October 05, 2021

25 Dogs and Cats Available for Zero Adoption Fee at Cincinnati Animal CARE This Weekend

Hamilton County humane society Cincinnati Animal CARE has been at "code red" for 139 days, which means they have had fewer than 10 empty kennels in their shelter ... for that entire timespan.

To help get their sweet dogs and cats into forever homes and out of the shelter, they're running a special promotion this weekend. On Oct. 9 and 10, they'll be waiving adoption fees for all animals older than 6 months, "with hopes of finally clearing out the shelter and getting the population under control," says Cincinnati Animal CARE in a release.

The organization took over Hamilton County's shelter from the SPCA in August of 2020.

"We're hopeful, 14 months later, we can finally start from zero and get our heads above water," says Ray Anderson, Cincinnati Animal CARE's Media and Community Relations Manager, in a release. "If you're considering adopting an animal, this is the weekend to do it."

And, just because adoption fees are waived doesn't mean the adoption process is eliminated. Cincinnati Animal CARE will still be screening all potential new pet parents and offering adoption counseling.

The shelter is open noon-6 daily and is located at 3949 Colerain Ave., Northside.

For more information and to see all available animals, visit cincinnatianimalcare.org.

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Zatara
Age: 3 Years / Breed: Chihuahua, Long Coat Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Zatara is such a sweet, adorable little girl. She made herself right at home in her foster home and does well with other dogs and with cats. She likes to play and take walks, but her very favorite thing is to hang out with her people- she Loves her people - and how could anyone not love her?! This little 3 year old is looking for a family that will treat her like the queen she is! If you are interested in Zatara, apply today!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Zatara

Age: 3 Years / Breed: Chihuahua, Long Coat Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Zatara is such a sweet, adorable little girl. She made herself right at home in her foster home and does well with other dogs and with cats. She likes to play and take walks, but her very favorite thing is to hang out with her people- she Loves her people - and how could anyone not love her?! This little 3 year old is looking for a family that will treat her like the queen she is! If you are interested in Zatara, apply today!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Bobblehead
Age: 2 Years / Breed: Terrier, American Staffordshire Mix / Sex: Male/ Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Bobblehead

Age: 2 Years / Breed: Terrier, American Staffordshire Mix / Sex: Male/ Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Norman
Age: 4 Years / Breed: Border Collie Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Meet Norman! This absolutely beautiful boy will thrive in a home where he's the only pet, so he can get all the attention he absolutely deserves. He's also best suited to a quieter, low traffic home, and finds the best company with adults and older teenagers."
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Norman

Age: 4 Years / Breed: Border Collie Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Meet Norman! This absolutely beautiful boy will thrive in a home where he's the only pet, so he can get all the attention he absolutely deserves. He's also best suited to a quieter, low traffic home, and finds the best company with adults and older teenagers."
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
O'Brien
Age: 1 Year / Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback/Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"O'Brien is a very happy boy. He loves to snuggle on the couch or in bed. He likes playing with his toys for short periods of time and then crashing for a nap! O'Brien does alright with cats but seems to be interested in having any doggie siblings. He loves attention from people and is patient with children. O'Brien is house broken and loves to learn new things. He is still learning how to walk with you on a leash. He knows the command sit, when he wants to and when you have a delicious treat to give him as a reward for his hard work! He thinks leaves are little treats on walks and likes to stop for little snack breaks. If you are interested in O'Brien, apply today and email foster.adoption@cincinnatianimalcare.org!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

O'Brien

Age: 1 Year / Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback/Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"O'Brien is a very happy boy. He loves to snuggle on the couch or in bed. He likes playing with his toys for short periods of time and then crashing for a nap! O'Brien does alright with cats but seems to be interested in having any doggie siblings. He loves attention from people and is patient with children. O'Brien is house broken and loves to learn new things. He is still learning how to walk with you on a leash. He knows the command sit, when he wants to and when you have a delicious treat to give him as a reward for his hard work! He thinks leaves are little treats on walks and likes to stop for little snack breaks. If you are interested in O'Brien, apply today and email [email protected]!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Queen Lillian
Age: 6 Years / Breed: Siamese Mix / Sex: Website says male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Queen Lillian

Age: 6 Years / Breed: Siamese Mix / Sex: Website says male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Silas
Age: 10 Years / Breed: Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Meet Silas! This cutie is blind but gets around well once he learns a route- he is a fast learner! All he needs is some kiss sounds to find you and curl up on your lap! He is crate trained and housebroken if kept on a schedule. He is very very friendly and greets everyone! He doesn't mind cats at all and is happy to just be apart of the group! this senior cutie is ready for a forever home for his senior years! Apply today to meet Silas!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Silas

Age: 10 Years / Breed: Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Meet Silas! This cutie is blind but gets around well once he learns a route- he is a fast learner! All he needs is some kiss sounds to find you and curl up on your lap! He is crate trained and housebroken if kept on a schedule. He is very very friendly and greets everyone! He doesn't mind cats at all and is happy to just be apart of the group! this senior cutie is ready for a forever home for his senior years! Apply today to meet Silas!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Sherman
Age: 2 Years / Breed: Bulldog, American Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Sherman is both silly and sweet! He doesn't love being at the shelter and is dreaming of a home of his own with lots of treats, toys and a big couch. He enjoys his walks and loves being outside and rolling around in the grass (or dirt, he's not picky!) At just over 2 years old, Sherman hasn't lost hope that the perfect family will come and find him. He is lots of fun and has plenty of energy if you're in the mood to play, but he's also perfectly content to sprawl out under a tree in the shade and watch the world go by. Come meet Sherman, he'll be waiting for you!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Sherman

Age: 2 Years / Breed: Bulldog, American Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Sherman is both silly and sweet! He doesn't love being at the shelter and is dreaming of a home of his own with lots of treats, toys and a big couch. He enjoys his walks and loves being outside and rolling around in the grass (or dirt, he's not picky!) At just over 2 years old, Sherman hasn't lost hope that the perfect family will come and find him. He is lots of fun and has plenty of energy if you're in the mood to play, but he's also perfectly content to sprawl out under a tree in the shade and watch the world go by. Come meet Sherman, he'll be waiting for you!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Shelly
Age: 1 Year / Breed: Domestic Medium Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Shelly

Age: 1 Year / Breed: Domestic Medium Hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Pop
Age: 1 Year / Breed: Domestic Shorthair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Meet our adorable special needs cat POP! She has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a very manageable condition that makes animals walk a little funny. They are often called wobbly cats. CH cats live a very normal life. They often adapt quickly and learn to compensate for balance issues. They require a HIGH sided litter box with a LOW entrance which allows them to use the bathroom without falling over. NO STAIRS. Some are able to navigate a few steps depending on their level of disability but if severe they are not able to safely go up and down them. POP loves affection AND other cats. She would be considered moderate. This does not effect her quality of life. She very much enjoys life and would love to be in a permanent home with her forever family. Once you meet her your heart will melt like butter on POPcorn."
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Pop

Age: 1 Year / Breed: Domestic Shorthair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Meet our adorable special needs cat POP! She has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a very manageable condition that makes animals walk a little funny. They are often called wobbly cats. CH cats live a very normal life. They often adapt quickly and learn to compensate for balance issues. They require a HIGH sided litter box with a LOW entrance which allows them to use the bathroom without falling over. NO STAIRS. Some are able to navigate a few steps depending on their level of disability but if severe they are not able to safely go up and down them. POP loves affection AND other cats. She would be considered moderate. This does not effect her quality of life. She very much enjoys life and would love to be in a permanent home with her forever family. Once you meet her your heart will melt like butter on POPcorn."
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE
Ivy
Age: 4 Years / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull Mix / Sex: Female/ Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Hi. I'm Ivy. I want to be your best friend.. do you want to be mine? I am a little shy at first, but warm up quickly and will approach you with the cutest wiggly butt and wagging tail. I love treats and am really good at sitting! I love when my human friends get excited and try to play with me, it gives me zoomies and I will race around the room! I may be a little immature, but I am very smart and love to learn. I am currently in a foster home getting lots of treats so please call the shelter or email the foster care coordinator at foster.adoption@cincinnatianimalcare.org to meet me today!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE

Ivy

Age: 4 Years / Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull Mix / Sex: Female/ Rescue: Cincinnati Animal CARE
"Hi. I'm Ivy. I want to be your best friend.. do you want to be mine? I am a little shy at first, but warm up quickly and will approach you with the cutest wiggly butt and wagging tail. I love treats and am really good at sitting! I love when my human friends get excited and try to play with me, it gives me zoomies and I will race around the room! I may be a little immature, but I am very smart and love to learn. I am currently in a foster home getting lots of treats so please call the shelter or email the foster care coordinator at [email protected] to meet me today!"
Photo: Cincinnati Animal CARE