November 12, 2020

25 Calming Photos of Adorable (and Adoptable) Cincinnati Dogs and Cats

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 to learn more. Also, keep in mind that each program has their own application process and some take longer than others. 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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Amber
Age: 9 Months / Breed: Beagle / Hound Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
“Hi dog-lovin’ friends, I’m Amber! Speaking of lovin', lemme tell ya, I'm all about it. Other dogs, humans, you name it, I love 'em! I’m a nine month old possible beagle/coonhound mix who came into the rescue pregnant. On Labor Day (ha!! how ironic!), I gave birth to one healthy baby girl who has found her forever home already. While my foster parents say I was the best mom they could have asked for, I’m ready to be done with motherhood and go back to puppyhood. Want to go on a walk or hike? I’m amazing on a leash. Want to Netflix and chill? My favorite spot is cuddled up next to my human on the couch or bed. I'm house trained, I'm not a chewer, I realize what is and isn’t a toy, and I'm used to being in my crate while my fosters are at work.Buuuuuuuut.... with all these amazing qualities come a couple things I could work on. Although I am getting better, I do have a habit of jumping up on my humans when excited and I do love to bark at all the things so, I'm not just a pretty face, I’m a little vocal, too.”
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc

Amber

Age: 9 Months / Breed: Beagle / Hound Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
“Hi dog-lovin’ friends, I’m Amber! Speaking of lovin', lemme tell ya, I'm all about it. Other dogs, humans, you name it, I love 'em! I’m a nine month old possible beagle/coonhound mix who came into the rescue pregnant. On Labor Day (ha!! how ironic!), I gave birth to one healthy baby girl who has found her forever home already. While my foster parents say I was the best mom they could have asked for, I’m ready to be done with motherhood and go back to puppyhood. Want to go on a walk or hike? I’m amazing on a leash. Want to Netflix and chill? My favorite spot is cuddled up next to my human on the couch or bed. I'm house trained, I'm not a chewer, I realize what is and isn’t a toy, and I'm used to being in my crate while my fosters are at work.Buuuuuuuut.... with all these amazing qualities come a couple things I could work on. Although I am getting better, I do have a habit of jumping up on my humans when excited and I do love to bark at all the things so, I'm not just a pretty face, I’m a little vocal, too.”
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
Memere
Age: Adult / Breed: Beagle / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Memere has been such a wonderful foster and will do good in a home with no stairs for him to have to maneuver. He is house-broken and has never been crated that I know of. He is a flight risk so he will need a secure fence. Memere is allowed to sleep with his foster so he will likely want that in his forever home as well. However, there are going to be medical needs for this guy. Memere was hit by a car and his injuries were extensive. Memere's left front leg was shattered and both rear hips were fractured. He did have his left front leg amputated and has had surgery on the rear (right) leg twice. The Right leg will take a full 6 months, or more to heal from the surgical repairs and given the previous hip fractures there is also some decreased range of motion in the Left hip as well. Given the issues Memere has had he seems to be really getting around well at this time. He will likely need to be on some sort of anti-inflammatory long term and may even possibly require surgery on his left hip at some point down the road, but currently seems to be doing well. At this time he is currently taking Carprofen and Gabapentin twice daily.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Memere

Age: Adult / Breed: Beagle / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Memere has been such a wonderful foster and will do good in a home with no stairs for him to have to maneuver. He is house-broken and has never been crated that I know of. He is a flight risk so he will need a secure fence. Memere is allowed to sleep with his foster so he will likely want that in his forever home as well. However, there are going to be medical needs for this guy. Memere was hit by a car and his injuries were extensive. Memere's left front leg was shattered and both rear hips were fractured. He did have his left front leg amputated and has had surgery on the rear (right) leg twice. The Right leg will take a full 6 months, or more to heal from the surgical repairs and given the previous hip fractures there is also some decreased range of motion in the Left hip as well. Given the issues Memere has had he seems to be really getting around well at this time. He will likely need to be on some sort of anti-inflammatory long term and may even possibly require surgery on his left hip at some point down the road, but currently seems to be doing well. At this time he is currently taking Carprofen and Gabapentin twice daily.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Doc
Age: Adult / Breed: Rottweiler / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Doc is a handsome boy who loves to play. He is friendly with other dogs, cats unknown. He is crate trained and working hard on house training. With a routine I think he will catch on quickly. He loves his people and is quiet in his crate. He is learning he needs to keep his paws on the ground. He likes to grab your hand but does not bite down hard.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Doc

Age: Adult / Breed: Rottweiler / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Doc is a handsome boy who loves to play. He is friendly with other dogs, cats unknown. He is crate trained and working hard on house training. With a routine I think he will catch on quickly. He loves his people and is quiet in his crate. He is learning he needs to keep his paws on the ground. He likes to grab your hand but does not bite down hard.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Baby Face
Age: 10 Months / Breed: Tabby / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
“Hello! My name is Baby face. I am a gorgeous male Tabby who is looking for a new home! I am about 9-10 months old. I love my people and attention but I am not necessarily a lap cat. I am great with being picked up and I am very easy going. I am good with dogs and other cats.”
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc

Baby Face

Age: 10 Months / Breed: Tabby / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
“Hello! My name is Baby face. I am a gorgeous male Tabby who is looking for a new home! I am about 9-10 months old. I love my people and attention but I am not necessarily a lap cat. I am great with being picked up and I am very easy going. I am good with dogs and other cats.”
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
Clem
Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet, “Clem”! Clem is a four month old little boy who loves everyone he meets! Clem is fostered with dogs and kids and he gets along with both! Clem has typical kitten energy but will happily cuddle up on the couch to be near his foster family. He’s fully litter box trained and up to date on vaccines. If you are looking for a sweet little boy to add to your family before the holidays,”
Photo: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Clem

Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet, “Clem”! Clem is a four month old little boy who loves everyone he meets! Clem is fostered with dogs and kids and he gets along with both! Clem has typical kitten energy but will happily cuddle up on the couch to be near his foster family. He’s fully litter box trained and up to date on vaccines. If you are looking for a sweet little boy to add to your family before the holidays,”
Photo: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
Elizabeth Bathory
Age: 6 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
“Hi! My name is Elizabeth Bathory, and I'm about 6 months old. I came with my siblings into rescue, so I'm still a little shy around new people. Don't let that fool you though; once I get comfortable, I like to chase my siblings around the room and play tag. Once I get used to the people in the house, I purr up a good storm! I would prefer to go to a house with a very social kitten or cat, so I have a buddy to explore with. I am fostered with other cats and dogs. I don't mind the other cats, especially if they are friendly. I am getting used to the little dogs in the home, but still a little worried about the larger dogs”
Photo: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Elizabeth Bathory

Age: 6 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
“Hi! My name is Elizabeth Bathory, and I'm about 6 months old. I came with my siblings into rescue, so I'm still a little shy around new people. Don't let that fool you though; once I get comfortable, I like to chase my siblings around the room and play tag. Once I get used to the people in the house, I purr up a good storm! I would prefer to go to a house with a very social kitten or cat, so I have a buddy to explore with. I am fostered with other cats and dogs. I don't mind the other cats, especially if they are friendly. I am getting used to the little dogs in the home, but still a little worried about the larger dogs”
Photo: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
Tulle
Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: OAR
“Tulle's playfulness and sweet demeanor quickly charmed her foster mom, no to mention her adorable pink nose! She loves fabric wand toys, which she proudly drags around like a trophy once she 'catches' them. Tulle also LOVES crinkly packing paper! She will slide across it, hide underneath it, and play all day. Who needs an expensive toy when there are boxes and packing paper to play with? And this kitty has great paw-eye coordination. She'll even catch toys tossed to her! Tulle isn't a lap cat per se, but will lay next to you and enjoy pets or a relaxing grooming session. (Her secret favorite scratch spot is right between her shoulder blades.) To earn extra brownie points with Tulle, offer her some broth or gravy wet food. It is her absolute favorite, especially in turkey and chicken flavors.”
Photo: OAR

Tulle

Age: Adult / Breed: Domestic Long Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: OAR
“Tulle's playfulness and sweet demeanor quickly charmed her foster mom, no to mention her adorable pink nose! She loves fabric wand toys, which she proudly drags around like a trophy once she 'catches' them. Tulle also LOVES crinkly packing paper! She will slide across it, hide underneath it, and play all day. Who needs an expensive toy when there are boxes and packing paper to play with? And this kitty has great paw-eye coordination. She'll even catch toys tossed to her! Tulle isn't a lap cat per se, but will lay next to you and enjoy pets or a relaxing grooming session. (Her secret favorite scratch spot is right between her shoulder blades.) To earn extra brownie points with Tulle, offer her some broth or gravy wet food. It is her absolute favorite, especially in turkey and chicken flavors.”
Photo: OAR
Linus
Age: 1 Year / Breed: Basset Hound / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Linus is definitely a young guy and still has some mouthy tendencies but redirects with a toy. He is Fantastic with all people and dogs! Was interested in cat, but only to play.
He prefers to be near his humans, but is crate trained. He will let you know when he needs to go out, but likes to hide to poop. Would crate or gate when leaving alone. Linus is very food motivated (he would eat all day if you let him), so training will be easy and he absolutely loves toys, balls, and bones. Also he is great on a leash.
Linus is a super sweet, adorable, silly pup with lots of personality. He would make a great addition to any family”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Linus

Age: 1 Year / Breed: Basset Hound / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Linus is definitely a young guy and still has some mouthy tendencies but redirects with a toy. He is Fantastic with all people and dogs! Was interested in cat, but only to play. He prefers to be near his humans, but is crate trained. He will let you know when he needs to go out, but likes to hide to poop. Would crate or gate when leaving alone. Linus is very food motivated (he would eat all day if you let him), so training will be easy and he absolutely loves toys, balls, and bones. Also he is great on a leash. Linus is a super sweet, adorable, silly pup with lots of personality. He would make a great addition to any family”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Mario
Age: Puppy / Breed: Labrador Retriever / Great Dane / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“He is the sweetest giant LOVEBUG who believes he's a 10 pound lapdog! Mario lives with myself and teenage children whom he does great with. We have had preschool/school age children over and find that he gets excited and jumps/runs to try and impress these new "little" people~so we've moved the intros to outside where he can be distracted by play. We have a resident cat who literally rules the roost and he is very curious about her but doesn't get too close as she will hiss and swipe at him. Our resident dog is middle aged with moderate energy level and she'll play for a bit but can't keep up with his PUPPY ENERGY!!”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Mario

Age: Puppy / Breed: Labrador Retriever / Great Dane / Sex: Male / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“He is the sweetest giant LOVEBUG who believes he's a 10 pound lapdog! Mario lives with myself and teenage children whom he does great with. We have had preschool/school age children over and find that he gets excited and jumps/runs to try and impress these new "little" people~so we've moved the intros to outside where he can be distracted by play. We have a resident cat who literally rules the roost and he is very curious about her but doesn't get too close as she will hiss and swipe at him. Our resident dog is middle aged with moderate energy level and she'll play for a bit but can't keep up with his PUPPY ENERGY!!”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Sir Mix-a-Lot
Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet the one hit wonders! These kittens are the life of the party! Vanilla Ice is a male, domestic short hair. These babies are approximately 4 months old and litter box trained. They love to play among themselves and with their mom. These kittens are well socialized but can swat at hands and feet in an attempt to play. This play is all in fun but could scare small children. The wonders love a laser pointer and just about any other type of cat toy you can find! Even a shoe lace is exciting! The wonders have, in small increments, met dogs and was okay with them but these dogs didn't give chase to them. They have not met cats or kittens outside of their family but love to play and snuggle with each other. The one hit wonders would love to make themselves a part of your family!”
Photo: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Sir Mix-a-Lot

Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet the one hit wonders! These kittens are the life of the party! Vanilla Ice is a male, domestic short hair. These babies are approximately 4 months old and litter box trained. They love to play among themselves and with their mom. These kittens are well socialized but can swat at hands and feet in an attempt to play. This play is all in fun but could scare small children. The wonders love a laser pointer and just about any other type of cat toy you can find! Even a shoe lace is exciting! The wonders have, in small increments, met dogs and was okay with them but these dogs didn't give chase to them. They have not met cats or kittens outside of their family but love to play and snuggle with each other. The one hit wonders would love to make themselves a part of your family!”
Photo: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue