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Puppies and dogs in Lorain, Ohio

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Lorain, 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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Target

Bull Terrier

Male, Adult
Elyria, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Target is a sweet guy who hears with his heart. This guy is deaf but does know hand signals . He knows his commands and is a lovebug. LOVES to play fetch all day. We will teach you his hand signals
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Ashley

Rhodesian Ridgeback Hound (Unknown Type)

Female, 4 yrs 8 mos
Elyria, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
This stunning girl is Ashley. Housebroken and knows basic commands. Loves people. Very friendly and playful. She loves her walks and would make a great hiking partner.. She needs a family who will include her with their family activities She is very nervous when first meeting people. Kids need to be older
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Onyx

American Pit Bull Terrier Boxer

Male, Young
North Ridgeville, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Onyx is a 4 year old neutered male. He's about 86 lbs. He's lovable, calm, smart, and a good walking buddy. He has 3 human siblings at home ages 11, 15, and 16 and 1 dog sibling at home. He's good with human cousins as well that are younger and although he is large and strong, he just wants to give a lot of kisses. He loves being parked on a couch or a comfy dog bed, loves to shred a stuffed animal or just gnaw on a bone and he's content. He's a good guard dog and will bark if anyone is at the front door. He will keep your backyard free of pesky rodents, and currently used to having a fenced in yard. Does well with an e-collar, and although he's been living with a sister dog at home it's best he goes into a home where he is the only dog. He is crate trained but also trusted in the house loose at night or if you're leaving home. Thank you for considering!! <3
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Roscoe

Boxer

Male, Adult
North Ridgeville, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hello! I'm roscoe, a 3 year old male whose ready for his forever home. I'm a very sweet and loving boy who loves cuddles and kisses. I really love any stuffed animal type of toy. I walk really well and listen to commands. I am very goofy and love to play. However I may need some time to decompress since I've been moved around a little. I might get confused. It will take a little time for me to warm up to the sweet side of me, so please be patient and give me a little space to adjust. Being an only dog to be spoiled would be best as well. I don't really like being petted by strangers, it scares me. But that's okay. I'm really worth the extra effort. I just need the right people to find me. Thank you for considering me to be part of your family!
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Henry

Dachshund Labrador Retriever

Male, Adult
North Ridgeville, OH
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Henry He is the sweetest cuddle bug!!! I have never seen a dog so skilled at giving the “puppy dog eyes”. He will just look at you and then rest his head on you. He Loves his treats!! Pretty quiet but will bark if someone comes to the door. He follows you everywhere. He does not have the puppy energy but not an old man by any means. Best guest is 4 or 5 years old. Vet had no idea on breed… most likely Doxie and Lab mix, approx 30 lbs. Good with other dogs, cats, kids…. He’s pretty bomb proof. Does not do well being kenneled or left alone for any amount of time, but is well behaved when left with another dog and can roam around the house. Definitely potty trained and no longer marking now that he has been neutered. Knows basic commands and eager to please.
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Tucker - CompletedBoard&Train

American Staffordshire Terrier Boxer

Male, 1 yr
Avon Lake, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
3/8/24 Update Big News - Tucker completed his board and train program with Cold Water K9 in Castalia. He did great and will need an owner that is willing to continue his training and commands he has leaned. Big thanks to Cold Water K9 for helping Tucker be the best dog he can be! **This is a great opportunity to adopt a professionally trained dog!! He has wonderful house manners and is housebroken, and crate trained. If you are interested in Tucker, please complete our online Love-A-Stray application. We can only consider homes with a completed application, so we can learn a little about you to make sure Tucker is a good match. Thank you! Application: www.loveastraydog.com/application **If you are interested in offering a temporary foster home for Tucker, as we search for his forever home, Love-A-Stray provides everything needed for the foster program. You have zero expenses. PLEASE consider helping this GREAT dog while we work on finding Tucker a forever home!! Tucker completed a 6 week board and train program and he knows all his commands. Tucker is ready for his next adventure! If his new potential family or foster has a dog, Tucker would do best with a calm dog that is not reactive and can be a positive influence on him. Tucker is a typical playful young dog, he is 60lbs and 11 months old, DOB 4/20/23. We are hopeful to find an adopter that will help Tucker by continuing his training. Tucker is super sweet and very smart. He will need daily exercise, typical of a young dog. Tucker has lived with a cat and he is curious about the cat, but since his board and train he does very well just leaving the cat alone ;-). We prefer a home with older children, since he is a larger dog and could easily knock down a toddler. We would love for Tucker to have a fenced in yard (not electric) so he can burn off some young dog energy and he really loves to play fetch, but it is not required as long as new owner is very active and can offer daily walks in all types of Ohio weather;-)! Tucker rides well in the car too. Tucker is completely vaccinated and neutered. If you are interested in Tucker, please submit an online application so we can learn a little about you to make sure Tucker would be a perfect match for you and your family. We are looking for local adoption within a 65 mile radius of Avon Lake Ohio, due to our trial adoption process. Adoption fee/donation is $ 150.00. If you have specific questions, please email the adoption coordinator at info@loveastraydog.com If you can't foster or adopt, please consider donating to help us with medical expenses and ongoing care. You can mail your donation to: Love-A-Stray, P.O. Box 125, Attn: Tucker, Avon Lake, OH 44012 or visit www.loveastraydog.com for credit card/PayPal information, adoption application, available dogs and upcoming events. Thank you!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Lorain, Ohio

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PetResQ Ohio

Lorain, OH 44052

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Storm's Angels

PO Box 259, Lorain, OH 44052

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

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Community Animal Task Force

Lorain, OH 44053

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Little Yorkie Rescue

Lorain, OH 44053

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Erie Shores Humane Society

PO Box 1041, Elyria, OH 44035

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Lorain County Dog Kennel Volunteers

301 Hadaway St., Elyria, OH 44035

Pet Types: dogs

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Friendship APL of Lorain County

8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035

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

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K9REZQ

Elyria, OH 44035

Pet Types: dogs

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Buckeye Boxer Rescue, Inc.

Elyria, OH 44035

Pet Types: dogs

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Crystals Clefts

Elyria, OH 44035

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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