Peace for Paws Ohio was founded August 6, 2011 in Dublin, Ohio, by a group of dedicated animal lovers. Before forming Peace for Paws Ohio, the members individually volunteered at various Ohio shelters and a large-scale hoarding rescue, and were involved in promoting animal protection legislation in Ohio.
Foster Dog’s Veterinary Care
The organization primarily rescues animals from kill shelters in Ohio and surrounding states. Due to the high volume of urgent or “death row” dogs, the organization does not accept owner surrenders. Each animal is spayed or neutered, vaccinated for Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella, microchipped, heartworm negative and de-wormed prior to adoption. All animals are on heartworm preventative and flea/tick preventative. Outside normal veterinary care, the organization also provides any additional veterinary care due to sickness or injury. The organization treats heartworm positive dogs and provides surgeries when necessary. We rely heavily on the generous donations of the public to help fund these efforts.
Funding Our Efforts
In addition to public donations, the organization has fundraisers throughout the year. The Annual Silent Auction raises 10% of the organization’s annual income. In addition to the Silent Auction, Peace for Paws Ohio also has Dog Washes, Happy Hours and other miscellaneous fundraisers. Sales from merchandise fund a small percentage of the organization’s budget.
Thank you to our Volunteers
Peace for Paws Ohio is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Directors of Peace for Paws Ohio include: Julie Robert, Katie Scholl, Maria Grimshaw, Kirstin Kiefer, Brandy Trott, Claire Brinda and Dr. Kristen Haumschild, DVM. The organization is also operated by a dedicated group of key volunteers including: Graphic Designer Lindsey Mahilo, Canine Trainer Autumn Guess, Adoption Coordinator Nadine Pechar, Adoption Coordinator Todd Patrick, Key Foster Family Emily Gates and Merchandise Representative Jen Force. There are also many other volunteers and foster families who contribute to the success of Peace for Paws Ohio. Photographers includes: Valerie Haulk of Valerie Haulk Photography, Claudine Kosier of Simply Dog Photography,and Julie Coy of Pleasant Hill Photography.
Thank you to our Community
We want to thank all who continue to donate, volunteer, foster and have adopted from Peace for Paws Ohio. Together, we are “Helping homeless pets in Ohio, four paws at a time”….