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  • September 26, 2021 @ 2:00 PM EDT
    2021 BARK FOR BREWS / CANCELLED
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH - 2pm to 5pm



  • September 11, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EDT
    BIG SPLASH DOG SWIM IS BACK!
    ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY! NO WALK UP REGISTRATIONS THIS YEAR!
    REGISTER EARLY! REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2021 AT 5:00PM
    THE FIRST 300 REGISTRATIONS WILL RECEIVE A GIFT!
    2021 will be somewhat downsized with no contests.
    Dog and human snacks available for purchase.
    Hope to see you there! Your dog will love you for it!
    BIG SPLASH ONLINE REGISTRATION
  • September 4, 2021 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    September PetPeople Avon Adoption Event 2021
    PetPeople Avon Adoption Event
    35901 Detroit Road - Avon
    Saturday, September 4th, 2021
    11:00am to 2:00pm
    Please stop by to visit with Love-A-Stray and some of our great dogs available for adoption.
    More information to follow.
  • August 7, 2021 @ 11:00 AM EDT
    August Pet People Avon Adoption Event 2021
    PetPeople Avon Adoption Event
    35901 Detroit Road - Avon
    Saturday, August 7th, 2021
    11:00am to 2:00pm
    Please stop by to visit with Love-A-Stray and some of our great dogs available for adoption.
    More information to follow.


  • June 27, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EDT
    Who doesn't like a clean car?! Cross this task off your to do list the last weekend in June, and let Hometowne Laser Wash do the work for you on June 27th and 28th! Get a clean car and help us save more dogs! Did you know they have free vacuums too!
    20% of the total sales for these two days comes directly back to the rescue. Super easy way to continue to support LAS, and a local business that supports...
  • June 26, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EDT
    Live NOW through June 26th @ Noon https://go.rallyup.com/ufc2021
    With COVID still lingering Fido's and LAS have canceled our joint Uncorked for Canine event for 2021. This event has always been a significant source of income for our organizations and will leave us short this summer on funds we need to continue to help save dogs in need. We are hoping to offset this deficit by generating income with...
  • March 7, 2021 @ 4:30 PM EST
    With COVID still lingering we had to cancel our annual Strikes for Strays event for 2021. This event has always been a significant source of income for our organization and will leave us short this winter on funds we need to continue to help save dogs in need. We are hoping to offset this deficit by generating income with this 50/50 Raffle! Please help!!
    Here's how it will work!
    We...
  • December 31, 2020 @ 1:00 PM EST
    Unfortunately, all of our main events for 2020 have been canceled due to the pandemic. We are continuing to help dogs in need, but are in need of funds. Please consider making a donation to the rescue so that we can continue to save more dogs.
    **We will be having online raffles in mid-August with some very unique, one of a kind items! Please follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information.
  • December 10, 2020 @ 7:00 PM EST
  • September 30, 2020 @ 1:00 PM EDT
    There's one thing about a pandemic, you still need to eat! Help us save more dogs by eating at Melt!! Every Wednesday in September you can Dine & Donate at Melt Bar & Grilled in Avon, Independence and Lakewood locations! Just show the melt staff this flyer either printed or on your phone and they will donate 20% of the sales to LAS! This is good for dine in, carry out and catering orders! Melt...
  • September 23, 2020 @ 3:00 PM EDT
    There's one thing about a pandemic, you still need to eat! Help us save more dogs by eating at Melt!! Every Wednesday in September you can Dine & Donate at Melt Bar & Grilled in Avon, Independence and Lakewood locations! Just show the melt staff this flyer either printed or on your phone and they will donate 20% of the sales to LAS! This is good for dine in, carry out and catering orders! Melt...
  • September 16, 2020 @ 3:05 PM EDT
    There's one thing about a pandemic, you still need to eat! Help us save more dogs by eating at Melt!! Every Wednesday in September you can Dine & Donate at Melt Bar & Grilled in Avon, Independence and Lakewood locations! Just show the melt staff this flyer either printed or on your phone and they will donate 20% of the sales to LAS! This is good for dine in, carry out and catering orders! Melt...
  • September 9, 2020 @ 3:00 PM EDT
    There's one thing about a pandemic, you still need to eat! Help us save more dogs by eating at Melt!! Every Wednesday in September you can Dine & Donate at Melt Bar & Grilled in Avon, Independence and Lakewood locations! Just show the melt staff this flyer either printed or on your phone and they will donate 20% of the sales to LAS! This is good for dine in, carry out and catering orders! Melt...
  • September 2, 2020 @ 3:00 PM EDT
    There's one thing about a pandemic, you still need to eat! Help us save more dogs by eating at Melt!! Every Wednesday in September you can Dine & Donate at Melt Bar & Grilled in Avon, Independence and Lakewood locations! Just show the melt staff this flyer either printed or on your phone and they will donate 20% of the sales to LAS! This is good for dine in, carry out and catering orders! Melt...
  • June 25, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EDT
    SHELTER-IN PLACE DOG PHOTO FUNDRAISER CONTEST
    ENDS June 25, 2020
    SHELTER-IN-PLACE DOG PHOTO CONTEST FUNDRAISER
    Due to COVID-19 our annual events and fundraisers have either been cancelled or postponed. Please consider helping our rescue by donating so we can continue to save dogs in need.
    Thank You!
    PLEASE DONATE NOW TO LOVE-A-STRAY DOG
  • May 17, 2020 @ 3:00 PM EDT
    Uncorked for Canines Wine Tasting, Craft Beer Sampling & MORE!
    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    Sunday, May 17th, 2020 3pm to 7pm
    Tom's Country Place
    3442 Stoney Ridge Road - Avon
    New larger venue with more seating and parking! Featuring three fantastic local restaurants to be announced.
    Pre-pay Online Tickets Only
    $75 each or 2 for $130
    VIP Tables for 8 $600
    Online Sales Opening...
  • April 26, 2020 @ 10:00 AM EDT
    9th Annual Fur Fun Dog Walk
    Sunday, April 26, 2020
    10:00 am
    Avon Lake High School
    175 Avon Belden Road - Avon Lake
    Group Dog Walk - 1, 2 or 3 miles
    Registration opens at 9:30am day of event, online registration now available!
    Printable registrations available soon!
    Your dog will love you for it!



    Click for Online Dog Walk Registration
  • April 26, 2020 @ 9:00 AM EDT
    9TH ANNUAL FUR FUN 5K & DOG WALK
    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    Click for Online 5K Registration and Information
    Click for 5K Mail Registration Form
    Click for Online Dog Walk Registration

  • February 23, 2020 @ 12:30 PM EST


  • February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST
    PetPeople Avon Adoption Event
    35901 Detroit Road - Avon
    Saturday, February 1, 2020
    Noon to 3:00pm
    Please stop by to visit with Love-A-Stray. Dog(s) in attendance to be announced soon.
  • January 4, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST
    PetPeople Avon Adoption Event
    35901 Detroit Road - Avon
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020
    Noon to 3:00pm
    Please stop by to visit with Love-A-Stray. We will have Gidget the French Bulldog and Buddy the Lab in attendance!

    NOTE: Gidget will only be at the event from 12:30pm to 2:30pm,



  • December 8, 2019 @ 12:00 PM EST
    2019 Pet Photos with Santa
    Sunday, December 8th
    Noon to 5:00pm
    Paws by the Lake
    33757 Lake Road, Avon Lake
    $ 15.00 Donation for Professional Photo by The Big Picture Photography
    First 150 Registrations at the door receive a goody bag for their dog.
    Amazing Raffles, Door Prizes, Free Concessions, Music, Spin to Win Game, Vendors and MORE!
    A Big Reveal will be posted soon with new Santa...
  • October 27, 2019 @ 1:00 PM EDT

    TOP DAWG COSTUME CONTEST & TAILGATE PARTY
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH at 1:00pm
    CONTESTS HELD IN A LARGE INDOOR FACILITY!
    CONTESTS START AT 2:00pm 9 CATEGORIES WITH PRIZES AND A POST EVENT ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST WITH PRIZES.
    BEER, FOOD, DAWGS, AWESOME RAFFLES & COSTUME CONTESTS!
    PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR A LIST OF THE 9 COSTUME CATEGORIES FOR YOUR FURRY FRIENDS!
    CONTACT...
  • September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 PM EDT
    3rd Annual Bark for Brews
    Railroad Brewing Company
    1010 Center Road - Avon
    Amazing Raffles - Dog Friendly - Food Truck - Live Music
    $8 Donation at the door. Fun way to help us help more dogs!
    Hope to see you there!

  • September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM EDT
    16th Annual Big Trucks & Community Services Open House
    Avon Lake Safety Center
    32855 Walker Road - Avon Lake
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019