25 Adoptable Cincinnati Pets That Would Love to Lay in Your Window Sun Spots

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 fur-ever homes, 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 — both for you and for 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 to learn more. Also, keep in mind that each program has its own application process and some take longer than others. If you'd like to help but aren't able to adopt right now, you can 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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Chief
Age: 4 Months / Breed: Australian Shepherd & Bassethound Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue Inc.
"Hello! My name is Chief. I am a 4 month old German Shepherd/Collie mix who is looking for a new home! We aren't sure what size I will be, I have short legs and my paws aren't really big but that is just a guess. I am all about playing. My favorite game is to play keep away from my brother. Whether it be a stick, stuffed animal, or something I'm not allowed to have I can always make it interesting enough to get my brother chasing after me! I tend to be independent and not big on being held but if you sit on the ground with me I will jump in your lap"
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue Inc.

Chief

Age: 4 Months / Breed: Australian Shepherd & Bassethound Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue Inc.
"Hello! My name is Chief. I am a 4 month old German Shepherd/Collie mix who is looking for a new home! We aren't sure what size I will be, I have short legs and my paws aren't really big but that is just a guess. I am all about playing. My favorite game is to play keep away from my brother. Whether it be a stick, stuffed animal, or something I'm not allowed to have I can always make it interesting enough to get my brother chasing after me! I tend to be independent and not big on being held but if you sit on the ground with me I will jump in your lap"
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue Inc.
Winnie
Age: Young / Breed: Collie / Sex: Female / Rescue: Adoption First Animal Rescue
"Hello!! My name is Winnie, but My dad likes to call me Big floof. I am the sweetest, most cuddly girl youll ever meet. My foster parents have only had me for a week, but they say Ive been the best girl going potty outside. I will stand by the door if I need to go potty, but recently Ive been ringing my foster parents bells. I am still a puppy, so I still have accidents but so far potty training is going great. My least favorite place is my crate. I will go in the crate on my own if you throw a treat in there. Treats are my FAVORITE! I still bark for a little while once Im in there, but eventually I fall asleep. I do so well at not going potty in my crate!! I love to play with the two other dogs and I really love little kids. Sometimes I get too excited and will jump on them, but I dont mean to make them fall. I am the best girl and my foster parents absolutely love me. I am ready for my forever home (with a fenced yard)! I even had my big surgery, next week I get my stitches out! Please be patient with me as I am still a puppy, but I promise to cuddle you in this cold weather."
Photo: Adoption First Animal Rescue

Winnie

Age: Young / Breed: Collie / Sex: Female / Rescue: Adoption First Animal Rescue
"Hello!! My name is Winnie, but My dad likes to call me Big floof. I am the sweetest, most cuddly girl youll ever meet. My foster parents have only had me for a week, but they say Ive been the best girl going potty outside. I will stand by the door if I need to go potty, but recently Ive been ringing my foster parents bells. I am still a puppy, so I still have accidents but so far potty training is going great. My least favorite place is my crate. I will go in the crate on my own if you throw a treat in there. Treats are my FAVORITE! I still bark for a little while once Im in there, but eventually I fall asleep. I do so well at not going potty in my crate!! I love to play with the two other dogs and I really love little kids. Sometimes I get too excited and will jump on them, but I dont mean to make them fall. I am the best girl and my foster parents absolutely love me. I am ready for my forever home (with a fenced yard)! I even had my big surgery, next week I get my stitches out! Please be patient with me as I am still a puppy, but I promise to cuddle you in this cold weather."
Photo: Adoption First Animal Rescue
Pokey
Age: Puppy / Breed: Beagle Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Hope Fur Pets
"My foster family calls me Pokey, and I am a sweetheart. I love to run and play outside and I have the cutest little bounce in my step. I love to eat and I'm proud of the round belly I've managed to grow! I like to play with toys and run in the grass outside, but I also love my kennel or a really comfy lap when it's time to rest. I am going to be a lot of fun for a family that loves to play!
I'm all up to date on vet care appropriate for my age including heartworm prevention, spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations and ready to be the newest member of your home!"
Photo: Hope Fur Pets

Pokey

Age: Puppy / Breed: Beagle Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Hope Fur Pets
"My foster family calls me Pokey, and I am a sweetheart. I love to run and play outside and I have the cutest little bounce in my step. I love to eat and I'm proud of the round belly I've managed to grow! I like to play with toys and run in the grass outside, but I also love my kennel or a really comfy lap when it's time to rest. I am going to be a lot of fun for a family that loves to play! I'm all up to date on vet care appropriate for my age including heartworm prevention, spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations and ready to be the newest member of your home!"
Photo: Hope Fur Pets
Squishy
Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
"Meet the cuddliest little kitten around! Squishy is a four month old fuzz ball who is as friendly and as playful as can be! Squishy loves people and starts purring immediately when you touch him. He has been exposed to cat-friendly dogs and other cats in his foster home and does great with everyone. Squishy would love a home with another furry playmate to keep him company!"
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Squishy

Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
"Meet the cuddliest little kitten around! Squishy is a four month old fuzz ball who is as friendly and as playful as can be! Squishy loves people and starts purring immediately when you touch him. He has been exposed to cat-friendly dogs and other cats in his foster home and does great with everyone. Squishy would love a home with another furry playmate to keep him company!"
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Lucy (Mamma Mia)
Age: 4 Years / Breed: Boxer Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Sweet Dream House Rescue
"Sweet MAMMA MIA is looking for a new furever home. This lovely boxer mix girl came to the rescue with her 8 puppies at the end of last year. She had been living on a chain in deplorable conditions before we got her. Mamma Mia went to an adoptive home but she and the resident dog are not a good match so she needs a new home. Dogs, like people, can be picky about their friends. Mamma Mia is a love sponge. She will soak up every ounce of attention you're willing to give. She's around 4 years old and weighs 65-70 lbs. Mamma Mia is housebroken and crate trained."
Photo: Sweet Dream House Rescue

Lucy (Mamma Mia)

Age: 4 Years / Breed: Boxer Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Sweet Dream House Rescue
"Sweet MAMMA MIA is looking for a new furever home. This lovely boxer mix girl came to the rescue with her 8 puppies at the end of last year. She had been living on a chain in deplorable conditions before we got her. Mamma Mia went to an adoptive home but she and the resident dog are not a good match so she needs a new home. Dogs, like people, can be picky about their friends. Mamma Mia is a love sponge. She will soak up every ounce of attention you're willing to give. She's around 4 years old and weighs 65-70 lbs. Mamma Mia is housebroken and crate trained."
Photo: Sweet Dream House Rescue
Marshmallow
Age: Young / Breed: Domestic Medium Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
"Marshmallow was a super mother to three kittens born in December 2020. She is now done with her duties and is ready to be adopted to a wonderful forever family. She loves to be brushed, talked too. She sometimes will talk back. Marshmallow is just now starting to learn how to play with cat toys. Her favorite so far is the laser light. She likes can treats and laying in the sun that comes thru the window. She is a little timid a first, but with some coaxing she will feel comfortable in new situations. Marshmallow is laid back, sweet and gentle. She would be a great addition to a low stress household, preferably with no other pets. "
Photo: Purrfect Friends

Marshmallow

Age: Young / Breed: Domestic Medium Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
"Marshmallow was a super mother to three kittens born in December 2020. She is now done with her duties and is ready to be adopted to a wonderful forever family. She loves to be brushed, talked too. She sometimes will talk back. Marshmallow is just now starting to learn how to play with cat toys. Her favorite so far is the laser light. She likes can treats and laying in the sun that comes thru the window. She is a little timid a first, but with some coaxing she will feel comfortable in new situations. Marshmallow is laid back, sweet and gentle. She would be a great addition to a low stress household, preferably with no other pets. "
Photo: Purrfect Friends
Roan
Age: Adult / Breed: Australian Shepherd & Bassethound Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
"If you've been looking for a happy go lucky best friend to call your own, look no further because Roan is here to make all your dreams come true! Roan is a one year old 50 lb Australian Shepherd/Basset Hound mix. While his breed is a best guess, Roan certainly has the nose of a hound and his favorite thing to do on walks in sniff, sniff, sniff. He stops whenever he sees a person though, because he'd rather wag his tail and say hi! Roan is both crate-trained and house-trained. He knows how to sit, is a great listener, a fast learner, and looooves his treats! He is a goofy boy that is looking for someone to give him lots of pets and a loving home to call his own! "
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Roan

Age: Adult / Breed: Australian Shepherd & Bassethound Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
"If you've been looking for a happy go lucky best friend to call your own, look no further because Roan is here to make all your dreams come true! Roan is a one year old 50 lb Australian Shepherd/Basset Hound mix. While his breed is a best guess, Roan certainly has the nose of a hound and his favorite thing to do on walks in sniff, sniff, sniff. He stops whenever he sees a person though, because he'd rather wag his tail and say hi! Roan is both crate-trained and house-trained. He knows how to sit, is a great listener, a fast learner, and looooves his treats! He is a goofy boy that is looking for someone to give him lots of pets and a loving home to call his own! "
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Zenobia
Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair  / Sex: Female / Rescue: Ohio Alleycat Resource
"Zenobia is definitely queen of the lobby, and she's not afraid to remind everyone (cats and humans) of that on a pretty regular basis. She doesn't take well to being loomed over, and has an impressive left hook for any feet that walk by her too close or too fast, as well as a tendency to scream whenever she's picked up. She's much more in her element when she's up at eye level or higher (the better to see and admire her beauty, obviously). If she's not in her 7 foot tall cat tree, she can usually be found striking a pose on the front desk or on top of the other cats' playpens. She really is a sweet girl, and just wants someone to love her (and maybe make her social media famous, because she adores having her picture taken). Zenobia is a fiend for wet food of all kinds but is still able to eat dry, even though she no longer has teeth. She appreciates the finer things in life but will settle for a faithful human who will offer her constant adoration. If you're looking for a pretty girl who's always down for a good gossip sesh, Zenobia would like to volunteer to be your new BFF.If you have a soft spot for a sassy and kinda bossy little lady and a camera itching to be filled up with pictures of this stunning girl, fill out a questionnaire on our website today!"
Photo: Ohio Alleycat Resource

Zenobia

Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Ohio Alleycat Resource
"Zenobia is definitely queen of the lobby, and she's not afraid to remind everyone (cats and humans) of that on a pretty regular basis. She doesn't take well to being loomed over, and has an impressive left hook for any feet that walk by her too close or too fast, as well as a tendency to scream whenever she's picked up. She's much more in her element when she's up at eye level or higher (the better to see and admire her beauty, obviously). If she's not in her 7 foot tall cat tree, she can usually be found striking a pose on the front desk or on top of the other cats' playpens. She really is a sweet girl, and just wants someone to love her (and maybe make her social media famous, because she adores having her picture taken). Zenobia is a fiend for wet food of all kinds but is still able to eat dry, even though she no longer has teeth. She appreciates the finer things in life but will settle for a faithful human who will offer her constant adoration. If you're looking for a pretty girl who's always down for a good gossip sesh, Zenobia would like to volunteer to be your new BFF.If you have a soft spot for a sassy and kinda bossy little lady and a camera itching to be filled up with pictures of this stunning girl, fill out a questionnaire on our website today!"
Photo: Ohio Alleycat Resource
Lucky
Age: 7.5 Years / Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
"Lucky is incredibly sweet and absolutely LOVES attention. He is a total lap cat and comes when he is called. His foster mom says he is literally "the perfect cat!" So, adopting him would may YOU lucky!  Lucky was found wandering in an apartment complex, begging for food, and sleeping on people's cars. He had already been neutered and had a microchip. We made contact with the person on the microchip, and, long story short, Lucky stayed with us.   Lucky is about 7-8 years old with a weepy eye and missing teeth. He will need plenty of yummy canned food as his daily diet. Lucky is also FIV+ which means he has a weaker immune system. FIV is not contagious to other cats. As an indoor-only cat, with good nutrition and regular vet checkups, FIV+ cats live long, normal, healthy lives."
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue

Lucky

Age: 7.5 Years / Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
"Lucky is incredibly sweet and absolutely LOVES attention. He is a total lap cat and comes when he is called. His foster mom says he is literally "the perfect cat!" So, adopting him would may YOU lucky! Lucky was found wandering in an apartment complex, begging for food, and sleeping on people's cars. He had already been neutered and had a microchip. We made contact with the person on the microchip, and, long story short, Lucky stayed with us. Lucky is about 7-8 years old with a weepy eye and missing teeth. He will need plenty of yummy canned food as his daily diet. Lucky is also FIV+ which means he has a weaker immune system. FIV is not contagious to other cats. As an indoor-only cat, with good nutrition and regular vet checkups, FIV+ cats live long, normal, healthy lives."
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
Teddy
Age: 9 Years / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Chihuahua Rescue and Transport Inc.
"May I introduce myself? I’m Teddy, a nine-year-old, five-pound male chihuahua, fully vetted, vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on my heartworm preventative. I’m a shy guy, so it’s hard to speak up like this, but I’m in need of a loving home and hoping you can help! I’ve had a rough life before coming to the rescue. My owner was a backyard breeder who didn’t take good care of me or give me much social interaction. Because of that, I’m scared to meet people and hesitant to trust them. Since I’ve been a part of my foster family, I’ve started learning about love and affection, and I’m pretty interested! I’m just going to need some time to figure it all out. I get along great with other dogs and even cats, and my beautiful long fur is the envy of all my doggy friends! I have a sweet nature too, but I need a patient, experienced chihuahua owner--one without kids--who is willing to give me time to get comfortable in my new home. A fenced yard is also important in case I get scared and try to run. I need to have my kibble moistened since I only have two teeth left. I also need help learning not to mark in the house, but I’m happy to wear a belly band to protect your home!
It’s not my fault that I wasn’t given the care I needed to be a sociable, affectionate dog, but I’m afraid I’ll never find a forever family because of it. Will you give me a chance to turn my life around? I know I’m worth it!"
Photo: Chihuahua Rescue and Transport Inc.

Teddy

Age: 9 Years / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Chihuahua Rescue and Transport Inc.
"May I introduce myself? I’m Teddy, a nine-year-old, five-pound male chihuahua, fully vetted, vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on my heartworm preventative. I’m a shy guy, so it’s hard to speak up like this, but I’m in need of a loving home and hoping you can help! I’ve had a rough life before coming to the rescue. My owner was a backyard breeder who didn’t take good care of me or give me much social interaction. Because of that, I’m scared to meet people and hesitant to trust them. Since I’ve been a part of my foster family, I’ve started learning about love and affection, and I’m pretty interested! I’m just going to need some time to figure it all out. I get along great with other dogs and even cats, and my beautiful long fur is the envy of all my doggy friends! I have a sweet nature too, but I need a patient, experienced chihuahua owner--one without kids--who is willing to give me time to get comfortable in my new home. A fenced yard is also important in case I get scared and try to run. I need to have my kibble moistened since I only have two teeth left. I also need help learning not to mark in the house, but I’m happy to wear a belly band to protect your home! It’s not my fault that I wasn’t given the care I needed to be a sociable, affectionate dog, but I’m afraid I’ll never find a forever family because of it. Will you give me a chance to turn my life around? I know I’m worth it!"
Photo: Chihuahua Rescue and Transport Inc.