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Our Featured Aurora, IN Partner:

Dearborn County Friends of Animals

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:

We have no geographic restrictions on adoption; however, we do require all adopters to come to us to meet their potential new family member. We do NOT transport animals to people we have never met.

About Our Rescue Group:

Who We Are
Mission Statement
We are a committed, thoughtful group of volunteers who strive to provide assistance for unwanted, lost and neglected animals by providing humane education, veterinary care, animal rescue and by actively encouraging pet population control through spay and neuter.

Helping Homeless Animals Get a Second Chance at Life...
We have a network of foster homes and take in dogs and cats who have been found as strays, given up by their owners, and taken from area shelters to make more room there for other animals.

Preventing Unwanted Litters to Save Lives...
We are also at work to increase the numbers of spayed/neutered animals in our area--the heart of the pet overpopulation problem. We search for funding to assist those who can't afford to have their pets spayed/neutered and educate those people who have not before considered the consequences of their pets' unwanted and unplanned litters.

Assisting Pet Owners in Being Responsible Pet Owners...
Through our adoption outreach programs and contact with pet owners, we take advantage of each opportunity to educate others about the need for responsible pet ownership. We believe that everyone has a responsibility to their pets which demands that each of us follow the local animal control laws, that we keep proper identification on our pets, that we seek regular veterinary care, that we not allow them to run at large, that we spay/neuter them as early as possible, and that we treat them in a humane and caring way. Our volunteers strive to present these ideas when discussing pet care and ownership.

Providing Others with the Opportunity to Help Homeless Animals
We are a volunteer organization and strive to provide opportunities for others to help in our efforts. There are always volunteer opportunities and we are happy to help people get involved, with as little or as much time commitment as they want to provide.

Come Meet our Pets:

Dearborn County Friends of Animals is at the TriCounty PetSmart every Saturday from 11:30 to 3 pm.
(11741 Princeton Pike, Springdale, OH 45246).

On Sundays when the weather permits us to set up outside, we will be at the Bridgewater Falls PetSmart
(3439 Princeton Rd, Hamilton, Ohio 45011)

Our Adoption Process:

Our basic adoption fee is $200 per dog/puppy and $100 for a cat/kitten.

We ask all potential adopters to fill out our adoption application. It is a simple Excel spreadsheet that we can email to you.

We require all our animals to be adopted as inside companion animals only. Other than that, the requirements are usually specific to each animal. Some dogs require a fenced yard, some do not. Some pets don't do well with children, some are great with kids.

We are a small group & the animals are all fostered in our homes as family members. That allows us the luxury of getting to know each individual & then looking for a home that will best fit his or her needs.

Our main goal is to place each animals in a permanent loving home where it will stay for the rest of its life.

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, 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.