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Dogs Available for Adoption

Akiro

Akiro

Say hello to Akiro! This gorgeous boy is a show stopper with his striking coloring and quiet regal stance. Yet, for as much attention as Akiro garners, he does not have the confidence to cater to his many admirers.

Alfred

Alfred

I'm Alfred, my foster mom calls me Alfie, and I'm the only one in Roxie's litter (Roxie's my real mom) who got some brindle coloring!

Aloha

Aloha

Aloha is a very energetic and fun-loving girl who loves being outside! She would do best in a house without cats since likes to chase them.

Anne

Anne

My name is Anne. I am a 1 year old hound mix who weighs in at 30lb. I am a puppy at heart, who loves to romp around with my doggie foster brother.

Beckett

Beckett

I'm Beckett, an 8-year old white schnauzer mix. Don't let my age fool you, I have lots of energy and am always on the go! I love going for walks and will challenge you to keep up with me.

Brinkley

Brinkley

Brinkley is a 26 pound Boston Terrier mix that is roughly 2 years old. She was rescued from a shelter that was over capacity and could not continue to keep her much longer.

Bud

Bud

Who knew you could fit so much cute into such a small package?! This adorable man is Bud or "Buddy". He is a Miniature Dachshund and is approximately 7 years old.

Cecelia

Cecelia

Meet Cecelia! This sweet girl is approximately 6 years old and has lots of love and play to share. She is a terrier mix and weighs 30 pounds.

Dan

Dan

Hello! My name is Dan. I am a one-year-old hound mix who is a certified goofball. I get along with everyone that I meet, including kids and felines.

Daphne

Daphne

My name is Daphne, and I am a beautiful redheaded mixed breed. I'm about four years old, and weigh almost 40 pounds.

Delilah

Delilah

Are you looking for a constant companion? Pretty little Delilah is a short 2 year old bundle of joy that absolutely loves every person she meets!

Edgar

Edgar

I’m Edgar, the biggest of the bunch of Roxie’s 8 puppies.  I might be big but I am a sweet, sensitive ball of affection.

Elinor

Elinor

I'm Elinor, super girl! I'm strong and tuff and very playful! And yet I am also pretty quiet, especially when I am being held.

Jim

Jim

Meet Jim! Jim is a 6 lb. Yorkie mix who has a super sweet personality and a wonderful temperament.

Laverne

Laverne

Laverne has had her fair share of ups and downs in her life and she just needs to find a place to call her home.

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy is almost 7 years old. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on all of her shots. She is a very sweet, loving dog and typically is good-nature.

Regis

Regis

I'm Regis, I'm a tall guy and I love playing with my sibs. I'm adventurous, and curious, and like to check out everything around me.

Roxie

Roxie

Roxie loves people, and is very submissive when she first greets you. She will roll on her belly and loves attention. She is neutral around other dogs.

Sarah Jessica Barker

Sarah Jessica Barker

Hello! My name is Sarah Jessica Barker! I am a 1-2 year old, female, pit bull/boxer mix. I weighed 36 pounds the last time I went to the vet.

Stewie

Stewie

Stewie is a 1 year old, 13 lb. Chihuahua mix. Since he has long legs and loves to run, he might be part Greyhound as well.

Adoption Application

If you are interested in adopting a dog, please click on the green arrow below to download an adoption application. Adobe Acrobate Reader is required to view the application.

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Meet a Dog

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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 week-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.  That's a value of over $350.00. You get all that for an adoption fee of only $200.00.

Our Adoption Process

We appreciate your interest in adopting a dog from PAWS. Our goal is to find these deserving dogs permanent homes with compassionate, responsible people like you that desire a canine companion. Our experience has guided us to set a few conditions that adopters must meet to be eligible to adopt a dog, to help ensure a life-long, mutually rewarding relationship.

Adopters must be at least 21 years of age and willing and able to make a 10 – 20 year commitment to a dog. We adopt primarily to residents of central Ohio. We do not adopt out dogs as gifts. Adopters must agree that dogs are companion animals that live primarily indoors (unless in the company of their human while outdoors). If living in a rental property, potential adopters need to provide written confirmation of landlord approval. All pets currently in one's household must be spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, and if canine, be on monthly heartworm preventative; we'll verify this with your veterinarian. Our adoption contract legally binds an adopter to provide ongoing appropriate veterinary care, including a yearly wellness exam, updated vaccinations, year-round heartworm preventative, and emergency care as needed. Please note that our adoption process intentionally involves several steps and can not be completed in one day. It typically takes 1–2 weeks from the time we receive your application until a dog is living in your home. We reserve the right to deny any 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

Our Partners

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Alleviate the financial stress associated with your pet's unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare banner-link. Here's how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelter's website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!

Contact Info

PO Box 211
Powell, OH 43065
 
P: 614.354.5480
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