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Sweet Dream House Rescue in Norwood, Ohio is a non-profit organization that rescues companion animals from hill-kill shelters in Ohio and other neighboring states. Cats and dogs who are most likely to be overlooked by potential adopters are pulled from the shelter as their last resort.
All rescued animals are placed in foster homes until their forever family is found. The organization is entirely volunteer-run and relies on kind donations, fundraising events, and adoption fees to keep running.
Sweet Dream House Rescue saves and rehomes over 1,000 pets each year. Would you like to support the amazing work they do? Every time a pet is rehomed, another can be rescued and placed in foster care.
And with so many animals in need of forever homes, you're sure to find the right pet for you at Sweet Dream House Rescue. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a new pet from Sweet Dream House Rescue? Here's how it works:
Adoption fees at Sweet Dream House Rescue are as follows:
The deposit amount is due at the beginning of your one-week trial and is applied to the full fee when the adoption is finalized. If you return your pet, 50% of your deposit is refunded
Contact the shelter to learn more about cat adoption fees.
For both dogs and cats, your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, up-to-date on vaccinations, and disease testing.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.