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) and have 501c3 non-profit status. Our rescue is dedicated to re-homing neglected, abused and homeless pets.  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 county dog shelter. We currently are only taking in dogs but hope in the future 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, and gas cards.. Used items are also welcome such as kennels and crates. For further donation information, click on donations.


We are ALWAYS in need of foster homes! Without fosters, we cannot save dogs from shelters that might otherwise be euthanized. Foster homes can decide if they want to foster a dog on a case by case basis. The Foster can also set limits on fostering by the age, sex, size, and behaviors of a dog. Only want small house trained dogs? We can work with that! Willing to try a dog that may require some extra time and training? Great!  PPP can supply the foster home with food, a crate, collar, leash, etc., and will pay for any medical costs for the dog.


If you are willing to give fostering a try, please fill out the Foster Home Application.

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 need for you to contact the veterinarian’s office that you would choose to use for your new pet. We will give you a number of questions to ask the staff so that you can get an idea of the time and expense necessary to owning a healthy dog.

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 if the dog is not a good fit in the home.

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.


We offer $100 in assistance towards the spay or neuter of qualifying cats and dogs. We limit this to 1 animal per household, and the household must either be a occupied by a veteran, a senior on social security, or require financial assistance through a governmental agency. If you are interested in this program, please fill out a Spay/Neuter Application FormSelected applicants will be notified after our monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Selected applicants will be responsible for paying the full cost of the procedure, and then will receive a $100 reimbursement once proof of the surgery has been submitted to the rescue.

There are also low cost spay neuter facilities in the area, such as:

The Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County

Humane Ohio in Toledo

Midwest Animal Clinic in Lima