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Dogs Available for Adoption

Ace

Ace

This handsome boy is Ace. He's an approximately 2 year old pit bull mix who weighs about 40 pounds. He loves to play with his tennis ball and squeaky toys, run in the back yard, or just curl up for a nap.

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.

Anna Banana

Anna Banana

Hello! My name is Anna Banana, and I am a 1.5 year old, 40 lbs lab mix. I am a big ball of love and playfulness.

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!

Felicia

Felicia

Hi, my name is Felicia and I am looking for a place to call home and a special family that will love me forever! I only weigh 9 pounds so I don't take up a lot of room.

Isabelle

Isabelle

Are you looking for a versatile companion that could jog and play fetch during the day, or snuggle up on the couch at night?

Kiwi

Kiwi

Hello! My name is Kiwi and I am a youngster at only 4 months of age. No one is quite sure what breed I am. Their best guess is just a hound mix.

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy is a sweet 7 year old female boxer/lab/pit mix weighing about 55 lbs. She's a very affectionate girl with a ridiculously cute nubby tail that wags a mile a minute.

Raven

Raven

Hi! My name is Raven. I'm a two-year-old, 50 pound lab mix.

Rosy

Rosy

Rosy is a five-year old American Pit Bull Terrier who was found as a stray and taken to a local shelter. Rosy is wonderful with people, and also lives with children in her current foster home, whom she adores.

Wilson

Wilson

Wilson is a 1 year old pit bull type mix. He is full of life and love.

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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Contact Info

PO Box 211
Powell, OH 43065
 
P: 614.354.5480
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