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Our Adoptable Pet List


We are not pulling at this time as we have several special need dogs and we are trying to find the perfect homes for them.

*****With proper vet references and a willingness to drive to our Petsmart location to meet your new addition, we do allow out of state adoptions*****


We do require that all applicants complete an application. "INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED".

Email us if you would like us to send you an application.

We do require an adoption agreement be signed at the time of adoption stating you will take proper care of this animal and provide all things needed for him/her to live a healthy and safe life. We do not guarantee the temperament or health of these animals. We can not guarantee breed or size. Adopting an animal is a commitment for years, not weeks or months. We have a 3 day refund policy. You will get 50% of your adoption fee back if the pet is returned within the 3 days. After three days no refund will be given. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please understand.... We receive a large quanity of emails and it takes time to review them and contact references. If you do not get an immediate response please take in consideration how much rescuers do each and every day. We drive for hours to get to a pound to save a pup/dog before they are put down. We vet, feed and care for these animals 24/7. So please give us the benefit of the doubt and drop us a "Nice" follow up email.

Thank you again for your interest in a shelter dog/puppy.


Adopting a dog or puppy can be an exciting time, but please take in consideration the true responsibility of this action. You will be required to provide this animal with everything to guarantee good health, happiness and safety. Yearly vaccines and monthly heartworm prevention as well as flea/tick control. Please don't purchase a pet for a gift, such as Christmas or Easter. An animal is a lifetime commitment. You must also make sure the new pet has enough exercise and can go outside safely. We do not believe animals should be put on chain, not only can the animal get loose, but other animals can get to it.

We do require an adoption fee. This fee is 100% dedicated to providing medical care and maintenance for all the pets in our rescue.

The Animal Rescue Site


I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter.....
The cast-offs of Human Society.
I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal.
And I was angry.
"God", I said, "This is terrible! Why don't you do something?"
God was silent for a moment and said softly,
"I have done something, I created YOU..." The Animals' Savior Copyright Jim Willis 1999


We are a home based, not for profit rescue dedicated to saving as many homeless, neglected and abused dogs as possible. We work with kill pounds and certain rescues to ease the burden of over population and caring for the sick or injured. After volunteering at a local rescue, we could no longer stand by and wait for someone else to step up and help those in need. To see the faces of all those scared and homeless dogs that don't understand why their family would just leave them alone with no bed to sleep in and no one to love them when they are scared. It truly is heartbreaking. We believe every dog should be able to live inside the home with their family and not tied in the yard or to a dog house. Adopting a dog is the same as adding a new family member.

Please take care of your animals, if you find yourself in the situation where you can no longer care for your dog please do not dump them along side the road or tied to a tree somewhere. And never give away your animal. Do you know that research labs will pick up the FREE animals for research purposes? That is no place for a family pet, or any pet to end up at.

We do have dogs that will never be able to leave the rescue, our home, due to health issues or age. We will provide these dogs with all the hugs and kisses they can stand.

Thank you for considering a shelter pet, THEY will love you for it!!!!



If you would like to donate to the pets at our rescue, monetary donations, gift cards, toys and food are always needed. Our pets love their toys and we never seem to have enough. Dog beds, blankets and the kids old basketballs are always needed as well. Thank you so much for helping our rescue.


The family's dog was bought to guard, Chained to a post in a chilly backyard. House in a shed that was airless and dark. And every few weeks had a run in the park.

When boredom set in with no fun and no work, One day it broke loose and went quietly berserk. Paw couldn't fathom just why it went wild, As it flattened his wife and the bit his child.

The police were called in to sort out the mess, And the whole sorry tale was revealed in the press, The Rescue Society was really annoyed,

So, the dog was re-homed and the owners destroyed...

. -- Author Unknown


We would like to take a moment and thank everyone who has ever taken a moment to view all the wonderful and available dogs and puppies on petfinder. There are so many needing good homes filled with love. To anyone who has gone a step further and made a homeless animal part of their families, a HUGE thank you. We would also like to thank Emily of Louie's Legacy for all her help and understanding.

We have so many wonderful families contact us concerning one of our pups/dogs. We are amazed each and every day by the generosity of strangers. Thank you all.. Without you so many homeless animals would have a terrible ending.

Come Visit Us!

Stepping Stone Rescue
Dayton, OH 45410
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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