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.
- Any Type
- Any Age
- Any Size
- Kid Friendly
- Cat Friendly
- Dog Friendly
- Special Needs
- All Breeds
Diesel is an adult, large lab mix who has been with us for a couple years now. Prior to that, he was at the Franklin County Dog Shelter, so we are eagerly waiting for him to find his forever home! He enjoys the typical dog things...playing, eating new foods, and giving humans attention. His foster dad is one of his best friends and many of our volunteers love him. He is super fast so he would love his forever home have a fenced yard so he can practice his running and fetching skills. Diesel gets shy around new people and really energetic in new environments, but these are things he's working on and would love if you could help him out. Because he has made such great friends with all of the humans at RescuedOhio, he tends to prefer humans over other dogs and pets, and would need to be the only dog in the household. It's tough to understand sometimes, but we all have had experiences we've dealt with in the past that make us who we are today. Diesels adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Sonata (Nat) is a 2 year old lab and pitt mix. She is about 55 lbs and is a very happy girl. Sonata is a young, playful go-getter. She loves to jump and run and would do best with a fenced back yard. She greets everyone exuberantly and is working on her leash manners. She loves to soak up attention from her people, but can also entertain herself with toys and chews when you are busy. She is potty and house trained. She is good with cats and older children. She has lived with other dogs in the past, but we think she needs to be the only dog in her forever home. Sonata's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters...please visit rescuedohio.org to apply.
Celena is a 1-2 year old brindle lab mix weighing in around 40lbs. She's a happy, energetic girl, who loves to play and run around the back yard. She is house trained, potty trained and sleeps well in a crate at night. She has never met a stranger and lives to make her humans happy. She does well with kids, however with her high energy level, we recommend children who are older. She is still learning her manners with socialization, therefore needs slow introductions with new dogs. She does not do well with cats. She is looking for someone who is an experienced dog owner and who will let her snuggle on the couch to get all the belly rubs she deserves. Celena's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply at rescuedohio.org.
Hi, My name is Ethel. I am a ten year old Chihuahua Mix. If you're looking for a little love dog, I may be your girl. I might only be 8 pounds but I am full of energy and spunk. Once I pick my person, I get very attached...if you want a loyal lap dog, you're looking at her! While I am a senior, I still have tons of energy and love to play with fuzzy squeaky toys I can fit in my mouth. My foster momma says we still have a few things to work on, but I think I'm perfect. I will need either a fenced in back yard or someone who is home frequently to take me out every 3-4 hours. I have never been crate trained so crates are scary to me, but with my best friend at my side I am starting to learn. Harnesses and leashes sometimes give me anxiety, so you have to be patient with me while I learn to trust you. My family or my person will need to be someone who is patient and has time to let me come out of my shell. I was an only dog for 10 years of my life, so everything new is scary. I'm good with other dogs but because of my size large dogs scare me. I'd love a home without kids or with kids over the age of 8 years old. All I want is a home and a person to spend my sunset years with. If your home sounds like a fit, I'd love if you would submit an application to meet me at rescuedohio.org. My adoption fee is $195.
Do you have room in your heart and space in your home for a 6 1/2 yr. gentle giant? If so, Zeus will be an ideal pet! He is a St. Bernard/Great Dane Mix and 170lbs. Zeus is large but gentle and very well mannered. He knows his name, walk, ride, sit, and down. He is content to hang out with you and nap, but will take over the whole sofa if you let him! Zeus would enjoy a fenced yard, daily short walks, open space and probably limited stairs as he gets older as he has arthritis. Zeus' adoption fee is $195 and meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply at rescuedohio.org to meet this special guy!
Zoe is a 2 year old boxer mix with a heart of gold. She came to RO very pregnant, raised 10 sweet little pups, and is now looking for a home of her own. She'd love a home with a fenced yard and lots of love to give. Apply for Zoe at www.rescuedohio.org! Her adoption fee is $300.
Meet 70lbs of pure love, Chunk! This handsome beefcake is very outgoing and loves meeting new people. Chunk was found as a stray but clearly knows that hes a family dog at heart. He knows to sit for treats, how to go potty outside, and how to hang out in his crate. Chunk lives with a foster sister and brother, and loves them both. He also loves to run, run, run! Chunk will need a home with a fenced yard so he can spend his days playing and soaking up the sun. Apartment life is NOT for him. Chunk is a BFGbig friendly giant, but he doesnt know his strength and tries to knock his foster mom over when he gets excited to greet her, so he will do best in a home with older kids. Chunk has prey drive outdoors (squirrel!), so he will do best in a home without small animals who share his space in the yard. Interested in making Chunk a permanent part of your family? Apply online at RESCUEDohio.org. His adoption fee is $300.
Are you one of those rare people who can leave a Christmas present sit under the tree for weeks without shaking it or peeking inside? Do you respect those "Do Not Open Until December 25th" gift tags? If so, you might just be the kind of person Maggie needs! This girl needs a patient human who is okay "waiting for the present" - which in her case, the present is endless snuggles and kisses. Maggie takes time to warm up to new people, but once she does, she is the sweetest pup. She needs a dedicated human who will use positive reinforcement training to continue teaching her "how to dog." She is a 60lb, 2 1/2 year old pit mix who is muzzle trained and knows sit, down, touch, drop it, and go to your mat. She loves routine and will even put herself to bed at night. Maggies Forever Family Wish List: Family willing to continue training Adult only home Privacy fence Family who is home frequently with few visitors Confident, laid back resident dog (or no other dogs if family is home more often than not) Single family home (no apartments) Dog handling experience If this describes you & you're ready for a new best friend, apply for Maggie at RESCUEDohio.org. Maggie's adoption fee is $300.
Do you enjoy long, long walks on a leash? How about late dinners? If so, then I'm your guy! I'm Gary and I am a large, 9 month old Anatolian/German shepherd mix. I've had a pretty rough start to my short life, suffering a GSW to my right front shoulder. I'm on the mend and ready to find my forever home. I can be very shy and gentle, but I'm really starting to come out of my shell the longer I'm in my foster home. Give me a blanket/pillow and I would love to nap at your feet. I'm housebroken and working on my crate training. I love doing anything outside and am told I walk well on a leash. Oh, and I really love bones to chew on. Based on my past, I'm very scared of men and will need a foster home with patience as I learn some people are not scary. I get startled easily so a home with a fenced in yard might be good for me. My adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply today at rescuedohio.org!
Hi, my name is Stewie but my friends call me Stu! I'm an 11 month old Bordie Collie mix and full of fun. There is never a dull moment when I'm around. I'm quite shy with new people, so am looking for a quiet home with someone who will let me come out of my shell. I'm a big lover boy once I get to know you and love to cuddle up on the couch for movie nights. I'm crate trained and I learned to ring the bell when I need to go potty. My foster mom said Im smart because Ive learned so much in just a few weeks. I would love to meet a family with a quiet home, a fenced yard, and another dog...I'd love to be a jogging companion or a snuggle bug after we spent a long day hiking. Please fill out an app and let me join your tribe. My adoption fee is $300; apply now at rescuedohio.org!
Bella is ready to be your new best friend. With 8 years of experience under her belt, she already knows the basics of being a companion. Bella is potty-trained, trustworthy in the house, knows a few commands and is excellent at cuddling. She likes to play with toys or chew on antlers. Bella is very athletic and will require a 6ft fence or daily walks for exercise. Because of her high prey drive, Bella thinks cats are for chasing and wouldnt do well with one in her new home. Bella is extremely affectionate with people. She can be selective about dog friends so would need to meet any dog siblings first, though would really rather have a human family all to herself. Bella is smart and treat motivated so could likely learn new tricks easily. She is already a pro at using her pouty lip to get extra treats in her foster home. Bella's adoption fee is $195. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply at rescuedohio.org!
Dante came to RESCUEDohio from a rural part of Kentucky. The shelter said he was a Basset Hound/Lab mix and 2 years old. Dante was very unsure of his new environment until he met his foster dog brother and they instantly became best friends! He's a short guy at only 40 pounds but he's a quick learner. So far he's become an expert in getting pet, snuggles, cuddles, and affection, and he's learning all about being in a house and having walks as we speak. Dante seems comfortable with a variety of activity levels. Want to go run for a few miles? He'll do that. Want to be a couch potato? He'll do that too. He's yet to meet a dog he doesn't like, but we don't know if he's ever been around cats and kids. He's currently waiting to be neutered at the beginning of March and is only available for Foster to Adopt until his surgery. Dante's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply today at rescuedohio.org.
Bonjour! J'em pelle, Aubade. This gentleman comes to RESCUEDohio from Kentucky, where the shelter workers named him Aubade, French for music appropriate to the dawn (pronounced: aw-bayd). While we cant speak to his heritage, we can say Monsieur Aubade appreciates the finer things in life. Just ask him for a bistro recommendation and hell tell you, Ze charcuterie is magnifique. The guy loves his turkey and cheese chews. Hed happily enjoy spending the afternoon strolling up the French riviera or lazing about, as long as youre by his side. True to his name, Aubade *snores* in the dawn. Hes going to wine and dine his way right into your heart, friends. Heres what else we know about him: - Boxer mix - 1 year old - 45 lbs - Medium energy - Friendly with medium- and large-sized dogs - Currently living with a cat, but that's probably not advised, long-term If you're looking to add a little culture in your life, apply today at rescuedohio.org. Aubade's adoption fee is $300.
Angelo is a 1 year old Shepherd mix and about 40lbs. He is a very sweet, high-energy boy. He loves playing with other dogs and toys and will go, go, go until he needs a quick nap to recharge. He also loves giving hugs and curling up next to his people on the couch to chew on a toy or bone. This boy likes variety and will try out every toy he sees before finding just the right one. Angelo's favorite thing is playing with his foster sisters and all the toys. He likes to pick out a new toy every 5 minutes and bring it up to the couch, lay on a pillow and chew on it. He loves going on walks and does very well on a leash but he can get excited about birds and other dogs he sees. Even though this boy is the energizer bunny, he'll stay perfectly quiet in his crate through the night. He's currently working on potty training and learning basic commands like "sit" and "down". You'll never have a dull moment with this happy, goofy boy! Angelo's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply today at rescuedohio.org!
Lil' Debbie came to us from a rural shelter in Kentucky. Weighing in at about 30lbs, she is thought to be about 6 months old. She's working on the potty training bit, not jumping, & she can be a bit playful with biting (but nothing aggressive). She has a bright personality & is very interested in all the new things she sees. She loves playing with her foster siblings (sometimes more than they want to). But she is also happy laying next to you on the couch. She's only been in her foster home a short while, so we will keep you posted on what else we learn about this girl! Lil' Debbie's adoption fee is $300. Apply today at rescuedohio.org to meet her!
Lito is a 2 year old, male chihuahua who weighs about 7 lbs. He's typically protective and possessive, and loves to constantly be in your lap. He gets along with other dogs, preferably females and not too big. He crates well, and rests all night with the crate covered. He knows how to use a pet door. Lito is not quite leash-trained yet but he's very smart and food motivated, so should be a quick learner. Lito's adoption fee is $300. If you'd like to meet him, please fill out an application at rescuedohio.org.