SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC (330) 865-6890 // RESCUE & ADOPTION (330) 865-6200

Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at One of a Kind Pet Rescue!

Your first step is to fill out a Volunteer Application. You can find the application by using the link below. Please use an email address that you frequently check when filling out the application. Make sure to submit an application for everyone attending, minor children included.

After we receive your submitted application, an email will be sent with an invitation to register for an upcoming volunteer orientation that will last an hour in duration. Volunteers will be provided an understanding of our mission, a tour of the facility, and an outline of volunteer opportunities that need your support and a brief overview of our policies and procedures. It is required that all volunteers, including minors, sign a volunteer waiver and purchase a $15 One of a Kind Pet Rescue volunteer shirt before volunteering. If you do not see an email invitation within 10 days of your completed application, please check your spam or junk email folder.

Upon completion of your volunteer orientation, you will be approved to assist with many general volunteer tasks with the exception of walking dogs (leash handling any dog). For those interested in handling dogs, an additional Dog Handling training is required. Upon completion of your Volunteer Orientation, you will be approved to schedule this. Further details about the Dog Handling training will be discussed at Volunteer Orientation.

OOAKP accepts volunteers of any age, however, for those volunteers under 16 years, a parent/guardian must attend with you and must volunteer side-by-side with you. Children under the age of 8 years do not need to attend orientation, but they may volunteer alongside a parent/guardian who has completed orientation. No volunteers under the age of 18 may handle a leash or walk a dog.

Our volunteer program allows you to volunteer when it is convenient for you. We do not require schedules, nor are you obligated to volunteer any set number of hours.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our organization!


If you are a GROUP or ORGANIZATION interested in volunteering, please email your request to: [email protected].

Two Convenient Locations

Adoption Center

1929 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
(330) 865-6200
(behind Walgreen's and AutoZone)


Spay & Neuter Clinic

1700 West Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44313
(330) 865-6890

Connect with Us

Meet Our Pets

Please make an appointment to meet the many "One of A Kind" cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies looking for their forever homes. Walk-ins are admitted as occupancy safely allows at the time of your visit.

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Sign up for our One of A Kind bi-monthly email newsletter and receive pet care tips, check out our featured pets and get the latest news from One of A Kind Pet Rescue.

Upcoming Events

There's so much going on and we have the scoop on every kind of pet event. Find out what new pet-friendly events are coming up and join us for some fun and furry happenings.

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