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SPEAK! followers! Valentine’s Day is approaching fast. Have you found that special something for that special someone? Give a gift with meaning.  Available through our Facebook page, come check out all our wonderful SPEAK! products – everything from jewelry to t-shirts. All proceeds from our shop go to support our animals that we bring into the rescue and their needs! We have significant medical costs for these homeless animals, and your support makes that care possible!!


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2016 was a year of significant change and growth for Speak! We want to thank all of you for continued support as we moved through these changes over the last year. Our new Director, Advisors, Coordinators and Board members have all been busy, busy, busy as they settle into their new roles! We continue to educate about irresponsible breeding practices, raise funds for medical care, and save these beautiful animals! With over 200 lives saved in 2016, Speak remains committed to seeing all the best possibilities in all dogs, no matter their disabilities! 

We depend on our donors to help fund the great work we do, and we cannot do it without you! As you are finalizing your year-end giving, please consider supporting Speak! so we can continue to save lives and provide necessary medical care for our animals.

Check out some of the other amazing things Speak! has done this year.


Speak! is struggling these days with a lack of funds. This happens to all rescues at some point, and it seems we have had some very expensive health cases lately – nothing dramatic, but lots of medically intensive cases like Megaesophgus, heart and kidney conditions, as well as the ever present heart worm cases. So, we come to you with a request:

Do you work for organizations or own a business that would donate to our rescue? We are looking for everything from money (corporate sponsorship!) to gift cards to entire gift baskets, and unless it can be sent in the mail and/or redeemed locally, we need items to be local to the Columbus, OH area. Please send us a message to let us know what either you or your organization can contribute, and we will make sure that your organization also gets lots of great PR for the support. Thanks everyone!!!

And as always, if you feel moved by what we do, you donate via paypal:

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News & Updates

Foster Tails – Meet Paula!

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

I started volunteering over 25 years ago as a volunteer and holding a sub permit with the Ohio Wildlife Center, started by Dr. Burton, taking care of sick and injured wildlife. I learned a lot [...]

Foster Tails – Meet Sarah!

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

I always wanted to foster dogs and had thought about it for a few years before I signed up. My biggest concern was how I would be able to let the dogs go once they [...]

Our Ray of Sunshine

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Ray is an eight year old Australian Shepherd who came to Speak for the Unspoken without any vision - within days it was obvious that he had only recently gone blind. The cataracts had done [...]

Lucy Needs Your Help!!

July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Friends, we found ourselves with quite a situation on our hands this morning. Late last night, Lucy's foster mom had to rush her to MedVet with a fever of 105.5. After lots of testing, we [...]

Happily Furever After


January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

This is Willa and our new adopted baby, Sedona--Sadie for short. Thanks Kaye at S4tU!! -Cheri

Mr. Poe

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

We adopted our baby, "Mr. Poe," in December 2013. He was one of Monroe's puppies. We love him dearly- he is the best dog we've ever had. Sleeps most of the day away on my [...]


January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Josie came to live with us in late October. My daughter and I drove almost 6 hours one way to meet her and brought her home with us. She settled in rather quickly and learned [...]


January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Snowflake was our foster fail and he is the best dog ever. It took him awhile, but he took his first-mile long walk (on a leash) a couple weeks ago.... He loves being a "Foster [...]

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Merle to Merle Breeding … by Keller’s Cause




“Merle” is a desired coat pattern in several breeds. Breeding two merle patterned dogs together puts each puppy at a 25% risk of inheriting the merle gene from each parent. These puppies are called “double merles,” and they are often born with a mostly white coat.

Lack of pigmentation in certain areas causes developmental issues like deafness and blindness. A large majority of double merles are born with these issues, and they’re completely preventable.

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