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 County with her brother Ogden. Her brother has been adopted and now our girl Meka is lookingfor a really special home. She is working hard on trusting people and will need a family to give her time to trust them. She requires a fenced in yard and a quiet home with patient people willing to work with her 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 currenlty lives iwth two dogs in her foster home and they are helping her confidence tremendously! Meka is crate trained and housebroken. She is working on basic commands and learning to walk on a leash. She knows down, sit, and touch commands really well. She is food motivated so we will learn new commands easily. Meka likes ot have fun by playing with balls and squeaky toys. She enjoys her quiet time with a bone to chew. Meka loves to give kisses to her person and dog siblings. If your home sounds like a fit, apply today at rescuedohio.org. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Meka's adoption fee is $300.
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.
Bubba is approximately 5-years old and we believe is a Catahoula-Retriever mix and is about 65 lbs. He is a very smart boy and receptive to learning. He has the softest fur and most beautiful eyes! An oversized lapdog, Bubba does amazing indoors and for extended periods of time if you're away. He loves to snuggle with you and spends most of his time stretched out and relaxing. Bubba would love to have a fenced-in yard to play and run. He is high energy outside and knows when to dial it back indoors. He is house and crate trained and responds very well to learning new commands. Bubba is a very loving and loyal dog with his current foster family. He absolutely loves plushy toys and very attached to his tennis ball. He does well with most dogs provided a proper introduction but can be timid and anxious at times while on a leash. Bubba would be best in a home without cats. 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.
Raven is a 1 year old, medium sized lab/pitt mix. She's a super sweet girl whose favorite things are walks and squeaky balls. She has a blast playing with her foster fur siblings andwhen she's done, she'll comeand snuggle up with you on the couch. She loves all people of all ages and wants to be everyone'sfriend, as long as they'llgive her belly rubs! Raven is both house and crate trained. 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.
Lizzois 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 will prefer a family to herself. Lizzo will need a fenced yard with at least a 6 foot fence. 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.
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.
Pig Pen is part of our Peanuts gang. He's a 9 week old Hound mix. All of the puppies were surrendered to a shelter. We have no idea what his parents are so it's anyone's guess what size he'll be when he's full grown, but ourguess is medium - large. Pig Pen's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at rescuedohio.org.
Hi, My name is Ethel. I am a ten year old Chihuahua Mix. If you're looking for a little love dog, I may be your girl. I might only be 8 pounds but I am full of energy and spunk. Once I pick my person, I get very attached...if you want a loyal lap dog, you're looking at her! While I am a senior, I still have tons of energy and love to play with fuzzy squeaky toys I can fit in my mouth. My foster momma says we still have a few things to work on, but I think I'm perfect. I will need either a fenced in back yardor someone who is home frequently to take me out every 3-4 hours. I have never been crate trainedso crates are scary to me, but with my best friend at my side I am starting to learn. Harnesses and leashes sometimes give me anxiety, so you have to be patient with me while I learn to trust you. My family or my person will need to be someone who is patient and has time to let me come out of my shell. I was an only dog for 10 years of my life, so everything new is scary. I'm good with other dogs but because of my size large dogs scare me. I'd love a home without kids or with kids over the age of 8 years old. All I want is a home and a person to spend my sunset years with for Christmas. If your home sounds like a fit, I'd love if you would submit an application to meet me at rescuedohio.org. My adoption fee is $195.
Murray is a black female Lab mix puppy born around 8/29/19. She was surrendered to a KY shelter with her siblings, who have all been adopted. Murray loves other dogs and would be fine with cats. She's workign on house and crate training and is ready to be your best friend. Murray's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at rescuedohio.org
Charlie Brown is part of our Peanuts gang. He's a 9 week old Hound mix. All of the puppies were surrendered to a shelter. We have no idea what his parents are so it's anyone's guess what size he'll be when he's full grown, but ourguess is medium - large. CharlieBrown's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at rescuedohio.org.
Lucy is part of our Peanuts gang. She's a 9 week old Hound mix. All of the puppies were surrendered to a shelter. We have no idea what herparents are so it's anyone's guess what size she'll be when she's full grown, but ourguess is medium. Sally's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at rescuedohio.org.
Marcieis part of our Peanuts gang. She's a 9 week old Hound mix. All of the puppies were surrendered to a shelter. We have no idea what herparents are so it's anyone's guess what size she'll be when she's full grown, but ourguess is medium - large. Marcie's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at rescuedohio.org.
Lucy is part of our Peanuts gang. She's a 9 week old Labmix. All of the puppies were surrendered to a shelter. We have no idea what herparents are so it's anyone's guess what size she'll be when she's full grown, but ourguess is medium. Lucy's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at rescuedohio.org.
Linus is part of our Peanuts gang. He's a 5 month old Chihuahua mix. All of the puppies were surrendered to a shelter. We have no idea what his parents are so it's anyone's guess what size he'll be when he's full grown, but ourguess is small. Linus's adoption fee is $375. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. Apply now at rescuedohio.org.
Floyd (or Handsome Floyd as he is known) is an older gentleman. We think he may be a Tennessee Treeing Brindle, subset of the Cur lineage. While his story is unknown, his actionsgive us a glimpse into his past. Floyd is a wonderful houseguest: walking to the door to go potty, no resource guarding, and respectful of furniture. He is not the biggest fan of the crate, and prefers to hang out with his people and go for walks. Being outside is his happy place, and he can easily walk for several miles despite his age, which is just a number! He wants to be outside so much he sometimes tries to dart into the yard. We are recommending a fenced yard or an active family. He would love to show off his zoomies! Floyd gets along well with cats, seeking to play but respectful if they say no. There have been plenty of nose boops & play bows going on. Floyd likes calmer dogs with good manners. He would like a hiking buddy! Floyd is currently being treated for lyme disease, and waitingon results of a heart echo as he may have a heart murmur. He needs to gain weight but has shown no food guarding or "speed" eating. Floyd's adoption fee is $195 and he qualifies for our seniors for seniors program. Apply today at rescuedohio.org or check him out on Instagram @f.loyd_furpatrick. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters.
Meeco is a 2.5 year old Boxer/Mastiff mix. He is a very sweet and loving big guy. He sees his crate as his safe place and is crate/potty trained. He walks well on a leash, knows basic commands, and loves to play fetch with stuffed animals.Meeco loves to do "oomie zoomies" around the yard twice a day; then he is laid back and likes to chill in his crate with the door open or closed. Meeco would do best with a good sized fenced yard to romp in. He grew up as a pup with a single woman and appears more comfortable around women and confident handlers. Meeco can become protective of his person when visitors come (then prefers to be in his crate when visitors are present) -heis working on how to greet and accept them. Meeco is very quiet and only barks when necessary. He is sensitive to things that move past him quickly, so we think he'd do best in a home with older children or no children. Meeco is learning new routines and can get a bit nervous and "shake." This is quickly overcome by taking him through basic commands and giving him quiet time. Despite his size, he loves to lay on your lap (although the floor will also do). He has gone to fundraiser events where he is side by side with other adoptable dogs.He is a quick learner in the short time he has been in his foster home. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters; Meeco's adoption fee is $300. Apply today at rescuedohio.org!
Hello, my name is Gotto. I am around 2 years old but I am still very puppy-like. My foster family thinks I am a beagle and border collie orspaniel mix. I can be shy and timid (especially in new situations)when I meet new people, with loud or unexpected noises, or when I am not familiar with my surroundings. Once I am comfortable, I love to get attention, to get belly rubs, and to snuggle. BTW - my favorite thing is snuggles. I am curious and silly. I love playing with toys. I get along with my foster fur-siblings (all dogs) and they help with my confidence but I can be timid and unsure of myself when I first meet new dogs. Because of this,I need another dog in my forever home me to help me feel secure. I have a tendency to herd my foster siblings so my new dog sibling needs to be playful and understanding. I'd love for my new home to have older kids or no kids because I really like to herd anything smaller than myself. I like to chase squirrels, cats, birds, chickens, and field mice so you might say I have a high prey drive. A fenced (physical, not electric) in yard would be best for me. I am getting better on walks but sometimes noises and cars scare me. I am working on not jumping on people and on basic commands. I sometimes chew on things so I need to be crated when unattended until I figure out what I can and cannot chew. I'm told I have a knee abnormality but my foster says you would never know because it hasn't slowed me down. I will need supplements to keep my joints healthy so I don't need pain medications until I am older. If you think I sound like the perfect dog, apply for me at rescuedohio.org. Meet and greets can be arranged for approved adopters. My adoption fee is $300.