How to Help

There are so many ways you can help further Pawsitive Hope's mission!
Scroll down and pick what works for you!


There are always opportunities to volunteer in person, whether it's through helping at the shelter, at a fundraising event, or helping to do some of the laundry for our furry friends, allowing us more time to provide the medical care they need.  Fill out the volunteer application and someone will be in contact with you soon!

Become a Pet Foster Parent

We are always looking for amazing Pet Foster Parents to help care for our patients, whether they have medical needs or not.  Animals typically behave better and heal better in home environments, with someone around to love on them throughout the day and night.  Submit a foster application now! 

Like and Follow us on Social Media!

Give a Gift to Someone You Love with a Gift to Pawsitive Hope, Inc.

We have super soft tshirts and sweatshirts just waiting to come home with you and keep you warm in this chilly season!  Give the gift to someone you love-including yourself!-all the while supporting the mission of Pawsitive Hope!


Pets need stuff, too!

Pet owners understand the cost associated with caring for pets. They need medical care: vaccinations, parasite prevention (flea/tick/heartworm, etc.) and sometimes diagnostic testing and invasive medical care.  They need food, toys, beds, litter boxes and potty pads.  Animals need these things to help keep them happy and healthy.

It all adds up far too quickly.

Shelters and rescues deal with these financial challenges every day. Regardless of whether our economy is up or down, abandoned and lost pets who have found their way to our shelter need the continued generosity of others for food, shelter and medical care.

Help the animals in our care by ordering from our Amazon of Chewy wish lists!


Is volunteering or fostering just not possible for you?  You can still help with a monetary donation.  Any size donation makes a huge difference in the lives of our patients!

Make a monetary donation to the care of our animals with  here!→

Shop for You, Provide for Paws


Whether it’s shopping for daily essentials like groceries, buying furniture for your home office, or even booking your next trip, the ShopRaise app lets you turn your everyday shopping into support for Pawsitive Hope all at no additional cost to you.

Shop from your smart phone or tablet
when you download the app!

"Fix-a-Family" Program

This program helps families who need assistance with a pregnant dog (and sometimes even cats), or mom with a litter. They help provide medical care to mom and pups while the babies grow. Once the puppies are weaned, Pawsitive Hope fixes the mom (and dad dog if he's around) for free,and give them back to owners. The puppies are surrendered into the rescue where they are vaccinated, dewormed, given flea preventative, microchipped, spay/neutered.

Then the process begins to find their furever home. You can support the Fix-a-Family program when you purchase any of the products listed on the Bonfire page shared with Pawsitive Ohio.

Ohio Pet Fund

You can help fund rescue activities in Ohio by selecting a pet, dog or cat license plate when renewing your vehicle registration tags. Selection of an Ohio pet license plate funds education, spay/neuter of pets for low-income families and for dogs and cats adopted from qualifying shelters and non-profit rescues and humane societies.

Pawsitive Hope thanks those who currently have Ohio pet plates and support the Ohio Pet Fund!

Here’s how to order your cat, dog or pet Ohio license plate to support Pawsitive Hope and many others:

call 1-800-589-TAGS


or order at your Deputy Registrar’s Office.

Ohio Pet Fund