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Avon Lake, OH 44012

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Welcome to Love-A-Stray Dog Division

Non-Profit 501(c) ~ All Volunteer ~ No-Kill Rescue

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We have many ways for you to get involved. Attend one of our events, become a volunteer or foster, adopt a dog, donate items from our donation wish list or donate using the PayPal section on this page. Love-A-Stray can't do what we do without you. Thanks to all of our supporters!  

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The first 300 registered runners will receive a tech shirt and a host of other goodies, including free massages after the race.  The 5K is sponsored by a host of local companies.  Earth Fare will be providing fruit, Starbucks and their volunteers will be on hand serving coffee, Bruegger's will be giving away bagels and Fragapane will be providing donuts.  Active Runner of Strongsville will once again provide the 5K Awards with Gift Cards to their store.  Sudio Q Photography will again be taking photos of the runners and the Fur Fun Event.

      Following the 5K, the Dog Walks will be taking place every hour from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  The first 100 registrations for the Dog Walk will receive a nylon backpack filled with goodies.

Dog Walk Registration Form

Mail your pre-registration dog walk form to:

P.O. Box 125, Avon Lake, Oh 44012

Registration will be open day of event 7AM-12:30PM

We recommend you register 1/2 hour before the scheduled walk you are participating in: 10am,11am,12noon & 1PM     

                              5K Dog Walker Photo                           
In between the Dog Walks, Love-A-Stray will host educational information sessions with local trainers and a Veterinarian from the Avon Lake Animal Clinic.  The trainers will touch on solutions to common training problems and answer questions.  The Veterinarian will go over some basic pet first aid.

The event will also include a large Raffle.  Last year we had over 80 raffle baskets.  This year's raffle will include Gym Memberships at several area gyms, Vouchers for Kids Parties and Activities at local attractions, Teeth Whitening Kits, Memorabilia from our Cleveland Sports Teams, Gift Cards to area Salons, Restaurants and more!  The raffle tickets cost $1 each for some items and $5 each for our larger items.  All proceeds will be going to support the good continued work of Love-A-Stray.  The winners will be drawn at 1:30pm.  Individuals need not be present to win.

The event also includes Kids Activities and a Fair, with lots of things to see. A couple dozen businesses will display a wide assortment of items at the Pet and Business Fair.  Contact for more information on how to participate.  The "Rescue Row" area of the fair is made up of nearly a dozen of local rescue groups who will be present to provide information about themselves, their animals and give attendees a chance to look at some of the animals up for adoption.

Throughout the day, the DJ Crew will be on site providing music.  The DJ Crew has been a supporter since the first year, and in 2013 managed to still provide fun tunes even in the pouring rain!  Food will be available for purchase throughout the day from the Cleveland Food Truck, Krave.
Please come out and support Love-A-Stray
The Fur Fun Event is bound to be fun for the whole family!

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