For over 20 years, Save the Animals Foundation (S.T.A.F.) has been making a difference in the lives of Cincinnati-area animals, including those profiled here. Funded entirely by donations and operated solely by volunteers, our no-kill shelter currently homes over 600 dogs and cats, many of whom have been abused, abandoned or literally tossed away. Teams of volunteers work with the animals two shifts a day, 365 days a year, providing them with a safe and caring environment until we can place them in permanent, loving homes. Over the years we have matched thousands of lucky animals with equally lucky families.
If you've got room in your heart and home, we've got some friends we'd like you to meet! Our shelter currently homes 50+ wonderful dogs and more than 500 spectacular cats. Short hair, long hair, big and small, young and "seasoned", playful and laidback, all here waiting for that special someone, maybe you!
Our adoption process, fine-tuned over 15 years of successfully placing animals in their forever homes, includes an application and informal interview with a S.T.A.F. volunteer who will work with you one-on-one to find just-the-right-fit for your family and lifestyle. This volunteer will introduce you to animals, share background and health information, and tell you about each animal's personality and "talents" (Many folks are surprised to find out that most of our dogs know how to sit on command and take treats gently, and that so many of our fabulous felines are very gentle lap cats!). We can facilitate adoptions within 150-mile radius of our shelter, which includes Dayton, Columbus, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.
Between filling out our application and meeting multiple animals, most visits last approximately one hour. Because S.T.A.F. is 100% volunteer-run, we are often unable to accomodate late arrivals. To ensure that you have time to meet all the animals you'd like, please arrive as close to the start of the adoption period as possible.
Our normal Adoption Hours are Thursdays 6-8 pm and Saturdays 1-4 pm. Please call 561-STAF to verify hours for the week and get directions to our shelter. Adoption fees are $40 for cats (includes carrier) and $150 for dogs. We prefer kittens be adopted in pairs. Sorry, no online adoption application is available; you must complete it in person at the shelter.
We proudly open our shelter to the public several times a year during our Open House events. Stop on by, tour the shelter, meet our fabulous and adorable animals, maybe even fall in love! Hope to see you there!