Help Us Build Them a Better Future
New Scott County Humane Society Adoption Center

Filling Needed Homeless Pet Care Gaps

It is a major part of our mission to take care of our foster animals both physically and mentally. We want to clearly communicate our well-thought-out growth of services plan to you, our community.

The Scott County Humane Society is a nonprofit, donation-funded and volunteer-run supplemental organization that partners with our government-run, tax funded Scott County Animal Care and Control. It is our mission to fill in the gaps needed for homeless animals in Scott County.

It was determined five years ago by Humane Society leadership and our community leadership that the goal of our new Adoption Center will be to provide the following needed aspects of homeless pet care in Scott County:

  • Potential adopter meet-and-greet rooms for dogs, cats, and small animals.
  • Homeless pet temporary holding spaces for new fosters and ill animals needing isolation.
  • Medical Room for storage and administration of vaccines, dewormers, flea/tick preventatives and other treatments by staff and foster parents.
  • Pet food storage and room to welcome our community food bank families.
  • Dog program area to include bays for respite dog care (SCHS dogs overnight in foster homes.), storage for dog foster resources (food, toys, puppy pads), and outdoor dog walk areas.
  • Cat program area to include temporary housing in cages or community cat rooms, storage for cat foster resources (food, litter, kitten supplies), and outdoor catio.
  • Small animal housing room, to include temporary housing in appropriate units by species.
  • Space to welcome our pet-loving community during special adoption events, clinics, educational sessions and adoption hours.
  • Administrative space for storage of records, supplies, event resources, for our paid staff to operate daily care and adoptions.

The Scott County Humane Society new facility has always been referred to as an Adoption Center. This facility is not a full-fledged, long-term shelter. The Scott County Humane Society pulls homeless pets from Scott County Care & Control Shelter, cares for and vets them to good health, and then adopts them out to the best possible home. This will be done with a combination of foster care and the new Adoption Center, based on the individual needs of each foster pet.

Please join us in supporting this much needed space for homeless pets in Scott County!

Scott County Humane Society is a foster-care based, volunteer-led organization with a small staff. While we are prepared to run an Adoption Center during business hours, we currently do not have the staff and funding to provide care to dogs 24/7 unless we continue to utilize foster homes in the evenings.  The Lexington Road property has a conditional usage permit. We can have dogs and cats on property all day. Dogs will not be left overnight. 

The humane overnighting of dogs at a shelter requires care seven days a week, and after business hours. The Scott County Humane Society will not cause undue stress to our dogs. Dogs are proven to thrive in foster care situations, and the combination of our day housing at the Adoption Center and overnight foster homes, is the best possible, most humane combination for our foster dogs. Dogs need consistent access to the outside for potty breaks, human interaction and walks to be a part of their days to keep them healthy and well-balanced mentally.

The Adoption Center will be the perfect supplement to foster care, as dogs can:

·      Come to the Center for the day when staff is on duty.

·      Be handled by volunteers and viewed by potential adopters.

·      Be better evaluated physically and mentally.

·      Receive in-home training so they will be better prepared for a successful adoption.

·      Spend the night in a foster home at the end of the day.

This is the best suited solution for dogs in a long-term temporary housing situation. Their true personalities will come forth. They will thrive and be better prepared for a successful lifelong adoption.

Our long-term goal is to grow in both staffing and funding. When we can and when leadership decides to provide foster dogs overnight stays with 24 x 7 care at the adoption center, we will then make the necessary steps to expand this program. It is in our plans and we continue to grow the dog program and overnight housing options for dogs. These steps will be completed in the best possible way for our foster animals. 

We want to provide the best quality and humane care for our over 1,000 foster pets each year. As Scott County grows, we will do our best to grow with it and continue to improve our proven, life-saving programs on a larger level. This will take logical, well thought-out, best practices and steps. We will only expand programing when we are fully prepared. We appreciate your understanding and support to ensure we grow in a healthy, well-planned way to best care for each homeless pet we help.

Naming Opportunities:

Includes plaque on door of room or bench acknowledging donation, recognition on website and social media, e-newsletter story and invitation to Friends of SCHS Preview Night of new adoption center. 

Adoption Center Name:
Meeting Room:
Medical Room:
$50,000 donation
Cat Meet & Greet Room:
$25,000 each
Cattery Rooms:
(3 rooms available) $15,000 each - SOLD
Dog Holding Rooms:
(4 rooms available) $10,000 each
Small Animal Adoption Room:
(1 available) $10,000
Four Benches:
(2 in dog play area, 1 in outdoor cat area, 1 outside of building) $10,000 each

See donation button below or if you have any questions or would like to meet, contact Board Chair Bethany Giordano at 502-419-3238 or email today!

Donor Recognition Levels:

Grand Champion Donor - $100,000 or more - includes recognition on website, listing on plaque in front lobby, social media post, signage inclusion at preview event, e-newsletter picture with caption. 

Best in Show Donor - $10,000 up to $100,000 - includes recognition on website, social media post, listing in e-newsletter and signage inclusion at preview event. 

Best of Breed Donor - $1,000 up to $10,000 - includes recognition on website and social media post plus invitation to Friends of SCHS Preview Night of new adoption center. 

Premier Donor – $250 up to $999  – includes recognition on website

Brick donations  (includes recognition on website and message on brick):
4”by 8” brick along front sidewalk or to create dog walk path  - $250
8”by 8” brick along front sidewalk or create dog walk path   - $500


Thank You Donors to Scott County Humane Society New Adoption Center as of May, 2022

Grand Champion Donor ($100,000 or more)

Dale & Lois Osier Estate (Adoption Center Naming Rights)

Joni Fowler & Family (Medical Treatment Room sponsor)

Best in Show Donors ($10,000 to $99,000)

Ball Homes, LLC (Dog area seating)

Brenda Moore Estate

Kristen and Timothy Lowry (One cat room)

Marie L. Housie Trust

Mike and Becky Crews (One cat room)

Ann Rodgers Ashley (Dog Adoption Room)

Best of Breed Donors($1,000 to $9,999)

Aubrie Jones

Bob & Pat Schneider

Caitlin Briggs

Carrie Thayer Cardwell and David Cardwell

Community Trust Bank

Connie Morse

Elizabeth Schulman

Elizabeth Trotter

Gregory Giles

Jeania & David Burge

Karen & Danny Strippelhoff

Kathleen & Phil Logsdon Family

Lisa Lucas

MacLellan Integrated Services Inc

Menasha Corporation Foundation

Patricia Tripp

Petco Love Foundation

Sue & Scott Weakley

Carol Weigand


  Click the donation button below to help fund our new adoption center!

If you prefer to write a check please make a note your donation is towards our building fund and mail to Scott Co. Humane Society, PO Box 821, Georgetown, KY 40324

Check out what we have raised so far!!!

 *as of April, 2024* We have received more large donations and will be updating this number in July, 2024 once the new donations are finalized.