BE PAWSITIVECreate a community in which no dog has to die in a shelter simply for being unwanted.

Pawsitive Ohio promotes and creates low-cost spay/neuter opportunities, facilitates adoption events, supports pet retention and overall pet parent education.

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ADOPT DON'T SHOP Learn why it's better for everyone why you choose to adopt your next pet.

Even the biggest pet adoption advocate seem to have friends who have purchased their pet from a breeder or pet store. Education is key to understanding.


SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. 

Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

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SENIORS NEED LOVE TOO You can teach an old dog new tricks.

Senior dogs lose their homes for a variety of reasons, usually having nothing to do with their behavior or temperament, but more due to the fact that their owners are unable to keep them.

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SPREAD THE WORD Pawsitive Ohio is a 501c3, non-profit organization with the goal to to be a catalyst for change.

We are an advocate for the shelters, rescues and volunteers in Northeast Ohio—moving forward and working together to end the deaths of homeless dogs in Northeast Ohio.


S/N Programs and Clinics

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Adoption Resources

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Stop Puppy Mills

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COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country. We all want to keep pets and people healthy at home. In Ohio, pet supply stores, pet food banks and animal shelters are considered essential operations and are permitted to continue to operate. Please reference our newly added page for resources on COVID-19 and our animals.