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Dogs Needing Homes in Ohio

Many of these dogs are on death row. If you can move them to a place of safety please contact the shelter as soon as you can.
ADAMS WestBrown NorthHighland EastScioto

Adams County Dog Pound, West Union, Ohio Adams County Dog Pound West Union, OH 45693

The Adams County Dog and Kennel Department is a county run facility. We operate according to the Ohio Revised Code. We are rescue friendly and will work with approved groups to save our dogs. We do have a local vet that will work with us as space allows and some transport assistance can be arranged. We are a small staff of two so please be patient and allow us time to return your call.

Adams County Dog and Kennel Department
11260 St Rt. 41
Entrance on Willow Ave
West Union, OH 45693

ALLEN WestVan Wert NorthPutnam SouthAuglaize EastHardin

Allen County Dog Control, Lima, Ohio Allen County Dog Control Lima, OH 45805

Allen County Dog Control
1165 Seriff Rd.
Lima, OH 45805

ASHLAND WestRichland NorthLorain SouthKnox EastWayne

Ashland County Animal Shelter, Ashland, OH Ashland County Animal Shelter Ashland, OH 44805

Ashland County Dog Shelter
1710 Garfield Avenue Ashland, OH 44805
ASHTABULA WestGeauga SouthTrumbull EastWest Virginia

Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, Ashtabula, Ohio Ashtabula County Animal Protective League Ashtabula, OH 44004

ACAPL is a 501(c)(3) member organization committed to providing temporary housing for homeless dogs and cats, reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs, and finding safe homes for adoptable dogs and cats.

Ashtabula County Animal Protective League
5970 Green Rd
Ohio 44004

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Closed
Tue - 1-6
Wed - Closed
Thu - 1-6
Fri - 1-6
Sat - 1-6
Sun - 1-5

ATHENS WestHocking NorthMorgan SouthMeigs EastWashington

Athens County Dog Shelter, Athens, OhioAthens County Dog Shelter Chauncey, OH.

Partnering with the Athens community to provide shelter and care and affection to abandoned, surrendered, or stray dogs until suitable homes are found. To eliminate cruelty, neglect and abuse of dogs in Athens County and surrounding areas. To educate community members on the correct treatment of dogs, and to uphold Ohio laws regarding such treatment.

Athens County Dog Shelter
13333 State Route 13
Chauncey, OH 45719
Phone: 740-593-5415

AUGLAIZE WestMercer NorthAllen SouthShelby EastHardin

Auglaize County Humane Society, Wapakoneta, OhioAuglaize County Humane Society Wapakoneta, OH, 45895

The mission of the Auglaize County Humane Society is to provide a safe and sheltering environment for the homeless animals of today, encourage kindness and responsibility toward the pets of tomorrow, and foster through the education of our children a compassion for all living creatures, both man and animal.

Auglaize County Humane Society
616 N. Dixie Highway - PO Box 305
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Phone: (419) 738-7808

BELMONT WestGuernsey NorthHarrison SouthMonroe EastWest Virginia

Belmont County Animal Shelter, St. Clairsville, Ohio Belmont County Animal Shelter St. Clairsville, OH 43950

The Belmont County Animal Shelter is a county run facility. It houses 50-80 dogs and 50-80 cats. We are kept open with the support and donations of the county. Our goal is to house, treat, and re-home animals in our care. We take in strays and owner surrenders. We investigate humane complaints as well as dogs running at large. In addition to confinement or humane issues we sell dog licenses which helps to also keep the shelter running. To help reduce costs; we have a small surgery room. Our facility has 30 indoor kennels, a receiving/puppy room, an isolation room, a open concept cat room with outdoor access, and a separate cat room for new cats. We also have 10 outdoor kennels. Animals may be applied for in person or via online application. We do not place animals on a first serve basis. Careful consideration is put into an approved application. We happily work with rescues as well as foster to approved individuals. Like a dog or cat but cannot adopt? Sponsor! This will allow the fee to be reduced or eliminated for a potential adopter. Our shelter is virtually no-kill with the exception of very aggressive/unsafe or sick animals upon veterinary recommendation.

Belmont County Animal Shelter
45244 National Rd.
West Saint Clairsville,
Ohio 43950
Phone: 740-695-4708

BUTLER EastWarren NorthPreble SouthHamilton

Animal Adoption Foundation, Hamilton, Ohio Animal Adoption Foundation Hamilton, OH 45013
The Animal Adoption Foundation is a non-profit no-kill shelter for dogs and cats that have been abused or abandoned. AAF provides a safe and humane environment for dogs and cats that are waiting to be adopted. Our caring volunteers and generous, loving donors enable us to provide a safe and happy haven for our special friends. The shelter currently houses approximately 85 cats and dogs.

Animal Adoption Foundation, Hamilton, Ohio Animal Adoption Foundation Hamilton, OH 45013

CARROLL WestTuscarawas NorthStark SouthHarrison EastJefferson

Carroll County Dog Pound, Carrollton, Ohio Carroll County Dog Pound  Carrollton, OH 44615

All dogs are available for a limited time from the Carroll County Dog Pound located at 2185 Kensington Rd. NE, Route 9, Carrollton, Ohio 44615. We are southeast of the Akron/Canton area. Please call the Dog Pound for more information at 330-627-4244. We are open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. except holidays. The adoption fee is $32 which includes a Carroll County dog license, 5-way shot and micro-chip. The license will be mailed to you. Stray dogs must be held for 3 days. Owner surrenders are available right away. We do not hold dogs. Dogs are not temperament checked. All dogs from a pound could possibly be infected with a contagious disease. It is best to isolate the dog from your pets at home until you can get them checked with a veterinarian. The breeds and ages listed are our best guess. We make no claims to temperament, breed, age, or sex of dogs listed. Adoptions are on a first come, first serve, unless it is a stray coming up for adoption and more than 1 person is interested. Then, the people interested must be at the Dog Pound between 7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. on available date. You will be given a ticket and there will be a drawing for the winning adopter.

Carroll County Dog Pound
2185 Kensington Road NE
Ohio 44615
Phone: 330-627-4244

CLARKE WestMiami NorthChampaign SouthGreene EastMadison

Clark County Humane Society, Springfield, Ohio Humane Society Serving Clark County Springfield, OH 45502

The Clark County Humane Society works hard to find adoptable animals homes and to protect and educate the public. We are an older building in need of repairs, with an experienced and compassionate staff that works with love to serve our community and those in need.

Humane Society Serving Clark County
5201 Urbana Road
OH 45502
Phone: (937) 399-2917

CLERMONT WestHamilton NorthWarren EastBrown

Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, Bethel, Ohio Harlequin Haven Great Dane & St Bernard Rescue  Bethel, OH 45106
Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue is a NO KILL shelter located in Ohio dedicated to saving and placing abused, abandoned, and neglected Great Danes in suitable, loving, and forever homes in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and a small portion of Eastern Indiana. There are many deserving Great Danes and other homeless dogs that are in need of loving, lifelong, adoptive families. Be sure to stop by often, your new best friend may be waiting for you.

League for Animal Welfare, Batavia, OH League for Animal Welfare Batavia, OH 45103
Founded in 1949, the League for Animal Welfare (the League) is a privately funded, nonprofit organization providing much-needed care for unwanted, lost and neglected cats and dogs in our community. As the oldest and one of the largest no-kill shelters in the area, the League serves the Greater Cincinnati area through initiatives to reduce the number of homeless animals and to help people better care for their pets. Using the resources of its dedicated staff, supporters, and volunteers, the League provides the medical care, behavioral training and socialization needed to match homeless animals with lifelong homes. The League's shelter has the capacity to care for approximately 40 dogs and 100 cats with the goal of permanent placement in appropriate, screened, loving homes. Volunteers foster additional dogs and cats and bottle feed kittens and puppies in their own homes.

League for Animal Welfare
4193 Taylor Road
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 735-2299

COLUMBIANA WestStark NorthMahoning SouthCarroll EastWest Virginia

Columbiana County Dog Pound, Lisbon, Ohio Columbiana County Dog Pound  Lisbon, OH 44432

COSHOCTON WestKnox NorthHolmes SouthMuskingum EastTuscarawas

Coshocton County Humane Society, Coshocton, Ohio Coshocton County Humane Society Coshocton, OH 43812

Please contact (740) 575-5829 for up to date information on adoptable animals. We look forward to hearing from you!
CRAWFORD WestWyandot NorthSeneca SouthMarion EastRichland

Crawford County Humane Society, Ohio The Humane Society serving Crawford County Bucyrus, OH 44820
The Humane Society serving Crawford County is a non-profit organization operated by a group of dedicated volunteers. We are the only Humane Society in Crawford County. We house dogs that are picked up as strays by the Dog Warden, stray dogs and cats brought in by caring individuals, and pets that can no longer be cared for by their owners. If you find yourself in need of a place for your pet please call us for an appointment so that we can be sure to have room for your pet. If you have a stray you may bring it in during business hours. If you would like to adopt a dog please click here to see dogs for adoption.

We always need volunteers. Even if you only have a few hours a week, sharing your time with us can make all the difference in the world for the pets left in our care.

The Humane Society serving Crawford County
3590 State Route 98
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-9149
Fax: (419) 562-8676

Shelter Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturdays: 10am to 4pm

Crawford County Humane Society, Ohio Dogs Needing Homes at Crawford County Humane Society Bucyrus, OH 44820

Crawford County Humane Society, Ohio Cats Needing Homes at Crawford County Humane Society Bucyrus, OH 44820

CUYAHOGA WestLorain SouthMedina EastGeauga

PAWS, Cleveland, Ohio Public Animal Welfare Society Cleveland, OH 44124
The Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded in 1976. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is a PAWS policy to adopt animals to responsible homes only in the greater Cleveland area. We provide medical care to rescued animals and foster them in our own homes. We also make sure that they are spayed or neutered so that they do not continue the cycle of births that result in more pets than homes. The advantage of adopting a fostered animal is that we know all about our adoptable pets! They have lived with us and we know their personalities, habits, likes and dislikes. We can help you find the perfect companion for your home and lifestyle! We are a no kill organization (the only time we euthanize is on the advice of a vet in order to end suffering where no hope of recovery exists).

PAWS, Cleveland, Ohio Dogs needing homes Public Animal Welfare Society Cleveland, OH 44124

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, Cleveland, Ohio Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter Valley View, OH 44125
Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is a temporary home for dogs that are found on the streets by the county dog wardens. Dogs are held for 72 hours in order for the owner to claim them. After the holding period, unclaimed dogs may be available for adoption.

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, Cleveland, Ohio Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter Valley View, OH 44125

DARKE NorthMercer SouthPreble EastMiami

DEFIANCE NorthWilliams SouthPaulding EastHenry

Defiance County Humane Society, Defiance, Ohio Defiance County Humane Society Defiance, OH 43512

DELAWARE WestUnion NorthMarion SouthFranklin EastLicking

Delaware County Humane Society, OH Delaware County Humane Society Delaware, OH 43015
The Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping abused, neglected, and homeless pets find their forever homes. We serve and protect animals by conducting cruelty investigations, providing humane education, operating a low-cost Vaccination and Wellness Clinic, and reducing pet overpopulation through our low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. As with all local humane societies, we operate independently of national organizations and do not receive any governmental funding. We rely entirely on donations from kind people (such as yourself) and the generous donations from our Corporate Sponsors.

ERIE WestSandusky SouthHuron EastLorain

Humane Society of Erie County, Fremont, Ohio Humane Society of Erie County Sandusky, Ohio 44870

FAYETTE WestGreene NorthMadison SouthHighland EastRoss

Fayette County Dog Pound, Ohio Fayette County Dog Pound Washington Court House, OH 43130

FAIRFIELD WestFranklin NorthLicking SouthHocking EastPerry

Forgotten 4-Paws, Lancaster, Ohio Forgotten 4-Paws Lancaster, OH 43130
Forgotten 4-Paws is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), volunteer-run organization concerned with the welfare of all animals. Our main focus is helping to reduce suffering by promoting the sterilization of companion animals. Since we were founded in 1996, we have aided in the sterilization of over 10,000 pets, preventing countless unwanted pregnancies. Though our main focus is animal welfare, we also rescue abandoned, neglected and stray dogs and cats with the help of caring foster families and adopt them into loving families. To date, we have helped over 5,000 animals find the happily-ever-after endings they so desperately deserved.

FRANKLIN WestMadison NorthDelaware SouthPickaway EastLicking

Franklin County Dog Shelter, Columbus, Ohio Franklin County Dog Shelter Columbus, OH 43207
We are one of the largest shelters in the midwest with many dogs and puppies available for adoption daily. Visit us and you will find dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes and breeds, including many pure breeds, too!

All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated prior to adoption. Our website is updated daily so check back often. You can find more information about adopting a dog here.

Fostering: We need loving homes to care for several of our dogs until they find permanent homes. By fostering a dog, you will have an opportunity to make a huge difference in the life of that dog and eventually its new family/person. Fostering can be hard work, but it is also extremely gratifying. New or gently used leashes and collars of any size, and especially small and medium sizes, for our foster dogs would be greatly appreciated.

Open 7 days a week (except national holidays) for your safety and convenience:
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm

We are located at 4340 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, OH 43207, just south of Morse Road behind Menard's.
Phone: 614.525.DOGS (3647)

Columbus Dog Connection Dogs Needing Homes in Columbus, OH

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Columbus, Ohio Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio Columbus, OH 43229
Rough Collies needing homes. AHDRO's mission is to provide homeless Collies and other family-friendly dogs a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition, and love until an approved home is found. Upon intake into our program, each dog is examined by a veterinarian, and necessary treatment is administered, or a treatment plan is put into place. All AHDRO dogs are placed in the homes of approved volunteers until they are adopted into homes that have been carefully screened for placement.

Pets Without Parents, Columbus, Ohio Pets Without Parents Columbus, OH 43214
Pets Without Parents, founded in June of 2001, is a non-profit, no-kill, all-breed shelter for dogs and cats. Our mission is to place every pet that enters our shelter into a loving, permanent home; to motivate our local community to support our shelter, its no-kill mission, and spay-neuter efforts through donation, volunteer, and adoption opportunities until every pet goes home. In 2012, we found homes for 321 cats/kittens and 528 dogs/puppies (total of 849 adoptions), many of which came from kill shelters.

Pets Without Parents, Columbus, Ohio Pets Without Parents Columbus, OH 43214

Hand Me Down Dobes, Inc Hand Me Down Dobes Columbus, OH 43212-0325
Hand Me Down Dobes, Inc. is a network of volunteers committed to saving homeless Dobermann Pinschers in Central Ohio and then matching those homeless dogs with approved homes. We also work to educate the public about Dobermans and responsible, humane pet care, which includes spaying and neutering, training, and how to choose a pet to fit your particular lifestyle.

FULTON WestWilliams SouthHenry EastLucas

Planned Pethood Inc. Swanton, Ohio Planned Pethood Inc. Swanton, OH 43558

All of our dogs and puppies have been tested for heartworm and parasites (and treated, if needed). They are also on heartworm preventative. Our adoption fee includes those tests, flea preventative, all age-appropriate shots and are already spay/neutered. Please understand the statements about this animal are based upon the foster evaluation of the dog. The animal might behave differently (negatively or positively) in your home. While the animal might be good with the current foster’s dogs, cats, children, etc. it may not be with your animal(s) or children. The animal may be housebroken or litter trained in the home of the foster but my relapse in your home. The animal is represented to the public as it performs in the foster home and any statements made regarding the animal are conditional to that foster home setting. These interested in adopting should have read all information about the animal and understand they cannot claim they did not understand the facts about this animal as understood by Planned Pethood and/or the foster. Planned Pethood and vet(s) do our best to provide accurate age and breed of the animal, but sometimes they are educated guesses. Please understand that statements made regarding this animal are simply overviews and are not guaranteed. Your adoption fee is non-refundable for any reason.

Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Swanton, Ohio Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio Swanton, OH 43558
We are a 501(c)3 volunteer organization that prepares retired racing greyhounds for placement into permanent homes. We have no paid help and rely solely on volunteers and donations to help in the placement of the greyhounds.

Golden Retriever Rescue Resource, Delta, Ohio Golden Retriever Rescue Resource  Delta, OH 43515
Golden Retriever Rescue Resource (GRRR) was formed in 2003. The group was founded by caring individuals, all bound by a deep love and admiration for the Golden Retriever breed. This was also in response to a large number of homeless and abandoned Golden Retriever dogs in the area. Golden Retriever Rescue Recource (GRRR) was incorporated in the state of Ohio in 2003 and granted the official 501c(3) status at that time.

Animal House Rescue, Wauseon, Ohio Animal House Rescue Wauseon, OH 43567

GEAUGA WestCuyahoga NorthLake SouthPortage EastAshtabula

Geauga County Humane Society, Russell, Ohio Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village Russell, Ohio 44072

GREENE WestMontgomery NorthClarke SouthWarren EastMadison

Greene County Animal Control, Xenia, Ohio Greene County Animal Control
641 Dayton-Xenia Rd
Xenia, OH 45385

GUERNSEY WestMuskingum NorthTuscarawas SouthNoble EastBelmont

Guernsey County Dog Shelter, Cambridge, Ohio Guernsey County Dog Shelter Cambridge, OH 43725

HANCOCK WestPutnam NorthWood SouthHardin EastWyandot

Hancock County Humane Society, Findlay, Ohio Humane Society of Hancock County Findlay, OH 45840
The Humane Society and& SPCA of Hancock County is non-profit corporation committed to the safe and humane treatment of animals within our community. Each year our organization houses nearly 1,500 animals in our shelter where they receive high quality food, loving care, and proper medical attention.

HARDIN WestAllen NorthHancock SouthLogan EastMarion

HENRY WestDefiance NorthFulton SouthPutnam EastWood

Henry County Humane Society, Napoleon, Ohio Henry County Humane Society Napoleon, OH 43545

HOCKING WestPickaway NorthFairfield SouthVinton EastAthens

Hocking County Dog Shelter, Logan, Ohio Hocking County Humane Society Logan, OH

Hocking County Humane Society
36960 Hocking Drive,
Logan, OH 43138
HOLMES WestKnox NorthWayne SouthCoshocton EastTuscarawas

Holmes County Humane Society, Millersburg, Ohio Holmes County Humane Society Glenmont, OH 44628, OH 44654
The Holmes County Humane Society (HCHS) is an organization of concerned people like yourself, who have come together to promote animal welfare. The HCHS is chartered by the State of Ohio as a non-profit corporation. The Holmes County Humane Society is made up of volunteers who are trying to make a difference in the lives of Holmes County animals. We do not have an agent yet and we have a limited capacity shelter, so we are limited in what we can currently do to help you in your quest for finding safe homes for cats and dogs or stopping animal abuse. If we can be of any assistance in recommending options for you, please do not hesitate to call us.

Holmes County Dog Shelter, Millersburg, Ohio Holmes County Dog Pound Millersburg, OH 44654

HURON WestSeneca NorthErie SouthRichland EastLorain

Huron County Humane Society, Norwalk, Ohio Huron County Humane Society Norwalk, OH 44857

JACKSON WestPike NorthVinton SouthLawrence EastGallia

Jackson County Dog Pound, Jackson, Ohio Jackson County Dog Pound Jackson, OH 45640

JEFFERSON WestPike NorthVinton SouthLawrence EastWest Virginia

Jefferson County Humane Society, Wintersville, Ohio Jefferson County Humane Society Wintersville, OH 43953

KNOX WestMorrow NorthRichland SouthLicking EastCoshocton

Knox County Animal Shelter, Mount Vernon, Ohio Knox County Animal Shelter Mount Vernon, OH 43050

LAKE WestCuyahoga SouthGeauga EastAshland

Lake County Humane Society, Mount Vernon, Ohio Lake County Humane Society Mentor, OH 44060

LAWRENCE WestScioto NorthGallia EastWest Virginia

Lawrence County Humane Society, Ironton, OhioLawrence County Humane Society Ironton, OH 45638

LICKING WestFranklin NorthKnox SouthFairfield EastMuskingum

Licking County Dog Shelter, Heath, Ohio Licking County Dog Shelter Heath, OH 43056

Licking County Humane Society, Heath, Ohio Licking County Humane Society Heath, OH 43056

LOGAN WestShelby NorthHardin SouthChampaign EastClark

Top of Ohio Pet Shelter, Bellefontaine, Ohio Top of Ohio Pet Shelter Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Feel free to look around our shelter, spend some time, and fall in love. Once you decide to adopt, you will have an opportunity to meet with a knowledgeable staff member who will give you information on the history and needs of that animal. You can ask the staff member any questions about house-training, introducing your new pet, how to deal with fleas, or anything else you can think of.

LUCAS WestFulton SouthWood EastOttawa

Golden Retriever Rescue Resource, Toledo, Ohio Golden Retriever Rescue Resource (GRRR) Toledo, OH 43606

Golden Retriever Rescue Resource rescues and finds homes for Golden Retrievers in the northwest of Ohio, eastern Indiana and southern Michigan areas. We are comprised solely of volunteers and desperately need help. Golden Retriever Rescue Resource is a self-supporting non-profit 501c(3), relying on fund raising and donations to support all rescue efforts, including veterinary care.

Lucas County Humane Society, Maumee, Ohio Toledo Area Humane Society Maumee, OH 43537
The Toledo Area Humane Society is a charitable 501(c) 3 animal welfare organization and is one of the oldest organizations in the U.S., caring for more than 4,000 animals each year.

Lucas County Dog Warden, Toledo, Ohio Lucas County Canine Care & Control Toledo, OH 43602

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, Toledo, Ohio Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet Main Website Toledo, OH 43614
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet was founded in 1977 by a small group of Toledo residents in response to the vast overpopulation of stray and abandoned animals in our community. Save-A-Pet received its charter as a non-profit organization in 1978 and the current system of foster home care was created shortly afterward. Today, Save-A-Pet is more than 450 members strong with an open to the public animal shelter and a foster home network. Since our inception, Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet has placed thousands of kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs in loving, permanent homes.

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, Toledo, Ohio Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet Toledo, OH 43614

DogWorks Sporting Dog Rescue and Placement DogWorks, Inc. Sporting Dog Rescue and Placement Toledo, OH 43635
DogWorks, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit, 501c3, no kennel, domestic sporting dog group. We rely on volunteer foster homes. Our purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned, neglected and unwanted sporting dogs of various breeds, pure and mixes. Primarily, (not limited to) our orphaned dogs are pulled from euthanizing shelters and given a new chance at life. Our goal is placement into companion homes well matched for human and dog. The Sporting Dog classified as a sporting breed, hunting dog or gun dog does not necessarily mean 'for hunting only'. Most of the dogs taken into rescue are because they "would not hunt". The sporting breeds are sensitive, intelligent and 'wanting to please' dogs. Given attention, interaction and exercise these dogs make excellent companions for life - no hunting required!

Saints Elsewhere, Toledo, Ohio Saints Elsewhere Toledo, OH 43619 Saint Bernard Rescue
Anyone interested in adopting a dog must have a home check, vet reference and be willing to drive to the Toledo area as we will not ship dogs. Please understand that we only adopt out dogs to INDOOR homes. I have opened up my home to all of my adoption dogs, reguardless of where they were kept before coming to live with me, and I expect them to live their lives out as members of the family. If you are looking for an OUTDOOR dog, please do not waste our time.

4 Paws Sake, Inc., Sylvania, Ohio 4 Paws Sake, Inc. Sylvania, OH 43560-2118
4 Paws Sake, Inc. is a group of volunteer dog lovers whose mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately to re-home abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. We also assist dogs who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners. All dogs are housed in foster homes where they are provided with an enormous amount of love and any medical attention that may be required to insure that they are in good health before adoption. They are all spayed or neutered and brought up-to-date on shots before being placed in their new homes. All dogs are evaluated for temperament and personality. This helps us to place them in homes that are well-suited to their needs and to the needs of their future owners.

MADISON WestClark NorthUnion SouthFayette EastFranklin

Canine Collective Ohio Dog Rescue, Plain City, Ohio Canine Collective Ohio Dog Rescue Plain City, OH 43064
We are a private, nonprofit, all breed, no-kill, dog rescue. Our mission is to provide rescued dogs another chance to find their forever homes. We rescue from high kill shelters, hoarding situations, homes with domestic violence involved, and when dogs become homeless because their owners go into nursing homes or become deceased.

Humane Society of Madison County, London, Ohio Humane Society of Madison County London, OH 43140
Volunteers are always need at the HSMC. There are many ways you can help. You can help at the shelter, or at events, food pick ups, membership drives, etc. Contact us to see how your talents can help the animals!

Humane Society of Madison County, London, Ohio Humane Society of Madison County London, OH 43140

Beagles R Us, London, Ohio Beagles R Us London, Ohio

MAHONING WestStark NorthTrumbull SouthColumbiana EastPennsylvania

Legacy Dog Rescue, Youngstown, Ohio Legacy Dog Rescue Youngstown, OH 44513
We are a 501(c)(3) rescue dedicated to helping dogs in the Mahoning and Trumbull county and the surrounding areas. We were formerly known as Safe At Last Dog Rescue of Ohio, Inc.

Legacy Dog Rescue
PO Box 3643,
Ohio 44513

MARION WestHardin NorthWyandot SouthDelaware EastMorrow

Marion County Humane Society, Marion, Ohio Marion County Humane Society Marion, OH 43302

MEDINA WestLorain NorthCuyahoga SouthWayne EastSummit

Medina County Animal Shelter, Medina, Ohio Medina County Animal Shelter Medina, OH 44256

Medina County SPCA, Medina, Ohio Medina County SPCA Medina, OH 44258
At Medina County SPCA, we have been committed to sheltering and finding homes for abandoned, abused, neglected and injured animals in Medina County for over 26 years. In 2011 alone, our facility rescued over 1250 animals that required services ranging from significant medical treatment to the need for a stable, loving new home.

MERCER WestHardin NorthWyandot SouthDelaware EastMorrow

Mercer County Dog Pound, Celina, Ohio Mercer County Dog Pound Celina, Ohio

Animal Protection League of Mercer County, Celina, Ohio Animal Protection League of Mercer County Celina, Ohio
The APLMC is a no kill organization dedicated to saving pets in need in Mercer County, Ohio. We are a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization and we are all volunteers. We try to help families that need to place their dog in a new home. Whether we can take the dog in or do a courtesy post for the family. We also try to take in puppies in the county, so we can screen the homes and make sure they are spayed/neutered.

Animal Protection League of Mercer County, Celina, Ohio Animal Protection League of Mercer County Celina, Ohio

MIAMI WestDarke NorthShelby SouthMontgomery EastClark

Miami County Animal Shelter, Troy, Ohio Miami County Animal Shelter Troy, Ohio 45373

MONROE WestNoble NorthBelmont SouthWashington EastWest Virginia

Monroe County Dog Pound, Woodsfield, Ohio Crossed Paws Animal Shelter Woodsfield, OH 43793

MONTGOMERY WestPreble NorthMiami SouthWarren EastGreene

Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, Dayton, Ohio Montgomery County Animal Resource Center Dayton, OH 45414

Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Dayton, Ohio Humane Society of Greater Dayton Dayton, OH 45418
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded more than a century ago by a group of concerned citizens with a desire to ensure that "all animals will be wanted." The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is supported by contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals, and relies on the time and support of its volunteer network.

Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Dayton, Ohio Humane Society of Greater Dayton Dayton, OH 45418

MORROW WestMarion NorthCrawford SouthDelaware EastKnox

Morrow County Dog Pound, Mt. Gilead, Ohio Morrow County Dog Pound Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

MUSKINGUM WestLicking NorthCoshocton SouthMorgan EastGuernsey

Muskingum County Dog Pound, Zanesville, Ohio Muskingum County Dog Warden & Adoption Center Zanesville, OH 43701

The Muskingum County Dog Warden is responsible for answering calls from the general public about dogs running loose or at large in the Muskingum County area. The dog warden picks up the animal and brings it back to the dog pound/kennel. The dog is kept at the pound/kennel for 3 days. If the owner does not claim the dog, then the dog is officially up for adoption. The Muskingum County Dog Warden receives several dogs weekly. Unfortunately, our facility can only hold so many dogs at one time and euthanasia may be the only option left in order to make space for more strays. Many dogs only have a few weeks to live. Our goal, with your help, is to put as many dogs as possible into loving homes or send them to rescue groups.
NOBLE WestMuskingham NorthGuernsey SouthWashington EastMonroe

Noble County Humane Society, Caldwell, Ohio Noble County Humane Society Caldwell, OH 43724

OTTAWA WestWood SouthSandusky EastErie

Humane Society Of Ottawa County, Port Clinton, Ohio Humane Society Of Ottawa County Port Clinton, OH 43452

PICKAWAY WestMadison NorthFranklin SouthRoss EastFairfield

Pickaway County Dog Shelter, Circleville, Ohio Pickaway County Dog Shelter Circleville, OH 43113

Circle Area Humane Society, Circleville, Ohio Circle Area Humane Society Circleville, OH 43113

PIKE WestHighland NorthRoss SouthScioto EastJackson

Pike Co. Animal Shelter Pike County Animal Shelter Waverly, OH 45690

PREBLE NorthDarke SouthButler EastMontgomery

Humane Society of Preble County, Eaton, Ohio Humane Society of Preble County Eaton, OH 45320

PUTNAM WestPaulding NorthHenry SouthAllen EastHancock

Putnam County Dog Shelter, Glandorf, Ohio 45848 Putnam Pet Pals  Glandorf, Ohio 45848

Putnam Pet Pals is dedicated to promoting adoption of homeless animals and to encourage responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization.
RICHLAND WestCrawford NorthHuron SouthKnox EastAshland

Richland County Dog Warden, Mansfield, Ohio Richland County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center Mansfield, OH 44906
Richland County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center is located at 810 North Home Rd. Mansfield, Ohio 44906 next to the Richland County Fairgrounds. We are currently open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Phone: 419-774-5892 or 419-774-5893.

Humane Society of Richland County, Mansfield, Ohio Humane Society of Richland County Mansfield, OH 44906
The Humane Society of Richland County is located at 395 Lantz Road in Mansfield, Ohio. The phone number is 419-774-4795. Our hours are Mon-Friday, 12pm-5pm. Saturdays we are open from 11am-3pm.

Mid Ohio Animal Welfare League, Mansfield, Ohio Mid Ohio Animal Welfare League Mansfield, OH 44907
We are a group of animal lovers who have joined together to promote animal welfare concerns in our community. When able, we bring animals into our available foster homes to rehome with their forever family. Spay and neuter education and low-cost clinics are crucial in addressing the overpopulation problem in our shelters and pounds. We believe no animal should spend its life on a chain. Nor should any animal be treated like a commodity, which is why we are against buying that 'cute little doggy in the window' at your local petstore. Please opt to adopt. We do not have a shelter. We operate solely from foster homes. MAWL has to turn away animals in need on a regular basis due to lack of foster homes. Please consider becoming a foster. We provide vet care and food for the animal while in your care. Email us for further information. Check out the MAWL Facebook page for all the latest fundraisers, events and updates!

Mid Ohio Animal Welfare League
PO Box 3842
Mansfield, OH 44907
SANDUSKY WestWood NorthOttawa SouthSeneca EastErie

Sandusky County Dog Warden Sandusky County Dog Warden Fremont, OH 43420

Humane Society of Sandusky County, Fremont, Ohio Humane Society of Sandusky County Fremont, OH 43420

Society for the Protection of Animals Inc., Fremont, Ohio Society for the Protection of Animals Inc. Fremont, OH 43420

Another Chance Sanctuary, Clyde, Ohio Another Chance Sanctuary  Clyde OH 43410
Another Chance Sanctuary was established in 2009 by Dr.Laura Hirt, DVM. For many years Dr. Hirt has opened her home and practice to unwanted and disabled animals. Many have found homes however rising costs and a poor economy have forced a record number of pet owners to relinquish their animals. Many others are unable to afford treatments or surgeries for their special needs pets. It is the mission of Another Chance Sanctuary to provide housing and medical care for these animals. Whenever possible we try to place them with families that can permanently provide for their needs but unfortunately we are unable to place all our animals. In such cases we pledge to provide quality care for the remainder of their lives. This is a mission we cannot do on our own. Our success relies on your donations.

SCIOTO WestAdams NorthPike EastLawrence

South Ohio Animal Rescue, Scioto County, Ohio South Ohio Animal Rescue Portsmouth, Scioto County, OH

Sierra's Haven, Portsmouth, Ohio Sierra's Haven Portsmouth, OH 45662

SENECA WestHancock NorthSandusky SouthCrawford EastHuron

Seneca County Humane Society, Tiffin, Ohio Seneca County Humane Society Tiffin, OH 44883

SHELBY WestDarke NorthAuglaize SouthMiami EastLogan

Shelby County Animal Shelter, Sidney, Ohio Shelby County Animal Shelter Sidney, OH 45365

STARK WestWayne NorthSummit SouthTuscarawas EastColumbiana

Stark County Dog Warden Department, Canton, Ohio Stark County Pound Canton, OH 44705
FThe homeless dogs may be adopted 72–hours after their arrival at the Pound, Once cleared by our vet. By choosing to adopt a dog from the Stark County Pound you are saving a life and gaining a grateful companion. If you are viewing the dogs online, it is best to note the cage number of the dog you are interested in, call the Stark County Dog Warden’s Office, and ask if the dog is still available before you make a trip to the Pound.

Stark County Dog Warden Department, Canton, Ohio Stark County Dog Warden Department Canton, OH 44705

West Highland White Terrier Club Rescue, North Canton, Ohio West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Ohio Rescue North Canton, Ohio 44720-1201
The West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Ohio is committed to rescuing Westies and placing them in loving, permanent homes.

SUMMIT WestMedina NorthCuyahoga SouthStark EastPortage

Summit County Animal Control Department, Akron, Ohio Summit County Animal Control Akron, OH 44304

TRUMBULL WestPortage NorthAshtabula SouthMahoning EastWest Virginia

Legacy Dog Rescue, Youngstown, Ohio Legacy Dog Rescue Youngstown, OH 44513
We are a 501(c)(3) rescue dedicated to helping dogs in the Trumbull and Mahoning county and the surrounding areas. We were formerly known as Safe At Last Dog Rescue of Ohio, Inc.

Legacy Dog Rescue
PO Box 3643,
Ohio 44513

TUSCARAWAS WestCoshocton NorthStark SouthGuernsey EastNoble

UNION WestLogan NorthMarion SouthMadison EastDelaware

Union County Humane Society, Marysville, Ohio Union County Humane Society Marysville, OH 43040
he Union County Humane Society is a private non-profit organization that relies on donations and fees for services to consistently place 85%-90% of the 1,300 animals we care for and investigate hundreds of cases of animal abuse and neglect each year.

Union County Humane Society, Marysville, Ohio Union County Humane Society Marysville, OH 43040

VINTON WestRoss NorthHocking SouthJackson EastAthens

WARREN WestButler NorthMontgomery SouthClermont EastClinton

Warren County Humane Association, Lebanon, Ohio Warren County Humane Association Lebanon, Ohio 45036
The Humane Association of Warren County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center has served Warren County and Southwest Ohio for 39 years. We operate the only animal shelter and adoption center in Warren County and as a non-profit, animal welfare organization, depend on tax-deductible donations to support our annual budget. We are proud of the fact that, during our 39 years, we have provided a safe haven and loving care for tens of thousands of homeless dogs and cats, giving them a second chance for new and happy lives. In addition, we have reunited thousands of lost pets with their beloved owners.

Circle Tail, Inc., Pleasant Plain, Ohio Circle Tail, Inc Pleasant Plain, OH 45162
Circle Tail provides service dogs and hearing dogs to people with disabilities. We also provide dogs for adoption, as well as offer dog obedience training, behavior management and boarding services. Circle Tail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Circle Tail, Inc., Pleasant Plain, Ohio Circle Tail, Inc Pleasant Plain, OH 45162

WASHINGTON WestAthens NorthMonroe EastWest Virginia EastWest Virginia

Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, Marietta, Ohio Humane Society of the Ohio Valley Marietta, OH 45750

WAYNE WestDarke NorthAuglaize SouthMiami EastLogan

Wayne County Humane Society, Lebanon, Ohio Wayne County Humane Society Animal Shelter Wooster, OH 44691
Wayne County Humane Society, Inc. provided compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, to measurably reduce companion animal overpopulation and to take a leadership role in educating and promoting humane values. The Wayne County Humane Society is a small non-profit organization that cares for a segment of our community that is often overlooked. Providing quality medical care to our animals and adequate shelter and adoption/rescue services is our charge. These efforts are made possible by the generosity of folks who share our love for animals. We are so grateful for all of our adopters, fosters, volunteers, donors and friends throughout the year. But right now, we need a little extra help. Even a gift as small as $5 can help save lives. Those funds go directly toward giving shelter to an animal who has suffered abuse or neglect; providing quality medical care to the animals entrusted to our care; controlling the animal population by ensuring that all animals leaving the shelter are spayed or neutered and keeping our neighborhoods safe and healthy for both animals and humans. If you are a lover of animals, please consider making a donation today to support our operations.

Wayne County Humane Society, Lebanon, Ohio Wayne County Humane Society Animal Shelter Wooster, OH 44691

WILLIAMS SouthDefiance EastFulton

Williams County Humane Society, Bryan, Ohio Williams County Humane Society Bryan, OH 43506

Williams County Humane Society, Bryan, Ohio Williams County Humane Society Bryan, OH 43506

WOOD WestHenry NorthLucas SouthHancock EastSandusky

Wood County Humane Society, Bowling Green, Ohio Wood County Humane Society Bowling Green, OH 43402
Each year, the Wood County Humane Society takes in about 500-600 animals. Most of those animals are cruelty or neglect cases, owner surrenders, or stray cats. On average, there are about 100 little faces at the shelter that are awaiting homes.

Wood County Humane Society, Bowling Green, Ohio Wood County Humane Society Bowling Green, OH 43402

Ohio Jack Russell Rescue, All Ohio Ohio Small Dog Rescue Rossford, Wood County, OH

WYANDOT WestHardin NorthSeneca SouthMarion EastCrawford

Wyandot County Humane Society, Upper Sandusky, Ohio Wyandot County Humane Society Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

All Species Adoption Program (ASAP), Carey, Ohio All Species Adoption Program (ASAP) Carey, OH 43316
ASAP is a non-profit program working with individuals as well as our local animal/dog shelters. Our objective is to find loving, indoor homes for pets in need.

All Species Adoption Program (ASAP), Carey, Ohio All Species Adoption Program (ASAP) Carey, OH 43316


BREW Mid-West Beagle Rescue, All Ohio BREW Mid-West Beagle Rescue Toledo, OH 43615

BREW Mid-West Beagle Rescue, All Ohio BREW Mid-West Beagle Rescue Toledo, OH 43615
Midwest Beagle Rescue, Education and Welfare, Inc is a 501(c)3 non profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing Beagles from high-kill shelters. We adopt Beagles to families within Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and have also placed Beagles into loving homes in Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.

Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc., Northern Ohio Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. Northern Ohio

GSP Care of Ohio, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky German Shorthaired Pointer Care of Ohio Helping dogs in Ohio, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky.
GSP Care of Ohio Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to helping GSP's in need throughout Ohio, Indiana and northern Kentucky. We will work with shelters, humane organizations, and individual owners to assist with behavior issues, placement, health care, and other decisions and issues regarding GSP's. We take homeless GSP's and foster them in our homes. There is no shelter with set hours. No one gets paid to do this. Unless you count the tail wags and doggy kisses. Our foster homes take in strays, dogs from pounds and shelters. They are a priority over owner-turn-ins. Foster homes evaluate the dog to the best of their ability. They have the dog vetted and spayed/neutered.

GSP Care of Ohio, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky German Shorthaired Pointer Care of Ohio 

Shar Pei Savers, All Ohio Shar Pei Savers All Ohio
The volunteers of Shar Pei Savers, Inc. are devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Chinese Shar Pei dogs. Our commitment to our rescue dogs and our adoptive families goes way beyond the placement of a dog - we are there every step of the way - from initial adjustment to ongoing education on health and well-being.

Pet Angels for Life Volunteers (PALs), All Ohio Pet Angels for Life Volunteers (PALs) All Ohio

Tri State Collie Rescue, OH, WV, KY Tri State Collie Rescue Lewis Center, OH 43035 and WV, KY
TSCR, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is an all-volunteer, foster-based Collie rescue based in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and West Virginia, with volunteers also located in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Our rescue provides veterinary care and temporary homes for owner-surrendered, stray, neglected or abused dogs. We work with shelters to pull collies and shelties in need of rescue. TSCR strives to help collies and shelties, one adoption at a time. We are always in need of foster homes, as well as donations to care for the dogs in our care. Donations needed include monetary funds to pay for veterinary care, as well as donation supplies, such as collars, leashes, crates, food and toys.

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