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The primary purpose of Open Arms Pound Rescue is to work with approved rescue organizations to help them overcome obstacles to the safe rescue of dogs in danger of euthanasia in pounds and shelters. We do this by facilitating transport coordination, veterinary care and boarding.  Open Arms Pound Rescue will develop and maintain a system of volunteer foster homes for dogs, and will provide public information to improve responsible pet ownership.

Who We Are

OPEN ARMS POUND RESCUE works to facilitate the rescue or adoption of dogs in Ohio pounds, primarily but not exclusively those in northwestern Ohio. We assist rescues to pull dogs, arrange vetting, and coordinate transport. We screen potential adopters of pound dogs. Occasionally we have dogs who have already been pulled available for placement in approved adoptive homes. Those dogs will already have been fully vaccinated, placed on heartworm preventative, and spayed or neutered.

At Open Arms Pound Rescue, we believe very strongly that if we assist in moving a dog, that dog must be going into a safer and happier environment than the one he left.
*We screen rescues we don't know. We send dogs only to rescues that spay or neuter every pet before adoption; screen adopters thoroughly, including reference checks and home visits; and require that a pet be returned to them if for any reason the adopter no longer wants to keep him.
*If we are to send a dog into a forever home, the potential adopter must fill out a detailed application. We check references and require a home visit in every case. We adopt all dogs on the understanding that they will be indoor pets, treated as full members of the family. If for any reason the adoption doesn't work out, the pet must be returned to us.
*If the dog is coming directly from the pound, the adopter must agree to call in a credit card to a local veterinary clinic to pay for full vetting, including spay/neuter, before we will finalize an adoption or coordinate transport.
This page was last updated: March 15, 2014
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