Cincinnati Animal CARE now has more room to get its pets from the shelter and into happy forever homes.
The Hamilton County shelter and animal welfare agency announced it is opening a Pet Adoption Center at 3262 Highland Ave. in Columbia Township (close to the Lowe's near Pleasant Ridge).
Animals won't be housed here but it will act as a satellite stop for potential new pet parents to visit four-legged friends who have been living in foster homes. It will primarily be a space to meet-and-greet dogs, Ray Anderson, Cincinnati Animal CARE community engagement manager, tells CityBeat, but they are "exploring options for integrating cats into the space as well."
"It's not as critical of a need at the moment with kittens getting adopted quickly and our partnership with Purrfect Day Cafe," he says.
Anderson says hundreds of Cincinnati Animal CARE's pets are in a foster home at any given time, and the addition of the new center provides new opportunities for potential adopters to meet the dogs.
"This is also a much more low-key environment than an overcrowded shelter can be — we’re already seeing much more relaxed dogs meeting adopters,” he says.
The Pet Adoption Center will be open 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through the month of August, while Cincinnati Animal CARE plans an official grand opening — with expanded hours — on Labor Day weekend.
You can also still visit the main shelter at 3949 Colerain Ave. in Northside from 1-6 p.m. daily if you're interested in adopting.
“Everything at Cincinnati Animal CARE in Northside remains the same, but we’re so excited to make new friends in another part of town," Anderson says.
View adoptable animals at cincinnatianimalcare.org.