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Puppies and dogs in Columbus, Ohio

Looking for a puppy or dog in Columbus, Ohio? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Columbus, Ohio. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Cinder

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 5 yrs
Lewis Center, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Cinder is a young, energetic pit mix who loves adults and children. He is good on a leash, house-trained, & fully vetted.Cinder is affectionate & loves to jump up and give warm hugs. He gets so excited to meet new people and wants ALL of his humans attention.Cinder needs a home where he is the only dog. He is not a fan of most cats. A fenced yard for zoomies is preferred but not required.He enjoys car rides, especially if he gets to ride shotgun! Cinder is available for meet & greets in the Lewis Center area His fee is $250.Apply for Cinder at ricopetrecovery.org
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Gunther

Hound (Unknown Type) Siberian Husky

Male, 5 yrs 7 mos
Lewis Center, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Gunther is a very handsome boy that was dumped on the side of a busy corner on a country road. He was dumped with three of his siblings that were caught by the dog warden. Gunther had to be trapped by Rico Pet Recovery because he was so scared. He has beautiful blue eyes and he's really not a very big dog. He loves to play with puppies and young dogs and is doing really well with all other dogs also. He's been fully vetted. He still a little shy when he first meets people so he needs someone who will be patient with him. He's ready to be pampered now for the rest of his life. Apply to meet Gunther at Ricopetrecovery.org
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Mona Lisa

Labrador Retriever

Female, 6 yrs 5 mos
Lewis Center, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Look at that Mona Lisa smile!Miss Mona Lisa has gone through a life of living on the run and is looking for a kind family to take her in so she can enjoy life now. For years, she had litter after litter of puppies. When a neighbor reported that she, as a stray, was running around their neighborhood, Rico Pet Recovery stepped in to humanely trap her. She went to live with one of our wonderful fosters who found out that she was pregnant and helped her deliver her final litter of puppies. Fast forward to now and this sweet 4-5 year old black lab mix is still looking for a family. She wants to learn how to live a life with lots of toys and naps in the sunshine, or snuggled up next to you. She lived briefly with a foster who had a 2-year old and she was great with him. She's curious about cats, but will listen to the word 'no' when she's around them. This sweet girl wants to please, but will need patience as she learns how to fit into your family.Her life on the run still leaves her itching for adventure though. Mona Lisa MUST go to an adopter who has a fenced in yard and who will ensure that she wears a harness she can't slip out of on walks. She learned how to be quite the escape artist while she was a stray and we want to ensure that once this sweet girl joins your family, she is secure.Mona Lisa is about 50-60 pounds of wonderful softness. Apply at ricopetrecovery.org. Her adoption fee is $250.
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Lanny

American Staffordshire Terrier Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, 4 yrs 1 mo
Lewis Center, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Lanny is still looking for her forever home. She has been with us a little while after coming to us with a litter of puppies. You may see a common theme here! Lanny thinks shes a lap dog! She loves it when her human foster brother sits down to watch a hockey game! Lanny is perfect! She has never been crated and has no need to be. She never has accidents, does not chew and has no anxiety when left alone. Lanny is between 2-3 years old and has matured during her time with us. She loves all humans big and small, loves to play with her foster siblings and most of all loves to be near a human.Lanny is the worlds best kisser , is about 45 pounds and would be great for anyone needing a couch buddy! Apply to meet her at ricopetrecovery.orgOhno cats for Lanny. She will chase themHer fee is $250
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Mabel

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Female, 7 yrs 5 mos
Lewis Center, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Mabel was kept in a pen her whole life having puppies. We were asked to take the puppies and the owner also let us take Mabel. Mabel had never been socialized. She took good care of her puppies but never interacted with the foster family. She would hide under the bed. Fast forward, Mabel got a new foster that worked with her and now she almost a normal dog.She loves other dogs, loves lounging on the couch and getting petted. She still runs a little when you approach her from a standing position, but she is doing much better.She will need a secure fenced yard. If spooked, she would runApply to meet Mabel at ricopetrecovery.org
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Jax

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 3 yrs 3 mos
Lewis Center, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Jax is still taking applications!Jax is a low-energy dog who enjoys sightseeing, fine art, long walks by the river, and rolling in green grass.Jax is kid-friendly and does well with other calm dogs.He gives the bestest hugs and will snuggle on the couch for hours and hours!If you are looking unconditional love and unfaltering devotion, theres no better dog than Jax! Hes along for the ride and down for whatever adventure you dream up!Jax loves going for car rides and is well-behaved on a leash.Weighing around 60 pounds, Jax is approximately 4 years old, neutered, and up-to-date on all preventatives.Hes the sweetest and happiest of boys!When left alone, Jax does best in a high-impact crate. He loves retreating to his crate as a safe zone but can easily escape wire crates.Apply at ricopetrecovery.org to make this handsome fellows dreams of his own family come true!Apply online at ricopetrecovery.org

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Dog shelters and rescues in Columbus, Ohio

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Columbus, Ohio. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

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Ohio Birddog Rescue

Columbus, OH 43235

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Mastiffs to Mutts Ohio

Columbus, OH 43235

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One Mission Dog Rescue

59 south 4th st, box 165, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Pet Types: dogs

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Animal Hospital of Polaris

8928 S Old State Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, small animals

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Rico Pet Recovery

Lewis Center, OH 43035

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Tri State Collie Rescue

Powell, OH 43035

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Help Save Pets - Polaris

8928 S Old State Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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American Lurcher Rescue, Inc.

9820 Covan Drive, Westerville, OH 43082

Pet Types: dogs

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Pooches & Purrs Cooperative - Columbus

Columbus, OH 43085

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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VLCC

Columbus, OH 43085

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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