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.
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'm Titus! I am 1 year old shepherd mix available for adoption! I am around 60lb and we don't expect I will get much bigger, maybe just a little taller. I currently know all of my basic commands, am housebroken AND completely potty trained! I am high energy and LOVE to play. I live with my 2 foster siblings and go to daycare regularly but would do best in a home with submissive bigger dogs or as the only dog with the same energy level, sometimes I don't realize how big I am. I'm unsure about kitties; they look too much like my squeaky toys so I would probably do best in a home without them. I have one minor flaw that we're currently working on, sometimes I get a little frustrated on the leash when I see other dogs but it's a work in progress (remember that I love all other dogs!) and my foster mom says with a little more training I'll be good to go! I MUST HAVE a physical fence in my yard at least 5 ft tall, to make sure that I don't go on too many adventures! I MUST HAVE AN EXPERIENCED ADOPTER WHO CAN CONTINUE WORKING ON MY LEASH REACTIVITY. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS OR A FENCE. Adoption fee $300 Follow Titus on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/rescue_titus_rescuedohio/
Minnie is a goofy, wiggly, happy hound/lab mix puppy.She is very smart and, at five months old, knows her basic commands.Minnie is house trained but, given how playful she is, needs to go outside by herself to go potty or else she gets distracted playing. Minnie loves to sit in the yard, or at a window, and watch the outside world around her. She is very excited by life!Minnie is also crate trained and good on a leash. A highly energetic puppy, Minnie is playful with other dogs and kids and she loves humans.Her high energy might be too much for very young children, so her best match would be a family with children over thirteen years old. She would be a great addition for a family with another dog, and an especially excellent addition for an active family.She plays ball and is easy to train, so the sky is the limit with Minnie. Her adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application please visit rescuedohio.org.
Meet Buck (Bucky) and Brutus (Bruty)! These brothers are 8 year old Spanadors (cross between a lab and cocker spaniel) and have been together their whole life. They are so loving and eager to please! Bucky is very affectionate from the start. Brutus is a bit more timid but throw the ball with him a time or two and he is your friend for life! They are both potty-trained and have never been a minutes trouble! They are both great around children but have really not had much exposure to other animals other than their other "brother" who was a Great Dane. Adoption fee is $200 for both.
Hi, I'm Bingo! I am a two-year-old Chihuahua who has yet to meet a person or dog that doesn't instantaneously become my friend. My foster mom adores me and can't stop bombarding social media with my picture, because I am super handsome and adorable (I'm 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.
Meet Brownie! This energetic and fun loving chocolate lab mix can't wait to find her forever home. Brownie is a happy dog who is learning how to play with her dog buddies. Her tail is constantly wagging, and she likes to give hugs. Brownie is one year and eight months of age and has lots of youthful energy for playing. She is both house and crate trained. She sleeps through the night, especially when cuddled up next to her human. Brownie is good with dogs but has not been around cats or children, but we suspect she would do well them, too. Brownie has some issues with her tongue, so drinking water takes some time. She slobbers when drinking so a towel by her water bowl helps with puddles. When Brownie is nervous she drools but, as she gets comfortable, it lessens. What Brownie truly needs is a person or family willing to give her the time she needs to feel safe in her new environment, and allow her time to settle in. Brownie has had numerous tests and we haven't found anything medically wrong to explain the drooling. Some dogs simply drool. That disclaimer aside, Brownie is a kind, sweet, loving, and delightful girl who is eagerly awaiting her forever home. The adoption fee for Brownie is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedorhio.org.
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.
Shy and conservative when first meeting new people and dogs, Edward is slowly warming-up to life now he knows he is SAFE with RESCUEDohio. This sweet one-year-old Chihuahua cannot get enough time with his humans. He loves attention, praise, and treats from his people. Edward truly seems to live for his people, needing to be with them as much as possible, following them everywhere throughout the house. This twelve-pound boy would be delighted to have a forever home where he is carried from room to room, cuddled, and lavished with attention. Oh, and he needs a home with LOTS OF SQUEAKY TOYS! Aside from receiving love and attention from his humans, squeaky toys are Edwardâs favorite thing in life. He also enjoys playing fetch and, occasionally, tug-of-war. Edward is still learning that life outside the shelter is a safe place for him, so he requires slow introductions to dogs and is also reactive to humans and dogs when he goes on walks. As he gets more comfortable with his neighborhood, his leash reactivity will hopefully decreaseâthis little guy treasures walk timeâbut he will need a kind and patient forever family to help him know he is safe. While Edward is slowly coming out of his shell around the dogs at his forever home, and is a dog friendly guy. Since he does have stranger danger we are asking no kids under 13 in his home. Edward is house trained and does well in his crate (although he will bark when first put in there). All-in-all, Edward is a typical Chihuahuaâplayful with bursts of energy but also content to snuggle and lay out in the sun. The adoption fee for Edward is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Meet Elaine. She is about 1 year old and should be about 40 pounds! Elaine is a gentle puppy in need of a family with a fenced yard and another young, confident dog in the home. She is crate trained, house trained and great with kids in fact prefers them over adults. If you are looking for a gentle companion who is obedient and protective and sensitive to her environment this is the pup for you. She loves to play fetch in the backyard, chew on her chews, and chillax in her crate. She is initially shy and needs some time to warm up to your family, but with love and gentle encouragement will be a devoted companion for life. Adoption fee $300
Lucky is the family that will end up with Sansa. A super laid back girl who loves her humans and welcomes human visitors to the house, Sansa is an amazing dog. Here is Sansaâs backstory: 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 their invisible fence. This is not surprising as, like many dogs, Sansa likes to chase squirrels. Sansa is truly a kind and gentle girl who adores children. She would love to be in a home with kids again as she just lights up when they come to visit her. Sansa is both crate and housetrained, has awesome manners, and knows the commands âsitâ and âlay downâ. Walks and short runs bring Sansa great joy, but she doesnât have the stamina to go on them for long. Due to being attacked by another dog in her first home, she has developed a fear of dogs and needs to be the only dog in the home so that she can feel safe and secure. Sansa is a dog who loves to chase critters such as squirrels and rabbits. Sansaâs forever home will therefore need a physical fence so that she can play freely. Sansa truly is a sweet and loving soul who greatly deserves to find her forever family. Her adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Hi, I'm Toby! I am a four and a half year old Chihuahua in need of a forever home. I have been so lucky in that I have known love in my life, and I am looking to find another family to love me, and allow me to give them unending love in return (since I only weigh nine and a half pounds you can carry me, and love on me, everywhere you go!). You see, my previous owners loved me dearly but had to find me a new loving home. They're an elderly couple who, sadly, needed to move to an assisted living facility that wouldn't allow me to come. I miss them so very much but I know Iâll find a forever family! My former humans told RESCUEDohio that I am wonderful, loving dog.... and my foster parents said they couldn't agree more! I love to go on walks and explore... and I really like playing tug-of-war with my toys and foster parents. I especially like to cuddle and snuggle in their laps and burrow under blanketsâI'll even use my paw to get their attention to pet me. I also get along well with my foster siblings, another chi (like me) and a pug. I have yet to meet children or cats, so I donât know what I would think of them. As far as my potty manners go, my world was pretty much turned upside down and I am regressing a little. However, I hear that is normal. Lucky for me I have the most awesome foster mommy who is helping me with my potty training, and I know Iâll have it down soon! My adoption fee is $300, and meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Social, laid-back, and a 100% sweetheart, Charlie is an approximately one-and-a-half to two-year-old boxer mix. Charlie truly doesnât know a stranger; he likes children, other dogs, and cats. Charlie is a love-bug who is both easy going yet also very athletic. He loves being with people, snuggling, and going on walks. This social boy is very playful and enjoys playing with his furry dog siblings (he currently lives with three other dogs and one cat). Because Charlie is so social his forever home will be one with another dog. This sixty-five pound active guy also would do best with a physically fenced-in yard. Possessed with impeccable house training skills, Charlie has the run of his foster parentsâ home when they are at work and has never been put in a crate. He doesnât need, or want, a crate. The adoption fee for Charlie is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Whoâs ready to party??? JR is in the house! This year Staffordshire Terrier is THE life of the party. JR is the happiest of puppies who loves being around people! He has a playful spirit about him, his tail is always wagging, and he aims to please his humans. JR is around forty pounds.He is very smart and knows basic commands. Also, JR is fully potty and crate trained, in fact, he loves his crate! He will go in there on his own to chew a bone or have a rest. JR has let it be known that he hopes his forever family likes to cook, because he is the best chefâs assistant when his foster parents are cooking anything in the kitchen. He also has a sweet snuggly side to him. Watching a movie or your favorite TV show? This dude will curl up in your lap to enjoy it with you. JR sleeps through the night and when the alarm goes off in the morning he is ready to start his day! Full of energy, JR does not fully appreciate his strength when playing so he needs an experienced adopter who knows how to intervene if he begins roughhousing. He would do well with a calm fur sibling as younger dogs tend to get caught up in his excitement! JR would be a fantastic addition to a family with kids aged ten and older. JR loves being outsideâ¦.LOVES it! He could spend all day out there (make sure you put puppy sunscreen on his white fur! He will get sunburned). He would be an amazing running partner and source of motivation! He is the perfect combination of fun and sweet. The adoption fee for JR is $300.
Well hello, gorgeous! A prettier puppy than Harley Quinn is not to be found. Harley Quinn, a fifteen-week-old terrier/pit mix, is a delightful pup who wants it all out of life: play, nap, play, nap, and repeat! Luckily, she has energy to burn as she powers through play sessions with both her human and doggy friends. Speaking of friends, Harley Quinn adores children! Harley Quinn loves to play fetch with her tennis ball, tug-of-war, and go on long walks to burn off her energy. She also knows how to sit pretty and to come when called! She sleeps through the night and is working on potty training during the day. Harley Quinn is proud to report that she almost has the whole "potty training" thing down, as she now only has about two accidents a week! This fun and energetic girl has been spayed and is ready to go to her forever family, preferably one with a comfy couch to nap on after a day full of play. Harley Quinn's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets will be 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. Only families with children 13 and over will be considered. 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.
Are you in love? After looking at the adorable face of Marshall, the most handsome eight-month-old 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. Currently weighing in at forty pounds, Marshall might reach sixty or so pounds when fully grown. Potty trained, crate trained, and actively learning his commands, this lovable guy is very eager to please. 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.
Hi! My name is Maxwell and I am seven years young, as they say. You know how lots of dog profiles say, "needs a fenced yard with an active family"? Not me! I'm just looking for someone to hang out with and who will love me. Don't get me wrong, I like to take walks! But I promise not to bug you all day about it. All I ask is that you talk to me, and if you sing to me that's even better because I love it! My tail will wag ninety miles an hour if you even glance my way. I am just so happy to be in a home! I am housebroken and can be trusted to be left alone in the house. I am mellow, friendly, and I love all dogs and people! I am a total dreamboat. My adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Hey everybody! My name is Sheba and I am a hound mix. I am about five years old but you would never know it because I am full of energy and love to hike and play! I am a great big sister to my foster brother kitten, and used to live with other dogs! Get thisâIâm a dog that sleeps at night with a catâthatâs how well I get along with them. So, my forever family needs to be one that lets me in the bed, because right now I get to sleep in my foster mamaâs bed with my foster kitten brother. Sometimes I get upset when dogs I donât know get too close to me, but I just need slow introductions and a family who understands that sometimes I need extra space. I mean, who doesnât sometimes need a little personal space? My foster mama says I'm the best doggy ever (just look at the picture of us together to see what I mean. Iâm the best and I think sheâs the best, too!). If you're looking for a friend to explore the great outdoors with, then come home and kick back on the couch and snuggle, I'm your gal! My adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Like Beethovenâs âMoonlight Sonataâ, our Sonata can be smooth, tranquil, and then jump into exuberant life that will take your breath away. At nine months of age, our best guess for Sonataâs breed is that she is a lab/coonhound/pit mix. Currently thirty-five pounds, Sonata might grow to forty pounds. Sonata has a zest for life and is eager to be around people. She canât help but show you how happy she is to see you, and jumps on people to greet them. With training, she is getting better at that. She sleeps through the night in her foster momâs bed and is house trained. Sonata has also been trained to use the crate for up to three hours at a time. Friendly and outgoing, Sonata is good with other dogs, people, and cats. Because of her fondness for jumping on people. Sonata would do best in a house with children over six years of age. She and her foster brother play very hard together, and she also likes to expend her energy on leashed walks (where she insists on stopping to say hello to everybody). All in all, Sonata is a happy-go-lucky gal who will be thrilled to end her day curled with her forever person on the couch, happily cuddling. 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.