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Finding adoptable dogs in Ohio is easier then you may think. Local dog rescue groups and shelters are a great place to start your search. With the so many dogs arriving at shelters everyday, un-adoptable dogs are killed to make room for the new ones. Another great resource is the Ohio SPCA (Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals), The SPCA is no kill-shelters found all over Ohio and their work has been vital in protecting the well being of animals. Still not finding what you’re looking for, then try the pet classified section of your local newspaper or searching online. Here are a few websites that can help you locate adoptable in your area and anywhere in Ohio if you are willing to travel-,

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Ohio is home to a wide variety of rescue shelters for canine friends. Check out this link for a list of facilities: PGAA (Pet Guardian Angels of America).

In central Ohio, a group called Citizens for Humane Action have operated a shelter for dogs and other animals since 1975. The CHA shelter is located in Columbus. Like other shelters, they would appreciate donations of dog supplies, office supplies, and money.

Ohio is home to shelters devoted to a variety of dog breeds. Afghan hounds, for instance, are rescued by several shelters. Other breeds that have their own shelters are Boston terriers, chows, Doberman Pinschers, golden retrievers, Great Danes, Maltese, Jack Russell terriers, Mastiffs, St. Bernards, Shetlands Sheepdogs, and many, many more.

Other animals can be sheltered in Ohio as well. In addition to cat shelters, you can find rescue agencies that care for rats and ferrets. Here’s a good idea with a cute name. At Planned Pethood, Inc pet owners in northern Ohio can bring in their cat or dog for a low cost spay or neuter.

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If you are looking to find adoptable dogs in Ohio, you need to look no farther than your local animal shelters and newspapers.

Nearly every local government has an animal shelter in which they place stray or unwanted animals in. The reasons animals are in the shelter can be as varied as the animal was found on the street, to the animal’s caregiver passed away and there was no one to take in the animal. Because animal shelters are constantly getting a new influx of animals off of the streets, they generally will kill animals after they have been there, and go un-adopted, for a week or two. One of the first places you should always check, when you want to adopt a dog, in Ohio or any other state is the local animal shelter.

Organizations such as the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) often have shelters in your area as well. The Ohio SPCA operates no-kill shelters in many areas of Ohio. The SPCA shelters are a wonderful place to find a high-quality adoptable dog for your family.

If neither your local government nor SPCA has a dog for you, then you can easily go through the pet classified ads and see if you can find one there. If you still have no luck, you can go online and find a pet adoption agency to help you with your search.

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Name a dog breed or a dog with a mix of breeds and it’s guaranteed you’ll be able to find it in one of the many rescue groups in the state of Ohio. Like many others states, the state of Ohio has an over population problem that grows every year. In the state of Ohio dogs are given 3 days in the county shelters to be reclaimed by their family, or rescued by a third party, otherwise the animal will be euthanized.

Over population can be solved by spaying or neutering your dog. There are hundreds of low cost and affordable pet clinics in the state of Ohio. For more information on affordable spaying or neutering visit:

You can also visit the Ohio SPCA website to find news and events about pet adopting in the state of Ohio.

There are always thousands of dogs waiting to be adopted by a responsible family. If you’ve been thinking about adopting a dog consider visiting a few of the estimated 460 shelters and rescue groups in the state of Ohio. For online rescue groups and shelters visit here.

In the state of Ohio there are laws that protect dogs and other animals. There are also rules and regulations pet owners must follow when adopting or buying a dog. To find information about these laws and regulations in the state of Ohio visit here.

When you adopt a pet from rescue groups you are saving a life. Every year more than 250,000 dog are euthanized and by adopting you are giving your new friend a second chance.