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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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  • Adoption application is completed and submitted automatically to OPR via email
  • Notification is sent to rescue volunteer that an application has been submitted; automated email is sent to applicant confirming application has been received by OPR.
  • A volunteer reviews application for completeness (typically between 48 to 72 hours from receipt)
  • Based on information provided, the volunteer assesses if the applicant is a good match for pet specified
  • If potential adopter and pet are deemed to be good match, volunteer proceeds to contact references and your Vet (typically takes between 48 to 72 hours to complete)
  • Based on information received from references a determination is made if adoption process should proceed to having applicant meet with foster family and pet. 
  • All pets in the home must be up to date with vaccines, visit Vet as recommended and altered.  Your Vet will need to provide to OPR verification if they recommend not to spay/neuter.
  • A home visit may be scheduled prior to or after the following step.
  • If process has proceeded to applicant meeting family and pet, volunteer will contact applicant to set up a mutually agreeable time at the foster families' home.
  • OPR Representative has final approval of adoption.  It may be given at the time of meeting the pet or made via email or phone call after initial meeting.  If it is decided by volunteer that applicant and pet are not a good match, notification will be given within 24 hours.
  • If applicant is not considered a good match for specified pet indicated, rescue may suggest other pets that are available and considered a better match.
  • If applicant is considered a good match, adoption can take place at the time of meeting the dog.  All transactions should be made in the form of a check or money order.

OPR has the right to refuse any adoption we do not feel is the best interest of the animal.


Since our rescue is made up of volunteers, there are times, due to limited resources and workload, that may delay our response time.  

We thank you in advance for your patience. 




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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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