Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

A Cincinnati, OH 45238 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Dempsey


Male, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Male, Adult
Cane Corso

Photo of Henry


Male, Young
Labrador Retriever

Photo of Stitch


Male, Young
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Photo of Bird


Male, Young
Retriever (Unknown Type)

Photo of Pugsley Addams

Pugsley Addams

Male, Young
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Photo of Kelvey


Male, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Willow


Female, Young
Great Dane / American Bulldog

Photo of Grinch


Male, Young
Labrador Retriever

Photo of Boi Boi

Boi Boi

Male, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Lala


Male, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Bonsai


Male, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Mac


Male, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Ole Jack

Ole Jack

Male, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Ivy


Female, Young
Pit Bull Terrier

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1 - 15 of 15 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue Serves

The Greater Cincinnati Area and anyone willling to drive to Cincinnati. We do not transport or ship dogs.

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue's Adoption Process

Some dogs are at the shelter and some are in a foster home. If the dog you like is at the shelter, please contact the person listed. She will fill you in on all the details.

If the dog you are interested in adopting is currently in a foster home, please EMAIL the individual "Foster Parent" noted in the description.

An Adoption Form Questionnaire will be emailed back to you. Upon completion, email the application back to

After review, we will be happy to set up an appointment for you to come and visit with the dog in the foster home.
If the adoption is appropriate, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract.

A nominal adoption fee is charged for each dog. This fee includes a vet check, all shots, any necessary medical work and medication, spay/neuter (if possible and appropriate). All of our work is volunteer. WE MAKE NO PROFIT ON THESE ADOPTIONS. This fee does NOT include those additional things we supply while the pet is in our care e.g. pet supplies, food, toys, grooming, training, etc. (plus a heck of a lot of hugs!)

About Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue was established in 1997 in order to save shelter dogs that need a foster placement.

We are a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

The reasons for fostering include:

  • Orphans too young for adoption
  • Nursing mothers
  • Mildly sick/injured dogs
  • Dogs that have been abused
  • Dogs that can not adjust to living in a shelter environment

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue and a local shelter work together to place these dogs in temporary, loving foster homes. When you adopt from us, you are helping to save a shelter dog!!

Our Goal is to save shelter dogs in need and place them in good homes. To promote the placement of special need dogs with the help of adoption bags, grooming, socialization, and providing needed supplies. To pair the right dog with the right human companion(s), enriching everyone's lives.

Our Mission is to develop trust and love with a dog that needs to be reminded that many humans can and will take good, loving care of it for the rest of its lives. To then find loving homes for these previously abused, abandoned, sick, neglected and confused dogs. To give the dog a solid re-start with behavior, health, and trust. To spay/neuter our rescued dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters.

Come Meet Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue's Pets

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List