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
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 second's 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 life was anything but fair. I lived outside on a chain and was forced to havemultiple litters but I am learning that not everything in life is scary. I would love 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.
Flint is a 1 year old Cattle dog/Dalmation mix looking for his forever home. His home will need a fenced yard and a dog buddy for Flint. He is great with other dogs and cats, but cannot live with young children. And definitely no chickens!! He is a very sweet, cuddly dog who would love to be a part of your family!
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.
Meet Rosie! She is a female hound mix who came to RESCUEDohio with her brother Rocco. She is a sweetheart who loves any and all attention, loves to cuddle and give kisses. She has a lot of energy - she loves to run and bark (she's a hound, after all!) - so she'd do great in an active home, a house with a yard to play in, oranother dog to play with. She is great with both kids and other dogs. She is housebroken, crate trained and knows her basic commands.
Aren't I just the cutest dog you'veever seen??? At least that's what my new foster momma tells me. Just look at my flopped over ear! In fact, she says that I'm really ornery so it's a good thing I'm so cute. I'm just the sweetest boy but I have a lot of energy so I'd love to find an active household. I absolutely love to play with anything at all, I'm not picky about my toys. I love other dogs but sometimes a little too much, so I'd love to find a place to crash with another active dog. I'm a little too excited about the cat & he's really mean to me. I love to ride in the car & I really like going through the car wash. I'm not a fan of my crate & I'm learning it's ok to be alone. My foster mom says I'm very smart, and I'm working really hard on my household manners so that I can find a great home!
Check out our handsome boy Gus. Heis a 1 year old Shepherd mix who reminds us of Charlie from the movie "All Dogs Go To Heaven."He came to RESCUEDohioas a stray from Pike County. He spenta couple weeks in boarding when he first arrived, but now he is in a foster home and adjusting to regular life. He's about 80 pounds & will probably put on a few more. He seems to get along with other dogs, but will need a dog who can hold their own during playtime because he likes to playa bit rough. He's still working on house-training, but seems to be improving quickly. He pulls during walks & doesn't know commands yet, so basic obedience classes would be great for him!
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.
Elise is a 10 month old petite pit mix and is a typical happy, playful puppy! She is house broken and crate trained and sleeps through the night in her crate. If you let her, she's content to sleep in bed with you at night. In fact, she hasn't picked up on the concept of personal space and will lay across your neck with her head on the pillow. As with any puppy, Elise loves to play with toys has a favorite stuffed animal. Elise has the sweetest personality and loves to cuddle. She is a very smart girl and already knows sit, stay and come and she makes a fantastic copilot in the car. Elise is great on a leash and would make a fantastic running partner! Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Elise's adoption fee is $300.
Wise is a 5 year old lab/mastiff mix and weighs about 80lbs right now. He prefers a calm home where he can lounge around all day and maybe take some long walks in the evening.He loves riding in the car, is completely housebroken, crate trained and walks well on a leash. He is a goofy boy, but also very sensitive and can be overwhelmed by the activity and energy that young kids bring, so he would love a home that can offer him that peaceful, easy feeling. We think that Wise may appreciate being the only dog in a home, or maybe a buddy that is grounded and easy going. If you are looking for a companion to sit with on the porch and watch the world roll by, this is your boy.
Hi everyone! My name is Sabrina. I'm about 1.5-2 years old. I weigh about 50 lbs. now so I will not be getting any bigger. I'm looking for my furever home that has a doggie friend to play with. Having a doggie roommate makes me feel more comfortable in the home. I walk well on a leash so daily walks would be great! I would also make a really great dog park dog because I LOVE meeting new people and new dogs. When it's sleepy time, I become a big snuggler. I don't care if it is another dog or a human, I need someone to snuggle with. I don't mind kitty cats. I would love a home that is going to spoil me with toys also: bones, stuffed toys with squeakers, Kongs, etc. I adore playing with toys! I am crate trained, however, my foster mom and dad have left me out of the last couple of weeks and they say I have been doing amazing! I haven't chewed anything up or had any accidents on the floor. I hope you are my furever home. If you are, please apply for me.
Meet Meka! She is a 8month old 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 will be ready for her forever home soon.
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. While they are not bonded, they'd love to find a home together! 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.
Looking for a 75lb cuddle partner? Look no further! Lucky is a 2 year old German Shepherd mix that came from a rough past and loves nothing more than pulling himself on your lap and will stay there as long as you will. He has soulful eyes and is constantly looking at his people to see what he should do next. He knows basic commands, is completely potty trained and doesn't need to be crated when left alone. Lucky loves to play and would love a backyard to run in, but if you're having a lazy day he is perfectly content on laying on the couch with you. Best of both worlds! He isn't made for a home with cats (they are too fun to chase) but he did great with the German Shepherd in his foster family's home. He is so sweet and one of the smartest boys you'll meet! He'll be a perfect addition to your family and will make you feel like the most loved person in the world!
Otto is a gorgeous 1 yr old Hound mix who ended up in a West Virginia shelter. He was surrendered with a wrist brace on his leg that had been wrapped with an Ace bandage. Upon further discovery, the shelter staff noticed he was limping and it was determined his leg was broken. Otto also had a bullet in his leg near the break. Despite his past, he is the happiest dog and doesn't seem to let his leg slow him down. Otto had surgery to repair the break in his leg. He is a very sweet dog who loves other dogs and people. He is house and crate trained and will scratch at the door when he needs to go potty.
Are you looking to add some spice to your world? Perhaps you are searching for the perfect energetic dog with a zest for life, intelligence beyond reproach, and a love for his humans that is unrivaled? Then meet Peanut! Peanut, also known as Cooper,is a three-year old Cur/ Lab mix looking for his fur-ever home. He loves being with people, LOVES kids, and especially loves to snuggle with his human family. He is very playful,enjoys playing with other dogs, and loves going to doggie daycare. Peanut is both crate trained and house-trained, although he does struggle when being left alone longer than 4-5 hours. He is an energetic and smart boy who is eager to please and is currently diligently working on walking on a leash. Walksare one of his favorite pastimes. He loves snuggling, so would really like a fur-ever family willing to indulge in letting him sleep in bed with them. He obeys commands sit, stay, heel, down, shake, out, give (wiping paws when he comes inside) and asks permission to get on the couch with you.If you are looking for a new furry member for your family, please consider Peanut. The adoption fee for Peanut is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters. To fill out an application, please visit rescuedohio.org.
Henry is a 6 month old Beagle who has a zest for life. Henry came from a county shelter and was in very poor condition. You can see his before pics on his profile where he is missing fur and has scabs all over his face and body. He was diagnosed wtih demodectic mange (not contagious to people or dogs) and is on the road to recovery. In just 2 weeks Henry has put on weight and his fur has started to grow back. Henry is the definition of happy. He doesn't know a stranger and he loves other dogs and cats. He enjoys running around the backyard with his foster friends. Henry is crate trained and working on house training. He would make a great addition to any family and is the kind of dog who will just fit right in. Henry's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at www.rescuedohio.org.
Laiken is new to RESCUEDohio - She was found as a stray and is estimated to be between 1-2 years old. She is settling into her foster home and is proving to be a very sweet and well behaved girl. Laiken is good with other dogs, cats, and kids. She is house-trained, walks great on a leash when she has a no-pull harness on, and knows some basic commands. Weird fact...Laiken LOVES leaves. Loves them. Can't get enough of them. In fact, if she had her choice, she would never "leave" one unsniffed! But she does move along on walks with direction. She responds well to instruction and is very food motivated, but needs to work on her jumping when she meets people and checking out counters, so she'd do great with someone who is willing to work on training with her. She also settles down really easily. She's a pretty quiet gal and keeps her barking and whining to a minimum. She is great on car rides and very gentle with her treats and toys.
Raise your hand if you've met the perfect dog. Now, everyone who hasn't met Leena, put your hands down. Raise your hand if you've had a dog look into your soul and immediately tell you she loves you. Now, everyone who hasn't met Leena, put your hands down. This girl is truly an angel with the most soulful puppy dog eyes you've ever seen. They truly shine when she sees someone she loves. At about 3 years old, she's the perfect mix of puppy and adult. She has all the good parts of training down pat. No accidents in the house, she tells her Foster Mama when she needs to go out and she knows, sit, stay and off. And yet, she still has a puppy exuberance that will keep you in stitches and knowing you're loved. Her beautiful brindle coat is so, so soft. Almost as though she never lost her puppy fur. If you have another dog in the house, great! She loves to play. If you don't have any other dogs in the house, great! You're hers and hers alone. She is the most amenable animal to any situation. She loves walks, although she's a bit confused that they are for pleasure AND for business. She so enjoys sniffing and exploring that she hasn't quite figured out that they're for tinkling and pooping too. She comes home, eats breakfast, then goes out to the backyard to relieve herself. But she'll get there! She practically never barks, except when you come in the house. Then once she realizes it's you, she immediately stops and just starts wiggling her booty to show you how happy she is that you are home. We are working on "off" because she does like to jump on you but she's quickly learning that it's not how we greet people. She LOVES toys! She does the cutest thing when she's chewing on a toy. She uses her back teeth like she's really getting in there and going for it with gusto! She even knows how to play by herself, throwing the toy in the air and running to get it where it lands. And lastly, she loves to curl up with you or next to you or near you and sleep. Knowing you're in the same room, or the same bed, or the same space gives her so much comfort. She loves to be loved and give love in return. She makes you wonder what we did to deserve dogs. She's truly perfect and is going to make someone so, so happy. It could be you who gets to raise your hand the next time someone asks you if you've ever met the perfect dog.
Celena is a two year old, brindle mix weighing in around 35lbs. She came to us from our 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 yard. She is house trained, potty trained, and sleeps well in her crate. She has never met a stranger and does great with kids. She would do best in a home as the only dog as she does not like cats and is apprehensive about new dogs. She is looking for a home that will let her spend her days snuggled up on the couch, with all of the belly rubs she deserves.
Athena is a beautiful 7.5 year old German Shepherd who may have had a rough past, but this girl is never without her signature goofy grin! She becomes friends with everyone she meets, as long as they give her belly rubs. There are plenty of amazing things about Athena, including the fact that she is potty trained, crate trained, and quiet in her crate when you leave. She's low energy and a bit overweight, but she's working off the pounds and working up walking distance.She's good with dogs, but doesn't play too hard, preferring to lay in the shade and watch the world go by. She would probably do great in an apartment or house with an unfenced yard. If you are looking for a loyal and low energy companion, Athena would love to stay by your side.
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.
Chiclet is a typical pup, curious and playful but also loves to nap and snuggle. She is approximately 6-7 weeks old and weighs a little more than 3 lbs. We believe her to be a chihuahua mix with all the personality of the breed. She plays great by herself and with toys but she also enjoys a good romp with the dog in her foster home. Because of her size and a possible luxating patella, she would do best in a home with no small children or closely monitored, careful kids as she tends to be slightly fragile. She is a fast learner and adjusting to crate training very well. She is also learning to go to the door to potty. Just like a Chiclet, she is small, sweet, and full of flavor!
Jimmy (aka Shooter) is a 2 year old Shepherd and Cattle dog mix. He's crate trained and housebroken and weighs about 50lbs. He's very social and quite intelligent. Heis amazing with children and gets along with other dogs. We'd describe him as a "velcro" dog as he really loves his people. More info about Shooter coming soon!
Chippy is estimated to be born around 2/18/19. He is a parvo survivor and you would never know he and his sister weresick just one day after arriving to RESCUEDohio. Chippy is a spunky little guy and loves to play with the dogs in his foster home. More information as we get to know him.
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.
Tater is a sweet fluffy thing who came from our friends at Pike County. We'd describe him as calm, friendly and fluffy. He is happiest in the grass so a home with a yard would be nice.More information coming soon as we get to know him better.