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 Schnapps, now Sugar Bear                   

                   A Note from Sugar Bear

  Do you have a story and photo you would like to share about your  adopted pup or dog?  We're looking for some laughs, maybe some tears, how they have changed your life, how they have touched your heart.  We will post your photo on our home page and story to the Your Adoption Story page to share with all of our visitors.  Maybe, just maybe, you'll inspire someone to share their life with a homeless dog. Please send a photo and your story to: OhioPuppyRescue@aol.com  


 Your Donations Help Support Our Community Projects

2013 was a year of great success and impact on the community through Ohio Puppy Rescue and Central Ohio Dog Rescue League efforts.   

*****Ohio Puppy Rescue Spay/Neuter Fund continues to focus primarily on our partnership with Pikes Friends, Pike Co. Humane Association, Shawnee Animal Hospital to provide free spay and neutering.  Our efforts have a "no questions asked" service to Pike and Scioto Counties for those who wish to have their dog altered.  The word has spread to several residents of these Counties who joined the efforts to stop unwanted dogs in their Counties.  In 2014, we will begin partnerships in Franklin County to provide free alters to pit bulls and black dogs, two of the types of the dogs euthanized at local shelters.

 *****We  request a "Pay It Forward" commitment from all who adopt a mill survivor.  This means that each person in the family promises to learn about puppy mills and tells at least one person about what they learned.

 *****We began a close relationship with Central Ohio Dog Rescue League and adopted the group as our sister organization under a DBA.  In 2013, we began joining talents and experiences to work with local organizations who focus on shutting down breeders who don't provide humane conditions and medical treatment to companion animals.   We also focused attention on rescuing pets no longer wanted by their families and dumped off at local shelters.

In order to continue our efforts in supporting our community, the rescue community, and the pet over population, additional funding is required. We need continuous and generous donations in order to sustain our life-changing work into 2014 and future years.  Please consider a donation to enable our work to continue.  Donations can be made by adopting one of our wonderful rescues, donate through your Community Giving programs at your workplace or directly by sending a monetary gift through
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Puppy mill rescue, Kurt, and his Mom,  Melissa McCrady,
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Puppy mill rescue, King Louie, and his Mom,  

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With a great amount of thought and much regret, Ohio Puppy Rescue has decided to cease operations this year. 

We have stopped rescuing and are now working with other organizations in their effort.  

We want to thank the Central Ohio community for your support and urge you to continue your passion to help other rescues.

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**********COURTESY POSTING**********With great reluctance of sadness, we’ve decided that it’s time to re-home our lovable misfit of a dog, Duke. He does best in quiet, predictable environments. Last fall, we welcomed twin baby girls into our lives, and our home will be anything but quiet and predictable in the months and years ahead. We love Duke to pieces, and we want to make sure he finds the right forever home. Currently 21 months old, Duke weighs 35 lbs. and stands about 16" tal...read more about Duke
  Andromeda (Angel)
Andromeda (Angel) is a sweet, 2-3 year old Boxer / Staffie mix. Angel came to us when she was dropped at the shelter extremely pregnant. This sweet girl gave birth to a large litter of puppies and is now looking for her forever home. This girl was probably bred a lot in her few years of life and wasn't socialized correctly. Angel was moved to a trainer that has helped her gain the confidence she needed to be a well balanced dog. Angel plays well with other dogs, is great with kids, is house trai...read more about Andromeda (Angel)
Rollie (pronounced Raleigh) is a 7-9 yr old miniature poodle. Rollie spent the first part of his life in a puppy mill. Now free from a life of cages and being bred for profit, he is learning how to be a pet for the first time. He is bit shy but loves to snuggle and play with toys. Rollie has already learned to climb stairs, walk on the leash and does well through the night and in his crate. Although not housetrained yet, Rollie is trying to learn what is expected of him. His coat is very soft an...read more about Rollie
Meet Tyra a gorgeous 1 year Lab / Staffie mix. Tyra was picked up by the dog warden and was VERY emaciated. With lots of TLC, she has gained 20 lbs and she now feels and looks great! Tyra is an easy going girl that goes with the flow. She enjoys cuddling just as much as playing with toys! Tyra loves to on walks and is working hard on her leash manners as well as basic obedience. She gets along well with dogs of all sizes although her exuberance isn't always appreciated by the smaller dogs in her...read more about Tyra


Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole...       
Louie n Laykin
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Ohio Puppy Rescue's Dog Rescue and Relief Award 

OPR Recommended Training Facility is:
Ohio Canine Center
Adam Abbot and Stephen Sharrock are graduates of National K9 School for dog trainers. They have years of experience working with all different breeds of dogs as well as managing the daycare grooming facilities. They are certified to train in the following areas: Basic Obedience; Advanced Obedience; Behavior Modification; Utility; Breed Identification; Puppy Development; Tracking; Scent Detection; Personal Protection; Police K-9; Soft Mouth Retrieval; and Assistance Dog Training. 

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