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  • April 10, 2017 @ 3:00 PM EDT
    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 and absurdities of...
  • April 2, 2017 @ 8:00 AM EDT
    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!

  • March 29, 2017 @ 8:00 PM EDT

    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

  • February 26, 2017 @ 7:30 AM EST
    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 & Trophies! See Flyer for...
  • December 15, 2016 @ 1:00 PM EST
    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 and have some fun shopping...
  • December 4, 2016 @ 7:00 AM EST
    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!

  • September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 AM EDT
    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, check...
  • September 17, 2016 @ 6:00 AM EDT
    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

  • September 10, 2016 @ 8:00 AM EDT
    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!

  • August 20, 2016 @ 7:00 AM EDT
    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!

  • August 13, 2016 @ 8:00 AM EDT
    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!
  • August 7, 2016 @ 9:00 AM EDT
    "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!

  • July 16, 2016 @ 5:00 AM EDT
    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!

  • July 9, 2016 @ 6:00 AM EDT
    "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. Sign up in advance!). Email
  • April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 AM EDT
    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!

    Click for Runner Registration
    Click for Dog...
  • April 16, 2016 @ 5:00 AM EDT

    Saturday, April 16, 2015
    Midway Mall, Elyria, OH

  • April 10, 2016 @ 4:26 PM EDT
    4th Annual Dog Fair
    Spnsored by Elite K911 Dog Training and Behavior and
    The Grateful Dog Bakery
    Sunday, April 10th
    11am to 4pm
    Elite K911 Warehouse
    33549 Liberty Parkway, North Ridgeville
    Bring your pup for a day of fun! Free Admission-Rescues with Adoptable Dogs
    Please visit Love-A-Stray! Great Raffle Baskets-50/50 Raffle-Vendors
    Proceeds from all raffles benefit participating...
  • April 2, 2016 @ 7:00 AM EDT
    Save the Date
    Nutrition FX Adoption Event
    2263 Kresge Drive
    Amherst, Ohio
    Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
    11:00am to 2:00pm

  • March 20, 2016 @ 8:00 AM EDT
    Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny - New Photo Background for 2016!
    Two Days!
    Saturday, March 19th & Sunday March 20th
    Noon to 5:00pm
    Peter Cottontail is hopping into Elite K911's Warehouse for photos! Benefits Love-A-Stray and FIDO's Companion Rescue Groups!
    EliteK911 Warehouse
    33549 Liberty Parkway - North Ridgeville
    No appointment needed!
    Hosted by The Grateful Dog...
  • March 15, 2016 @ 3:00 AM EDT
    2016 Pet Photo Contest
    Contest starts March 15th, 2016 at 7:00am & ends on May 1st at 9:00pm
    Enter the favorite photo of your dog to win the coveted spot on our fabulous pinot noir wine label to be presented at our 2016 Uncorked for Canines Wine Tasting & MORE event being held March 22, 2016.
    Only $5 to enter your photo and $1 for your friends and family to vote!
    Information will be...
  • February 28, 2016 @ 7:30 AM EST
    Strikes for Strays
    Sunday, February 28th, 2016
    JUST ANNOUNCED EVENT MC: Cleveland's own Lil' John Rinaldi - Presented by Seagram's Escapes & Labatt Blue!
    Fourth Annual Bowling Fundraiser
    Spevock's Nautical Lanes
    184 Miller Road - Avon Lake
    Help Love-A-Stray "Strike out Strays" Every STRAY deserves a HOME!

    What: Fourth Annual Bowling Fundraiser: Help Love-A-Stray Dog Rescue “Strike...
  • January 26, 2016 @ 1:00 PM EST
    Girls Night Out at Miller Nature Preserve
    2739 Center Road - Avon
    6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Please come to visit Love-A-Stray! This is an annual event of a sampling of attending businesses including salons, spas, health foods, herbals, teas, makeovers, beauty and wellness, jewelry. painting, crafts and more! See flyer for more information! Hope to see you there.

  • January 9, 2016 @ 7:00 AM EST
    Avon PETCO Adoption Event
    January 9th, 2016
    Noon to 3:00pm
    35860 Chester Road - Avon
    Come Meet Ingrid & Hamilton Adoptable Dogs!

    Click to download flyer
  • December 25, 2015 @ 5:08 AM EST
  • December 10, 2015 @ 1:00 PM EST
    The Backpackers Shop Second Annual Special Event
    Thursday, December 10th, 2015
    6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Enjoy some Christmas shopping and help rescue animals. 20% of store sales will be donated to FIDO's Companion and Love-A-Stray to help the abondoned, neglected and forgotten animals. Refreshments & Raffles! Hope to see you there!