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
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
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.
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! I love my foster brother so much that I need a dog sibling of my own. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR MY ADOPTION. Sleep time is also important to me, and I sleep through the night like an angel. At only ten 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.
Alfie is a sweet little boxer/beagle mix. She's super smart and knows lots of tricks! She will sit, stay, lay down, roll over, and wait for a treat by her head until you tell her she can have it. Alfie is 5 1/2 years old, easy to train, and is house trained. She likes other dogs and cats and would do best in a home with older children. She would also love a fenced yard, as she likes to follow her nose! Adoption fee $300.
Ava is sweet as pie and loves everyone- human or canine âthat she meets! Ava is happiest when she is with her people, but still needs time to learn that she is in a safe and secure environment. Because of her anxiety, Ava would do best with a confident and calm leader, who will allow Ava to work through her insecurities on her own time. Ava is happiest when she is in the company of another playful dog, so she would love to have a canine sibling! Avaâs favorite things are going to the dog park and playing in water. She loves to splash around in her kiddy pool or romp around the back yard fetching a toy or playing with a dog friend! Ava would love an active family who enjoys being outdoors, going hiking or to the lake! In return, she will give you hugs and kisses, and her undivided loyalty! Ava is working on crate training and potty training. She does not like to be home alone, so she would do best in a home where at least one human is home much of the time. She will snuggle in bed at night, but because she is young should be crated whenever she is left home alone or unsupervised. Ava is spayed and micro chipped! Adoption fee is $300.
Isnât he beautiful? Jet is an approximately one to two year old Great Pyrenees/Hound mix. Desperate to be loved, Jet did not have a home prior to coming to RESCUEDohio. Because of that, this eager to please lad is currently catching-up on learning house training and basic commands. He is learning manners quickly, and will blossom with an active forever family who will be able to devote time to both mentally engaging Jet with training games, and allowing this energetic guy the outlet to run and walk several miles per day. Jet also needs, no, deserves, lots of outdoor playtime in a fenced in yard. As Jet has begun to come out of his shell he has discovered how much he LOVES to be active. His dream home is one with high energy teenagers, or adults, who will engage him in hours of playtime. In return, he will offer unconditional love and affection. In fact, Jet is known to lean into anyone within reach in order to gain human affection, attention, and love. Poor Jet did not have regular food access in his former life and, therefore, came to his foster family severely underweight. However, he is now putting on the pounds and joyfully learning that food will always be available to him. His newly consistent, and healthy, diet has allowed him to fuel his daily runs, walks, and explorations of the world-at-large. Jet gets along quite well with other dogs, cats, and older children. Kind, full of love, and so hopeful for the future, Jet will make his forever family the luckiest of humans. The adoption fee for Jet is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Please welcome TUCKER 2 to RESCUEDohio! Tucker 2 is a sweet and loyal 5 year old 72 lb yellow lab mix that came to us after his daddy died and his mommy lost her home so he had no where to go. One of our amazing volunteers made sure he was safe with us and not in a scary shelter. He brings tears to my eyes because the life and love he has known suddenly was gone and he was so very sad. We assured his momma we would find him the best home ever that would love him like she did. He is such a great dog, understandably a little timid at first, but once he trusts you he will love you like no other! He is great with dogs, kids, and is house trained. TUCKER DOES NEED A FENCED YARD! Tucker does have some food guarding with other dogs so does need to be fed separately when meal time. His ideal home has a dog playmate and a fence but no dog homes full of love will be considered with a fence. You can apply for TUCKER 2 at www.rescuedohio.org
Hi, I'm Stella. Can you see how sweet I am? My foster mom explained you would like to know a little about me, so Iâve written up a little biography of myself. I had a rough go of life until RESCUEDohio rescued me and my five 6-week-old puppies from a scary shelter right before I was to be put to sleep. I was very, very scared of humans, after all a shelter is a scary place, but thank goodness my foster family is patient with me as I'm learning to trust. My furry foster brother has helped a ton! I just LOVE other dogs. They help me feel more comfortable around people. I must have a forever home with a dog(s). Even though I'm still scared at times, I have never, ever once been aggressive or even growled at anyone. I'm completely house trained and walk beautifully on a leash. I love going for walks, and my tail wags even more if my foster brother is with us! Dogs make the best friends! I also think I would be good with cats, too, although I have yet to meet one. Young children might be too intimidating for me, though. I will do best in a home that has a fenced in yard. Even though I like my temporary family, I still get tempted to run away at times when I'm scared. I need a home with at least one other dog. I'm young (around two years old and about fifty pounds) so as my confidence is growing... I'm learning I like to play! Yay for play! I'll even get into mischief if I'm feeling extra spunky, which means I need a family who will correct me without scaring me - someone with extra patience. I just know I'm gonna make a great lifelong pet! I give kisses and wags of my tail and will love you if you're patient with me!!! The adoption fee for Stella is $300. Meet and greets will gladly be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Bogart (arenât you already in love with him, with a name like Humphrey?) is an eight-month-old Tibetan Spaniel mix who came to RESCUEDohio with his brother, Humphrey (youâre doubly in love now, arenât you?). Humphrey (white and tan) and Bogart (black) are a bonded pair, and need to be adopted together. Humphrey currently weighs thirteen pounds and Bogart seventeen. We are unsure how big they will get, but they will likely be small to medium sized dogs. Humphrey and Bogart are currently working very hard on both house training and learning their basic commands. Most importantly, though, they are busy exploring new toys, the yard, and soaking up all the cuddle time they can get! Humphrey and Bogart also do well around kids and other dogs. Their foster mommy says that Humphrey and Bogart have the eyes, and personality, that will cause a person to instantly fall in love with them! Humphrey and Bogart each have an adoption fee of $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, visit rescuedohio.org.
A 7 month old 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.
Humphrey (arenât you already in love with him, with a name like Humphrey?) is an eight-month-old Tibetan Spaniel mix who came to RESCUEDohio with his brother, Bogart (youâre doubly in love now, arenât you?). Humphrey (white and tan) and Bogart (black) are a bonded pair, and need to be adopted together. Humphrey currently weighs thirteen pounds and Bogart seventeen. We are unsure how big they will get, but they will likely be small to medium sized dogs. Humphrey and Bogart are currently working very hard on both house training and learning their basic commands. Most importantly, though, they are busy exploring new toys, the yard, and soaking up all the cuddle time they can get! Humphrey and Bogart also do well around kids and other dogs. Their foster mommy says that Humphrey and Bogart have the eyes, and personality, that will cause a person to instantly fall in love with them! Humphrey and Bogart each have an adoption fee of $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, visit rescuedohio.org.
Sansa is an amazing dog, and she is just waiting on the perfecrt family. Sansa was first brought to us over a year ago when her family lost their home. She was heartbroken to be separated from her family, but mostly she missed the little boy that she loved and protected from the time he was born. We thought we had found the prefect home for her when she was adopted into a family of five kids. She spent a year in that home to only be returned to us after she broke out of the invisible fence. Sansa is crate and housetrained, and has awesome manners. Due to being attacked by another dog in her first home, she has developed a fear of other dogs. She needs to be the only dog in the home, so that she can feel safe and secure. Regarding cats, Sansa's first owner told us that Sansa lived with a cat. When Sansa came to rescue we did attempt a cat test with her. She wanted to sniff the cat, and the cat hissed and batted at Sansa. Sansa then walked away from the cat and moved on to other things. We are not sure how this translates to behavior in the home, but her response was not what we would call aggressive. However, Sansa does have a prey drive that causes her to want to chase animals out in the wild. Sansa will therefore need a physical fence, so that she can play freely. She would love to be in a home with kids again as she just lights up when they come to visit her. Sansa truly is s gentle and loving soul. Her adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
This is the situation: Buddy Holly lost EVERYTHING when his owner died. He lost his humanâwho loved Buddy dearlyâhis home, and all that is familiar to him. Buddy Hollyâs owner died from a stroke. The sudden and complete loss Buddy is experiencing has greatly impacted this boy. What you need to truly understand is that, at the heart of things, Buddy Holly just wants love, reassurance, and to be by his people. However, this four-year-old Lab/Border Collie mix is, understandably, hesitant and unsure of himself now. He has lived with other dogs in a foster setting but takes time to warm-up to them. Because of that he needs at least two days of decompression time before meeting other dogs. If introduced too quickly he gets stressed out and acts aggressively. When introduced properly, he relaxes around other dogs and loves to play. Because of his fear around strange dogs he has some leash reactivity, and therefore, needs a fenced yard (or private yard setting) where he can have solo outside time without the worry of other dogs approaching him. One truly awesome trait about Buddy Holly is his love of water. Watching this seventy pound fella frolic and play in doggie pools, kiddie pools, or a pond will bring you intense joy. Buddy Holly exhibits too much interest in cats, and, due to his Border Collie background, will try to herd small children, so he is not a good match for a house with cats or young children. Buddy Holly is housebroken, neutered, and up-to-date on his shots. He will make a truly wonderful companion for a person willing to be patient while he decompresses and comes out of his shell. The adoption fee for Buddy Holly is fully sponsored. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To apply for Buddy Holly, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Hailee is about 1.5 years old and is a lab/carolina dog mix. She loves other dogs...whether it's playing or snuggling, she loves having a dog companion. In regards to people, she is pretty fearful of new people. She needs a patient adopter...someone who will let her come out of her shell on her own time. Although she is fearful, she very much wants to be a part of the family. She has a very sweet disposition and loves her people once she is adjusted. She will need a home with another confident dog and a fenced yard. Adoption fee is $300.
I am a beautiful and young Redtick Coonhound looking for an active family or individual. My vet says I am around two years old and weigh forty pounds. Although I enjoy being walked frequently, my favorite activity is running with the Pointers in my current foster home. They are really fast, but it's great fun zooming around the yard with them. Afterwards we jump in the pool to cool off. My foster mom adores me and gives me hugs and kisses which makes me feel special. I wasn't always treated so well in my short life. I can be cautious when meeting new people, but warm up quickly. It's about the same with new canine friends. A well-adjusted and playful dog friend would be great in my new home. Sometimes I use my mouth to play with my dog friends. I just put my mouth on them, much the way puppies play with each other, just so you know I am not trying to bite. Now since I am a Coonhound we are genetically bred to have a bit louder bark than, let's say, a Chihuahua! My foster mom has had other breeds in her home that bark much louder than me. But if I am hungry, want in the house, or need out of my crate, I will tell you! I am learning about toys too! I like the chew bone type toys and the ones that squeak. I am also very well-mannered and already have the whole âpotty training thingâ figured outâI am both house and crate trained. Prior to adoption, I will be spayed and current on vaccines. I already am receiving my monthly heartworm, flea and parasite protection. My 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 Arya and I am the smallest from my Game of Thrones litter. My siblings and I are Lab/Pit Terrier mixes and are seven weeks old. Donât let my size fool youâI have a BIG personality! One thing I definitely know at my young age is that I love to snuggle and take naps! I will also stay as close to you as possible so I can give you all the puppy kisses you can handle! Additionally, I am very smart and I will get the hang of this house training quickly! My adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets will be happily arranged for approved adopters. I will be ready to go home with you on August 31, 2017 so go to rescuedohio.org and put in an application for me right now!
Hershey is a 5-6 year old chocolate lab good with all dogs! He's cat selective. I'm not sure he would hurt one but he definitely chases a few of mine. He will never be anyone's running partner and stairs are hard for him. He really just wants to be with someone who is calm. I think he might be too inactive for young kids. BUT he is that perfect older lab- he's sweet and kind and gentle. And he thinks he's a lap dog-all 82 lbs of him.
Iâm going to kiss you! I LOVE giving puppy kisses. Really. Itâs my favorite thing to do! My name is Jorah and I am one of the Lab/Pit Terrier puppies from the Game of Thrones litter. I am a full seven weeks old already! In addition to giving kisses, I like to explore my surroundings and play. I also am happy to cuddleâ just as long as I have had my play time! Fun facts about me: I am sometimes a little clumsy and like to sleep in strange places (like my foster momâs work bag, or laying stretched out on top of my siblings). I am an affectionate boy and I will love you hard, so apply for me at rescuedohio.org and you can take me home when I am ready on August 31, 2017. I will give you puppy kisses every day after that forever and ever! My adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. Remember, to apply, visit rescuedohio.org.
I am the biggest pup in my Game of Thrones litter and I am a giant, playful, goofball! My name is Tormund and I am a seven-week-old Lab/Pit Terrier mix. I already like to chase any ball that you roll to me, and canât wait until I am big enough to play fetch with you outside! I am a confident guy and not afraid to investigate any and everything I see. After long play sessions, I like to take naps to regain my strength. Also, I am SERIOUSLY great at cuddling! I will always snuggle with you and keep you warm. After all, Winter Is Coming. I will be ready to go to my forever home on August 31, 2017. My adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Do you need a best friend to cuddle with and take on walks? Do you want a girl who will be loyal and love you unconditionally? If so, then thatâs me! Ella! Iâm the one for you! I am a five-year-old Lab/Pit mix and weigh about sixty-four pounds. There are lots of things I love in life. I love going on walks and spending time with people. I love kids, most dogs, and I even get along with cats! I also love nice soft beds and the couch. While itâs not a soft bed or couch, I also do well in my crate. I am housetrained so I will let you know if I need to go outside. Right now I have four puppies but, once they are able to be on their own and I get spayed, I can come home with you! My adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. Just go to rescuedohio.org and fill out an application â that way you can get approved and youâll be ready when Iâm ready!
Pal was nicknamed "playtime Pal" at the shelter for a reason...this boy loves to play with other dogs! He is a true stunner and will make someone a great companion. Pal is 1-2 years old and 70lb. Great with kids and dogs, hasn't been cat tested, but cannot be with chickens. He loves walks and just hanging out and really loves belly rubs.
Our sweet Ainsley recently had a litter of pups and now that they're almost all adopted, she's looking for a home of her own. She loves people - big or small, young or old. She just wants to be near them. She knows some commands and is almost house trained. She is a great size- small enough to cuddle in your lap but not a "small dog." She is crate trained and only barks to alert. Good with dogs, cats and kids! Adoption fee $300.
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
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Are you looking to add an adorable furry companion to your loving family? If so, you and I may be a perfect match. My name is Riley, and I'm approximately eight years young, but I'll also answer to sweet peanut. I can be ready to play fetch at a secondâs notice and I consider my toys some of my most prized possessions. My spunky, fun, and playful personality will confirm that I can easily be the life of any party. It's true that my smile is contagious and sure to melt your heart. Speaking of heart...I do have a mild condition, but I take my medicine every day and feel great. I enjoy short walks or long stroller rides and I'm always thrilled to be the center of attention. I have mastered the art of snuggling, and it's something that I look forward to sharing with my forever family. I'm crate trained, housebroken, and I currently reside with canine and feline friends. My adoption fee is $195. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Meet Baby, a 6 year-old yellow lab being fostered with her brother, Marley. Baby is a quiet gal who is happiest sniffing around the yard or getting her back scratched. You won't have to worry about dealing with those annoying puppy problems here....Baby is house-trained, does not chew, is very quiet and loves everyone/everything. We think her cute pink nose increases her overall rating to a 12/10. Baby would like to be adopted with her brother, Marley. They are very bonded and can't imagine a life without the other.
If you are a lab lover, Marley is your man! This 7-year-old guy is a dream. He is ready to take a stroll or relax under a shady tree. Sure puppies are fun, but there is something to be said for an adult dog who is already housetrained, calm, does not chew and gets along with everyone. Marley does have a special someone in his life...his 6-year-old sister, Baby. These two are bonded and would love to find a family who would welcome them both into their home. A big brother who looks after his little sister increases his ranking to a 14/10 in our books!
Cuteness Overload Alert! This nine-week-old Doxie/Chi/Jack Russell mix, who weighs approximately four and a half pounds, is not only adorable, he is as sweet as they come! Alex is your typical happy puppy who is a bundle of love and snuggles. He loves to play with toys and other dogs and is great with kids, too. Just like his sister, Annie, about the only thing Alex is not a big fan of is taking baths, because bath time is less time he can be out playing! After he is all played out, Alex enjoys taking naps in his crate and, in fact, sleeps through the night there. He is learning to potty outside, too. He will make the perfect family pet! When fully grown we anticipate Alex will be around twenty pounds. The adoption fee for Alex is $375. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
You don't get much cuter than Annie! This nine-week-old Doxie/Chi/Jack Russell mix, who weighs approximately four and a half pounds, is as sweet as can be and full of personality! She is a feisty, independent, and happy girl. Annie is excited by the newness of puppy life, and she loves to play and snuggle with her humans (big on snuggle time!)! In fact, the only thing Annie has found she isnât a big fan of is taking a bath, because she would rather be playing and exploring the big-wide world. Annie is catching on quickly to crate training, and in fact sleeps through the night in her crate. She is learning to potty outside, too. Great with kids and other dogs, this little gem will be the perfect addition to a family! When fully grown we anticipate she will be around twenty pounds. Annieâs adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Easy, breezy, and beautiful Samuel! Samuelâs foster mama says that this two and a half year old Pointer/Retriever mix is one of the easiest dogs she has ever fostered. Ladies and gentlemen, that is a statement to take note of, given how much this foster parent has done for rescues. Sheâs not kidding. Samuel arrived to his RESCUEDohio foster family fully housebroken and housetrained. Plus, he already knows how to sit and stay. This handsome fella is very obedient, well mannered, and walks well on a leash. He goes right into his crate when it is time for bed, and does not make a peep all night. Samuel loves to play with other dogs and also loves to play fetch with his human. He is so eager to please. Additionally, Samuel is trustworthy when left in the house alone and outside of his crate, though he does seem to prefer the comfort of his crate. Samuel was owned by an OSU student who surrendered him when she moved into an apartment that doesn't allow dogs. He has never been around kids, and children make him very nervous. Therefore, Samuel must be adopted by an adult-only home. As mentioned earlier, he is so desperately eager to please and is anxiously, and excitedly, awaiting his forever home. Samuelâs adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Please say hello to our darling Bella! Isnât she a doll??? A Yorkie/Maltese mix, Bella is approximately one and a half years old and the perfect dog for someone wanting a constant and loving companion. Bella came to RESCUEDohio after her owner sadly faced a medical situation and could no longer care for her, so she is now particularly attached to her humans. Bella adores her people so much that she would be thrilled with a forever family where someone works from home, or is home often, to keep her company. She would do best in a home where she can be held and doted on like the little princess that she is. Bella is also (mostly) house and crate trained but would prefer not to be put in a crate. Additionally, she is spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines. The adoption fee for Bella is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.