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Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Cause Area

  • Animals


4725 BOOMER RDCINCINNATI, OH 45247 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue is a positive, professional 501(c)3 rescue charity that helps our community and shelter partners save more animals, more quickly by rescuing them, temporarily caring for them in our excellent, supportive foster homes and matching them with fantastic adoptive pet parents.


Our Story

The story of Louie’s Legacy started in 2006 when our founder Emily met a Basset Hound mix with red fur and different colored eyes living at a shelter with a 99% euthanasia rate. Not long after bringing him home, Louie was diagnosed with heartworm disease. Some suggested taking him back to the shelter, but Emily refused. Louie was more than just a pet. He brought joy into her life and gave her something to care about and love outside of herself. And in the process of healing Louie, she found that he healed her too. Emily soon realized the overwhelming number of shelter animals whose lives were cut short. Louie could have easily been the same. Instead, he became an incredible catalyst for her mission and the inspiration for Louie’s Legacy. Since then, we've saved thousands of
animals and become one of the nation's largest foster-based rescues. Our goal is to save as many animals as possible and to expand our reach to help in even more areas, especially those that struggle with high populations of homeless and neglected animals.

In 2021, we saved the lives of more than 3,200 animals thanks to the generosity of our volunteers, fosters and donors.


Would you recommend Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue?
3 reviews Write a review
by Naomi S. (April 9, 2020)
I am currently fostering a dog through Louie's Legacy. If you're in Westchester with a car it's not an issue. This is my first time ever fostering and even having a dog. I have been so grateful to have the support of the other volunteers in the group who are extremely helpful whenever I have a question, it truly feels like a family. This group is made up of all volunteers who work tirelessly to help animals (dogs, cats even bunnies!) in need. They pull and rescue animals from shelters all the way in the south, and find transport volunteers who make 8+ hour drives in order to save their lives. Louie's will do everything they can to save ANY animal, including ones that may have medical conditions to be treated, or a traumatic history that they need help working through and have successfully facilitated the adoption of so many of them! It is truly rewarding work, I would highly recommend anybody seeking to foster (both experienced or not) to apply through Louie's!
by Rhiannon M. from NJ (April 9, 2020)
Friendly staff, great support network and an amazing cause.
by Jenny H. (April 9, 2020)
At a Louie's event last May, I found Captain, a black beagle with a chronic disease that Louie's had taken in and was taking care of. We adopted him, and had a wonderful experience working with Louie's before, during, and after. We wanted to give back, so we began fostering a little dog called Dash from Louie's this spring, and Louie's was supportive and helpful, again, the entire time. We're so grateful to them.

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