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Our Featured Columbus, OH Partner:

Cause for Paws - Columbus Chapter


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

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Cause for Paws was founded to provide an opportunity for pets in an area that is saturated with homeless pets and has a high kill rate at the shelters.

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a small group of volunteers who love animals and believe that they deserve better than what they are getting! We love these precious pets and appreciate their different personalities and their desire to please us, not to mention the joy that they provide!

Come Meet our Pets:

We try to have fosters at Mingle with the Mutts at the Franklin County Dog Pound on the first and third Sunday of every month from noon til 2p.

We also hold adoption events at pet stores all over Columbus, Ohio.

Our Adoption Process:

We are dedicated to matching pets with the right families and require an application with references, a home visit, and an adoption fee, which varies depending on the pet.

We do not adopt out of the state of Ohio.

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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.