Hardin County Animal Control



OFFICE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:00AM-4:30 PM; Sat. 12:00PM-4:00PM
ADOPTABLE PET VIEWING HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 12:00pm-4:00pm

***EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013***
Costs are as follows: Dog adoption $75 and cat adoptions $60. All adoption fees include spay-neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, puppy or kitten vaccinations and deworming, and county license for dogs. If the pet you are adopting is not old enough at time of adoption for these procedures, an approximate date will be given to bring that pet back and no further payment will be necessary.

County License Fee: $12. Available at Hardin County Animal Control, Elizabethtown Animal Hospital, Helmwood Vet Clinic, Radcliff Vet Clinic, North Hardin Vet Clinic, Heartland Vet Clinic, Vine Grove City Hall, and West Point City Hall.  

Kennel Licenses "Only Available at Hardin County Animal Control": $50 for up to 10 dogs, $75 for 11 or more.


Animal Reclaim: 1st time - $35, 2nd time - $60, 3rd time - $100


Click here for adoption application online!

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Buried Treasure
Hardin County Pet protection
326 W. Dixie Hwy.
Elizabethtown, KY.42701
270- 360-9460

Offers spay/neuter assistance to approved low income families. All adopters are urged to spay/neuter their pets.

·  Hardin County Animal Control will assume no responsibility and makes no guarantees on the health, temperament or availability of any animal featured on this site.


Our Vision:

1.     to control and maintain the issue of unwanted, stray, neglected, and abused cats and dogs of Hardin County as humanely as possible

2.     to reunite lost pets with their owners

3.     to place cats and dogs in new caring and responsible homes

4.     to debuke the myth of the "evil" dogcatcher

5.     to educate the community about the necessity of spaying/neutering their pets

Please be aware that the parvo virus in young dogs is very common in our area; even though we vaccinate all our dogs for parvo they may have been in contact with this disease before we vaccinated them. This means your new pup could become sick a few days after you bring it home, so please be aware of the fact that you take a chance when you adopt a pup from our shelter. We take every precaution that we can, but we cannot guarantee the health of any animal at the shelter.

Hardin County Animal Control
116 Nicholas Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Fax: 270-769-1858

Hours Mon.-Fri.9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM Hours for viewing/adopting animals are Mon.-Fri. 12:00pm-4:30pm and Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
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