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!

My Dog Adoption Application - Not Started


Age: Senior
Status: Available

Sugar would make an excellent little companion for a quieter home.
She is a 13 (?) year old Jack Russell. She is spayed and of course current on everything. We are looking for a very special home for Sugar.

She is good around horses, cats, ducks, pigs, and small dogs.
Big dogs intimidate her and she will get upset.
She gets anxious when left alone s [..]


Age: 9
Status: Available

Whisper is a happy little Border Collie that loves to stay busy and smell things!  While you may think she is frail and weak because of her age, she actually is very mobile and enjoys playing and going for long walks around the farm.

Whisper is deaf.  Because of this, we require her to go to a home that has a fenced in yard.  A home with horses is allowed, but the prospective ho [..]

Baby Bug

Age: 0
Status: Available

Bug is currently unavailable for adoption until he grows up a bit.

Stay tuned for more pictures and information coming soon!