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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Cincinnati

By Adopt-a-Pet.com

Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Cincinnati

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Cincinnati area? Take your pup to Otto Armleder Dog Park to meet some new doggie friends. This fully-fenced, ten-acre dog park features separate areas for small and large dogs, benches for the humans, water stations, and waste bags.

Washington Park Dog Park is another popular destination for Cincinnati canines, with a creek to splash in, boulders to run around, drinking fountains for humans and canines, and benches for the people. The membership-based Wagspark is also a hotspot for dog lovers, featuring three acres of play space and spring-fed lakes for splashing in along with a self-service dog wash, training, and daycare options.

After your day at the park, relax with a drink in your hand at Neons Unplugged where dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio and inside the bar. Play giant Jenga or bocce outside or lounge on a couch while your pup rests next to you on a dog bed. R.P. McMurphy’s Pub welcomes your dog to join you on the outdoor patio as you enjoy 14 beers on tap, happy hour specials, live music on Friday and Saturday, and NFL Sunday Ticket during football season. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Cincinnati area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Cincinnati on BringFido.com.

Cincinnati Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Cincinnati

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Cincinnati, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Cincinnati, and right here on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Cincinnati paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Cincinnati. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Cincinnati Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Cincinnati focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Cincinnati focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!