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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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Calling all Foster Parents!

Calling all Foster Parents! PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron is in need of loving, temporary homes for the upcoming kitten season! A foster parent opens their lives to provide a safe and healthy environment for animals before they are ready for adoption. All of the supplies needed for care such as medical attention, food, litter, toys, and bowls are provided. Are you interested in saving a life?

Happy Pet Prescription Program

Happy Pet Prescription Program Feeling Blue? We have the prescription for you! Select black and black/white canines and felines, over 6 months of age, will have special pricing through the month of April. Eligible pets will have special “prescription pad” pricing on their cages with discounted prices listed.  **upon application approval**

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. 

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

11 Apr

11th Annual Reverse Ruffle

04/11/2015, 6:30 pm

30 Apr

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild LIVE

04/30/2015, 5:30 pm

2 May

Bark in the Park

05/02/2015, 11:00 am

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