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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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 (no invisible 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.
Odin is a now-healthy year old pup with a sense of adventure and curiosity about his surroundings. He came to RESCUEDohio as a very sick dog, with severe bone deformation and dental problems. After 4 surgeries and a long, painful recovery, his legs are mended and he's ready to play! Because Odin has been cooped up in a crate, wearing a cone for most of his young life, and because he has only recently gained the use of his legs, he has been a very frustrated puppy. His frustrations come out through mouthiness. Odin will need to be kept in supply of durable chew toys as he loves to chew and is used to this activity as his only form of exercise. These days, Odin is free to walk on leash, play with other dogs, and fetch toys over a short distance. He is not a suitable companion for a runner, and should not be forced to run or do any extreme weight-bearing exercises. Odin's mouthiness can come out in the form of resource guarding. His foster mom is teaching him "no" and he is learning that when he listens to her, he is rewarded with even better toys and treats than whatever it is he is guarding. Odin will need to live in a home with people who are experienced at dog training, to help reinforce good manners and set him up for a good experience in life. We do not recommend that Odin lives in a home with small children, as we do not want him to resource guard children's toys. Odin has not been cat tested, but he is very dog friendly and has lived with both male and female dogs of all sizes and has wanted to play with all of them! Odin has very specific needs and we will only consider applications that can give him what he needs to in his forever home. Odin's adoption fee is $300 and meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply today at rescuedohio.org!
This adorable boy is a 5 year old bluetick coonhound who loves going on walks and snoozing on the sofa. He likes a mix of active and chill time, and would never say no to someone who wants to pet him! Like any introvert, lots of new people and places are tiring, so Waylon would do best in a quieter home where he is the only pet. Waylon is a classic example of a hound with a strong nose for smelling. Because of this, he needs a fenced-in backyard and someone to continue working with him on his leash manners. Hed love to have a job if youre up for teaching him new tricks. Currently, Waylon is a bit overweight at 85 lbs, though his foster mom is helping him to slim down. Waylon's adoption fee is $300. If he sounds like a fit for your home and you'd like to meet him, apply today at rescuedohio.org!
Sonata (Nat) is a 3 year old lab and pitt mix. She's been with RESCUEDohio for awhile now and we'd love to see this girl in her forever home! She is about 55 lbs and is a very happy girl. Sonata is a young, playful go-getter. She loves to jump and run. 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. Sonata needs to be the only dog in her forever home. She will require a home with a 5-6ft fence due to her leash reactivity and would not be a good fit for an apartment. Sonata's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will happily be arranged for approved adopters...please visit rescuedohio.org to apply.
Joe is a 2 year old Beagle who is a little mroe reserved than most hounds. Little Peanut (or Joe) is a fun little guy who loves(!) to sleep with his foster mom, his favorite thing is to run to her bedroom and wait for her in her spot in bed. He is very timid at first but once he opens up he will be a silly little guy. He does not like being outside in the yard but loves long walks (not in crowded places). He loves playing with his foster sibling around the house and have his dinner at night when everyone asleep. He loves to snuggle and every once in a while he will want you to pet him on walks to show him he has been a good boy. Joe would do best with a playmate and would love a fenced yard, but a yard is not required. Due to his timidness, he would do best in a home with an experienced adopter to give him patience and help come out of his shell. Because of how shy Joe can be, older kids (12+) would be best in his forever home. He's even great with cats! Joe's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved applicants. Apply now at www.rescuedohio.org.
Hi, I am Howie and my name suits me. I am a sweet goofy guy that has a spirit of an old soul even though I am only three. I am a little nervous around new people but after I get to know you, I am the easiest dog ever. I came from another rescue group who saved me from a "not so great" life. As a result my back leg doesn't bend very well (injured by humans) and my jaw is slightly angled to make me the cutest pup ever- at least that's what my foster mom says. I am a small beagle mix and weigh about 27 lbs and am super chill and easiest pup ever. I just want to find my human that can give lots of love, belly rubs, and treats. I love treats. I can't wait to meet you. Signed Howie. PS - my adoption fee is $300 and I can meet you if you are an approved application (go to rescuedohio.org to apply)!
Monica may be a little girl but she has a big heart and would love a home with kids and lots of cuddles. Monica (better known as Wawa to her foster family) does well with other dogs and walks well on a leash. If you want a dog to lay next to you, or right there on your shoulder she is the girl for you. One of Wawa's favorite things is to steal snacks from her human foster brother. She is a 2 year old min-pin, weighs 10 lbs, is working on house training and doesn't enjoy being crated so if you are home often she would love that. Wawa does have heart worm but she is being treated for it and will have a full recovery. Honestly, she would be perfect for any family who wants to love her. Her adoption fee is $300 and meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply today at rescuedohio.org!
Swiss is an absolute heart melter. He previously spent his entire life on chains and because of that he is very unsure of the world. He is a 7 month old Cur mix and is working on his potty training since he's new to home life. He is the sweetest boy youll ever meet! He seems comfortable in his crate and has had no problem spending time in there. He is very smart and seems eager to learn. He will need some basic training and some work to build his confidence. He would need a 5-6 foot fence in his adoptive home and would not be a good fit for apartment life. Swiss is pretty afraid of everything right now and would need some patience while learning that world is not a scary place. He will need some basic training and someone who will be home often. His adoption fee is $300. Apply today so you can become an approved adopter and meet this cheesy guy!
My name is Jake! Im one handsome brindle 9 month old boxer. I listen to sit pretty well and am practicing stay! Learning this heel thing is a bit trickier as I have boundless energy, so letting me run in a fenced yard first is best. Remember I am 10 months which equates to an upcoming teenager. I know if youre an experienced dog owner youll know what to do. Training class is right up my line. I have quiet time in my crate at night and when my foster isnt home. Sometimes I try to sing the cry of absolute pitifulness but if you wait just a few minutes I quiet down. I love to play ball and Frisbee. My foster is teaching me to drop toys and wait till I get an enthusiastic ok to go chase after the toy. I can leap 24 inches straight up off the ground. While it looks cool and some laugh, it is not safe and my foster is teaching me down. The same is true when anyone is getting out a treat or my food. Im learning to sit and be patient instead of my enthusiastic jumping in the air. When I approach other dogs, Im not certain what to do so sometimes I put my front paws up in the air. Again, my foster is teaching me to keep my feet down and walk up and say Hi with sniffs. I was secluded at home during COVID, so I didnt get to go out and take walks and explore. I am learning about the world and will turn around to check out new sounds. If you label the sounds and redirect me with lets go I follow your lead. Since Im young and big, Im best around older children/teens. Im looking to bond with my new person it could be you! My adoption fee is $375, apply today at rescuedohio.org.
Wilford (Willie) is a 1.5 year old beagle mix with the mind and energy of a puppy. He came to RESCUEDohio in rough shape, but has improved so much (check out his before and after photos!) He has a lot of love to give but he sometimes gets over excited. Willie would do well with a yard where he can run off his energy. Willie loves to be by his humans whether he wants some pets or just wants to sleep by your feet. Willie loves to chomp all day on his squeak toys or bully sticks. He sleeps really well in his cozy crate and loves a frozen pumpkin kong before bed. We are working on getting some of our puppy behaviors a little more managed. Willie is housebroken and crate trained. He has not been tested with dogs or cats, but would do fine in a home with older children. He would not be a good fit for an apartment and would need a home with a fenced in yard. Willie's adoption fee is $300. Apply today at rescuedohio.org to become an approved adopter and meet this guy.
Brie is an adventurous beagle and loves to play around (and in) the water and sniff around the grass! She is a wonderful dog to walk and enjoys being outdoors in general. Indoors Brie likes to check on what everyone is doing and roam around, and when needed she handles a crate very well. Brie is timid around new people at first, but it only takes a few interactions for her to make a new friend. When brought into a new environment she is sensitive to loud noises and intimidation. At 5 years old, Brie is more relaxed and isnt into rough play or overstimulation. You will enjoy a very obedient companion that loves to be a part of the family. Brie's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets will glady be arranged for approved adopters. Apply at rescuedohio.org!
This absolute love bug will make your heart triple in size! Gouda is a 10 year old female beagle who has spent her entire life on a chain. This hasn't stopped her from making a nearly seamless transition to life in a warm and loving home. Gouda is crate trained and housebroken. She loves being with people, particularly when they want to snuggle and stare into her eyes! Gouda is okay with cats, and enjoys being around gentle children. She likes leisurely strolls, rolling in the grass, napping, and (it cannot be reiterated enough) snuggles. Gouda likes dogs, but would also be happy to be your one and only. She has so much love to give! Gouda's adoption fee is $195. Apply today at rescuedohio.org if she sounds like a fit for your home! Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Sheri is a 5 year old beagle mix who came to Ohio with a group of dogs that had been living outside. Sheri is a very calm and loving dog. She just wants to be by your side wherever you go. She would love to have a place to rest right next to you....and a tasty bone!! Sheri has made friends with a similar sized dog in her foster home, but would do just a well without another dog in her forever home. She is learning to sit and is doing pretty good on a leash. She likes to do what Beagles do when outside...find the scent of some critter. She hasn't found a human that she doesn't like!! Sheri was found as a stray so we don't much about her life before coming to us. Sheri's adoption fee is $300. Apply at rescuedohio.org to become an approved adopter and arrange a meet and greet!
Abby is a 50lb, 2 year old lab mix. She is a goofy dog with a sweet, loving disposition . She loves to be around people. Abby is playful and likes to romp around with her fur foster sister. Abby was found as a stray, but is now working on basic commands. She is treat motivated and a fast learner . She knows how to sit & is getting more comfortable in her crate. We are working on walking on a leash. She is a strong girl & does pull a bit. She is scared of cats. Abby is house trained! She really loves kids, but due to her energetic goofy self kids ages 8 and up would be better so she cant knock them over. Abby is super sweet and loves attention, but can chill out by herself and nap. Abby's adoption fee is $300. Apply today at rescuedohio.org to become an approved adopter.