A Lotta Love Pet rescue Since 2006

 A Lotta Love Pet Rescue  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in the Lima, OH area .

We do not have a shelter facility. Our volunteer foster homes take these wonderful animals into their homes until we find their forever families.

Our mission is to rescue animals from high kill shelters, hoarding situations, puppy mills, animal fighting rings and more; spay/neuter and provide the necessary medical care they need, and then place them with foster families until we get them adopted into the loving homes they need and deserve!

Thank you to all the foster parents, volunteers, donors and families who have stepped up to help these wonderful animals. With your help, we will save many, many more.


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Getting Involved

Save an Animal

Adopting a Pet

 Thank you for your interest in adopting through A Lotta Love Rescue! Below you will find the links to our application. Once received, we will begin processing it as quickly as possible.

Our process includes checking your personal and veterinarian references, a phone interview, a home visit, and a meet and greet (if feasible). Please be aware that we may receive several applications for the same dog and we try our best to choose the application that will be the best match for that particular dog. We desire to ensure success and happiness for all those involved in the process of adopting.

We do our best to respond to each email, inquiry, and application in a timely manner. Please be sure to monitor your email account and your phone to ensure we are able to contact you. Furthermore, please make sure your personal references, your veterinarian, and your landlord (if applicable) are aware that we will be calling to ensure no delays in processing your application. If you are concerned because you haven’t been contacted in a timely manner, please do feel free to follow up with us, check in, & let us that you are still interested!

There are several reasons we may choose to deny your request to adopt with us. These reasons include but are not limited to: negative references from veterinarian and/or personal references, lack of permission from landlord, failed home visit, lack of understanding of needs of rescue dogs, too young, applicant name found on a “Do not adopt” list, etc.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

MakING a Donation

A Lotta Love Pet Rescue
PO BOX 637
LIMA, OHIO 45802

Or PayPal: allprpets@gmail.com

Featured Cats & Dogs


Yorkie mix- Female


Yorkie mix – Female


Lab mix – Male


Lab mix – Female

What we do

Our Services

Senior and veteran food donation


We have been helping the area’s seniors, veterans, disabled and disadvantaged pet owners keep their beloved companions in their homes. 

By providing food, treats and services to these people, many companion animals have been saved from being relinquished from a loving and into a cold shelter environment.


Animal Licensing

All of our dogs have current Allen County licensing.  $5 transfer fee.

Finding Pets a Home

We’ll review your application, ask any follow up questions, and find you a match. Our counselors find the right pet for your family. We match you according to space, time, family situation, size, temperament, and age.

Spay & Neuter

All our pets are spayed or neutered. We also assist community cats by taking donations and transporting feral cats for low-cost Trap Neuter Return.
What Drives Us

Our Mission

* To help disadvantaged Seniors and Veterans keep their beloved pets in their home by providing them with pet food.
* To rescue and re-home unwanted pets.
* To provide animal oxygen masks to local EMT units.
* To provide animal first aid kits for K9 corps units.
* We also provide food for those who take care of feral cat colonies and offer assistance for low cost spays and neuters.
* We are able to offer these services by fundraisers as well as donations from kind folks like you.

Get Involved

Help provide a safe space for pets to begin their new, happy lives.

A Lotta Love Pet Rescue would not exist without foster homes. Our foster families save pets who are too young to be adopted yet, elderly, recovering from surgery, scared or depressed. Fostering, is a selfless, compassionate and generous commitment and we recognize that.

As foster parents to the cats and dogs of our facility, you provide the love and stability they need. We thank you for that!

Upcoming Events

APril 13 - A Lotta Love at Lima ReStore

11am – 2pm 
Come see a few of our adoptable animals.  Drop off donations!

April 20 - A Lotta Love at Lima Big R Store

11am – 2pm
Come see a few of our adoptable animals.  Drop off donations!

April 27 - Quarter Auction

12pm – 3pm
Help us raise money for vet bills and have a good time!  Catered by Crazy Craigs.  $5 entry fee.


Featured Pets


Domestic Short Hair
Baby – Male


Domestic Short hair
Adult – Male


Domestic Short Hair
Senior – Male


Collie Mix
Adult – Female


Adult – Female


Domestic Short Hair
Adult – Male


Pet Adoption Notes

Adopting VS BUying

Thinking of adding a pet to your family? Here are ten reasons to adopt your new best friend.

1. Because you’ll save a life.

Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.


2. Because you’ll get a great animal.

Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.

3. Because it’ll cost you less.

Usually when you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations (and sometimes even microchipping!) is included in the adoption price, which can save you some of the up front costs of adding a new member to your family. Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.

4. Because of the bragging rights.

No one needs to see another selfie—unless it’s a selfie of you with the adorable pet you just adopted! Adopt a pet, post those pictures and let the well-earned likes roll in.

5. Because it’s one way to fight puppy mills.

If you buy a dog from a pet store, online seller or flea market, you’re almost certainly getting a dog from a puppy mill.

Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of these puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.

These puppy mills continue to stay in business through deceptive tactics — their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop in pet stores, over the Internet or through classified ads. Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.

6. Because your home will thank you.

Many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already house-trained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug. Adopting a mature pet not only gives older animals a second chance, it often means introducing them to your family will be much easier.

7. Because all pets are good for your health, but adoptees offer an extra boost.

Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need!

8. Because adoption helps more than just one animal.

Overburdened shelters take in millions of stray, abused and lost animals every year, and by adopting an animal, you’re making room for others. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in!

9. Because The Shelter Pet Project makes it easy.

You can go to the Shelter Pet Project to find pets near you, of every size, color, temperament and breed. Purebred and mixed breed animals alike are waiting for their forever homes!

10. Because you’ll change a homeless animal’s whole world.

And get a new best friend out of the deal. Seriously, what could be better than that?
Humane Society

How to Find the Perfect Pet

If You’re Considering Adopting a Dog:

Loyal and loving, dogs are social animals who thrive on being upstanding members of their families.

  • If there are young children in your home, a puppy may not be your best bet. You may want to consider adopting a medium-sized dog over five months of age.
  • It is a good idea to draw up a schedule of who in the family will help with the care of your new dog, including walking, playing, feeding and grooming.
  • Don’t forget to have your new friend spayed or neutered.

If You’re Considering Adopting a Cat:

Cats are known to be graceful, athletic, playful, sensitive and affectionate.

  • Make sure everyone in the house is prepared to have a cat.
  • Cats can be very independent. Make sure everyone knows that the fun begins only after the cat feels safe and her needs are met.
  • Once you’re sure everyone is ready for feeding, litter changing and grooming, you can divvy up chores among family members so everyone is prepared to care for kitty before she arrives.
  • As with dogs, it’s important to have your new feline friend spayed or neutered.


Preparing Your Home for a New Cat or Dog

Whether it’s tightly sealing your garbage cans or paying attention to dangerous decorations during the holidays, you’ll need to make your home safe before adopting. That includes keeping toxic foods, pet-unfriendly plants and dangerous household items out of paw’s reach. Here are some suggestions for preparing your home to welcome a new canine or feline companion.


  • Put a cozy bed for your pet in every room. Pets are much more likely to keep off of furniture if they have attractive alternatives.
  • If you have a cat, try putting double-sided sticky tape or upside-down carpet runners on furniture to discourage her from scratching.
  • Avoid vertical blinds, pooling drapery, ornate tassels and long cords that can become strangulation hazards.
  • If you have cats, be sure to install high-quality metal screens on all windows.
  • It may be a good idea to roll up and store decorative rugs until your new dog is fully house-trained.
  • Provide your new cat with a variety of scratching posts and perches.
  • Use dog crates and gates to confine your new dog when home alone until his house manners earn him unsupervised freedom.
  • Provide plenty of “legal” things for your dog to chew. If he has attractive toys and bones of his own, he’ll be much less likely to gnaw on your things!
  • Check to make sure that plants in and around your home are not poisonous to pets.