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Where to Adopt
Toledo area shelters and rescue groups list their adoptable companion animals on  Enter Your ZIP Code and then select GO.

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Here you can find hundreds of wonderful cats and dogs in need of lifetime homes. From Abyssinians to Weimaraners and all the "mixes" in between, you can search for a specific type or breed of animal. Adopt a shelter/rescue animal instead of purchasing from a breeder or pet store.

You can also visit each group’s individual Web site and check out the calendar for where they will be showing off-site and the hours:


Visit these pages below for more information on choosing a pet or surrendering one:

If you are interested in a specific breed, and don’t find any on Petfinder, click here for a list of breed rescues.

Why to adopt a homeless pet instead of buying from a pet store:

Each year in this country, millions of healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are killed in shelters because there are not enough homes for them all.

Animals that are adopted from a local shelter receive their first set of shots, vaccines, and are spayed or neutered. Even with all of these services provided, the adoption fee is still much less expensive than a pet store that often charges hundreds or thousands of dollars for a pet that does not have first shots and is not spayed or neutered.

Oftentimes pet stores charge all this money for purebreds, but local rescues and shelters have many purebreds to choose from as well as wonderful mixed breeds, puppies, and kittens.

There is no reason to turn to a pet store for your next pet. You can get animals of all breeds, colors, sizes, and ages from local rescues and shelters.



Contact Humane Ohio:
3131 Tremainsville Road, Toledo OH 43613
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization.