Our mission at A.D.O.P.T. Pet Rescue is to rescue abandoned, neglected, abused, or otherwise homeless household animals, and place these animals into permanent, stable, and caring homes. We also strive to promote public awareness of the need to spay and neuter pets, and hope to make pet owners more aware of the importance of proper medical and nutritional care of their pets. The members of A.D.O.P.T. are dedicated to this effort because each of us know that…ANIMALS DEPEND ON PEOPLE, TOO!



On November 19, 2004 a group of dedicated animal lovers met and decided to start a rescue organization, at which time, the name A.D.O.P.T. Pet Rescue, Inc. was chosen. The group was incorporated by the state of Ohio as a non-profit organization on December 13, 2004 and was approved for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status on March 29, 2005.


All of our rescues live in foster homes or are part of the Canine-Inmate Program where they are loved and cared for until adopted. (More information on the Canine-Inmate Program is available under the “Canine-Inmate Program” tab.) We also work with other rescue groups in order to promote the welfare of homeless animals everywhere!


The dogs and cats that that are in our program come from a variety of different circumstances. Some are abandoned, some are neglected or abused, and some simply lived with a family that for one reason or another could no longer care for them.

There is a misconception that these dogs and cats are “broken” or discarded because they were not “good.” On the contrary, these animals have shown resilience, strength, hope, and the ability to bond and truly be grateful for their new lives. We would love to save them all, but we are realistic as to the ones that can come into our program and go on to become cherished family members. We assess each of our animals and get to know them throughout their time in foster or in the canine-inmate program. We disclose any information that we have regarding their personalities, health status, and history if known. We make it our goal to be as accurate as possible and place the animal into the home that we feel is going to be the best match.

If our process seems frustrating or lengthy, we apologize and appreciate your patience. These animals have been homeless and it is our utmost priority to ensure that they are placed into permanent and loving homes. Thank you for considering bringing a rescued pet into your family!