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Who?:  Tails of Hope Animal Rescue is a 501.c.3 non-profit rescue, dedicated to finding forever homes for dogs and puppies that were abandoned at County Shelters.  Our outreach is limited due to our available foster space, but we do everything that we can to help pull puppies and dogs from at capacity kill shelters.  We generally try to focus on the tristate area, pulling from rural shelters in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, but sometimes we get pulled into cases from other parts of the country.

Once a dog or puppy comes into our program, we do age appropriate vetting and work hard to match them with approved homes.  We also are dedicated to making sure that each dog and puppy that comes through our program is altered so that they don't contribute in the future to the gross pet overpopulation problem that plagues the tristate area.  Older puppies and adults are altered before being adopted out, and puppies are required via our contract and a spay/neuter deposit to be altered when they are deemed old enough by a veterinarian.

What?:  Our focus is usually larger breed dogs, especially retriever and retriever mixes.  However we frequently pull other breeds, especially mixed breed puppies.  We try to help adults as well, but generally we can only take in one - three new adults every month due to our limited foster space.  Puppies are much more in demand, so our foster space for puppies open quicker and allow us to take in a dozen or more puppies every month.  We rarely accept cats or kittens into our program, because our focus is dogs and puppies.

When?:  We are a volunteer group and do not get paid, but we work pretty much around the clock to provide the care needed to the dogs and puppies, and are available most hours of the day to respond to emails and adoption inquiries.  We show almost every Saturday at the Colerain PetSmart in Cincinnati Ohio.  Feel free to email us at tailsofhope@live.com if you want to confirm.  Our usual hours are from at least noon - 4PM.

Where?:  Tails of Hope Animal Rescue does not have a physical shelter. We don't have the funds or staff to support such a large endeavor.  Instead we are a network of loving foster parents that care for our puppies and dogs through the week and meet at the Colerain Petsmart on Saturday and some Sundays to view our animals.  We work hard all week long to approve as many adoptions as we can, so that our available pets can go to their forever homes during our viewing hours.  We also try to make ourselves available through the week to meet approved applications if that is their preference and they're available to meet us.

Why?:  We won't take this space to preach, but put simply we're just trying to put a dent in it and save just one more.  I'm not exaggerating when I say that we get over a hundred requests a week asking us to help with at capacity kill shelters.  Every week they have to put down both dogs and puppies to make room for the new ones that are being surrendered and abandoned.  For every dog that we take, we save two - the one we rescued, and one more for making that space available for another week.  That's one more week of hope that another rescue can take them or an adopter can adopt them. If you have room in your heart and your home to foster, please consider sharing that gift with us.  You would be amazed how many puppies you could save in just one months time, it's a true gift to the animal community.

How?:  Our adoption process begins with completing an application, and potential owners will be interviewed & evaluated, before approval is given.

Tails of Hope Animal Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any application to adopt a pet from our organization. We do not adopt pets for resale or medical research.

Our adoption fee is $100.00 + a $75.00 spay/neuter deposit for puppies, which includes vaccines, deworming, and general care that Tails of Hope has already provided for the pet. Adult adoption fees are between $75 to $150 which is determined by the time that they have been in rescue, we don't want an adoption fee to come between the chance of an adult being able to enjoy a life at a new home. All adults and older puppies will be altered before leaving and up to date on vaccines, HW Preventative and Flea Preventative.  We use the services of a low-cost clinic to keep vet expenses down, and to make adoption affordable.

Taking a pet into your home is a serious committment, and we will make every effort to ensure that the adoption is a good match for both owner and companion animal.

To see a list of our available pets, click on the Available Pets tab.  Click here to fill out our online application.  Or if you have any questions please email any inquires to tailsofhope@live.com.

**If you have any problems downloading our application please let us know!!!

**Do you have room in your heart to foster one of our wonderful animals? All supplies will be provided, along with all vet care. If you are interested please email us at tailsofhope@live.com