Adoption Application

To adopt an animal you must be at least 18 years of age or older and have identification showing your present address. If you rent, you must have consent from your landlord. All references listed on this application must be contacted by our staff in order to process the application. Applications that are incomplete or contain false information will not be accepted. The following information is requested in order to help you select a pet most compatible with your family and lifestyle. Our number one priority is to place a pet in a permanent responsible home. Pets deserve to be a loved and respected addition to your life. The Nelson County Animal Shelter reserves the right to refuse adoption if determined to be in the best interest of the animal and/or the person(s) involved. 

Please complete the application. Fill in the blanks or circle answers. You may fill out either the cat or dog section depending on which animal you wish to adopt. If you would like to adopt both a dog and a cat or are undecided please fill out both sections. 


2391 New Haven Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Adoption Hours

Mon-Fri: 12pm-3pm
Sat by appointment

Animal Control Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Sat: 8am-2pm



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