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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- Any Age
- Any Size
- Kid Friendly
- Cat Friendly
- Dog Friendly
- Special Needs
- All Breeds
Diesel is a wonderful and very handsome lab mix. This boy, who is about three years old, is housebroken and amazing with his inside behavior and energy. Anybody who sees Diesel "Go to Bed" instantly falls in love. Diesel, however, is not great with other dogs and therefore needs to be the head dog, aka only dog, in the house. This lovable guy would be a great fit for any family or owner who might have a back yard, as he loves to run around outside and gets overly excited when it's time to do so. If you are looking for an awesome buddy Diesel will happily fulfill that for you. His plusses are greater than his flaws, and if you give him a chance he would love to show you what a wonderful companion he can be! Dieselâs adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Tom was a long-term resident and volunteer favorite of the Franklin County Dog Shelter before coming to RO. He was finally adopted and thought he had found his forever home, but his adopters ended up listing him on CraigsList after their landlord discovered they had a dog. Fortunately, a shelter volunteer recognized Tom and brought him to RO to make sure he gets a great home this time. So, it is no fault of his own that poor Tom is seeking a forever family once again. He is a 2 year old male, good with kids, unsure of cats, and good with other dogs when properly introduced. Tom would love to be he most handsome addition to your family!
Hi! My name is Rocky, my foster mom says I am an underbite. Oops I mean underdog. I had a pretty tough start to life. It seems some humans were not very nice to me. But I have been working through it like a real champ! I have made so much progress with my training and want to continue to learn. I have gotten comfortable with my crate, car rides and even walks in the big city. I really love my people so I am looking for a home with people who like to cuddle! I would be happiest in a realxed home with a fenced in yard or without a fence but a in a quiet neighborhood. Sometimes it takes me a little while to warm up to new people. But the good news is I ALWAYS come around. Other important details about me are that I am lab- terrier mix, under forty-five pounds, and six years young. I am good with other dogs and cats. I like to play with both dogs and humans, but I am an overall low energy pup.
Fry is a very social and outgoing dog who makes friends wherever he goes! He was a staff favorite at Franklin County Shelter before moving in with his foster mom and siblings. These days, he is a perfect gentleman at home and at work (he goes to work with his foster momma!). Fry is very submissive with other dogs, and shows calming signals when approached by more dominate dogs. He is happy go-lucky and does a little dance when he sees his leash before walks. He has done well with strangers and dogs, as well as kids! He's a little unsure of wood floors and tends to move from rug to rug like the floor is lava! His foster mom loves his gentle disposition and sweet nature and wants him to find a home where he can continue to light up people's lives and get the love and attention he deserves.
Chico is a tiny 7 lbs boy who shows no sign of already being 10 years old. He has very typical chihuahua-mix energy but also loves his downtime in your lap or sunbathing. One parent was a Peke-a-Poo and gave him a beautiful, fringey black and white coat. It's soft and very cuddly! As a typical male chi, he can be protective of his owner and wants to be "in charge." He'd probably do well with a small female dog housemate, but can be food protective and would do best separated at mealtime. He will chase cats, so a cat would need to be dog-savvy. He's house trained and crate trained and very good at signalling when he needs to go out.
At just under 1 year old he is the perfect blend of calm and playful. He knows a few basic commands, walks well on a leash, is completely potty trained, and plays well with humans and other dogs. To learn more about adopting Deets go to: email@example.com.
Buddy is a very sweet male chihuahua. He is 9 years old but he looks way younger than his age. He is very well behaved, potty trained and crate trianed. He enjoys watching TV and car rides. He is one of the lowest maintenance dogs you ever meet. Just waiting for the right home to be loved.
Bubba is around 5 years old and is a husky mix (check out those amazing eyes!). He does well with kids and most dogs when a proper introduction is done. Bubba loves plushy toys and is a sleepy snuggle boy inside the house. He loves to join you and snuggle up on the couch or in bed. He truly has the softest fur EVER! Bubba is the most loving dog his foster mom has ever seen. He loves to give lots of kisses. He would love, love, love, a yard to zoom around in and have some privacy! He only needs to do that for a little bit each day and then he is lazy and snuggly. He is house and crate trained and really loves his crate. He is currently working on his leash manners so he can truly be perfect all around!
New to RESCUEDohio! Coffee bean's start to life wasn't exactly ideal. We found out about her and her then day old pups when her owner reached out to a rural shelter to surrender. Coffee had never left that property, never been inside a house, never had the opportunity to learn to be a pet. Sounds pretty crazy, we know! The first few days were overwhelming for this sweet girl, but she has flourished in her foster home. Coffee LOVES attention. She sticks close to her foster family (especially the little ones, kids are her favorite!) and adores snuggling up next to a human on the couch after a long day. She loves the resident kitty and is even learning to play with a dog! Coffee doesn't mind kid visitors, the more the better, but adults and new dogs can be a little scary so she loves practicing introductions with lots and lots of cheese. She is doing fantastic going potty outside but thinks walks around the neighborhood are still not so much fun. Coffee has so much love to give and she's the easiest most grateful girl but she wants a foster family willing to help introduce her to all the things in life she's never seen and be patient as she gets comfortable with them. Coffee will be busy taking care of her babies for another few weeks but will be ready for her forever home in the beginning of October!
Luke is a handsome 2 year old lab mix with beautiful green eyes! We think he is a lab/golden mix but possibly a little husky too. He loves all humans (including kids of all ages). He likes to nuzzle in between your arm and body to get close or lay his head in your lap while on the couch. When he came to RESCUEDohio, Luke was heartworm positive and is currently undergoing heartworm treatment. He will complete treatment and finally be able to ease out of exercise restriction at the end of November - just in time for the holiday season! Luke loves riding in the car and playing with dogs. His favorite toy is anything with food (puzzle toy, kong, chewy; if it is food he loves it) which makes training a breeze because he will do anything for food. Also his favorite activity is rolling in the grass, on the couch or his dog bed. Luke would do best in a home with a fenced backyard with an active playmate or someone dedicated to being active with him. He loves dogs of all sizes but is not a fan of cats.
Axel is a handsome 4 year old Siberian Husky who loves any and all people. He likes to go places and falls asleep instantly in the car as if he is a toddler. He enjoys taking walks outside for exercise, but doesn't care much for toys or playing fetch. His idea of a good toy is a chew bone or treat dispenser. Axel is pretty low energy and really loves lounging. He is content to have his people nearby but doesn't necessarily enjoy cuddling, he would rather stay on the floor snoozing! He is vocal in that he enjoys howling to get your attention or voices his need to go outside, but doesn't bark much. He actually doesn't even bark when someone knocks at the door or walks by the house - he doesn't seem to be the guard dog type. Axel's perfect home would allow him to keep someone company most of the day as they as provide him with a sense of security. He is a low maintenance boy - and is perfectly content if he is left to occupy himself while you are there. Axel has much love and happiness to offer to his forever home and is looking forward to settling with his new family!
New to RESCUEDohio! Coco is a 3 year old mix who weighs 50lbs. She loves playing with a tennis ball and sleeping in bed with her humans. She is perfect in the house and doesn't require a crate when you are gone. Coco is selective with other dogs and needs to be placed in a home with no other pets. She doesn't mind though and is happy as long as you can entertain her in the backyard! More info about Coco coming soon. Coco's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be scheduled for approved adopters. Apply at rescuedohio.org
Mistletoe is one handsome guy.....and just as sweet as he is good looking. He's just under a year old and can't wait to find his forever family. Although he loves to play with other dogs, Mistletoe doesn't really like to share his toys or treats, so he'd do best in a home without other pets or children. Mistletoe enjoys french fries, sunny days, and a good snuggle. Could you be his person? Mistletoe's adoption fee is $300.
Sweet, playful, affectionate and just a bit sassy describe me perfectly. My name is Badelia but my foster family refers to me as Hound Perfect. I am approximately 6 years old but I have an abundance of young, fun energy. Taking long walks, chasing a ball, using my Hound nose to sniff and explore and playing with my toys are just a few of my favorite things. I'm eager and willing to play at a seconds notice, but I have also mastered the art of snuggling, so long naps should be added to my favorites list. My first 6 years of my life was anything but fair. I lived outside on a chain and was forced to have multiple litters but I am learning that not everything in life is scary. I am building my confidence daily and I'm working on overcoming fears. I am seeking a quieter household with a patient, loving family to allow me time to adjust, feel comfortable and witness my true beautiful spirit. Badelia is housebroken, crate trained and eager to be loved by a family that she can call her very own.
Meet Skye! He is a 5 year old, 6.7lb Chihuahua mix. He came to RESCUEDohio after he was found with wounds from a pellet gun. The pellets were removed and he is healing well. Thankfully he still loves people - he is so playful and really likes to be held. He gets along with dogs, cats, and is fine with kids. He is crate trained, housebroken, and sleeps in his crate throughout the night. He is currently working on basic commands.
Corduroy is a 7mo shepherd mix and is a very sweet and gentle boy. At 46lbs, he is looking for someone to love him and let him be a lapdog; He loves to snuggle and be by your side throughout the house. He is great around small children and would do best in a house with a more confident dog. He has not been cat tested. He sleeps through the night and does well in a crate. He is potty trained and loves to go for walks! His favorite activity is running around the back yard with his foster brother. Corduroy was surrendered to us when his parents divorced and neither person could keep him, so he is longing for a family to provide the love and nurturing he has been missing out on. Due to his previous circumstances, he is nervous around new people and when scared, he may have a nervous pee. Once you earn his trust, he is the friendliest dog you could ask for!
NEW TO RESCUEDohio! Shelby is a 30lb Elkhound mix who was brought into a rural shelter as a stray. She is 2-3 and feeling a bit timid with all the changes but we are looking forward to seeing her blossom in a foster home.
Zeke is approximately 4 years old and 27 lbs. Heâs a super friendly guy who loves to play, take long walks and hang out with his people. Heâs great at snuggling on the couch too! Heâs had prior training and really listens well. He knows how to sit, lay down, come and shake, but heâs still working on his leash walking. Heâs a quiet passenger in the car so taking him for trips would be a breeze. This happy go lucky guy wants to find his forever home soon.
New to RescuedOhio! More info coming soon!
New to RescuedOhio! More info coming soon!
Crispin is a handsome Doberman mix and is looking for his forever home. At 6 months old, heâs 39 pounds and a bundle of energy. He loves to snuggle on the couch with his foster mom and in bed at night, too! He also loves to play, especially with other dogs, and go for long walks outside, greeting everyone he meets. Cripsin is potty-trained, crate-trained, and does well on a leash. Heâd love a home with a yard and another dog, if possible, with a family who has time to play and burn off some of his puppy energy.
Mac is an approximately two year old black lab/Great Dane mix. He is a neutered male and 68 pounds. He has the love and loyalty of a lab and the goofiness and timidness of a Great Dane. He does well with other dogs, especially after he has a few minutes to get acquainted. Goes in a crate on command and has his potty training under control and asks to go outside. Mac walks well on a leash and knows his boundaries with furniture and counters. If you love "derpy" personalities, Mac is the guy for you!
New to RESCUEDohio! Carrie is part of the Halloween litter, although these pups are more cute than they are spooky. Carrie is a hound mix, currently weighing in at 5lbs and expected to be small/medium size fully grown. At just 7 weeks old, Carrie is confident and outgoing. Her foster mom says she is a spunky, sweet little girl. She goes potty outside and loves her crate, toys, people and other animals.
New to RESCUEDohio is Lego! He is an almost two year old tripod. Lego is a lab/pit mix that is almost two years old. He is housebroken, knows how to sit, stay and even laydown for a treat! He loves sharing a bed with another dog. He gets along with other dogs and we think he would love to have a companion friend to play with. Lego is still very puppy when it comes to play time. When he is tired, he likes to play laying down. He likes to play outside and will lay in the sun. Lego is very loyal and will be someoneâs best friend. Our vet does not think he will be a dog to be walked, a fenced in yard would be great! He also does not think Lego should be crated. A carpeted home will help with traction. In the future Lego may possibly need anti inflammatory medicine. For more information please contact rescuedohio.org.
NEW TO RESCUEDohio! Atlas and his brother Orion are recent surrenders to rescue and have just lost everything they've ever known. We know they're probably scared and heartbroken but we want to make sure we do everything we can to make sure that they are loved and will find perfect forever homes. Orion is around 7 years and 90 lbs.
Chucky is a 7 lb beagle mix but expected to be around 35-55lbs fully grown. He came to us with his brothers and sisters as part of the Halloween litter. He is a happy and playful guy, he enjoys running around and exploring everything. His small size doesnt stop him from an adventure. He has no problem playing with his much larger foster brothers as well as climbing and jumping off of things. He has no problem keeping himself entertained with a toy or a bone. After a good romp around he would love to give some puppy kisses and snuggle into a good nap to recharge.
New to RESCUEDohio - Stella is a fun loving 10 month old Lab mix. She loves toys, attention and playing fetch. She is great with kids but does not realize how big she is sometimes...she would love to be a lap dog but settles for laying her head in your lap. She has her house manners down and is potty trained.
New to RESCUEDohio! Jason is part of the Halloween litter, although these pups are more cute than they are spooky. Jason is a hound mix, currently weighing in at 7lbs and expected to be small/medium size fully grown. At just 9 weeks old, Jason is confident and outgoing. His foster mom says he is a spunky, sweet little boy. He goes potty outside and loves his crate, toys, people and other animals.
Hi! My name is Quinn and I'm a 4-5 month old cattle dog mix. I was found in Gallia county wandering around as a stray. Can you believe that? I'm only a baby! Are you a person who loves going for walks or a runner? Then I'm the dog for you. I walk fantastic on a leash and love going for walks. I would even make a really good running partner once I get some practice. I also haven't met a dog or human that I don't like; which means that I would be a good dog park candidate. I love all my foster siblings, even the cats. I get crated during the day with my foster siblings and I do well in the crate during the day. I am still working on potty training. I'm getting better and better every day especially because foster mom gives me treats when I go potty outside. Foster mom calls me a "quick learner". I enjoy snuggling, either with foster parents at night in bed or with foster siblings on the couch at night. Toys are the best thing ever!! As long as I have lots of toys, I'll be a happy camper.
Jenny is a smart, sweet, house trained 1-2 year old 50lbs shepherd mix. She is very obedient and in tune with her humans. She is food motivated, which makes it easier to teach her new tricks. She is easily bribed into a crate with food. Although she will bark and cry a little bit when you leave, she will enthusiastically welcome you back. Her tail wags so hard in excitement that in takes the rear quarter of her body with it. She also loves to give kisses. She is a real joy to have around the house and many people are captivated by her beautiful brown eyes. She loves everyone she meets including children. She has not been cat tested, but she has gotten along with the dogs she has been introduced to. She is a medium energy dog able to adapt to your activity level. Take her for a walk in the morning and evening, maybe play fetch for a little bit and then she is content just to hang out with you.
Bosco is a low energy dog that wants someone to relax with and love on him. He enjoys chewing on bones and watching animal planet! He is not very vocal and enjoys just sniffing around the backyard or by your side. He gets along with every person and dog he meets. Heâs a little nervous on walks but is starting to come around! He knows sit and is crate trained. He does very well at night outside of his crate sleeping next to your bed.
New to RescuedOhio! Sid is the epitome of a gentle giant. He is a 2-3 year old Labra-Dane, and is the perfect mixture of both breeds. Large and loving, but also playful and goofy. He came to the rescue after being thrown out of car, presumably by his previous owner. He tried to run to catch her but luckily for us he wasnât successful. Sid was injured, underweight, and positive for Lyme disease, but is steadily healing and improving every day with a positive attitude! He is sweet as can be, and good with cats and dogs. Heâs potty trained and great at signaling when he needs to go. He is a sleepy boy that likes nothing more than laying on the couch chewing on a bone. Sid would be a perfect puzzle piece in someoneâs family, possibly yours!
Alexis is a 6 year old shih tzu mix who spent the first years of her life in a puppy mill producing babies. Thankfully she was surrendered to the local county shelter who contacted Rescuedohio. She's a sweet girl who would love to have a person of her very own. Apply today!
Rudie is an 8 year old lab mix who unfortunately is hearthworm positive and will soon begin treatment. The rescue will cover all costs of treatment and adoption will be finalized after he is able to be neutered. Good with dogs, cats, and kids! He's a perfect sweetheart who doesn't try to jump on your furniture and loves to be brushed. Meet this hunk today!
Cody has a very sad story, but fortunately there is a happy ending. The dog warden in the county Cody was living in got a call about dogs loose without shelter so they went to investigate. Upon entering the property, they realized how bad the living conditions were. The dog warden was issued a search warrant to enter the home and seized 6 dogs, including Cody. He had been tied to a cabinet in the kitchen for who knows how long. Cody is a 9 year old yellow Lab mix. When he arrived to the shelter, he was underweight, dirty and covered with fleas. Cody has gained weight and is receiving medical attention. We are still learning more about Cody, but one thing we know for sure is that he would love to spend time on a comfy dog bed and no longer forced to be tied to a kitchen cabinet. Cody is a sweet, beautiful, gentle soul. He loves all people and dogs he meets. His foster expected to pick up a scared, broken dog. Instead, Cody is warm, loving, and easy going. He sleeps beautifully through the night. We arenât sure why, but he loves humans, and at the end of the day his favorite thing is lounging on the couch next to his people. Cody doesnât love being in his crate so we try not to leave him in it too long. We think he would be fine free to roam â but havenât had a chance to test it out. He lives with 4 foster siblings and they all get along just fine.