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: 0
Status: Available

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 [..]


Age: 1
Status: Available

Killian is a 10 month old pit bull (mix?). He has an angular limb deformity in a front leg. At this point, vets agree that “it is what it is” and as long as he is comfortable and happy, let it be. For added prevention, we recommend that he is kept on a joint supplement like Cosequin for long-term health.

Despite his crooked leg, he is a typical pitty in that he wants to play pla [..]