Barktown Rescue No Kill Shelter and Adoptions is a volunteer based animal rescue
Our mission here at
Barktown Rescue No Kill Shelter and Adoptions, is to find a loving home for all pets in need.
We look forward to the day
when there is a home for every pet.
If you have decided to add a pet to your family, there is a happy, loving animal waiting for their forever home at Barktown Rescue No Kill Shelter and Adoptions. Please consider opening your heart and home to a rescue pet - you will have saved a life and made a lifelong friend!
View our dogs and cats available for adoption.
Make a difference. Donate Today.
View our wish list to see our most needed items.
Find out more about becoming a foster.
Learn about becoming a kennel sponsor.
Become a volunteer.
See our upcoming events.
Learn about boarding services offered at Barktown Rescue.
Barktown Rescue No Kill Shelter and Adoptions was founded in 2009. Seeing a need in their community, two volunteers first got their start working with Nelson County Animal Control to send dogs to rescues all over the country. Even with their best efforts, hundreds of adoptable dogs were being euthanized every year in Nelson County. The two realized the most effective way to make a difference in their community was to start their own rescue, and from there Barktown Rescue was founded in August 2009.
Since then, Barktown Rescue No Kill Shelter and Adoptions has grown from two volunteers to a network of more than 80 fosters and volunteers. We marked a special milestone in May 2019 when the 3500th pet was adopted!
All of our dogs are showered with love while they wait for the right adoptive family to come along. Barktown Rescue No Kill Shelter and Adoption receives no city, state, or federal funding. We are responsible for earning or raising 100 percent of our annual operating budget.
295 PETERSBURG RD
BOSTON, KY 40107
Adoptions are by appointment only once we have an approved application.