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

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Getting into the Out

We were recently asked if we have experienced an increase in pet returns since society is returning to work after the pandemic closures. The answer is no. As with most rescues, we experience pet returns for the normal reasons that have been the case since we began sixteen years ago. We were delighted to report that returns have not increased over past years. But what have we seen?

We have seen and heard from some of our adopters that their dog is experiencing stranger danger. This is due to their lack of socialization during the pandemic. Now that most of the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, this is a good time to get our dogs accustomed to the public by having normal, regular social outings. Start slowly by walking around the block with your dog and introducing him or her to the neighbors who are also outside. After a couple weeks, add a friend to your walk. This is great social time for both you and your dog! When you feel your dog is ready, try an outdoor event that is dog-friendly such as our local Yappy Hour at Wolf Creek Winery. You and your dog will have the opportunity to socialize with several different variations of friends. This particular venue allows for social distancing as well should your fur baby become overwhelmed.

Take the summer to prepare for our 8th Annual Chase Your Tail 5k Fun Run/Walk/Doggie Dash! This is such a fun, festive event in the fall that is part of the Akron Race Series and welcoming to humans and dogs of all ages. We hope to draw close to 300 runners this year so make sure your pup is ready to meet lots of new people and fur friends. We will have music, swag, cool medals, new shirt designs, and prizes for those placing in their class. This event is held at the Summit Lake Community center where several Canada Geese reside. Be sure to practice lots of doggie manners this summer to prepare your pup for the festivities.

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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