Hamilton County Animal Shelter

Find Hamilton County Ohio animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Cincinnati Catrs, Inc. PO Box 37912 Cincinnati OH 45222 513-227-3533


Cincinnati Poodle Rescue PO Box 53898 Cincinnati OH 45253 513-554-2698

Cleves Animal Control 7737 Ohio 128 Cleves OH 45002 513-353-0555

Creekwood Critters 8650 Shawnee Run Road Cincinnati OH 45243 513-561-7877

Freetoagoodhome.Con 8258 Boxelder Court Cleves OH 45002 513-321-7044

Heartt Animal Refuge 11354 Reading Road Sharonville OH 45241 513-368-4568

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Cincinnati, Inc. 8327 Northport Drive Cincinnati OH 45255 513-543-3000

Noah's Ark Animal Shelter 3898 Michael Drive Cincinnati OH 45255 513-276-8510

O'bryonville Animal Rescue PO Box 9206 Cincinnati OH 45209 513-871-7297

Pawz and Clawz Adoption Foundation, Inc. PO Box 53385 Cincinnati OH 45253 513-851-4045

Pet Adoption & Rescue Service 4278 Poole Road Cincinnati OH 45251

Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue 7885 Pinemeadow Lane Cincinnati OH 45224 513-557-2107

SPCA Cincinnati 3949 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati OH 45223 513-541-6100

Save the Animals Foundation 4011 Red Bank Road Cincinnati OH 45227 513-561-7823

Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption 10558 Mill Road Cincinnati OH 45240

Scratching Post 6958 Plainfield Road Cincinnati OH 45236 513-984-6369

United Coalition for Animals PO Box 42083 Cincinnati OH 45242 513-981-7933

Animal Shelters by City

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.