November 19, 2020

A Palate-Cleansing Slideshow of 25 Innocent, Adoptable 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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Amos
Age: 4 Years / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Famous (3 years old) & Amos (4 years old) are two of the sweetest guys around!! This dynamic duo is full of energy and love. They weigh about 6 lbs and are crate trained & house trained. While they have not met kids yet, they both enjoy meeting new people! Famous is a little more shy, but only takes a minute or so before he’ll be your best friend. Famous & Amos get along with the kittens and other small and medium dogs in their foster home. They love to play with the other dogs! Famous is working on sharing toys, but has made quick progress. This pair absolutely loves to snuggle with their people!! They can’t wait for their furever couch, a blanket, and their very own people.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Amos

Age: 4 Years / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Famous (3 years old) & Amos (4 years old) are two of the sweetest guys around!! This dynamic duo is full of energy and love. They weigh about 6 lbs and are crate trained & house trained. While they have not met kids yet, they both enjoy meeting new people! Famous is a little more shy, but only takes a minute or so before he’ll be your best friend. Famous & Amos get along with the kittens and other small and medium dogs in their foster home. They love to play with the other dogs! Famous is working on sharing toys, but has made quick progress. This pair absolutely loves to snuggle with their people!! They can’t wait for their furever couch, a blanket, and their very own people.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Arrivederci
Age: 5 Weeks / Breed: Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“These adorable little pups came into rescue at only 5 weeks old. They were riddled with worms, parasites and a tough ringworm infection! After a lot of love, care and medicine, they are now happy, healthy pups ready to say GOODBYE to rescue and HELLO to their forever homes!
These pups were born August 3rd, making them around 15 weeks of age. Their mom was reported to be a Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix but their father is unknown. Based on how different these puppies look, it's tough to even guess Dad's breed! Because we did not have mom or dad in rescue, we can not guarantee the puppies' breed, adult weight and size, but based on their current weights (12-15 pounds each) we would guess for them to grow to be medium size dogs. The Goodbye pups have been exposed to other dogs, cats and handled by children. They are happy and well socialized! Because their foster family was focused on getting them healthy, they are not potty trained and have not started obedience training, so they will be a clean slate for their future families!The Goodbye pups have been through a lot in their short lives, but now that they are healthy and happy, they are ready for their forever homes”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Arrivederci

Age: 5 Weeks / Breed: Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“These adorable little pups came into rescue at only 5 weeks old. They were riddled with worms, parasites and a tough ringworm infection! After a lot of love, care and medicine, they are now happy, healthy pups ready to say GOODBYE to rescue and HELLO to their forever homes! These pups were born August 3rd, making them around 15 weeks of age. Their mom was reported to be a Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix but their father is unknown. Based on how different these puppies look, it's tough to even guess Dad's breed! Because we did not have mom or dad in rescue, we can not guarantee the puppies' breed, adult weight and size, but based on their current weights (12-15 pounds each) we would guess for them to grow to be medium size dogs. The Goodbye pups have been exposed to other dogs, cats and handled by children. They are happy and well socialized! Because their foster family was focused on getting them healthy, they are not potty trained and have not started obedience training, so they will be a clean slate for their future families!The Goodbye pups have been through a lot in their short lives, but now that they are healthy and happy, they are ready for their forever homes”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Bailey
Age: 2 Years / Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Meet Bailey! She is two years old and about 20 lbs. We think she is a min pin mix of some sort. She is full of energy!! This girl loves to run, jump, chase, sniff, chew and play! She would do well with an active adopter with a fenced yard so she can run. She is improving on leash walking - she still pulls and is reactive to other dogs (not aggressive, just very playful), but she can get the hang of it with some training! She loves to play so much that she can get a bit nippy, so she would do best with older kids or adults. Bailey is not a big fan of cats and will chase. She loves to fetch her ball or rope toy, but is still learning the "bring it back" part! Bailey knows sit, lay down and beg (if she sees that a treat is involved!!) and is working on stay and paw. She loves to spend her inside downtime looking out the window at the world. If you're looking for an active dog to play with and are willing to put in some work training, ”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Bailey

Age: 2 Years / Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Meet Bailey! She is two years old and about 20 lbs. We think she is a min pin mix of some sort. She is full of energy!! This girl loves to run, jump, chase, sniff, chew and play! She would do well with an active adopter with a fenced yard so she can run. She is improving on leash walking - she still pulls and is reactive to other dogs (not aggressive, just very playful), but she can get the hang of it with some training! She loves to play so much that she can get a bit nippy, so she would do best with older kids or adults. Bailey is not a big fan of cats and will chase. She loves to fetch her ball or rope toy, but is still learning the "bring it back" part! Bailey knows sit, lay down and beg (if she sees that a treat is involved!!) and is working on stay and paw. She loves to spend her inside downtime looking out the window at the world. If you're looking for an active dog to play with and are willing to put in some work training, ”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Bobby
Age: 2 Years / Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Introducing Bobby. He is a 2 year old Blue Heeler mix who weighs around 40 lbs. Bobby loves car rides, zoomies in the backyard and snuggle time. Bobby knows commands such as sit, stay and is potty trained. This sweet boy is great on a leash and loves to go for neighborhood walks. He does good in a crate but doesn’t willingly go in, a little treat bribing always works! Bobby loves to play with his two foster sisters, 15 pound schnauzer mix and 110 pound Newfoundland. Due to his herding breed he can be nippy during play, be he is easily redirected. He would probably prosper best in a home with older kids. Bobby has been diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. This means as he ages the signs and symptoms of lyme may show up and need treatment, but may never have signs or symptoms.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Bobby

Age: 2 Years / Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Introducing Bobby. He is a 2 year old Blue Heeler mix who weighs around 40 lbs. Bobby loves car rides, zoomies in the backyard and snuggle time. Bobby knows commands such as sit, stay and is potty trained. This sweet boy is great on a leash and loves to go for neighborhood walks. He does good in a crate but doesn’t willingly go in, a little treat bribing always works! Bobby loves to play with his two foster sisters, 15 pound schnauzer mix and 110 pound Newfoundland. Due to his herding breed he can be nippy during play, be he is easily redirected. He would probably prosper best in a home with older kids. Bobby has been diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. This means as he ages the signs and symptoms of lyme may show up and need treatment, but may never have signs or symptoms.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Casper
Age: 3 Years / Breed: Great Pyrenees / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Say hello to Casper! This majestic man is a 3-year-old, 105-pound Great Pyrenees. He's a well-behaved boy who knows basic commands and walks well on a leash when he knows his person is in control. True to his breed, Casper loves patrolling his yard and will alert his family any time there's activity around his home. He'd love a family that spends a lot of time outdoors and has a large fenced-in yard for him to enjoy. He can be wary of strangers and responds well to slow introductions--he'll let you know when he's ready to be friends! And once you've gained his trust, you'll have a loyal companion who follows you around everywhere. Small children and homes with a lot of noise and activity tend to make him anxious, so Casper is asking for his future family to be kid-free. He's fostered with cats, who he enjoys following around and sniffing, and dogs of all sizes, though he prefers other low-key, independent dogs.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Casper

Age: 3 Years / Breed: Great Pyrenees / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Say hello to Casper! This majestic man is a 3-year-old, 105-pound Great Pyrenees. He's a well-behaved boy who knows basic commands and walks well on a leash when he knows his person is in control. True to his breed, Casper loves patrolling his yard and will alert his family any time there's activity around his home. He'd love a family that spends a lot of time outdoors and has a large fenced-in yard for him to enjoy. He can be wary of strangers and responds well to slow introductions--he'll let you know when he's ready to be friends! And once you've gained his trust, you'll have a loyal companion who follows you around everywhere. Small children and homes with a lot of noise and activity tend to make him anxious, so Casper is asking for his future family to be kid-free. He's fostered with cats, who he enjoys following around and sniffing, and dogs of all sizes, though he prefers other low-key, independent dogs.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Darla
Age: Adult / Breed: Beagle / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Meet Darla! This sweet, silly, playful female Beagle mix would love to become a part of your family, and is proof that age is just a number! She is housebroken, crate trained, spayed, up to date on all shots, and on heartworm and flea and tick prevention. When Darla came to SAAP, she was extremely overnight, in pain from a pinched nerve in her neck, as well as a UTI, so was placed on medical hold for some much needed TLC with her foster family. She is feeling so much better after being put on a diet, which resulted in a weight reduction of 25%! Her neck was treated with rest and steroids, and has improved greatly, but will require long term pain medication. Darla was also put on Royal Canin Urinary SO Dog Food while in SAAP's care to prevent and/or slow down any more development of crystals in her urine, which should be continued once she is in her Forever Home.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program

Darla

Age: Adult / Breed: Beagle / Sex: Female / Rescue: Stray Animal Adoption Program
“Meet Darla! This sweet, silly, playful female Beagle mix would love to become a part of your family, and is proof that age is just a number! She is housebroken, crate trained, spayed, up to date on all shots, and on heartworm and flea and tick prevention. When Darla came to SAAP, she was extremely overnight, in pain from a pinched nerve in her neck, as well as a UTI, so was placed on medical hold for some much needed TLC with her foster family. She is feeling so much better after being put on a diet, which resulted in a weight reduction of 25%! Her neck was treated with rest and steroids, and has improved greatly, but will require long term pain medication. Darla was also put on Royal Canin Urinary SO Dog Food while in SAAP's care to prevent and/or slow down any more development of crystals in her urine, which should be continued once she is in her Forever Home.”
Photo: Stray Animal Adoption Program
Dee-Lite
Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Long hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet the one hit wonders! These kittens are the life of the party! One kitten, Dee-Lite is a domestic long hair and her litter mates are all 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

Dee-Lite

Age: 4 Months / Breed: Domestic Long hair / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Meet the one hit wonders! These kittens are the life of the party! One kitten, Dee-Lite is a domestic long hair and her litter mates are all 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
Dorothy
Age: 7 Months / Breed: Boxer Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“This is Dorothy! Dorothy is a 7 month old boxer mix and weighs about 35 lbs. She loves to play fetch, follow her humans around the house, and LOVES attention. She doesn't mind being in her crate and we are working on potty training. Dorothy is full of energy, but will easily match your energy if you're trying to relax. She is living with three large dogs and cats in her foster home and is going great with them.She can be timid with other dogs at first and is definitely the submissive type, but warms up very quickly. She is still learning not to jump on people when she's excited and how to properly walk on a leash, but is very smart so I'm sure he will learn her manners quickly. If you think Dorothy would be a perfect match into your family, apply today! ”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Dorothy

Age: 7 Months / Breed: Boxer Mix / Sex: Female / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“This is Dorothy! Dorothy is a 7 month old boxer mix and weighs about 35 lbs. She loves to play fetch, follow her humans around the house, and LOVES attention. She doesn't mind being in her crate and we are working on potty training. Dorothy is full of energy, but will easily match your energy if you're trying to relax. She is living with three large dogs and cats in her foster home and is going great with them.She can be timid with other dogs at first and is definitely the submissive type, but warms up very quickly. She is still learning not to jump on people when she's excited and how to properly walk on a leash, but is very smart so I'm sure he will learn her manners quickly. If you think Dorothy would be a perfect match into your family, apply today! ”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Eliott
Age: 1 Year / Breed: Shepherd Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Elliott is a one year old, 28 pound, shepherd mix who will steal your heart in an instant! This guy warmed up quickly in his foster home and is so sweet! He likes to be where the humans are and would be happy to keep you company whether it’s on a walk or on the couch. Be prepared for lots of love and snuggles while relaxing with him! Elliott likes to play fetch and walks well on a leash. He is potty trained and perfecting his crate training. Elliott already knows some basic commands, like “sit” and seems like a quick learner. He is fostered with another dog who he does well with and seems to appreciate the company of other dogs. Elliott is a happy-go-lucky kind of pup that is sure to make his forever home question how they ever lived without him!”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Eliott

Age: 1 Year / Breed: Shepherd Mix / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Elliott is a one year old, 28 pound, shepherd mix who will steal your heart in an instant! This guy warmed up quickly in his foster home and is so sweet! He likes to be where the humans are and would be happy to keep you company whether it’s on a walk or on the couch. Be prepared for lots of love and snuggles while relaxing with him! Elliott likes to play fetch and walks well on a leash. He is potty trained and perfecting his crate training. Elliott already knows some basic commands, like “sit” and seems like a quick learner. He is fostered with another dog who he does well with and seems to appreciate the company of other dogs. Elliott is a happy-go-lucky kind of pup that is sure to make his forever home question how they ever lived without him!”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
Famous
Age: 3 Years / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Famous (3 years old) & Amos (4 years old) are two of the sweetest guys around!! This dynamic duo is full of energy and love. They weigh about 6 lbs and are crate trained & house trained. While they have not met kids yet, they both enjoy meeting new people! Famous is a little more shy, but only takes a minute or so before he’ll be your best friend. Famous & Amos get along with the kittens and other small and medium dogs in their foster home. They love to play with the other dogs! Famous is working on sharing toys, but has made quick progress. This pair absolutely loves to snuggle with their people!! They can’t wait for their furever couch, a blanket, and their very own people.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Famous

Age: 3 Years / Breed: Chihuahua / Sex: Male / Rescue: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue
“Famous (3 years old) & Amos (4 years old) are two of the sweetest guys around!! This dynamic duo is full of energy and love. They weigh about 6 lbs and are crate trained & house trained. While they have not met kids yet, they both enjoy meeting new people! Famous is a little more shy, but only takes a minute or so before he’ll be your best friend. Famous & Amos get along with the kittens and other small and medium dogs in their foster home. They love to play with the other dogs! Famous is working on sharing toys, but has made quick progress. This pair absolutely loves to snuggle with their people!! They can’t wait for their furever couch, a blanket, and their very own people.”
Photo: Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue