25 Adoptable Dogs & Cats Who Want To Be Your New BFF

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. Cincinnati Animal CARE | 513-541-PETS, cincinnatianimalcare.org 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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Trevor
Age: Adult / Breed: Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Adoption First Animal Rescue - Kentucky
"Meet Trevor - an older gentleman. Trevor was found in Texas, with a an old broken leg. He had no use of his leg, and our vets decided amputation was the best option. He gets around great, it doesn't even affect him. He is a super affectionate boy, who loves to cuddle. He is great with other dogs, and even likes goats. He enjoys kids, who have respect and boundaries. He does not like to share his toys or food, so he should be fed separately. He does love to run and sunbathe on the deck. He is working on house training, about 80% there. He does not usually kennel unless needed. Trevor would prefer another furry dog companion in the home."
Photo: Adoption First Animal Rescue - Kentucky

Trevor

Age: Adult / Breed: Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Adoption First Animal Rescue - Kentucky
"Meet Trevor - an older gentleman. Trevor was found in Texas, with a an old broken leg. He had no use of his leg, and our vets decided amputation was the best option. He gets around great, it doesn't even affect him. He is a super affectionate boy, who loves to cuddle. He is great with other dogs, and even likes goats. He enjoys kids, who have respect and boundaries. He does not like to share his toys or food, so he should be fed separately. He does love to run and sunbathe on the deck. He is working on house training, about 80% there. He does not usually kennel unless needed. Trevor would prefer another furry dog companion in the home."
Photo: Adoption First Animal Rescue - Kentucky
Franky
Age: 6 Years Old / Breed: Shih Tzu / Sex: Male / Rescue: Adoption First Animal Rescue - Kentucky
"FLOOF ALERT! Meet Frankie, the softest and sweetest guy around. He may have spent his first 6 years of life at a puppy mill but youd never know it now. Frankie is sure to brighten anyones day with love and endless entertainment. You can find him playing or cuddling with his other foster dog siblings, curled up somewhere comfy, or coming to you for lots of pets. Potty training is still in progress (as expected for a dog from a puppy mill) but is coming along nicely when let out regularly. He is fully crate trained, youre sure to find him napping there throughout the day. While he will let you hold him as long as you want, he is awkward and unsure what to do when held, same goes for being on a leash. He has not mastered walking on a leash and may never. Frankie would be happiest with a fenced yard and another small dog in the home as a playmate/cuddle buddy. He has done well around cats, dogs (up to 60 lbs) and children over 8 (as long as they know to be gentle)."
Photo: Adoption First Animal Rescue - Kentucky

Franky

Age: 6 Years Old / Breed: Shih Tzu / Sex: Male / Rescue: Adoption First Animal Rescue - Kentucky
"FLOOF ALERT! Meet Frankie, the softest and sweetest guy around. He may have spent his first 6 years of life at a puppy mill but youd never know it now. Frankie is sure to brighten anyones day with love and endless entertainment. You can find him playing or cuddling with his other foster dog siblings, curled up somewhere comfy, or coming to you for lots of pets. Potty training is still in progress (as expected for a dog from a puppy mill) but is coming along nicely when let out regularly. He is fully crate trained, youre sure to find him napping there throughout the day. While he will let you hold him as long as you want, he is awkward and unsure what to do when held, same goes for being on a leash. He has not mastered walking on a leash and may never. Frankie would be happiest with a fenced yard and another small dog in the home as a playmate/cuddle buddy. He has done well around cats, dogs (up to 60 lbs) and children over 8 (as long as they know to be gentle)."
Photo: Adoption First Animal Rescue - Kentucky
Tater
Age: 2.5 Months Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
"Kittens are very social by nature, so if there is no other cat in the home, our kittens (under one year of age) are adopted in pairs. Tater is a sweet and playful, 2.5 month old, fellow that loves to snuggle and play with his best friend and brother (Tot). He’s affectionate and likes to cuddle with people too. Sometimes he likes to nibble ears so watch your earrings! The adoption fee for one kitten is $75 and the adoption fee for two kittens is $110."
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Tater

Age: 2.5 Months Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
"Kittens are very social by nature, so if there is no other cat in the home, our kittens (under one year of age) are adopted in pairs. Tater is a sweet and playful, 2.5 month old, fellow that loves to snuggle and play with his best friend and brother (Tot). He’s affectionate and likes to cuddle with people too. Sometimes he likes to nibble ears so watch your earrings! The adoption fee for one kitten is $75 and the adoption fee for two kittens is $110."
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
Tot
Age: 2.5 Months Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
"Kittens are very social by nature, so if there is no other cat in the home, our kittens (under one year of age) are adopted in pairs. Tot is a loving and chatty 2.5 month old boy - when he wants your attention he’ll just start talking to you. He plays with his friend and brother Tater, but despite being smaller, he is fearless. He loves to jump and climb on the kitty gym! The adoption fee for one kitten is $75 and the adoption fee for two kittens is $110."
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Tot

Age: 2.5 Months Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
"Kittens are very social by nature, so if there is no other cat in the home, our kittens (under one year of age) are adopted in pairs. Tot is a loving and chatty 2.5 month old boy - when he wants your attention he’ll just start talking to you. He plays with his friend and brother Tater, but despite being smaller, he is fearless. He loves to jump and climb on the kitty gym! The adoption fee for one kitten is $75 and the adoption fee for two kittens is $110."
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
Kira
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Collie & Beagle Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"Kira arrived as a scared pup from a high-kill county shelter. She's already gotten braver and more confident, and we think--with the stability and nurturing of her forever home--she's really going to blossom! Kira's estimated birthday is June of 2020, and she weighs in around 30 snuggle-able pounds. She is extremely playful with other dogs. We'd be thrilled to find her a home with a fenced yard and another dog."
Photo: Save The Animals Foundation

Kira

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Collie & Beagle Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
"Kira arrived as a scared pup from a high-kill county shelter. She's already gotten braver and more confident, and we think--with the stability and nurturing of her forever home--she's really going to blossom! Kira's estimated birthday is June of 2020, and she weighs in around 30 snuggle-able pounds. She is extremely playful with other dogs. We'd be thrilled to find her a home with a fenced yard and another dog."
Photo: Save The Animals Foundation
Polly
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
"Polly is a 1 year old 8 lb, female, Chihuahua thru and thru. She is friendly with other dogs, loves to play and keep busy. She is still a puppy in so many ways so she needs a owner to enforce boundaries or she can easily become possessive. She would love an owner that will walk her or a yard to play in. She would do best with older kids being so little. She is working really hard on potty training and with positive guidance she is catching on. Polly is full of energy providing tons of laughs and love. She is always ready to snuggle when time to wind down. Her adoption fee is $400.00."
Photo: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Polly

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
"Polly is a 1 year old 8 lb, female, Chihuahua thru and thru. She is friendly with other dogs, loves to play and keep busy. She is still a puppy in so many ways so she needs a owner to enforce boundaries or she can easily become possessive. She would love an owner that will walk her or a yard to play in. She would do best with older kids being so little. She is working really hard on potty training and with positive guidance she is catching on. Polly is full of energy providing tons of laughs and love. She is always ready to snuggle when time to wind down. Her adoption fee is $400.00."
Photo: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
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Age: Puppy / Breed: Hound & Mastiff Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Paws for Miles, Inc
Photo: Paws for Miles, Inc

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Age: Puppy / Breed: Hound & Mastiff Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Paws for Miles, Inc
Photo: Paws for Miles, Inc
Jax
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
"Jax and Chloe Sue had a home....but their mom had to move because of an abusive relationship. She did not want to leave the cats but her new room mate had allergies. So she unfortunately had to set them up outside. She made a house for them but really wanted better for them! Jax and Chloe Sue do not need to be adopted together, but they would not mind. We would prefer them to go together! Jax was born spring of 2014 and is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and negative for fiv/felv. She is playful and sweet! And quite pretty! Adoption fee $50 or both for $75. Fill out our application at http://purrfectfriendscatrescue.org/adoptform.html."
Photo: Purrfect Friends

Jax

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
"Jax and Chloe Sue had a home....but their mom had to move because of an abusive relationship. She did not want to leave the cats but her new room mate had allergies. So she unfortunately had to set them up outside. She made a house for them but really wanted better for them! Jax and Chloe Sue do not need to be adopted together, but they would not mind. We would prefer them to go together! Jax was born spring of 2014 and is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and negative for fiv/felv. She is playful and sweet! And quite pretty! Adoption fee $50 or both for $75. Fill out our application at http://purrfectfriendscatrescue.org/adoptform.html."
Photo: Purrfect Friends
Chloe Sue
Age: 8 Years Old / Breed:  Balinese & Ragdoll Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
"Jax and Chloe Sue had a home....but their mom had to move because of an abusive relationship. She did not want to leave the cats but her new room mate had allergies. So she unfortunately had to set them up outside. She made a house for them but really wanted better for them!
Jax and Chloe Sue do not need to be adopted together, but they would not mind. Chloe Sue was born summer of 2013 and is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and negative for fiv/felv. She is playful and sweet! She is a mixed breed but is absolutely gorgeous! Poor girl was attacked by a coyote when she was younger - but she is a survivor and luckily healed ok!
Adoption fee $50 or both for $75 - please! Fill out our application at http://purrfectfriendscatrescue.org/adoptform.html."
Photo: Purrfect Friends

Chloe Sue

Age: 8 Years Old / Breed: Balinese & Ragdoll Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
"Jax and Chloe Sue had a home....but their mom had to move because of an abusive relationship. She did not want to leave the cats but her new room mate had allergies. So she unfortunately had to set them up outside. She made a house for them but really wanted better for them! Jax and Chloe Sue do not need to be adopted together, but they would not mind. Chloe Sue was born summer of 2013 and is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and negative for fiv/felv. She is playful and sweet! She is a mixed breed but is absolutely gorgeous! Poor girl was attacked by a coyote when she was younger - but she is a survivor and luckily healed ok! Adoption fee $50 or both for $75 - please! Fill out our application at http://purrfectfriendscatrescue.org/adoptform.html."
Photo: Purrfect Friends
Dozier
Age: 6 Years Old / Breed: English Coonhound & Coonhound Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Furgotten Dog Rescue, Inc.
"Dozier is a 6-year-old English coonhound weighing 55#. He is the definition of an 'unwanted' dog after finding his way back to the shelter multiple times. This poor guy deserves only the best of homes after being unwanted for so long. He is so sweet with everyone and everything! He is about as perfect as they come. While coonhounds are hunting dogs, we can assure you that Dozier is perfectly happy being a house pet instead. All he needs are a couple of walks a day for mental stimulation, a big comfy bed, and a loving home. Please research the breed before applying- furgottendogrescue.com."
Photo: Furgotten Dog Rescue, Inc.

Dozier

Age: 6 Years Old / Breed: English Coonhound & Coonhound Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Furgotten Dog Rescue, Inc.
"Dozier is a 6-year-old English coonhound weighing 55#. He is the definition of an 'unwanted' dog after finding his way back to the shelter multiple times. This poor guy deserves only the best of homes after being unwanted for so long. He is so sweet with everyone and everything! He is about as perfect as they come. While coonhounds are hunting dogs, we can assure you that Dozier is perfectly happy being a house pet instead. All he needs are a couple of walks a day for mental stimulation, a big comfy bed, and a loving home. Please research the breed before applying- furgottendogrescue.com."
Photo: Furgotten Dog Rescue, Inc.