PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron

About Us


Celebrating animals is our passion! Since 1968, PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron, has been Summit County’s trusted caretaker for underserved animals. We are the only animal entity in Summit County with the legal authority to protect injured, abused, and neglected animals. Two full time deputized Humane Officers respond to emergency calls, investigate animal cruelty and, as warranted, prosecute offenders. We rescue, recuperate, and adopt those animals into their “fur-ever” homes. Pawsibilities supports the community through advocacy and educational programs, and provides volunteer opportunities to those concerned with the proper care and treatment of companion animals. 

We do not pick up or accept healthy stray animals or owner surrenders. Those services are provided by the Summit County Animal Control Shelter and other animal shelter organizations. The County, private animal shelters and the Humane Society have important but differing roles in the network of care of animals in Summit County.

Administration Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M

Adoption Hours

We are closed on Mondays and most mornings to allow our staff & volunteers to prepare our animals for your visit. If you are interested in becoming a PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron volunteer, please click here.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

*Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing time for animal adoptions as it takes time to select your next “fur-ever” friend.

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Board of Directors

Chairman - Lisa A. Hibbs, JD
FirstMerit Wealth Management

Vice Chairman - Patrick Weschler
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP

Secretary - Don Hess
PNC Asset Management Group

Treasurer - Nevin Nussbaum, CPA
Cohen & Company, Ltd.


Board Members

Ex-Officio - Steve Barry
Summit County Sherrif's Office

Bob Cailor 
AmeriSeal & Restoration, LLC

Bryan Edwards 
Development Finance Authority of Summit County

Mark Fechtel 
Delta Systems, Inc.

Kevin McCauley, Ph.D. 

Ted Moore 
Wind River Associates, LLC

Jim Sebastian 
Southwest Airlines Flight Operations, MDW Airport

Judge Mary F. Spicer, Retired
Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division

Judy Steiner
FirstMerit Bank

Valerie Wawrin   
SS&G, Inc.

Erin Wojno Demiray
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Bob Zajac 
Whitespace Creative