We are more than a shelter. We are dedicated to saving lives through Adoption & Rescue.

The Friends of the Simpson County Animal Shelter thanks you for your support in our mission of taking care of all the animals who find themselves in our care.


The Friends of The Shelter reviews each application for our shelter pets with the goal of selecting the best adopter for each individual animal. How do the individuals interact with the dogs, how do the dogs interact with them? Often, animals will choose their human. Those are true love connections that will last a lifetime.

The first part of the adoption process is coming to visit the shelter and interacting with the dogs. If you have pets and/or children, bring them with you. When adding to the family, it is important that the new pet is a good fit with everyone. We want adoptions to be lasting with lots of love and joy. If there is a love connection, then the next step is filling out an application and an adoption agreement. You can do that at the shelter on the day of your visit. If you are renting, it will speed up the process if you have pre-approval from your landlord to have a pet. Once a selection is made, you will be contacted, given the good news and a time set up for you to take your new family member home.

Download our Adoption Application & Agreement


Not everyone can adopt, but that is not the only way you can help our shelter pets. We are fortunate to be able to work with the Fix Foundation in vetting all of our shelter dogs so that when adopted, they go home spayed /neutered, heartworm tested, receive DA2PPV and Rabies vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped and started on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. The adoption fee of $95 is primarily the cost of their vetting. If a dog is sponsored, the adoption fee is $50.

The Fix Foundation works with us with all of our shelter cats through their Simply Cats program. The cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and started on flea & tick preventative. The cats are then transported to a Petco habitat where they are adopted. Sometimes, we will have a shelter cat that we don’t think will do well in the Petco habitat environment so they are directly adopted through the shelter.

You can sponsor one of our shelter animals for $45.00, which pays a portion of their adoption fee. Message us on our Facebook page to let us know you are interested in sponsoring, You can write a check payable to “Friends of the Shelter” and drop it off to us here at the shelter (you can also drop off Cash) or mail it to us: P. O. Box 910, Franklin, KY 42135 or you can send $47 to us via PayPal @ friendsofshelter@yahoo.com.


Often, our shelter dogs need additional medical care. such as antibiotics to treat an infection, treatment for mange, heartworm treatment, x-rays, or even an amputation. We don’t have funds for this type of medical care and are dependent on donations. From time to time, we will make a special request on behalf of a specific dog on our Facebook page. We are able to provide this additional care due to generous support of individuals in and outside of our community. If you’d like to make a donation to our medical care fund, that would be greatly appreciated.

You can write a check payable to “Friends of the Shelter” and drop it off to us here at the shelter (you can also drop off Cash) or mail it to us: P. O. Box 910, Franklin, KY 42135 or you can use PayPal @ friendsofshelter@yahoo.com.

See Our Adoptable Pets

Simpson County Animal Shelter

2194 Kenneth Utley Drive |Franklin, KY 42134

Open for Visitors and Meet & Greets: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

(270) 586-3125