Get Involved

Share Your Time & Talents 

We love people with a passion for animals and skills that can help us be successful.  Join the team


Thursday Drivers
(Morning Shift: 8a-2p; Afternoon Shift: 2p - 8p)

Foster/Adoption Counselors

Become a Foster Family


There is no experience more rewarding than fostering a homeless rescued animal.  
Learn about fostering

$upport Heroes

​2 Life Saver

$75 covers vaccinations, health certification and a weeks boarding for one dog while opening another kennel for a dog in need.   Donate now


It's as easy as choosing an amount and method of payment!  Get set up

Fueling Furry Friends

Gas cards and funds for van maintenance are critical for our transport program.  Donate now

Shopping Rewards

Shopping at the store or online? Sign up for Kroger Rewards.  Or select Stop the Suffering on Amazon Smile

2018 Rescue Calendar

ONLY 5 LEFT @ $20
Paypal and credit cards accepted

Order yours today!

Generous Sponsors

Stop the Suffering rescues and transports dogs and cats from high-kill shelters, located primarily in Ohio and some West Virginia and Kentucky, to pre-approved rescues in five states where they can be evaluated and matched with new families. 

We raise funds for critical and routine veterinary care, vaccinations, transportation and food for rescue animals in both foster care and rural shelters.  Learn how we do it

Loving Animals by the Numbers in 2017

3,102 rural pets transported to rescues

 rural pets sponsored

68 rural pets adopted

155 rural pets helped & transferred to sister rescues

145 pet sponsored for routine vetting, pull fees and health certificates

13 senior pets sponsored for vetting

rural shelter pets at two shelters treated with flea and tick preventive at intake
rural shelter pets at one shelter received Bordetella vaccine at intake

475+ rural shelter pets at one shelter received combo vaccine at intake

400+ rural shelter pets at one shelter received a 5-way vaccine at intake

Holiday Party, Happy Hour, Birthday Party


Events & Fundraisers

Adorable Adoptables

Great Dogs & Sassy Cats 

Our adoptables are living with caring foster homes and learning to be wonderful members of a family of people and pets.

Silver Paws (6+)

Our senior dogs, ages 6 and up, who were homeless and needing a little extra TLC, but now in loving foster homes while they they await their new forever home.

Check out our adoptables

Sip & Learn


Adult beverages and education!

Pasta & Paws


Food, fun and entertainment!