25 Adoptable Pets in Cincinnati 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 | 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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Dixon
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Husky / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Hi, I'm Dixon! I’m a 1 year old Husky mix that weighs around 60 pounds. If you’ve wanted to adopt a Husky, but didn’t know if you could handle the normal energy that comes with one, then I’m the guy for you. I’ve got all the looks of a Husky, but enjoy cuddling on the couch and laying in the grass way more than running around. All I want is for someone to pet me, and if you aren’t willing to do it, I’ll move onto the next person and try them. I love going for walks at the park and meeting new dogs everyday and I get along great with my foster brother who’s also a big dog. I am not the biggest fan of being in my crate (even though I’ll go in at as soon as someone points to it), but I have to be in one since I don’t handle being alone very well. I may be slightly wary of new people at first, but I usually get over that in about 5 minutes. Come meet me if you want to cuddle on the couch all day long! Dixon's adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Dixon

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Husky / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Hi, I'm Dixon! I’m a 1 year old Husky mix that weighs around 60 pounds. If you’ve wanted to adopt a Husky, but didn’t know if you could handle the normal energy that comes with one, then I’m the guy for you. I’ve got all the looks of a Husky, but enjoy cuddling on the couch and laying in the grass way more than running around. All I want is for someone to pet me, and if you aren’t willing to do it, I’ll move onto the next person and try them. I love going for walks at the park and meeting new dogs everyday and I get along great with my foster brother who’s also a big dog. I am not the biggest fan of being in my crate (even though I’ll go in at as soon as someone points to it), but I have to be in one since I don’t handle being alone very well. I may be slightly wary of new people at first, but I usually get over that in about 5 minutes. Come meet me if you want to cuddle on the couch all day long! Dixon's adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Gopher
Age: 3 Months Old / Breed: Tortoiseshell / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Need a little spark of energy to light up your home? Look no further! Meet Gopher! Gopher is a 3-month old tortoiseshell kitten, both her and her sister (Pancake) are named after tortoise species, but unlike tortoises, these kittens are anything but slow. Gopher is adventurous, curious, and loves to play. She loves to climb and jump, as well as play with her toys and her sister. She’s great at keeping herself entertained and will make a toy out of anything she finds. When she is all tired out, she loves to come up for pets, purr in your ear, and then sit by the window to watch the birds before taking a much needed nap. Gopher's adoption fee is $75, or adopt two kittens for $110.
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.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Gopher

Age: 3 Months Old / Breed: Tortoiseshell / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Need a little spark of energy to light up your home? Look no further! Meet Gopher! Gopher is a 3-month old tortoiseshell kitten, both her and her sister (Pancake) are named after tortoise species, but unlike tortoises, these kittens are anything but slow. Gopher is adventurous, curious, and loves to play. She loves to climb and jump, as well as play with her toys and her sister. She’s great at keeping herself entertained and will make a toy out of anything she finds. When she is all tired out, she loves to come up for pets, purr in your ear, and then sit by the window to watch the birds before taking a much needed nap. Gopher's adoption fee is $75, or adopt two kittens for $110. 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.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Zip Dip
Age: 2 Months Old / Breed: Husky / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet the Westside creamy whip litter! These 5 cuties are 2 month old husky mixes who weigh about 10lbs each. They are likely to be medium to large sized when full grown. They enjoy playing with each other and their much larger foster siblings. When they are tired they like to curl up for a nap. They also like to sing that Husky song when they want attention. How can you resist? They are fostered with large dogs and a cat. Zip Dip's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Zip Dip

Age: 2 Months Old / Breed: Husky / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet the Westside creamy whip litter! These 5 cuties are 2 month old husky mixes who weigh about 10lbs each. They are likely to be medium to large sized when full grown. They enjoy playing with each other and their much larger foster siblings. When they are tired they like to curl up for a nap. They also like to sing that Husky song when they want attention. How can you resist? They are fostered with large dogs and a cat. Zip Dip's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Max
Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Goldendoodle / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Hello world! My name is Max and I am the best boy. I'm a 3 year old Goldendoodle weighing 60lbs. I am looking for a very special family... When you first meet me I am a little shy and scared, but once I get used to you... I am your BEST FRIEND. My favorite activities include long walks, learning new tricks, cuddling with my foster mom, and vegging out on the couch. When you meet me, please be respectful of my personal space. I don't like loud, excited people, or people who bend down and touch my face a lot. With time, I will let you know when I am ready for you to enter my bubble. For that reason, I would do best with family without any kids! 
I have been known to resource guard in the past, but I've been working with my foster mom who taught me how to "leave it" and I have never shown any resource guarding behaviors towards her. However, if you have other dogs, I would love to be fed separately from them just in case! I also get a little nervous and show separation anxiety when my foster mom leaves me. I stay in my crate and cry for a little bit, but calm down after a while. We are working on it! I am learning to love my crate, and I sleep in it just fine every night. Max's adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Max

Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Goldendoodle / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Hello world! My name is Max and I am the best boy. I'm a 3 year old Goldendoodle weighing 60lbs. I am looking for a very special family... When you first meet me I am a little shy and scared, but once I get used to you... I am your BEST FRIEND. My favorite activities include long walks, learning new tricks, cuddling with my foster mom, and vegging out on the couch. When you meet me, please be respectful of my personal space. I don't like loud, excited people, or people who bend down and touch my face a lot. With time, I will let you know when I am ready for you to enter my bubble. For that reason, I would do best with family without any kids! I have been known to resource guard in the past, but I've been working with my foster mom who taught me how to "leave it" and I have never shown any resource guarding behaviors towards her. However, if you have other dogs, I would love to be fed separately from them just in case! I also get a little nervous and show separation anxiety when my foster mom leaves me. I stay in my crate and cry for a little bit, but calm down after a while. We are working on it! I am learning to love my crate, and I sleep in it just fine every night. Max's adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Franklin
Age: 1.5 Years Old / Breed: Lhasa Apso / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Hi. I'm Franklin. I'm a 30lb, 1.5 year old Lhasa Apso mix. I'm spunky, loyal and particular. I can chase a ball like a champ. I sleep in a cratel at night, and am a very good boy relaxing on the couch all day. I pick my people and follow them around, have good listening skills and love tummy rubs. I'm told my potty training skills are improving and that I need to be kinder to strangers (and not so protective). I play well with my friend who's a bigger 50lb dude. I also love car rides. I'll be your best friend and love you forever! Franklin's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Franklin

Age: 1.5 Years Old / Breed: Lhasa Apso / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Hi. I'm Franklin. I'm a 30lb, 1.5 year old Lhasa Apso mix. I'm spunky, loyal and particular. I can chase a ball like a champ. I sleep in a cratel at night, and am a very good boy relaxing on the couch all day. I pick my people and follow them around, have good listening skills and love tummy rubs. I'm told my potty training skills are improving and that I need to be kinder to strangers (and not so protective). I play well with my friend who's a bigger 50lb dude. I also love car rides. I'll be your best friend and love you forever! Franklin's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
2319
Age: 4.5 Years Old / Breed: Shepherd / Hound / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”We've got a 2319! This handsome boy is looking for his very own forever home. At only 4.5 years old and around 50 pounds, 23 is as cute as they come. 23 LOVES the other dogs in his foster home, running and playing with them. He is full of energy but is a very submissive dog. He would do best with children who are stable on their feet, as he's easily excitable and might accidentally knock over a small child. He is both house and crate trained. 23 would love to have another dog in the home to play with, but wouldn't mind just having 2-legged family members. He can't wait to find his own family!
My adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

2319

Age: 4.5 Years Old / Breed: Shepherd / Hound / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”We've got a 2319! This handsome boy is looking for his very own forever home. At only 4.5 years old and around 50 pounds, 23 is as cute as they come. 23 LOVES the other dogs in his foster home, running and playing with them. He is full of energy but is a very submissive dog. He would do best with children who are stable on their feet, as he's easily excitable and might accidentally knock over a small child. He is both house and crate trained. 23 would love to have another dog in the home to play with, but wouldn't mind just having 2-legged family members. He can't wait to find his own family! My adoption fee is $250.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Cone Zone
Age: 2 Months Old / Breed: Husky / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet the Westside creamy whip litter! These 5 cuties are 2 month old husky mixes who weigh about 10lbs each. They are likely to be medium to large sized when full grown. They enjoy playing with each other and their much larger foster siblings. When they are tired they like to curl up for a nap. They also like to sing that Husky song when they want attention. How can you resist? They are fostered with large dogs and a cat. Cone Zone's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Cone Zone

Age: 2 Months Old / Breed: Husky / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet the Westside creamy whip litter! These 5 cuties are 2 month old husky mixes who weigh about 10lbs each. They are likely to be medium to large sized when full grown. They enjoy playing with each other and their much larger foster siblings. When they are tired they like to curl up for a nap. They also like to sing that Husky song when they want attention. How can you resist? They are fostered with large dogs and a cat. Cone Zone's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Timberwolf
Age: 3 Months Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”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.
Introducing the Crayola Gang, Scarlet, Cadet, Manatee, Timberwolf, and Indigo. These boys and girls are 3 months old and weigh about 3 pounds. They love to run around chasing one another, getting cuddles, pouncing on one another, hiding in laundry baskets, zip ties, laying in their hammock and fluffy puppy toys. They are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccines, litter box trained and super excited to find their forever home. Timberwolf's adoption fee is $75 or adopt two kittens for $110.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Timberwolf

Age: 3 Months Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”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. Introducing the Crayola Gang, Scarlet, Cadet, Manatee, Timberwolf, and Indigo. These boys and girls are 3 months old and weigh about 3 pounds. They love to run around chasing one another, getting cuddles, pouncing on one another, hiding in laundry baskets, zip ties, laying in their hammock and fluffy puppy toys. They are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccines, litter box trained and super excited to find their forever home. Timberwolf's adoption fee is $75 or adopt two kittens for $110.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Slugger
Age: 4 Months Old / Breed: Shepherd Hound / Sex: Male / Rescue: SAAP
”Meet the fluffy and oh so sweet Slugger! Slugger is a young pup with a good amount of energy, but the most beautiful markings! He has a striped tail that just never stops wagging. If you think Slugger would make a great addition to your family please fill out an application on adoptastray.com”
Photo via adoptastray.com

Slugger

Age: 4 Months Old / Breed: Shepherd Hound / Sex: Male / Rescue: SAAP
”Meet the fluffy and oh so sweet Slugger! Slugger is a young pup with a good amount of energy, but the most beautiful markings! He has a striped tail that just never stops wagging. If you think Slugger would make a great addition to your family please fill out an application on adoptastray.com”
Photo via adoptastray.com
Eliza Doolittle
Age: 10 Months Old / Breed: Great Dane / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Eliza Doolittle is a DREAM!! She is 10 months old, 85lbs and already crate and house trained. She is such a smart girl! She love, love, LOVES her zoomies in the yard and splashing around in puddles. She has been great playing with all the new doggy friends she has met. This girl is as inquisitive as she is stunning, sheer perfection! Eliza's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Eliza Doolittle

Age: 10 Months Old / Breed: Great Dane / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Eliza Doolittle is a DREAM!! She is 10 months old, 85lbs and already crate and house trained. She is such a smart girl! She love, love, LOVES her zoomies in the yard and splashing around in puddles. She has been great playing with all the new doggy friends she has met. This girl is as inquisitive as she is stunning, sheer perfection! Eliza's adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org