There are many amazing rescue groups right in your back yard! It just takes a few minutes and you can save a life. Many of the rescues and shelters in the area use these tools to post photos and bios on the dogs they have onsite and in foster care.
Search nearly 14,000 shelters and rescue groups across North America for the ones nearest you. Petfinder allows you to input a zip code, pet age, gender and breed type and search for your new pet.
Adopt-a-Pet.com is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website and is fast becoming the tool to use. They will even give you results for pets who have similar search criteria to what you are looking for and send you updates when a pet you may be interested in is listed on the site.
If you have your heart set on a certain type of dog, you can always search for a “breed specific” dog rescue www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm.
Below are just a few of the many local rescue groups and their available pups:
The Stark County Dog Shelter
Save a Mom Pregnant Dog Rescue
Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue
Second Chance for Animals
One of a Kind Pets
Ohio Greyhound Gathering & Adoption
Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs
Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue
Mercy’s Door Pet Rescue
Fur-get Me Not Animal Rescue, Inc.
Stark County Humane Society
Ohio Pug Rescue
Buckeye Bulldog Rescue
Wags 4 Warriors
Pitties and Kitties Animal Rescue
Wolf Spirit’s Rescue
Sophia’s Grace Foundation
Ohio Fuzzy Pawz Shih Tzu Rescue