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                       Your Adoption Story
 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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Kurt and Melissa

Puppy mill rescue, Kurt, and his Mom,  Melissa McCrady,
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King Louie

Puppy mill rescue, King Louie, and his Mom,  

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It Takes A Village to Save a Life 

No Foster Volunteers = No Rescued Dogs

Visit our New Page: Is Fostering Right for Me?   Current Volunteers will mainly assist other rescue groups with their efforts and Courtesy Postings may still appear and the rare occasion a volunteer wishes to foster.  Donations and products will still be accepted and distributed to groups in need.  Thank you for your support and becoming a member of the OPR/CODRL Family.  Please use your time to sign the various bills to support humane treatment of our companion animals.  They are not farm animals!

 One of our youngest volunteers makes the local news with her Pets are Not Products OPR Educational Movement!   Click Here to View  


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Meet Annie.  She is an owner surrender and we really don't know much about her story.  We do know Annie is a very sweet little girl. She gets along great with other dogs and cats.  Annie likes to go for walks and does well on a leash. She can be playful but also enjoys laying on the couch with her humans and getting belly rubs.  Annie would enjoy being in a home with a retired parent or couple.  She dotes on her humans and becomes your velcro dog.  It's her wish and...read more about Annie
Say hello to Patches.  He's a really good looking little Chi.  Unfortunately Patches is an owner surrender.  His previous owners lost their jobs and were forced to cut down on expenses so they gave him up to rescue.  Patches is very friendly and a bundle of energy.  He settles down really quick though, so he can cuddle in your lap. Patches is definitely a people dog and will be wherever you are.  He gets along very well with other dogs and cats in the house.If inter...read more about Patches
**********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


Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole...       
Louie n Laykin
A Dog's Soul

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Ohio Puppy Rescue's Approved Shelter Award
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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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Steve and Tess, an OPR Rescue

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