Please take a moment to read about our adoption process and then click the above links to see some of our fabulous cats and dogs. Please note we have about 25% of our cats listed on Petfinder – so plan to visit during adoption hours to meet your next best friend!

Our shelter currently homes 50 wonderful dogs and more than 500 spectacular cats.  Short hair, long hair, big and small, young and “seasoned”, playful and laidback, all here waiting for that special someone!

We’re very proud of our animals and are thrilled that you’re considering our shelter when adding a member to your family. When an animal comes to STAF, we commit to giving that animal a lifetime of care and love. When we pass that responsibility onto another through an adoption, our goal is to place the animal in a long-term, loving home.

RoseanneOur adoption process, fine-tuned over 25 years of successfully placing animals in their forever homes, includes an application and informal interview with a STAF volunteer who will work with you one-on-one to find the perfect fit for your family and lifestyle. This volunteer will introduce you to animals, share background and health information, and tell you about each animal’s personality and special traits and talents. We will likely ask you to return to the shelter for a second visit to be sure of your decision.

We can facilitate adoptions within 150-mile radius of our shelter, which includes Dayton, Columbus, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.

The cat adoption application can be downloaded in pdf format for your review and completion.  Please bring your cat adoption application with you on your first visit to the shelter.

The dog application can be downloaded in PDF format for your review and completion.  Please bring your dog adoption application with you on your first visit to the shelter.

Rm 18 - Noah Pippa and friends -  still frame from video 2-2015 twoOur normal adoption hours are:

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (cats)

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm (dogs)

Saturdays 11:00am-2:00pm (dogs) *please arrive by 1:15 to complete application and have time to meet dogs. 

Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm (cats)

We are located at 4011 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. Please review our event calendar to verify hours for the week. Our regular adoption fees are $40 for cats and $150 for dogs.

For other general information, please contact us via E-mail.

Read some of our Fabulous Forever Home stories featuring STAF cats and dogs and their perfect match families!