Links & Resources

The Cincinnati area is home to many unique and top quality pet providers. As someone who interacts with pet parents on a daily basis, I’m regularly asked for recommendations on everything from rescue groups to veterinarians. Here is a list of friends and colleagues who come highly recommended by PhoDographer.


Shelters & Rescues

Adore-A-Bull Rescue

Cincinnati’s Bully Breed Rescue serving Cincinnati and the tri-state area, they work to try to help as many ‘bully’ breeds as possible through education, advocacy, networking and rescue. They rescue dogs and puppies (specifically pit bulls and their mixes) from high kill shelters where they would have no other hope, providing all of rescue dogs with comprehensive veterinary care which includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchipping and heartworm testing and treatment prior to placing them with loving families.


Boone County Animal Shelter

Its mission is to provide, among other things, services to humanely house and care for the animals in its charge, to protect the animals of the community from abuse and neglect, and to provide its citizens with information concerning responsible ownership. What makes BCAS special in my opinion, is their commitment to becoming a “No Kill” community, embracing the philosophy, programs and services that make it possible to achieve “no kill” in their shelter.


Recycled Doggies

A foster-based rescue that helps Greater Cincinnati area shelter dogs, one by one, escape certain death and find their forever homes.


Stray Animal Adoption Program

SAAP is one of the more active rescue groups in the area, helping to find homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals. They hold multiple adoption events every weekend, operating in Kentucky and Ohio. SAAP is where PhoDographer adopted my very own Capt. Jack several years ago!



Great Shelters Conference

This is a must-attend event for any animal advocate hoping to see “no kill” achieved in their community! This year’s conference will once again feature Nathan Winograd, the internationally recognized expert, speaker and author on saving the lives of more shelter animals. Mr. Winograd is the founder of the No-Kill Advocacy Center and is at the forefront of the No-Kill Movements sweeping the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Scheduled September 15-16, 2012.


My Furry Valentine

Cincinnati’s next Super Adoption will be held February 16, 2013. Co-sponsored by PhoDographer, the 2011 inaugural event resulted in 266 adoptions in a single day!


Non-Profit Organizations

Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry

The pantry distributes pet food to local families so that they can keep their pets during these tough economic times. SInce opening their doors in March 2010, they have helped more than 3,000 low-income families throughout Greater Cincinnati feed their pets. Support the panty and find out who you can help them continue their important work in our community. Click here to get involved.



United Coalition for Animals

Cincinnati UCAN’s mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by providing an effective, accessible and affordable spay/neuter option.  By reducing the number of unwanted dog & cat that ware born, the number that enter local shelters will also be reduced, thus reducing the number of animals euthanized each year in the Cincinnati area, currently about 33,000 annually.


Anderson Twp. Family Pet Center

Whether you are looking for quality, service, convenience, selection, knowledge or experience, Anderson Township Family Pet Center will exceed your expectations. Offering pet supplies & feed, doggy day care, obedience training, grooming and wild bird supplies.



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Cincinnati’s surburban distributor of premium pet food made right here in Ohio, offering a premium, all natural line of pet food that is superior in quality, nutritionally balanced, and guaranteed for freshness.



Camp Bow Wow

Providing a fun, safe and upscale environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention during doggy day care and overnight camping. Camp Bow Wow holds an annual adoption event of their own, Cupids & Canines. where PhoDographer adopted my very own Capt. Jack several years ago.


The Pet Spot

Cincinnati’s premier pet care facility combines the Midwest’s largest indoor and outdoor doggy daycare with luxury boarding, grooming & training. They make every furry friends’ stay enjoyable and fun whether you are dropping your pet off for a social day in daycare, spa treatment, or extended stay in their private villas.


UCAN Spay/Neuter Clinic

The United Coalition for ANimals runs the region’s only high-volume, low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for cats and dogs.

Pet-Friendly Businesses


Whether you’re there to buy or to consign, your visit to Cincinnati’s premier non-profit fine furniture, accessory, and jewelry consignment shop will help animals. The boutique has an ever-changing inventory of quality furniture, home accessories, and fine, vintage and costume jewlery plus handbags, antiques, decorative accessories, artwork and one-of-a-kind pieces. Net proceeds from the operation of this consignment store support the United Coalition for Animals and help fund the operation of UCAN’s Non-Profit Spay/Neuter Clinic, reducing pet overpopulation and euthanasia rates in the Greater Cincinnati area.


The Famous Neon’s Unplugged

Described as “the back yard of Over-the-Rhine,” The Famous Neons Unplugged is located in Cincinnati’s Main Street entertainment district. With a half-dozen beers on tap and over forty bottled beers, their reputation for craft cocktails and infusions, their outdoor grill, bocce ball court and dog-friendly venue, it’s a favorite of pet lovers!