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!
In a word, Tiger is a survivor. She has survived over two years of life on the streets. When Tiger was examined by our vet, the vet found mammary tumors, which came back as âpre-malignantâ. Tiger survived not one but two surgeries to remove the tumors. During the first surgery, the vet found that Tiger also had pyometraâa uterine infection found in unspayed dogs that is fatal if not caught in time. Tiger has overcome so much in the short time she has been with RescuedOhioâshe is truly the dog with 9 lives! Tigerâs back story is a bit uncertain, but based on information gathered by her rescuer, it is believed that Tiger was abandoned as a puppy and was left to fend for herself for over two years. This experience has made it a difficult journey for Tiger to live with and trust humans. It took nearly four weeks for her to settle in and be comfortable with her foster mom, but once she did, Tiger has shown herself to be a silly, loving, and affectionate girl. Tiger will need a foster family who understands this and can give her space and time to adjust to a new living environment. Tiger loves to perch on a couch or bed, and when she does, she feels the safest and often lets her humans sit next to her. Tiger is dog-dependent. She will need a home with at least one other confident and playful dogâsomeone she can take cues from, play with, and learn to trust humans from. Tiger is considered a flight-risk during transitions (she often settles in after a day or twoâso this isnât considered a permanent risk!) As such, she requires a home with a securely fenced yard OR an active family who will take her on daily leashed activities including long walks or jogs or trips to the dog park and hiking. Tiger is currently living in an apartment and does well as an apartment dog, as long as she gets daily physical activity. While in foster care, Tiger has also attended agility training. She is learning to be confident and obedient, and to take cues from her human through this training. While ongoing agility training is not a requirement to adopt Tiger, we encourage continued training for Tiger as it has had a strong positive impact on her over all transition to being a house dog. Due to Tigerâs training needs, she will need a home with experienced adopters. We know that once Tiger Lily finds her forever people she will learn that there is goodness in humanity, and that the world can (and will) be a very happy place for her. Tigerâs adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Did you know that one who is referred to as a âDaisyâ is considered to be a rarity, above all others, and a true gift who must be treasured? Well, after meeting our Daisy, RESCUEDohio could not agree more! Daisy is an approximately eighty-pound, eight-year old boxer/lab mix who came to the rescue after being surrendered to FCDS. At first glance, you can tell that Daisy has had a hard life.She has imperfections on her skin, large callouses on her legs, and she appears to have been overbred.Although she has a worn exterior, this sweet girl has the most amazing temperament.Daisy loves treats and being petted.She is looking forward to a soft couch and humans to cuddle with.Daisy enjoys taking walks, chewing on toy bones, and taking long naps.She is extremely well-behaved and wants nothing more than to be near her people at all times.Daisy is potty-trained and crate-trained.She currently is left out of her crate all day without any problems in her foster home.Daisy has hypothyroid and requires daily medication. This confident darling warms up quickly to people and thrives with attention. Daisyâs adoption fee is $100. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Meet Cracker! Cracker came to RO after his owner died and he ended up on the euthanasia list at a rural shelter. He was a complete mess, including being Deaf from chronic untreated ear infections with the worst ear inefctions our vet has ever seen. After lots of love, medications, and good nutrition, this boy has come alive! And we think is even beginning to hear! He is grateful to have been given a second chance. He is such a good boy, getting along with all of his foster's dogs big and small. He is very calm and laid back and has a few years of love to give to someone special. Cracker will steal your heart when you meet him! Adoption fee $195
Meet Gunter! Gunter willl be 6 in April 2018, and weighs 91lb. He likes to be around people and is good with kids. He likes to chase rabbits and squirrels. He has never really been around cats, so his behavior towards them is unknown. He likes to play in the water. He is good with dogs and has always been friendly with other dogs at dog parks. A good home for him will be one that has LOTS of time to spend with him. He does not like to be alone. He needs attention and frequent exercise. He tends to get ear and paw infections, so he needs someone to be attentive to his health. Overall he is a really good dog with basic training and really just needs a home that can give him the time and attention he needs. He is house trained! Gunter needs a physical fence.
Introducing the MIGHTY MAX! Max has never met a person he did not already know and love! This super friendly two-year-old boxer/terrier mix LOVES people and wants to greet everyone with a hug. He has shown that he is very smart as his foster mommy has worked to help him learn that not everyone wants a hug. Max enjoys playing with toys, but doesn't destroy them. This lovable boy just wants to be with people and is happy to do whatever you're doing! Before coming to RESCUEDohio Max was in a family that had recently merged, so he had new doggy siblings. Unfortunately, those little dogs would chase Max and his sister, Luna, so Max would occasionally chase back while his sister would hide. Max and Luna were then crated for about twenty-three hours a day while the little dogs ran free. So, Max is now VERY HAPPY to be able to be a dog, and is still comfortable going in his crate. Max does well with other dogs and cats but may be too excitable for young children. His tail alone is a force to be reckoned with! Max would love a yard, although he is currently in an apartment with his foster mommy and does well with walks. He has very good leash manners and is house trained. Maxâs adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
âLittle red Corvette,Baby youâre much too fast.Little red Corvette,You need a love thatâs gonna last.â ~Prince New to RESCUEDohio, Corvette is a darling bull-terrier mix who is eagerly awaiting a âlove thatâs gonna lastâ. This ten-month-old girl will live up to her name as she takes you on one heck of a joy ride through life. Truly, Corvette brings happiness and a contagious energy wherever she goes. Weighing in at about twenty-eight pounds, Corvetteâs sassy swagger would do well in a home with other dogs, as SHE LOVES to have doggie friends to play with. The only thing to ever get Corvette down was going through her spay surgery, which she is currently recuperating from, and once she is fully healed we just know she will be back to sprinting and begging for long, long walks. This smarty-pants is house and crate trained, and will catch-on fast to learning commands. Great with dogs and people, Corvette is a true joy to be around. Corvetteâs adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
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.
All you mammas and papas out there waiting for your perfect fur-baby, our Italian bambino, Rocco, is the pup youâve been looking for. Approximately one-year old and at best guess a pit-bull/lab mix, Rocco is an exuberant boy who has the sweetest and kindest heart. In love with life, Rocco would do best with an active family who will play with him, take him on walks, and, if possibly, allow him to run in a big back yard. High-energy and sixty-seven pounds, Rocco likes toys, treats, and bones. He is crate and house trained, good with other dogs, and friendly with the resident cat at his foster home. He does well with children but, due to his high energy level, would be best with children over the age of ten. The adoption fee for Rocco is $300. 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.
Let me tell you about my friend Trooper. First thing youâll probably notice is his coloring, beautiful brindle. Heâs an energetic, 70 pound, one year old shepherd/pit mix although his foster mom thinks he has mastiff characteristics. House/crate trained, walks nice on a leash and rides so politely in the car! Yep, he even gets excited to go to the vetâs office! This big guy is a go anywhere, do anything kind of dog that is just so happy to be next to his human. If you need a running partner, Trooper is up to the challenge and heels very nicely at whatever pace you set! The only type of home that wonât be considered for Trooper is apartments. No fence? No worries! This guy will be more than happy to go to the dog park with you, go on a run, play a game of tug (weâre working on fetch lol) or just take a leisurely walk. Anything you want to go do, Trooper will be your sidekick and enjoy every minute of it.
Who doesnât love a good hound? This fine gentleman is Marvin and heâs a 5 year old Bluetick Coonhound! Heâs a happy and loving guy who has been awfully resilient considering his circumstances. When we took him in, he was extremely underweight, had heartworms, and there was an open wound on his side. As with most of our rescues, we donât know the story of what life was like before he got here, but we will certainly do our best to rewrite his future. Unlike most hounds, Marvin isnât very vocal and wonât even sprint after squirrels if they come into your yard. He gets along wonderfully with other dogs and would be the submissive pup in your pack. He also does great in a crate and would be fine with a family that is gone most of the day, although he is still working on housebreaking. His foster family says he is incredibly sweet and his tail almost never stops wagging. Because of the heartworm treatment, Marvin would currently only be available as a foster-to-adopt until he has a clean bill of health. Once treatment is complete, he will be neutered and ready for his forever home! Please apply at www.rescuedohio.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
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. 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!
Finley is a purebred MinPin that loves to jump and run. She is a high-energy girl who would be awesome at agility with the right motivation, probably a yummy treat. Finley would not be good in an apartment because she will tell you at full volume what she wants. She doesn't like crates but is a good girl who does not makes messes. She's typically âMinPinâ in demanding attention and love, and will hug you multiple times a day. Finley loves to play tug and likes playing with dogs her size. She will chase cats, so not recommended for a cat household. The adoption fee for Finley is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Julia is a sweet MinPin mix who has been a great mother to her litter of 5. She gets along with some dogs but would need careful introductions as she has food reactions that have caused problems with a foster sister. She needs work on obedience and focus, but is treat motivated. She has some high-energy traits from her MinPin side but also enjoys her alone time resting. Julia wants to chase cats so a cat- free house is better. Julia would be a great only dog for an active adopter. The adoption fee for Julia is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Chance is a 2-year old lab mixed who's ready to find his forever home. He's bounced around a bit after his owner got a new job requiring him to travel. Another stop on his journey found him being a bit too protective when strangers came over - but he's working on that & getting better. He just looking for a place with a backyard where he can stretch his long legs & run a bit! A playmate would be an added bonus! Even though he has a ton of energy, he is good at turning it off & is happy laying by your feet. He does fine loose in a bedroom instead of a crate for times when you need to be gone a few hours. We don't think he'd do great around kids, but possibly if there is another dog in the house.
Dozer is a 6-month old husky/Pyrenees mix who was surrender to a shelter when hisfamily was moving. We are very lucky to have him with RESCUEDohio and you willknow why the second you meet him. Dozer currently weighs 45 pounds, so weanticipate that he will be a big dog once full grown. Donât let his current size intimidateyou though, Dozer is well-mannered and listens to commands. He knows sits, shake,and down. He is potty-trained and even though he doesnât love his crate, he is crate-trained. Although typical young huskies are high-energy, Dozer is surprisingly calm. Heloves toys and entertains himself by tossing them to himself and prancing around thehouse. Dozer loves other dogs and can play for hours or just relax, depending on thetype of dog he is around. He has an amazing personality and loves people.