From Death-Row to Farm Hand!

We discovered that many of the people that are willing to open their hearts to a Bella Run horse are also dog lovers! As a 501(c)3, we have the ability to intervene on behalf of the dogs in shelters that the public cannot pull. These dogs are scheduled to be euthanized with no chance at finding a home. Thousands of dogs are euthanized each year in Ohio alone without ever being placed up for adoption. Simply put, that isn't fair, and we are in a position to do something about it. That is how the Farm Dog Program was created.

Our unique Farm Dog Program has been a great success! In addition to house manners, we give dogs the tools necessary to be safe on a farm! When not working outside with us, the dogs are in our home, not chained up or in outdoor kennels. We expect that their new owners do the same. A dog that can behave off-leash and act appropriately around large animals is more appealing to potential homes with horses. Our dogs leave us confident, happy, and willing to work... perfect for a life with horse people!

Because we spend so much time with out farm dogs, we only have a couple dogs in the program at a time. If you are interested in a particular breed/type of dog, please contact us and can help you find a good match, even if it is through another rescue! There are always dogs needing homes!

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Age: 1
Status: Available

Cinch is a friendly, fast, and smiley Blue Heeler with energy to burn!
He has been kept tied up as an outdoor dog, so he has a lot to learn about this big world and all of the fun things (and temptations) that go with it!

He has been excellent with people and had two young children in his previous home. He will chase cats but we are working on that. He enjoys roughhous [..]


Age: 3
Status: Available

Lacey is a 3 year old German Shepherd. If ever there was a dog that adored people... this is it. 

Lacey has most recently been tied up as an outdoor dog before she came to the farm. She is now learning how to interact with many different animals and is doing quite well!

Lacey has lived with young children and LOVES kids. She is a smaller shepherd (weighi [..]


Age: 7
Status: Available

Rosie is about as lovely as they get! Color her perfect... she’s guaranteed to add a smile to your day! 
Good with cats, good with dogs, mannerly around horses, and very friendly with people... she has a smile and a big long tail wag for everyone she meets!

Rosie is good off leash, she is housetrained (she even whines when she needs to go out!), and she know [..]


Age: 0
Status: Adoption Pending

Bug was born on the Fourth of July and was fed formula because he was unable to get enough nutrition from his mother. After an initial rough patch, Bug has excelled in all areas, even surpassing his siblings in size!

Bug is a GREAT little guy and is almost 100% house trained. He does not chew inappropriate things and is respectful of cats, dogs, horses, sheep, and ducks.  He sho [..]