The County of Summit will host a summer Adopt-a-Thon on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Summit County Animal Control Facility, located at 250 Opportunity Parkway in downtown Akron. The event is sponsored by Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise.

Dogs and cats will be made available for adoption from the Division of Animal Control for the low price of $10 per animal (regularly $94 per dog, $60 per cat). The animals will be fully vetted (blood work, flea treatments, intestinal de-worming, spay/neuter and vaccinations) and ready to be taken home that day. Citizens who adopt a dog will also be required to purchase a Summit County Dog License for $18, bringing the total for a dog to $28.00.

“Summit County’s Adopt-a-Thons have been incredibly successful, and are a testament to the dedication of our employees at the Animal Control facility to find these animals loving homes,” said County Executive Ilene Shapiro. “I encourage families of Summit County to come to this summer’s Adopt-a-Thon and help us find these animals their forever homes.”

“If you are looking for a new pet, the Adopt-a-Thon is a great event to attend. My office will be there again this year to ensure every dog and puppy is legally registered and equipped with a County dog tag before they go to their new home,” Fiscal Officer Scalise said. “Registering your dog with the County is vital to its safety and well-being. The unique number listed on the dog tag will help identify them if they are ever lost, stolen, or run away. It truly is their ticket home.”

Residents are also encouraged to donate dog or cat food for the animals housed at the shelter during the Adopt-a-Thon. For more information contact the Summit County Division of Animal Control at 330-643-2845. To view photos of adoptable animals visit and click on ADOPT-A-PET in the left column.