Animal Friends Humane Society@animalfriendshumanesociety

Phoebe is up for adoption and can’t wait to find the perfect home! •

She is an absolutely stunning black German Shepherd who came to us as a stray. We noticed she wasn’t putting weight on one of her back legs and determined that she needed FHO surgery, which was done on July 10th. She has recovered nicely and is now ready for the next chapter of her life! •

Right off of the bat, we will go ahead and say Phoebe needs a strong female owner. Phoebe is not a fan of men and should not live with children and preferably without any other animals. Her new mom should feel comfortable giving Phoebe boundaries and structure. Someone experienced with working breeds would be a real bonus! :) Phoebe does have some separation anxiety and becomes panicked in a crate, so she would probably do best being left out when home alone. •

In return, Phoebe will be fiercely protective and loyal to her mom. Once she is comfortable with you, she will be bonded to you for life and offer you never ending kisses. She is a playful girl with lots of energy and would love to accompany you on all sorts of adventures. •

We realize Phoebe requires a very specific home, but we are absolutely up for the challenge of finding it. Phoebe is worth it and we believe her new owner will agree!

If you’re interested in meeting Phoebe, please stop by during our operating hours or give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!

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We need your help! Jack, an eight year old Miniature Pinscher, has found his way back to Animal Friends after being adopted from us a few months ago. Staff found him tied to the front of the facility with a note stating that his previous adopters have fallen ill. •

Now that he is back, we need to find the perfect forever home for this little guy. Jack only has one eye, but this doesn’t bother him one bit! He has tons of energy and certainly doesn’t act like a “senior,” but rather a young pup! He needs an active home that can offer him daily exercise. He has been around many other dogs during his time here and completely ignores them. He truly craves companionship and loves to be in your lap. The instability of bouncing around has left Jack with some anxiety and he panics when confined and does not like to be left alone. Can you blame him? When we place him back in the cage after a walk, he acts out. His new home will need to be one that can work with him on making his crate a positive place or a home where his family is home most of the time and he doesn’t require confinement. He also needs a home without children. •

If you are interested in meeting Jack, please stop by during our operating hours. If you have dogs at home already, we encourage you to bring them with you. •

If you cannot offer Jack a home at this time, please help us by sharing this post. We would truly appreciate it and so would Jack!

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Don’t forget to join us at @municipalbrewworks this Saturday for our legendary Ales for Tails event! From 11am-4pm, ALL animals present will have their adoption donations reduced by 50% and microchipping will be just $10! In addition, all animals at our shelter will also have their adoption donation reduced by 50% during operating hours. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Moose the mastiff/pit mix and Michelle the kitten had a great time today at the Hamilton Elks Golf Club. They got to meet with the wonderful ladies of The Hamilton Elks Lodge #93 Ladies 18 Hole Golf League. Each year during their annual tournament they pick a charity to support and collect donations for that charity. This year they chose Animal Friends and collected all kinds of goodies for our shelter pets. Thanks for having us out and supporting our cause!


We are up to our ears in cute canines! While we love our doggie residents, we would much rather see them heading off to their furr-ever homes. Adopting a dog means opening a cage for another!

We are open seven days a week and encourage you to come take a look around.
With 50+ dogs up for adoption at this time, we have plenty to choose from of all ages, sizes and breeds. Here are just a few that are currently hoping to go home with you:

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Introducing MUTT MONDAYS! Where we share a photo of one of our adoptable & adorable dogs so you can guess what breed(s) you think it is. •

We’re starting off with Twister, an energetic and playful one year old male. •

What do you think this bi-eyed beauty is? Comment below! Share this post so your friends and family can guess as well. And maybe we can even find Twister a home!

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Does your pet have a special talent? If so, we want to see it! Bring them to Ales for Tails at Municipal Brew Works on August 11th to compete in the following categories: best trick, best costume, pet/owner lookalike, beauty, and beast. •

Our judges (listed below) will choose from the entries and announce the winner at the Ales for Tails event on August 11th. Oh, and did we mention that there are prizes?!

Talent Contest Judges:

Ian Mackenzie-Thurley
Executive Director - Fitton Center •

Jen Schwaller
Deputy Dog Warden - Butler County Sheriff’s Dept. •

Dr. Reed Hughes
DVM - Brookside Animal Hospital

Evan Millward
Anchor - WCPO 9 On Your Side

Tara Bowser
Executive Director - Animal Friends Humane Society •

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“Boy, it’s such a PITTIE that I don’t have a home. Think you could help with that?”

Ghost is an 8 week old blue and white pit bull terrier mix pup who is affectionate and inquisitive. He also has a blue brindle and white sister who is playful and rambunctious. •

Interested? Stop by the shelter to meet them (and most likely take them home) any time during our operating hours!

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Arguably our most anticipated event, Ales for Tails is back! Taking place at Municipal Brew Works in Hamilton on August 11th, we can’t wait for you to join us for all of the exciting festivities. •

But, for those ready to get the party started, did you know you can participate in our photo contest AND sign up for our talent contest?! Links below!



We hope you’re anticipating Ales for Tails as much as we are and as always, thank you for your continued support!


** URGENT! **

Kitten season has hit us fast & hard and we are going through supplies at lightning speed! We use paper trays to feed all of the cats in our facility and we have completely ran out. Using paper trays gives us the ability to throw them away after they’ve been used, which reduces cross contamination and the possibility of spreading disease. •

The ones pictured here are from Sam’s Club in Springdale, but they may be sold at other stores. •

If anyone is able to donate, we would be beyond appreciative! We will take as much as we can get. Donations are tax deductible.

The staff and our cats thank you!


Wow, that sure didn’t take long! •

Ducky, one of our newest arrivals, went up for adoption two days ago and chose his forever family today! •

Congratulations to Ducky and his new mom and dad!

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While we believe it’s best to have cats as indoor pets, there are certainly exceptions and sometimes we need to find homes for cats and kittens that prefer to not be indoor only. •

Here are the special case cats that we currently have here at AFHS. If you or anyone you know are able to offer an appropriate home to one of these adorable felines, please contact us or stop in during operation hours. Can’t adopt? Please share! •

SABRINA is a 2 year old female black DSH and is a real sweetheart. She really enjoys attention and will make a great companion, but she is unreliable when it comes to using the litter box. •

TAMBORA (grey male), KRAKATOA (tabby male) and MAYON (black male) - This is a litter of two month old feral kittens that cannot be handled. •

ALEXIA is a 3 year old front declawed orange tabby and white DSH who can be affectionate, but it must be on her terms. She does not like to be held or carried and does not tolerate being around other cats. •

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