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Do It Yourself

 This link will locate different ideas that you will be able to do that may help your pet, plus keep a healthy eco friendly environment for them.

Dawn Dish Detergent Uses

Home Made Flea Spray

In search of a cheap, but effective flea repellent for your pooch? Then, try this: mix equal parts white vinegar and water together in a spray bottle, and apply the mixture directly to your dog's coat. Finish by working it in with your hands, and your pooch is protected from those pesky fleas.

Karunda Beds

The Columbus Dog Connection rescue group has a spiffy tutorial on how to make your own elevated dog bed out of PVC pipe like the beds listed in this post on how to keep your pets cool. (Be sure to check out the Columbus Dog Connection too!) This would make an incredible project for students, scouts, etc.!

101 Things You Didnt Know Would Harm Your Pet

Make your home a safer place for your pets by keeping them away from the following hazardous household items, plants, foods, objects and trouble areas.

Still Tastey

Keep It or Toss It?  How long will your favorite food or beverage stay safe and tasty? What's the best way to store it?  Get the answers for thousands of items!


A Dogs Life

1199 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, OH 44312   Must call for appointment and information:  (330) 896-5656

Downtown Akron Doggies

Whether you want a cut to the standards of your breed or something special, our experienced groomer can do it!  You can either schedule a grooming session after a hard day of play in our off leash playgroups or schedule a session as a spa treatment alone for your dog. Your dog will have a stress free experience and you get a clean and well groomed dog.  All grooming services includes a full bath treatment.  In addition, we now offer blueberry facials to help prevent both tear and beard stains.

Hatties Dog Grooming Services

Dog grooming is available by appointment or as part of a longer doggie day care or boarding experience. Our pet groomer can perform a full grooming or other specialty dog breed haircuts and shaves.  Contact our pet groomer to make a grooming reservation for your dog today.  Ask for Jessica - 330-899-8565

These are places that will help you in every day living. Helping with such things as homes, health, and food. Plus many more.

Safe In-Home Euthanasia Services

Family Pet Mobile Vet. Services - Dr. Julia Morrow

​Stay at Home Mobile Vet Clinic - Dr. Sarah Ford

Euthanasia is an extremely difficult and painful decision, but can be seen as a final act of kindness to your beloved pet to end pain and suffering. We work with you to ensure you’re happy with your pet’s comfort level in passing to the rainbow bridge. All pet parents should have the option to euthanize their pet in a comfortable, safe environment. Your home is a familiar and peaceful place and we want to make your pet’s euthanasia as dignified as possible for everyone involved.

Akron Pregnancy Center

In order to have real choice, you need to know your options. Every woman has the right to make an informed decision without judgment or political rhetoric. At APS you can get information and support. All of our services are free and confidentia

2019 Summer Food Service Program

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Indivdualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

Akron Ohio and Summit County food pantries.

Search for Pantries by Map - Location

Emergency food and groceries are provided by food banks and pantries in Akron and Summit County Ohio. The leading distribution centers, churches, and locations to receive meals, free food, and other support are listed below. Many have limited hours and funding available, so it is usually recommended to call in advance for more details.

Children Services - Portage County

The mission of Children Services is to protect abused, neglected and dependent children and promote their well-being. Report child or elder abuse and neglect at: (330) 296-2273 24 Hour Reporting Hot Line

Children Services Summit County


Core Furniture Bank

Led, managed, and operated by volunteers, CORE is a broad based, non-profit, collaborative community initiative that assists families-in-need by seeking donations of used furniture and household items; and then re-donating them to these families while serving them in a warm, welcoming and dignified manner.

Family Promise of Summit County

Our Work Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. The problem of poverty is complex. It won't yield to a simple solution or a quick fix. It requires an integrated approach that begins with meeting immediate needs but reaches much further to help people achieve independence and to alleviate the root causes of poverty. Our strategy is to focus our efforts on five programs that work together in a holistic, integrated approach. Because the five programs support one another, each of them is far more effective than it could be alone.

Free Clinics in the Akron - Surrounding Area

We have listed all of the free and income based health clinics. Review all of the information we have provided for the clinics. Some of them provide a wide array of services ranging from free to sliding scale services. We have provided as much detailed information including phone numbers, emails, and websites where available. We had to search a 30 mile radius around Tallmadge, Ohio for free clinics.

Hummel Pet Services

Hummel Pet Service offers families a state-of-the-art crematory. Our goal is to provide you with greater peace-of-mind, and a deeper sense of security in knowing your animal companion is tended by our staff, and never leaves our watchful care.Our tracking system assures you that the identity of your pet is known at all times, and that you receive their ashes.


H.M. Life Opportunity Services serves families trapped in the cycle of homelessness. The cycle is broken through transitional housing programs by helping families set goals to gain independence, stability and to reconnect with the community for supportive services, housing and employment. H.M. Life Opportunity Services in Akron and Northfield Center offers transitional housing to local, homeless, single parent families. Participants receive housing for up to one year while they work with a case manager to identify goals and determine a plan of action for themselves and their children. Residents must be willing to work actively in obtaining more education or job skill experiences. The goal is to lead participants to self-sufficiency.

ortage County 211 Resources

United Way's 2-1-1, Serving Cuyahoga, Ashland, Geauga, Lawrence, Medina, Portage, Wayne, Holmes, and Allen Counties 2-1-1 is a free community service you can use to get information about social, health and government resources 24 hours a day, every day. Simply dial 2-1-1 or browse our online directory below to find the resources you need.

RX Outreach - The Nonprofit Pharmacy

​Rx Outreach is a fully-licensed nonprofit mail order pharmacy.
We believe that everyone deserves access to affordable medications. No one should ever have to choose between filling a prescription and feeding their family.
That’s why Rx Outreach exists, and why our team is so passionate about the work we do.

Summit County 211 Resources

Info Line is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1975. Our mission is to connect people who need services with the local agencies providing those services. Info Line is accredited by AIRS, the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. What is 2-1-1? 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects individuals with resources in the community. Is 2-1-1 free? Yes! All 2-1-1 services are absolutely free. Is 2-1-1 always available? Yes! Our information and referral service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Is my call confidential? Yes! Your call is completely confidential. Our call specialists may ask for basic information including age and zip code in order to provide an appropriate referral.

Stark County Abuse Vitims, place your pet in a safe environment:  

Safe Haven - Peace for Pets

You must be in a domestic violence situation in Stark County, Ohio.

Peace for Pets ~ Safe Haven for Animals is a short term foster care program for the companion animals of individuals who are in a domestic violence situation.
We must recognize the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. Many abusers use the family's pet as a ploy to control and/or intimidate the victim of abuse by threatening to cruelly harm or kill the pets. Our foster care program provides service for up to 90 days, making it easier for families to remove themselves from the abusive situation and get the help they need.

Partners with PCPP

Alter Pet

AlterPet is a low-cost spay/neuter program coupons are available for : Pet owners who have a low, fixed or limited income (less than $30,000/year per household, or other significant financial restrictions) AND who adopt a stray or discarded pet. The coupons can NOT be used for pets obtained from breeders or from pet stores. They can NOT be used for retired breeding animals.

Fur Get Me Not Animal Rescue

We are a foster based non-profit animal rescue group based in Portage/Stark Counties in Ohio, though we are open to helping animals anywhere. We are an official 501c3 non profit organization.

If you have known the love of a cherished animal companion, you are well aware of the strong bond that develops.  Animals ask so little of us, yet they give so much in return.  We know that you care about animals and want to see them safe and loved.  Please consider volunteering, fostering, adopting or donating to help our rescue make a difference.

Hiram Police Deptartment

Our mission is to provide the highest degree of service to our community by encompassing community policing with proactive enforcement so that we can provide a safe and secure environment for our citizens to live in. Chief Ed Samec reached out to PCPP and has included us in the Fill The Cruiser events asking for pet food donations as well as human food.


PCPP is partnered with the Petco located at 3975 Cascades Blvd in Kent, Ohio (330) 677-1134 ..... and also the Petco located at 500 E Aurora Rd #20, Macedonia, OH    (330) 467-0844

Roses Rescue

Rose's Rescue is an all breed rescue for dogs and cats. We primarily concentrate on local pound rescues as we feel these are the animals in the direst need of a second chance. We are committed to finding the best possible home for each and every animal that comes into our rescue, and we are available to help with any training or behavioral issues for the life of each animal. Rose's Rescue requires that any animal adopted through our organization be returned to us if for any reason the family is no longer able to care for them.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit all-breed rescue run by a small group of volunteers and no paid employees. We do not have a central shelter location that is open to the public as all of our rescued friends are in foster homes. If you are trying to rehome a pet Roses Rescue will help share pictures and information hoping to lead to a new good home.

Summit County Humane Socieity

Mission  -  The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) is the trusted caretaker and advocate for the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals of our community.

Vision  -  Create a community where animals are treated humanely.

Core Values Compassion  -  We demonstrate kindness and respect to the animals in our community. We rescue and care for abused, neglected, and abandoned animals. We heal, rehabilitate, and strive to ensure the futures of these animals are filled with safety and love.

Influence  -  As the voice of the animals we serve, we bring awareness of their plight. We promote continuous improvement in animal welfare by communicating and advocating best practices in animal care. As leaders, we set the standard of excellence for the treatment of animals in our community.

Engagement  -  Our mission is only achieved with the collaborative efforts of our community, staff, and volunteers. Our community partners support and promote our mission as well as report suspected abuse to us. Our staff and volunteers are critical to our mission's success and as such, we promise to provide them with a supportive and positive work environment.

Three Pits and a Lady

Three Pits And A Lady is a source to raise funds through donations, fund raisers, etc. These funds are utilized to assist with animal welfare, however and wherever needed.  Our mission is to assist with animal care when the funds may not otherwise be available and to ensure that every animal receives the care and love they deserve.

Organizations that have the ability to help locate lost pets, try to find homes for pets that must be given up,

Northest Ohio Lost and Found Pets.

We help owners all over Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia find their pets, and help lost pets get home.

Summit County Dog Pound

To find a missing pet, the County of Summit encourages citizens to visit the Division of Animal Control and personally view the dogs and cats being housed. In 2008, this hands-on process led to over 500 animals being reunited with their owners.

In order to redeem a lost pet, a valid form of state identification must be presented. Fees associated with providing food, housing, vaccinations must be paid in full before leaving the facility with your pet. If a citizen is redeeming a dog, a license must me purchased.

You have the ability to look through and see if you see your pet.  Follow this link  Kristen's Kanine Search and it will allow you to fill out a form for your lost dog.

Missing Pet Network

The following may be able to help with funding for your pet in need.

Organizations that may help with Vet Bills

Affordable Pet Care

Our convenient walk-in clinic offers affordable vaccinations, basic preventative medications and testing, the treatment of minor injuries, illnesses, ailments, and spay/neuter services.  Enjoy quick thorough visits without the hassle.  Records are kept electronically and available to you 24/7 via our patient portal.  We also offer home delivery of routine medications for your convenience.  

Alter Pet

AlterPet is a low-cost spay/neuter program coupons are available for : Pet owners who have a low, fixed or limited income (less than $30,000/year per household, or other significant financial restrictions) AND who adopt a stray or discarded pet. The coupons can NOT be used for pets obtained from breeders or from pet stores. They can NOT be used for retired

breeding animals.

Chuck's Gift

OUR MISSION:  Chuck's Gift's mission is to save pet’s lives by compassionately assisting pets and their families with support for pet wellness, sustainability, and memorial relief.

OUR GOAL:  Chuck’s Gift has a goal to save all pets from being euthanize, abandoned, returned to shelters, or re-homed because of financial hardship and/or lack of hope. We believe in upholding the dignity of every animal through life and in death

Roses Rescue

Announcing The McCormick Spay & Neuter Fund 
Thanks to a generous gift left to us by a RR adopter and through the cooperation of One Of A Kind Pets Clinic in Akron, we have created a fund to help with the spaying/neutering of pets for those in financial need who cannot afford to pay the cost of the surgery.  Those interested will be required to complete a short application and be approved for the program.  Owners must be able to provide transportation of their pet to and from the One Of A Kind clinic the day of the surgery.

Community Support Services - Summit County

Many clients of Community Support Services own a cat, dog, or other pet.  It is important for the pet to receive preventive and ongoing care.  As most of the clients of Community Support Services live on less than $800 per month, it can be difficult to afford the essential care for these life-enhancing pets.

Recently, Community Support Services was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Banfield Foundation to offset the cost of preventive and basic veterinary care for pet owners who are clients of the agency. 

Veterinary Care Foundation

The Veterinary Care Foundation (VCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that helps veterinary practices fund their discounted and no - charge cases.

Veterinarian Clinics
 These are clinics that deal a lot with reduced rates, or payment plans.

Animal Clinic Northview, Inc.

This is a 24 hour emergency vet location as well as vet services. Animal Clinic Northview Inc. began in 1976 with Dr. Gary Krone (retired), Dr. Robert Hutchison, and one assistant. We were certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in 1978, which sets rigid standards for quality of care to companion animals, and we have maintained this accreditation throughout. For nearly 30 years we were located in a practice 1 mile east of our current location, and after many expansions, moved to our new facility. We have now passed our 35th anniversary, and our practice philosophy has not changed. Our decisions have always been based on the best care and treatments for your pets entrusted to us.

Angels for Animals

Angels for Animals was seeded as a dream in the minds of Polly Wardle and Diane Less Baird. It took root on top the backs of horses, a mutual love of the two co-founders. With the help of a lawyer, Angels then officially sprouted and was incorporated in 1990. From the fertile thoughts of such a mission, education was chosen as the nurturing trunk from which all would branch off and bud. By educating the public and pet owners on responsible guardianship and the ???importance??? of spaying and neutering, these two women could change the perception of animals as property to companions and reduce the senseless number killed because of overpopulation.

Kitten Krazy, Inc.

Kitten Krazy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located on private property in Brunswick Hills, Ohio and operated by an all volunteer staff. Our mission is to help ease the pet overpopulation by housing and finding homes for stray, unwanted, and abandoned kittens and cats we take in at our discretion. We are a small operation, limited by space and finances, and try to keep our roster of cats under 50 to give those we have the maximum amount of care. We focus on taking in healthy and well-socialized kittens under 6 lbs.

One of a Kind

One of A Kind Pet Spay and Neuter Clinic is leading the fight against pet overpopulation and the unnecessary euthanasia of homeless animals in the region

4 Pets Clinic

We are here because we love and have a passion for cats and dogs. Our clinic offers private office visits; spay, neuter, declaw and general surgery; and a low cost Saturday Walk-In Wellness Clinic. We offer full service to people who want full service and low cost services to those who want low cost services. We have a wonderful staff with a modern in practice laboratory; ample diagnostic equipment, two fully equipped surgical suites and an emphasis on preventative medicine.     Located in North Ridgeville

Pet Guards

Pet-Guards is a low cost spay-neuter vaccination clinic based on the principal that all pets deserve BASIC LIFE CARE.

Primary Pet Care

Founded in 2010, Primary Pet Care, LLC is the first low cost veterinary clinic in Stow, Ohio. Primary Pet Care understands the need for affordable veterinary care. 

Rootstown Veterinary Hospital

We are a full-service veterinary hospital that strives to offer the best value in high quality medicine to our clients and their pets through surgical, diagnostic, and medical technology.

Sigler Animal Hospital, Inc.

The Sigler Animal Hospital is committed to providing convenient, competitively priced, top quality veterinary care. Our complete full-service small animal and exotic pet care facility in Akron, Ohio has been providing excellence since 1955 in medical, surgical and dental care, boarding and grooming.

Spay Neuter Ohio / Rascal Unit

SpayNeuterOhio is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization whose mission is to reduce the number of free-roaming stray animals and animals euthanized in shelters by providing low-cost spay/neuter access in Stark County, Harrison County, Jefferson County and eventually throughout Ohio via the RASCAL low-cost mobile surgical unit and other means.

SpayNeuterOhio hosts the RASCAL Unit,
( a mobile low/cost spay/neuter clinic, at various locations throughout the year. The clinic will run all day, with cats and dogs dropped off in 15 minute intervals between 9am and noon. The RASCAL unit can spay and neuter 30 surgeries plus 20 cat neuters in one day. The clinic also offers a limited number of low-cost vaccinations and flea/heartworm treatment and preventative at an additional fee. Individuals will pick their animals back up between 2pm –9pm.

Spay Neuter Assistance Program

An all volunteer, non-profet organization ofering a low-cost feline spay/neuter program to the community to help alleviate the problem of pet overpopulation.

Spay Ohio

Spay Ohio offers a FREE referral service for low cost spay/neuter services in the caller’s area (in and around the state of Ohio). We offer a toll free hotline: 1-877-644-OHIO (6446) which has a representative answering caller’s questions between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm EST each day. Voice Mails are returned the next day. We offer an online search for visitor’s to locate public low cost spay/neuter resources. If none can be found, email or the hotline can be utilized.

Stow Kent Animal Hospital

We offer many services to meet the healthcare needs of dogs, cats and exotic pets. On top of preventative healthcare we also offer surgery, ultrasound, digital X-ray, endoscopy, diagnostic imaging, full hospitalization services and chemotherapy treatments. We understand the busy schedules and needs of our clients and offer convenient evening and weekend hours as well as extended payment options for your pets care.

The Family Pet Mobile Veterinary Hospital

Welcome to The Family Pet Mobile Veterinary Hospital website! Our motto is don't stress your pet, I'm your house-call vet. This means we bring the veterinary hospital right to your door! We can examine, diagnose and treat your dogs and cats at your home. In fact, we can provide almost all services that a regular veterinary hospital can, without you having to leave your house.

Uniontown Vetrinary Clinic 

We welcome you to the official website of Uniontown Veterinary Clinic, serving dogs and cats in Uniontown, Hartville and Green, Ohio. We look forward to serving as your pet's "other best friend" by providing a lifetime of health and wellness services, from fundamentals such as wellness checkups and pet dental care to advanced techniques such as pet laser surgery. We know you expect no less for any other member of your family, and we value your animals as if they were our own.

Day and Overnight Care for your Pets

The Bed and Biscuit.

Come stay with us at the Bed and Biscuit of Memorial Animal Hospital.  We offer overnight boarding, as well as daycare for both cats and dogs.  The entire facility is climate controlled for comfort.  As with everyone at Memorial Animal Hospital, here at The Bed and Biscuit we are doing what we love and treat every animal as if it were are own.  We want to make your pet feel at home when you are away and want to visit with us again!

Cuddle Your Pets, LLC


We at Cuddle Your Pets  know the importance of keeping your pet's routine as consistent as possible.  Animals thrive on familiarity with both their environment and the people who care for them.  We provide an alternative to traditional kenneling.  This has many advantages for both you and your beloved pets.

We take pride that our staff is background checked, fully insured and bonded.  All staff members are Red Cross certified in pet first aid and CPR.  They are mature, responsible, animal lovers who will treat your pets like royalty.  And, we customize pet care needs to meet the lifestyle of busy pet lovers.  All these things give our clients added peace of mind.

Hatties Doggie Day Care and Boarding

Whether you need to leave town on short notice or have been planning a vacation for months, Hattie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding cares for your dog while you’re out of town. The overnight dog boarding service provides your dog with comforts of home. At the end of the day, you can rest easy knowing your dog is resting easy at Hattie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding.


DOG DAYCARE- have an energetic dog or a dog that has separation anxiety, or just hate leaving your dog alone while you work or run errands? Bring them to us! They can run, jump, bounce and play the day away. 

DOG BOARDING- need to go on vacation or have to travel for work? We do overnight boarding so you can travel and not worry about your pup! Leave your dog at TRW and he will thank you for his vacation of a lifetime!

PET GROOMING- dirty dog? Clean her up! Let one of our Tails R Waggin groomers clean, trim, and beautify your dog so that she sparkles! Please call your local Tails R Waggin Groomer for hours and pricing. Each location has their own grooming hours.


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