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
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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 PayPal. If you wish to send a check or money order, please contact us via email for details.
Puppy mill rescue, Kurt, and his Mom, Melissa McCrady, WTMJ-TV Anchor/Reporter
Toby came to us after a wonder man talked a breeder/hoarder into giving up her dogs. He and the other poodles where in a local shelter, in quarantine, when OPR was called to see if we would take them into rescue. How could we turn down such wonderful dogs?! Toby is very social and friendly. He's the first to greet you when you come into the room. He'd gentle and would make a great companion. Toby and the others will soon be vetted and more than likely Toby will lose several teeth during his dental. It's such a shame that he's had to eat with a sore mouth that will soon be behind him. Never the less, Toby has a great spirit and disposition and seems to know all will be better soon. If you're interested in this survivor, please register on our website, www.ohiopuppyrescue.org. When you receive the email confirmation, log in and apply. We request you review the site for answers to questions prior to contacting OPR. Those looking at our dogs on a search site should go to the Ohio Puppy Rescue link posted above.
More about Toby
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids
We are not a shelter. All of our dogs are fostered in our homes and treated as family until they are adopted. We save puppy mill dogs, owner surrenders, and shelter dogs that were due to be euthanized. We will not ship dogs and all perspective adopters will need to complete an application before adoption. Puppies too young to be spayed/neutered will be adopted out with a spay/neuter agreement and refundable deposit. Perspective adopters must be at least 24 years of age to adopt. All pets in the household must be spayed/neutered, visit the Vet as recommended, and current on vaccinations and heartworm as Vet recommended. We process many applications and may not respond to every applicant, although we try. Our objective is to select the best home for each dog based upon the individual as well as the dog's needs. Please check out other pages on our website for additional information.
Other Pictures of Toby (click to see larger version):
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.