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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Coco's favorite hobbies are playing with a tennis ball and sleeping in bed with her humans. She is a 3 year old Catahoula mixwho weighs 50lbs. She is perfect in the house and doesn't require a crate when you are gone. Coco enjoys playing with several dogs at her foster family's house and does well when supervised. Coco is an energetic girl and will need a family who can keep up. She'd love daily walks and play sessions in the backyard. Meet and greets can be scheduled for approved adopters. Apply at rescuedohio.org
Desi is your typical happy, playful hound who is as silly as they come. She absolutely loves her foster fub siblings which means she's able to get along with dogs and cats. Desi is a 50lb,1-2 year old mix who was found as a stray. Desi is learning new commands and has mastered sit and shake! As a bonus, she is completely crate and house trained. Desi is going to take a special adopter who understands her initial hesitation with meeting new people. She is not your typical happy-go-lucky dog on first meeting, but once she warms up to you, she's is an absolute delight. Desi will require another dog in the house and a fenced yard. No expections will be made. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Desi's adoption fee is $300.
Clover is a LOVER. She needs a home with people who are open to cuddling and petting all day long. She wants to be with her people and is happiest asleep with her head in their lap while they read or work. She does not cope well alone, and is best suited to a household where someone is around most of the time. Clover is a CHEWER. You will need to provide chew toys and put leather good up where she can't reach them. She sleeps in her crate at night because she likes the coziness and she tends to find things to chew if she is left out alone. She never fails to come when called, but she is shy and nervous around new people. She has been known to hide in her crate if people are in the house that she is wary of. Clover is VERY SOCIAL and she loves playing with other big dogs. She has a big prey drive so would do best in a home without a small dog or cats. She would do best in a home with older children because she does not like being climbed on and although she has never hurt anyone, she may give a warning growl. Despite her flaws, Clover is a sweet beautiful girl who would make the perfect addition for the right family.
Andie is a sweet girl who loves to play, especially a good game ofchase with a doggy friend or her human! She'd love a fenced yard to do zoomies in a few times a day and then snuggle up on the couch to nap. She loves people, but can bea bit timid, so another dog and aphysical fence areneeded for her. She gets anxious if left home for long periods of time, so a home where someone isn't gone all day would be ideal. She loves to give kisses and can't wait to find her forever home!
"Hi, I'm Diesel, I'm working on getting my instagram account up and running but this will do for now! I have been with Rescued Ohio for a couple of years now. I have met some great people but my foster dad is one of my best friends, and he could tell you all about me. I enjoy playing, eating new foods, and giving others attention. I am also super fast and it would be great if you had a fenced yard that I could practice my fetching skills in. Oh, also...sometimes I get shy around new people and really energetic in new environments, but these are things that I am working on and I would love if you could help me. Our volunteers have done a great job with me and I know you can too! Because I have made such great friends with all of the humans at Rescued Ohio, I tend to prefer humans over other dogs & pets and would need to be the only dog in the household. It's tough to understand sometimes, even for me, but we all have had experiences we've dealt with in the past that make us who we are today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will be willing to meet me! :)" Diesel's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Check out our beautiful girl Meka! She is a young shepherd mix who came to RESCUEDohio from Pike Countywith her brother Ogden. Our special girl Meka is looking for a really special home.Sheis working hard on trusting people and will need a family to give her the time she needs to trust them. She requires a fenced in yard and a quiethome with patient people willing to work with Meka on her social anxiety. Meka thrives when other dogs are around so we'd love to see her in a home with another confident dog. Her personality shines when she is with other playful dogs...she loves to chase and play with them!She currently lives with two dogs in her foster home and they are helping her confidence tremendously. Meka is crate trained and almost housebroken. Sheis working on basic commands and learning to walk on leash. She knows down, sit, and touch really well. She is food motivated, so she will learn new commands easily. Meka likes to have fun by playing with balls and squeaky toys. She enjoys her quiet time with a bone to chew on. Meka loves to give kisses to her person and dog siblings.
New to RESCUEDohio! Fefe is a 2 year old lab mix who is thrilled to be out of a rough shelter and given the chance to get well and find her forever home. She is 43 lbs, dog friendly and would prefer a home with another dog.
Sonata (Nat) is a younggo-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). The adoption fee for Sonata is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters...please visit rescuedohio.org to apply.
Zoey is a 3 year old pit bull mix who was surrendered with her brother Ruger. Her brother was adopted and our sweet girl cannot figure out why she hasn't found her forever home yet. Zoey loves treats and is very playful, but also loves to snuggle with her people. Doesn't she have the cutest head tilt? Her adoption fee$300; apply now at RESCUEDohio.org.
This handsome boy is Otto and he came to us from a shelter asking for help because he had a broken leg. Once we got him to the vet we found out that that broken leg was due to a gunshot wound. I know, who could shoot a beautiful and sweet boy like this?! Otto is a one year old shepherd hound mix and is about as perfect as they come. He is the biggest snuggle bug and the reason why they say dog is man's / woman's best friend. The only place you will ever find him when he is not snuggled up quietly in his crate is right on your feet or on your lap. He has wonderful house manners and he loves his crate. He is great with cats and loves other dogs, he just needs a slow introduction. He has been trained on a gentle leader so he walks very well on a leash and is great in the car. He is really excited to show you that he sits with just a hand signal or if you want to say the word he doesn't mind either but he is so good that he usually just sits in front of you if you look at him because he assumes you expect it. He is learning to lay down and to give his paw but he still gets a little excited about those. Are you looking for a new best friend? Look no further, you have found your guy. All he needs is a little bit of attention and he will have you wrapped around his little paw. His favorite things are ice cubes and toys, especially the kind he can chew on, but most importantly, he just likes to snuggle with his family. Otto's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Celena is a 1-2 year old brindle mix weighing in around 40lbs. She came to us from a sister shelter, in desperate need of surgery to repair a prolapsed rectum. Since her surgery, she has been 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.
Chucky is a 1.5 year old poodle mix who came to us with his momma from an overcrowded Ohio shelter. He has a lot of energy and would love a home where he has someone to play with.He does well with older children but might be too much for little ones. He gets along with other dogs but would do best in a home with a strong, young female pup. After a long day, Chucky's favorite thing to do is lay on hisperson's lap. He is house broken, crate trained, and knows how to use a pet door. He can be protective of his crate and toys, so would need supervision there. He'svery vocal and probably not suitable for an apartment. Chucky likes toys and belly rubs and behaves well for grooming of his long fur.
Eliot is a handsome boy a little over two years old. Wherever he goes people are drawn to his gorgeous markings. He's a bit shy and fearful when he first meets new people, but quickly warms up. He does get the zoomies so he would do best in a larger yard and with a running or hiking partner. While he gets along well with other dogs and enjoys going to doggie daycare, he is in his element when he is running and chasing squirrels - which he never catches. He would do best with someone who is able to provide him an outlet for his adventurous spirit. He's the type of dog of which novels are written - a companion for cross-country hikes. At the same time, he loves to cuddle in bed and will greet you in the morning with a wiggle butt and always something in his mouth - whether it be a bone or a toy. He is loyal and protective, but a barker when someone comes into his territory or when he's playing with other dogs.
Odin is a 15 week old Pitbull puppy. He's currently 15lbs and we expect him to get to 50lbs once fully grown. He has a lot of energy and is looking for his perfect home. Loves to play with his toys and other pups! He has the cutest overbite that's irresistible, but he will need regular check-in's with the doggie dentist once adopted to make sure he's not having any issues. He already knows how to sit and is working on his potty training. Does great in his crate after a few minutes and sleeps through the night.
Check out the smile on our girl Laretta! She loves humans and gives lots of kisses. More info coming soon as we get to know this sweet girl better.
Mason is a shepherd mix who is approximately one year old and 55 lbs. He is a young pup with medium energy so he would love an active family to take him on walks and play fetch, or another dog playmate to run around with. He is currently working on perfecting his manners but he is super smart and picking things up quickly! He knows sit and is working on down. He is crate trained and sleeps through the night. He loves playing with this foster dog siblings and his toys.
Anderson is a 5 month old Shepherd mix puppy that was found as a stray in Pike county. Heis an adorable smart pup in training. He is high energy and seems to always be on the go. But once he burns off the energy he loves to curl up next to you for some snuggle time. He is still learning puppy manners with chewing and jumping, but he is getting there quickly. He is crate trained and nearlyhouse broken, with an occasional accident or two post play time.He has started ringing the bells to let his foster family know when he wants to goout. He loves playing with puzzle toys and working for that treat...especially if it's peanut butter or cheese! He will follow you anywhere for a cheese and peanut butter mini sandwich. Anderson is looking for a family that can be patient with him as he learns. He wasn't properly socialized and can be a little timid, so he'd love a home where his forever family is willing to help him out. He would prefer a home without cats or young children, but is great with older children and other young dogs.
Are you looking for a golden eyed beauty to add to your family? Well look no further because Indra is your girl! Indra is a 55lb, 4(ish) year old, Husky mix with possibly some Akita and/or German Shepherd added in there too. She is house trained and although she will bark/howl when first put in her crate she does seem to settle down after a few minutes. She is good with other dogs and has lived with cats but may do best in a home without them. Indra lives for attention and would love all the belly scratches you can give her. She does seem to get a little jealous when you'repaying attention to another dog instead of her and she tries to wriggle her way in but she is getting better and learning to be patient and wait her turn. She knows simple commands like sitand down and is working on others. Indra is pretty laid back and does not seem to have a lot of energy/want to play a lot but she will run around the back yard with her foster siblings. She is a super sweet girl that just can't wait to wriggleher way into your heart and home.
Kelly came to us a couple months ago as a soon-to-be mom. Her puppies have all been adopted so now it's time to find this momma her permanent family. She's a 3 year old golden retriever mix. She's had a rough go since having her puppies, fighting off some skin allergies andstill waiting to be spayed. She could stand to put on a few pounds but that shouldn't be too hard with her love of treats. She loves to sniff around the yard & enjoys being around other dogs (cats not so much). She's improved her manners quite a bit but will occasionally jump up. She's house-trained but doesn't love her crate. Kelly's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at www.rescuedohio.org
Greetings, I'm Jacob! I'm a 2 year old medium-side Plott Hound mix, weighing in around 40 pounds. My rescue family and I are still getting to know each other, but I'm pretty sure I've impressed them already. I'm crate trained, sleep peacefully through the night, and am happy to chill out in my crate during the day when you need me to. No accidents so far and I'm not interested in marking inside the house. While I'm still adjusting to home life after leaving the shelter, my foster mom says I'm easy because you can win me over with a quiet introduction that includes pets and jerky. Speaking of jerky, I LOVE IT. Did you know that, if someone says "sit" and you put your bum on the ground, you get jerky? It's the best. My foster mom keeps saying new words and, when I figure out what to do, I get even more jerky. She says I am "super smart" and "easy to train." I don't know what that means other than I get more jerky. Humans are the best! I'm a sweet, chill guy and love playing with my toys and hanging out with my people. I don't want you to miss a package, so I will let you know when someone is at the door. Other than that, I'm quiet and don't bark much. I am the most excited when I get to meet other dogs. I do best when introductions are slow and I have a chance to get my zoomies out. After that, I'm ready to play! Since I'm still a little cautious around new things, I would do best with older kids who know to give me space and time and sniffs when we first meet. No idea about how I do with cats, but we can give it a try! My favorite place is around my family so I can snuggle on blankets, get pets, give sniffs, and enjoy this new life. I can't wait to find my furever family - let me know if you might be it!
Meet Ruth Ann! She's an 8-9 year old Labrador mix and her favorite activities include snoozing, napping, catching some Z's, snuggling up to her favorite humans to be pet, and wagging her tail as she gets ready to go on relatively short walks. Her foster family almost renamed her "Shadow" because she loves to follow people from room to room. Ruth Ann LOVES getting attention from humans, be it her foster family or complete strangers. She isn't a huge fan of car rides but she can tolerate them. She likes to sleep next to a human or in her bed. You could pet her for an hour and she'd wonder why you didn't pet for two. Ruth Ann's ideal home would be as a companion for a senior or someone that works from home often. She doesn't mind being alone but the more time she can get with you the better! She currently lives with a foster brother and they get along well even though he's much more energetic than she is. She hasn't shown any interest in cats and could probably do well in a home with children. She's also completely potty trained and is even learning sit very well! She doesn't pull on a leash either, she's very happy to walk along at your pace. Ruth Ann's adoption fee is $195. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
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Clay is a one year old beautiful brindle boy! He is shy at first, butonce he warms up to you, he will smoother you in kisses and be your best friend. He is very quiet, hardly ever barks, even when his foster sister is going crazy at the people walking by. He is good with kids and cats, potty trained and crate trained. We are working on manners and commands and he seems to be picking them up by watching his foster sister. He is also great on a leash and getting used to the boundaries in our yard, and he comes when called. He is a sweet boy who would do well on his own or with another calm dog that he can shadow. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Clay's adoption fee is $300.
Dash is a 2 year old Poodle mix who came from a county shelter. He's medium size and weighs about 25lbs. Dash is crate and house trained and needs slow introductions to new dogs and people. He is a little uncertain in new situations and would do best in a home with older kids (12+). Dash is pretty laid back and wouldn't mind sitting at your feet and hanging out. Dash's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply at www.rescuedohio.org
If you are looking for an adorably soft, joyful and calm companion, look no further! Cher is a beautiful 4 month old Great Pyrenees mix who loves being with her people, playing with her toys and taking long afternoon naps. Cher has a great demeanor with everyone she meets. She does not mind being in her crate, she is house trained, and also walks very well on a leash.She is treat motivated and is learning basic commands. Cher gets along well with other dogs and is great with kids.She has not learned to get on the furniture, but I'm sure with a little coaxing she could learn to sit right next to you in the couch if needed! Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Cher's adoption fee is $375.
Sonny is a (very) soon to be gentle giant. At 5 month old, he is already 30+ pounds. He is really gentle and easygoing, and loves to just cuddle on the couch, play with stuffed toys or clumsily chase after bugs in the yard. He loves people and other dogs, and will happily bumble along on the heels of either. He walks really well on a leash and is making strides in potty training. He is just a puppy, so he is still learning basic manners and commands, but he will make a wonderful addition to a family looking for a large dog. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Sonny's adoption fee is $375.