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Dogs/Puppies for Adoption as Pets

(Go here for information on assistance dogs.)

Not sure about adoption, consider fostering a dog.

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  1. Complete this online ----> preadoption questionnaire .
  2. One of our volunteer adoption counselors will review your questionnaire and respond to you within two business days to discuss the information you supplied and the next steps.
  3. After we have an appropriate match for you, we will work with you to schedule an appointment to meet the dog at Circle Tail. Most of our dogs are housed at the area correctional facilities we work with or in foster family homes. Our hours are by appointment only.
  4. Our adoption fee is based on the individual dog’s age, breed, size, training and medical expenses. We only accept cash or money orders for adoption fees. Your adoption counselor will let you know the adoption fee for the particular dog you are interested in prior to meeting the dog.
  5. If you have questions about any of our dogs or the adoption process please email adoption@circletail.org.

All Circle Tail dogs available for adoption are spayed or neutered.  Each has received age appropriate vaccines.  In addition, each Circle Tail dog over 6 months old has tested negative for heartworm and is on heartworm preventative medicine.

Please note, 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.

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Circle Tail is east of Milford, approximately 30 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, see Google Map and Contact Us for more detail.

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