October 09, 2020

25 Adoptable Pets in Cincinnati That Are Totally Worth Investing in a Lint Roller For

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. Louie's Legacy | 513-655-8643, louieslegacy.org Recycled Doggies | 513-275-5842, recycleddoggies.com Save The Animals Foundation |513-561-7823, staf.org  Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society | 513-541-7387, cincinnatianimalcare.org. Stray Animal Adoption Program | 859-391-1234, adoptastray.com SPCA Cincinnati | 513-489-7387, spcacincinnati.org 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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Salem
Age: 2 Years Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program 
“Salem, a 2 year old Australian Shepherd who is now on the market for his forever home. He's a happy boy and gets along well with other dogs, but doesn't necessarily like to be bossed around by other dogs. Loves humans, kids included but I'd be careful around young kids not because he's mean but because he does jump for attention and weighs 70lbs. He doesn't have a ton of commands that I can tell, but seems like he will be a quick learner.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Salem

Age: 2 Years Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Salem, a 2 year old Australian Shepherd who is now on the market for his forever home. He's a happy boy and gets along well with other dogs, but doesn't necessarily like to be bossed around by other dogs. Loves humans, kids included but I'd be careful around young kids not because he's mean but because he does jump for attention and weighs 70lbs. He doesn't have a ton of commands that I can tell, but seems like he will be a quick learner.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Leona
Age: 4 Months Old /Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends 
“Leona is such a sweetheart, loves to be held and loved. She's a fluffy youngster, around 3-4 months old - playful and affectionate and curious and adorable! 3 kitties were found wandering around in a rural neighborhood in Adams County. They weren't in too bad of shape although another one had been attacked by a dog and killed; we took these 3 in to help find new loving homes ”
Photo: Purrfect Friends

Leona

Age: 4 Months Old /Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Purrfect Friends
“Leona is such a sweetheart, loves to be held and loved. She's a fluffy youngster, around 3-4 months old - playful and affectionate and curious and adorable! 3 kitties were found wandering around in a rural neighborhood in Adams County. They weren't in too bad of shape although another one had been attacked by a dog and killed; we took these 3 in to help find new loving homes ”
Photo: Purrfect Friends
Adelaide
Age: 1.5 Years Old / Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Sweet Dream House Rescue 
“Gorgeous Adelaide the Australian Cattle Dog mix is looking for a furever home. This beautiful young Blue Heeler mix is about 1.5 years old and fully grown at a petite 23 lbs. She's dog friendly and ignores cats. Her magnificent ears look like they could pick up radio signals from faraway places like, well, Adelaide, Australia. We would love to find Adelaide a home with a fenced yard and a herding breed-experienced adopter.”
Photo: Sweet Dream House Rescue

Adelaide

Age: 1.5 Years Old / Breed: Australian Cattle Dog Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Sweet Dream House Rescue
“Gorgeous Adelaide the Australian Cattle Dog mix is looking for a furever home. This beautiful young Blue Heeler mix is about 1.5 years old and fully grown at a petite 23 lbs. She's dog friendly and ignores cats. Her magnificent ears look like they could pick up radio signals from faraway places like, well, Adelaide, Australia. We would love to find Adelaide a home with a fenced yard and a herding breed-experienced adopter.”
Photo: Sweet Dream House Rescue
Avi
Age: 5 Years Old / Breed: Husky / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue 
“Meet Avi! He is the true meaning of rescue. Avi used to live with an abusive owner, until we changed his path! He has come so far, and has been clicker trained, but is still healing and will need a patient adopter who is willing to continue his training. He is 4-5 years old and weighs around 55 lbs. He loves everyone he meets, but is not good with children or cats, and doesn’t understand why they move so fast. He is slow to trust, but very playful and affectionate once he knows he is safe. Avi will jump a fence that is smaller than 6 ft tall, and will need long daily walks. He currently lives with and loves his boxer bulldog mix foster brother, but knows he is the pretty one! A home with another playful husky or other dog similar in size would be ideal! ”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Avi

Age: 5 Years Old / Breed: Husky / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet Avi! He is the true meaning of rescue. Avi used to live with an abusive owner, until we changed his path! He has come so far, and has been clicker trained, but is still healing and will need a patient adopter who is willing to continue his training. He is 4-5 years old and weighs around 55 lbs. He loves everyone he meets, but is not good with children or cats, and doesn’t understand why they move so fast. He is slow to trust, but very playful and affectionate once he knows he is safe. Avi will jump a fence that is smaller than 6 ft tall, and will need long daily walks. He currently lives with and loves his boxer bulldog mix foster brother, but knows he is the pretty one! A home with another playful husky or other dog similar in size would be ideal! ”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Avry
Age: Young / Breed: Shepherd / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program 
“Arvy is a handsome Shepherd mix who made his way to SAAP after being dumped in a park. Despite his rough start in life Arvy loves everyone! Arvy already knows sit and loves to play fetch. He will even bring the ball back to you! He is still working on crate and potty training. Arvy also is teething and his adopters will need to have plenty of teething toys to redirect his play biting to toys instead of humans. Arvy is super smart and does great with other dogs. His fosters fo not have cats or kids but think he would be fine with both. Arvy has gained some weight since arriving to his foster home but another additional pound or two wouldn't hurt. He is an awesome dog who just needs patient adopters as he has typical puppy behaviors. Arvy can't wait to meet his forever family!”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Avry

Age: Young / Breed: Shepherd / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Arvy is a handsome Shepherd mix who made his way to SAAP after being dumped in a park. Despite his rough start in life Arvy loves everyone! Arvy already knows sit and loves to play fetch. He will even bring the ball back to you! He is still working on crate and potty training. Arvy also is teething and his adopters will need to have plenty of teething toys to redirect his play biting to toys instead of humans. Arvy is super smart and does great with other dogs. His fosters fo not have cats or kids but think he would be fine with both. Arvy has gained some weight since arriving to his foster home but another additional pound or two wouldn't hurt. He is an awesome dog who just needs patient adopters as he has typical puppy behaviors. Arvy can't wait to meet his forever family!”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Carlton
Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Shar-Pei Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Furgotten Dog Rescue Inc. 
“I am a 3-year-old Shar-Pei mix weighing 55#. Don’t let my looks fool you, I am a big baby! I am friendly with people when I am not on my turf (house/yard). I will need time (anf lots of treats) to warm up to a stranger.I walk well on a leash, but will react toward animals on a leash. I am animal aggressive in general and need to be an ONLY PET in the home. I have not been desensitized to small children. They kind of freak me out for some reason. Teens are cool :) What can I say I am a is a typical, poorly socialized Pei. My dominant and territorial nature is normal, but difficult to manage. I will require consistent follow through with my training including socialization with other dogs (on a leash on walks) and territorial behavior. Free in-home training comes with my adoption fee.”
Photo: Furgotten Dog Rescue Inc.

Carlton

Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Shar-Pei Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Furgotten Dog Rescue Inc.
“I am a 3-year-old Shar-Pei mix weighing 55#. Don’t let my looks fool you, I am a big baby! I am friendly with people when I am not on my turf (house/yard). I will need time (anf lots of treats) to warm up to a stranger.I walk well on a leash, but will react toward animals on a leash. I am animal aggressive in general and need to be an ONLY PET in the home. I have not been desensitized to small children. They kind of freak me out for some reason. Teens are cool :) What can I say I am a is a typical, poorly socialized Pei. My dominant and territorial nature is normal, but difficult to manage. I will require consistent follow through with my training including socialization with other dogs (on a leash on walks) and territorial behavior. Free in-home training comes with my adoption fee.”
Photo: Furgotten Dog Rescue Inc.
Diego
Age: 9 Years Old / Breed: Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Several months and a few home visits later, we have better insight on Diego and what he needs in a home. After spending time in the home of one of his favorite volunteers, we have this glowing review: “He is excellent in the house, no accidents, no getting into things, lays at my feet in whatever room I am in. He would LOVE to be on the couch snuggling or sleeping at the foot of the bed. He loves his tennis ball but it's a slow-motion leisure toss and retrieve game. He's also great in the yard, going potty on command, minimal barking at neighbors just to let them know he's there. He's good on leash, can pull a bit but falls into step when corrected. He knows basic commands.””
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Diego

Age: 9 Years Old / Breed: Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Several months and a few home visits later, we have better insight on Diego and what he needs in a home. After spending time in the home of one of his favorite volunteers, we have this glowing review: “He is excellent in the house, no accidents, no getting into things, lays at my feet in whatever room I am in. He would LOVE to be on the couch snuggling or sleeping at the foot of the bed. He loves his tennis ball but it's a slow-motion leisure toss and retrieve game. He's also great in the yard, going potty on command, minimal barking at neighbors just to let them know he's there. He's good on leash, can pull a bit but falls into step when corrected. He knows basic commands.””
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation
Checkers
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue 
“I am about 1 yr old. I was trapped as part of a TNR (trap, neuter, return) program but once I was trapped they quickly realized that I was friendly and adoptable so instead of being released back outside I was put up for adoption. I am very sweet and affectionate but I do growl because I just don’t know how to communicate that well yet but I’m learning. I am a little temperamental sometimes but I’ll grow out of that once I’m settled. I do not like other pets at all so I’d be best as an only cat.”
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue

Checkers

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
“I am about 1 yr old. I was trapped as part of a TNR (trap, neuter, return) program but once I was trapped they quickly realized that I was friendly and adoptable so instead of being released back outside I was put up for adoption. I am very sweet and affectionate but I do growl because I just don’t know how to communicate that well yet but I’m learning. I am a little temperamental sometimes but I’ll grow out of that once I’m settled. I do not like other pets at all so I’d be best as an only cat.”
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
Clue
Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Pointer Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Clue is a 3 year old, 34 pound Pointer Mix. She has amazing energy and loves to show you how much she loves you by wiggling with her entire body. She loves to go for walks, do zoomies in the backyard and play with her stuffed animals.She is a lap baby and will follow her person from room to room. She is becoming more confident while riding in the car. She loves attention and pets from those who she meets, but sometimes she needs a little bit of time to warm up to people.”
Photo:  Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Clue

Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Pointer Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Clue is a 3 year old, 34 pound Pointer Mix. She has amazing energy and loves to show you how much she loves you by wiggling with her entire body. She loves to go for walks, do zoomies in the backyard and play with her stuffed animals.She is a lap baby and will follow her person from room to room. She is becoming more confident while riding in the car. She loves attention and pets from those who she meets, but sometimes she needs a little bit of time to warm up to people.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Chessie
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Love Bug alert! Chester is IT: he is one contented, purr-y, snuggly kitten. This sleek striped tabby was rescued as a tiny tyke by STAF’s TNR (trap-neuter-release) team from a perilous environment on the grounds of a trailer park. The team’s fearless leader fostered him in her home until he was big and strong enough to come into the shelter. Chester is very even-tempered and amenable. Everyone he meets, feline and human, is a new friend. He loves to hang out and tousle with other young active kitties. Although not the overly crazy type, he is enthusiastic about sweatshirt cords, shoelaces and other fun “toys.” You’ll love this guy, so make a beeline to STAF—you’ll be so very happy you did!”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Chessie

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Love Bug alert! Chester is IT: he is one contented, purr-y, snuggly kitten. This sleek striped tabby was rescued as a tiny tyke by STAF’s TNR (trap-neuter-release) team from a perilous environment on the grounds of a trailer park. The team’s fearless leader fostered him in her home until he was big and strong enough to come into the shelter. Chester is very even-tempered and amenable. Everyone he meets, feline and human, is a new friend. He loves to hang out and tousle with other young active kitties. Although not the overly crazy type, he is enthusiastic about sweatshirt cords, shoelaces and other fun “toys.” You’ll love this guy, so make a beeline to STAF—you’ll be so very happy you did!”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation