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Meet Rhino - Foster Needed!

2nd December 2022

Rhino came to us as as an injured stray. Once in our care, we quickly noticed that being in a kennel environment was really stressful as he started pacing, chewing his kennel door, and eating inanimate objects. While in a previous foster home, he blossomed into a happy-go-lucky pup! While he can be a bit shy when first meeting new people, Rhino quickly warms up into a great snuggle buddy.

Here's what his previous foster had to say about this sweet boy's playful personality:


"He is such a sweet overgrown puppy. His crazy flexibility would make any yoga practitioner jealous. When you give him scratches, his whole body wags! He adores his chew toys and is curious and gentle with our cat. Meal times and play times are his favorite part of the day. He does well entertaining himself too, but likes to know his people are close by."


Rhino really loves the company of other dogs. He feels more confident on walks with a buddy by his side, though he eventually gets comfortable with going out just with people too. He'd do best in a foster home that has another canine friend.

If you are interested in opening your home up to Rhino or any of our other animals, please fill out our foster interest form and we'll get in touch as soon as possible. Rhino can't wait to meet you!


Our Canine Heartworm Program Saves Lives!

HSSC works tirelessly to save the lives of the animals most in need of help - the abused, neglected, abandoned, sick, and injured animals in our community. We see harrowing cases of illness and injury in homeless pets and give these animals a fighting chance through compassionate and lifesaving veterinary care.

Canine heartworm disease is a heartbreaking illness we encounter in these animals who need us the most. Passed along by a mosquito bite, heartworm is potentially fatal if left untreated. HSSC encounters upwards of 30 heartworm positive dogs annually. To protect and help our shelter residents and dogs throughout Summit ...

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Help rescue animals through Acme Community Cash Back! Save your receipts!

From August 8th through December 28th, 2019 Acme Fresh Market is holding its Community Cash Back promotion. When you shop at Acme and submit your receipts to HSSC, we earn 5% cash back on certain products which helps to support our animals here at the shelter. In 2018, we raised over $2,000 from generous supporters just from saving and submitting receipts.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. Shop Acme Brands:


2. Community Cash Back earnings are listed at the bottom of your receipt.

3. Drop off your receipts at one of our drop-off locations:

TWINSBURGHumane Society of Summit County
7996 ...

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Make a tribute to your loved ones this Memorial Day

There is no doubt about it - our relationships with our pets are some of the strongest and most important in our lives. There is no better way to honor the pets and pet-lovers in your life who have touched your heart than by helping local animals in need.

As you know, the Humane Society of Summit County works tirelessly to save those animals in our community who are suffering. We provide these animals with hope and a second chance through veterinary care, behavioral support, and adoption, but it is only possible through the generosity of our local friends and partners ...

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2020 Pet Calendar Models Needed!

Have you adopted the cutest pet ever from the Humane Society of Summit County? Nominate your fur-baby for our 2020 Pet Calendar! 12 lucky pets chosen by our selection committee will receive a professional photo shoot for their pet and represent a whole month on the calendar. All nominated pets will be included in a collage as long as they meet our contest guidelines.

(NOTE: The deadline for nominations has passed. We thank everyone for participating!)

How to Enter

  1. Make a donation of $25 or more HERE.
  2. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email to submit your pet’s photo and ...

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Make Rescued Animals a Part of Your Celebration!

Whether it’s your wedding, birthday, anniversary, or graduation, you can commemorate the special occasion in a meaningful and impactful way - by helping animals in need!

Make your Personal Celebration Donation Page

As a charitable alternative or addition to your gift registry, we will help you create a custom web page to request donations from family and friends in honor and celebration of your special day!

Click here for an example!

Get Started!

Party Favors that Save Lives

Give your guests a gift they will always remember! For a donation of as little as $5 per guest, HSSC will create ...

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Dogs Playing for Life! is coming to HSSC!

Made possible by a generous grant from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, the Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) will be hosting a three day Dogs Playing for Life! training seminar from Sunday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 9. The curriculum includes a classroom presentation, demonstrations of techniques, and hands-on instruction on managing a successful canine playgroup to develop experience and confidence for participants.

This special, hands-on seminar will help our staff and volunteers further develop our current canine playgroup program, inspired by the success of Dogs Playing for Life! and introduced in 2017. Since then, we have been ...

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Monthly Giving makes a difference!

We can never anticipate what animals will arrive at the doors of the Humane Society of Summit County. Just two weeks ago, we received a frantic call – a good Samaritan had come across a suspicious plastic bag near a dumpster and could not help but investigate. Inside, she found twelve puppies who had been heartlessly abandoned and desperately needed our help. Her intuition saved lives – a dozen puppy lives, that is.

She quickly brought them to our shelter, where our dedicated staff and volunteers provided them with emergency veterinary care, food, water, and a comfortable, safe place to recover – and ...

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Introducing... Pound of Cure, a shelter-based wellness journey

Blue, a Great Dane/Pit Bull Terrier mix awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Summit County, and longtime shelter volunteer Ted Moore are teaming up to make a big change for their health and help other pets awaiting adoption along the way. Follow their journey to wellness through exercise, eating better, and other lifestyle changes through Ted's monthly blog.

Visit the Blog!

Cheer Ted and Blue on and help shelter pets in the process by giving in honor of the progress they make to reach their $5,000 goal. All funds raised will support health care for animals ...

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Donate Your Car to HSSC!

Did you know?!
You can donate your car (or any vehicle!) to the Humane Society of Summit County in support of our lifesaving mission! Made possible by a partnership with Charitable Adult Rides and Services (CARS), the process is easy and convenient!

Donating your car is a great option if:

  • You don't want to worry about selling your vehicle.
  • It is too expensive to repair your vehicle.
  • You don't trust your car to be safe on the road.
  • You need a tax write-off.

Click Here for frequently asked questions regarding the program.

Click the button below to begin ...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Animal Rescue!

July 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the Humane Society of Summit County! We were founded in 1968 to address pet overpopulation, enforcement of humane laws and the protection of animals, and have grown to be our community’s leading resource for animal rescue, humane law enforcement, adoption and education on pet ownership. Over the past 50 years, HSSC has provided compassionate rescue services, veterinary treatment, and secure futures to over 50,000 pets. Today, we are proudly the largest pet rescue and shelter in Summit County. We work tirelessly to eliminate animal cruelty and neglect and provide lifesaving services ...

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