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Join in the Fun

Join in the fun and at the same time help Ohio’s animals. Look below for events in your area. Events and activities will be listed according to area code.



*Come back often to check for new events that have been added.







Mingle With Our Mutts
Sunday June 4th, 2017 12:00 PM until 02:00 PM
Location: Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
Map: 4340 Tamarack Boulevard Columbus OH 43229
See all of the animals attending this event.





Fetch A Friend Adopt-a-thon
Saturday June 10th, 2017 11:00 AM until Sunday June 11th, 2017 04:00 PM
Location: Ohio Expo Center - Lausche Building
Map: 717 East 17th Avenue Columbus OH 43211

The 2016 event was a huge success which resulted in over 160 adoptions!  In addition, surplus funds raised during the event were used to microchip 300 pets and spay/neuter an additional 120 pets for FREE.  Services like these are crucial to reducing the homeless pet population.  The Fetch A Friend goal is to fund additional FREE services for low-income and pets in need with any surplus funds from 2017. 

Every pet adopted will go home with a free goody bag full of items to help get your new relationship off to a good start!  There will be raffle opportunities, giveaways and two days of fun with local vendors and pet professionals.

This event is FREE and parking at the Expo Center is $5.

As a courtesy to the hundreds of animals already on site as well as for the safety and well-being of our guests, OWNED PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE EVENT. To schedule a meet-and-greet between your current pet and a potential adoptable pet, please contact the rescue directly.





Mingle With Our Mutts
Sunday June 4th, 2017 12:00 PM until 02:00 PM
Location: Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
Map: 4340 Tamarack Boulevard Columbus OH 43229

Mingle with our Mutts is a great opportunity to meet with dog and cat organizations in your area of Ohio. Thousands of pure/mixed breed dogs, pups, cats & kittens are available every day in every county in Ohio.


Talk to experienced shelter staff and knowledgeable rescue people who can help match your family and lifestyle with the best breed, age and temperament of a dog or pup.


Before you go to a pet store or breeder, please consider helping us save the life of a pure or mixed breed dog/puppy or cat/kitten by adopting from a rescue or shelter.





The House At 18's 2017 Memorial Hospitality House
June 1st - 4th from 8 AM to 8 PM
Location: The House @ 18. located on the 18 (5848 Leven Links Ct Dublin, OH 43017)


Peace For Paws Ohio is the featured charity for The House @ 18 for the 2017 Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds will be donated to Peace For Paws Ohio. 100% of the proceeds from 20 tickets are donated directly to Peace For Paws Ohio.

The House @ 18 provides the complete tournament experience for you and your clients along the fairways of Muirfield.

Their complimentary shuttle takes you from Average Joes Dublin (6711 Dublin Center Dr, Dublin, OH 43017) to The House @ 18. located on the 18 (5848 Leven Links Ct Dublin, OH 43017)

At The House @ 18 enjoy luncheon buffet, and afternoon snacks.

You can also enjoy a refreshing beverage at our full-service bar provided by Three Olives and other Proximo brands and Pepsi.



Colony Cats (& Dogs)


EVENT: Adoption Events!


Thinking about adding a furry friend to your family? 
We will have adoptable animals at ongoing adoption events at the following locations:


PetSmart – Taylor Park Drive, Reynoldsburg (off Rte 256):

Saturdays from 12 noon to 4pm. You can also visit adoptable cats during the store's open hours.


PetSmart – 5336 Westpointe Plaza Drive, Hilliard (NE corner of Hilliard-Rome Road and Renner): Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm



Mingle with Our Mutts: Franklin County Dog Shelter - 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month.12 noon to 2pm. Meet some of our adoptable dogs.





Where: 825 Thornwood Dr.  Heath, OH 43056 United States

When: June 6, 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Licking County Humane Society is now offering a low-cost Vaccination Clinic to help ensure the animals in Licking County are protected from diseases. Our low-cost Vaccination Clinics are held two to three days every month at LCHS, 825 Thornwood Dr. Heath, OH 43056. This is a walk-in clinic; no appointment is necessary. It operates on a first come, first serve basis, until the clinic for that day is full. Our clinics sometimes have high demand and it is necessary to close off further walk-ins toward the end of the clinic time. Please plan accordingly.

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YARD SALE To Help the Abused, Abandoned and Neglected in Pickaway County!


DATE: Saturday, June 3 at 9 AM - 3 PM

LOCATION: 185 Island Road Circleville Ohio

Help us pay for our abused, abandonded and neglected animal's vet bills by stopping by our shelter and brouse our annual yard sale! If you have items that you would like to donate please drop them off on Friday, June 2nd.





Fayette Humane Society

Special Adoption Event

153 S Main St #3, Washington Ct Hs, OH 43160

June 10th, 2017

Hours 8 am to 1 pm

In conjunction with Ohio Animal Week, we are hosting a special adoption event on June 10th! All kitten adoption fees at $40 and Cats at $20. Come out and find the puurrrfect new friend!




Where: Ohio SPCA & Humane Society Adoption Center 3606 Elida Rd. Lima, Ohio 45807

When: June 7th - 10th, 2017

Come out during Ohio Animal Week and find somebunny who loves you! 

In celebration of Ohio Animal Week we are lowering all rabbit and adult cat adoptions fees to $25! All dogs and cats adopted during OAW go home with a goodie bag stuffed with treats and toys.



SHELTER DRIVE at Ohio SPCA & Humane Society


SHELTER DRIVE at Ohio SPCA & Humane Society

Where: Ohio SPCA & Humane Society Adoption Center 3606 Elida Rd. Lima, Ohio 45807

When: June 7th - 10th, 2017

Drop off pet food & supplies at the shelter!

Feeding approximately 300 dogs and cats every day is costly, and we need your help! During Ohio Animal Week, we want to load the lobby with donated food for our animals. In order to keep their diet consistent and not cause intestinal upset, we use the same brand of dog and cat food as often as possible! Here’s what we urgently need:


- Purina, Iams or Eukanuba Dry Dog Food - small bites


- Purina Cat Chow
- Purina Kitten Chow
- Friskies, 9 Lives, or Fancy Feast pate


- Rabbit feed

- horse halters and lead ropes

- Horse Bedding


- Everyday supplies are always needed: Bleach, Snuggle Fabric Softener, OdoBan, paper towels, and trash bags (55 gallon and tall kitchen).


Ohio SPCA & Humane Society
3606 Elida Rd. Lima, Ohio 45807




Avian Encounters

Where: Ohio Bird Sanctuary, 3774 Orweiler Rd, Mansfield, OH 44903

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join us Saturday at 1pm to meet one of our avian ambassadors up close. 





PANCAKES IN THE PARK - Freedom Greyhound Rescue



Where: Kiwanis Moore Park 35 W. Pioneer Trail Aurora, OH

When: June 11- Sunday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Who: Individuals & Families including the fur-kids!

Pancake breakfast cooked and served by 

Freedom Greyhound Rescue volunteers.  

All you can eat pancakes.  Enjoy your morning in the park.  

All well-behaved dogs welcomed!  

Donation:  $6.00 adults/ $4.00 kids 4-10 yrs./under 3 years and under eat free!

Location: 35 W. Pioneer Trail, Aurora, OH, US, 44202




CITY DOGS Cleveland/Cleveland Animal Care and Control


CITY DOGS Summer Kick-Off

Where: Cleveland Animal Care & Control, 2690 W 7th, Cleveland, OH 44113

When: June 3rd - 11th, 2017


In conjunction with Ohio Animal Week, we are hosting a CITY DOGS Summer Kickoff! From June 3 through June 11, adoption fees will be reduced to $41. The normal adoption procedures will still be in place. You can find your own new best friend to hang out with this summer. We have over 70 dogs just waiting to meet you. And after all... Summer's more fun with a City Dog!

Monday-Saturday: 10AM-3PM
Sunday: 12PM-2PM

It's always better to email ahead to set up a meet with an Adoption Counselor:

Event Link:





Sunnyside Toyota Adopt-a-Thon

Where: Sunnyside Toyota North Olmsted, 27000 Lorain Rd. North Olmsted, OH 44070

When: June 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Sunny Days Adopt-A-Thon is back, and we are ready to continue our mission in finding new homes for our local pets! This year, we have doubled in size and are proud to welcome volunteers from 6 local Organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.


Come join the fun! There will be face painting, a live pet show and a raffle benefiting our local organizations. Plus, there will be baked goods, pizza and complimentary refreshments served. You can become the next chapter in our pet's life. To guarantee your adoption, get pre-screenedtoday!





Offsite Adoption Event 

Where: Southpark Mall, 500 Southpark Center, Strongsville, OH 44136

When: June 3, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


We have been creating “happily ever afters” at the Cleveland APL since 1913. Begin your adoption journey by viewing all of our animals that are currently available for adoption and find your new best friend!




PAWS 4 A CAUSE Family Fun Day and Canine Carnival 

Where: 3900 John Nagy Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44144 (Brookside Reservation)

When: Saturday, June 10th from 10:30 am to 5 pm.


What is PAWS 4 A Cause?

This is our 13th Annual PAWS for A Cause and the event is our major fundraiser for the year. 


Additionally, our goal for this event each year is to find forever homes for all of the adoptable companion animals that are on site that day. Rescue groups from all over Northern Ohio bring their rescues in hopes of someone taking them home. 


You'll also find a wide variety of things to see and do including:

  • Carnival Games for Kids

  • Dog Walks

  • Dog Contests

  • Face Painting

  • Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

  • LIVE Music

  • Raffle Baskets worth over $1,000

  • Great Food

  • Gift Shops

  • Celebrity Guests

  • And much more!!!



BARK IN THE PARK at Cincinnati Reds Stadium



Mark your calendars for Bark in the Park at Cincinnati Reds Stadium! This dog friendly event will be held from 7:10pm to TBD on June 7, 2017 at Great American Ball Park - Cincinnati Reds Stadium in Cincinnati, OH, US. Admission is $30/human; $20/dog.


Take Fido out to the ball game! Fido is also welcome to join the pregame pet parade on the track surrounding the field! Parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Browse the pet expo and see dogs available for adoption from the SPCA Cincinnati in the Dog Zone. Have your photo taken with your dog in front of a special Reds backdrop! Number dogs cannot exceed number of human tickets. Please visit the website for further information.

Location: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH, US, 45202-4109



Remedial Obedience at CIRCLE TAIL


Jun 10, 2017 12:30:00 to 13:15

Location: Circle Tail, Inc. 8834 Carey Lane, Pleasant Plain, OH 45162


All dogs who have had some basic obedience are invited to this drop in class with their handler to work on basic obedience skills around distractions and work on agility equipment for confidence building. Great for everyone who just wants to work out with their dog or people training their own service dogs to proof them around distractions. Contact for more information.



SPCA Cincinnati


YPCA Mixer at Braxton Brewing

June 8th, 2017 6 PM - 8 PM

Join us for the next YPCA mixer on June 8th at Braxton Brewing Company, located at 27 West 7th Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011. The event is pet-friendly so bring your furry friends!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP via email at to allow the restaurant to staff accordingly. Even if you do not RSVP, please feel free to stop by or bring friends to the mixer! This is an open invitation.


Mobile Adoption Unit

Saturday at 10 AM - 1 PM

Come and visit with our adoptable pets at Cincinnati Natural Foods!

9268 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45251-2011, United States





Meet and Greet / Wadsworth Petco

Where: Wadsworth Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Blvd.

When: June 4 - Sunday, 1 pm - 2 pm

Adoption Open House for Save Ohio Strays from 1-2 at Wadsworth Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Blvd. (Wadsworth Crossings, I-76 and 261). They are all ready for their fur-ever homes, altered and up to date on shots. Come meet your new best friend! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors! The life you will save by adoption, will save one more!!



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