SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC (330) 865-6890 // RESCUE & ADOPTION (330) 865-6200

Adoption Center

Every time you adopt from us you save two lives – because every pet adopted makes room for another!

Are you looking for a new addition to your family? Would a beautiful tabby cat fit in at your house? What about an adorable, high-energy puppy? Could a calmer, mature dog be just what you’re looking for? We have puppies, kittens, dogs and cats just waiting to meet you.

Our Adoption Counselors are here and ready to help!  A successful match between you and your new family member is extremely important. Our goal is to make every adoption a great match!    We’ll start by getting to know you.  Next we will make suggestions about pets you should meet and fall in love with.

The Adoption Center at One of A Kind Pet Rescue routinely houses over 200 animals awaiting a home and a second chance at a full life. Our dogs and cats are truly “one of a kind”.  All of their stories are different.  We want them all to have a happy ending with you, their new “one of a kind” family.



Many of our animals are rescued from euthanasia. Each one has been spayed or neutered and are current on all vaccinations. Medical testing is vital to determine illness or a disease process. Should a disease or illness be diagnosed, all rescued pets receive treatment. Each rescued animal is microchipped to assist in their safe return should they become lost.

All pets adopted through One of A Kind Pet Rescue are microchipped to assist in their safe return should they become lost; however, a collar and identification tag is advised and is the quickest way to recover your beloved pet.

Didn’t adopt through One of A Kind Pet Rescue? Bring your pet in to our Clinic to be microchipped. It only takes a minute. You will be secure in knowing you have taken all the necessary steps to assist in the safe return of your pet.


  • Adoption fees supplement the costs involved in the rescue and care of animals.
  • All dogs must have a license in the state of Ohio. Ask us about buying or renewing your Summit County dog license.
  • Pet products and novelties are sold to defray ongoing expenses associated with our rescue mission.


Each day we receive numerous calls from people that are unable to care for their pet(s) for a variety of reasons. We wish we could help every person calling us; however, it is not always possible. To assist owners in finding refuge for pets they can no longer care for, a list of other rescue groups and shelters is provided to anyone requesting help. You may also visit, click on “Shelters and Rescues” and then click on search.  You  can then input your zip code to bring up a list of rescues in your area to try.


If you find a stray animal, you are welcome to bring them to our Adoption Center to be scanned for a microchip. If a chip is found, we will work with you to contact the owners on record. If no chip is found, we suggest posting flyers in the area that the animal was found. Also post on Facebook and other social media, including the Summit County Lost & Found Pets page on Facebook, and the lost and found pets area on Craigslist. Post where the animal was found and a photo if possible. Try to keep some details private to use as questions when someone tries to claim the animal.

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If you have lost your pet, remember that time is of the essence when trying to locate them. Contact your microchip company to place a lost pet alert. File a Missing Pet Report with the Division of Animal Control in person or over the phone by calling (330) 643-2845 (for Summit County). The Division of Animal Control operates under the strict policy of holding licensed animals for 14 days before evaluating the pet for adoption; whereas, non-licensed animals are evaluated after three days.  Post a photo on your social media accounts and ask friends to share.  Post flyers in your neighborhood to alert others that the pet is missing.

If you feel that we may have rescued your missing pet, please contact us to make arrangements for a meeting.  Please bring with you items such as photos to help assist with the identification.  If it is determined that we do have your pet, we will ask for reimbursement for fees associated with providing food, housing, vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgery (if performed).

Remember that pets wearing identification tags have a 95% greater chance of being returned to their owner. A tag with outdated information is not effective. Tags are available at the Adoption Center and will offer pet owners a peace of mind. As a second line of defense, consider microchipping your pet when possible. Collars and tags can become lost from your pet but a microchip is permanent!

Two Convenient Locations

Adoption Center

1929 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
(330) 865-6200
(behind Walgreen's and AutoZone)


Spay & Neuter Clinic

1700 West Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44313
(330) 865-6890

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