Circle Tail Inc.


Circle Tail, Inc., provides service and hearing dogs to people with disabilities, and promotes the human-canine bond in the community by providing dog adoptions, obedience training, behavior management, educational programs, and boarding services.

We do not have a breeding program; we obtain our assistance dogs through donations and from shelters and rescues. Careful selection of dogs and puppies from shelters and unwanted litters not only helps a person with special needs, but also brings purpose to an unwanted dog's life. Circle Tail is dedicated to promoting responsible companion animal care. We have many wonderful dogs for adoption.

Our Pet List

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We have many dogs at Circle Tail who could benefit from being in a foster home. Foster families help teach the dog house manners and basic obedience - essentially, how to make a good pet. If you would enjoy the rewarding experience of fostering, please give us a call or e-mail .

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Circle Tail offers affordable training and boarding. We hold six week basic obedience classes for dogs and puppies 14 weeks and older. Class size is small for individual attention, and it's a great way to socialize your dog or puppy and to help him or her learn good manners. Contact us at e-mail us for more information. See our website for more information, dates, and times.

Volunteer Opportunities

Circle Tail has many volunteer opportunities to fit your skills and interests, including activities you can do at home if you live too far away but still want to help. Check out our listings at [VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins.]

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Adoption Weekends:
We have many puppies and dogs available for adoption, so if you see one you want, submit your online preadoption survey. If you see a pet on our pet list that you are interested in, please contact us so we can be sure to bring him/her home. Most of our adoptions take place at Circle Tail, so if you would like to meet any of our dogs at Circle Tail, submit your online preadoption form, and we'll set up an appointment. Most of our dogs for adoption are not housed on site at Circle Tail. They stay in one of the four Ohio Correctional Institutions we work with where they learn age appropriate obedience commands, house manners, and house training. You can e-mail us or call at 513-877-3325 for an appointment to visit Circle Tail to adopt a dog. Note that you must complete your preadoption survey before making an appointment. Please allow at least one week so we can bring the dog back to Circle Tail.

Dog Supplies for Sale!
We sell a wide variety of training and play time supplies such as collars, leads, Kongs, and other chew toys. Save money on quality products and support the Circle Tail programs all at once! We also have Circle Tail logo merchandise available - check out our website for pictures and prices.


Our animals are vet checked, vaccinated, placed on heartworm prevention and flea prevention when old enough, and spayed or neutered before adoption. Potential adopters fill out a preadoption survey and sign an adoption contract. We are at Cincinnati-area pet supply stores on selected weekends. See for dates and locations. Also, e-mail us to schedule an appointment at Circle Tail to see the dogs. Please allow at least one week so we can bring the dog back to Circle Tail, as they are not normally housed there. Our adoption fee is based on the individual dog’s age, breed, size, training and medical expenses. We accept cash or money orders for adoption fees, no checks or credit cards at this time. Your adoption counselor will let you know the adoption fee for the particular dog you are interested in prior to meeting the dog.


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Thank you to all who support Circle Tail's mission. We couldn't do this without you! The dogs of Circle Tail are always in need of donations for their food, toys, etc. If you would like to donate online, visit our Ways to Help page! You can shop at sites like,,, and you can donate to us directly through sites like And of course, there's always snail mail! Send in the donation form on our website - the dogs thank you whole-heartedly!


Come visit us if you are interested in volunteering! Circle Tail has numerous opportunites for volunteering, including caring for the dogs, staffing the Petsmart adoption area during adoption times, compiling literature for mailings, helping with fundraising activities, fostering dogs, etc. Short Term Foster homes are especially needed. If you are interested in becoming a short term foster family, please fill out our foster family application. You can snail mail it in or copy and paste into a Word file and e-mail it as an attachment (due to the threat of viruses, please note that it is a foster family application in the subject line). You can e-mail us if you would like to volunteer.

Come Visit Us!

Circle Tail is located off Route 132, about 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati. Please e-mail or call us (513) 877-3325 to set up an appointment if you'd like to come visit. Most of our dogs are not on site; instead, they are housed at one of four Ohio correctional facilities, where they are house trained and taught proper house manners. Because the dogs are not usually at Circle Tail, adopters need an approved adoption survey before scheduling an appointment.
Circle Tail Inc.
8834 Carey Lane
Pleasant Plain OH 45162
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