25 Adorably Adoptable Cincinnati Pets That You Could Take Home This Weekend

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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Henna
Age: 5 Years Old / Breed: Coonhound / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”My name’s Henna and a 5-year-old Coonhound. I’m so happy to be out of the animal shelter after being in one for several months! I am 60 pounds now! I currently live with another dog my size and we could play outside all day if we were allowed; I really enjoy having someone to play with. Although, if she were a cat, I’d like to be separated from her. I would be happiest in a fenced yard to call my own, since I like to explore my surroundings. I am fully potty, crate, and leash trained. I am still working on basic commands like off, sit, and stay but I’m learning very fast and my foster mom say I’m learning more every day. I’m very food motivated so getting me to pay attention is a breeze. I really like bones and chew toys; they keep me from playing with things I shouldn’t. If you give me a chance, I would love for you to come meet me to see if we’re a good match, and continue to learn how to be a good companion! Henna's adoption fee is $25.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Henna

Age: 5 Years Old / Breed: Coonhound / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”My name’s Henna and a 5-year-old Coonhound. I’m so happy to be out of the animal shelter after being in one for several months! I am 60 pounds now! I currently live with another dog my size and we could play outside all day if we were allowed; I really enjoy having someone to play with. Although, if she were a cat, I’d like to be separated from her. I would be happiest in a fenced yard to call my own, since I like to explore my surroundings. I am fully potty, crate, and leash trained. I am still working on basic commands like off, sit, and stay but I’m learning very fast and my foster mom say I’m learning more every day. I’m very food motivated so getting me to pay attention is a breeze. I really like bones and chew toys; they keep me from playing with things I shouldn’t. If you give me a chance, I would love for you to come meet me to see if we’re a good match, and continue to learn how to be a good companion! Henna's adoption fee is $25.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Ben
Age: Adult/ Breed:West Highland White Terrier/ Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Ben is a 10 year old Westie who weighs 22 pounds. The best way to describe him is a curmudgeon. He is a one person dog and will love that person unconditionally. However, he doesn't care for the company of other animals. When Ben is not hanging with his human he will curl up in his bed and hang out. He is house trained and walks well on a leash. Ben's adoption fee is $150.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Ben

Age: Adult/ Breed:West Highland White Terrier/ Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Ben is a 10 year old Westie who weighs 22 pounds. The best way to describe him is a curmudgeon. He is a one person dog and will love that person unconditionally. However, he doesn't care for the company of other animals. When Ben is not hanging with his human he will curl up in his bed and hang out. He is house trained and walks well on a leash. Ben's adoption fee is $150.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Denver
Age: Puppy / Breed: Retriever Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Denver! He is a 2 month old Retriever mix. This litter is very well socialized and have been fostered with large adult dogs and cats. They are not crate trained or housebroken yet, and will need typical puppy training in their forever home. They are all very feisty, healthy pups who love attention. Denver is the one of larger pups in the litter. His adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Denver

Age: Puppy / Breed: Retriever Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Meet Denver! He is a 2 month old Retriever mix. This litter is very well socialized and have been fostered with large adult dogs and cats. They are not crate trained or housebroken yet, and will need typical puppy training in their forever home. They are all very feisty, healthy pups who love attention. Denver is the one of larger pups in the litter. His adoption fee is $400.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
 Macie
Age: 4 Years Old / Breed: Medium Hair Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: SAAP
”She is a gorgeous black cat who loves to sit in a sunny window, play with her toy cardboard carrot and eat dinner! She is a bit shy at first so would do best in a home with no small kids or dogs but does terrific with other cats. She enjoys sitting next to you on the couch and likes her belly rubbed! She is quiet and has good litter box habits. Macie has a cute little half tail! Apply now to adopt her!”
Photo via saap.com

Macie

Age: 4 Years Old / Breed: Medium Hair Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: SAAP
”She is a gorgeous black cat who loves to sit in a sunny window, play with her toy cardboard carrot and eat dinner! She is a bit shy at first so would do best in a home with no small kids or dogs but does terrific with other cats. She enjoys sitting next to you on the couch and likes her belly rubbed! She is quiet and has good litter box habits. Macie has a cute little half tail! Apply now to adopt her!”
Photo via saap.com
Avi
Age: Adult/ Breed: Siberian Husky/ Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”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! HUSKY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. CANNOT BE PLACED WITH CHILDREN OR CATS. If you want to be a part of Avi’s recovery and future, and are willing to invest in long term training, apply for him today! His adoption fee is $25.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Avi

Age: Adult/ Breed: Siberian Husky/ Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”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! HUSKY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. CANNOT BE PLACED WITH CHILDREN OR CATS. If you want to be a part of Avi’s recovery and future, and are willing to invest in long term training, apply for him today! His adoption fee is $25.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
 Thor
Age: Puppy/ Breed: Boxer/Jack Russell Terrier Mix/ Sex: Male / Rescue: HART of Cincinnati Animal Rescue
”Thor is an 8 month old, 33 pound, fun-loving guy! He is an outdoor enthusiast as he loves to play fetch, go on walks, hike, and even run. His favorite things to do are give kisses and play with his toys.  
Thor is crate trained but also loves to sleep in beds, if allowed. As a bonus, he's house trained and goes by the door when he needs to go out.
He is great with other dogs, loves playing with cats, and isn't afraid to play with anyone!  
Even with his puppy energy he loves his fosters and wants to be around them as much as possible. Thor is a great dog for anyone who wants an adventure partner and friend.
If you would like to meet Thor, please go to our website at www.rescueahart.org and fill out an online adoption application."
Photo via petfinder.com

Thor

Age: Puppy/ Breed: Boxer/Jack Russell Terrier Mix/ Sex: Male / Rescue: HART of Cincinnati Animal Rescue
”Thor is an 8 month old, 33 pound, fun-loving guy! He is an outdoor enthusiast as he loves to play fetch, go on walks, hike, and even run. His favorite things to do are give kisses and play with his toys. Thor is crate trained but also loves to sleep in beds, if allowed. As a bonus, he's house trained and goes by the door when he needs to go out. He is great with other dogs, loves playing with cats, and isn't afraid to play with anyone! Even with his puppy energy he loves his fosters and wants to be around them as much as possible. Thor is a great dog for anyone who wants an adventure partner and friend. If you would like to meet Thor, please go to our website at www.rescueahart.org and fill out an online adoption application."
Photo via petfinder.com
Miss Ivy
Age: Senior / Breed: Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: HART of Cincinnati Animal Rescue
”Meet Miss Ivy! She's a calico looking for a forever home with loving people. She's lost her favorite person, her cat buddy of 6 years and her home - all in the last year. Even with all that, once Ivy gets to know and trust you she's very sweet and loves to head-butt and get lots of petting. She's always happy to see her foster mom (she loves feeding time) and is even rolling over (see photo) for tummy rubs. Though she's lived outside most of her life (with garage shelter at night), she has perfect house manners and is very tidy with her food and water bowls, scratching post, and litter box. Really the perfect house cat! With time, she might be able to adjust to living with another cat but would probably be happiest as an only cat. No children under ten, please.  
Miss Ivy would be so happy to spend the rest of her days in a safe, loving home. Could that by yours?”
Photo via petfinder.com

Miss Ivy

Age: Senior / Breed: Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: HART of Cincinnati Animal Rescue
”Meet Miss Ivy! She's a calico looking for a forever home with loving people. She's lost her favorite person, her cat buddy of 6 years and her home - all in the last year. Even with all that, once Ivy gets to know and trust you she's very sweet and loves to head-butt and get lots of petting. She's always happy to see her foster mom (she loves feeding time) and is even rolling over (see photo) for tummy rubs. Though she's lived outside most of her life (with garage shelter at night), she has perfect house manners and is very tidy with her food and water bowls, scratching post, and litter box. Really the perfect house cat! With time, she might be able to adjust to living with another cat but would probably be happiest as an only cat. No children under ten, please. Miss Ivy would be so happy to spend the rest of her days in a safe, loving home. Could that by yours?”
Photo via petfinder.com
 Sammy
Age: 6 Years Old / Breed: Mixed Breed / Sex: Female / Rescue:SPCA
”Hi I'm Sammy! I'm a very sweet girl who is looking for my forever home. I came to SPCA Cincinnati as a stray so I can't remember if I like cats or children. I lived in a home for a while but they had to bring me back for personal reasons but they said I'm a great dog! I get along with my canine pals here at the shelter, but you may want to bring any dogs you already have in to meet me if you want to take me home. I've been told my smile wins over even the coldest of hearts; imagine waking up each day to this grin! So please consider taking me home with you, I'd love to be your new best friend. If you want to meet me fill out an "Adoption By Appointment" form to the left of the screen!”
Photo via SPCAcincinnati.org

Sammy

Age: 6 Years Old / Breed: Mixed Breed / Sex: Female / Rescue:SPCA
”Hi I'm Sammy! I'm a very sweet girl who is looking for my forever home. I came to SPCA Cincinnati as a stray so I can't remember if I like cats or children. I lived in a home for a while but they had to bring me back for personal reasons but they said I'm a great dog! I get along with my canine pals here at the shelter, but you may want to bring any dogs you already have in to meet me if you want to take me home. I've been told my smile wins over even the coldest of hearts; imagine waking up each day to this grin! So please consider taking me home with you, I'd love to be your new best friend. If you want to meet me fill out an "Adoption By Appointment" form to the left of the screen!”
Photo via SPCAcincinnati.org
Macie
Age: Young / Breed: Labrador Retriever / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Macie is just under a year old and is probably very close to full grown at just under 50lbs. We believe her to be a lab mix. Her early life is unknown but it is clear that she had little to no interaction with people. Thankfully, Louie's Legacy stepped in, and we are working to make sure she never has to live like that again! Because of this, Macie can be very fearful of new situations. She should not be in a home with children. She has shown herself to be very smart and eager to learn, and for that we are very hopeful that she will find the perfect adopter to help her continue to learn to be brave. An adopter must be very patient with her and be willing to continue working with a trainer to help her be the very best dog she can be. Macie's adoption fee is $25.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Macie

Age: Young / Breed: Labrador Retriever / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Macie is just under a year old and is probably very close to full grown at just under 50lbs. We believe her to be a lab mix. Her early life is unknown but it is clear that she had little to no interaction with people. Thankfully, Louie's Legacy stepped in, and we are working to make sure she never has to live like that again! Because of this, Macie can be very fearful of new situations. She should not be in a home with children. She has shown herself to be very smart and eager to learn, and for that we are very hopeful that she will find the perfect adopter to help her continue to learn to be brave. An adopter must be very patient with her and be willing to continue working with a trainer to help her be the very best dog she can be. Macie's adoption fee is $25.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org
Brett
Age: Young / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Brett is a lively grey and white 1 year old kitty. He is neutered and UTD on vaccines and preventatives. He and his littermates have had a bit of a rough start but are healthy and ready for adoption. They will require a specific diet and need to be adopted in pairs. Due to their previous medical concerns they will need to be the only animals in the home. Brett and his siblings love to play with laser pointers, crinkly toys, and feather toys. My adoption fee is $25.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org

Brett

Age: Young / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy
”Brett is a lively grey and white 1 year old kitty. He is neutered and UTD on vaccines and preventatives. He and his littermates have had a bit of a rough start but are healthy and ready for adoption. They will require a specific diet and need to be adopted in pairs. Due to their previous medical concerns they will need to be the only animals in the home. Brett and his siblings love to play with laser pointers, crinkly toys, and feather toys. My adoption fee is $25.”
Photo via louieslegacy.org