Dogs available for adoption

The following dogs are available from the Erie County Dog Pound (With Video).
Tom Jackson
Dec 7, 2012


• Pippa is a 3-year-old female/pit bull mix. She is hearing-impaired and needs you to speak to her directly. She also requires a fenced-in yard because she's unable to hear and could wander off. Available now.

•Sara Lee is a 5-year-old housebroken, crate-trained, spayed beagle. She is very sweet and likes to be around people. She'd prefer to be the only animal, also in a home without kids. Available now.

•Eddie is a sweet, 6-year-old neutered, crate-trained housebroken male Yorkshire terrier. He has not been around other animals, so a meet-and-greet is a must. He would do great around children and loves to go for walks. Available now.

•Daisy is a 1-year-old housebroken, crate-trained female Labrador/pit bull mix. She is sweet and loves to be around people and other dogs. She plays with squeaky toys. Available now.

•Sparks is a 3-year-old male Chihuahua/pinscher mix. He is a little shy at first but will warm up fast. He is full of energy and likes to run circles around you. He needs to be in a home with a fenced-in back yard. Available now.

The Erie County Dog Pound, 2900 Columbus Ave., Perkins Township, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adopting a dog costs $50 including license and first shots. 419-627-7607.



nosey rosey

Pippa is more likely a badly bred boxer. Hearing impairment is very common in white boxers which of course should never be bred.

DEEPsix's picture

okay, we have a magnificent, brown & white pit bull. She loves Izzie & Abe the cats, and CeCE is 3 yrs old. we are moving so we want to find a great home for her. She isnt fixed, loves everyone, so much we call her Lover Girl. She even loves the postal lady. Leave a message, this dog is from great lines, so, it would be great to find her a home.


Eddie is cool! Hope he finds a home soon!


Please please please make sure you do not give your sweet puppy or kitty away "Free to a Good Home". I work in dog rescue and so many times, "Free to a Good Home" lands a dog in an abusive household or worse. Even if you think your dog won’t fight, docile dogs and cats are used as bait in dog fighting rings.

We had a couple come through an adoption event and recognize one of our dogs as the one their mom gave away "free to a good home" when she moved. The dog we had was at the pound and almost put to sleep because he had been there so long.

ALWAYS charge a nominal "re-homing" fee - usually around $50 to $100. This will keep people who cannot afford a dog or dog fighters away. People value what they pay for!

If it's for a bully breed I STRESS the dog fighting aspect. If you just don't feel right charging that much, then at least have them fill out an application and require a reference and be certain to check it. If there is work required in getting a cat or dog, then only serious people willing to offer a forever home will come forward. I am more than happy to send you a generic application.


@ Nosey Rosey
I can tell you from pure experience and being involved directly with Pippa that she is a great dog just because of her breeds and being hearing impaired does not make her bad at all. She did not ask to be born into this world or volunteer to be hearing impaired. Someone who was trying to make some money made a poor decision and now as a result a loving female boxer/pitbull mix was left pregnant in a cage along with a shepherd puppy all alone and scared. The pound takes very good care of their animals and her labor was a success. 6 of the 7 puppies have been adopted out to great people and they are left with one female that is deaf because people are overlooking her due to her disability.
Never sit and judge what you do not know. Not all Boxer or Pitbull breeds are bad dogs it is the owner that turns some of them into pure monsters. Do the research presidents, governors, and well known icons had nothing but bully breeds years ago by their sides. These are very loyal animals and the law has changed there is no such thing as a pitbull being the only vicious breed. Any and I mean any breed can be deemed vicious.

Don Lee

Read Nosey's post again, Dria. Nosey said "badly bred," not "bad dog." There's a difference.


I am in and out of the dog pound often. I have a dog now but I am looking for just the right dog for a second dog. The people at the pound are some of the best if not the best I have seen. I been in pounds from way out in Lake County to Toledo. The people at Erie County care. They treat people who come in with respect. I have seen Pippa several times. I really have not seen a mean bone in that dog. When the pups where just a few weeks old I was there. I watched as the ladies who work there went into the cage and pick the puppies up and Pippa did not react to this. If a dog was aggressive it sure would have been there.

My hats off to the Erie County Dog Pound employee's. You do a heck of a job and really do care about the dogs. Most of all you all are very HONEST and that is hard to find in that field. You don't tell someone what they want to hear to get rid of a dog. You tell the truth of what you know about the dog. THANK YOU


Please don't go and get a dog or any animal for a Christmas present if it won't be cared for after the holidays.


All the posts have very good advice. I have been to the facility and Pippa is a sweety.
Remember, when you adopt.. You're not only saving one life but two. The furbaby you adopted , and you just made room, for another furbaby to have a chance.
Merry Christmas everyone.


Was at the pound today. Went to Pippa's cage. She was wagging her tail and happy someone was in front of her. Put my hand in the cage and she licked it and I petted her. Once again like I said before. The pound was spotless. Very clean and Barb Knapp was there and very kind and respectful. If you never been there you need to stop in and see how a pound should be run.

nosey rosey

Dria, please read my post again. I have no discrimination against any breed. There are no bad dogs, only bad owners. I have a boxer myself - they are the best.


Sorry I misread your post. Glad to hear it. I mainly meant this for everyone as well. There are plenty of individuals on hear that have to much to say about the ECDP and have never walked in there and seen what goes on or what they do. I am tired of the negativity about them because they work hard at their jobs and at times it can be very difficult. Again my apology I misread your post