We bet you will find the right dog right here! We try really hard to make sure our descriptions are accurate and reflect the type of home each dogs needs. Sometimes, the one that catches your eye will end up being the “one”. Other times, your best future buddy may be one you never imagined! If you are not sure, please apply and let us know what you are looking for so that we can keep an eye out for a good fit.
The application process begins with the online application, then vet and personal references are checked, and lastly, a home visit is complete. During the process, one of our volunteers will reach out to you to set up a meet & greet with the dog(s) you’re interested in adopting. If you have other dogs in your household, we will help you with safely introducing a new dog into your family.
Please note that RESCUEDohio is run 100% by volunteers who have full-time jobs and families, so it can take up to 7 days for the processing of your application.
All of our rescued dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on their vaccinations. We do our best to determine the breed or mix of our dogs by which appear to be physically predominant. However, our foster families get to know the dogs very well and we try to describe each of them as their own, not by their breed label.
- Any Type
- Any Age
- Any Size
- Kid Friendly
- Cat Friendly
- Dog Friendly
- Special Needs
- All Breeds
Diesel is a wonderful and very handsome lab mix. This boy, who is about three years old, is housebroken and amazing with his inside behavior and energy. Anybody who sees Diesel "Go to Bed" instantly falls in love. Diesel, however, is not great with other dogs and therefore needs to be the head dog, aka only dog, in the house. This lovable guy would be a great fit for any family or owner who might have a back yard, as he loves to run around outside and gets overly excited when it's time to do so. If you are looking for an awesome buddy Diesel will happily fulfill that for you. His plusses are greater than his flaws, and if you give him a chance he would love to show you what a wonderful companion he can be! Dieselâs adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Tom was a long-term resident and volunteer favorite of the Franklin County Dog Shelter before coming to RO. He was finally adopted and thought he had found his forever home, but his adopters ended up listing him on CraigsList after their landlord discovered they had a dog. Fortunately, a shelter volunteer recognized Tom and brought him to RO to make sure he gets a great home this time. So, it is no fault of his own that poor Tom is seeking a forever family once again. He is a 2 year old male, good with kids, unsure of cats, and good with other dogs when properly introduced. Tom would love to be he most handsome addition to your family!
Hi! My name is Rocky, my foster mom says I am an underbite. Oops I mean underdog. I had a pretty tough start to life. It seems some humans were not very nice to me. But I have been working through it like a real champ! I have made so much progress with my training and want to continue to learn. I have gotten comfortable with my crate, car rides and even walks in the big city. I really love my people so I am looking for a home with people who like to cuddle! I would be happiest in a realxed home with a fenced in yard or without a fence but a in a quiet neighborhood. Sometimes it takes me a little while to warm up to new people. But the good news is I ALWAYS come around. Other important details about me are that I am lab- terrier mix, under forty-five pounds, and six years young. I am good with other dogs and cats. I like to play with both dogs and humans, but I am an overall low energy pup.
Fry is a very social and outgoing dog who makes friends wherever he goes! He was a staff favorite at Franklin County Shelter before moving in with his foster mom and siblings. These days, he is a perfect gentleman at home and at work (he goes to work with his foster momma!). Fry is very submissive with other dogs, and shows calming signals when approached by more dominate dogs. He is happy go-lucky and does a little dance when he sees his leash before walks. He has done well with strangers, dogs, and cats, as well as kids! He's a little unsure of wood floors and tends to move from rug to rug like the floor is lava! His foster mom loves his gentle disposition and sweet nature and wants him to find a home where he can continue to light up people's lives and get the love and attention he deserves.
Chico is a tiny 7 lbs boy who shows no sign of already being 10 years old. He has very typical chihuahua-mix energy but also loves his downtime in your lap or sunbathing. One parent was a Peke-a-Poo and gave him a beautiful, fringey black and white coat. It's soft and very cuddly! As a typical male chi, he can be protective of his owner and wants to be "in charge." He'd probably do well with a small female dog housemate, but can be food protective and would do best separated at mealtime. He will chase cats, so a cat would need to be dog-savvy. He's house trained and crate trained and very good at signalling when he needs to go out.
Buddy is a very sweet male chihuahua. He is 9 years old but he looks way younger than his age. He is very well behaved, potty trained and crate trianed. He enjoys watching TV and car rides. He is one of the lowest maintenance dogs you ever meet. Just waiting for the right home to be loved.
Bubba is around 5 years old and is a husky mix (check out those amazing eyes!). He does well with kids and most dogs when a proper introduction is done. Bubba loves plushy toys and is a sleepy snuggle boy inside the house. He loves to join you and snuggle up on the couch or in bed. He truly has the softest fur EVER! Bubba is the most loving dog his foster mom has ever seen. He loves to give lots of kisses. He would love, love, love, a yard to zoom around in and have some privacy! He only needs to do that for a little bit each day and then he is lazy and snuggly. He is house and crate trained and really loves his crate. He is currently working on his leash manners so he can truly be perfect all around!
Luke is a handsome 2 year old lab mix with beautiful green eyes! We think he is a lab/golden mix but possibly a little husky too. He loves all humans (including kids of all ages). He likes to nuzzle in between your arm and body to get close or lay his head in your lap while on the couch. When he came to RESCUEDohio, Luke was heartworm positive and is currently undergoing heartworm treatment. He will complete treatment and finally be able to ease out of exercise restriction at the end of November - just in time for the holiday season! Luke loves riding in the car and playing with dogs. His favorite toy is anything with food (puzzle toy, kong, chewy; if it is food he loves it) which makes training a breeze because he will do anything for food. Also his favorite activity is rolling in the grass, on the couch or his dog bed. Luke would do best in a home with a fenced backyard with an active playmate or someone dedicated to being active with him. He loves dogs of all sizes but is not a fan of cats.
New to RESCUEDohio! Coco is a 3 year old mix who weighs 50lbs. She loves playing with a tennis ball and sleeping in bed with her humans. She is perfect in the house and doesn't require a crate when you are gone. Coco is selective with other dogs and needs to be placed in a home with no other pets. She doesn't mind though and is happy as long as you can entertain her in the backyard! More info about Coco coming soon. Coco's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be scheduled for approved adopters. Apply at rescuedohio.org
Mistletoe is one handsome guy.....and just as sweet as he is good looking. He's just under a year old and can't wait to find his forever family. Although he loves to play with other dogs, Mistletoe doesn't really like to share his toys or treats, so he'd do best in a home without other pets or children. Mistletoe enjoys french fries, sunny days, and a good snuggle. Could you be his person? Mistletoe's adoption fee is $300.
Sweet, playful, affectionate and just a bit sassy describe me perfectly. My name is Badelia but my foster family refers to me as Hound Perfect. I am approximately 6 years old but I have an abundance of young, fun energy. Taking long walks, chasing a ball, using my Hound nose to sniff and explore and playing with my toys are just a few of my favorite things. I'm eager and willing to play at a seconds notice, but I have also mastered the art of snuggling, so long naps should be added to my favorites list. My first 6 years of my life was anything but fair. I lived outside on a chain and was forced to have multiple litters but I am learning that not everything in life is scary. I am building my confidence daily and I'm working on overcoming fears. I am seeking a quieter household with a patient, loving family to allow me time to adjust, feel comfortable and witness my true beautiful spirit. Badelia is housebroken, crate trained and eager to be loved by a family that she can call her very own.
New to RescuedOhio! More info coming soon!
New to RescuedOhio! More info coming soon!
Are you looking for a handsome, young, energetic dog? Then look no further cause Albert is your guy! Heâs sweet, cuddly, smart, and playful, what more could you want? Albert is good with dogs, kids, and cats! Did we mention he was housebroken, and he does great in his crate? Seriously Albert is the whole package. Do you want a dog that will go on a run with you then crash on the couch? Yep thatâs Albert too! He loves to play but he also loves to snuggle and be around his people. He is a young boy (about 9 months old) though and does need to learn a few house manners (donât worry he catches on quickly). Hurry up and put in an application and maybe you will get lucky and be able to snuggle this guy for all the winters ahead.
New to RESCUEDohio is Lego! He is an almost two year old tripod. Lego is a lab/pit mix that is almost two years old. He is housebroken, knows how to sit, stay and even laydown for a treat! He loves sharing a bed with another dog. He gets along with other dogs and we think he would love to have a companion friend to play with. Lego is still very puppy when it comes to play time. When he is tired, he likes to play laying down. He likes to play outside and will lay in the sun. Lego is very loyal and will be someoneâs best friend. Our vet does not think he will be a dog to be walked, a fenced in yard would be great! He also does not think Lego should be crated. A carpeted home will help with traction. In the future Lego may possibly need anti inflammatory medicine. For more information please contact rescuedohio.org.
NEW TO RESCUEDohio! Atlas and his brother Orion are recent surrenders to rescue and have just lost everything they've ever known. We know they're probably scared and heartbroken but we want to make sure we do everything we can to make sure that they are loved and will find perfect forever homes. Atlas is around 7 years and 90 lbs. he's a handsome easy going well trained boy who we just know will find his people quickly!
Andie is a sweet girl who loves to play, especially a good game of chase with a doggy friend or her human! She'd love a fenced yard to do zoomies in a few times a day and then snuggle up on the couch to nap. She loves people, but can be a bit timid indoors. She gets a little anxious if left home for long periods of time, so a home where someone isn't gone all day would be ideal. She loves to give kisses and can't wait to find her forever home!
Carter is a sweet, shy corgi mix with the hardest working puppy dog eyes youâve ever seen. Under a year old, he has lots of energy that comes out during his walks. At home, he is curious and exploratory, but primarily spends most of his time lying in bed. He is getting used to the reliability of a home, and has a little difficulty when left alone but weâre working hard at it! He is (mostly) crate trained, house trained, and loves car rides. He doesnât require a yard, but would need a couple walks a day to work off some energy. He needs some time to learn to trust people, but his sweet demeanor makes it well worth it! Carter would do best with a person or another dog around.
Desi is your typical happy, playful hound. She absolutely loves her foster fub siblings which means she's able to get along with dogs and cats. Desi is a 50lb, 1-2 year old mix who was found as a stray. It's unknown how long she was out on her own, but it's obvious she had very little human interaction or her interactions with humans wasn't positive. When Desi arrived in her foster home, she was completely terrified. She hid in her crate or another room in the house for several months and it took her foster family just as long to be able to pet her. Once Desi learned to trust them, she become a completely different dog. She now loves getting pet and curling up on the couch with her foster mom. Desi is also learning new commands and she's such a smart girl! As a bonus, she is completely crate and house trained. Desi is going to take a special adopter who understands her initial hesitation with meeting new people. She is not your typical happy-go-lucky dog on first meeting, but once she warms up to you, she's is an absolute delight. Desi will require another dog in the house as she relies on her foster fur brother for confidence. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Desi's adoption fee is $300.
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Izzy is 12 week old âboxerâ mix. She is doing well in her crate and learning how to walk on a leash. She sleeps all night and likes to play with her foster brother, but also is very good at entertaining herself. Chasing leaves in the backyard is one of her favorite past times. She always sits nicely for treats when you ask. Izzy is a bit strong-willed and will need puppy kindergarten classes to set her up for a bright future. She is a fast learner, but stubborn. She'd make a great addition to any home!
Clover is a LOVER. She needs a home with people who are open to cuddling and petting all day long. She wants to be with her people and is happiest asleep with her head in their lap while they read or work. She does not cope well alone, and is best suited to a household where someone is around most of the time. Clover is a CHEWER. You will need to provide chew toys and put leather good up where she can't reach them. She sleeps in her crate at night because she likes the coziness and she tends to find things to chew if she is left out alone. She never fails to come when called, but she is shy and nervous around new people. She has been known to hide in her crate if people are in the house that she is wary of. Clover is VERY SOCIAL and she loves playing with other big dogs. She has a big prey drive so would do best in a home without a small dog or cats. She would do best in a home with older children because she does not like being climbed on and although she has never hurt anyone, she may give a warning growl. Despite her flaws, Clover is a sweet beautiful girl who would make the perfect addition for the right family.
Dear Humans: Iâm Thunder, a 6 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound. Don't let the name fool you, thereâs not a bit of storminess in my disposition. I do my best to greet everyone (dogs AND humans) with a hello-sniff on walks through the neighborhood. Iâm not much of a barker. Unless you are a cat in which case I will make sure I alert you of their presence like any good coonhound worth his salt should. I LOVE food, head rubs, kids, and naps-preferably on the couch. I am fully potty trained and fine to be in the crate when youâre not home. Iâm generally pretty mellow and would love a new family to spend time with.
Hi Everyone, my name is Chomper! I had a pretty tough time before RESCUEDohio found me at a shelter ... The doctors told me I had a fractured femur and some floating pieces of bone that they think came from me being hit by a car (I'm just a puppy, I can't remember!) It happened awhile ago, so I was just learning to deal with the pain because the shelter couldn't afford the surgery and no one came to claim me BUT since I have been with RO I am feeling better than ever! The awesome Doc fixed my leg and with my foster mom I am learning to walk on FOUR legs instead of just three. I LOVE being around my people and getting lots of attention (I'm pretty cute so it's not too much to ask, is it?) My perfect home would have a fenced in yard, as I am still learning exactly what this leash/walk thing is all about. See, I get startled pretty easy so things like moving cars and bikes make me anxious. I am working on them though and hope to get past my fears with a little training. They tell me I am 18lbs, a terrier mix and around 1.5 years old. When I meet a dog I usually will ignore it and I haven't met a cat yet. I would love to find my forever person and a family of my own! I might be a little bit of work but I promise I will give you all the cuddles in return for your patience!
Perlita is a 3 yr old Chihuahua/Terrier mix who weighs 11lbs. She is the momma to our Pearls litter. All of her puppies are weaned and she's waiting for a home of her own. She is a typical spunky little dog who gets along with other dogs.
NEW TO RESCUEDohio! Cliff is an adorable 8 week old lab beagle mix who is just about ready for his forever home.
NEW TO RESCUEDohio! If a cuddling, loving and sweet dog is what you're searching for, you're search is complete! Dolly is a 2 year old lab mix that is house trained, crate trained and overall a wonderful girl! Dolly loves car rides, short walks and her bones to chew on. She has great house manners and would much rather curl up on the couch with you than go for a run! Dolly doesn't mind dogs outside and she's getting used to sharing a house with other dogs. Dolly is learning not to jump, sometimes she gets so excited to meet new people she forgets. Dolly is a quick learner and if you have treats she will do anything you ask! Among all of Dolly's awesome qualities is how quiet this girl is. Ever think to yourself how your neighbors dogs bark all the time?! Not Dolly, she'll let you know when the mailman is here, but other than that not a peep! Dolly came to RESCUEDohio with a painful leg injury. After healing up from surgery, she would be thrilled to find a family of her own.
Flame is part of our Pearls litter and was born on 10/6. They will be available for adoption after 12/10. Their momma, Perlita, is a 10lb Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix and dad is unknown. Meet and greets arranged for approved adopters only. Adoption fee is $375.
Melo is part of our Pearls litter and was born on 10/6. They will be available for adoption after 12/10. Their momma, Perlita, is a 10lb Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix and dad is unknown. Meet and greets arranged for approved adopters only. Adoption fee is $375.
Tahiti is part of our Pearls litter and was born on 10/6. They will be available for adoption after 12/10. Their momma, Perlita, is a 10lb Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix and dad is unknown. Meet and greets arranged for approved adopters only. Adoption fee is $375.
Asi (Ozzie) is a 2-year old Australian Shepherd mix. At 60 pounds, heâs a bit on the larger side - but heâs pretty gentle and doesnât throw his weight around. He could use some better manners with walking - but doesnât pull toward other dogs. As far as his background - we donât know much but it seems like his early life was better than some of our other dogs. He knows sit. He will come when called. And is house-trained. Heâs good with other dogs, but we havenât had him around kids or cats yet.
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New to RESCUEDohio! Meeko is a 5 year old mixed breed who was a little apprehensive when we arrived but it didn't take long for us to see her personality! She LOVES squeaky toys and her long legs make her endearingly awkward as she bounces around. She's super smart and will require a bit of daily stimulation and exercise. Meeko knows sit, is potty trained, and is doing well working on crate training. We think she's a pretty cool dog and deserves an equally cool home to match.
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