Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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 Akron PetPeople, 34 N. Hawkins, Akron. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 3975 Cascades Blvd., Brimfield. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

RASCAL Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster. To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.wchs.org/event/rascal-low-cost-spay-neuter-clinic.

One of a Kind Pet Rescue Vaccine Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2 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/.

Hardesty Park Pet Expo — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 at Hardesty Park, 1615 W. Market St., Akron. Vendors, adoption groups, Cutest Pet contest. Free. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/akron-pet-expo-tickets-45387226416.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetPeople, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd., Macedonia; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

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

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Chagrin Pet & Garden Supply, 188 Solon Road, Chagrin Falls. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

Wayne County Humane Society Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at PBS Animal Health, 3188 Lincoln Way E., Wooster. http://www.wchs.org/event/pbs-animal-health-adoption-event.

Humane Society of Summit County Happy Trails Thrift Shop Grand Opening — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1770 Merriman Road, Akron. Refreshments, activities, promotions, Mobile Adoption Center. Shop offers collectibles, antiques and home goods. All proceeds support the Humane Society of Summit County. For information, go to http://www.summithumane.org.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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.

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

Humane Society of Summit County Bark in the Park — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lock 3, 200 S. Main St., Akron. Pet expo with more than 70 vendors, food trucks, beer garden featuring HiHo Brewing Co., children’s activities area sponsored by Café O’Play, mobile adoption center, dog grooming, games, giveaways, music, $1,000 grand prize gift-card raffle, basket raffle. http://www.summithumane.org/bitp.

Sit, Stay, Sip at Blue Barn Winery — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Blue Barn Winery. $25, includes glass of wine, bottle painting class and raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit the Wayne County Humane Society. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/2I4luXf.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 1-3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd., Macedonia. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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.

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

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet People, 116 W. Streetsboro St. Suite 1, Hudson. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts — Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pet People, 19565 Detroit Road, Rocky River. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

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 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 Neighborhood Cookout Fundraiser — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at E&H Ace Hardware, 6548 Middlebranch Ave. NE, Canton. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Medina County Pet-Tacular — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pinnacle Sports, 313 Medina Road, Medina. Pet adoptions, dog obedience classes, discounted dog vaccinations, face painting, animal massage and more. http://www.visitmedinacounty.com/event/medina-county-auditors-pet-tacular/.

Humane Society of Summit County Bark in the Park 2018 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m May 12 at Lock 3, 200 S. Main St., Akron. Pet Expo with more than 70 vendors, food trucks, beer garden featuring HiHo Brewing Co., children’s activities area sponsored by Café O’Play, mobile adoption center, dog grooming, games, giveaways, music, $1,000 grand prize gift card raffle, basket raffle. http://www.summithumane.org/bitp.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2789 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 3975 Cascades Blvd., Brimfield. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Chagrin Pet & Garden Supply, 188 Solon Road, Chagrin Falls. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

Wayne County Humane Society Adoption Event — Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Triway Lanes, 3392 S. Columbus Road, Wooster. http://www.wchs.org.

Humane Society of Summit County Feline Foster Orientation — Learn more about the foster program at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Road, Suite 30, Twinsburg. Call Kristin at 234-212-9754 or email [email protected]. One of a Kind Pet Rescue Vaccine Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 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/.

Third annual Medina County Pet-Tacular — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 at Pinnacle Sports, 313 Medina Road, Medina. Pet adoptions, Pet School with dog obedience classes, Clinic City with discounted dog vaccinations, face painting, animal massage and more. http://www.visitmedinacounty.com/event/medina-county-auditors-pet-tacular/.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, 881 W. Maple St., Hartville. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

Mercy’s Door Pet Rescue — 1-4 p.m Sunday at Pet Valu, the Shoppes at Parma Plaza, 7651 W. Ridgewood Drive #916, Parma. http://www.mercysdoorpetrescue.org/events.html.

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

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

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts — Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, Creek View Commons, 8249 Chippewa Road, Brecksville. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

Wayne County Humane Society Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 4067 Burbank Road, Wooster; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pet Valu, 4369 Burbank Road, Wooster. http://www.wchs.org.

Humane Society of Summit County Feline Foster Orientation — Learn more about the foster program at 5:30 p.m. April 28 at the Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Road, Suite 30, Twinsburg. Call Kristin at 234-212-9754 or email [email protected].

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 1262 State Route 303, Streetsboro. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Pet Palooza — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Shows, activities and door prizes. 330-273-4150 or go to http://www.mcdl.info.

Rose’s Rescue “Pasta for Paws” Pasta Dinner and Basket Raffle — 2-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 251 W. Spruce Ave., Ravenna. $9 adults, $5 ages 5-12.330-850-7042.

Wayne County Humane Society Adoption Event — 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Pet Valu, 4369 Burbank Road, Wooster. http://www.wchs.org.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 1-3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd., Macedonia. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetPeople, 4631 Everhard Road NW, Jackson Township; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetPeople, 116 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 1, Hudson. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts — Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetPeople, 19565 Detroit Road, Rocky River. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

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 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/.

Partners with Paws Rally to the Rescue — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Midway Mall, Elyria. Rally welcomes rescue groups with adoptable pets. http://www.partnerswithpawslc.com.

Humane Society of Summit County Reverse Ruffle — 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road, Akron. Benefits animals rescued by the Humane Society of Summit County. $40 dinner only, $40 raffle ticket only, $65 dinner and ticket, $105 2 dinners and 1 ticket, $130 2 dinners and 2 tickets. Call Dawn at 330-945-6830.

Pet Palooza — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Shows, activities and door prizes. 330-273-4150 or go to http://www.mcdl.info.

Summit Mall Home & Pet Expo — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn. Pet adoptions, demonstrations, Ask a Vet and more. For information, go to https://pmashows.com/site/pet-home-expo.

NEW YORK: Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation’s flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights.

Labs remain the country’s most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds and golden retrievers have hung onto the second and third spots in new American Kennel Club rankings released Wednesday.

But Frenchies hit a highest-ever No. 4, and German shorthaired pointers cracked the top 10 for the first time.

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THE REST OF THE TOP 10

The bulldog is fifth, after notching a record No. 4 ranking last year. Sixth through 10th are the beagle, the poodle, the Rottweiler, the Yorkshire terrier and the German shorthaired pointer.

Initially bred for hunting, the handsome, athletic “GSP” is increasingly visible as a bomb-sniffing dog and in agility and other canine sports. A GSP also won the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show in 2016.

“They’re a dog that will do anything you want, except lay around,” says Jeffrey Drogin, a longtime owner in New York.

The versatile, sociable Lab has had the longest-ever reign as top dog. It broke the record in 2013.

But you can’t beat the beagle for consistency. It’s the only breed to make the top 10 for every decade since the AKC’s 1884 founding.

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THE FRENCHIE SURGE

The French bulldog has bolted from 76th to fourth in just 20 years. It previously peaked at sixth in the 1910s and again in 2015-2016.

Frenchie aficionados appreciate the interest but worry that it’s drawing unscrupulous breeders and under-informed owners.

“It scares me that because it’s popular, everybody wants it. But not every family is right for a French bulldog,” says Kerry Boyd, a Natick, Massachusetts-based dog handler who breeds Frenchies.

The downsized bulldogs with the pointed ears and funny expressions have become favorites of city dwellers who value compact, relatively quiet dogs. They’ve enjoyed exposure from movies, ads and celebrity owners. The late Carrie Fisher’s Frenchie even inspired an alien creature in last year’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Then the breed made headlines this month when a Frenchie puppy died after a flight attendant forced it into an overhead bin.

The death stirred discussion of breathing problems in French bulldogs and other short-snout breeds (though no pets belong in overhead compartments). Flat-faced dogs can be prone to overheating and sometimes need nasal or palate surgery. Frenchies and bulldogs also can be susceptible to certain spinal and eye problems. They are often born by cesarean section because of their big heads.

Given all that, New York’s then-newsweekly The Village Voice devoted a 2015 cover to French bulldogs and urged: “Don’t Buy This Dog.”

Newton, Massachusetts-based veterinarian Dr. John de Jong sees Frenchies’ problems firsthand, but he notes that other breeds are prone to conditions of their own.

“I would say to anybody purchasing a breed of any kind: Do their homework,” says de Jong, president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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OTHER MOVERS

The Siberian husky and Australian shepherd have jumped into the top 20 in the last decade. The Chihuahua, pug and Maltese have tumbled out.

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THE RAREST BREED

It’s the Norwegian lundehund, a six-toed, unusually flexible dog that historically hunted cliff-dwelling puffins.

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DOODLES, MIXES AND THE BIG PICTURE

The rankings reflect puppies and other dogs newly registered in 2017. The AKC, the nation’s oldest purebred dog registry, doesn’t release raw numbers of dogs.

The club doesn’t chart such popular hybrids as Labradoodles and puggles, nor other mixed-breed dogs. However, they can register as AKC “canine partners” for dog sports.

Overall, the AVMA estimates there are about 70 million pet dogs nationwide (and over 74 million pet cats.)

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THE DEBATE

Whatever the rankings, animal-rights activists say purebred fads drive puppy mills, consign other dogs to shelters and prioritize looks over health.

“The aesthetic standards of the AKC can leave dogs crippled and in near-constant pain,” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote to the club this month.

Breeders such as Boyd say they spend thousands of dollars on testing to propagate healthy dogs. The AKC argues that breeding preserves specific traits that can help police pick K-9s or households choose suitable pets.

Whether purebred or mixed breed, “the most important thing is that you love the dog that’s yours and that you responsibly own it and care for it,” says AKC spokeswoman Gina DiNardo.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, 3461 Hudson Drive, Cuyahoga Falls; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Green Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 3975 Cascades Blvd., Brimfield. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts in Brecksville — Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, Creek View Commons, 8249 Chippewa Road, Brecksville. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetPeople, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, 881 W. Maple St., Hartville. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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

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

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts in Brecksville — Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, Creek View Commons, 8249 Chippewa Road, brecksville. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

RASCAL Spay & Neuter Clinic — Thursday at Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster. Register at the Wayne County Humane Society. For prices, go to http://www.wchs.org/sites/default/files/Rascal_Unit_Pricing.pdf.

Spring Pet Photo Shoot — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green. Paws and Prayers presents a photo shoot for your pets by Rory James Photography. $10. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Valu, 8249 Chippewa Road, Brecksville. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 1262 State Route 303, Streetsboro. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts in Rocky River — Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetPeople, 19565 Detroit Road, Rocky River. http://secondhandmutts.org/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/petco-adoption-event-4.

Rose’s Rescue Pet Coat Collection — 24-hour drop-off at Caston Massage Therapy, 25 S. Main St., Munroe Falls. Collecting coats for pets; People Care Pet Pantry will distribute them in homeless camps. http://www.rosesrescue.net/.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 1-3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd. No. 10, Macedonia. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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.

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

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet People, 116 W. Streetsboro St. Ste 1, Hudson. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts in Rocky River — Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetPeople, 19565 Detroit Road, Rocky River. http://secondhandmutts.org/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/petco-adoption-event-4.

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 or other vaccines, heartworm test/medication, dewormer, microchip, 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 Pet Coat Collection — 24-hour drop-off at Caston Massage Therapy, 25 S. Main St., Munroe Falls. Collecting coats for pets; People Care Pet Pantry will distribute them in homeless camps. http://www.rosesrescue.net/.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn;. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 3975 Cascades Blvd., Brimfield. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Secondhand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts in Chagrin — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Chagrin Pet & Garden Supply, 188 Solon Road, Chagrin Falls. http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

Woof Wise Dog Training Open House — 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at Central Bark, 3001 Towpath Road, Broadview Heights. 330-475-5310 or http://www.woofwisedogtraining.com.

Secondhand Mutts: Dewey’s Pizza School — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Dewey’s Pizza, 18516 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. $25. All proceeds benefit Secondhand Mutts. To reserve a spot, call 216-228-2299.

One of a Kind Pet Rescue Vaccine Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 3 at One of A Kind Pets Spay & Neuter Clinic, 1700 W. Exchange St., Akron. Rabies or other vaccines, heartworm test/medication, dewormer, microchip, 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 Pet Coat Collection — 24-hour drop-off at Caston Massage Therapy, 25 S. Main St., Munroe Falls. Collecting coats for pets; People Care Pet Pantry will distribute them in homeless camps. http://www.rosesrescue.net/.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday PetPeople, 18360 Royalton Road, Strongsville. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; noon to 2 p.m. at PetSmart, 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd., Macedonia. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

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

Second Hand Mutts: Meet Our Mutts in Brecksville — Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at PetValu, Creek View Commons, 8249 Chippewa Road, Brecksville http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

Humane Society of Summit County Bow Wow Bingo — 6-9 p.m. Friday at St. George Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Dinner and dessert, basket and gift card raffle, cash bar, 8 rounds of bingo, adoptable animals. Benefits the Humane Society of Summit County. $50. 330-487-0333, ext. 223, or http://www.summithumane.org/bingo.

Rose’s Rescue Pet Coat Collection — 24-hour drop-off at Caston Massage Therapy, 25 S. Main St., Munroe Falls. Collecting coats for pets; People Care Pet Pantry will distribute them in homeless camps. http://www.rosesrescue.net/.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Green Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green; 5-7 p.m. Friday at Chapel Hill PetSmart, 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supply Plus, 1262 State Route 303, Streetsboro. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Wayne County Humane Society Spay/Neuter Fair — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Wayne County Library Wooster branch, 220 W. Liberty St., Wooster. Support the Wayne County Humane Society and raise awareness about spaying/neutering. http://www.wchs.org/calendar/2018-02.

“Bow Wow Boogie” Every Dog Matters Rescue Benefit Dance Party — 7-11 p.m. Saturday at St. George Croatian Hall, 3200 Vestal Road, Youngstown. Featuring the John Reese Project and DJ Timmy D. $10. For tickets, email [email protected].

Rose’s Rescue Pet Coat Collection — 24-hour drop-off at Caston Massage Therapy, 25 S. Main St., Munroe Falls. Collecting coats for pets; People Care Pet Pantry will distribute them in homeless camps. http://www.rosesrescue.net/.

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn; 1-3 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd. No. 10, Macedonia. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

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

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

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet People, 116 W. Streetsboro St. Suite 1, Hudson. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

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; 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 Spay/Neuter Fair — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 at Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster. Support the Wayne County Humane Society and raise awareness about spaying/neutering. http://www.wchs.org/calendar/2018-02.

“Bow Wow Boogie” Every Dog Matters Rescue Benefit Dance Party — 7-11 p.m. Feb. 10 at St. George Croatian Hall, 3200 Vestal Road, Youngstown. Featuring the John Reese Project and DJ Timmy D. $10. For tickets, email [email protected].

Rose’s Rescue Pet Coat Collection — 24-hour drop-off at Caston Massage Therapy, 25 S. Main St., Munroe Falls. Collecting coats for pets; People Care Pet Pantry will distribute them in homeless camps. http://www.rosesrescue.net/.

Wednesday is the last day to buy a 2018 Summit County dog license without paying a late penalty.

All dogs more than three months old are required to be licensed.

Cost for one year is $18; a three-year license is $54; a lifetime license is $180.

Dog owners will need to pay a late penalty of $18 per dog if they miss the deadline.

Kennel owners also need to renew or buy licenses Wednesday as well.

People can register their dogs or kennels online and pay via credit card or electronic check. License registration forms are available to download and print at http://FiscalOffice.summitoh.net.

Owners may submit their registration and payment by mail or in person to the Summit County Fiscal Office, Services Department, 1030 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron, OH 44310.

People can also purchase licenses at:

• Bath Veterinary Clinic, 1735 N. Cleveland Massillon Road

• Camp Bow Wow, 1403 Main St., Cuyahoga Falls

• Copley Feed & Supply, 1468 S. Cleveland Massillon Road

• Ellet License Bureau, 2420 Wedgewood Drive, Suite 8, Akron

• Fairlawn BMV, 2955 W. Market St.

• Falls Hardware, 2413 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls

• Hudson Hardware, 5824 Darrow Road

• Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Road, Unit No. 30, Twinsburg

• Northeast Ohio Auto Dealers Association, 688 Wolf Ledges Pkwy., Akron

• Northfield License Bureau, 10333 Northfield Road

• One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1929 W. Market St., Akron

• One of a Kind Pet Rescue, 1700 W. Exchange St., Akron

• Pet Supplies Plus, 2789 W. Market St., Akron

• Pet Supplies Plus, 3100 Manchester Road, Coventry Township

• Quick Clean Car & Pet Wash, 2500 Mayfair Road, Springfield Township

• Stow License Bureau, 3039 Graham Road

• Summit County Animal Control, 250 Opportunity Pkwy., Akron

• Swan Hardware, 787 S. Arlington St., Akron

• Two Turtles Pet Center, 760 W. Market St., Akron

Maggie’s Mission Dog & Horse Rescue Adoption Event — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart, 3750 W. Market St., Fairlawn. http://www.maggiesmissionrescue.org/upcoming-events.

Paws and Prayers Adoption Events — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday 355 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 790 Arlington Ridge Unit 303, Green. http://www.pawsandprayers.org.

Rose’s Rescue Adoption Event — noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 3975 Cascades Blvd., Brimfield. http://rosesrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/calendar.

Secondhand Mutts Pancake Barkfeast — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Ignatius High School, Rade Dining Hall, 1911 W. 30th St., Cleveland. With local celebrity chefs. $18 (pancakes, no omelette), $25 (pancakes with omelette), $8 kids 12 or younger (pancakes and scrambled eggs). http://secondhandmutts.org/events/.

Paws and Prayers Melt Fundraiser — Sunday at Melt Bar & Grilled, 3921 Medina Road, Akron. Dine at Melt and 20 percent of your check total will be donated to Paws and Prayers. For fundraising flyer, go to https://pawsandprayers.org/event/fundraiser-melt-bar-grilled/.

One of a Kind Pets Vaccine Clinic — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3 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/.

“Bow Wow Boogie” Every Dog Matters Rescue Benefit Dance Party — 7-11 p.m. Feb. 10 at St. George Croatian Hall, 3200 Vestal Road, Youngstown. Featuring the John Reese Project and DJ Timmy D. $10. For tickets, email [email protected].

Rose’s Rescue Pet Coat Collection — 24-hour drop-off at Caston Massage Therapy, 25 S. Main St., Munroe Falls. Collecting coats for pets; People Care Pet Pantry will distribute them in homeless camps. http://www.rosesrescue.net/.