Long-Stay VIP Champions Program finding homes for dogs in shelter the longest

October 25, 2018

Adopt a qualifying Champion and receive a VIP package worth more than $500 dollars in savings

VIP Status Poster thumbnail imageLouisville Metro Animal Services has the launched the Long-Stay VIP Champions  program, which promotes adoptable dogs that have been in the shelter more than 60 days, by offering adopters a VIP package worth more than $500 in savings. The Long-Stay VIP Champions program was created to encourage people to adopt one of the more than 30 dogs that have been overlooked for months, yet remain undaunted by shelter life. So far, the program has found homes for 10 Champions.

“We want to give every adoptable dog the best chance of making it out of the shelter,” said Ozzy Gibson, LMAS shelter director. “Adoption fees have already been waived for our Long-Stay Champions. The VIP package is further incentive for potential adopters to consider giving a one of these awesome dogs a permanent home.”

Anyone who adopts a Long-Stay Champion will receive for free:

  • Wellness checks for 3 years
  • Vaccinations for 3 years
  • Canine license (3-year)
  • Collar, leash & harness
  • Large crate

*Adopters will also be entered in a drawing to win $500

Adoption fees are waived for approved applicants thanks to the non-profit Friends of Metro Animal Services and the Pay It Forward Free Adoptions Program. Each dog is spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.  

Visit the LMAS Shelter (3705 Manslick Rd.) to meet our Champion dogs still waiting for forever homes. The shelter is open Monday-Friday 12-6pm, and Saturdays 11am-2pm.

Some Champions are currently in foster homes and potential adopters must have an appointment to meet them. To schedule an appointment or for more information about a specific Long-Stay Champion, contact LMAS Adoption Coordinators: Michelle.Mayer@louisvilleky.gov or Kimberly.Corder@louisville ky.gov, or call 502-473-PETS.

Apply online to adopt a Long-Stay Champion. Click here.


Long-Stay Champions

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*In Foster, Schedule meet & greet


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