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ABOUT US


Mission Statement:


To reduce the overpopulation and suffering of dogs and cats through education and low-cost spay/neuter programs and to rescue, vet and place adoptable* dogs and cats into good permanent homes.

*Adoptable is defined as dogs and cats that pose no health or safety risk, which
  makes the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet.

Not All Rescues Are Alike

Most of us who choose adoption through rescue want to give a good home to a formerly unwanted pet, to do something good for an animal in need, and this is a wonderful thing! Unfortunately, there are people out there calling themselves rescues who are, in fact, scam artists preying on the big hearts of those who want to adopt a rescue animal. We encourage people not to adopt from these groups because if they are no longer making a profit, they'll move on to something else and fewer animals will suffer. (Rescue groups never actually make a profit with our adoption fees. They don't even make a dent in our veterinary bills each month.)

Before adopting from any group, it is important to know how the animals are cared for and what the rescue group's policies are. You may also want to know if they are a legitimate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If a group is claiming they have a "PENDING" 501(c)(3), ascertain if the rescue honestly has a pending application with the IRS. Often, scammers know you won't look or question. Often, they don't even have a pending status; they are claiming it's pending to explain away why you can't find them as a legitimate charity listed anywhere.


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Planned Pethood has been a registered
501(c)(3) non-profit since 1979.



Click here to read about PPI's history

Here are some questions which can help you decide which groups you want to support:

paw Are your volunteers held to a standard of performance, even though they are volunteers?

Reputable rescue groups will encourage and enforce a method in which rescue business is performed. Planned Pethood has every volunteer agree to a Code of Conduct.

    Planned Pethood, Inc. Code of Conduct

paw Is follow-up support available after the adoption?

Reputable rescue groups will offer training assistance and support. Planned Pethood has experienced trainers to help you (free of charge) if you have questions or need training guidance.

paw Are the animals for adoption spayed/neutered?

Reputable rescues will not risk contributing to the overpopulation problem by adopting out breedable dogs or cats. ALL of our animals are spayed/neutered before being adopted. In addition, we offer low-cost spay & neuter opportunities and subsidies to make it affordable, sometimes free, for EVERYONE to be able to get their companion animals spayed and neutered.

    Spay/Neuter Page

paw Are the animals for adoption up to date on medical care? Does the rescue euthanize animals whose medical needs cost more than "average" or do they treat all treatable ailments, no matter the cost?

All of Planned Pethood's pets are up to date on age-appropriate shots and flea and heartworm prevention before being offered for adoption. In addition, Planned Pethood's policy is to treat all medical ailments, regardless of cost, unless the treating vet feels there is nothing more that can be done. We do not refuse treatment to our animals based on cost of treatment or on the age of the animal. When we take in a dog or cat, we take that commitment seriously.

paw Is follow-up support available after the adoption?

Reputable rescue groups will offer training assistance and support. Planned Pethood has experienced trainers to help you (free of charge) if you have questions or need training guidance.

paw Are the animals for adoption spayed/neutered?

Reputable rescues will not risk contributing to the overpopulation problem by adopting out breedable dogs or cats. ALL of our animals are spayed/neutered before being adopted. In addition, we offer low-cost spay & neuter opportunities and subsidies to make it affordable, sometimes free, for EVERYONE to be able to get their companion animals spayed and neutered.

    Spay/Neuter Page

paw Are the animals for adoption up to date on medical care? Does the rescue euthanize animals whose medical needs cost more than "average" or do they treat all treatable ailments, no matter the cost?

All of Planned Pethood's pets are up to date on age-appropriate shots and flea and heartworm prevention before being offered for adoption. In addition, Planned Pethood's policy is to treat all medical ailments, regardless of cost, unless the treating vet feels there is nothing more that can be done. We do not refuse treatment to our animals based on cost of treatment or on the age of the animal. When we take in a dog or cat, we take that commitment seriously.

Two mange dogs

paw Where do the animals come from? Are they local, imported from hundreds of miles away in Ohio, or even from out of state? Are they purchased from illegitimate sources, such as puppy mills (thereby perpetuating the existence of puppy mills)?

Planned Pethood makes it a priority to find homes for pets in our own backyard. Until there are no more unwanted pets in the Northwestern Ohio area, we will continue our policy of accepting only local animals. We focus our efforts on dogs and cats in NW Ohio. There are times when we are asked to help out another NW Ohio rescue group in saving dogs and cats. As a member of the NW Ohio rescue community, we will, when the need arises, accept dogs and cats from another NW Ohio rescue when asked.

OFFICERS

Barbara DiNardo
PRESIDENT

Marketing/Management Professor
Owens Community College

Jennifer Herbert
VICE PRESIDENT

Senior Environmental Specialist
BP Husky

Colleen Crane
TREASURER

CPA
Merrill Kane and Assoc.

Theresa Grimes
SECRETARY

Early Intervention Specialist
Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chrissa Liskai
New Accounts Representative
First Federal Bank

Stefanie Stark
LISW
Mercy Children's Hospital

Carol Dunn
Founder
Center for Choice

Kelly Dimmer
Program/Project Manager
Accenture - Learning/Development

Julie Pompa
Vice President, Public Relations
Communica

April Welch
Administrative Coordinator
The Zepf Center

Robert Oates
Human Resource Professional/Retired

CONCILIARY

Dr. Kittsen McCumber, DVM
Owner
Animal Emergency & Critical Care

PPI 990

PPI W-9

A copy of our annual report is available upon request by emailing us at pets@plannedpethood.org.