LMAS Giving Away Free Dog Crate with Every Adoption of Dogs Weighing 40 Pounds or more

January 18, 2022

Adoption promotion seeks to find forever homes for larger dogs that make up the majority population of pets currently in the LMAS Shelter


Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) announces ever adopter of a large-breed dog weighing 40lbs. or more will receive a free dog crate for their new four-legged friend through Feb. 14th, thanks to funding from PetSmart Charities.

“We want to help adopters find their pawfect Valentine. While most adopters are looking for a small breed dog or puppy,” said Ashley Book, LMAS interim shelter director. “they are unaware most pets in our shelter are larger dogs whose size is the reason they haven’t been adopted.”

The first weeks in a new home can be stressful for a rescue dog, who must adjust to new people, a new environment, and a new routine. A crate provides a newly adopted pet a place to retreat, where a pet will feel safe while adjusting to life in their new home. Additional benefits of crates include being a great tool for house-training a puppy or new pet, a place to relax, sleep or nap; and can keep dogs out of mischief, when left unsupervised. Crates are also perfect for travel and trips to the veterinarian office.

“This promotion has been very successful in the past,” said Teeya Barnes, LMAS public information specialist. “Adopters not only recognize the many benefits of dog crates, they appreciate not having to purchase one. That’s an incredible value when combined with free adoptions for approved adopters.”

The Pay It Forward Free Adoptions (PIF) Program allows LMAS to waive adoption fees for adult dogs, 40lbs. or more. The PIF program never expires and has found homes for thousands of larger breed dogs that have entered the shelter since 2017, when the program was launched. Spay-Neuter, microchip, and vaccinations are included with every adoption. The dog crate giveaway ends Feb. 14th or when supplies run out.

LMAS’ Animal House Adoption Center is located at 3516 Newburg Road. Walk-ins are welcome from 12-6 pm daily. Adoption fees are waived, but the review and approval process are not. Jefferson County residents must also purchase a one-year, renewable pet license - a requirement of the Louisville Animal Ordinance.

For more information about PIF adoptions and to view adoptable pets, visit click here.

About LMAS: Louisville Metro Animal Services operates the city’s only open intake shelter, that for the fifth consecutive year, has not euthanized any pets for lack of time or space. The Harshaw Family Foundation Animal Shelter opened in 2020, creating one campus for all metro animal-related services. In addition to animal control, licensing and microchipping, LMAS offers free adoptions for certain shelter pets through the Pay It Forward Program, that is supported by the non-profit Friends of Metro Animal Services and public donations.

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