Cincinnati and the Tristate · Pets

Library Resources

Pet Memorial Fund
The Public Library’s Pet Memorial Fund is a lasting way of remembering a beloved pet. Donations to the Pet Memorial Fund make possible the purchase of library materials that provide information and enjoyment to book lovers of all ages. Books bought with Pet Memorial donations can be found at the Main Library and at all branches throughout Hamilton County.
Pets Booklist
Whether they are furry, feathered, or fishy, our pets deserve the best! Check out the Library's wide array of books about dogs, cats, and other friendly creatures.

Adoption & Rescue

Animal Adoption Foundation
Non-profit, no-kill shelter for dogs and cats waiting to be adopted located in Hamilton, Ohio. Provides adoption information, event listings, and volunteer opportunities.
Animal Friends Humane Society
Non-profit, open admission animal shelter in Hamilton, Ohio that offers temporary shelter for stray, unwanted, and abused animals; animal adoption program; sale of dog licenses; humane education programs; euthanasia services; spay/neuter assitance for low income persons; and volunteer opportunities.
Bark Ark Bully Rescue
Non-profit organization in Cincinnati that works to provide homes for rescued shelter pit bulls. Offers foster, adoption, and volunteer opportunities.
Canine Justice Network
Non-profit organization that provides canine rescue and adoption in the Cincinnati area. Offers educational outreach programs and behavioral rehabilitation services.
Golden Retriever Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs, Inc.
Non-profit organization that helps find homes for displaced Golden Retrievers in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Louisville, and Lexington. Provides adoption and foster care information and offers volunteer opportunities.
Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati
Non-profit organization dedicated to finding good homes for retired racing greyhounds. Provides adoption information and event listings.
Homeward Bound Greyhound Adoption
Non-profit organization that provides foster and adoption opportunities for rescued greyhounds. Serves the Greater Cincinnati Tristate area.
Humane Society for Hamilton County
Provides shelter for homeless dogs and cats. Offers animal sponsor, foster and adoption services, spay/neuter services, and volunteer opportunities.
Kentucky Tails Pet Adoption Agency
Non-profit pet adoption agency located in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. Works to find homes for stray or abandoned animals in conjunction with community education and action programs. Offers foster and volunteer opportunities.
Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati
Rescues Labs and some Lab mixes from owner give ups, strays, shelters, and special needs cases. Provides information for adoption and foster care.
The League for Animal Welfare
Voluntary, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Clermont County, Ohio. Offers spay/neuter programs and volunteer opportunities.
Mt. Holly Duck Sanctuary
Provides a safe haven for domestic ducks in need of homes or who are injured or abandoned. Located in Ameila, Ohio.
PAWS Adoption Center
Private, no-kill, non-profit animal shelter located in Middletown, Ohio. Promotes adoption, spay/neuter and responsible pet ownership.
Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue
A volunteer, no-kill rescue organization that offers animal rescue, foster care, and adoption in the Cincinnati area.
Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue
Non-profit, all volunteer group of foster parents for cats and kittens awaiting adoption in the Greater Cincinnati area. Provides adoption information and volunteer opportunities.
Recycled Doggies
Non-profit organization that provides foster homes for rescued shelter dogs. Offers foster, adoption, and volunteer opportunities.
Save Our Strays (SOS)
Non-profit that works to trap, neuter, and release feral and stray cat populations in the Tristate area. Helps to find homes for adoptable cats and kittens and offers low-cost spaying/neutering at partner veterinary hospitals.
Save the Animals Foundation (STAF)
A no-kill shelter for abandoned cats and dogs in Cincinnati, STAF provides shelter and care for animals waiting to be adopted. Offers volunteer opportunities including pet care and companionship, fundraising, and building maintenance.
Schnauzer Rescue Cincinnati
Non-profit organization that rescues schnauzers in the Tri-state area. Provides foster, adoption, and volunteer opportunities.
The Scratching Post Cat Adoption Center
Non-profit, no-kill shelter for stray and abandoned cats located in Silverton, Ohio. Offers volunteer opportunities including pet care, pet companionship, and clerical duties.
Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue
Non-profit organization that works to save shelter dogs by placing them in temporary foster homes, serving the Greater Cincinnati area. Provides adoption information, tips, and news.
SPCA Cincinnati
An animal shelter and humane society that provides services to Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati. Offers volunteer opportunities for the care and support of rescued dogs and cats.
Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP)
Non-profit Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati rescue organization that places rescued dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, small birds, and other "pocket pets" up for adoption. Offers foster care and volunteer opportunities.
This Little Piggy & Me
Non-profit providing guinea pig adoption, rescue and shelter services in the Forest Park area of Cincinnati.
Thoroughbred Retirement Directory
An online guide to thoroughbred welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the preservation of the dignity of life for thoroughbreds.


American Red Cross - Pet First Aid
Offers pet first aid classes and provides summer safety tips for pet owners.
Angel's Paws - Unleashed Radio
A show that discusses all things pet related!
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - Animals & Exhibits
Explore the Cincinnati Zoo to see birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians & fish, and invertebrates. Provides educational exhibits and self-guided tours. Offers children's programs for 18-month to 14 year-olds and the Zoo Academy that offers a four year college preparatory program where students earn vocational degrees by working with zoo keepers for two hours a day.
Dog Visitation Program
A program offered by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for volunteers to provide animal assisted therapy. Provides evaluation and application information.
Equi-Kids/Beechmont Stables and Rescue
Equi-Kids offers horsemanship opportunities to youths, while helping care for and save the lives of unwanted horses. Focus is on the rescue of former race horses, unwanted foals, and cases of neglect. Provides temporary housing, retraining, and adoption opportunities. Located at Beechmont Stables in eastern Cincinnati.
Fox 19 - Pets Page
Provides local pet news, information, and educational stories, links, and videos.
Gorman Heritage Farm
A working farm that provides educational opportunities for school groups and adults.
The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society
Non-profit organization that promotes the welfare of reptiles and amphibians through educational programs and materials, conservation, and outreach.
The League for Animal Welfare - Education Program
Offers age-appropriate pet education programs to schools, scout troops, libraries, and church organizations. Provides training tips and resources.
Missing Pet Partnership
A national non-profit organization dedicated to reuniting lost companion animals with their owners/guardians. Provides recovery tips, education, partnerships, and referrals for tracking lost pets.
Parky's Farm
A 100-acre demonstration farm that includes live farm animals such as goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, and horses.
Redefining Dogs
An education and service non-profit in Cincinnati that works to enhance the adoptability of shelter dogs through training, enrichment, and physical activity.
SPCA Cincinnati - Humane Education Program
Offers free classes to students, teachers, and civic groups to learn responsible animal care and safety around animals.
Sunrock Farm
A hands-on educational working farm that provides hands-on experiences for children and families including farm tours, day camps, travelling petting farm, and other special farm activities. Located in Wilder, KY.
Tri State Pet First Aid
Offers pet first aid and CPR training for pet owners and pet professionals in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
WCPO Channel 9 - Pets Page
Provides local pet news, information, and educational stories, links, and videos.


Angel's Paws
Provides animal hospice, in home euthanasia, pet cremations, pet funerals, pet memorial services, pet memorial items, pet loss support groups, and grief counseling.
Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Center
Non-profit, volunteer organization that promotes non-lethal control for feral cat colonies and humane methods to reduce the population of feral cats in the Greater Cincinnati area. Offers volunteer opportunities including pet care, pet companionship, transportation, and clerical duties. Also offers Neuterville Express, a low-cost spay/neuter surgery for cats and a transport service that goes to all areas in the Ohio Valley.
Tri State Pet First Aid
Offers pet first aid and CPR training for pet owners and pet professionals in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
United Coalition for Animals (UCAN)
Provides pet spay/neuter services for low income people and animal rescue groups, preventing pets from suffering abuse, neglect and euthanazia due to pet overpopulation. Offers an annual Steps For Pets walk.
Wesley Community Services PetKare Program
Provides veterinary care for pets of seniors who are clients of the Wesley Community Services Meals-On-Wheels program.
Wildlife Rehabilitators
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources provides a list of wildlife rehabilitators arranged by county in Ohio for orphaned and injured wildlife.



Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry
Run by the Cincinnati-based animal rescue, Recycled Doggies, in association with the Pet Alliance, the Pantry offers temporary food assistance to help keep pets with their owners during economic hardship.
Circle Tail, Inc.
Non-profit organization that provides service and hearing dogs to people with disabilities. Also provides dogs for adoption, and offers obedience training, behavior management, and boarding services.
Companion Animal Problem Solvers, Inc.
Provides services to resolve troublesome pet, companion, and exotic animal behavior problems, both in the home and in animal facilities in the Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Dayton area.
The Pet Alliance
Non-profit organization that provides assistance to animal rescues and shelters and helps to educate communities to improve and change to benefit homeless animals.
Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati
Non-profit group that provides Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy(AAT) to clients throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro area.
Wesley Community Services Pet Portions Program
Provides home delivered meals for pets of seniors who are clients of the Wesley Community Services Meals-On-Wheels program.