Greater Cincinnati Shelters Host Pet Adoption Specials

Cincinnati Animal CARE is hosting a name-your-price adoption special until Oct. 15, while Kenton County Animal Services will waive adoption fees Oct. 5-8.

click to enlarge Cincinnati Animal CARE is hosting a name-your-price adoption special until Oct. 15. - Photo: Provided by Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Provided by Cincinnati Animal CARE
Cincinnati Animal CARE is hosting a name-your-price adoption special until Oct. 15.

If you’re looking for a new furry best friend, some Greater Cincinnati animal shelters have special adoption fees this month.

Hamilton County’s shelter, Cincinnati Animal CARE (CAC), is partnering with the BISSELL Pet Foundation for its Fall National “Empty the Shelters” campaign. From now until Oct. 15, Animal CARE will offer name-your-price fees for animals 6 months or older at all three of its facilities

“We’re thrilled to once again take part in BISSELL’s Empty the Shelters event,” Ray Anderson, community engagement manager for CAC, said in a press release. “These events always fire up our community and with Name Your Price adoption fees, it adds an extra layer of fun to the festivities. We want to literally Empty this Shelter!”

CAC has two adoption facilities in Northside at 3949 Colerain Ave. and 4210 Dane Ave., which are open 1-6 p.m. daily, as well as a pet adoption center at 3262 Highland Ave. in Pleasant Ridge, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

You can see adoptable pets at

Kenton County Animal Services (KCAS) is also hosting an adoption special this week. It comes as the shelter’s intake levels have surged and have risen to a “code red” occupancy. Year-over-year, KCAS’ occupancy jumped 23% and they’ve accepted more than 950 dogs this year alone.

From Oct. 5-8, KCAS will waive all adoption fees. Shelter staff will still conduct their standard screening and adopter evaluations to ensure animals are going to the best homes, and adoptions are first come, first serve.

“We hope by lowering the cost barriers to dog adoptions, we can place as many of our animals into loving homes as possible,” KCAS director Kelsey Maccombs said in a press release.

Adoptions are usually $125, with animals receiving a first round of vaccinations, a flea and tick preventative, dewormer, a microchip registered to the new adopter and spay or neuter surgery.

KCAS is located at 1020 Mary Laidley Drive in Covington. You can see their adoptable pets here.

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