Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

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Buddy II


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Buddy II Good with Kids? Yes Good with other dogs? No Good with cats? Yes House-trained? Yes Crate Trained? Yes Age: 10 years Weight: 72 pounds Breed: Collie Adoption Contribution: $175.00 Buddy II was turned into us by his former owner. He was stressed and nervous which affected his digestive system. Our vet put him on Tylan, an inexpensive medicine, and a special diet. She feels that he would benefit from being on both ongoing. Buddy continues to do well and every week we're seeing more of his personality emerge every day. Recently one of the young boys next door asked if Buddy could come out to play. This boy had been terrified of dogs when he first moved in and that evening not only was he playing with a dog but actually walked Buddy on lead! Buddy really seems to love kids and is extremely gentle around them. He's very gentle in general. Buddy sits on command and LOVES to play in the snow. His foster mom says that he melts when he is brushed. Buddy just needs lots of patience, love and positive reinforcement to bolster his self esteem and confidence. Buddy would be most happy to be in a peaceful forever home and would really enjoy responsible children to share it with. Please contact Charlene Molnar at for more information about any of our adoptable dogs or fill out an application now. Sponsor Me! Want to help, but now is not the right time for you to adopt? We understand! Consider sponsoring one of our dogs through our Sponsorship Program instead.

Who We Are

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio, Inc. (AHDRO) , was formed in December of 2003. AHDRO's mission is to provide homeless collies and other "family friendly" dogs a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition and love until an approved home is found; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in our rehoming program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets, and to explain that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment. All AHDRO dogs are placed in the homes of approved volunteers until they are apdopted into homes that have been carefully screened for placement. Each dog is examined by a veterinarian upon arrival, and necessary treatment is administered, or a treatment plan is put into place. Since it's inception, AHDRO has rescued over 115 dogs from as far away as Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois. AHDRO works hand in hand with animal shelters to save dogs slated for euthanasia, and those dogs are our priority. Our dogs also come from owners who are no longer able to care for their pet due to illness and other circumstances. They are rescued from situations ranging from the lack of care, supervision, starvation and abuse. Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio is run entirely by volunteers. AHDRO receives no government support and operates with funds generated by adoption donations, fundraisers and generous donations from concerned animal lovers. Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a registered non-profit corporation and donations made to AHDRO may be tax deductible.

Adopting a friend

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please contact Charlene will send you an adoption application to complete. Or go directly to for an application. Once the application is returned, Charlene can discuss the information on the application with you to determine if you are a good candidate for one of our dogs. Lastly, a home visit will be done either by one of our volunteers or another reputable rescue volunteer in your area. We do adopt out of state but it is up to the adopter to come meet and take the dog home. Sound like a lot to go through for a dog? It really isn't as complicated as it seems and it's the best way to ensure a good match.

Come Visit Us!

MORE DOGS COMING IN WEEKLY. IF WE DON'T HAVE WHAT YOUR LOOKING FOR, PLEASE CHECK BACK! All of our dogs are in foster care in various locations. Once the home visit is successfully completed an appointment will be scheduled for you to meet any dog that matches your families lifestyle. Most of our dogs are in the Central Ohio area.

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio
Columbus, OH

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