About Us

Available dogs:
Our Petfinder Page
Putnam Pet Pals Facebook Page
Putnam County Dog Shelter Page

Mission Statement

Putnam Pet Pals is dedicated to promoting adoption of homeless animals and to encourage responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization.

Who We Are

Putnam Pet Pals is a Rescue and Advocacy group in Putnam County, (Northwest Ohio). Our rescue is dedicated to re-homing neglected, abused and homeless pets. We have our 501c3 non-profit status. Putnam Pet Pals is comprised of volunteers that provide foster care for the homeless dogs until a loving permanent home is found. Our dogs come from shelters/pounds with most of the dogs coming from our local pound. We currently are only taking in dogs but hope to expand our rescue to serve other types of pets. We are in need of funds for vet care of our rescued dogs as well as crates, kennels, dog food and treats, collars and leashes, toys, rawhides, bowls, heartworm prevention, frontline plus, stamps, envelopes, computer paper, gas cards and phone cards. Used items are also welcome such as kennels and crates. For further donation information, click on donations.

Adopting a friend

All potential adopters are required to complete an application and sign an adoption contract. A vet reference is required. If you do not include your vet’s name, address and telephone number, we will not be able to process your application. If you are interested in adopting a dog, read our adoption policies and complete the adoption application form. Submit the adoption application as shown on the adoption application form. We do NOT adopt our dogs on a first-come first-served basis. We review all applications and then decide whom will be the best home for the dog. Each dog has their own individual personality and needs and we try very hard to match the dog with the most suitable home.  Please note the adoption fee in the dog’s bio. Dogs can be returned within 10 days of signing the adoption agreement for a full refund.

Come Visit Us!

We are located in Putnam County (Northwest Ohio) and presently do not have a facility for visitors to view our adoptable dogs. Our dogs are being fostered in volunteers’ homes. We are more than happy to arrange a meeting with APPROVED adopters to visit with the dog you are interested in prior to adoption.