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PO Box 125
Avon Lake, OH 44012

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Avon Lake Public Library Adoptathon & Book Signing/Greg Murray
Avon Lake Public Library Adoptathon & Book Signing with Greg Murray of Peanut Butter Dogs
32649 Electric Blvd - Avon Lake
Saturday, July 22nd
11:00am to 2:00pm
Yoga to the Rescue
Yoga to the Rescue
Saturday, July 15th, 2017 Noon-4pm
31142 Center Ridge Road - Westlake, Ohio
Join Soul Stretch Yoga & Love-A-Stray for a "doggone" good fundraiser and adoption event! This dog-friendly event is OPEN TO ALL and includes: FREE YOGA for students who bring a donation of one of the following:
6' Leads - Collars - Dog Beds - Kongs - Nylabones - and/or Gift...
The Best Car Wash Ever!
Sunday - July 9th
10:30am to 2:30pm
Marathon Gas Station
Rt 58 - Amherst
Sunday, July 9th 10:30-2:30pm car wash to benefit LAS. Zack S. of Boy Scout Troop 140 is working to earn his Eagle Scout Badge, and the project he has chosen is to make dog beds for a rescue and he chose Love-A-Stray to be the benefactor of these beds!! He was able to...
2nd Annual Cruise  In
2nd Annual Cruise In
Saturday, June 10th, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
Weiss Baseball Fields
33401 Webber Road - Avon Lake
Free Admission - Free Parking! Event Dash plaques & T-shirts available to purchase with proceeds going to Love-A-Stray. Concert & Music all day! Food, raffles and MORE! Raffle proceeds to benefit Love-A-Stray. Hope to see you there!
Pooch Party at PetPeople
PetPeople Avon Adoption Event
35901 Detroit Road - Avon
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Noon to 3:00pm
Join us for our Pooch Party Adoption Event and meet the majestic King & sweet Hannah who are both in need of Foster or Furever homes!
Annual Uncorked for Canines Wine Tasting & MORE!
2017 Annual Uncorked for Canines Wine Tasting & MORE!
3rd Annual Sunday - May 21st, 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Don't miss this fantacstic event - Tickets on sale now.
Event will be at Wood & Wine - Avon
NEWSFLASH: Celebrity MC Denise Dufala!
$60 each or 2 for $110
Please scroll down...
PetPeople Adoption Event
PetPeople Avon Adoption Event
35901 Detroit Road - Avon
Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Noon to 3:00pm
Please stop by to visit with Love-A-Stray. More information to follow.
2017 Uncorked for Canines Pet Photo Contest
2017 Uncorked for Canines Pet Photo Contest!
Contests Ends May 1st!
2017 Fur Fun Dog Walk
2017 Fur Fun Dog Walk
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Avon Lake High School
175 Avon Belden Road - Avon Lake
Group walk starts at 11:00am for either a 1 mile, 2 mile or 3 mile walk with your dog! Registration at event opens at 10:00am or registration can be downloaded and mailed. Online registration is also available. Your dog will thank you! All proceeds go to helping us save...
2017 Annual Fur Fun 5K & Dog Walk
Guaranteed Tech Shirt Deadline Extended! Register by Monday 24th 10am to receive an awesome shirt!
2017 Annual Fur Fun 5K & Dog Walk
Sunday - April 30th, 2017 - 9:00am
Avon Lake High School
Click for Runner Information & Registration
Author of "The Art of Racing in the Rain", Garth Stein
Author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein book signing
Monday, April 10th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Avon Lake Library - Avon Lake
Love-A-Stray will have a table at the event with some furry friends!
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders...
Avon Petco Adoption Event
Avon Petco Adoption Event
35860 Chester Road - Avon
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Noon to 3:00pm
Stop in and visit Love-A-Stray! We will have information on future events and adoptable dogs. We will even have one of our furry friends to greet you!
Thanks for your support!
6th Annual Fur Fun 5K t-shirt Design Contest

6th Annual Fur Fun 5K t-shirt Design Contest
Hurry! All entries must be received by midnight March 30th, 2017
You too can be a winner!
Click for Contest Information and Registration
Fifth Annual "Strikes for Strays"
2017 Fifth Annual "Strikes for Strays"
SOLD OUT! Thank You!
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Spevock's Nautical Lanes
184 Miller Road - Avon Lake
Click for Bowling Registration
Don't miss the fun and help us "Strike out Strays! Every Dog deserves a HOME! Discounts for Pre-Registered Prepaid Bowling Teams of 6! Non Bowlers Welcome! Raffles! Pizza & Snacks! Prizes...
The Backpackers Shop Special Shopping Event
3rd Annual Backpackers Shop Special Shopping Event
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm
5128 Colorado Avenue - Sheffield Villagage
Enjoy Some Christmas Shopping and Help Rescue Animals!
20% 0f Store Sales during these three hours will be donated to local rescue groups helping the abandoned, neglected and forgotten animals. Refreshments & Raffles! Come...
2016 Pet Photos with Santa
2016 Annual Pet Photos with Santa
Sunday - December 4th, 2016 - Noon to 4:00pm
Paws by the Lake
33757 Lake Road - Avon Lake
Big Reveal to be announced! Stay tuned for updates!
2016 Sit Stay Love
Sit Stay Love Adoption Event & Fundraiser
Saturday, September 24th
Noon to 2:00pm
Anthropologie in Crocker Park has once again invited Love-A-Stray to attend their SIT - STAY - LOVE Dog Rescue Event on Saturday, September 24th! They will be selling DELICIOUS Baked Goods with the proceeds to go to Love-A-Stray Rescue. Please come out to support Love-A-Stray, browse the store,...
2016 Big Trucks & Community Services Open House
2016 Big Truck and Community Services Open House
Satruday, September 17th, 2016
10:00am to 2:00pm
Avon Lake Safety Center
21855 Walker Road - Avon Lake
Please come and visit with Love-A-Stray
11th Annual "Big Splash" Dog Swim
11th Annual "Big Splash" Dog Swim
Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Rain or Shine: Noon to 5:00pm
Avon Lake Municipal Pool
32850 Electric Boulevard - Avon Lake
All Communities Welcome!
Hot Dawgs & Hot Dogs 2016
Hot Dawgs & Hot Dogs
Avon Lake Discount Drug Mart Adoption Event
33382 Walker Road - Avon Lake
Saturday, August 20th, 2016
11:00am to 2:00pm
Free Hot Dogs & Chips, Great Raffles, Prizes and Gift Cards! All Donations to benefit Love-A-Stray! Thank You!
Lake Erie WaterFest2016
Lake Erie Waterfest 2016
August 13th, 2016
Noon to 5:00pm
Miller Road Park
Bring your family. Celebrate your Great Lake. Free Admission!
Visit Love-A-Stray!
"The Knock Out" Car Show/Cruise-In
"The Knock Out" Car Show/Cruise-In
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Rebman Recreation
5300 Oberlin Avenue - Lorain
"In the North Lot"
Free Entry! Prizes! Bowling! Chinese Raffles! Food and Drinks! Great Cause! Fun for All! Visit Love-A-Stray and Stay for the Fun!
10th Annual Dirty Dog 5K Run & 1 Mile Dog Walk
10th Annual Dirty Dog 5K Run & 1 Mile Dog Walk
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Dog Wash - 9am to 1pm
Race Starts @9am
Avon Lake United Church of Christ
32801 Electric Boulevard - Avon Lake
Come visit Love-A-Stray!
Dog Fair
"Tail" Gate Dog Fair
Saturday , July 9th
First Annual “Tail ”Gate Dog Fair & Adoption Event
33501 Lake Rd, in the parking lot by Seeds of Wellness and
Larry’s Avon Lake Carryout! Rain or Shine!
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Grateful Dog Bakery, Fargo Fleece T-shirts, Seeds of Wellness - Pet
Psychic (Pet Psychic between 1:00 and 2:30 pm....
Fur Fun 5K & Dog Walk
5th Annual Fur Fun 5K & Dog Walk
Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Avon Lake High School
175 Avon Belden Road - Avon Lake
Pre-Register Run now at
5K Chip Timed Race - Dogs Welcome - Registration 7:30am
Group Dog Walk 11:00am - Registration 10:00am
Raffles - Pet Fair - Prizes - Gift Cards 9:00am to Noon
Fun for All!