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 exceptions 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 hasn't met a chew toy that she doesn't love. 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 would do best in a home without a small dogs, cats or young children, but would be ok in a home with older children. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has a lot of energy, which she burns off by running around the back yard with her foster siblings and playing with all the toys. She is a super sweet girl that just can't wait to wriggleher way into your heart and home.
Albert is a 4 month old Shepherd 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 shelter. Unfortunately no one was interested in adopting them and after 2 months, the nice folks there reached out to RESCUEDohio. A few hours after arriving, Albert had seizures in his foster home. He spent 2 nights at the emergency vet and is currently taking seizure medication. He's been doing well in his foster home andis working on crate and house training. Albert is continuing to see our vet to determine the cause of his seizures. He's a very sweet boy who loves other dogs and kids. Albert's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Sassy is a 1 year old, 16 lb beagle-terrier mix. And she is anything but Sassy! She is a shy sweet pup who just wants to be with her family and love all over everyone. Sassy is looking for a home with lots of toys and another dog who can show her the ropes. Sassy is crate trained and almost finished with her house-training. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Sassy's adoption fee is $300.
Baxter is a 4 month old, 35lbshepherd mix. He is crate trained. More information on Baxter coming soon!
Hi! My name is Isabel, nickname Izzy! I am a 3 year old 11 pound Chihuahua mix. My foster mom says I am energetic and would work well with other dogs in the house, but could be someone's special only girl if I got plenty of exercise or had a fenced yard to play in. I have already been spayed and all of my vaccines are taken care of! I love giving kisses and absolutely adore belly rubs. I love playing with toys and my foster sister too. I may sound perfect, but I do have a couple things I need to work on. I am very shy with my harness, and I get very nervous going outside. I know how to potty outside, butonce I'm out, I don't want to come back in. It would probably take me a long time to learn to not climb on furniture, because I love being where my humans are. Other than that, I just adore giving and receiving love, and can't wait to be someone's fur-ever special girl! Isabel's adoption fee is $300. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Jade is a 6 year old female German Shepherd. Jade 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.
My name is Wolfie and I'm a 1.5 year old Shepard 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. 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 by human/doggie siblings, I would love a forever home of my own. Wofie's adoption fee is $375 and meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Visit rescuedohio.org to apply!
Hi there! My name's Isaac and I want to be your best friend. I am a one and a half year old people pleaser and haven't met a dog I didn't like. My foster mom calls me a goofball. I would be best suited for an active family as I love to run and play. If you are a jogger or a walker, I'm your dog.I am potty and crate trained. To top it off, at the end of the day I'll be your favorite snugglebug. I would love to meet you so please apply at rescuedohio.org! Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Isaac's adoption fee is $300.
Chase is on the case to finding his furever home. This old man was found as a Kentucky stray. Unfortunately his microchip wasn't registered by the people who adopted him so he found himself on the euthanasia list for nothing other than his age. An awesome lady pulled him from the shelter and after a few months contacted us to help this guy out further. Chase is such a sweet heart. He's around 50 lbs and some sort of hound mix. He's potty trained, curls up in his crate without a peep, gets along with most other dogs (we have been told he doesn't do well with male dogs bigger than him), and is learning (and succeeding) not to chase cats in his foster home. Despite his age he gets around very well but is a little wobbly on his feet. He did suffer from vestibular disease earlier this year and his wobbliness can be a long term side effect from that. But this doesn't seem to slow him down! He does seem to be a little hard of hearing and cannot go up stairs well, but for 12 years old this guy is doing pretty good. He really enjoys taking naps on his dog bed, getting all the treats, and receiving head scratches. Older dogs make awesome companions and Chase is no exception. Please consider opening up your heart and home to adopt this sweet senior who deserves all the love he can get.
Midnight is a sweet, shy girl looking for a family to spend her golden years with. At 11 years young, Midnight enjoys the finer things in life -a good nap, short slow walks with her people, and a yummy meal. Other than some discomfort in her hips, you would never know Midnight was 11 years old. Her coat is beautiful and soft. Her teeth are in good shape and she sees well enough to alert you to any critter that wanders into the yard. Midnight gets along well with calm dogs with a proper introduction. She enjoys brief periods of play with a dog buddy or will play with a tennis ball. Because Midnight spent the first 10 years with one family, she takes some time to warm up to new people and new locations. Given a quiet place to land, she will warm up over time. Midnight currently lives with a cat foster sibling but is probably too interested in cats and small critters to cohabit with one permanently. If Midnight sounds like a fit for your home, apply at rescuedohio.org. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. As a senior, Midnight hasa reduced adoption fee of $195.
Hello, my name is Gotto. I am around 2 years old but I am still very puppy-like. My foster thinks I am a beagle and cocker spaniel mix. I am curious and silly. I like to toss toys around but I am still not used to people trying to play with toys with me. I love to play with other dogs but I would also do well in a home where I the only dog if I get plenty of exercise or have a fenced in yard where I can run to burn off my energy. I am house trained and I have never marked in my foster family's house. I can be shy at first but I quickly warm up and want your attention. I love snuggling and belly rubs. I am working on not jumping on people and on basic commands. I sometimes chew on things so I would need to be crated when unattended until I figure out what I can and cannot chew. I am currently being treated for lyme disease and ehrlichiosis but after some antibiotics, I will be better and then I can be neutered. I'm told I have a knee abnormality but my foster says you would never know because it hasn't slowed me down.
Hi, I'm Kip! My foster mom calls me Kippy Chippy, I don't know why. I think it's silly! I am a1 yearold hound mixand looking for my forever family. I am the best walkerand have thebest leash manners. If you're ready to take a walk, I'm your boy! I am fully crate trained (although sometimes cry knowing my foster mom is probably going somewhere fun without me), but I calm down quicklyand am fully potty trained. I'll let you know if I need to go out, I whine at the door. I have a lot of energyand need a lot of exercise. I still have some puppy tendencies (like hidingyour shoes), but can be a sweet boy. Although I do enjoy playing with dog friends, I would do better as an only pup. My energy can be a little too much for other dogs. I don't mind older kids, but younger kids may play with my toys and I'm still learning to share. (ps: I hoard toys... you can find them all around me at any given time!) I even come with some training - I have learned come, down and to balance a treat on my snoot! Won't you let me be your exercise buddy?? Apply at RESCUEDohio.org so that we can meet.
This sweet lovable boy is ready to be your best friend! Clay is a beautiful brindle boy who loves other dogs, cats, and his humans. He will take a little while to warm up to you and will be shy around new people, but give him the time to open up and he will shower you with kisses and cuddle up right next to you. He is anxious to learn and already know sit very well, he is also working on come, stay and shake. He is potty trained, crate trained and very good when left out in the house as long as he has his toys or a friend to keep him company. He would do well in a house with a fence because he does like to wander. Clay should not be in a home with young children, as he is still learning what good play is and can be a little pushy with tiny humans. He should also be introduced to any dogs prior to adoption to make sure their styles of play are aligned. Clay is rough with play and would benefit from a dog who can show him what appropriate play is and help him learn. He will need continued work but is ready to find his forever home and will make an amazing companion. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Clay's adoption fee is $300.
Shiloh is a 6 month old, 30 pound black lab mix. He LOVES his people and always wants to be near them & cuddling them. He also loves his stuffed toys and carrying them around wherever he goes. He's super sweet and dog-friendly, buthasn't been tested with kids or cats yet. He's just a baby, so he's still getting used to everything that's new to him like walks, going to the bathroom outside, and what to chew. But we think he will pick up on it quick because his favorite thing is sitting and looking up at you with his tail wagging and being told he's a good boy. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; apply at RESCUEDohio.org. Shiloh's adoption fee is $300.
Bubba is around 5 years old and is a husky mix (check out those amazing eyes!). He does well with kids and most dogs when a proper introduction is done. Bubba loves plushy toys and is a sleepy snuggle boy inside the house. He loves to join you and snuggle up on the couch or in bed. He truly has the softest fur EVER! Bubba is the most loving dog his foster mom has ever seen. He 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. He is currently working on his leash manners so he can truly be perfect all around!