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Our Mission:

PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and neglected animals of Summit County, places them in good homes, investigates and prosecutes animal cruelty, and strives to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs.

Approximately 5% of our funding comes from local government sources. The rest comes from private donations, grants, and adoptions from people like you. Please consider donating or adopting today!



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Recent News

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New leader named at PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron

PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron (PHSGA) announced today that Executive Director Karen Hackenberry is retiring, and M. Diane Johnson has been named to the newly titled position of President and CEO. 

Vote PHSGA Best Place to Volunteer

Take a minute to vote for PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron as Best Place to Volunteer AGAIN…in Akron Life and Leisure's Best of Akron 2015!

Take a Walk for a Dog!

Don't just Take your Dog for a Walk, Take your Walk for a Dog!  Walking your Dog just got a whole lot Better! Now you can Raise Money for your Local Shelter every time you walk your dog.

Give The Gift of Comfort

You can make a world of difference in the life of a PHSGA pet by donating a Kuranda bed to the PAWSibilities®, Humane Society of Greater Akron.

Are you a PAWSibilities Pal

Are you planning a special event, party or fundraiser and looking for a good cause to benefit? PAWSibilities® Pals help the animals in our care through monetary or pet care donations from a variety of fundraisers like a lemonade stand, corporate dress down day, birthday party or donation drive. Click here  if you would like to become a PAWSibilities® Pal today! 

Upcoming Events

12 Mar

Yappy Hour

03/12/2015, 4:00 pm

20 Mar

Rummage Sale - March 20, 2015

03/20/2015, 9:00 am

21 Mar

Rummage Sale - March 21, 2015

03/21/2015, 9:00 am

30 Apr

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild LIVE

04/30/2015, 6:00 pm

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Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

Acme Cash Back Receipts Campaign is in full swing! Feel free to drop off those receipts to us at the shelter as we get credit for all receipts collected.

A few reminders:

Please submit the entire receipt (don't cut off the top or the bottom).

Please do not use a highlighter on the cash back amount. Highlighters smear the information and may make the receipt unusable.

Please send in receipts on a regular basis (every other week is great) rather than hold until the end.

Please ask your friends and family to collect receipts; the more the better.

This campaign will run through Sunday, February 4, 2015.


HELP US WIN THE SHELTER CHALLENGE! Vote for us each day by clicking on the icon above. Then type in "Humane Society of Greater Akron" in the search field. You can vote once per day!