24 Adoptable Dogs in Cincinnati Looking for Homes This Holiday Weekend

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 | contactus@rescueahart.org, 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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Rocky
Age: 4 Months Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd / Labrador Retriever  / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Rocky! Rocky! Rocky! Weighing in at 14lbs, this boy is a 4 month old Australian Shepherd/Lab mix. Rocky is an affectionate, playful, fun-loving boy who loves his ropes and squeaky toys. He is fostered with his siblings, Apollo & Adrian, and has been introduced to other dogs of all sizes. Rocky is a lover, not a fighter. Apply today to make him a part of your family. His adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Rocky

Age: 4 Months Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd / Labrador Retriever / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Rocky! Rocky! Rocky! Weighing in at 14lbs, this boy is a 4 month old Australian Shepherd/Lab mix. Rocky is an affectionate, playful, fun-loving boy who loves his ropes and squeaky toys. He is fostered with his siblings, Apollo & Adrian, and has been introduced to other dogs of all sizes. Rocky is a lover, not a fighter. Apply today to make him a part of your family. His adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Brody
Age: 1 Years Old / Breed: Poodle / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”This is Brody! Brody is a one year old, 55 pound ball of energy! Brody is a sweet boy, but will require adopters with dog experience that are willing to seek professional training for this goofy guy. Brody would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard with a structured environment that allows a lot of time for play and exercise as he has a lot of energy to burn! His energy would likely be too much for a home with kids. Brody is fostered with dogs and cats, but will need a cat free permanent home. He does very well with other high energy dogs, but also wouldn't mind to be an only pet. Brody is crate trained and potty trained. He knows lots of commands and would do just about anything for a good smelling treat! This boy is looking for an experienced home willing to put some time and energy into getting him trained to be a great dog - he's got the personality, he just needs help with the manners! If adopting Brody sounds like something you might be interested in - apply today! His adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Brody

Age: 1 Years Old / Breed: Poodle / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”This is Brody! Brody is a one year old, 55 pound ball of energy! Brody is a sweet boy, but will require adopters with dog experience that are willing to seek professional training for this goofy guy. Brody would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard with a structured environment that allows a lot of time for play and exercise as he has a lot of energy to burn! His energy would likely be too much for a home with kids. Brody is fostered with dogs and cats, but will need a cat free permanent home. He does very well with other high energy dogs, but also wouldn't mind to be an only pet. Brody is crate trained and potty trained. He knows lots of commands and would do just about anything for a good smelling treat! This boy is looking for an experienced home willing to put some time and energy into getting him trained to be a great dog - he's got the personality, he just needs help with the manners! If adopting Brody sounds like something you might be interested in - apply today! His adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Cloud Atlas
Age: 3 Months Old / Breed: Hound / Labrador Retriever / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Cloud Atlas! This feisty little dude is a 3 month old small breed hound mix who currently weighs close to 10lbs. In true ‘little dog’ fashion, Atlas is a whole lot of personality in a cute little package. He has yet to meet anyone he doesn’t want to play with, no matter the size, shape, age, gender or if they are human, canine or feline. This rascal loves to play hard and crash even harder, preferably curled up beside his favorite person. Atlas is crate trained and very close to being house broken. He will likely remain a small sized dog. Cloud Atlas' adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Cloud Atlas

Age: 3 Months Old / Breed: Hound / Labrador Retriever / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Cloud Atlas! This feisty little dude is a 3 month old small breed hound mix who currently weighs close to 10lbs. In true ‘little dog’ fashion, Atlas is a whole lot of personality in a cute little package. He has yet to meet anyone he doesn’t want to play with, no matter the size, shape, age, gender or if they are human, canine or feline. This rascal loves to play hard and crash even harder, preferably curled up beside his favorite person. Atlas is crate trained and very close to being house broken. He will likely remain a small sized dog. Cloud Atlas' adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Moo
Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Boxer / American Bulldog / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Moo! Moo is a 3 year old American Bulldog/Boxer Mix. Moo is just about the goofiest boy you could ever hope to meet. At 65 pounds, this meat face wants nothing more than to be a lap dog! Moo is crate trained and potty trained and only had a few accidents when getting used to his new foster home. Moo is a little nervous when meeting new people, but quickly becomes best friends with anyone and everyone he meets. Moo is fostered with children, cats and dogs. While Moo does well with his human foster siblings, he will need a permanent home in which he is the only animal. Moo is ready for a new start with the perfect family! If that sounds like you, apply today! Moo's adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Moo

Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Boxer / American Bulldog / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Moo! Moo is a 3 year old American Bulldog/Boxer Mix. Moo is just about the goofiest boy you could ever hope to meet. At 65 pounds, this meat face wants nothing more than to be a lap dog! Moo is crate trained and potty trained and only had a few accidents when getting used to his new foster home. Moo is a little nervous when meeting new people, but quickly becomes best friends with anyone and everyone he meets. Moo is fostered with children, cats and dogs. While Moo does well with his human foster siblings, he will need a permanent home in which he is the only animal. Moo is ready for a new start with the perfect family! If that sounds like you, apply today! Moo's adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Roscoe
Age: 2 Years Old / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Roscoe, a 7 pound, 2 year old long haired chihuahua. Roscoe is your typical little dog, who loves to sit in your lap and be held. He will follow you everywhere you go and wants to be carried when he gets tired. He is fostered with large and small dogs. He has also met the cat in the house. Roscoe has no problems with any of them. He loves everyone- men, women and children. He loves to carry around fluffy toys. This little lover wants to be your shadow. If you want a loyal companion who really only needs a lap to sit in, then Roscoe is your guy!! Roscoe's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Roscoe

Age: 2 Years Old / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Roscoe, a 7 pound, 2 year old long haired chihuahua. Roscoe is your typical little dog, who loves to sit in your lap and be held. He will follow you everywhere you go and wants to be carried when he gets tired. He is fostered with large and small dogs. He has also met the cat in the house. Roscoe has no problems with any of them. He loves everyone- men, women and children. He loves to carry around fluffy toys. This little lover wants to be your shadow. If you want a loyal companion who really only needs a lap to sit in, then Roscoe is your guy!! Roscoe's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Jonesy
Age: 7 Years Old / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: SAAP
”Meet my buddy, Jonesy.
Stats: Male
12 lbs
Chihuahua-mix
Looking for love
Personality: Loving, snuggly, a bit jealous/possessive, choosy about his dog friends; prefers to be the only dog, ignores the cat, nervous around loud, fast moving, grabby young children; prefers children who are old enough to understand this about him.
He can be a bit grumbly when being picked up, but you just ignore it and he's happy with the end result; he'll lay his head on your shoulder as you gently sway with him. 
Likes- A blanket to keep him warm and cozy, his crate, a sweater when it's chilly out, sleeping under the blanket with his human, FOOD, Benebones, flavor-it bones, treat balls and games, small ice cubes, walks, car rides, snuggling with his humans during evening tv time, healthy treats like carrots, green beans, blueberries, apples, and sweet potatoes.
Dislikes-
Things you should know: He can get a nervous stomach, give him a little pumpkin, he should either always be leash walked or picked up after when going out; he likes to hunt for "yard treats." He takes medicine like a champ, he will wave his paw at you and give you fives and fist bumps. His eyes and ears are so adorable and expressive. He lives with 6 dogs and they can get along fine, but there can also be friction. He's much happier and enjoyable as an only dog. He enjoys his crate as a retreat with a crate pad and soft blanket. His paws are super soft. He will mark things that are new or left out of place. I use a belly band when needed. He shouldn't be given too much room to roam from the start and a squirt bottle and sharp "no" is all you need to eliminate unwanted behavior. His nicknames are The Jones and Mr. Jones; for some reason, Mr. Jones grabs his attention quicker when he's being naughty.”
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Jonesy

Age: 7 Years Old / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: SAAP
”Meet my buddy, Jonesy. Stats: Male 12 lbs Chihuahua-mix Looking for love Personality: Loving, snuggly, a bit jealous/possessive, choosy about his dog friends; prefers to be the only dog, ignores the cat, nervous around loud, fast moving, grabby young children; prefers children who are old enough to understand this about him. He can be a bit grumbly when being picked up, but you just ignore it and he's happy with the end result; he'll lay his head on your shoulder as you gently sway with him. Likes- A blanket to keep him warm and cozy, his crate, a sweater when it's chilly out, sleeping under the blanket with his human, FOOD, Benebones, flavor-it bones, treat balls and games, small ice cubes, walks, car rides, snuggling with his humans during evening tv time, healthy treats like carrots, green beans, blueberries, apples, and sweet potatoes. Dislikes- Things you should know: He can get a nervous stomach, give him a little pumpkin, he should either always be leash walked or picked up after when going out; he likes to hunt for "yard treats." He takes medicine like a champ, he will wave his paw at you and give you fives and fist bumps. His eyes and ears are so adorable and expressive. He lives with 6 dogs and they can get along fine, but there can also be friction. He's much happier and enjoyable as an only dog. He enjoys his crate as a retreat with a crate pad and soft blanket. His paws are super soft. He will mark things that are new or left out of place. I use a belly band when needed. He shouldn't be given too much room to roam from the start and a squirt bottle and sharp "no" is all you need to eliminate unwanted behavior. His nicknames are The Jones and Mr. Jones; for some reason, Mr. Jones grabs his attention quicker when he's being naughty.”
Photo via adoptastray.com
Lily
Age: 4 Years Old / Breed: Welsh Corgi, Cardigan / Sex: Female / Rescue: SAAP
”Meet Lily 2. Lily is the reason I foster. She is a young former mama and was removed from her home by an Animal Control Officer. She still is coming out of her shell, but so far I can tell you she is pee pad trained, doesn't need a crate and loves other dogs. She actually would do best in a house with another dog because she is scared of people. She is slowly learning to trust me and takes treats out of my hand, but hasn't let me pet her yet. Stay tuned for more updates and when she'll be ready for adoption! #adoptlily2 www.adoptastray.com.”
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Lily

Age: 4 Years Old / Breed: Welsh Corgi, Cardigan / Sex: Female / Rescue: SAAP
”Meet Lily 2. Lily is the reason I foster. She is a young former mama and was removed from her home by an Animal Control Officer. She still is coming out of her shell, but so far I can tell you she is pee pad trained, doesn't need a crate and loves other dogs. She actually would do best in a house with another dog because she is scared of people. She is slowly learning to trust me and takes treats out of my hand, but hasn't let me pet her yet. Stay tuned for more updates and when she'll be ready for adoption! #adoptlily2 www.adoptastray.com.”
Photo via adoptastray.com
Noah
Age: 5 Years Old / Breed: Beagle Dachshund Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: HART of Cincinnati Animal Rescue
”Noah is an adorable 5-ish year old, 30-ish pound Beagle mix who was found as a stray. We don't know much about his past but he is good with other dogs/cats, and rode to HART just fine in a crate, without making a peep! Noah is very people friendly and appears to be house broken. He will need some work on leash training as he hesitates to walk on one but is making great strides! We look forward to getting to know more about him!”
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Noah

Age: 5 Years Old / Breed: Beagle Dachshund Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: HART of Cincinnati Animal Rescue
”Noah is an adorable 5-ish year old, 30-ish pound Beagle mix who was found as a stray. We don't know much about his past but he is good with other dogs/cats, and rode to HART just fine in a crate, without making a peep! Noah is very people friendly and appears to be house broken. He will need some work on leash training as he hesitates to walk on one but is making great strides! We look forward to getting to know more about him!”
Photo via rescueahart.org
Tipsy
Age: 2 Months Old / Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Tipsy is a 2 month old Lab mix. She is really attached to her siblings, and would benefit from having another confident dog in her forever home. She does fine in a crate when crated with her siblings, but does whine and cry when she's on her own. Tipsy is fostered with dogs, cats, and children and does fine with them all. Her adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Tipsy

Age: 2 Months Old / Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Tipsy is a 2 month old Lab mix. She is really attached to her siblings, and would benefit from having another confident dog in her forever home. She does fine in a crate when crated with her siblings, but does whine and cry when she's on her own. Tipsy is fostered with dogs, cats, and children and does fine with them all. Her adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Rudolph
Age: 9 Months Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Rudolph aka Rudy! Rudy is a 9 month old Australian Shepherd mix who weighs in around 30 lbs. This sweet boy is looking for a forever home who can give him the love he deserves and show him that humans can be trusted. Rudy is an extremely shy dog who takes some time to warm up to you. Rudy warms up quickly to females but is fearful of men when first meeting them and will try to hide. Once Rudy gets to know you, he will be your best bud! He is extremely loving and always wants to be at your side. To help Rudy gain confidence, it is recommended that his forever family have another confident dog in the home. Rudy is crate and potty trained. Rudy will need to be crated alone due to his anxious chewing tendencies. He is fostered with other dogs and loves to chase his foster siblings around the yard! Rudy's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Rudolph

Age: 9 Months Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Rudolph aka Rudy! Rudy is a 9 month old Australian Shepherd mix who weighs in around 30 lbs. This sweet boy is looking for a forever home who can give him the love he deserves and show him that humans can be trusted. Rudy is an extremely shy dog who takes some time to warm up to you. Rudy warms up quickly to females but is fearful of men when first meeting them and will try to hide. Once Rudy gets to know you, he will be your best bud! He is extremely loving and always wants to be at your side. To help Rudy gain confidence, it is recommended that his forever family have another confident dog in the home. Rudy is crate and potty trained. Rudy will need to be crated alone due to his anxious chewing tendencies. He is fostered with other dogs and loves to chase his foster siblings around the yard! Rudy's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org