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Read the Village Voices Blog for updates about the activities and events taking place here at our shelter and around the community, as well as news and resources regarding animal welfare, humane education, and the animals in our care.

Shelter Update during COVID

December 9th, 2020

Like so many other organizations, businesses, and families that were profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, so was Rescue Village. And still today the effects of this malicious virus continue to take a stronghold. When the Ohio Stay at Home Order was initiated last March, Rescue Village had 77 animals in our care. The barn […]

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Make a Dog’s Day ~ Virtual Showcase

November 1st, 2020

We held our first-ever virtual showcase event on 10/22/2020 in partnership with Adventure Subaru and the ASPCA.  Since our doors are still closed to the public, we were excited to be able to show our animals live so people could see them in real time. While our adoptions have been skyrocketing during COVID, it’s more […]

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Rescue Village Chosen for The Jackson Galaxy Project’s Life-Saving Cat Pawsitive Pro Program

January 29th, 2020

Rescue Village is selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project (JGP), a Signature Program of, to participate in the 2020 class of Cat Pawsitive Pro, a life-saving initiative that introduces advanced, positive-reinforcement-based behavior training and enrichment to shelter cats. Supported by the Petco Foundation, this innovative training program aims to increase feline adoption rates as […]

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The 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event

November 26th, 2019

Rescue Village is proud to partner with Adventure Subaru during the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event! Join us Saturday, December 7th from 12pm to 3pm for an adoption event at Adventure Subaru (1991 Mentor Ave, Painesville, OH 44077).  In addition to adoptions, this Celebration of Pets includes Pictures with Santa (for you and your […]

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Learn More About Short-Term Fostering

November 22nd, 2019

  Not sure you are ready to adopt? Try fostering! Rescue Village is thrilled to be participating in Maddie’s Fund Foster Express Challenge. With your help, we will coordinate at least 25 short-term foster care experiences for our adult dogs and cats during the challenge which launches Friday, November 22 and ends on Friday, January […]

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Tips for Cold Weather Community Cat Care

November 20th, 2019

The cold weather months are upon us and it is a great time to start thinking about the best way to care for community cats throughout the winter. Community cats are those who are feral, stray, and/or free-roaming without an indoor home. When the cold winter months start approaching, caretakers from all over bundle up […]

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Rescue Village Launches a Vibrant New Look

October 29th, 2019

Today Rescue Village launched our vibrant new brand. Over the past nearly 30 years, we have grown to become one of the largest and most respected humane societies in the region. With more people involved in animal welfare than ever before – from being donors to adopting – it was time to update the brand […]

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Rescue Village Will Open Late on 10/29/19

October 24th, 2019

Rescue Village will open one hour late on Tuesday, October 29. We will open our doors at 1 p.m. instead of Noon. The Board of Directors and Staff are launching the new brand this morning and we will need extra time to get ready to open to the public. Thank you for your understanding!  

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Happy Finds a Home with Ryan

October 4th, 2019

There are always celebrations when animals are adopted here at Rescue Village, but some joyful moments are truly bigger than others. And some celebrations are community-wide. This is one of those times. Our beloved Happy has finally found her forever home. Ryan from Mentor came to Rescue Village in search of a companion. He originally […]

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Gambit’s Story: It Took a Rescue Village

October 2nd, 2019

Gambit has a home! Some dogs are more challenging than others, and lively Gambit was one of these pups. Rescue Village took him in December of 2018 and after careful evaluation it was determined that sweet Gambit needed lots of attention and training. He loved people and other dogs, but it quickly became clear that […]

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