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.
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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.
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 has had a rough start to his short life. He was a long term resident of Franklin County Dog Shelter. He was finally adopted and thought he had found his forever home! However, he was listed on Craigslist a few short months later, much thinner but still sweet as can be. He is a 2 year old male good with kids and cats, and good with other dogs when properly introduced. Tom would make the perfect addition to your family!
Hi guys. Itâs me, Tiger. Iâm sending in an autobiography because I think my foster mom was a little too anxious when she tried to write a bio for me a few months back. Itâs not her fault, though. I was a stray for two years, and I was in pretty rough shape when I first started foster care. I was terrified of everything. But I have come a long way while adjusting to the domestic life. I have to tell you, its so cool that hoomans bring me my food and water. Foster mom knows Im really smart though, so she still makes me hunt for the kibble by hiding it in my crate. I love showingoff how smart I am! I have been working really hard on the things humans expect from dogs. I only go potty outside now. I have learned that if I hang out in my crate when the humans leave and take a nap, they will come back! But I have to be honest. Some things are still a little difficult for me. I donât want to go into a lot of detail, but when I was a stray, humans werenât always the nicest to me. It is still a little difficult for me to meet new humans, so I hope my furever family understands that I will need some time and space to adjust to them. I hear my foster mom brag about how sweet and snuggly I am once I trust people-- she even calls me quirky! Because Iâm playful and smart, I also really need at least one fur sibling who is confident and can show me the ropes. I would love a fenced yard to play in, but if my furever family is active and takes me on lots of walks, runs and trips to the dog park, I donât need a fence. I just need to know that Iâll be able to play!!! Because I am really smart, and needed some help building my confidence, I signed up for agility training at Sky Dogs. I have been going there since January and I really love it. I have learned a lot of cool tricks from agility training, and it has really helped my confidence. Foster mom says my furever family does not need to commit to continued training, she just wants them to know I put in the work and am a better dog because of it!
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 werenât very nice to me. So, I am looking for a home with someone who understands I am slow to warm up to new people. Sometimes it takes a few minutes but sometimes it could be a few hours. The good news is I always come around! Once I trust you, I turn into a big lap dog. I hope you like to cuddle! I have made so much progress with my training and want to continue to learn. I need parents who are willing to invest a little time with me. My foster mom told me I am worth it because I have tons of personality. Recently I mastered the art of the perfectly timed eye roll. Now I am working on the well placed exasperated huff. Foster mom says I am almost there. PaâHuff! Other important details about me are that I am lab mix, 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 dog. I would be happiest in a home with a fenced in yard in a quiet neighborhood.
Distinguished eight year old gentleman with plenty of spring in his step looking for human companionship. Must have a comfy couch for long naps and the ability to recognize how dapper and important I am. While I enjoy my time in the outdoors, I require at least a five foot fence- I happen to be very sociable and if I can see a friendly neighbor, dog, or even squirrel, I WILL jump the fence to meet them. I am very amicable and walk nicely on a leash- you will not be ashamed to introduce me to your friends, family, or neighbors, and did I mention already, that I am exceedingly handsome? I know when to be quiet and let you take the spotlight, but if needed I am always willing to step up and defend my ladyâs honor (Mr. Mailman, Iâm looking at you!). I was treated for heartworms in November and am feeling so much better these days; good enough that I love to run and play at the dog park and greet every human and canine that enters the park. I have been studying hard at etiquette, and am pleased to announce that I have made progress. I am housetrained and crate trained, though I would prefer to be left out to sleep on your couch when you are not with me. Foster momma calls me her shadow because I must be at her side at all times- one can never be too prepared when it comes to marauding mailmen! I would welcome the chance to grace another human with my devotion and love, and have oodles of it to lavish if someone would provide me with a chance. In short, if you are looking for a canine companion of the Most Interesting variety, please consider my estimable resume. Yours respectfully, Binx, Canine Esq. The adoption fee for Binx is $100. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an adoption application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Sonata (Nat) is a young go-getter. She loves to jump and run and would do best in a fenced back yard. She greets everyone exuberantly and is working on leash manners. She would be fine as an only dog with kids over 10 (because she is very playful and likes to jump). She would also be fine with a less feisty dog. She is currently working with a private trainer and should be good to go soon. The adoption fee for Sonata is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Hey! Itâs me, Titus! I checked in before Christmas â17 and even though Santa didnât bring me what I really wanted (it was my own human, one thatâs just mine....all mine), Iâm still a very happy pup! Itâs ok because I have faith Santa will get it right next time. Maybe my letter to him didnât get there so will you help me share it far and wide? Dear Santa, Iâve been a really good boy this year already. I promise that Iâll keep it up! I could ask for antlers to chew, plushy toys to defluff, or yummy treats but I will give that all up for my very own human! One thatâs all mine! Okay...okay I will gladly share with my doggy siblings but no cats! Yuck!! It would be really cool if they had a privacy fence. Yeah that would be awesome so me and my friends could play all day with no distractions. I really hope my letter gets to you in time and that all my Facebook friends share me all over the world. Iâm starting 7 months early so hereâs hoping this gets to you! Iâm only 2 years old so itâs ok that I still believe in you right? Thanks! Titus is such a good, well-mannered houseguest, and thatâs putting it mildly! Heâs a 2 yr old Shepherd mix, completely house trained and crate trained (although his foster family doesnât need to crate him), and he loves car rides and chilling on the couch. Great with dogs, but not cats. So, calling all kitty free homes with a privacy fence, Titus is for you!
Ainsleyâs favorite thing is being with her people. She wants to be your shadow. She loves to snuggle, and will lay next to you with her head resting on your lap for as long as youâll let her. She is a very fast learner, and has learned to sit, lay down, roll over, leave it, stay, turn around, go to her spot, come, touch (your hand) , and is improving on a leash. Her favorite game is tug, and she loves to chew on her toys. She likes to fetch indoors â but is a bit too distracted when outside to fetch a ball. She loves other dogs, and does just fine with cats. She is a very fast runner, and loves to move and be active. She also does great with kids. She is very submissive, and would do best with another dog who is a calm, assertive leader. Ainsleyâs one drawback is that she gets very nervous around new people. When any person who doesnât live with her comes into her space she barks at them, a lot. The good news is that she is excellent in a crate, and willingly goes into her crate, and does not complain. She is fully housetrained, but has occasionally has had accidents when she is very excited to see you when you return home. Overall she is a very sweet and loving girl, fiercely loyal to her pack, but not keen on strangers. Adoption fee $300.
Meet Wise! Four yrs old, around 65lbs, walks good on leash, loves car rides. Friendly with dogs and people. Sounds pretty perfect, right?!
Are you in love? After looking at the adorable face of Marshall, the most handsome boxer youâve ever met, it is impossible NOT to fall in love with him. An energetic boy who loves playing with both other dogs and his doggie toys, Marshall is a happy-go-lucky pup. He has a medium-high energy level that will make him ideal for an active individual or familyâespecially one with another doggie playmate! Marshall is also good with children. Potty trained, crate trained, and actively learning his commands, this lovable guy is very eager to please but he can clear a 4 foot fence with ease. The adoption fee for Marshall is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Caroline is a beautiful brindle female approximately a year and a half old. She is a pittie mix and weighs approximately 40lb. She was found as a stray in rural Kentucky and rescued by a family that she would follow home when doing their evening walks with their dogs. She is timid at first but is learning that being a dog can be fun. She loves her foster brother and sister and is learning to play and discover the amazing invention called âtoysâ. She has made a lot of progress in a short amount of time and is potty-trained, can be left unsupervised at home without crating, comes when her name is called, and does not jump on humans or on furniture. She loves people and other dogs. Please meet this beautiful girl and see how amazing she is.
Hello Facebook! My name is Duke but my fans call me Beefy McStuddly. Its probably my adorable eyebrows. The ladies canât get enough. I find myself in need of a new home because I love to chase cats. I just canât help it. They make funny noises at me and I donât like it! But I love other dogs. And kids are my FAVORITE! Do you have some kids I can play with and love forever and ever? I sure could use some because I have so much love to give! Visit www.rescuedohio.org and fill out an app for me! Pretty please?
New to RESCUEDOhio! Fry is a senior pittie who loves everyone and everything. He dances when he is happy! More info on Fry coming soon.
Lab/boxer mix, 8 weeks old. Vet said he will be about 50 lbs. currently weighs 7lbs. Black and white with some wirey hairs. Likes sleeping in his crate, working on house training. Likes kids and other dogs, hasnât been around cats. Loves playing tug a war and pouncing in the grass. He is learning how to walk on a leash. Enjoys giving kisses and cuddling.
His brother is Orville! Wilbur is smaller and has a smooth coat, Black and white, weighs 6 lbs but will be about 50 lbs. Wilbur is smaller but loves to pick on his bigger brother and pounce on top of him. Small but mighty! He loves cuddles and sleeping in his crate during naps. He is working on walking on a leash and house training. Crate training over night and during the day. Wilbur is a sweetie!
Diesel is a 2-3 year old male German Shepherd that comes "fully loaded!" This amazing guy knows his basic commands; sit, lay down, shake, and crate! Diesel is house broken and does not need to spend the day or night in a crate. He loves to cuddle and has no problem with other dogs. True to his breed, Diesel is very watchful of his surroundings and he is very smart. Diesel loves to chase squirrels and is becoming better at playing fetch! Diesel spent his first years on a farm and liked to stand partol over his property. While he does not need a farm, this boy would certainly enjoy a job or a walking partner to keep his brain busy and engaged. He will need a fenced yard and an owner that understands his breed and needs. We would love for Diesel to have a family with breed experience, or the willingness to commit to fun training activites like nosework, agility, and behavior shaping. Dogs like Diesel give us the opportunity to not only to be their trainer, but to also connect with them though that process. He is capable of so much and we just can't wait to see what he can do with you!
New to RESCUEDohio! Ash is 3-4 and 18lbs and appears to be a beagle/doxie mix. He's figuring out how this rescue stuff works but he's such a sweetheart and is enjoying meeting so many new friends. More information on Ash will be coming soon!
New to RescuedOhio! Chico is a 10 year old Chihuahua Peekapoo mix. More info coming soon!
New to RescuedOhio! More info on Mary Anne coming soon!
Sheba is a total doll! She loves her people, and is friendly, well mannered and sweet when people come to visit. She will show off all of her tricks for you, and has been working on her leash walking skills. She loves to take walks, and would love a fenced yard where she can run and play. She likes to play fetch and tug games, and will play on her own with toys too. Her house manners are so good, she doesn't need to be crated or confined when left alone for the day. We think that Sheba does not believe that shes a dog, and because of that, she would prefer living with a family where she can get all the attention for herself. She is very dog selective and requires slow introductions to new dogs. She is working with our trainer to learn to be more polite when she sees other dogs on walks. She probably won't be a dog park dog, but she would rather hang around with you at home anyway! This snuggle bug is looking for her dream family to get her new life started! We don't see many dogs that are as close to perfect as Sheba, meet her, we think you will agree! Adoption fee $250.
Stella is an 8yo Chi! She loves to have her belly rubbed and purrs when you do it, sweet girl! She even hops when you come home because she is so excited to see you. Stella is housebroken, crate trained, good with kids, cats and other dogs- the full package! Stella will sit in your lap for hours and loves to take naps in sunny spots. Her bark sounds like a baby seal!
New to RescuedOhio! Tequila Rose is a 6 year old Chihuahua looking for a new home. More info coming soon!
Iris is a beautiful 4 year old Black and Tan Coonhound. Since coming being in her foster home she has shown that she has good house manners, is house trained, loves playing with her toys and tries hard to please! She is getting along very well with her foster brother dog as well as her kids. Iris does well getting into the crate and although she will howl when we leave, she is usually sleeping by the time we return and has not had any accidents in her crate. Iris has improved with her walking on a leash greatly in just the short time that she has been with us. As a Coonhound, she loves to follow her nose, but with gentle reminders, she will continue walking and she also jogs very nicely too! She loves playing toss the ball outside, although we haven't gotten the hang of playing fetch...yet! Iris will make a great dog for a family that has time to give her a little bit of exercise each day and lots of love. She does well in the car and doesn't seemed to be frightened by any loud noises. She is learning commands such as sit, and down. I'm pretty sure she has "leave it" down! She thinks her best feature are her lovely ears, but her brown eyes are pretty dreamy as well!
Lovey is a 17 week old hound mix currently weighing 18 lbs, expected to be medium sized. Super friendly and playful, good appetite and easy to care for. This girl will make a very happy family!!
Whiskey is sooooo playful! He also loves to run and chase after his foster sister Remi, play outside and snuggle on the couch in the evenings. He is so fluffy and sweet and has a lot of energy! These pups would make a great addition to a family with other dogs and or children!
Luke is a handsome 2 year old lab/husky mix with beautiful green eyes! Weighing in around 53 pounds, he is still a bit timid as he figures out his new life, but definitely will grow into someone's snuggle buddy! He loves hanging out on the couch, going for long walks in the park and meeting a lot of new friends! He is housebroken, sleeps soundly through the night, gets along well with other dogs, cats and people!
New to RescuedOhio! Charlie is a six month old terrier mix looking for his forever home. More info coming soon!
New to RescuedOhio! More info coming soon!
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Jax is a 2-3 year old beagle/jack russel terrier mix! Weighing in around 17 pounds, Jax is perfecting his potty training right now, is sleeping through the night in his crate, and is enjoying playing with other dogs! Jax has a lot of energy and loves to play with kids and other dogs, so an active family would be ideal! He's a big people person and loves to be where the people are at!
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Kevie is a one year old Boston Terrier. He is on the smaller side, as it is likely one or both of his parents were runts. He is full of energy, but while he loves to play he also likes to cuddle and get belly rubs! He is working hard on housebreaking, but sometimes due to his anxiety, especially when his people leave, he tends to have accidents. He is also working on crate training, and is good about getting put into his crate. He is very sweet and doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body. If he has the ability, he loves to be able to look out the window at passersby. His bark is very quiet, and it is rare that he barks at all. He is very treat driven and knows how hard it is to say "no" to his adorable face!
New to RescuedOhio! Violet is a six month old terrier mix looking for her forever home. More info coming soon!
New to RESCUEDOhio! Wiley has a medical condition that caused him to lose on of his middle toes. More info on Wiley coming soon!
Zeus is a 5 year old yellow lab, who is a social butterfly. He enjoys daily walks, going to the dog park, and daily snuggle time. He is a lap dog who doesnât always realize his size so his initial excitement of meeting new people includes hugs and kisses. He is still learning to not jump when he greets. He is potty trained, crate trained, and is not afraid of much. Zeus gets along with just about anyone but can be overwhelming to cats. A forever best friend that wonât leave your side is what youâll find in Zeus!