Fun ways to support rescue groups

It’s not always easy to find the time or money to donate to local rescue groups. Luckily, there are a lot of others ways to support animal rescue groups – from shopping for things you need to getting out and enjoying a fun night on the town or even getting a bath for your dog. Here are some fun ways to support animal rescue groups in the next month and beyond:

Local events:

Hudson Wine Festival

The 7th annual Hudson Wine Festival is a benefit for animal welfare groups in the Summit County area. Taking place Friday, July 18 from 4 – 10 pm and Saturday, July 19 from 2 – 10 pm, the festival is held along Village Way, in the First & Main Hudson shopping district.  Dogs are welcome too! The event will showcase over 150 wines from local, national and international producers as well as select craft beers and spirits. For more info, visit:


Third Annual Doggie Dip

Tired of having to give your dog a bath? Take him to the Doggie Dip at The Studio in Ohio City. For a $10 donation you can get your dog bathed using Paul Mitchell dog products. Money from the doggie dip goes to support Muttley Crue. The event will be held from 12-4 at Studio A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, 1887 Fulton Rd, Cleveland.

Dawgs for Dogs

Come meet some adoptable dogs from Secondhand Mutts, as well as meet Josh Cribbs (former Cleveland Brown) and Garrett Gilkey of the Cleveland Browns. The fundraiser will be held at Scoundrels in Berea on July 19 pfrom 5-9 p.m. Tickets are recommended and available in advance by stopping by 2603 Scranton Road or contacting Leah at

Go Shopping:

Pampered Chef Fundraiser

Raises money for Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue. Get some fun things for yourself, or start your Christmas shopping early!

Ollie Diggs

Ollie Diggs sells cute one-and-two sided dog bandannas and 20% of the proceeds from your purchase go to animal shelters. Check them out at


 The Animal Rescue Site

Each purchase on this site helps fund food and care for animals in need. The percentage of the donation varies from 3-50% depending on what you buy. Visit the site at The site have a wide variety of items, from pet gifts and knick knacks to jewelry and clothing.