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
Despite his frosty face, Brodee's vet records and attitude show he's just 6 years old and 13 pounds. He's cuddly but also doesn't mind being alone in his bed. He has a great sense of humor, and gets excited by attention and dances for you! He likes short walks and car rides as well as the typical chi pastime, sunbathing. Brodee is, what we like to say, "super chill". In fact, his super chill attitude is what makes him so much fun at RESCUEDohio events (which he absolutely loves going to). Brodee gets along best with older company, and his forever family will not have children under the age of thirteen. Chihuahua love is great and Brodee has a lot to give! Brodee's adoption fee $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Meet Diesel. He is about 2.5 years old and 55 pounds. Diesel is an awesome and playful buddy! He is house and crate trained. He would be perfect for any home as an only dog and with a fenced yard since he is not so great with other dogs. Sometimes he may seem a bit shy at first, but he opens up quickly and when he does he gets along extremely well with anyone. We hope to help Diesel find his forever home :). Adoption fee $300
Hailee is about 1 year old and is a lab/carolina dog mix. She's got a very sweet personality! She's very shy and timid with new visitors, but once she gets to know you, she's sweet as can be! She loves to play in the snow, play with other dogs, and snuggle on the couch. She will need a home with another confident dog and a fenced yard. Adoption fee is $300.
Mervin was thought to be a senior when rescued, but his white muzzle turns out to be part of his coloring. This resilient miniature pinscher mix is likely close to five years in age, and weighs in at a light ten pounds. Mervin plays like a puppy, loves toys, loves other dogs, and is fascinated by cats and will chase them if they run. He would be fast and amazing at agility or fly ball but needs obedience training first to improve his focus. Mervin is VERY food motivated. He will go in his crate for a treat but would rather join you wherever you're going. When his tummy is full and he's had enough for the day, he will snuggle on the couch and insist on going under the covers close to you in bed. This little guy has a low-maintenance and super-shiny coat, and healthy teeth--even though he has a pronounced under bite (which only adds to his goofy cuteness). He can be protective/reactive of his food and is mouthy when excited, so he would probably be best in a home without small children. Older children would love his activity and play, and he would love their attention and energy. Mervinâs adoption fee is $300.
Olivia is a sweet one-year-old Carolina dog/lab mix. She loves playing with other dogs and adores cuddle time with her human. Olivia came to the rescue emaciated and very sick. She has since blossomed into a healthy, sixty-pound beauty. Because of her rough start in life, Olivia is timid with new people. However, she has been working on this and is becoming more and more confident! Once she warms up, she is yours forever. To be the best dog she can be, Olivia requires a fenced yard and another confident dog. She is house trained and well-behaved. Can you bring this special beauty into her forever home? Olivia's adoption fee $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Sammy is a nine-year-old senior Labrador Retriever who has a new lease on life after having a cancerous tumor removed. She is looking for a place to retire in her golden years. She was surrendered to the shelter because her owner didnât have time for her, but her foster family canât believe that because she is so easy and so low maintenance. Sammy is sweet, friendly, and she likes kids, dogs, and cats. She currently lives with two crazy little kids, an obnoxious Chihuahua, and a grouchy senior hound and she gets along with everyone. She likes short walks, and walks well on a leash, but napping in the sun is her favorite activity. She wonât train for a marathon with you and asks you to return the favor, thank you very much. Sammy is fully housebroken and has the run of the house when her foster family isnât home. She has arthritis in her hind legs, so stairs can be a challenge; a few are ok but a flight is too much. All in all Sammy is simply a joy. Her adoption fee is $100. For seniors adopting a senior dog the adoption fee is $65. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters.
Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Marley, and while I know that makes you think of the book âMarley and Meâ, let me assure you I am my own unique kind of Marley. As of my last birthday, I am a seven-year-old Lab/Pyrenees mix. At a smidge over one hundred pounds my foster mommy has given me the nickname of gentle giant. I'm low-keyed and get along with other dogs and cats. Of extreme importance is my adoration of those I love: I am a people dog and love to be by my people. Sometimes I sit on the couch with my foster dad or mom but I most certainly always sleep with them in their big bed 🙂 Here are some things I should let you know about me. I am housebroken but not crate trained (would you want to be put in a cage?). I will need a physical fence because, dude, Iâm a pretty big guy and good fences make good neighbors. Oh, get this, my foster mom calls my hair balls âfluffs of loveâ, which makes me thrilled to have a double-coat because it means I get another affectionate nickname. I believe it is important to be on oneâs guard so I always let my foster mom know when people or other dogs are walking around my house. I'd love to find my fur ever home with you, so I hope you apply to meet me! My adoption fee is $250.
Garfunkel (Garf) is a sweet, gentle, and loving terrier/pit mix who wants to be next to his humans all the time. Garf is approximately two-years old and is a busy social butterfly. He is happiest when playing with puppies and meeting other dogs and people. When Garf goes to the vet (where he proudly weighed in at a healthy forty pounds, thank you very much) or to a party with his foster mom, he loves to greet each person there, if he gets to do it slowly. At a recent RESCUEDohio fundraiser at Oddfellows Garf captured the hearts of all who attended! Plus, not only is Garf amazingly handsome in a bow tie (just check out his pictures--although he appears larger in pictures than he actually is), but he is also house trained! Garf desperately wants to give love, be loved, and enjoy life. He is learning that he is safe, and therefore can truly live his best doggie life. Garfunkel has a medium energy level and loves to play, go on his daily walks, and RUN! Therefore, this fellaâs forever home will be one where he gets lots of walks and playtime. When Garf arrived to RESCUEDohio it was discovered that he suffers from heartworm. Be assured that heartworm is completely recoverable and not contagious in dogs! RESCUEDohio is paying for all Garfâs treatments, and as such, he is a foster-to-adopt dog. That means that, once his forever family finds him, they will become Garfâs foster family until Garfâs heartworm treatment (which he is currently undergoing) and neuter (which can be completed once his heartworm treatment is finished) are complete. Once Garf is found to be heartworm free, and has been neutered, his foster-to-adopt family will be able to officially adopt him. The adoption fee for Garf is $300. Meet and greets are happily arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Whoâs ready to party??? JR is in the house! This eight-month-old Staffordshire Terrier is THE life of the party. JR is the happiest of puppies who loves being around people and other dogs. He has a playful spirit about him, his tail is always wagging, and he aims to please his humans. Currently JR is around thirty pounds but he might grow to be as big as forty pounds.He is very smart and knows basic commands. Also, JR is fully potty and crate trained. JR has let it be known that he hopes his forever family likes to cook, because he is the best chefâs assistant when his foster parents are cooking anything in the kitchen. He also has a sweet snuggly side to him. Watching a movie or your favorite TV show? This dude will curl up in your lap to enjoy it with you. JR sleeps through the night and when the alarm goes off in the morning he is ready to start his day! Full of energy, JR does not fully appreciate his strength when playing so he needs an experienced adopter who knows how to intervene if he begins roughhousing. Great with dogs and older children, JR would be a fantastic addition to a family with kids aged ten and older. JR loves being outsideâ¦.LOVES it. He could spend all day out there (make sure you put puppy sunscreen on his white fur! He will get sunburned). He is the perfect combination of fun and sweet. The adoption fee for JR is $300.
Hi!!! My name is Rogue 2 but really my name should be Prancer or Dancer! I have the cutest little high step walk you have ever seen and I am quite a charming little guy! Oh, you want my details? Okay then, here you are: I am a Jack Russel mix, eleven months old, and weigh a respectable sixteen pounds. Now, back to what I was saying. I love going for walks or being outside in general, and with just a little training my foster mom thinks I would be an amazing running partner because, whoa boy, I am one little dude who is full of energy! I am really excited about having a forever family, a forever house, and a forever yard. I have no qualms telling you that I am shy and timid when meeting strangers, or when in a new environment, but once I know that I am safe, I warm up quickly. I absolutely love my foster fur sister! Not only do we play all day but her confidence helps me be brave and tackle new experiences. She is the best big sister ever! At my previous home, I was left out to roam free and I never had any accidents or problems chewing on anything! However, my foster mom is insisting we work on crate training. While being in my crate isnât my favorite thing, my training is going well, and when my foster sister is in her crate next to me I donât even notice that mom is gone! When Iâm not playing or on a walk I prefer to be curled up next to my person or in their lap so that I can sneak kisses in. I also always do the cutest little happy dance when my person gets home! My ideal home would have another confident dog, a house with a yard, and someone who loves the outdoors as much as me and will take me on a few walks a day. My adoption fee is $300.
Beautiful Beny, a medium-sized Shepherd mix, truly is the picture of grace and forgiveness. Benjy came to RESCUEDohio after being shot in the face and suffering a life of abuse. His left eye had to be removed due to his injuries. Even after enduring all of that, he still loves people. Benjy is around two-four years old and, once he is given time to warm-up and trust you, will be your best friend for life. Benjy is house and crate trained. He is still acclimating to his foster environment but he likes dogs and he's met two cats that he didn't chase. Benjy is also undergoing treatment for Lyme and Erlichia diseases, but he is asymptomatic. Benjy is a true survivor, full of hope and love, and he needs a family who understands that sudden moves and loud noises may startle him. He needs, and deserves, a kind, patient, and compassionate family who will show him the goodness in humanity. Are you the family to show Benjy he can trust people again? His adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Prepare yourself, because one look at our little Bruno will instantly melt your heart. Cuteness overload! Bruno is a ten-week old Boxer mix. Seriously, he is the most perfect ball of puppy love. This little tyke is currently learning the ins and outs of being a puppy, and is diligently working on house training. Bruno treasures his playtime and is happiest playing with the big dog toys! This little fella has no idea he is a puppy, rather than a big dog himself. The adoption fee for Bruno is $375. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Meet Elaine. She is about 1 year old and should be about 40 pounds! Elaine is a gentle puppy in need of a family with a fenced yard and another young, confident dog in the home. She is crate trained, house trained and great with kids in fact prefers them over adults. If you are looking for a gentle companion who is obedient and protective and sensitive to her environment this is the pup for you. She loves to play fetch in the backyard, chew on her chews, and chillax in her crate. She is initially shy and needs some time to warm up to your family, but with love and gentle encouragement will be a devoted companion for life. Adoption fee $300
A fifteen-week old Staffordhire Terrier, Hardy is pure puppy â full of ornery energy! He has been known to find random things that you didnât even know were under the bed or couch. His foster parents are constantly saying to him âwhere did you find that?â So, if you are looking for a little entertainment to bring some joy to your life, this is your guy! He loves to romp around with his foster brothers both in the backyard and inside. He also loves watching TV. His foster parents are currently binge watching Game of Thrones and Hardy is captivated by it. We think he is the shows new #1 fan. He will make the perfect dog for a family. The adoption fee for Hardy is $375. Meet and greets for this little guy will be arranged for approved adopters. To become an approved adopter please fill out our application at rescuedohio.org.
Please welcome Teddy, the most chill and amicable Golden Retriever/Chow mix to ever cross RESCUEDohioâs path. At approximately two-years of age and sixty pounds, Teddy is a calm soul who does not actively seek out the attention of people or other animals. However, when loved upon by people he does wag his tail. Going on walks is Teddyâs greatest joy in life. Well, tied with getting treats, that is! Good with dogs, cats, and people, Teddy is easy going with all who meet him. He is house and crate trained but, as he is waiting to have his neuter, occasionally marks indoors. Quiet unless sirens drive by the house, Teddyâs soft and husky bark is heartwarming. Teddy behaves well in the car and does not get on furniture. Such good behavior earns him brushes of his coat, which he thoroughly enjoys. When Teddy arrived to RESCUEDohio it was discovered that he suffers from heartworm. Be assured that heartworm is completely recoverable and not contagious in dogs! RESCUEDohio is paying for all Teddyâs treatments, and as such, he is a foster-to-adopt dog. That means that, once his forever family finds him, they will become Teddyâs foster family until Teddyâs heartworm treatment (which he is currently undergoing) and neuter (which can be completed once his heartworm treatment is finished) are complete. Once Teddy is found to be heartworm free, and has been neutered, his foster-to-adopt family will be able to officially adopt him. The adoption fee for Teddy is $300. Meet and greets are happily arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Cuteness overload! Tommy, part of our âRugratsâ liter, is an eight-week old Border Collie Retriever mix. Seriously, he is the most perfect fluffy ball of puppy love. Currently he is only about six pounds, but he will grow to be a medium-sized dog, as his mama, Stella, weighs thirty-eight pounds. This little tyke is currently learning the ins and outs of being a puppy, and is diligently working on house training. However, Tommy already does very well in a crate! Tommy is great with kids, other dogs, and will likely do well with cats, too. He is the ideal puppy for almost any family. His adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Meet the new and improved Elisha! Why do we say this approximately one-year-old Black Labrador mix is new and improved? Because Elisha has been given the gift of sight! Elisha came to RESCUEDohio from a rural shelter almost blind and in need of urgent surgery so she could see. She could barely open her eyes and was in danger of permanent loss of eyesight. Our wonderful vet got her into surgery immediately, and she had all four eyelids repaired and a lateral canthoplasty on the right eye. Her hair is still growing back, but we think, no we KNOW, she is beautiful! Elisha was, in fact, the star of the show at a recent RESCUEDohio fundraiser at Oddfellows Elishaâs foster mom says the ideal home for this fifty-pound dog would be one with a friend or two to run around with, and a decent sized yard. She loves chewing on any kind of toy and romping around outside. Her energy level is typical of a one-two year old dog. Elisha loves to play but also knows when it's time to relax and is perfectly happy laying around chewing on a bone. She is also a big fan of going on walks, but needs a little continued training on the leash. She is a VERY sweet and curious girl that loves everyone from kids, dogs, to cats! Her only dislike is going in her crate, but she is house trained and has therefore been fine when left alone without it. Alishaâs adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved applicants. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Kimi is by far the sweetest pup you will ever meet! An 8-9 -week old Border Collie mix, she is affectionate, playful, and loves to be near people. She will make you laugh and warm your heart as you watch her explore her new home. She is currently five pounds and is a quick learner, picking up quickly on potty training. No mouthing or resource guarding issues have been observed. She is a very active border collie mix and will need a house with a yard, NO APARTMENTS. She also enjoys snoozing on the couch, and she is very generous in sharing her puppy snuggles! Good with dogs, cats and kids. Kimi brings with her a delightful puppy playfulness and joy that will keep you smiling for hours on end. The adoption fee for Kimi is $375. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Itâs Lizzie! This sweet puppy is a seven-week-old Border Collie Mix. She is absolutely adorable, super curious, an explorer, loves to play, and is excited to meet new people. Lizzie is super fun! She is a typical puppy and could spend the whole day exploring the outside with her sisters. Her second favorite thing to do is give kisses, and her puppy breath is divine! Lizzie is working on house and crate training but, she is a puppy, so some mishaps happen. Great with other dogs, cats, and children, Lizzie is the perfect puppy! Her adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets are happily arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Say hello to Mary! This sweet puppy is a seven-week-old Border Collie Mix. She is absolutely adorable, super curious, an explorer, loves to play, and is excited to meet new people. Mary is super fun! She is a typical puppy and could spend the whole day exploring the outside with her sisters. Her second favorite thing to do is give kisses, and her puppy breath is divine! Mary is working on house and crate training but, she is a puppy, so some mishaps happen. Great with other dogs, cats, and children, Mary is the perfect puppy! Her adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets are happily arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Hi, I'm Bingo! I am a two-year-old Chihuahua who has yet to meet a person or dog that doesnât instantaneously become my friend. My foster mom adores me and canât stop bombarding social media with my picture, because I am super handsome and adorable (Iâm not vain, this is what she tells me). Check out my attached YouTube video and you will REALLY get to see how happy, happy, and happy of a dog I am! Also, I am well behaved, house trained, and simply a happy-go-lucky dog. Playtime brings me great joy, so I hope my forever family likes to play, too! Sleep time is also important to me, and I sleep through the night like an angel. At only seven pounds I hope you will pick me up and take me with you wherever it is you go. My adoption fee is $300. To meet me you must first have an approved application. To apply please visit rescuedohio.org.