We now have an obedience training program for some of our dogs. Selected dogs are sent to a local correctional institute and are taught basic obedience by the inmates,including housetraining. At present we have a 98% adoption rate with dogs from this program.
Who We Are
We are the Belmont County Animal Rescue League. We operate the county's only shelter. We house stray and owner surrendered animals. At any given time, the population of animals in our shelter averages 85-110 canines and 30-45 felines. We offer programs for assistance with having owned animals altered, programs on humane education, and enforce Ohio dog laws according to the O.R.C. Visit our website at www.bcarl.org
Adopting a friend
Adoption fee is $125.00-$500.00 for all pets, depending on breed, amount of vet care, etc. Dogs are altered, vaccinated, heartworm tested (6) months and older, and licensed if you live in Ohio. Cats are altered, vaccinated and feline leukemia negative before leaving. Our pets are adopted to be a part of your family, so they must live inside with you. Our hours are-Monday & Wednesday Noon-5:00p.m. Open Daily Noon-3p.m. including Sat.&Sun. **Please note that our animals can not leave the shelter the same day you fill out an application for one. Your application must first be approved. Upon approval, your new family member will be spayed or neutered if not already done so. Then he or she will be ready to go home with you. This could take a few days!! To obtain an adoption application, please visit our website www.bcarl.org. They are available at our shelter as well.
**DUE TO THE OVERPOPULATION OF CATS CURRENTLY AT OUR SHELTER, WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY CATS OR KITTENS AT THIS TIME. IF YOU NEED A NEW HOME FOR YOUR CAT OR KITTEN, PLEASE PLACE AN AD, OR FIND ANOTHER SHELTER THAT IS ACCEPTING CATS OR KITTENS. THANK YOU.
We adopt our dogs and cats to approved individuals and families. We will consider only those rescue organizations who are 501C3's. This means they must be non profit who also adopt only to approved individuals and families, and will not sell any animal to the public, including retail establishments and pet stores.
Come Visit Us And Our Pets!
We are located off I-70 just 10 miles west of Wheeling W.V., app.
2.5 hours from the Cleveland area, take I-77 south to I-70 (Cambridge area), I-70 east to exit 213.
Water Buckets-Metal or rubber perfered, Plastic is OK,
Stainless Steel Food Bowls,
Puppy/Adult/Senior Dog Food-Merrick,Canidae,Wolf King,California Natural, Nutro,Nutro Ultra,Natures Recipie, Innova, Drs. Foster&Smith, Wellness, Iams&Eukanuba are OK,
Kitten/Adult/Senior Cat Food- Felidae(cat version of canidae for dog's), Innova, Precise, Natural Balance, Eagle Pack, Evolve, Merrick, Natural Life. Iams&Eukanuba are OK,
Canned Dog/Cat food from the above mentioned brands.
Pedigree,Purina,Eukanuba,Iams are OK,
Bleach, Bleach, and more Bleach!!
Dog Toys- Need strong toys so dogs can not tear them up easy, Toys should be safe to wash. Ropes, Rubber toys.
Dog Treats-Natural,No by-products or corn type fillers.
Dog Chews-Rawhide,Pig ears, Natural Bones(Kneecaps,Femur etc..),
Stralized Bones,Pig hooves, Cow&Lamb ears, Nylabone-For Dogs/puppies,Galeo,Hurcules, Puppy, some for moderate chewers, And Gumabones.
7&8 ft. Chains with swivels on both ends(you can buy the chain,S Hooks, and Clips from a lowe's or Wal-Mart, and put them together yourself.) Chain weight no bigger than 5/16 please.,
S hooks, various,
Clips for Chains, various,
A HOME FOR OUR PETS!!!