Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 3100 Manchester Road, Coventry Township; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Supplies Plus, 1970 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Events — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bob Sumerel Tire Co., 480 Cleveland Road, Ravenna; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Supplies Plus, 1262 State Route 303, Streetsboro; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday Mantua Corners Bar, 11697 State Route 44. Mantua. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Chase Your Tail 5K Run/Walk — 9 a.m. Sunday at Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W. Crosier St., Akron. Race day registration is $40. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/5k.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Mercy’s Door Pet Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Blvd, Wadsworth. http://www.mercysdoorpetrescue.org/events.html.

One of a Kind Pets Vaccine Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at One of A Kind Pets Spay & Neuter Clinic, 1700 W. Exchange St., Akron. Rabies and other vaccines, heartworm test/medication, dewormer, microchip and more. No appointment necessary, all those in line by 1 p.m. will be seen. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/our-clinic/clinic-costs.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Montrose PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

One of a Kind Fear Free Pet Handling Seminar — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Free to the public. 330-865-6200 or go to http://www.oneofakindpets.com.

Rose’s Rescue Meet & Greet — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People, 116 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Rose’s Rescue Reunion — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wingfoot Lake State Park, 993 Goodyear Park Blvd., Suffield Township. Open to the public. All dogs must be on leash; dog park nearby. Raffles, food, and vendors. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center One-Year Anniversary — 1-4 p.m. Saturday at 3711 E. 65th St., Cleveland. Free food and refreshments, music from DJ Funk Schway, raffle prizes, face painting and more. http://www.neighborhoodpetscle.org.

Lab Tie & Tails — 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Medina Country Club, 5588 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Silent auction, raffles, buffet dinner and cash bar. $50. All proceeds benefit the Labs of Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue Inc. 216-407-2397.

Akron Pug Fest — Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Pug costume contests, nail trims, pug caricatures, live interactive pug mural with local artist Matt Miller, photo opportunities, raffle baskets and more. 330-865-6200 or http://www.oneofakindpets.com.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People Strongsville, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, 8249 Chippewa Road, Brecksville. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Just Add Salt+: A Fine Dining Experience to Benefit Secondhand Mutts — Sunday at Salt+, 17625 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. $100. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

On the Table at the Humane Society of Summit County — 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. Join the Humane Society of Summit County for an On the Table breakfast to discuss the role and care of companion animals in a healthy community. Free. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided. To register, go to http://www.summithumane.org/Events/date/2017/10/03/on-the-table-at-hssc.

One of a Kind Pet Rescue: Fear Free Pet Handling Seminar — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at One of a Kind, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Free. 330-865-6200 or http://www.oneofakindpets.com.

Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center One-Year Anniversary — 1-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at 3711 E. 65th St., Cleveland. Food and refreshments, music from DJ Funk Schway, raffle prizes, face painting and more. http://www.neighborhoodpetscle.org.

Lab Tie & Tails — 6-10 p.m. Oct. 7 at Medina Country Club, 5588 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Silent auction, raffles, buffet dinner and cash bar. $50. Proceeds benefit the Labs of Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue Inc. 216-407-2397.

Akron Pug Fest — Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Pug costume contests, nail trims, pug caricatures, live interactive mural with local artist Matt Miller, photo opportunities, raffle baskets and more. 330-865-6200 or http://www.oneofakindpets.com.

Beacon Journal staff report

RUSSELL TWP. — Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village is waiving all adoption fees for cats and kittens through Sept. 24. while it helps finds homes for 60 displaced Florida felines.

The cats arrive Friday at 5 p.m. About 40 will stay at Rescue Village until they are adopted. The Humane Society of Summit County, Portage APL and Parma Animal Shelter will be caring for the remaining 20.

All of the cats come from hurricane zones in Florida, according to Rescue Village Executive Director Hope Brustein.

“There are a great many homeless cats in the flooded areas of Florida,” Brustein said. “Rescue Village is glad to reach out to help. The cats coming to our shelter will be well cared for and rehomed. This is a deep part of our mission.”

Even before the Florida arrivals, Rescue Village was caring for 31 cats and kittens looking for homes.

Now, to help feed and care for the new arrivals, Rescue Village is seeking additional donations, including money, Purina Dry Cat Chow that comes in a blue bag, any brand of canned cat food and cat toys.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People Strongsville, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Pittie (and Kitty!) Party Adopt-a-thon — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. Adoption fees for Pit Bull mixes (and kitties!) will be 50 percent off. http://www.summithumane.org/Events/date/2017/09/23/pittie-party-adopt-a-thon.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Green Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Akron. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Events — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 3975 Cascades Blvd., Brimfield. http://www.rosesrescue.net/info/events.

Wayne County Human Society Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Rittman Orchards, 13548 Mt. Eaton Road N., Doylestown. http://www.wchs.org/event/rittman-orchards-apple-picking-day-adoption-event.

Humane Society of Summit County Melt Bar and Grilled Fundraiser — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Melt Bar and Grilled, 3921 Medina Road, Akron. 20 percent of the food and drink sales accompanied with flyer will be donated directly to the Humane Society of Summit County. To get the flyer, go to http://www.summithumane.org/uploads/The Humane Society of Summit County flyer PDF.pdf.

Just Add Salt+: A Fine Dining Experience to Benefit Secondhand Mutts — Oct. 1 at Salt+, 17625 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. $100 per person. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People Strongsville, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Montrose PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centera Co-Op/Country Store, 467 Cleveland Road, Ravenna; noon to 2 p.m. at Tree City Feed, 107 Lake St., Kent. http://www.rosesrescue.net/info/events.

Secondhand Stuff for Secondhand Mutts — 9 a.m. Saturday at the Mutt Hutt & Secondhand Mutts, 2603 Scranton Road, Cleveland. Flea market and rummage sale. http://www.SecondhandMutts.org.

Paw Fest — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bow Wow Beach Dog Park, 5027 Stow Road, Stow. Dog-related vendors, food vendors and activities. Parking is $1 per car or a donation of used eyeglasses for the Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club. http://www.SMFLions.com.

Rainbow Bridge Walk — 1 p.m. Sunday at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Lafayette Township. For those who have recently lost a pet. One-mile tribute walk over the Rainbow Bridge, a short memorial service, a pet blessing and various remembrance activities. http://www.rainbowbridgewalk.com.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Green Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Falls Pet Supplies Plus, 1970 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls; 6-8 p.m. Friday at Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Paws and Prayers Alumni Day and Adoption Event — 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue, 1407 Main St., Suite A, Cuyahoga Falls. Carnival games, costume contest, cookout, adoption event, music, training demonstrations, and more. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Meet and Greet — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 1262 State Route 303, Streetsboro. http://www.rosesrescue.net/info/events.

Wayne County Humane Society Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 3790 Burbank Road, Wooster. http://www.wchs.org/event/pet-valu-adoption-event.

Cardboard Boat Race — Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Turkeyfoot Beach at the Portage Lakes, 5031 Manchester Road, New Franklin. Organizations build and operate boats made out of cardboard and try to row from Turkeyfoot Beach into the lake and back without sinking. Benefit for One of a Kind Pet Rescue. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/event/cardboard-boat-race-2017.

Secondhand Stuff for Secondhand Mutts — 9 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Mutt Hutt & Secondhand Mutts, 2603 Scranton Road, Tremont, Cleveland. Flea market and rummage sale. http://www.SecondhandMutts.org.

Paw Fest — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Bow Wow Beach Dog Park, 5027 Stow Road, Stow. Dog-related vendors, food vendors and activities. Parking is $1 per car or a donation of used eyeglasses for the Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club. http://www.SMFLions.com.

Rainbow Bridge Walk — 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Lafatyette Township. For those who have recently lost a pet. One-mile tribute walk over the Rainbow Bridge, a short memorial service, a pet blessing and remembrance activities. http://www.rainbowbridgewalk.com.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

One Of A Kind Pets Vaccination Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at One of A Kind Pets Spay & Neuter Clinic, 1700 W. Exchange St., Akron. Rabies and other vaccines, heartworm test/medication, dewormer, microchip or more. No appointment necessary; doors close at 1 p.m. but all those in line will be seen. For prices, go to http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/our-clinic/clinic-costs.

Rose’s Rescue Meet and Greet — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet People Hudson, 116 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 1, Hudson. http://www.rosesrescue.net/info/events.

Wayne County Humane Society Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, 4369 Burbank Road, Wooster. http://www.wchs.org/event/pet-valu-adoption-event.

Cardboard Boat Race — Noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at Turkeyfoot Beach at the Portage Lakes, 5031 Manchester Road, Akron. Organizations build and man boats made out of cardboard. They must row from Turkeyfoot Beach out onto the Portage Lakes and make it back without sinking. Benefit for One Of A Kind Pet Rescue. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/event/cardboard-boat-race-2017.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Green Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Mutt Strut — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland. Support Lake Humane Society and other area rescues. Animals available for adoption from Paws and Prayers and other rescues. https://pawsandprayers.org/event/mutt-strut-lake-farmpark-kirtland-ohio/.

Rose’s Rescue Dog Wash — 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Don Joseph Toyota, 1111 W. Main St., Kent. Volunteers from Pet Supplies Plus will give dog baths. All donations will benefit Rose’s Rescue. http://www.rosesrescue.net/info/events.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People Strongsville, 8360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Falls Pet Supplies Plus, 1970 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Montrose PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Paws and Prayers Adopt Me-OW Event — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, with cats and kittens available for adoption. Dogs available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Meet and Greet — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Western Reserve Country Store, 467 Cleveland Road, Ravenna. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Dog Days of Summer — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hometown Bank Plaza in downtown Kent. Adoptions with the APL and Rose’s Rescue, Eddye and Bill White’s Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade, best dressed dog contest, vet booths, vendors, food trucks, music and more. http://www.madonio-animal-trust.org/dog-days-summer.html.

Dog Days of Summer Brookdale — 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday at Brookdale Stow, 5511 Fishcreek Road, Stow. Summit County Humane Society provides dogs, cats and rabbits for adoption onsite.

One of a Kind Pets Yappy Hour at the Winery at Wolf Creek — 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Winery at Wolf Creek, 2637 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Barberton. Proceeds benefit One of A Kind. $10 at the door, includes a raffle entry, a glass of wine, and goodies for your dog. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/event/yappy-hour-at-the-winery-at-wolf-creek/?instance_id=4439.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Meet and Greet — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 1262 State Route 303, Streetsboro. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Pet Palooza @ Hartville Hardware — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hartville Hardware, 1315 Edison St. NW, Hartville. Vendor and community pet business presentations, care, grooming, nutrition, adoption through rescues. https://pawsandprayers.org/event/pet-palooza-hartville-hardware/.

Wayne County Humane Society Paws in the Park Pawty — Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Freelander Park, 400 Hillside Drive, Wooster. $25 per dog and human, $5 for each additional dog and human. http://www.wchs.org.

One of A Kind Pet Rescue Howlin’ Summer Celebration — 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Road, Bath. Barbecue and vegetarian dinner and dessert, beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages. Music by Kevin Conaway, a silent auction and raffle, games, hayrides and more. $50, $30 age 12 and under. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/hsc.

Dog Days of Summer — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at Hometown Bank Plaza in downtown Kent. Adoptions with the Animal Protective League and Rose’s Rescue, Eddye and Bill White’s Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade, best dressed dog contest, veterinarian booths, vendors, food trucks, music and more. http://www.madonio-animal-trust.org/dog-days-summer.html.

One of a Kind Pets Yappy Hour — 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Winery at Wolf Creek, 2637 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley. Proceeds benefit One of A Kind. $10 at the door, includes raffle entry, a glass of wine, and goodies for your dog. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/event/yappy-hour-at-the-winery-at-wolf-creek/?instance_id=4439.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Mercy’s Door Pet Rescue — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Blvd, Wadsworth. http://www.mercysdoorpetrescue.org/events.html.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Akron PetPeople, 34 N. Hawkins, Akron. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

One of a Kind Pet Rescue Vaccine Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at One of A Kind Pets Spay & Neuter Clinic, 1700 W. Exchange St., Akron. Rabies and other vaccines, heartworm test/medication, dewormer, microchip and more. No appointment necessary. Doors close at 1 p.m. but all those in line will be seen. For prices, go to http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/our-clinic/clinic-costs/.

Wayne County Humane Society Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 4067 Burbank Road, Wooster. http://www.wchs.org.

Rose’s Rescue and People Care Pet Pantry: Adopt-A-Thon and Pet Carnival — 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Ravenna Moose Lodge 1234, 5727 State Route 14, Ravenna. Adoptable pets, food, raffles, vendors, pet photos and magic show. $5 nail trim and polish. http://www.rosesrescue.net.

One of A Kind Pet Rescue Howlin’ Summer Celebration — 4-8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Road, Bath. Barbecue and vegetarian dinner and dessert, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages, music by Kevin Conaway, silent auction and raffle, games, hayrides. $50, $30 age 12 or younger. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/hsc.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Doggone North Canton Adoption Fair — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Witwer Park, Harmon Street SW, North Canton. Adoption fair with rescues and pet products. http://www.pawsitiveohio.org/dgnc/.

Toby Franks TNR Seminar — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Wayne County Public Library, Wooster branch, 220 W. Liberty St., Wooster. Free, space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to http://wcpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=21957&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/07/01.

Paws and Prayers Streetsboro Paw-Petacular 2017 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Streetsboro Family Days, 8970 Kirby Lane, Streetsboro. https://pawsandprayers.org/event/streetsboro-paw-petacular-2017/.

One of a Kind Pet Rescue Vaccine Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5 at One of a Kind Pets Spay & Neuter Clinic, 1700 W. Exchange St., Akron. Rabies and other vaccines, heartworm test/medication, dewormer, microchip or more. No appointment necessary; doors close at 1 p.m. but all those in line will be seen. For prices, go to http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/our-clinic/clinic-costs/.

Ruger certainly lived up to his name.

A newbie to the fast-growing league sport of Disc Dog — which can trace its origins to the Akron area — the young border collie from Bath Township took off like he was shot out of a gun to hunt down the plastic disc.

“We named him Ruger because he was a real pistol when we got him,” said owner Megan Crum with a laugh.

Ruger proved to be up to the challenge of catching the flying disc, but needed some work on the art of returning it to Crum so she could throw it again for him to fetch within the set time limit.

“He’s used to our yard,” she said. “There are no rules there. It is a free-for-all.”

When the competitors for the Ohio Disc Dogs club meet weekly in a large field behind the Silver Lake Police Department, the goal is to score as many points as possible as they are competing against pooches from all over the world.

Stow resident Mark Vitullo said things started humbly enough with just a couple of dogs meeting weekly to play fetch with Frisbees a few years back.

Soon a trapezoid-shaped field was established where the owner stands at one end and throws a disc for the dog to catch within the boundaries.

The rules are fairly simple.

The dog must catch the disc before it hits the ground and scores range from one point if caught between 10 and 20 yards, up to five points for those caught between 40 to 50 yards. An extra half-point is awarded if the dog has all four feet off the ground when it snatches the disc.

The owner has a minute to throw the disc as many times as possible, or as many times that the dog will return it.

Vitullo said the club started with weekly matches against Davidson, Mich. — playing off the whole Ohio State and Michigan rivalry — with scores from the top dogs recorded and added up to determine a winner.

But as word spread and more and more canine competitors started showing up, new teams were added in Youngstown and Cleveland, and the league was officially formed last year with five cities, including Akron, Chicago and St. Louis.

This summer, it has grown to include 32 cities in the United States, Canada, Switzerland and even Croatia.

“It’s huge,” he said. “It has just exploded. Spain and Greece are about to come on board. This is turning into a global league.”

But true to its roots, no matter the location, each gathering is the same.

A bunch of eager dogs bark and howl at the top of their lungs, eager for a chance to play fetch with their owner.

Vitullo is among the top disc-throwing competitors in the country and travels all over for competitions.

The league is a fun way for him and his dogs, like Lulu, a 2013 world champ, to hone their skills for bigger contests and encourage others to take up the sport.

And it is a fairly cheap diversion. It costs just $10 to join the K9 Frisbee Worldwide Toss & Fetch League sessions that pretty much match up with the various seasons.

Special patches are awarded to the top-scoring dogs, and like youth soccer, participation patches are awarded to the remaining competitors.

As for the equipment, all you need is a social, active dog — of course — and a special dog-friendly disc that doesn’t break apart when chewed.

Vitullo said all types of dogs participate but herding breeds like German shepherds, border collies and Australian shepherds tend to dominate at higher-level competitions.

“There are certain dogs that are just awful and for whatever reason just can’t catch,” he said. “But all breeds can do this.”

Dogs are kept on leashes until it is their turn to fetch the disc — otherwise it might be a melee of dogs running about.

“It is fun to watch,” he said. “These dogs really fly.”

Vitullo said if a dog will fetch and catch a tennis ball, there’s a pretty good chance it can do the same with a disc.

“The harder part is teaching the owner how to toss the Frisbee,” he said.

Gail and Michael Spiro travel from Solon to participate on the Ohio Disc Dog team with their English yellow lab.

“Her name is Luna for lunatic or Leaping Luna,” said Gail.

In addition to the disc league, Luna travels to dock-diving competitions where dogs leap off a platform into a pool of water.

She recently won a competition in Canada with a dive of 23 feet, 4 inches.

Meeting weekly in Silver Lake, Gail said, is fun activity for both the owners and Luna, who brings her own personal pool to cool off in between runs.

“She gets so excited, we have to spell it out around her when we talk about it.”

Beacon Journal staff writer Craig Webb, whose yellow lab Bailey couldn’t catch a T-bone steak if tossed her way, can be reached at [email protected] or 330-996-3547.

Humane Society of Summit County “Adopt a Pet!” — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. 50 percent off adoption fees. First 400 adopters will receive a gift from Acme Fresh Market ($75 value). http://www.summithumane.org/Events/date/2017/07/22/adopt-a-pet-sponsored-by-acme-fresh-market.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 3100 Manchester Road, Coventry Township. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Denker’s Volleyball Tournament benefiting Paws and Prayers — 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Sto-Kent Family Entertainment, 3870 Fishcreek Road, Stow. Donation collection and volleyball tournament benefiting Paws and Prayers. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Paws on the Patio — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jukebox, 1404 W. 29th St., Cleveland. Bring your dog. 20 percent of the proceeds will benefit Mercy’s Door Pet Rescue.

Yappy Hour at the Winery at Wolf Creek — 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Winery at Wolf Creek, 2637 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley. Bring your dog. $10, benefits One of a Kind Pets. http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/event/yappy-hour-at-the-winery-at-wolf-creek/.

Doggone North Canton Adoption Fair — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 at Witwer Park, Harmon Street Southwest, North Canton. Pet adoption fairs with rescues and pet products. http://www.pawsitiveohio.org/dgnc/.

Toby Franks TNR Seminar — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 at Wayne County Public Library, Wooster branch, 220 W. Liberty St., Wooster. Free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to http://bit.ly/2vn9WIO.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People Strongsville, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Mercy’s Door Pet Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Supplies Plus Springfield, 2891 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. http://www.mercysdoorpetrescue.org/events.html.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Montrose PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Paws and Prayers “Introduction to Fostering” Meeting — 11 a.m. Saturday at 1407A Main St., Cuyahoga Falls. Register at 330-475-8300 or email [email protected].

Summit County Animal Control Adopt-A-Thon — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Summit County Animal Control Facility, 250 Opportunity Parkway, Akron. Dogs and cats available for adoption for $10 per animal. Fully vetted and ready to take home. Dog adoptions require a Summit County dog license, $18. 330-643-2845.

Paws and Prayers Car Wash and Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue, 1407 Main St. Suite A, Cuyahoga Falls. Get your car washed or washed and vacuumed for $5-$10 and visit available cats and dogs. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 1970 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Be Kind to Animals: A Visit from the Stark County Humane Society — 3 p.m. July 13 at Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Kids up to grade 6 are invited to meet animals from the Stark County Humane Society. Free. http://www.massillonlibrary.org.

Paws and Prayers “Introduction to Fostering” Meeting — 11 a.m. July 15 at 1407A Main St., Cuyahoga Falls. Register at 330-475-8300 or email [email protected].

Summit County Animal Control Adopt-A-Thon — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 at Summit County Animal Control Facility, 250 Opportunity Parkway, Akron. Dogs and cats available for adoption for $10 per animal. Fully vetted and ready to take home. Dog adoptions require a Summit County dog license, $18. 330-643-2845.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Mercy’s Door Pet Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Blvd, Wadsworth. http://www.mercysdoorpetrescue.org/events.html.

One of a Kind Pets Vaccine Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at One of a Kind Pets Spay & Neuter Clinic, 1700 W. Exchange St., Akron. Rabies and other vaccines, heartworm test/medication, dewormer, microchip or more. No appointment necessary. Doors close at 1 p.m. but all those in line will be seen. For prices, go to http://www.oneofakindpets.com/site/our-clinic/clinic-costs/.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart Chapel Hill, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Montrose PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Wayne County Humane Society Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 3790 Burbank Road, Wooster. http://www.wchs.org/event/petco-adoption-event-2.

$5 Nail Trims — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue, 1407 Main St., Suite A, Cuyahoga Falls, with Kaylee from Puppy Love Pet Service. No appointment necessary. All proceeds benefit Paws and Prayers. https://pawsandprayers.org/event/5-nail-trims/.

Falls Furry Friends Adoptathon — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the south parking lot outside of the Cuyahoga Falls utility billing department, 2310 2nd St. Featuring the Humane Society of Summit County’s mobile unit, with cats and dogs available for adoption.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People Strongsville, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Cat Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart Chapel Hill, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Green Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge No. 303. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

One of a Kind Pet Rescue Woofstock — Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at One of a Kind Adoption Center, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Featuring music by Kevin Conway, Chris Miller and Dan McCoy. Food trucks and other vendors will be on hand. 330-865-6200 or http://www.oneofakindpets.com.

Maggie’s Mission Dog and Horse Rescue Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet People Strongsville, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org.

Paws and Prayers Cat Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Green Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge No. 303. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Summer Lovin’ Adopt-A-Thon — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg. 30 percent off all adoption prices. All animals are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. http://www.summithumane.org.

One of a Kind Pet Rescue Woofstock — Noon to 4 p.m. June 25 at One of a Kind Adoption Center, 1929 W. Market St., Akron. Featuring music by Kevin Conway, Chris Miller and Dan McCoy. Food trucks and other vendors will be on hand. 330-865-6200 or http://www.oneofakindpets.com.