Hey everybody, my name is Coraline! I'm a 1-2 year old, 21-pound Beagle! I'm just getting used to being a "house dog" - not sure what that means but hanging out inside and playing with my foster dog and cat brothers and sisters is so much fun.
Lucy is a sweet 8 year old female boxer/lab/pit mix weighing about 50 lbs. She can be both energetic and calmly affectionate, expressing her happiness by wagging her ridiculously cute nubby tail a mile a minute. She's completely house trained and knows Sit, Down, Wait, and Come (very treat-motivated!).
Wilson is a one year old pit bull mix. He is full of life and love. Wilson is very people oriented (no need to ask him to cuddle!) and also loves to do anything his foster brother and sister are doing.
If you are interested in adopting a dog, please click the link below to download an adoption application. Adobe Acrobate Reader is required to view the application.
Upon opening the link, if the adoption application appears within a window browser, do not fill out the form. Instead, click the Save icon that appears within the window browser and download the PDF to your computer. Upon completion of the application, please email to:
All our dogs are in foster care, so complete an application, submit it via email and the foster will contact you to meet the dog.
You can also email us to request an application or call us if you have any questions about a dog at 614-354-5480.
Ready to Go Home
Thanks to partnerships with local vets, all dogs and 8 wk old puppies go home spayed/neutered, vaccinated including rabies vaccination(if over 6 mo.), microchipped, heartworm tested if over 6 mo., on heart worm prevention and wormed a value of over 350.00. You get all that for an adoption fee of $200.00.
Our Adoption Process
You must be 21 years of age. You must be willing to make a ten- to twenty-year commitment to the dog. We do not adopt out of the state of Ohio or to members of the military. We do not adopt out dogs as gifts. All dogs will be INDOOR companions. You must have a secure fenced yard or be committed to multiple daily leash walks in all kinds of weather (snow, heat, ice, pouring rain, etc.) If you are living in a rental property you must provide written proof of landlord approval and payment of any pet deposit. All current pets in the household MUST be spayed/neutered and current on all shots. Veterinarian references are verified. Our adoption contract legally binds you to provide the dog with proper veterinary care, including a yearly wellness exam, up-to-date required vaccinations and emergency care if necessary. You will also keep the dog on monthly heartworm prevention. Our adoption process intentionally takes several steps and cannot be completed in one day. Expect this process to take 1-2 weeks from the time you submit an application to the time the dog will be in your home. We reserve the right to deny an application without explanation.
Note to Adopters
Lassie and Cleo and Rin Tin Tin and Toto don’t show up in rescue. We don’t get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively “trained,” and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They’ve been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They’ve never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They’ve lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They’re scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up.
But we are Rescue and we don’t give up. We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, please don’t come to rescue in the hopes of getting a “bargain,” or indeed of “getting” anything.
Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life — and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this — a rescue dog will make you a better person.
By Diane Morgan
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