October 01, 2020

27 Adoptable Dogs and Cats to Comfort You During This Shitshow of an Election Season

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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Mustang Sally
Age: 2 Months Old / Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog & Labrador Retriever Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Mustang Sally is a curious, independent girl. She loves attention and is always up for some quality time with her person, but she's happy to explore the yard and romp in the grass with her siblings, too. She loves to wrestle and tends to be a little more gentle than some of her brothers when they play. If anyone starts to get too wild and rough, she'll let them know they need to take it down a notch.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Mustang Sally

Age: 2 Months Old / Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog & Labrador Retriever Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Mustang Sally is a curious, independent girl. She loves attention and is always up for some quality time with her person, but she's happy to explore the yard and romp in the grass with her siblings, too. She loves to wrestle and tends to be a little more gentle than some of her brothers when they play. If anyone starts to get too wild and rough, she'll let them know they need to take it down a notch.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Carma
Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Boxer / Sex: Female / Rescue: Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue, Inc.
“Hi I am Carma. I am a sweet silly girl. I am a 1 year and 38 lbs but I need to gain more weight. I am a full blooded Boxer. I do not know any strangers and love people of all sizes!
I love toys especially the squeaky ones. I love to run and play with my foster sister and brothers. I will require a high fence done I am pretty agile! Oh yeah I have lots of energy and a very wiggly butt. I am crate and potty trained.”
Photo: Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue, Inc.

Carma

Age: 1 Year Old / Breed: Boxer / Sex: Female / Rescue: Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue, Inc.
“Hi I am Carma. I am a sweet silly girl. I am a 1 year and 38 lbs but I need to gain more weight. I am a full blooded Boxer. I do not know any strangers and love people of all sizes! I love toys especially the squeaky ones. I love to run and play with my foster sister and brothers. I will require a high fence done I am pretty agile! Oh yeah I have lots of energy and a very wiggly butt. I am crate and potty trained.”
Photo: Little Hills of Kentucky Animal Rescue, Inc.
Arthur
Age: 4 Months Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
“Hey there y'all! We're new around these parts, just came up from the South to get away from an awful storm. We're sure thankful to be in Kentucky and away from that mess. We're 4-month-old kittens who love to play, eat, snuggle, sleep, and then repeat. I'm Arthur. We're good with other animals and since we're still so young, we should be fine around kids, too. We're already litter box trained, too! In case you aren't aware, we cats do much better in pairs, so if you're looking to add one of us to your house, maybe consider adopting two (or three!) of us.”
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc

Arthur

Age: 4 Months Old / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
“Hey there y'all! We're new around these parts, just came up from the South to get away from an awful storm. We're sure thankful to be in Kentucky and away from that mess. We're 4-month-old kittens who love to play, eat, snuggle, sleep, and then repeat. I'm Arthur. We're good with other animals and since we're still so young, we should be fine around kids, too. We're already litter box trained, too! In case you aren't aware, we cats do much better in pairs, so if you're looking to add one of us to your house, maybe consider adopting two (or three!) of us.”
Photo: Lucky Tales Rescue, Inc
Bud
Age: 10 Months Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet Bud! Bud is a 10 month old Australian Shepherd mix that weighs about 40 pounds. He is house trained and let’s you know every time he needs to go out. He struggles with some anxiety in the crate but is eventually able to calm down. He needs someone dedicated to showing him that the crate isn’t so scary. Bud is fostered with two other dogs and he does great with them. Bud is the perfect dog for cuddling on the couch or going for a stroll. Bud isn’t always sure about things going on around him and he will take some time to warm up to you. Once he does, he will give you a bunch of kisses and sit right on your lap.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Bud

Age: 10 Months Old / Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet Bud! Bud is a 10 month old Australian Shepherd mix that weighs about 40 pounds. He is house trained and let’s you know every time he needs to go out. He struggles with some anxiety in the crate but is eventually able to calm down. He needs someone dedicated to showing him that the crate isn’t so scary. Bud is fostered with two other dogs and he does great with them. Bud is the perfect dog for cuddling on the couch or going for a stroll. Bud isn’t always sure about things going on around him and he will take some time to warm up to you. Once he does, he will give you a bunch of kisses and sit right on your lap.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Chance
Age: 4 Years / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
““If you’re all alone / When the pretty birds have flown / Honey I’m still free / Take a chance on me!” Abba You couldn’t do better for companionship than this absolutely incredible cat! Perpetually cheerful, Chance is always happy to greet his volunteer friends at the door to his room, to sit in a lap when someone sits on the floor, and to look up with absolute love in his eyes. This bright-eyed tuxedo is fine with other cats with slow introductions, although he initially makes sure newbies know that it is he who rules the room.”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Chance

Age: 4 Years / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
““If you’re all alone / When the pretty birds have flown / Honey I’m still free / Take a chance on me!” Abba You couldn’t do better for companionship than this absolutely incredible cat! Perpetually cheerful, Chance is always happy to greet his volunteer friends at the door to his room, to sit in a lap when someone sits on the floor, and to look up with absolute love in his eyes. This bright-eyed tuxedo is fine with other cats with slow introductions, although he initially makes sure newbies know that it is he who rules the room.”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation
Sugar Mama
Age: 6 Years / Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/ Sex: Female  / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“When she holds her head high, her eyes sparkle and you really see her personality shine
Sugar Mama is sooo easy to get along with! She's 6 years old and a large dog, but so gentle and polite. She doesn't pull on her leash and is very quiet (except snoring!). Her leash-walk style is way low on the register and measures as "mosey" at best. She'll pick up the pace if she really needs to. What is she great at? Walks, sleeping in her crate, sharing space with other dogs, ignoring loud sounds, chewing on toys or not chewing on toys, peeing outside, accepting all cuddles, scratches, and squishes, and KISSES. She is sooo easy and will make someone the sweetest companion!”
Photo:Stray Animal Adoption Program

Sugar Mama

Age: 6 Years / Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/ Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“When she holds her head high, her eyes sparkle and you really see her personality shine Sugar Mama is sooo easy to get along with! She's 6 years old and a large dog, but so gentle and polite. She doesn't pull on her leash and is very quiet (except snoring!). Her leash-walk style is way low on the register and measures as "mosey" at best. She'll pick up the pace if she really needs to. What is she great at? Walks, sleeping in her crate, sharing space with other dogs, ignoring loud sounds, chewing on toys or not chewing on toys, peeing outside, accepting all cuddles, scratches, and squishes, and KISSES. She is sooo easy and will make someone the sweetest companion!”
Photo:Stray Animal Adoption Program
Auggie
Age: 1 Year/ Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male/ Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
“Silly, active, outgoing and affectionate are all character traits of Auggie the awesome. This big, happy-go-lucky orange and white dude alternates between snuggling upside down in your arms like a baby and wriggling impatiently out of your grasp to run and play like a nut. Auggie is also smart and a little mischievous, so watch out! He is easy going with everyone and would be the perfect cat for a lively household. Auggie arrived at STAF in the month of August (hence his name) with a note telling us that he had been found wandering in a park in Ludlow, Kentucky. His rescuers suspected he had been dumped there. Auggie’s friendly demeanor was in evidence immediately, certainly suggesting that he had been someone’s pet, although he had not been neutered or microchipped. Smiles, laughter and love will abound for the lucky family that gives this young guy a home.”
Photo: Save The Animals Foundation

Auggie

Age: 1 Year/ Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male/ Rescue: Save The Animals Foundation
“Silly, active, outgoing and affectionate are all character traits of Auggie the awesome. This big, happy-go-lucky orange and white dude alternates between snuggling upside down in your arms like a baby and wriggling impatiently out of your grasp to run and play like a nut. Auggie is also smart and a little mischievous, so watch out! He is easy going with everyone and would be the perfect cat for a lively household. Auggie arrived at STAF in the month of August (hence his name) with a note telling us that he had been found wandering in a park in Ludlow, Kentucky. His rescuers suspected he had been dumped there. Auggie’s friendly demeanor was in evidence immediately, certainly suggesting that he had been someone’s pet, although he had not been neutered or microchipped. Smiles, laughter and love will abound for the lucky family that gives this young guy a home.”
Photo: Save The Animals Foundation
Ethel
Age: 1 Year/ Breed:Chihuahua & Terrier Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Ethel is a 1 year old terrier mix who is super sweet & loving! She is good with dogs, kids, & cats. Ethel is house and crate trained. She can be a little shy at first but opens up quickly once you offer her attention. She is a polite girl who learns very quickly! Ethel is a leggy girl & is smaller than she looks in pictures, weighing in at ~13 lbs.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Ethel

Age: 1 Year/ Breed:Chihuahua & Terrier Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Ethel is a 1 year old terrier mix who is super sweet & loving! She is good with dogs, kids, & cats. Ethel is house and crate trained. She can be a little shy at first but opens up quickly once you offer her attention. She is a polite girl who learns very quickly! Ethel is a leggy girl & is smaller than she looks in pictures, weighing in at ~13 lbs.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Falkor
Age: Adult / Breed: Great Pyrenees / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“This extra large boy, in many ways, is a true example of his breed, the Great Pyrenees. He is one year old and currently weighs 120lbs. Falkor loves to patrol his property, make sure his flock (or family) is all accounted for, alert of any possible threats but above all, this guy loves to play. He may be the biggest dog you have ever seen, but he is VERY much still a puppy. It is recommended that he goes to a family that has experience with large working dogs and any children be preferably older. He is eager for a job and responds well to structure. Falkor is crate trained, house broken and knows basic commands.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Falkor

Age: Adult / Breed: Great Pyrenees / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“This extra large boy, in many ways, is a true example of his breed, the Great Pyrenees. He is one year old and currently weighs 120lbs. Falkor loves to patrol his property, make sure his flock (or family) is all accounted for, alert of any possible threats but above all, this guy loves to play. He may be the biggest dog you have ever seen, but he is VERY much still a puppy. It is recommended that he goes to a family that has experience with large working dogs and any children be preferably older. He is eager for a job and responds well to structure. Falkor is crate trained, house broken and knows basic commands.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Fergie
Age: 4 Months Old / Breed: Boxer Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“My name’s Fergie and they say I am a boxer mix, estimated to be around four months old, maybe around 15 pounds now. I love napping almost as much as I love playing. The good thing is, toys usually keep me pretty busy so I don’t chew on things I shouldn’t. I know that I should go potty outside, but still need a little reinforcement from my humans. I take a little bit to warm up to new people, and a little longer to warm up to men but I have a foster dad that I play with all the time now. I haven’t been introduced to any pets, but I don’t really mind when they’re near me, I really just want to play with them once I’m comfortable. I am perfectly fine being in my crate, but only if I know my human is around, otherwise I bark for them most of the time. I need a little time to be comfortable in my new home and trust my new family. I would need to be taught how to be gentle with kids but react to “NO” well so I would like you to teach me how. I am looking forward to having time to warm up to you so we can play!”
Photo:  Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Fergie

Age: 4 Months Old / Breed: Boxer Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“My name’s Fergie and they say I am a boxer mix, estimated to be around four months old, maybe around 15 pounds now. I love napping almost as much as I love playing. The good thing is, toys usually keep me pretty busy so I don’t chew on things I shouldn’t. I know that I should go potty outside, but still need a little reinforcement from my humans. I take a little bit to warm up to new people, and a little longer to warm up to men but I have a foster dad that I play with all the time now. I haven’t been introduced to any pets, but I don’t really mind when they’re near me, I really just want to play with them once I’m comfortable. I am perfectly fine being in my crate, but only if I know my human is around, otherwise I bark for them most of the time. I need a little time to be comfortable in my new home and trust my new family. I would need to be taught how to be gentle with kids but react to “NO” well so I would like you to teach me how. I am looking forward to having time to warm up to you so we can play!”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue