Directory of Animal Shelters in Ohio

Looking for a new pet? Please consider adopting a new dog or puppy from an animal shelter in Ohio. You’ll find information on all of the animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue groups we’ve partnered with in Ohio below. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Ohio.

Pet Friendly Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter
Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is a temporary home for lost and stray dogs. Anywhere from 50-80 dogs come in weekly. The dog is held for 72 hours to give potential owners a chance to find their lost pet. After 72 hours the dogs are placed for adoption. The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter addresses any health issues (complicated & routine), thanks to the Dick Goddard Best Friend's Medical Relief Fund. See Details
Pet Friendly Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is the largest and oldest greyhound adoption organization in the state of Ohio. At the time of our inception, in 1993, greyhounds were rarely seen in Ohio. Today, you'll see greyhounds nearly everywhere you go. Greyhounds make WONDERFUL pets! See Details
One of A Kind Pet Rescue One of A Kind Pet Rescue is dedicated to saving animal lives, rescuing pets in imminent danger of euthanasia, spaying/neutering and adoption of homeless animals into appropriate, loving homes. See Details
The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, adoption, and lifelong care of senior dogs abandoned in pounds and shelters. They rescue senior dogs primarily from shelters in Northeast Ohio. All of their dogs now come from shelters rather than from the public because of the high demand for spaces in our rescue. See Details
Athens County Dog Shelter Partnering with the Athens community to provide shelter and care and affection to abandoned, surrendered, or stray dogs until suitable homes are found. To eliminate cruelty, neglect and abuse of dogs in Athens County and surrounding areas. To educate community members on the correct treatment of dogs, and to uphold Ohio laws regarding such treatment. See Details
Lil Paw Prints Animal Rescue Haven We are an ALL volunteer, no paid employee, foster home based no kill animal rescue. We run strictly out of foster homes as we have no shelter building. We receive no government funding. We are a Self-Funded Non-Profit. We rely on our adoption fees, surrender fees and the kindness of the public to keep our rescue running.

We rescue puppies and dogs from the High Kill shelters/pounds and give them a second chance at a wonderful life with their forever family. We also, when the space allows, take in owner surrenders.
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The Champaign County Animal Welfare League In addition to pet adoptions, The Champaign County Animal Welfare League in Mechanisburg, OH provides a low cost spay and neuter clinic for the community, as well as an indoor dog park, fenced outdoor dog park and several miles of pet-friendly trails. The popular facility also offers a complete grooming area and petting zoo. Mechanicsburg mutts can enjoy access to everything for a membership fee, which goes towards the upkeep of the trails and all other amenities. See Details
Animal Shelter Society As a private, non-profit organization, the Animal Shelter Society exists to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of homeless animals in Muskingum County through the dedicated efforts of employees and volunteers and the generous support of our caring community. See Details
Lake Humane Society & Adoption Center Lake Humane Society & Adoption Center in Mentor, OH, has been dedicated to the welfare and protection of animals since 1937. The organization is focused on the relief of suffering and the prevention of cruelty and abuse to animals, and it relies solely on contributions made by members of the community. Lake Humane Society set up low-cost wellness clinics which provide a convenient and affordable way for owners to keep up vaccinations for their pets. Spay and neutering surgeries and microchipping are also offered to pet owners in the community. Members of the public can donate, adopt, volunteer or foster to help Lake Humane Society protect animals and continue to build connections between pets and people. See Details
SPCA Cincinnati The SPCA Cincinnati offers many programs and services, including animal adoptions, animal cruelty investigations, spaying and neutering shelter animals, animal rescue, foster care, obedience training, and the area’s most extensive humane education program. See Details