Ohio Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Ohio dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Ohio pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.

Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Ohio Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

Cats Only
Cats and Dogs
Dogs-All Breeds
Dogs By Breed
Other Animals

Brunswick 44212 All All Critter Junction Sanctuary Yes
Farmdale 44417 All All Humane Sanctuary, (330) 876-0093
Middletown All All Angel Animal Rescue
Ohio All Ohio Rescue Listings The Animal Net
Westerville, OH 43086 All Household Pets All A.D.O.P.T. Pet Rescue
Akron, Ohio 44312 Birds Domestic parrots Bird Nerds Rescue and Sanctuary
Ashland Ohio 44805 Birds All Almost Home Ohio
Brecksville, Ohio 44141 Birds All A-Parrot to A-Flamingo Yes
Ohio Birds All bird_Rescue@juno.com (Kelly)
Middletown, Ohio Birds All Joseph’s Legacy
Pataskala, Ohio 43062 Birds All For Bird Sake Sanctuary & Rescue Yes
Syracuse, IN 46567 (serves Ohio) Birds Large species parrots and macaws Indiana Large Bird Rescue Yes
Cats Only
Akron, OH 44011 Cats All Love A Stray Cat Rescue Yes
Alpha, OH 45301 Cats All Love A Stray Cat RescueThe Tenth Life Yes
Ashland, OH 44805 Cats All Cat House Feline Sanctuary Yes
Canal Winchester, OH 43110 Cats All Kittens Unlimited Cat Rescue
Centerburg OH 43011 Cats All Whisker Connection Yes
Chesterland, OH  44026 Cats All Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary
Chillicothe, OH 45601 Cats All Angels Without Heaven
Columbus, OH 43212 Cats All Persian, Purebred and Purrbaby Rescue
Columbus, OH 43216 Cats (Feral and TNR) All Colony Cats Yes
Columbus, OH 43214 Cats All Cat Welfare Association Yes
Dayton, Ohio Cats All Facebook: Kit Kaboodle Cat Rescue
Fairborn, OH 45324 Cats All Blue’s Mews Siamese Cat Rescue
Lancaster, 43130 Cats All http://www.arfohio.org/whiskersanimalwelfare.html and http://whiskersanimalwelfare.googlepages.com/(under Construction).  Whiskers Animal Welfare and Education, Inc. Yes
MADISON, OH  44057 Cats Feral Holy Cat Whiskers Feral Cat Program
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124 Cats All Caroline’s Kids Yes
Medina, OH 44256 Cats All Kitten Krazy
Northfield, Ohio 44067 Cats All Forever Friends Foundation Yes
Toledo OH Cats All Paws & Whiskers Cat Shelter Yes
Uniontown, OH 44685 Cats All Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends (Facebook).
Wooster, OH 44691 Cats All Wayne County Humane Society
Xenia, OH Cats All Advocates 4 Animals Feline Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. Yes
Xenia, OH 45385 Cats All Animals For Life Yes
Cats and Dogs
Akron, Ohio Cats and Dogs All AJ’s Search and Rescue
Akron, OH 44313 Cats and Dogs All One of A Kind Pets Yes
Akron, OH 44303 Cats and Dogs Hairless and others Rescue Alliance of Hairless and Other Breeds
Akron, OH 44310 Cats and Dogs All Heaven Can Wait
Akron 44309 Cats and Dogs All Paws and Prayers
Akron 44310 Cats and Dogs All Precious Lives Animal Hospital and Sanctuary
Akron 44264 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Great Akron
Akron, OH 44312 Cats and Dogs All WolfSpirits Toy Breed Puppy/Mill Rescue
Alliance, OH  44601 Cats and Dogs All E-mail: Alliance for Animals
Amelia, OH 45102 Cats and Dogs All The Animal Rescue Fund,Inc “ARF”
Amelia, OH 45102 Cats and Dogs All Pet Alliance
Austintown, OH 44515 Cats and Dogs All Falcon Animal Rescue
Bethel, OH 45106 Cats and Dogs All Country Dog Rescue, Inc.
Bryan, OH 43506 Cats and Dogs All Williams County Humane Society
Bowling Green, OH 43402 Cats and Dogs All Wood County Humane Society
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society Serving Crawford County
Canton, OH 44705 Cats and Dogs All Stark County Humane Society
Canton, OH  44735 Cats and Dogs All Woozez Animal Rescue
Central Ohio Cats and Dogs All New Beginnings Animal Shelter Yes
Central Ohio 43231 Cats and Dogs All Citizen’s For Humane Action, Inc
Chillicothe, OH 45601 Cats and Dogs All Cause For Paws
Cincinnati Cats and Dogs All Ohio Hound Rescue
Cleveland, OH Cats and Dogs All Cleveland Animal Control
Cleveland, OH  44124 Cats and Dogs All Public Animal Welfare Society
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 Cats and Dogs All A Better Pet LLC
Columbus, OH Cats and Dogs All Pets Without Parents Columbus Yes
Columbus, OH 43214 Cats and Dogs All Stop the Suffering
Columbus, OH 43206 Cats and Dogs All Society for the Protection of Animals
Columbus, OH 43214 Cats and Dogs All Citizens for Humane Action (CHA) Animal Shelter
Columbus, OH 43214 Cats and Dogs All(Pit Bull Friendly) Pets Without Parents Columbus Yes
Columbus, OH 43216 Cats and Dogs All Colony Cats Yes
Columbus OH 43221 Cats and Dogs All(Pit Bull Friendly) Pet Promise Yes
Conesville, OH 43811 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 4422 Cats and Dogs All Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue
Dayton, Kittering and the Miami Valley Cats and Dogs All The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals
Dayton Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Greater Dayton Yes
Dayton, OH 45418 Cats and Dogs All Hopeful Hearts, Inc.
Delaware, OH 43015 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Delaware County
Dover, OH  44622 Cats and Dogs All Tuscarawas County Humane Society
Fairlawn, OH 44334 Cats and Dogs All AJ’s Search and Rescue
Findlay, OH 45840 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County
Fremont, OH 43420 Cats and Dogs All Human Society of Sandusky County
Georgetown, OH 45121 Cats and Dogs All Brown County Humane Society
Germantown, Ohio Cats and Dogs All Robyn’s Nest Rescue
Hartsgrove, OH  44085 Cats and Dogs Abused, abandoned, sick and injured animals Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue
Heath, OH 43056 Cats and Dogs All Licking County Humane Society
Hilliard, OH 43026 Cats and Dogs All Capital Area Humane Society
Ironton, OH 45638 Cats and Dogs All Lawrence County Humane Society Yes
Jefferson, OH  44047 Cats and Dogs All Ashtabula County Humane Society
Kettering, OH 45419 Cats and Dogs All SICSA
Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Cats and Dogs All Forgotten 4-Paws Yes
Lebanon 45036 Cats and Dogs All Humane Association of Warren County
Logan, Ohio 43138 Cats and Dogs All A Little Patch of Heaven Yes
Louisville, Ohio 44641 Cats and Dogs All Stark County Humane Society
Mansfield, OH 44907 Cats and Dogs All Stop The Overpopulation of Pets Inc.
Marietta, Ohio 45750 Cats and Dogs All The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley
Marysville, OH 43040 Cats and Dogs All Union County Humane Society
Maumee, OH 43537 Cats and Dogs All Toledo Area Humane Society
McArthur, OH 45651 Cats and Dogs All Camelot Puppy Sanctuary
Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 Cats and Dogs All The Champaign County Animal Welfare League (CCAWL)
Medina, OH 44258 Cats and Dogs All Medina County SPCA
Mentor, OH  44060 Cats and Dogs All Helping Hands Pet Adoption Network
Miamisburg, OH 45342 Cats and Dogs All Robyn’s Nest, Inc.
Middletown, Ohio Cats and Dogs All Joseph’s Legacy
Middletown, Ohio 45044 Cats and Dogs All Heart’s Rescue Sanctuary Yes
Monroe OH 45050 Cats and Dogs All Angel Animal Rescue Yes
Mount Vernon, Ohio Cats and Dogs All Knox County Humane Society
Neapolis, OH 43547 Cats and Dogs All Animal House Rescue Inc
Norwalk , OH 44857 Cats and Dogs All Huron County Humane Society
Novelty, OH 44072 Cats and Dogs All Geauga Humane Society Yes
North Canton 44720 Cats and Dogs All Embellish Pets Adoption Group
Parma, Ohio 44129 Cats and Dogs All Northeastern Ohio SPCA Yes
Parma, Ohio 44134 Cats and Dogs All Parma Animal Shelter Yes
Pickerington, Ohio, 43147 Cats and Dogs All Forgotten 4-Paws
Peninsula, OH 44264 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Greater Akron
Portage/Stark Counties Cats and Dogs All Fur-get Me Not Animal Rescue
Ravenna 44266 Cats and Dogs All Portage Animal Protective League (PAPL)
Rootstown, OH 44272 Cats and Dogs All Rose’s Rescue
Russell Township, OH 44072 Cats and Dogs All Geauga Humane Society Yes
Salem, OH 44460 Cats and Dogs All Alchemy Acres Yes
Salem, OH  44460 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Columbiana County
Seville OH 44273 Cats and Dogs All Medina County SPCA
Solon, OH Cats and Dogs All Rescue Me Ohio
Solon, OH 44139 Cats and Dogs All Valley Save-a-Pet
Toledo OH 43613 Cats and Dogs All Humane Ohio
Toledo, OH 43614 Cats and Dogs All Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet Yes
Toledo, Ohio 43635 Cats and Dogs All Planned Pethood Yes
Twinsburg, OH 44087 Cats and Dogs All Humane Society of Greater Akron
Urbana, OH 43078 Cats and Dogs All Barely Used Pets
Vienna, OH 44473 Cats and Dogs All Animal Welfare League
Wilmington, OH 45177 Cats and Dogs All Wilmington Area Humane Society
Woodsfield, OH 43793 Cats and Dogs All My Young & Old Fur Babies Rescue
Wooster, OH 44691 Cats and Dogs All Wayne County Humane Society
Xenia, OH 45385 Mostly Cats but Dogs too All Animals For Life Yes
Dogs All Breed
Aurora, IN 47001 Dogs Small Breed – All Friends of Animals
Beavercreek, OH 45432 Dogs Mostly Small Dogs PUPPY PALS RESCUE
Bellbrook OH  45305 Dogs All Purebred Rescue Organization
Canton, OH 44710 Dogs Puppy Mill Rescue WolfSpirit’s Toy Breed Puppymill Rescue
Central Ohio Dogs All RESCUEDohio
Chesterville, OH 43317 Dogs All A New Leash on Life, LLC
Cleveland, OH 44109 Dogs Senior The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
Cleveland Hts., Ohio 44118 Dogs All Addie’s Pet Protection
Columbus, OH 43229 Dogs All(Pit Bull Friendly) Franklin County Dogs
Columbus, OH 43216 Dogs All Colony Cats Yes
Dayton, OH Dogs All Puppy Pals Rescue
Dayton, OH Dogs All Luv4K9s
Dayton, OH Dogs All Paw Patrol Dayton
Delaware, OH 43015 Dogs All The Canine Collective
Diamond 44412 Dogs All Pawprint Paradise Yes
Dublin, OH Dogs All(Pit Bull Friendly) Peace For Paws Ohio
Dublin, OH 43016 Dogs Senior Dogs Measles Animal Haven Yes
Edon, OH 43518 Dogs All Skinny Little Buddy’s Animal Rescue Inc Yes
Miamisburg , OH 45342 Dogs All Robyn’s Nest, Inc.
Pataskala, OH 43062 Dogs All Charlie’s Wish Animal Rescue
Pepper Pike, OH 44122 Dogs All Dogs Unlimited Rescue
Plain City, OH 43064 Dogs All Canine Collective Yes
Pleasant Plain, OH 45162 Dogs All Circle Tail, Inc E-Mail: info@circletail.org Jennifer Kiblinger, 513.877.3325 Yes
Neapolis, OH 43547 Dogs All Deacon’s Hope Rescue
North Lima 44452 Dogs All RUFF Life Rescue Yes
Ohio Dogs All Paws with Pride
Ravenna 44266 Dogs All A1 K9 Rescue
Sharon Center, OH 44274 Dogs All Maggie’s Mission
Toledo Dogs All-Pit Bull Friendly Lucas County Canine Care & Control
Winchester, OH 45697 Dogs All Sacred Hearts Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
Wooster, OH 44691 Dogs All Star-Mar Rescue
Xenia, Ohio 45385 Dogs All Francis Kennels
Youngstown, OH Dogs All For The Dogs
Dogs By Breed
Ohio Dogs Afghan Hound Afghan Hound Rescue of Ohio
Columbus Dogs Afghan Hound Afghan Hound Rescue of Central Ohio
Copley (Akron), OH Dogs American Eskimo Dog Karon Stewart, Eskie Rescuers United, E-mail: blue1701@juno.com
Dublin, OH 43016 Dogs American Staffordshire Terriers Measles Animal Haven Yes
Ohio Dogs Australian Cattle Dogs Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of Ohio
Ohio Dogs Australian Shepherds Aussie Rescue Midwest (click on State)
Minerva, Ohio, 44657 Dogs Basset Ohio Basset Rescue
Southwestern Ohio Dogs Basset Outlaw Basset Rescue
National Dogs Beagle Beagle Rescue
Ohio Dogs Beagle Beagles rrrr Us
Canton, OH 44702 Dogs Black and Tan Coonhounds American Black and Tan Coonhound Club
Midwest Dogs Boston Terrier Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue
Dayton, OH 45405 Dogs Boxer Go Boxer Rescue of Greater Ohio
Orrville, OH 44667 Dogs Boxer One Tail at a Time Rescue Yes
Ohio Dogs Brittany National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network.  Contact the Ohio Coordinator, Gaye Brickner, e-mail: beaubritt2@aol.com
Ohio Dogs Chihuahua Chihuahua Rescue USA
Ohio Dogs Chow Chow Chows to the Rescue
Ohio (HQ Mentor OH) Dogs Cocker Spaniel Cherished Cockers
Columbus Dogs Cocker Spaniel Columbus Cocker Rescue
Ohio Dogs Collie Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
Southwest Ohio Dogs Doberman Pinscher Payton’s Place/Southwest Ohio Doberman Rescue
Columbus Dogs Doberman Pinscher Hand Me Down Dobes
Northern Ohio Dogs Doberman Pinscher Northcoast Doberman Rescue
Ohio Rep Dogs Goldendoodle Doodle Rescue Collective Yes
Northwest and Western Ohio Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Retriever Rescue Resource
Northeast Ohio Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Retrievers In Need (G.R.I.N.)
Northeast Ohio Dogs Golden Retrievers Golden Treasures Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. Bath, Ohio 44210 –  330-659-4767 – DO NOT LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE ON THIS LINE.  THE MESSAGE WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED.
Ohio Dogs Gordon Setter Miami Valley Gordon Setter Rescue
Bethel, Ohio 45106 Dogs Great Dane Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue Yes
Orrville, OH 44667 Dogs Great Dane One Tail at a Time Rescue Yes
Ohio Dogs Great Dane Great Dane Rescue, Inc.
Southern Ohio and Cleveland Dogs Great Dane Harlequin Haven Great Dane and St Bernard Rescue
Ohio Dogs Greyhound Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
Ohio Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Rescue
Northeastern Ohio Dogs Italian Greyhound Italian Greyhound Rescue
Ohio Dogs Jack Russell Terrier Ohio JRT Rescue
Ohio Rep Dogs Labradoodle Doodle Rescue Collective Yes
Cincinnati Dogs Labrador Retriever Labrador Resscue of Cincinnati
Dayton OH 45435 Dogs Labrador Retriever Greater Dayton Labrador Retriever Rescue
Leon, IN 47012 Dogs Labrador Retriever Miami Valley OKI Labrador Retriever Rescue and Referral
Phillipsburg (Dayton) 45354 Dogs Labrador Retriever Ohio Labrador Retriever Rescue
Ohio Dogs Labrador Retriever Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption
Ohio Dogs Maltese Ohio Maltese Rescue
Ohio Dogs Mastiff Great Lakes Mastiff Rescue
Bellbrook OH  45305 Dogs Miniature Pinscher Purebred Rescue Organization
Ohio Dogs Miniature Schnauzer Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption
Bowling Green, OH 43402 Dogs Pit Bull Friendly Wood County Humane Society
Cleveland, OH Dogs Pit Bull Love Your Pit Bull Rescue
Cleveland, OH  44119 Dogs Pit Bull For the Love of PITS
Cleveland, OH 44113 Dogs Pit Bull Cleveland Pitties
Columbus Dogs Pit Bull I Have A Dream
Dayton, OH 45410 Dogs Pit Bull Luv-A-Bulls Yes
Dublin, OH 43016 Dogs Pit Bull Measles Animal Haven Yes
Germantown, OH 45327 Dogs Pit Bull Adopt a Pit Rescue
Lakeview, OH 43331 Dogs Pit Bull A Phoenix’s Rise All Breed Rescue – Bully Breed and All Breed Rescue and Rehabilitation Yes
Miami Valley Dogs Pit Bull Miami Valley Pit Crew
New Phila, OH 44663 Dogs Pit Bull Pitbulls and Parrishs Rescue and Rehabilitation
Sylvania, OH 43560 Dogs Pit Bull Lucas County Pit Crew
Toledo, OH 43620 Dogs Pit Bull Toledo’s PET Bull Project
Delaware, Oh 43015 Dogs Pomeranian Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue
Mid-Ohio Dogs Pug Mid Ohio Pug Rescue
Ohio Dogs Rat Terrier Ratbone Rescues Yes
Sunbury, OH 43074 Dogs Rottweiler Ohio Rottweiler Rescue
Central-Ohio Dogs Saint Bernard Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue
Central-Ohio Dogs Samoyed Central Ohio Samoyed Rescue
Cincinnati Dogs Schnauzer Schnauzer Rescue Cincinnati
Ohio Dogs Schnauzer Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption
Genoa, OH 43430 Dogs Shar-Pei SharPei Savers
Ohio Dogs Shar-Pei Wrinkled Rescue
Ohio Dogs Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) Precious Secrets Sheltie Rescue
Ohio Dogs Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) Tristate Collie Rescue
Akron, OH 44303 Dogs Shih Tzu Fuzzy Pawz Shih Tzu Rescue of Ohio
Urbana, Ohio 43078 Dogs Shih Tzu Save A Shelter Shih Tzu – SASS Rescue Yes
Northwest Ohio Dogs Siberian Husky Northwest Ohio Siberian Rescue
Ohio Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Save-A-Yorkie
Other Animals
Pickaway County Farm Animals All Ohio SPCA Sanctuary
Ravenna 44266 Farm Animals All Happy Trails
Ohio Ferrets All Heart of Ohio Ferret Rescue
Ohio Ferrets All Ferrets Unlimited
Germantown, Ohio Ferrets All Robyn’s Nest Rescue
Marengo, OH 43334 Horses All Circle P Sanctuary, Inc.
Sharon Center, OH 44274 Horses All Maggie’s Mission
South West Ohio Rats All Rattie Tattie Rescue Yes
Middletown, Ohio Rats All Joseph’s Legacy
Germantown, Ohio Small Mammals All Robyn’s Nest Rescue
Castalia OH 44824 Wildlife All Back To The Willd