Peace for Paws Ohio was founded August 24, 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 have relationships with Veterinary practices around Columbus including: Animal Hospital of Shawnee Hills, Health & Harmony, OSU Veterinary Hospital in Dublin, MedVet, East Hilliard Veterinary Services, Rascal Animal Hospital and VCA Animal Hospital. We rely heavily on the generous donations of the public to help fund these efforts. To make a donation, click here
Funding Our Efforts
In addition to public donations, the organization has fundraisers throughout the year. Bids, Barks & Beats 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.
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, Claire Brinda, Dr. Kristen Haumschild, DVM and Todd Patrick. The organization is also operated by a dedicated group of key volunteers including: Adoption Coordinator Nadine Pechar and Brandi Heimbush, Events and Foster Coordinator Charlyn Bohland and Merchandise Representative Andrew Tendam. 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 and Claudine Kosier of Simply Dog 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”….