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Saving dogs with special needs and giving them their best lives.

We see possibilities, not disabilities, and do everything we possibly can to ensure that the dogs we save have the opportunity for a better life.


We spare no medical or training expenses. We have fosters that care deeply. We choose the best furever family for every dog.



Special needs dogs give their adoptive families unconditional love, endless quirky stories, and an unbreakable bond.

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We’re a 100% foster-based dog rescue—which means a home equals a life saved. It’s rewarding for our pups but for fosters, too.

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If you can't foster, we have other ways to help! Events, transportation, pupsitting, data entry... You name it; we need it!



Join us in saving and giving special needs dogs their best lives.

Because we need your help.

About Speak!

We save dogs with special needs and give them their best lives.

We rescue dogs from all sorts of terrible situations—puppy mills, backyard breeders, and pups that are just born with medical issues like heart defects or diabetes. We fight for the lives of these dogs, doing whatever it takes to get them the medical care they need and giving them the love they deserve in our foster homes.

It’s not easy. We’re a 100% volunteer and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dog rescue based in the Columbus area of Ohio but fostering in ten states (and growing) since 2013. It takes a lot of time and money to give these one-of-a-kind dogs their best lives.

in saving and giving special needs dogs their best lives.

We're a 2022 Top-Rated Great Nonprofits Nonprofit!
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