25 Adoptable Pets from the Overcrowded Cincinnati Animal CARE Shelter Looking for Forever Homes

The Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society is looking for caring pet parents and welcoming homes to adopt dogs and cats in need. Cincinnati Animal CARE assumed operations of the Hamilton County shelter in Northside previously overseen by the SPCA on Aug. 1 and the space was at-capacity. Shelter officials are hopeful that Cincinnatians can aid the overcrowded shelter in providing these rescue dogs and cats with new, loving homes. “It’s our belief that the shelter is the last resort for a homeless animal,” says Meaghan Colville, director of lifesaving operations. “No-kill is a community ethic and we need community support to make room for the dogs that truly need to be here.” All of their currently adoptable animals are on the website at cincinnatianimalcare.org, and if you want to make an appointment to meet any of them, just call 513-541-PETS. Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society is located at 3949 Colerain Ave., Northside. *All write-ups from Cincinnati Animal CARE
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Jigsaw
Age: 2 Years Old / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix  / Sex: Male
"Jig is my name, cuteness is my game! My name is Jigsaw! I am 2 years old and about 48 pounds.. and ready for my forever home! I am mostly housebroken, just give me a couple weeks to get back in the swing of things. The staff says I am okay around other dogs, but they're not sure how I act around cats. Children have too much energy and make me very nervous, so I need an adult home only. Be prepared to crate train and teach me the basics, like walking on a leash and commands. I am SO looking forward to coming home to humans who wanna play, fetch, and run with me!! I'm ready for my forever.. are you the one for me?"
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Jigsaw

Age: 2 Years Old / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Male
"Jig is my name, cuteness is my game! My name is Jigsaw! I am 2 years old and about 48 pounds.. and ready for my forever home! I am mostly housebroken, just give me a couple weeks to get back in the swing of things. The staff says I am okay around other dogs, but they're not sure how I act around cats. Children have too much energy and make me very nervous, so I need an adult home only. Be prepared to crate train and teach me the basics, like walking on a leash and commands. I am SO looking forward to coming home to humans who wanna play, fetch, and run with me!! I'm ready for my forever.. are you the one for me?"
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Koltenn
Age: 7 Years Old / Breed: Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Male
"This happy boy is Koltenn! Koltenn is a very handsome dog with an outgoing personality. He is very friendly, attentive, and intelligent. He is treat motivated and needs plenty of activity and play time. Koltenn loves life to the fullest! He enjoys walks, back scratches, and frolicking in the grass. Koltenn should be placed in a household with children OVER the age of 10, and with no cats present. Please take a moment to meet with this fantastic dog today!"
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Koltenn

Age: 7 Years Old / Breed: Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Male
"This happy boy is Koltenn! Koltenn is a very handsome dog with an outgoing personality. He is very friendly, attentive, and intelligent. He is treat motivated and needs plenty of activity and play time. Koltenn loves life to the fullest! He enjoys walks, back scratches, and frolicking in the grass. Koltenn should be placed in a household with children OVER the age of 10, and with no cats present. Please take a moment to meet with this fantastic dog today!"
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Waldo
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Male
"Where is Waldo! I am right here! I am right here! Hi! I'm Waldo! I am a 1 year old pup who weighs about 40 pounds! Recently, I was adopted and returned. I guess I have too much energy. I like to play and run, however, I really need to learn my manners. It would be awesome to have a family that is active and likes to go for walks/runs; is adventurous and may like to hike and camp; or has a big back yard to run in. My last family said I am a good listener and Iove to cuddle! I lived with children from age 2-13. I did ok, but I tend to be too rambunctious. I'd do best with children of the age of 10 & up. Also, I LOVE my humans so much I want to be with them all the time! If we exercise, play a ton, and I learn my manners, I will adjust to being alone. See, I have been left before and it scares me tremendously. My human never came to find me; thus, security and safety are important to me. I am doing well with the other dogs here at the shelter, but make sure to bring any furry friends you may have to come meet me. I would need a cat free home!! I cannot wait to meet them and your family! I am in search of my forever home, I really hope you're the one! Fill out an application and come meet me! I'll definitely steal your heart!"
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Waldo

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Male
"Where is Waldo! I am right here! I am right here! Hi! I'm Waldo! I am a 1 year old pup who weighs about 40 pounds! Recently, I was adopted and returned. I guess I have too much energy. I like to play and run, however, I really need to learn my manners. It would be awesome to have a family that is active and likes to go for walks/runs; is adventurous and may like to hike and camp; or has a big back yard to run in. My last family said I am a good listener and Iove to cuddle! I lived with children from age 2-13. I did ok, but I tend to be too rambunctious. I'd do best with children of the age of 10 & up. Also, I LOVE my humans so much I want to be with them all the time! If we exercise, play a ton, and I learn my manners, I will adjust to being alone. See, I have been left before and it scares me tremendously. My human never came to find me; thus, security and safety are important to me. I am doing well with the other dogs here at the shelter, but make sure to bring any furry friends you may have to come meet me. I would need a cat free home!! I cannot wait to meet them and your family! I am in search of my forever home, I really hope you're the one! Fill out an application and come meet me! I'll definitely steal your heart!"
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Athena
Age: 16 Years Old / Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix  / Sex: Female
"I'm Athena. You know, like the Greek goddess. The WISEST daughter of Zeus. It's true. I am wise. I'm 16 years old. While I may have had a long kitty life, I have PLENTY more love to give. I'm not the biggest fan of others cats, but I manage. I LOVE having my fur brushed and i really like wet food (preferably tuna flavored!). I can be pretty curious and love to walk around and do as I please. I am a GODDESS after all! Are you willing to give me a home where I can sun bathe and relax? If so, make an appointment to meet me TODAY!"
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Athena

Age: 16 Years Old / Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix / Sex: Female
"I'm Athena. You know, like the Greek goddess. The WISEST daughter of Zeus. It's true. I am wise. I'm 16 years old. While I may have had a long kitty life, I have PLENTY more love to give. I'm not the biggest fan of others cats, but I manage. I LOVE having my fur brushed and i really like wet food (preferably tuna flavored!). I can be pretty curious and love to walk around and do as I please. I am a GODDESS after all! Are you willing to give me a home where I can sun bathe and relax? If so, make an appointment to meet me TODAY!"
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Ivy
Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Female
"Hi. I'm Ivy. I want to be your best friend.. do you want to be mine? I am a little shy at first, and the staff here isn't sure on my past or how I'd do with kids or cats. But I can promise you this: if you give me a moment to sniff your hands and see who you are, I'll melt into your lap and be your goofiest best friend! I have a habit of pulling funny faces and I love to investigate my surroundings! I may be 55 pounds, but that won't stop me from trying to be a lap dog, so please be ready to give lots of cuddles! I LOVE belly rubs. I LOVE going for walks - though I could use some help with learning not to pull! I'm usually a good girl on my leash though! I absolutely adore snuggling up with my favorite people. I'm not sure if I've ever been taught crate training or housebreaking, but I promise I'm a smart girl and I'm ready to learn with you! I'm looking for someone kind and patient to help me be the best dog I can be. Apply today to become my very best friend - I've been waiting for someone like you!!!"
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Ivy

Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Female
"Hi. I'm Ivy. I want to be your best friend.. do you want to be mine? I am a little shy at first, and the staff here isn't sure on my past or how I'd do with kids or cats. But I can promise you this: if you give me a moment to sniff your hands and see who you are, I'll melt into your lap and be your goofiest best friend! I have a habit of pulling funny faces and I love to investigate my surroundings! I may be 55 pounds, but that won't stop me from trying to be a lap dog, so please be ready to give lots of cuddles! I LOVE belly rubs. I LOVE going for walks - though I could use some help with learning not to pull! I'm usually a good girl on my leash though! I absolutely adore snuggling up with my favorite people. I'm not sure if I've ever been taught crate training or housebreaking, but I promise I'm a smart girl and I'm ready to learn with you! I'm looking for someone kind and patient to help me be the best dog I can be. Apply today to become my very best friend - I've been waiting for someone like you!!!"
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October
Age: 2 Years Old / Breed: Mixed Breed / Sex: Male
"If you're looking for the world's coolest dog, look no further! My name is October, coolest dog ever. I'm sixty five pounds of awesome! I'm around 2 years old, and I'm ready to find my forever human(s). I've wandered my way into the hearts of the staff here, but I'm now ready to settle down and commit to a forever family.. You in? The staff says I do okay with dogs here, but I'm not a huge fan of cats, so I'd have to go to a CAT FREE HOME. I don't know how I feel about children, either, so please bring both your canine companions and your kids in to meet me, if you've got 'em! I love affection and playtime, so if you think you've got those things, then I think you're the one for me! I'd love to lay down and snuggle up all night, in a house of my very own. If you have a fenced in yard? Well, that's just the icing on the cake! I could use some help with basic training, like walking on the leash, housebreaking, and even crate training. My favorite thing though, by far, is being around people who love me as much as I love them. Are you ready for October?"
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October

Age: 2 Years Old / Breed: Mixed Breed / Sex: Male
"If you're looking for the world's coolest dog, look no further! My name is October, coolest dog ever. I'm sixty five pounds of awesome! I'm around 2 years old, and I'm ready to find my forever human(s). I've wandered my way into the hearts of the staff here, but I'm now ready to settle down and commit to a forever family.. You in? The staff says I do okay with dogs here, but I'm not a huge fan of cats, so I'd have to go to a CAT FREE HOME. I don't know how I feel about children, either, so please bring both your canine companions and your kids in to meet me, if you've got 'em! I love affection and playtime, so if you think you've got those things, then I think you're the one for me! I'd love to lay down and snuggle up all night, in a house of my very own. If you have a fenced in yard? Well, that's just the icing on the cake! I could use some help with basic training, like walking on the leash, housebreaking, and even crate training. My favorite thing though, by far, is being around people who love me as much as I love them. Are you ready for October?"
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Lou
Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Terrier, Pit Bull/Bulldog / Sex: Male
"This cute guy is Lou! Lou is around 3 years old and he is 55 pounds. He is a super loving boy and hopes he will be the perfect addition to your family! Lou is a special dog because he came to us with heart worm disease. He is currently being treated for this and we will see him through to the end of his treatment. He deserves a home where he will be the king forever and always! Being here at the shelter Lou is doing well with the other dogs, and when he met some kids he seemed pretty cool with 'em, but make sure to bring any pups or kids down to meet him! He will be so excited! Lou is moderate to high energy. He would benefit from a few walks a day or play time in the yard every day. He is so ready to go home with you and snuggle up in bed! Come meet Lou!"
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Lou

Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Terrier, Pit Bull/Bulldog / Sex: Male
"This cute guy is Lou! Lou is around 3 years old and he is 55 pounds. He is a super loving boy and hopes he will be the perfect addition to your family! Lou is a special dog because he came to us with heart worm disease. He is currently being treated for this and we will see him through to the end of his treatment. He deserves a home where he will be the king forever and always! Being here at the shelter Lou is doing well with the other dogs, and when he met some kids he seemed pretty cool with 'em, but make sure to bring any pups or kids down to meet him! He will be so excited! Lou is moderate to high energy. He would benefit from a few walks a day or play time in the yard every day. He is so ready to go home with you and snuggle up in bed! Come meet Lou!"
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Cole
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Male
"What's up, buddy! My name is Cole and I am around a year old. I am just a young fella, I just want to have fun.. Hiking, adventuring, maybe going for a run? I'm your guy! Or if you're the more laid-back type... I can do that too. I'm very versatile, I just want a home of my own, and a family to go with it. Maybe even with a yard to run in! I am a big guy at 65 pounds, but don't worry - it's 65 pounds of LOVE! Do you think you could be the person for me? Please be prepared for crate training and housebreaking, as the staff isn't sure on much of my history. But like... dude. Cats? I'm not a fan of cats, and I've got to live in a CAT FREE HOME. I'm ready to become the bestest boy for one lucky family. Are you feeling lucky? Adopt me today!"
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Cole

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix / Sex: Male
"What's up, buddy! My name is Cole and I am around a year old. I am just a young fella, I just want to have fun.. Hiking, adventuring, maybe going for a run? I'm your guy! Or if you're the more laid-back type... I can do that too. I'm very versatile, I just want a home of my own, and a family to go with it. Maybe even with a yard to run in! I am a big guy at 65 pounds, but don't worry - it's 65 pounds of LOVE! Do you think you could be the person for me? Please be prepared for crate training and housebreaking, as the staff isn't sure on much of my history. But like... dude. Cats? I'm not a fan of cats, and I've got to live in a CAT FREE HOME. I'm ready to become the bestest boy for one lucky family. Are you feeling lucky? Adopt me today!"
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Bo
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Mixed Breed / Sex: Male
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Bo

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Mixed Breed / Sex: Male
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Cadan
Age: 7 Years Old / Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix / Sex: Male
"Meet Cadan! Cadan is a 7 year old beautiful boy who is currently looking for his forever home! Cadan would love to live his life with just relaxing on the couch and soaking up some window sun. He would also be the best companion for stormy weather as well. His presence alone is so relaxing! Our friend Cadan doesn't like to be handled too much, but he will do his thing while you do yours! If Cadan seems to be your perfect buddy, come meet him today or fill out an application for him!"
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Cadan

Age: 7 Years Old / Breed: Domestic Medium Hair/Mix / Sex: Male
"Meet Cadan! Cadan is a 7 year old beautiful boy who is currently looking for his forever home! Cadan would love to live his life with just relaxing on the couch and soaking up some window sun. He would also be the best companion for stormy weather as well. His presence alone is so relaxing! Our friend Cadan doesn't like to be handled too much, but he will do his thing while you do yours! If Cadan seems to be your perfect buddy, come meet him today or fill out an application for him!"
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