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My name is Moe and I'm a handsome fellow. I am a male born in 2006 who came from a very crowded house. I can be a little shy and like to hang out at my discretion but when you look like me, well, you can be picky. I like other cats and dogs.


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Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet was founded in 1977 by a small group of Toledo residents in response to the vast overpopulation of stray and abandoned animals in our community. Save-A-Pet received its charter as a non-profit organization in 1978 and the current system of foster home care was created shortly afterward. Today, Save-A-Pet is more than 450 members strong with an open to the public animal shelter and a foster home network. Since our inception, Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet has placed thousands of kittens, puppies, cats, and  dogs in loving, permanent homes.

  • Non profit, no-kill organization
  • 85.65% of all donations directly benefit homeless animals in the Toledo area
  • Responsible adoptions


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Our Mission 

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet was founded on the belief that every companion animal deserves a loving, responsible and permanent home. In short, no animal homeless, and no animal unloved, abused or neglected.

To fulfill that mission, Save-A-Pet: 

  • Offers spay and neuter assistance
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership among the public
  • Seeks responsible, permanent homes for our animals


Current Officers

President: Lori Friedes
Vice President: Janet O'Brien
Treasurer: Marlene Rex
Secretary: Carol Furfaro



When space permits, and when no animals are in need in our area, we transfer dogs and puppies from kill shelters outside of NW Ohio. Recently, we received the list of dogs scheduled to be euthanized. On the list were Linsey, a 35 pound rott/dobie looking dog and her three puppies as well as four orphaned puppies described as lab/jack russell mixes. We knew we couldn't handle TWO litters of puppies so we said we could take either group. When we were notified by the shelter that transport to our area was available, we were told that Linsey, the puppies AND the four orphaned puppies were ALL coming! WHOA, this was definitely a failure to communicate but we knew if we didn't take them all, they would be euthanized the next day so we gave them the ok to transport. 

Everyone made the trip, but the four puppies were lethargic and vomiting. A parvo test came up positive and the pup, now named Charlie was rushed to our vet for intensive care. In spite of the quick response and around-the-clock care, Charlie passed away that night. It was terrible to lose such a young little guy, but we were glad that he was loved and cared for a the end of his too short life. Now we begun to worry about Charlie's three sisters with good reason because the next day two of the girls showed signs of parvo and were rushed to the vet hospital. We don't know what the outcome will be but we do know that the costs will be significant for the 24 hour care they will need. If you'd like to help take care of these babies we would be sincerely grateful.