September 25, 2020

25 Adorably Adoptable Furry Friends Who Want to Move into Your House

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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Rudy
Age: 8 Years Old / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue 
“Well, hello there! My name is Rudy. I'm a small guy who is roughly 8 years old and I'm not only housebroken but I'm crate trained, too. I love to eat and I also love to cuddle but I like to be the one who approaches others and I don't like being picked up. If you sit down, I'll jump right into your lap, though, so if you could please let me do things my own way, we'll get along great! I do well with other dogs but since I still have a bit of spunk, I'll chase cats (FYI - the cats I currently live with tolerate my occasional chase). Also, small children aren't for me and I really need to be with someone who has owned Chihuahuas and understands me and my kind.”
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue

Rudy

Age: 8 Years Old / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue
“Well, hello there! My name is Rudy. I'm a small guy who is roughly 8 years old and I'm not only housebroken but I'm crate trained, too. I love to eat and I also love to cuddle but I like to be the one who approaches others and I don't like being picked up. If you sit down, I'll jump right into your lap, though, so if you could please let me do things my own way, we'll get along great! I do well with other dogs but since I still have a bit of spunk, I'll chase cats (FYI - the cats I currently live with tolerate my occasional chase). Also, small children aren't for me and I really need to be with someone who has owned Chihuahuas and understands me and my kind.”
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue
Blue
Age: 5 1/2 Years Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“As you can see by his pictures, Blue is a very handsome boy. He's a 5 and 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd mix weighing in at 55 lb. What you can't see is that behind that beautiful face, Blue needs a special person. He is very slow to warm up to people and because of his past, and may never warm up to males. After a proper and slow introduction, Blue does very well with other dogs. New situations, new people, and new animals are often times overwhelming for this guy. Blue's new family needs to understand he may never easily transition to a new situation even if they do everything right, but once he trusts you, he's the most loving dog there is. After a lot of patience and baby steps, Blue has really come out of his shell at his foster home. He loves going on walks in quiet areas, the longer the walk the better! He's also a huge fan of just exploring the yard. He's great on car rides. Blue enjoys stuffed bones and lounging on the couch. Once you are nestled in on the couch, his very favorite thing is belly rubs!”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Blue

Age: 5 1/2 Years Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“As you can see by his pictures, Blue is a very handsome boy. He's a 5 and 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd mix weighing in at 55 lb. What you can't see is that behind that beautiful face, Blue needs a special person. He is very slow to warm up to people and because of his past, and may never warm up to males. After a proper and slow introduction, Blue does very well with other dogs. New situations, new people, and new animals are often times overwhelming for this guy. Blue's new family needs to understand he may never easily transition to a new situation even if they do everything right, but once he trusts you, he's the most loving dog there is. After a lot of patience and baby steps, Blue has really come out of his shell at his foster home. He loves going on walks in quiet areas, the longer the walk the better! He's also a huge fan of just exploring the yard. He's great on car rides. Blue enjoys stuffed bones and lounging on the couch. Once you are nestled in on the couch, his very favorite thing is belly rubs!”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Ariel
Age: 10 Years Old / Breed: Tortoiseshell / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“With amber and gold flecks against a shiny black coat and beautiful gold eyes, Ariel looks like brocade tapestry. And don't you love those two white whiskers?! Abandoned outside STAF, she soon won the admiration of volunteers as one of the smartest cats among the hundreds at the shelter. Ariel has learned how to open doors, and she gleefully takes off running down the hall, so she wouldn't be a good fit for a home with small children. But if you enjoy a gorgeous cat that will play ball with you and keep you on your toes, Ariel is the one for you.”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Ariel

Age: 10 Years Old / Breed: Tortoiseshell / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“With amber and gold flecks against a shiny black coat and beautiful gold eyes, Ariel looks like brocade tapestry. And don't you love those two white whiskers?! Abandoned outside STAF, she soon won the admiration of volunteers as one of the smartest cats among the hundreds at the shelter. Ariel has learned how to open doors, and she gleefully takes off running down the hall, so she wouldn't be a good fit for a home with small children. But if you enjoy a gorgeous cat that will play ball with you and keep you on your toes, Ariel is the one for you.”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation
Bianca
Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“This delightful social butterfly is ready for her debut! Bianca has it all: this gray and white kitty is not only beautiful but outgoing with every person she encounters, finds being held a treat, and loves to play up a storm. What more could you desire in a feline companion?
Bianca and her two kittens, Beatrix and Bentley, were brought to us at STAF by a couple that had found the adorable little family abandoned outside their home. Already social, these cats quickly won the hearts of many STAF volunteers. Bianca, however, was more enthusiastic about all the people who were fussing over her than she was about her kittens. This wonderful cat would love to be your be-all-and-end-all, so apply to adopt her today!”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Bianca

Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“This delightful social butterfly is ready for her debut! Bianca has it all: this gray and white kitty is not only beautiful but outgoing with every person she encounters, finds being held a treat, and loves to play up a storm. What more could you desire in a feline companion? Bianca and her two kittens, Beatrix and Bentley, were brought to us at STAF by a couple that had found the adorable little family abandoned outside their home. Already social, these cats quickly won the hearts of many STAF volunteers. Bianca, however, was more enthusiastic about all the people who were fussing over her than she was about her kittens. This wonderful cat would love to be your be-all-and-end-all, so apply to adopt her today!”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation
Buddy
Age: 3 Years Old / Breed:German Shepherd Dog / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue 
“He’s a fairly laid back guy who loves relaxing at home with his family, playing in the backyard and going for car rides. He enjoys having other large dog friends and does a great job picking up on their energy level and adjusting his own to match. He’s fostered with large dogs and cats and has done well with everyone. Buddy has gone through a 2-week board and train program and is consistent with multiple commands in numerous environments, however, he has shown anxiety toward visitors in his home in the past. For that reason, Buddy needs a confident handler who has large breed experience and will take the time to build a relationship with him and provide clear boundaries so he knows what’s expected of him. He will require a home without children where he will be given several weeks to acclimate before being introduced to new people in and out of the home.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Buddy

Age: 3 Years Old / Breed:German Shepherd Dog / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“He’s a fairly laid back guy who loves relaxing at home with his family, playing in the backyard and going for car rides. He enjoys having other large dog friends and does a great job picking up on their energy level and adjusting his own to match. He’s fostered with large dogs and cats and has done well with everyone. Buddy has gone through a 2-week board and train program and is consistent with multiple commands in numerous environments, however, he has shown anxiety toward visitors in his home in the past. For that reason, Buddy needs a confident handler who has large breed experience and will take the time to build a relationship with him and provide clear boundaries so he knows what’s expected of him. He will require a home without children where he will be given several weeks to acclimate before being introduced to new people in and out of the home.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Arabella
Age: About 3 Years Old / Breed: Australian Kelpie Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Good things can come out of something even as horrible as the coronavirus. Just ask any of our lucky shelter dogs who are being temporarily fostered in the homes of our huge-hearted volunteers. Miss Arabella, for one, is keeping busy and loving life. Here's what her foster mom has to say:
"She is one smart cookie!! Fully housebroken and so far not any signs of destructiveness. When we walk, she is alert to everything that moves (lizards, squirrels) and likes to bird watch. Very strong on leash, but listens when told to go easy. She sits (with wiggles) while I harness her and can give paw if asked. She is very excited to go out, but gets anxious and wants to go back in, heading straight for the door. I believe she is very fearful. She cowered and barked at a concrete statue and also at any loud noise. She needs to gain confidence and feel safe. She is a kisser as well. Jumps in your lap and lavishes you with kisses. Loves her Kong toy and a nylabone. Also likes to pick up sticks in the yard and bite them into pieces. She needs exercise as she is very high energy. Would do well with a large fenced yard to play in."
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Arabella

Age: About 3 Years Old / Breed: Australian Kelpie Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Good things can come out of something even as horrible as the coronavirus. Just ask any of our lucky shelter dogs who are being temporarily fostered in the homes of our huge-hearted volunteers. Miss Arabella, for one, is keeping busy and loving life. Here's what her foster mom has to say: "She is one smart cookie!! Fully housebroken and so far not any signs of destructiveness. When we walk, she is alert to everything that moves (lizards, squirrels) and likes to bird watch. Very strong on leash, but listens when told to go easy. She sits (with wiggles) while I harness her and can give paw if asked. She is very excited to go out, but gets anxious and wants to go back in, heading straight for the door. I believe she is very fearful. She cowered and barked at a concrete statue and also at any loud noise. She needs to gain confidence and feel safe. She is a kisser as well. Jumps in your lap and lavishes you with kisses. Loves her Kong toy and a nylabone. Also likes to pick up sticks in the yard and bite them into pieces. She needs exercise as she is very high energy. Would do well with a large fenced yard to play in."
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation
Caroline
Age: 8 Years Old / Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound / Sex: Female / Rescue: Sweet Dream House Rescue
"She is even tempered and affectionate. Caroline is housebroken and pulls a little on the leash on walks. She is playful and needs a fenced yard in her forever home. Caroline also loves hanging out with her family watching TV. She gets along with other dogs but no cats."
Photo: Sweet Dream House Rescue

Caroline

Age: 8 Years Old / Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound / Sex: Female / Rescue: Sweet Dream House Rescue
"She is even tempered and affectionate. Caroline is housebroken and pulls a little on the leash on walks. She is playful and needs a fenced yard in her forever home. Caroline also loves hanging out with her family watching TV. She gets along with other dogs but no cats."
Photo: Sweet Dream House Rescue
Charlie Brown
Age: Young / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue Inc.
“Good Grief, you want me to talk about myself? Ok ok, I suppose I can do that. You may look at me and think of a famous Charlie but, nope, I'm the OTHER famous Charlie. Charlie Brown and I'm about a year old.
I've come such a long way from my initial vet visit. I was a very sick, emaciated boy, as you can see from my picture, but just look at me now!! I've become a healthy, playful boy! My foster pawrent says that there are few times in animal rescue when the term “the perfect cat” is used. And whaddya know - this is one of those times! She says I'm the 'perfect cat.'"
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue

Charlie Brown

Age: Young / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue Inc.
“Good Grief, you want me to talk about myself? Ok ok, I suppose I can do that. You may look at me and think of a famous Charlie but, nope, I'm the OTHER famous Charlie. Charlie Brown and I'm about a year old. I've come such a long way from my initial vet visit. I was a very sick, emaciated boy, as you can see from my picture, but just look at me now!! I've become a healthy, playful boy! My foster pawrent says that there are few times in animal rescue when the term “the perfect cat” is used. And whaddya know - this is one of those times! She says I'm the 'perfect cat.'"
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue
Chester
Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“One look at Chester and you know he is handsome with startling blue eyes. He is also deaf- he meows are loud but not that often really. He is outgoing and loves to rub up against your for head and chin rubs. Also has an independent personality, so he is loves to look out the window and watch what your neighbors are doing. Chester will be happy and make a good companion to a special adopter who is sensitive to his deafness.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Chester

Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“One look at Chester and you know he is handsome with startling blue eyes. He is also deaf- he meows are loud but not that often really. He is outgoing and loves to rub up against your for head and chin rubs. Also has an independent personality, so he is loves to look out the window and watch what your neighbors are doing. Chester will be happy and make a good companion to a special adopter who is sensitive to his deafness.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Chicago
Age: About 2 Years Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Like the Windy City, this spirited kitty came into STAF on a breeze! A volunteer arrived at the shelter early one blustery February morning to find a terrified cat in a carrier abandoned outside the door. Sadly, it became evident that Chicago had been someone’s pet, since she had been front-declawed in a previous home. We always wish a cat could tell us what they had been through. The one thing we can be sure of here is that Chicago did not have an easy time of things. When in the mood she is adorably playful and lively. But this poor girl has had a difficult time adjusting to the shelter as she is not fond of other cats and can become a little testy with people if cornered. She likes affection in short doses and gives clear signs when she is finished with her audience for the time being. Chicago needs adults who longs for the companionship of a rather feisty cat, understand feline signals and have the patience to both accept her and allow her to blossom at her own pace. Is Chicago your kind of town?”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Chicago

Age: About 2 Years Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Like the Windy City, this spirited kitty came into STAF on a breeze! A volunteer arrived at the shelter early one blustery February morning to find a terrified cat in a carrier abandoned outside the door. Sadly, it became evident that Chicago had been someone’s pet, since she had been front-declawed in a previous home. We always wish a cat could tell us what they had been through. The one thing we can be sure of here is that Chicago did not have an easy time of things. When in the mood she is adorably playful and lively. But this poor girl has had a difficult time adjusting to the shelter as she is not fond of other cats and can become a little testy with people if cornered. She likes affection in short doses and gives clear signs when she is finished with her audience for the time being. Chicago needs adults who longs for the companionship of a rather feisty cat, understand feline signals and have the patience to both accept her and allow her to blossom at her own pace. Is Chicago your kind of town?”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation