicle to get our pets, people, and equipment where we need to go. Your donation is tax deductible and will help us care for the animals in need. Click here to donate.

5th Annual Woodford Wag was a huge successThank you to all our sponsors, in-kind donors and participants for making the event a success! Click here to see race results and photos from the event.   

Iron Horse Half Marathon. Midway, Ky. October 12, 2014. Presented by John's Run/Walk Shop and Saul Good Restaurant. Partial proceeds benefit the animals. Click here for more information about the event.  

Click here to see pictures from the 2013 Iron Horse Half Marathon!  



  • To learn more about other events and offsite adoptions, please visit our Events Calendar

  • To see photos of these and other events, please visit our Photo Album 




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Mailing Address: PO Box 44, Versailles, KY 40383

Physical Address: 265 Thomas Lane, Versailles, KY

Phone 859.873.5491 fax 859.873.0301 email

Hours: we open at noon daily til 6 pm Monday-Friday, til 5 pm Saturday-Sunday

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Our mission is to promote the wellbeing of animals through SAVE: 
Spay/Neuter, Adopt, Volunteer and Educate.

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Pet of the Week


Darling Taylor arrived feeling slightly overwhelmed, and who can blame her with 7 puppies (the T litter) in tow! Cute Taylor with her tan/black marking, slender frame, and her dainty feet is one graceful terrier mama. While she loves her pups, we're sure that she can't wait until her little ones are fully weaned and she can finally fully relax and enjoy some mommy quiet time. Is your home the perfect place for Taylor to enjoy the fixed and fabulous lifestyle? Come meet her at our Adoption Center today! Call 859.873.5491 to find out more about her. 

Click here to see all of our wonderful adoptable pets!



Bone Appetit Day 2013

video by Richard Labunski

Our Four Main Events

video by Richard Labunski

Adopted Holly visits WHS
video by Richard Labunski

Freedom Fest 2011

video by Richard Labunski