September 17, 2020

29 Adoptable Dogs and Cats to Keep You Company as the World Burns

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 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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Riggs
Age: 2 years / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
“Unfortunately my owner developed a medical condition so was unable to care for me. Eventually I was returned to the rescue and am currently living with my original foster mom/dad. As you can see, I’m a big boy for my age. It might take me a little bit to get settled but once I do I'm very sweet, I love to sit on the couch and watch TV with you!”
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue

Riggs

Age: 2 years / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
“Unfortunately my owner developed a medical condition so was unable to care for me. Eventually I was returned to the rescue and am currently living with my original foster mom/dad. As you can see, I’m a big boy for my age. It might take me a little bit to get settled but once I do I'm very sweet, I love to sit on the couch and watch TV with you!”
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
Gronk
Age: 2.5 Years Old / Breed: Pitt Bull Terrier / Sex: Male / Rescue: Adore-A-Bull Rescue  
“Hi! ? My name is GRONK! My foster family sometimes calls me Wonky Gronky because my right ear doesn’t lay down, I have two different color eyes and I have an underbite - but they say that’s part of what makes me so irresistibly cute! ? The other part comes from my sweet, human-adoring personality!"
Photo: Adore-A-Bull Rescue

Gronk

Age: 2.5 Years Old / Breed: Pitt Bull Terrier / Sex: Male / Rescue: Adore-A-Bull Rescue
“Hi! ? My name is GRONK! My foster family sometimes calls me Wonky Gronky because my right ear doesn’t lay down, I have two different color eyes and I have an underbite - but they say that’s part of what makes me so irresistibly cute! ? The other part comes from my sweet, human-adoring personality!"
Photo: Adore-A-Bull Rescue
Andy Dandy
Age: 3 years / Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Sweet Dream Rescue House
“Andy Dandy is a fun loving boy looking for a furever home! He's a 3 year old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, fully grown at 45lbs. He is dog and kid friendly, housebroken and crate trained. Andy Dandy needs a home with an active lifestyle -- he has lots of playful energy. He'd love a home with a fenced yard. He would also make a good running/hiking partner.”
Photo: Sweet Dream Rescue House

Andy Dandy

Age: 3 years / Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Sweet Dream Rescue House
“Andy Dandy is a fun loving boy looking for a furever home! He's a 3 year old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, fully grown at 45lbs. He is dog and kid friendly, housebroken and crate trained. Andy Dandy needs a home with an active lifestyle -- he has lots of playful energy. He'd love a home with a fenced yard. He would also make a good running/hiking partner.”
Photo: Sweet Dream Rescue House
Athena
Age: Adult / Breed: Mixed Breed/ Sex: Female / Rescue: Campbell County Animal Shelter
“Athena is a young,ball of energy. She listens very well and is a fast learner. She loves to sit in your lap and give you kisses. She loves to go for walks and play. Athena loves kids and likes getting attention from them and everyone else. Athena has lots of love to give and will certainly make her new family happy.”
Photo: Campbell County Animal Shelter

Athena

Age: Adult / Breed: Mixed Breed/ Sex: Female / Rescue: Campbell County Animal Shelter
“Athena is a young,ball of energy. She listens very well and is a fast learner. She loves to sit in your lap and give you kisses. She loves to go for walks and play. Athena loves kids and likes getting attention from them and everyone else. Athena has lots of love to give and will certainly make her new family happy.”
Photo: Campbell County Animal Shelter
Bayard
Age: 3 years / Breed: Beagle Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation 
“Pleasantly plump at around 40lbs, Bayard was certainly well fed--so we suspect he'd not been on his own for long. After a brief stay as a county pound, his pal got adopted and Bayard upgraded to a room at STAF. His tail has not stopped wagging since, putting him in the running for happiest pup on the planet! (His big smile pretty much says it all!) Super friendly and calm, Bayard loves taking leisurely walks, sniffing everything in sight beagle-style. While he has passed evaluations for doggy daycare, he does get jealous and grumbly when it comes to sharing human attention with another dog. May be happier as an only child”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Bayard

Age: 3 years / Breed: Beagle Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Pleasantly plump at around 40lbs, Bayard was certainly well fed--so we suspect he'd not been on his own for long. After a brief stay as a county pound, his pal got adopted and Bayard upgraded to a room at STAF. His tail has not stopped wagging since, putting him in the running for happiest pup on the planet! (His big smile pretty much says it all!) Super friendly and calm, Bayard loves taking leisurely walks, sniffing everything in sight beagle-style. While he has passed evaluations for doggy daycare, he does get jealous and grumbly when it comes to sharing human attention with another dog. May be happier as an only child”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation
Bellatrix
Age: 3 years / Breed: Boxer / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"This pup was found living outside with her 8 puppies. She was underweight when she first arrived into our home. 6 weeks later she is almost to a healthy weight and adjusting to indoor living. Bellatrix is a sweet dog and loves getting petted by all. She has done around kids as long as they are respectful of her. She prefers dogs that are calm because that's how she is. She will definitely need a human to show her some love and teach her how to just be a dog. She would love a fenced in yard to play in as well. She can't wait to join your home and try out her new dog bed!"
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Bellatrix

Age: 3 years / Breed: Boxer / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
"This pup was found living outside with her 8 puppies. She was underweight when she first arrived into our home. 6 weeks later she is almost to a healthy weight and adjusting to indoor living. Bellatrix is a sweet dog and loves getting petted by all. She has done around kids as long as they are respectful of her. She prefers dogs that are calm because that's how she is. She will definitely need a human to show her some love and teach her how to just be a dog. She would love a fenced in yard to play in as well. She can't wait to join your home and try out her new dog bed!"
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Boo Boo Bear
Age: 2 years/ Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
“I was adopted as kitten and returned over a year later due to no fault of mine. Unfortunately the people that adopted me didn’t spend much time with me so now it takes me a bit to warm up to new people. It took me almost 2 months to become best buds with my foster mom but now I love attention from her, and I’m a big snuggle butt. If you’re willing to give me the time I will be your best friend. I really love other friendly cats so I need a home with at least one other.”
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue

Boo Boo Bear

Age: 2 years/ Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
“I was adopted as kitten and returned over a year later due to no fault of mine. Unfortunately the people that adopted me didn’t spend much time with me so now it takes me a bit to warm up to new people. It took me almost 2 months to become best buds with my foster mom but now I love attention from her, and I’m a big snuggle butt. If you’re willing to give me the time I will be your best friend. I really love other friendly cats so I need a home with at least one other.”
Photo: Crazy Cats Animal Rescue
Buddy
Age: 8-9 Years Old / Breed: Jack Russel Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save Our Shelter Dogs
“Buddy came to us under very sad circumstances. He is a very sweet 8-9 year old mix. He had severe dental disease and has had all of his teeth removed. He can be a little shy starting off, but warms up quickly. He doesn’t like sudden moves or being grabbed at so a home with older children would be best. He would also like to be the only pet.”
Photo: Save Our Shelter Dogs

Buddy

Age: 8-9 Years Old / Breed: Jack Russel Terrier Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Save Our Shelter Dogs
“Buddy came to us under very sad circumstances. He is a very sweet 8-9 year old mix. He had severe dental disease and has had all of his teeth removed. He can be a little shy starting off, but warms up quickly. He doesn’t like sudden moves or being grabbed at so a home with older children would be best. He would also like to be the only pet.”
Photo: Save Our Shelter Dogs
Cedric
Age: 11 years / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Sweet Dream Rescue House
“He is very much content to have a warm lap and someone to talk too. He does not like other cats, they give him anxiety and stress. He would do best in a quiet household with no other cats or boisterous dogs. Thomas lost his previous home when the new cat began picking on him and he started having behavioral problems. Since he has been out of that environment he has done very well, he is very affectionate, loves to be carried and held. This senior gentleman really deserves a quiet home with someone who can appreciate his quiet nature.”
Photo: Sweet Dream Rescue House.

Cedric

Age: 11 years / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: Sweet Dream Rescue House
“He is very much content to have a warm lap and someone to talk too. He does not like other cats, they give him anxiety and stress. He would do best in a quiet household with no other cats or boisterous dogs. Thomas lost his previous home when the new cat began picking on him and he started having behavioral problems. Since he has been out of that environment he has done very well, he is very affectionate, loves to be carried and held. This senior gentleman really deserves a quiet home with someone who can appreciate his quiet nature.”
Photo: Sweet Dream Rescue House.
Della
Age: 9 Years Old / Breed: Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian Mix / Sex: Female/ Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Since her arrival, Della has spent time in a foster home and on a trial home visit with a potential adopter. We've learned that she doesn't like to be alone ... a common anxiety among dogs who--for one reason or another--have been separated from the family they know and love. She does take great comfort in having canine company, so we are in search of a forever home that includes another dog. From Della's foster mom: "What a doll! She is sweet, playful and very cuddly. Della walks beautifully on leash and is not reactive to people/dogs on our walks. Della really likes people of all ages. She will need to be in a home with another dog I think. She does fantastic with my pack. I’ve seen no anxiety at all. She picked up on our routine quickly. I crate her if I leave the house.”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation

Della

Age: 9 Years Old / Breed: Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian Mix / Sex: Female/ Rescue: Save the Animals Foundation
“Since her arrival, Della has spent time in a foster home and on a trial home visit with a potential adopter. We've learned that she doesn't like to be alone ... a common anxiety among dogs who--for one reason or another--have been separated from the family they know and love. She does take great comfort in having canine company, so we are in search of a forever home that includes another dog. From Della's foster mom: "What a doll! She is sweet, playful and very cuddly. Della walks beautifully on leash and is not reactive to people/dogs on our walks. Della really likes people of all ages. She will need to be in a home with another dog I think. She does fantastic with my pack. I’ve seen no anxiety at all. She picked up on our routine quickly. I crate her if I leave the house.”
Photo: Save the Animals Foundation