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Barktober Howl-O-Ween 5k Results and more…

Despite the cold, rainy weather almost 100 people came out to run and walk at our first Barktober 5k! You can see the results here:

Thank you to Patty Wilson for taking on and planning this fantastic event! Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, runners and walkers for making the event a success. We look forward to another fun event next year.

Many thanks to our sponsors for this event:

Kent State Student Organization: 4 the Love of Paws

Frankenweenie sponsors:                                                           Jack-O-Lantern sponsors:

Flynn’s Tire and Auto in Kent                                                       Portage Dental Center          Valleyaire Golf Club in Hinckley                                                      Portage Vision Care               Brimfield Insurance Group   / Grange Insurance                          Aurora Animal Care Center

Memorial Animal Hospital

Route 14 Embroidery & Screen-printing

Anonymous donors

Pugsley sponsors:

Mike’s Place

Rise and Shine Café

Carol Habowski Swigart



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Registration is now open for Paws to Taste!

BARKTOBER Howl-O-Ween 5K Run and 1M Walk

October 27, 2018 – October 27, 2018

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Thank you to our major sponsors!!

October 27th, 2018

Kent State University

Student Center

1075 Risman Drive

Kent, Ohio

General Race Information

• 5K and 1-mile walk begin and end in front of the student recreation center.

• T-shirt with early registration.

• Leashed dogs (no retractable) are welcome and MUST remain on leash at all times.

Entry Fees Payable To:

Portage APL

Mail To:

PO Box 927

8122 Infirmary Road

Ravenna, OH 44266

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up

7:30 AM-8:45 AM

Race Time 9:00 AM

Early Packet Pick-up

Oct 26th 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Kent State University

Student Center

1075 Risman Drive

Kent, Ohio

Direct Questions To:

Patty Wilson at


Awards for 5K Race

Top 3 Finishers, Overall Male/Female Finishers, Best Dog Costume

Age Group Awards Male/Female:

14 & under 15 – 19 20 – 24 25 – 29 30 – 34 35 – 39

40 – 44 45 – 49 50 – 54 55 – 59 60 – 64 65 & over

Please sign the waiver on this registration form. By clicking submit you are acknowledging you have read and are agreeing to the participant agreement.


Paws for Golf is FRIDAY August 10, 2018!!

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Burton D. Morgan Foundation Funds APL Pole Building for 50 year Anniversary!

Sometimes there aren’t words for the gratitude you feel. Today we cut the ribbon to our new pole building! This building was made possible only due to the generosity of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. This year is their 50 year anniversary so it is very special. They gave out four, $50,000 grants to commemorate it and Portage APL was a recipient!!! This was a once in a lifetime chance for us to build a much-needed storage building that we could otherwise never be able to afford ourselves.
What a wonderful gift!!! With this gift we can now buy things in bulk, save staff time running to the store twice a week, be more efficient and finally have space to store all the things we need. Saving money means we have more to help animals. President and CEO, Deb Hoover and Program Officer, Angela Evans were on site to cut the ribbon to the gorgeous building they funded. These kinds of gifts last a lifetime and we are so thankful!!! On behalf of the animals, staff, board and volunteers, thank you to the Burton D Morgan Foundation!!!!

Paws to Celebrate, Spring Fling. “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs”

April 21, 2018 – April 21, 2018

1945 Mogadore Rd

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Paws to Celebrate is Portage APL’s largest fundraiser. It includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a silent and live auction, music, raffles and a cash bar. Last year we had over 100 auction items. TK O’Grady from 97.5 WONE is our wonderful Emcee and we will also have a DJ playing music. We also have a coin collection competition between cats and dogs so bring your spare change to help your favorite win!
This year we have an early bird price of $65 if you register before April 1st. It is $75 after.
We have many sponsorship opportunities and need donated auction items. APL animals looking for homes will be there hoping to make some new friends.


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Paws to Taste, November 18, 2017 – Register Now!

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