About Us



Friends of the Pound raises funds to purchase the necessary supplies for the puppies and dogs in the Stark County Dog Pound, which are not provided by the county. But we can always use the help of the community to provide more “Wish-List” items.

♥ Dry and Canned Puppy Food
♥ Dry and Canned Adult Food
♥ Stainless Steel Dog Bowls
♥ Collars and Leashes
♥ Grooming Products
♥ Capstar Flea Medicine
♥ De-wormer
♥ Advantage/Frontline
♥ Dog Carriers/Crates
♥ AA Batteries
♥ More Volunteers


Adopting A Friend

The homeless dogs may be adopted 72–hours after their arrival at the Pound. By choosing to adopt a dog from the Stark County Pound you are saving a life and gaining a grateful companion.

NOTE: If you are viewing the dogs online, it is best to note the cage number of the dog you’re interested in, call the Stark County Dog Warden’s Office, and ask if the dog is still available before you make a trip to the Pound.

General Adoption Fee:  $99.00, puppies under 6 months of age, $150.00.

This fee includes license, DA2PP vaccine, bordetella vaccine, worming and flea treatment if needed.  Also include spay/neuter, microchip and rabies vaccine. An e collar can be purchased for an additional $15.00. 

Who We Are

Friends of the Pound is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to coordinate community outreach, marketing, rescuing and fund-raising efforts for the puppies and dogs being held in the Stark County Dog Pound. We operate in cooperation with the Stark County Dog Warden’s staff to enhance the quality of life for the homeless puppies and dogs and to increase their opportunities for placement through adoptions or rescue groups.

Our mission is to reduce the population of homeless dogs at the Stark County Dog Warden Department by providing funding for spay/neuter and basic veterinary care, while educating the public on the importance of adoption and responsible pet ownership.

Your comments and questions are important to us. All inquiries will be answered within 24 hours; however, we do try our best to answer the emails every evening. In your email, please let us know the best way to reach you. Judy King, President – friendsofstarkpound@gmail.com.

Come Visit Us

Friends of the Pound would like to thank you for your interest in the homeless dogs at the Stark County Dog Pound. If you would like immediate information about the availability of a dog at the Pound, please contact the Stark County Dog Warden’s Department during their office hours. The staff would be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you might have about adopting a dog.

You may also use starkdoginfo@yahoo.com

Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., & Fri.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CLOSED: Sundays & Holidays 

1801 Mahoning Road NE
Canton, Ohio 44705
Phone: 330.451.2343


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