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.
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.
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.
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.
Riki is the sweetest girl who really loves her people, but especially loves her brother Tiki. They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together, no exceptions made. More information coming soon. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Tiki loves life, toys and loungingbut most of all, he loves his sister Riki. They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together, no exceptions made. More information coming soon. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Belle is a beautiful 8 month old, typical heeler puppy. She is high energy and loves to run and run and run....so she'd be best suited for an active household and would love a home with a large yard or a farm in the country. Belle loves people, other dogs, & cats. She is somewhat developmentally delayed due to her prior life, but is super smart and has already made great strides. Belle wants to learn & wants to please. She is crate trained and working on her potty training (she doesn't have accidents at night!). She has wonderful recall and is always the first dog to come in when her foster momma calls. She has SO much love to give for her future forever family! Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Belle's adoption fee is $300.
Hi there, my name is Muggsy and I'm a 4 year old cattle dog mix. I am super high energy so I need to be in an active home. I want to run with you, play soccer with you, and be outside just hanging out with you. I'm working on mastering my leash skills so that I can take long walks with my forever family. When we aren't exercising, I'm a huge cuddle bug. I will need you to rub my chest, let me push my head into you and lay beside you while you pet me and tell me how much I am loved. I really, really like when people tell me they love me! Not to brag but I'm super smart. I want you to teach me stuff like to control my impulses, especially when I see squirrels. I have my basic manners down but sometimes, I want to jump on new people coming in the door and I can be mouthy. I'm trying my best and my awesome foster family is helping me make progress. Everyone that meets me loves me so far - I have a great big heart and I want to make you happy. My perfect home includes a large fenced yard so I can get exercise when we aren't running or playing soccer. I'd love if my people were home for part of the day...see I can stay in my crate for 8 hours but I prefer to have it broken up so I don't get bored or feel forgotten. Oh and no cats....they look like squirrels to me and we have already talked about that. But I do love other dogs! I get along just fine with my foster sister and brother because they are patient with me. As for human kids, I really like the ones over 6 years old. I love kids that are respectful of me and give me space when I need it. Last but not least, I'd like a bed beside where you are sleeping. I like to keep an eye on you at all times...Just kidding!....I'm not a stalker butI do like to know where you are and I enjoy sleeping where you sleep. We don't have to share a bed, I can bring my own. I know I sound particular, but I just know that my perfect forever family is out there and I want them to know how to find me. If you'd like to meet me, please fill out an application at rescuedohio.org; my adoption fee is $300.
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.
Edmon 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. Edmon is working on crate and house training and he's a very sweet boy who loves other dogs and kids. Edmon's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Tucker 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. Tucker is working on crate and house training and he's a very sweet boy who loves other dogs and kids. Tucker's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
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.
Odin is a 5 monthold Pitbull puppy. This little beefcake currently 35 lbs and we expect him to get to 50-60 lbs once fully grown. He is a really good puppy who loves to play with other dogs, is well behaved in the house, and is potty trained.Odin loves his toys and loves to snuggle with his humans! He has the cutest overbite that's irresistible, but he may need regular check-in's with the doggie dentist once adopted to make sure he's not having any issues. Because of this, Odin needs to eat his meals off a cookie sheet so that he can lick up his kibble with is tongue- which is adorable. He already knows how to sit and is working on other commands. He may fuss for a bit when he is put in his crate but will settle done and go to sleep.