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Friends of the Shelter Dogs


Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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We are a small group of Athens County, Ohio, citizens dedicated to the welfare and rescue of dogs from the Athens County Dog Shelter.

About Our Rescue Group:

All the dogs in our care are medically checked by a veterinarian, given all their immunizations and are spayed/neutered before being adopted into loving homes. We also contribute to the medical welfare of dogs remaining in the shelter by donating vaccines or pay for veterinary expenses when the need arises and we have the ability to do so.

We work to place dogs with no-kill rescue groups or find caring foster homes and adopt dogs out ourselves.

Our Adoption Process:

Adopting a dog from the Friends of the Shelter Dogs will require an adoption fee and the signing of an adoption contract. All dogs are medically checked by a veterinarian and given all needed medications and immunizations. No dog will be adopted out that has not already been spayed or neutered. We also have our dogs heartwormed tested and put on Frontline flea and tick treatment.

An at-home visit will be conducted during the adoption process. We try our best to make sure the dogs personality fits with your family...and if we don't have a dog that suits you....we encourage you to visit the Athens County Dog Shelter to find one that does.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.