Who we are...
Afghan Hound Rescue Central
Ohio is a 501 (3) c organization. We are an
independent organization operating under the
approved guidelines of, and in cooperation with the Afghan Hound Club of America Rescue.
The group was founded in 1997 by Maureen Anderson. Over the years our
active volunteers have changed. In the early years Brandy
Shatzer along with Anita and Steve Hackworth were responsible for fostering
many of our orphans. As our adoptions expanded so did our
volunteer list. Our foster homes became known affectionately as
"camps'. By the mid 90's we had Camp Carmel (Carmel and Al
Barninger), Affie Camp (Debbie Smith), Camp Shade (Tom and Cathy Shade),
Camp Katie (Katie Horn), Camp Cook (Barb Cook), Camp Cunningham (Don and Sue
Cunningham), Camp Clem (Bud and Erma Clem), Camp Stine (Sue and Gary Stine)
Camp Frazier (Gayle Frazier), Camp Miklacic (Rhonda and Tony Miklacic) and
Camp Mini Pearl (Kathleen & Ed van Velse). Other active volunteers
include Don and Elaine Barlow, Randy Byal, Bob and Jean Allison, Kathy
Goonan, Jay Parks, Alena Sentir, Barb Sterling, Pam Merion, Shelly
Firsch, Inez Hoffman, Carol and Steve Buchner.
What we do
We accept any and all afghan hounds into the rescue program. We accept abandoned, abused, and neglected
afghan hounds, afghan hounds from shelters, owner surrenders. We do not purchase afghan
hounds from breeders or from owners wishing to recoup their original investment. AHRCO is
a NO KILL RESCUE organization and NO afghan hound will be euthanized unless determined it
would be in the best interest of the afghan hound by a Veterinarian and a minimum of 2
How we do it
1. All incoming dogs will be transported
immediately for veterinary care/check (if possible before being placed into the foster
2. The following Vet care expenses for
incoming dogs are covered in full by AHRCO.
- · Spay/neuter
- · vaccination
- dental treatment
- · heartworm test / treatment if positive.
- · injuries, tumors, cancer treatment,
etc., evaluated on case by case basis.
3. Each dog will then be placed in foster
care for a minimum period of 2-4 weeks while dog's personality is evaluated.
4. No incoming dog will be placed
directly into the adoptive home unless previously approved.
5. Dogs traceable to known responsible
breeders will be offered back to the breeder with a request for reimbursement of expenses
(if any) incurred. If Breeder refuses to accept the dog or does not respond, the dog will
be placed into the rescue program. If a breeder is identified after the adoption, then
breeder will be informed of the dogs acceptance into rescue and the whereabouts of the
6. All dogs are placed under contract