Share Your Time, Talents, and Home

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

​We need loving foster homes. There is no experience more rewarding than fostering a homeless rescued animal.   Learn about fostering

We need a Thursday driver for our southern and northern legs of transport.  If you have time on Thursday and are comfortable driving a van filled with rescued dogs and cats, we would love to hear from you.  Find out more


We have lots of opportunities to donate.  Whether you like to shop, prefer to give gift cards, or like to set up a monthly donation and forget about it, we've got something for you.  

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Our 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

Rescuing by the Numbers 

With the support of our donors, community, and volunteers, we were able to transport 3,102 rural pets to rescues, sponsor 271 pets, sponsor 145 pets for vetting, fees, and health certificates, and so much more in 2017. See all our numbers

Events & Fundraisers

Adorable Adoptables

Our adoptables are living in caring foster homes and learning to be wonderful members of a family of people and pets.  We also have some special seniors, "Silver Paws," who need a little extra TLC!

Check out our adoptables


Paws in the Park Festival


Come meet some adoptable STS pups.  Bring your own four-legged friend for an afternoon of fun!  Four ball fields will be filled with music, activities for you and your companion, demonstrations, rescue groups, food trucks, and pet parade.  All proceeds benefit Godown Dog Park!  Details

Howl-O-Ween On Haunted High


STS and Pet People Worthington are proud to present our inaugural Howl-o-Ween on Haunted High!  Partnering with the local businesses in the Worthington Historic District, you and your pup will explore the different local businesses participating in this trick-for-treats event! You will receive a map with each participating store and you will make your way to each store to collect a special treat for your pup!  There will be professional photos available for purchase. $20-Dog $25-Dog and humans!  Details & Tickets

Community Shares

Rescue. Transport. Foster. Adopt.