15 Adorably Adoptable Dogs That Are Looking For Families To Love

Have you been considering adopting a new furry pal? With dog-friendly coffee shops, bakeries, bars and parks, Cincinnati is a great place to be a pet owner. While there are many good boys and girls looking for their forever home, there's a lot to think about when making the decision to bring home a pet. What kind of breed is right for you and your lifestyle? What adoption agencies should you look at? If you're serious about making this life step, adopting a pet is very rewarding — for you and the pet that gets a new home. We've compiled a list of available pets from a few local adoption programs to help you on your mission of finding the pet that's right for you. This is just a small glimpse into each agency's list of adoptable pets. If you are interested in seeing what else they have to offer, visit their websites listed below. Also, keep in mind that each program has their own application process and some take longer than others. HART Animal Rescue [email protected]rescueahart.org Louie's Legacy | 513-655-8643, louieslegacy.org Ohio Alleycat Resource | 513-871-0185, ohioalleycat.org Recycled Doggies | 513-275-5842, recycleddoggies.com Save The Animals Foundation |513-561-7823, staf.org  SPCA Cincinnati | 513-541-6100, spcacincinnati.org Stray Animal Adoption Program | 859-391-1234, adoptastray.com If you'd like to help out the cause but aren't able to adopt right now, you can always donate to one of these rescues or a number of other local pet adoption organizations. *Some pets in the slideshow may have pending adoptions. Please contact the rescues for more info. **All caption information taken from pet listing.
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Taz
Age: 3 months old / Breed: Border Collie Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"Taz loves to play, wrestle and steal toys from the girls.  All cute, fluffy and high energy! Currently being crate trained, learning to use the potty pad, and already knows to "sit". Loves to run but are content to fall asleep in your lap. Squeaky toys, fluffy toys and plenty of chew toys make this cutie the happiest. If you are interested in Taz, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."Photo via Louie’s Legacy

Taz

Age: 3 months old / Breed: Border Collie Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"Taz loves to play, wrestle and steal toys from the girls. All cute, fluffy and high energy! Currently being crate trained, learning to use the potty pad, and already knows to "sit". Loves to run but are content to fall asleep in your lap. Squeaky toys, fluffy toys and plenty of chew toys make this cutie the happiest. If you are interested in Taz, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."
Photo via Louie’s Legacy
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Cowboy
Age: 2 months old / Breed: Australian Cattle Dog / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"Meet the football team litter! This little pup loves to play and cheer on their favorite teams. Being a puppy, he is not yet potty-trained but is doing well with puppy pads. Cowboy is a great, well behaved little guy. If you are interested in Cowboy, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."Photo via Louie’s Legacy

Cowboy

Age: 2 months old / Breed: Australian Cattle Dog / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"Meet the football team litter! This little pup loves to play and cheer on their favorite teams. Being a puppy, he is not yet potty-trained but is doing well with puppy pads. Cowboy is a great, well behaved little guy. If you are interested in Cowboy, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."
Photo via Louie’s Legacy
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Lucille
Age: 3 months old / Breed: Dachshund / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"My name is Lucille….AKA Lucy-girl. I was found all by myself in a cemetery, no human or canine parents around. I appear to have dachshund in me, but the rest is a mystery. Foster mom says I am really smart and catch on quickly. Things I love are my foster humans, belly rubs, a soft bed, rope toys, stuffed toys, any toys really. I need lots of toys to play with and chew on since I am young and full of puppy energy. I could use a playmate to burn off my extra energy. Play hard, crash hard is what I say! When I get tired, I’m perfectly happy to nap on the couch with my foster mom, usually in her lap, because I always want to be close to her. If you are interested in Lucille, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."Photo via Louie’s Legacy

Lucille

Age: 3 months old / Breed: Dachshund / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"My name is Lucille….AKA Lucy-girl. I was found all by myself in a cemetery, no human or canine parents around. I appear to have dachshund in me, but the rest is a mystery. Foster mom says I am really smart and catch on quickly. Things I love are my foster humans, belly rubs, a soft bed, rope toys, stuffed toys, any toys really. I need lots of toys to play with and chew on since I am young and full of puppy energy. I could use a playmate to burn off my extra energy. Play hard, crash hard is what I say! When I get tired, I’m perfectly happy to nap on the couch with my foster mom, usually in her lap, because I always want to be close to her. If you are interested in Lucille, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."
Photo via Louie’s Legacy
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Asher
Age: 4 years old / Breed: Poodle Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"Asher was found as a stray — thin, horribly matted, very friendly and oh-so-grateful to be in the hands of caring humans. He's been shaved down, cleaned up, and vaccinated. He's scheduled to be neutered and receive full mouth Xrays in anticipation of some serious dental work. Only 4 years old and 15 pounds at initial weigh-in. A popular, upbeat little fella, Asher loves visitors!  If you are interested in Asher, please fill out an application at www.STAF.org."Photo via Save The Animals Foundation

Asher

Age: 4 years old / Breed: Poodle Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"Asher was found as a stray — thin, horribly matted, very friendly and oh-so-grateful to be in the hands of caring humans. He's been shaved down, cleaned up, and vaccinated. He's scheduled to be neutered and receive full mouth Xrays in anticipation of some serious dental work. Only 4 years old and 15 pounds at initial weigh-in. A popular, upbeat little fella, Asher loves visitors! If you are interested in Asher, please fill out an application at www.STAF.org."
Photo via Save The Animals Foundation
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Kane
Age: 5 years 11 months / Breed:Terrier, Pit Bull Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program 
"Kane loves to be at home with his people. He doesn’t get along too well with other cats and dogs but that is just because he’s always been a people “person”. Kane got diagnosed with cancer and had to have surgery to remove his tumor, this has made him slow down and appreciate life. Now he’s is just looking for another human buddy to chill at home with. If you are interested in Kane, please fill out an application at www.adoptastray.com."
Photo via Stray Animal Adoption Program

Kane

Age: 5 years 11 months / Breed:Terrier, Pit Bull Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"Kane loves to be at home with his people. He doesn’t get along too well with other cats and dogs but that is just because he’s always been a people “person”. Kane got diagnosed with cancer and had to have surgery to remove his tumor, this has made him slow down and appreciate life. Now he’s is just looking for another human buddy to chill at home with. If you are interested in Kane, please fill out an application at www.adoptastray.com."
Photo via Stray Animal Adoption Program
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Lexi
Age: 6 years 8 months / Breed:Terrier, Pit Bull Mix/ Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program 
"This happy girl is being fostered with several dogs and cats. She has learned how to swim and is a natural fish! She is in charge of the toy bin and you can find her chewing on her Nylabones/Benebones daily. She is very much a velcro dog and will be your shadow. Lexi has been trained to heel, sit, stay, paw and walk on the treadmill. If you are interested in Lexi, please fill out an application at www.adoptastray.com."Photo via Stray Animal Adoption Program

Lexi

Age: 6 years 8 months / Breed:Terrier, Pit Bull Mix/ Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"This happy girl is being fostered with several dogs and cats. She has learned how to swim and is a natural fish! She is in charge of the toy bin and you can find her chewing on her Nylabones/Benebones daily. She is very much a velcro dog and will be your shadow. Lexi has been trained to heel, sit, stay, paw and walk on the treadmill. If you are interested in Lexi, please fill out an application at www.adoptastray.com."
Photo via Stray Animal Adoption Program
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Aretha
Age: 2 years old / Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"Aretha likes rubs and pets as much as the next dog, but she is happiest with vigorous exercise and hard workouts. The Catahoula in her needs a purpose in life … retrieving tennis balls, brisk walks and running are her favorites. She also shows great potential for agility courses. If there is a doggy-version of a triathlon, we’ve no doubt Aretha would rock that, too. Sufficiently exercised, she is an undemanding, affectionate girl. If you are interested in Aretha, please fill out an application at www.STAF.org."Photo via Save The Animals Foundation

Aretha

Age: 2 years old / Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"Aretha likes rubs and pets as much as the next dog, but she is happiest with vigorous exercise and hard workouts. The Catahoula in her needs a purpose in life … retrieving tennis balls, brisk walks and running are her favorites. She also shows great potential for agility courses. If there is a doggy-version of a triathlon, we’ve no doubt Aretha would rock that, too. Sufficiently exercised, she is an undemanding, affectionate girl. If you are interested in Aretha, please fill out an application at www.STAF.org."
Photo via Save The Animals Foundation
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Nina
Age: 1 years old / Breed: Feist Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"NEW ARRIVAL! Nina came to us, along with her brother Kilo, from an overcrowded rural shelter where they'd been surrendered by their owner. She's only about a year old and around 30 pretty brindle pounds. We are grateful to have these sweet souls in our care on their way to their happily ever after. Please check back for updates as we get to know them better. If you are interested in Nina, please fill out an application at www.STAF.org."Photo via Save The Animals Foundation

Nina

Age: 1 years old / Breed: Feist Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"NEW ARRIVAL! Nina came to us, along with her brother Kilo, from an overcrowded rural shelter where they'd been surrendered by their owner. She's only about a year old and around 30 pretty brindle pounds. We are grateful to have these sweet souls in our care on their way to their happily ever after. Please check back for updates as we get to know them better. If you are interested in Nina, please fill out an application at www.STAF.org."
Photo via Save The Animals Foundation
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Ava
Age: 6 months old / Breed:  Labrador Retriever & Great Pyrenees Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Recycled Doggies
"Ava needs an extremely patient and loving family with a very well socialized and playful dog to continue teaching her that life is OK and that she can trust and let her guard down. Ava has not been around kids. She is fine with cats. She is making slow progress - peeking around corners to see what everyone is doing. She is what we call a "project" dog - we are looking for a very special home for her who we believe is up for the challenge of working with Ava and slowly winning her over with love, patience, trust, gentleness, and treats! If you are interested in Ava, please fill out an application at recycleddoggies.org."Photo via Recycled Doggies

Ava

Age: 6 months old / Breed: Labrador Retriever & Great Pyrenees Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Recycled Doggies
"Ava needs an extremely patient and loving family with a very well socialized and playful dog to continue teaching her that life is OK and that she can trust and let her guard down. Ava has not been around kids. She is fine with cats. She is making slow progress - peeking around corners to see what everyone is doing. She is what we call a "project" dog - we are looking for a very special home for her who we believe is up for the challenge of working with Ava and slowly winning her over with love, patience, trust, gentleness, and treats! If you are interested in Ava, please fill out an application at recycleddoggies.org."
Photo via Recycled Doggies
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Halferdid
Age: 4 years old / Breed: Greyhound & Hound Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"Sweet Halferdid already knows what it is to belong to a family, and is eager to find love again. Sadly, the woman who had Halle since she was a pup is no longer able to care for her due to her own health issues and living situation changes. Halle was, as you can imagine, confused and scared upon arrival, but soon found comfort in our volunteers' TLC and assurances that her forever family will soon come to find her. Until then, we are enjoying getting to know this beautiful girl with the funny name. If you are interested in Halferdid, please fill out an application at www.STAF.org."Photo via Save The Animals Foundation

Halferdid

Age: 4 years old / Breed: Greyhound & Hound Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"Sweet Halferdid already knows what it is to belong to a family, and is eager to find love again. Sadly, the woman who had Halle since she was a pup is no longer able to care for her due to her own health issues and living situation changes. Halle was, as you can imagine, confused and scared upon arrival, but soon found comfort in our volunteers' TLC and assurances that her forever family will soon come to find her. Until then, we are enjoying getting to know this beautiful girl with the funny name. If you are interested in Halferdid, please fill out an application at www.STAF.org."
Photo via Save The Animals Foundation
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Bailey
Age: 4 years old / Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Recycled Doggies
"He’s a healthy guy and he loves to play ball and be near his people but he does not need to be in your lap – just knowing you’re close by is good for him, although he sometimes does like to cuddle a bit. He’s a great tv watching buddy. And if you like to eat while you’re watching TV, he doesn’t bug you at all – most of the time he just goes and lays down although he is willing to accept donations if you have pizza crusts or something else yummy to offer. If you are interested in Bailey, please fill out an application at recycleddoggies.org."Photo via Recycled Doggies

Bailey

Age: 4 years old / Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Recycled Doggies
"He’s a healthy guy and he loves to play ball and be near his people but he does not need to be in your lap – just knowing you’re close by is good for him, although he sometimes does like to cuddle a bit. He’s a great tv watching buddy. And if you like to eat while you’re watching TV, he doesn’t bug you at all – most of the time he just goes and lays down although he is willing to accept donations if you have pizza crusts or something else yummy to offer. If you are interested in Bailey, please fill out an application at recycleddoggies.org."
Photo via Recycled Doggies
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Sugar
Age: 5 years old / Breed: Manchester Terrier & Chihuahua Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Recycled Doggies
"Sugar has been with us a long time. She’s ready for her happily ever after. Sugar is a special girl. She is very confident and has a strong, but endearing personality. She will be the right match for the right person — we just know it! She is a lover and always wants to be right where her person is. She loves to snuggle on the couch and watch tv! She's If you are interested in Sugar, please fill out an application at recycleddoggies.org."Photo via Recycled Doggies

Sugar

Age: 5 years old / Breed: Manchester Terrier & Chihuahua Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Recycled Doggies
"Sugar has been with us a long time. She’s ready for her happily ever after. Sugar is a special girl. She is very confident and has a strong, but endearing personality. She will be the right match for the right person — we just know it! She is a lover and always wants to be right where her person is. She loves to snuggle on the couch and watch tv! She's If you are interested in Sugar, please fill out an application at recycleddoggies.org."
Photo via Recycled Doggies
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Birdie
Age: 1 years old / Breed:Terrier Mix/ Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"She has a lot of energy and she loves to play. Birdie should not go to a home with small animals. She is fostered with dogs that are bigger than her and does fine with them though. She loves to chew on her bones and play fetch. Birdie is also a huge fan of snuggling on the couch once she is worn out. She is crate trained and working on potty training. She is a people pleaser so she is fun to train. Birdie is such a sweet girl. She has a lot of love to give and will be a great addition to any family. If you are interested in Birdie, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."Photo via Louie’s Legacy

Birdie

Age: 1 years old / Breed:Terrier Mix/ Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"She has a lot of energy and she loves to play. Birdie should not go to a home with small animals. She is fostered with dogs that are bigger than her and does fine with them though. She loves to chew on her bones and play fetch. Birdie is also a huge fan of snuggling on the couch once she is worn out. She is crate trained and working on potty training. She is a people pleaser so she is fun to train. Birdie is such a sweet girl. She has a lot of love to give and will be a great addition to any family. If you are interested in Birdie, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."
Photo via Louie’s Legacy
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Liam
Age: 1.5 years old / Breed: Boxer / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"This boy came into rescue as a young, insecure pup. He has gone through obedience training to help boost his confidence and is a great listener. He happily greets people on his walks and is doing great with off-leash training. He loves to go to the park where he and his foster mom get to do off-leash work! Liam needs boundaries set in his home so he knows what is expected of him; he thrives off of feedback! When at home, he loves to run and play with the other pups in his foster home, playing tug of war with them, or laying down to chew on a bone. If you are interested in Liam, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."Photo via Louie’s Legacy

Liam

Age: 1.5 years old / Breed: Boxer / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"This boy came into rescue as a young, insecure pup. He has gone through obedience training to help boost his confidence and is a great listener. He happily greets people on his walks and is doing great with off-leash training. He loves to go to the park where he and his foster mom get to do off-leash work! Liam needs boundaries set in his home so he knows what is expected of him; he thrives off of feedback! When at home, he loves to run and play with the other pups in his foster home, playing tug of war with them, or laying down to chew on a bone. If you are interested in Liam, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."
Photo via Louie’s Legacy
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Okla
Age: 2 years old / Breed: Shepherd / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"One look into those big, brown eyes is all it takes to fall in love with Okla. Her sweet, gentle demeanor would make her a perfect family dog. Okla walks great on a leash and is working on mastering her basic commands (place, sit, down). She loves going on long walks, running with her foster mom, and playing tug-of-war with her foster sister. After she gets her exercise, she loves snuggling with her people. Okla will take any opportunity for a belly rub… even in the middle of a walk! She wants to be next to her people at all times, but she is learning how to be confident on her own, too. If you are interested in Okla, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."Photo via Louie’s Legacy

Okla

Age: 2 years old / Breed: Shepherd / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
"One look into those big, brown eyes is all it takes to fall in love with Okla. Her sweet, gentle demeanor would make her a perfect family dog. Okla walks great on a leash and is working on mastering her basic commands (place, sit, down). She loves going on long walks, running with her foster mom, and playing tug-of-war with her foster sister. After she gets her exercise, she loves snuggling with her people. Okla will take any opportunity for a belly rub… even in the middle of a walk! She wants to be next to her people at all times, but she is learning how to be confident on her own, too. If you are interested in Okla, please fill out an application at louieslegacy.org."
Photo via Louie’s Legacy
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