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FAQ + Helpful Links

Q: I found a stray animal and I don’t know what to do with it.

A: Strays need to be taken to local animal shelters to be put on stray hold. Owners may be looking for them. You can also take a stray to a local vet to be scanned for a microchip.
What To Do When You Found a Stray Pet.

Q: Where can I spay/neuter my animal at a low cost?

A: Tyson’s Chance currently offers spay/neuter services and routine medical care to pets of low income families and those in need of assistance. Please contact us for more information at tysonschance@gmail.com.
A2: Kentucky Humane Society’s “SNIP CLINIC” offers low cost spay and neuter as well as low cost rabies and micro-chipping.
A3: Paula Sparrow of “Creature Comforts” has complied a list of low-cost spay/neuter clinics.

Q: Can you take my dog?

A: Unfortunately, the answer to this more often than not is no. Due to space, funds, and our program busting at the seams we cannot take in every owner surrender.

We can help you with food, training, and basic care. Contact us tysonschance@gmail.com

If you will allow the dog to stay in your care, we can help network for you. Provide a bio, a few photos, and contact information. We can share the dog/s as many times as you request. Please email bios and photos to tysonschance@gmail.com
*We will only share owner surrenders that are spayed/neutered.*

Shelburne Pet Center offers Rescue Boarding for $10/night. You will provide all vet care and are responsible for networking and finding the dog a fur-ever family. Shelburne Pet Center will provide socialization, food, and love until the dog or dogs find a home.

Q: I am considering giving up my dog due to behavioral issues. Can you help?

A. Dogs in shelter environments with behavioral issues are very unlikely to be adopted. With simple, easy to learn training techniques, you may be able to keep your dog.

Training: Ashley Shelburne at Shelburne Pet Center offers many different types of training including on-site and in-home. You can contact Ashley at Shelburne Pet Center, (502) 633-4944).

Slugger City Bully Buddies offer free training to bully breeds and discounted training to other breeds.

We truly hope you choose the best path and look forward to helping you make the decision that is right for your dog.

Training Links, Articles, and Resouces

Make it work. Millions of companion animals are euthanized every year due to space, owner surrenders, and homelessness. If you need help financially supporting the dog, there are avenues we can help you go down. If it is aggression, training and structure are key. If it is simply a lifestyle change (baby, marriage, moving), dogs are adaptable. You would be surprised how easy it is to make it work.

Q: I need to talk to someone right now about my pet. Who can I call?

A: Kentucky Humane Society offers a Free Pet Help Line.

Q: I want to adopt a dog but I don’t know what to expect
OR I just adopted a dog and I’m having some concerns.

A: What to Expect

Q: What do I do if I suspect animals are being neglected or abused?

Contact local animal control and alert them of what you suspect.

Shelby County– (502)633-0009

Jefferson County– (502) 361-1318

Henry/Trimble County– (502)845-8050

Spencer County– (502)477-3332

Oldham County-(502)222-7387

Franklin County– (502)875-8751 After Hours (502)875-8582

Bullitt County– (502)543-8686

Q: Where I can report puppy mills and/or dog fighting?

Report a Puppy Mill
Report Dog Fighting

Q: I live too far away to volunteer, how can I help?

A: You can help by networking animals on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram.
You can share pictures of our dogs with your family, friends, and coworkers.
You can also donate items from our Amazon Wishlist.
Sign up to become a monthly donor through Paypal.

Q: I can’t afford to take in another dog/cat but I want to help. What can I do?

A: FOSTER! You can foster a dog or cat through Tyson’s Chance. We pay for everything. Yes, we supply food, vetting, bedding, crate, toys, etc. Whatever the dogs need, we cover it. If you’re interested in fostering, please email us tysonschance@gmail.com

Q: I want to come help. What do I need to do?

A: Contact us! tysonschance@gmail.com


 Helpful Links

Slugger City Bully Buddies

Derby City Dog Rescue 

East Shelbyville Animal Clinic

Breckenridge Animal Hospital

Kentucky Humane Society

Dr. Sophia Yin

Shelby Co No Kill Mission

No Kill Louisville

Pet Food Bank: Louisville

Shelburne Pet Center

Treats Pet Resort


Shelby Co Humane Society

Barkstown Rd

Louisville Metro Animal Sevices