About Us

OUR STORY: In 2005, Margie Serri and Mike Evans, assistant pounds keeper, began contacting animal shelters across the eastern part of the country to discover if any of them needed homeless dogs for adoption. When a shelter would agree to take homeless dogs, Serri and Evans would deliver some of Stark County’s unwanted puppies and dogs.
In 2007, Serri and Evans were told about PetSmart Charities and the Rescue Waggin. Within a year, the Rescue Waggin’ began rescuing puppies and dogs from Stark County and taking them to shelters where they will be adopted.

Friends of Stark Pound is an all-volunteer 501c3 organization whose mission is to reduce the population of homeless dogs at the Stark County Dog Warden department by providing funding for spay/neuter procedures and basic veterinary care, while educating the public on the importance of adoption and responsible pet ownership. We work in cooperation with the Stark County Dog Warden’s staff to significantly enhance the quality of life for the homeless puppies and dogs and to increase their opportunities for placement through adoptions or rescue groups. We are extremely grateful for the continuous support and involvement of our community.

The public is encouraged to visit the Pound to view the dogs that are currently available for adoption. For your convenience Friends of Stark Pound posts photos and limited information about the dogs on the petfinder.com website.