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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Andie is a young border collie/aussiemix, around 35lbs. She is a sweet girl who loves to play, especially a good game of chase with a doggy friend or her human. She'd love a fenced yard to do zommies in a few times a day, then snuggle up on the couch to nap. She loves people, but can be a bit timid so another dog and a physical fence would be ideal 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 a good fit. She is potty trained. She loves to give kisses and can't wait to find her forever home. Andie's adoption fee is $300; meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
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 humansattention. 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'sworking on and would love if you could help him out. Because he hasmade 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. 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.
Sonata (Nat) is a 2 year old lab/pitmix. She is about 55lbs and is a very happy girl. Sonata is a young, playful go-getter. She loves to jump and run and would do best witha 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.
Albert is a 7month old large shepherd/hound mix. His mom was a stray who had a litter on someone's property. When he and his siblings were 7 weeks old, they were surrendered to a KY shelter and then pulled by RESCUEDohio. Albert's siblings have all been adopted and now he's ready for his turn! He's been doing very well in his foster home andis working on crate and house training. He's a very sweet boy who loves other dogs and kids. Albert even gets along with cats. Albert's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters, apply at rescuedohio.org.
Jade is a beautiful 6 year old female German Shepherd. She has a lot of amazing traits! She is crate trained and has great house manners. She is super snuggly and we'd describe her as a velcro dog. She is really playful, loves her toys and is great at fetch. She would make a great running partner.She knows basic commands of sit, shake, and come on command. She's super food motivated so it would be easy to train her additional commands. Jade does have a few quirks...She cannot be with cats and would do best with larger dogs as she can play a little rough. She has a high prey drive so a house with a physical fence would be ideal. She can also be quite vocal so probably not best in an apartment. She has not yet been tested around children. Jade's adoption fee is $195. Meet and greets available for approved adopters; apply at rescuedohio.org.
My name is Wolfie and I'm a 1.5 year old Shepherd mix with the cutest ears! I am very playful and love every dog I've met so far. I love going to the dog park and enjoy long walks. I would love to have another dog to play with and help keep me relaxed. I get nervous around new people but I warm up to them. Because of that, I'd do best in a quiet home without kids or with older kids.I've been working with my foster mom on clicker training and have progressed a lot.I would like a fence but don't need one as long as I get plenty of walks and play time. I am crate trained, potty trained, and know my basic sit, shake and down commands. I enjoy bones and a good game of tug-o-war. If you throw a ball I'll definitely support you as you fetch it. I am always up for a long cuddle session and although I'm loving my foster parents and my human/doggie siblings, I would love a forever home of my own. Wofie's adoption fee is $300 and meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Visit rescuedohio.org to apply!
Bubba is a5 yearold husky mix and about 60lbs. He is a very smart boy and loves to learn. He has the softest fur and the most beautiful blue eyes! Bubba does well with most dogs with aproper introduction. He would do best in an adult only home, without too much of the activity that kids bring, as he becomes stressed in those situations. He also does not get along with cats. Bubba loves plushy toys and is a sleepy snuggle boy inside the house. He loves to join you to snuggle up on the couch or in bed. Heis the most loving dog his foster mom has ever seen and 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. Bubba's adoption fee is $300. Meet & greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply at rescuedohio.org.
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.
Mabel is the momma to our Classics litter. She was dumped at a county shelter onedaybefore giving birth. Fortunately, Mabel made her way to RESCUEDohio and a safe foster home to have her puppies. She is estimated to be 9 years old and is a chocolate Lab. Mabel is house broken and gets along with other dogs. She's laid back and relaxed, but also enjoys romping around in the backyard with her foster siblings. Mabel would love a place to live out her retirement. Her adoption fee is $195. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Raven is a super sweet girl who loves walks and affection. She is a 1 year old, medium sized lab/pitt mix. She'd love a home with a yard so she can play and find fun things....she's become an expert at finding baseballs on her walks! Could you be her family? Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply now at www.rescuedohio.org. Raven's adoption fee is $300.
Ella (Baby Girl) is an 18 month female lab/shepherd mix weighing in at 39lbs. She is a sweet girl who is potty and crate trained. Ella can be shy when meeting new people and dogs, but seems to warm up very quickly and loves to play with both. As a young dog, she loves being busy, chewing on bones, running in the yard or playing with toys. After a busy day, Ella will cuddle up next to you and turn into a total couch potato. Ella is an excellent leash walker, and doesn't require a fenced in yard if she is promised many walks. She does well with calm children (not tested with infants). She has not been cat tested. Ella's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply at rescuedohio.org.
Sprintis a super-sweet boxer mix that loves to be around people. He is believed to be around six years old and is 30 pounds. He is great with humans, but due to some guarding behaviors he needs to be in a home without other dogs. He has not yet been tested with cats or kids. Sprint is potty trained, crate trained, and easily sleeps through the night. Other wonderful things about Sprint - he doesn't jump on people and almost never barks! He loves to go on long walks but is also perfectly happy cuddling up or taking a snooze on his bed. Sprint is ready to find his forever cuddle buddy! His adoption fee is $300. Meet & greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply today at rescuedohio.org.
It's getting cold outside, why not let Mocha warm you up? This pretty girl is a 2 year oldlarge hound mix that came to RO as an owner surrender. Mocha's looking for an active home where she can play and get her energy out. A fenced yard would be great but not a requirement. She is fairly high energy and would be best in a home where someone wants to take her for walks or runs. Once she's done playing, she loves to cuddle and to lounge around. She is good with both dogs and older kids, but has not yet been tested with cats.Mocha has had some resource guarding and will need a home that can continue to workwith her and give her space when she's playing with a toy or eating if other dogs are around. She hassome separation anxiety, but it's getting better through consistency and work with our trainer. Mocha's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply at rescuedohio.org.
Welcome Lizzo to RESCUEDohio! She is 100% very sweet and loves people. She is a 1-2 yr old Schnauzer mix and weighs 30lbs. Lizzo is a friendly and happy pup who loves her people and greets them when she sees them! Her two favorite things are snuggles and attention. She loves being outside and is happy to follow scent trails. Lizzo is not used to playing with toys, so will need to learn how.She loves sitting on the sofa and cuddling with scratchums and belly rubs.She enjoys walks and is friendly with other dogs but may prefer a family to herself. Lizzo will need a fenced yard. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Lizzo's adoption fee is $300.
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 love everyone but my foster mom says sometimes I try to force my love by being a little pushy. We are working on my tone. I'm crate trained - that was a big one for me. Another big one was learning to ring the bell when I need to go potty. Sheknows I'm smart because I've learned so much in just a few weeks. I would love to meet an active family with older kids that are looking for a playmate, 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!
Hi, I'm Gracie! I am a 1 1/2 year old large lab and shepherd mix ISO the perfect furever home. I came to RO after trying to jump a fence and sustaining a large wound on my thigh. I am nearly mended and ready to run! I have a lot of energy, but I know how to snuggle really well too. I love my foster family which includes 2 young children, 2 cats and another dog. Sometimes I chase the cats, but I get bored once they stop running. Sometimes I get a little excited to see children and like to jump so I might do better with slightly older kids. I am crate trained and know basic commands. My foster mom is working with me on leash training and manners. But I am a fast learner and excited to make my people happy. I would love a home that helps me keep my girly figure up by letting me exercise by playing or running. Please come meet me and let me love you! My adoption fee is $300. Apply today at rescuedohio.org.
Meet Mary Jane - a 3 year old single female looking for love!She's a medium-sized Shepherd/Collie mix who came from a rural shelter. She has so many qualities that would make her a great companion. She is house and crate trained. She walks well on a leash (after her initial excitement fades). She has great house manners and is respectful of your stuff (no chewing shoes, furniture, etc). She is great with other dogs and kids. She loves playing with other dogs, treats, bones, belly rubs, giving kisses, and meeting new people. She also loves being told she's pretty and that she's a good girl, but what lady doesn't love that? She's looking for a home with a yard to run around in, another fur sibling to play with (although not a requirement), a comfy couch to lay on, and lots of belly rubs. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply at rescuedohio.org. Mary Jane's adoption fee is $300.
Harry wasleft on the side of the road at 3 weeks old. A Good Samaritan found himand took him to a shelter where he bonded with his surrogate momma Lily. Even though she is not his biological mom, she took him on as her own. RESCUEDohiohad to help this duo! Harry is now thriving and happy and ready for his happily ever after! He is a tiny guy at 3 pounds, but makes up for it with his silliness.He loves playing with toys, bones, other dogs, you name it! He adores snuggles and wants to be right on top of you while you sleep. Harry will demand he sit on the sofa with his people and has trained his foster parents to let him in the bed. Are you interested in this tiny, sassy boy with a giant heart? Apply at rescuedohio.org; meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Harry's adoption fee is $375.
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 yearold 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. Maggie's 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'reready for a new best friend, apply for Maggie at RESCUEDohio.org. Maggie's adoption fee is $300.
Charlie is new to RESCUEDohio. She is a 5 month old yellow lab mix who came to RO from Kentucky. She is around 25lbs. Charlie loves to play with rope toys, nap and cuddle. She is working on potty training and crate training but she'spicking up fast from watching her foster sisters. She is great with other dogs and has not yet been tested with cats or kids. More info to come as we learn more about this sweet gal. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply at rescuedohio.org. Charlie's adoption fee is $300.
Hi! My name is Flynn and I am a 2-3 year old hound mix. I'm a very compact 45 pounds and when people meet me when I go hiking they always say I am the perfect size! I'm a very good boy. I have had no accidents in the house and even sit while you put my leash on because I'm a gentleman like that. I have a big hound voice, but I don't use it very often. I LOVE people and other dogs and am very good at not jumping on people. I love cats too, especially my foster sister. I love to go on long walks and hike and am pretty good on a leash. I can do big long hikes, but I'm just as happy for a stroll around the block. My mom says I'm medium energy. I don't really play fetch but I'll chew on my bone all day. What am I not good at? Mom says I'm horrible at selfies and I am scared of crates. My human has been working on making me more comfortable in one, but she leaves me out in the house and I do just fine.Overall, my human says I'm a 7 out of 5 stars! If you'd like to meet me, apply at rescuedohio.org. My adoption fee is $300.