Pet Care

The Wayne County Humane Society recognizes many reliable resources for pet care information.  Aside from the pet care tips that can be found online or through other forms of media, always consider contacting your local veterinarian for professional guidance on how to best care for your pet.


Veterinarians Servicing Wayne County:

 

Area Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics:
 
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets (S.T.O.P.)
1152 Lexington Ave. Mansfield, OH 44907 
Phone: (419) 774-1738
 
One of a Kind Pet Rescue Spay & Neuter Clinic
1700 West Exchange St. Akron, OH 44313
Phone: (330) 865-6890
www.oneofakindpets.com
 
Kitten Krazy / Quick Fix
930 Lafayette Road, Unit A, Medina, OH 44256
Phone: (330) 558-1540
www.kittenkrazy.org
 
 
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Resources for Re-Homing Cats and Dogs

 

·         If re-homing due to a temperament or behavior issue, look into training. The WCHS staff is able to give suggestions and recommendations for most feline and basic canine issues (AT NO COST!). Local trainers may be another option. Here are some we have located by doing a search online.
o   Dogs with Maggie, Wooster, 330-473-8273
o   Victory Tails Dog Training, Mansfield, 419-631-3786
o   Lorenzo’s Dog Training, Akron, 866-436-4959
o   Gold Star Dog Training, Medina, 330-721-6556
o   Obedient Dogs and More, Medina, 440-567-1082
o   Katie’s Ark Animal Training, Medina, 330-667-2607
o   Von Lindesfarne Kennel, Seville, 330-336-6560
 
·         If it’s a cat, you can spay/neuter it and keep it as an outside pet (if not declawed and temperament allows). If you are unable to have an outside cat, consider finding a local farmer who would like a mouser. We can provide you with a list of low-cost spay/neuter options.
 
·         RescueMe.org is a website that allows individuals to post animals to re-home them.
Go to their home page, select “Find a Home for an Animal”, and then follow their simple instructions.
 
·         RescueShelter.com is a website that lists rescue organizations that you can call or email for assistance.               Go to their home page, choose the type of animal you are trying to re-home, your location (Ohio), and a list will come up of rescue groups in your selected area.
 
·         Speak to an employee at your local supermarket, laundromats, or other businesses and ask to post a flyer regarding your animal.
 
·         If you have a vet you regularly use, you can check with them to see if they know of anyone that would like your pet. You can also call other local vets to see if you can post a flyer in their lobby. A list of vets can be found on our website (www.wchs.org) under “Resources” and then select “Pet Care”.
 
·         Place an ad in the newspaper or on Craigslist (Craigslist is free). **
 
·         Facebook has a lot of resources available:
o   You can post your pet on your Facebook page, as well as the WCHS Facebook page.
o   Post your pet on Facebook Groups by using the search bar and typing “Re-home pet” and then the area where your pet is located (Example: Wayne County, Wooster, Ohio, etc.).
 
**If you do not feel comfortable with an individual that is interested in your pet, DO NOT give the animal to them.
**You have the right to ask for vet and personal references regarding their pet history and household. 
**Consider asking for a small “re-homing fee” to ensure your animal is going into a responsible home.
 

 

If you are a veterinary clinic servicing Wayne County and do not see your business on our list, please do not hesitate to contact us and request to be added.