Update: Jet, Darcey and Lucky were adopted, Buckeye and Bones were rescued.
The Richland County Dog Shelter is full, and is asking for help in finding homes for their dogs. Now isn’t that a great shelter, one that works hard to save animals? They know that if they ask for help, the public will come through, whether by sharing the dogs with friends, rescues, or on social media.
Shown below are just some of the dogs they have listed as “Urgent.” Scroll down and look at the photos; the dogs at this shelter right now are especially nice! The large-sized dogs, including pit bulls, are most urgent, although dogs of all sizes are available, including hounds, boxers, a Jack Russell terrier mix, Miniature Pinscher mix, Chihuahuas, Chow Chow mixes and a lot more!
If you are able to adopt or rescue any of the dogs, please email the Richland County Dog Warden at email@example.com to request an application, or visit the shelter.
David Jordan, Richland County Dog Warden
810 North Home Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44906
Phone: 419-774-5892 or 419-774-5893
See more dogs on the RCDW Facebook page. Click here to watch YouTube videos of the dogs. If you would like to help the dogs that require medical help, please click here to donate.
Female terrier mix Polly is a happy and friendly girl. Don’t you just love her smile? Her face shows that she is willing to please. The shelter says that Polly loves everyone. So why is she on the urgent list? Please share Polly so that she’ll find the home she deserves. Polly is small, weighing only about 25 lbs.
Note: Clicking on any of the names on this list will bring up that dogs information on Petfinder
Shelby is a pit bull/boxer mix who first arrived at the shelter in February 2014. She is approximately one year old and weighs about 55 lbs. Here is her story, according to the shelter: “Shelby’s adopters came in claiming that they had to move and couldn’t take her with them and tried to surrender her…at that time we had no room and the warden asked them to please do the responsible thing and try to properly re-home her. Well, Shelby was found running around in the country, so more than likely they chose to not be responsible and they just turned her loose. So Shelby is back here and looking for her forever home, please help share for her!”
Shelby is a lovely girl with a lot of energy (she’d make a great agility dog). She is full of life and will keep you entertained with her antics.
Black Labrador retriever Don Juan came to the shelter as a stray on February 5, 2014. He was scared when he first arrived, but now he’s just fine. Don Juan passed his dog test, although the shelter says he prefers mellow or low-key dogs, since he doesn’t like dogs to jump on him or get in his face. Don Juan is a handsome boy who has been at the shelter much too long and is ready for a home of his own.
Jet – ADOPTED
Now here is one handsome fellow! Jet came to the shelter as a stray on September 8, 2014. He is an adult pit bull terrier who is already neutered so he can go home with you today. Jet looks well cared for, but so far no one has called looking for him or come to take him home. So now he is just homeless. Sad how some people think animals can just be dumped like trash. Jet is such a great dog. He needs a home where he’ll be loved.
Lucky – ADOPTED
Lucky is a young male pit bull/cattle dog mix. He is another long-time resident, coming to the shelter as a stray in March, 2014. He is gorgeous and unique, with a nice coat and a great smile. Lucky is young so he has a lot of energy. Or maybe he is just anxious to get out of the shelter and into a home of his very own, where he can run around and snuggle up to his new family.
Sweet male shepherd mix Johnny Ringo was adopted in 2013 then picked up again as a stray in August 2014. His owner never came to claim him. People may come up with a lot of reasons for wanting to get rid of their dog: because they are moving, they don’t have enough time to spend with the dog, etc. but usually it has nothing to do with the dog itself. So it’s not Johnny Ringo’s fault for ending up at the shelter again. He is a friendly and happy guy who just needs a forever family.
Bones – RESCUED
Bones is a darling pit bull terrier boy with a sad story. In June 2013, Bones ended up in the shelter with his buddy Dakota. Their owner came for the dogs, then gave the dogs away. And here they are, at the shelter again. As the shelter says, it doesn’t look like anyone is coming for the dogs this time. Bones needs a new home where he will be loved forever this time.
Young boxer and pit bull terrier mix Rusty is so adorable. He was picked up as a stray in July 2014. His former owner came to the shelter and said that she had given him away and that his real name is Titan. He is still young, only about a year and a half old.
Rusty has been scared at the shelter. Some dogs just don’t do well in a shelter environment, so hopefully he’ll be adopted or rescued soon. He was adopted out once before, but apparently didn’t get along well with the cats there. So although he passed his dog test (he was tested with male dogs), Rusty needs to be in a home without cats.
Buckeye – RESCUED
The shelter named this young female pit bull terrier ‘Buckeye’ since she was wearing an Ohio State Buckeye collar when she came in. Buckeye arrived at the Richland County Dog Shelter as a stray on August 23, 2014. She passed her temperament testing with flying colors, so well in fact that the shelter uses her as the test dog for some of the other dogs. Buckeye is “long and lanky and super sweet” says the shelter.
Now is there anyone who does not like this adorable photo of male pit bull terrier mix Weezer? Just look at that face! He is so full of love and loyalty. Yet he, too, is also on the urgent list.
Weezer is on the smaller side, probably weighing about 35 or 40 lbs. He is sweet and very friendly. Weezer is also great with other dogs, both male and female. He sounds perfect! Yet the shelter is out of room, so Weezer needs adopted or rescued as soon as possible.
Darcey – ADOPTED
Darcey came to the shelter as a stray on September 15, 2014, looking miserable after losing so much hair. Who can blame her? And who can throw a senior dog out to fend for herself? Darcey is a female terrier mix that deserves to rest on a warm bed and spend time with a family that loves her.
If you would like to help with her medical costs, here is the link to donate: http://www.gofundme.com/donatetorichlandcodogs
Female pit bull terrier Piper has such sad, soulful eyes, it makes you wonder what she has been through. This very sweet and pretty girl was brought to the shelter by some nice folks who found her in June. The people who brought her in said that she was good with their kids. Piper obviously had puppies not so long ago, so the shelter notes that maybe she was dumped after serving her purpose.
Piper is great with children and loves to play ball. But she’d do best in a home without cats.
Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix Lenny isn’t listed as urgent, but – sigh – this cute guy was adopted out twice then returned to the shelter.
Lenny originally came to the shelter as a stray on July 24, 2014. After being adopted out the first time, his adopter brought him back, saying Lenny was having some food aggression with his other dogs.
The second time he was adopted, he was returned when that adopter said Lenny was too much for her to handle. As the shelter says, “That is no fault of his, so please don’t let this be his last chance.”
Lenny was tested by the shelter’s staff, and he seems to do well with other dogs. They say he is an energetic boy, and is very affectionate with people.
How adorable is young pit bull terrier Nora! She is medium-sized, weighing about 40 lbs. Nora is super sweet according to the shelter, and is very friendly. She apparently had puppies in the past and now just needs someone to love her. She promises she will love you back. Nora is great with both male and female dogs.
The shelter said this of Nora, but it goes for the other dogs, too: “Please share for me and spread the word. I don’t want this to be my last stop.”