Butter, Envy, and Gambit

Adoption Rover Program

Dogs in our Adoption Rover Program are Still Waiting for Forever Homes


The Adoption Rover Program is a new and innovative foster to adoption program where fosters take adoptable adult dogs into their homes and help us find an adoptive family by promoting them to family and friends, on their social media sites, coming to the shelter for a few hours on weekends and during adoption events, and by attending our offsite adoption and pop-up events.

Currently, Rescue Village has three adult dogs in our Adoption Rover program that have been waiting for a very long time for a forever human. Learn more about each of these special dogs below.


Envy is our longest Adoption Rover and came to Rescue Village back in October of 2018. She was originally surrendered to us when her owner was unable to care for her anymore. She’s about 7-years-old and has a sweet smile that will melt your heart!

We have learned so much about Envy after placing her in a foster home! Envy does great with the other dogs in the home, but would prefer a home without cats or other small animals.

She is a cuddle bug and loves curling up next to her fosters on the couch or snuggling under the covers of a nice warm bed. Envy is a social and friendly girl who loves everyone she meets. She even does well with children! She’s calm, cool, and collected even when there is a lot going on around her and has done fantastic at some of our offsite adoption events.

If you are interested in scheduling a day and time to meet Envy at Rescue Village or wanting to learn more about her, please contact her foster parents directly. Their information can be found on Envy’s bio here.

Envy’s foster family has generously offered to pay her adoption fee to the family that adopts her.



Butter is a cute, energetic pup with the cutest ears! She originally came to us back in January as a transport from Mahoning County Dog Warden. Butter sat on the adoption floor for over a month but the shelter environment stressed her out and was just too much for her after a while. One of our rockstar fosters reached out and agreed to be an Adoption Rover for Butter.

Butter was a fan of her toys even at the shelter and would do just about anything for something squeaky. Her foster says that has only increased since she’s been in a home! She would play with her toys or chew on a kong all day long if it was up to her.

Butter would do best in a home without small children, cats, or other dogs. She likes to be the center of attention and thinks cats are just another toy for her to chase after. Her adoption fee has generously been sponsored and she would love to find a forever home soon! If you’re on Instagram, check out some behind the scenes snippets of Butter in her foster home.



This hound dog is ready to find his forever! Gambit was another dog who got very stressed in the shelter environment but is doing fantastic in his adoption rover home! He is an energetic 2-year-old with a goofy smile and floppy ears.

Gambit has tons of puppy energy and will need someone who is patient and willing to work with him on his training. He does great with other dogs and has a few doggy siblings in his foster home. He needs to go to a home without young kids or cats.

He’s ready to go on adventures and would make a great running or hiking partner! Interested in Gambit? Call Rescue Village to set up a time to meet him.


Want to be an adoption rover? Learn more and apply here. If you have questions about the program, please contact our Shelter Programs Coordinator at (440) 338-4819 x 14 or shelterprograms@rescuevillage.org.

If you are interested in any of these dogs, feel free to give us a call (440) 338-4819 x 43 or email our Dog Behavior Specialist at wzaslavsky@rescuevillage.org.

May 21st, 2019