How to Adopt a Friend

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Love-A-Stray volunteers across Northern Ohio take in and rescue homeless puppies and dogs and prepare them for adoption into loving permanent homes. Our Love-A-Stray volunteers are always working and updating information about our rescued dogs in foster homes who need permanent homes. Love-A-Stray is a non-profit all volunteer rescue group with most of our volunteers also having full time jobs, so we do the best we can to answer all inquires as soon as possible.

When we first hear from you, we will ask you some basic questions. You'll tell us who you are, where you live, what you know and don't know about the particular breed of dog you are interested in, and whether you already have other pets. We will ask you to complete an adoption application to ensure we can find your perfect match. Applications can be requested by emailing the adoption coordinator listed for the puppy or dog you are interested in or filling out the online application. The application will be forwarded to the dog coordinator best able to answer questions and to assist you with the adoption process.

Please do not ask us to ship our dogs out of state. WE DO NOT SHIP! We require adopters to fill out an adoption form and agree to the terms of our adoption contract. All pets are either spay/neutered or come with a certificate for a no cost spay/neuter. Young animals have their first shots and have been wormed. We microchip at time of alter. Our adoption fee just covers our expenses to provide the necessary spay/neuter and vaccinations for the animal.

In addition to looking on the website, we show many of our rescued dogs at regular adoption events. Check out our upcoming events for the next opportunity to meet some of our dogs in person