Wheels for WagsAUGUST 24, 2019
“Wheels for Wags” Charity Car Show

Support the Friendship APL while having an entertaining evening at this benefit car show on 37711 Detroit Rd. in Avon Aug. 24 from 10am – 3pm. Enjoy awards, door prizes, pet blessings and even adopt a dog! Entry donation $10 per vehicle; Pre-registration $8 per vehicle. Spectators are free, but donations of pet food and litter appreciated.

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Presented by:

Sunnyside Chevrolet

Sunnyside Chevrolet is a proud sponsor of Wheels for Wags 2019







Veite Cryogenic Equipment and Service

Veite Cryogenic Equipment and Service is a proud sponsor of Wheels for Wags 2019

K.M.U. Trucking & Excavating, LLC

K.M.U. Trucking & Excavating, LLC is a proud sponsor of Wheels for Wags 2019







D & S Color Supply

D & S Color Supply is a proud sponsor of Wheels for Wags 2019














Adoption Event @ Tractor Supply Co

Come to Tractor Supply Co. at 971 Cooper Foster Park Rd on Sunday, August 25th from 12:00 – 3:00pm to meet some adoptable animals from Friendship APL!


3rd Annual Adopt and Shop @ Market Square in Crocker Park

Come to Market Square at Crocker Park on Saturday, August 31st from 11am to 3pm to meet some adoptable animals from Friendship APL, browse local vendors and experience local entertainers!  Join us for a dog treat decorating class courtesy of Grateful Dog Bakery or watch a training demonstration by Elite K911!  Tabitha Kucera of Chirrups and Chatter will be on-site to answer your cat behavior questions.  Featured vendors include: Chewlinka G.E.A.R,  PetPeople, Grateful Dog Bakery, Trixie’s Toys and Dog Life CLE.  Meet Instagram celebrity guest @lifewithweenies!

If you’d like to join the vendors at this event, please refer to the vendor registration form below.

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Yappy Hour @ Cole’s Public House

Enjoy lunch (and maybe a drink or two) at Cole’s Public House on Saturday, September 7th from 1:00- 4:00pm and support the Friendship APL at the same time!  Friendship will be onsite to collect donations and build awareness with some canine ambassadors.  Cole’s does have a dog-friendly patio!


7th Annual Cause 4 Paws Benefit Car Show @ Pat O’Brien Chevrolet

Like cars?  Come check out some cars and canines at the 7th Annual Cause 4 Paws Benefit Car Show on Sunday, September 8th at Pat O’Brien Chevrolet, Routes 2 & 60 in Vermilion, OH!  Friendship APL will be onsite with adoptable animals from 11am – 3pm. There will be six food trucks at this event so you’ll have plenty of food choices, as well as Partners With Paws will be hosting a bake sale inside the showroom, along with a 50/50 Raffle, Basket Raffle and a few select items up for silent auction.

SUNDAY, September 15, 2019

The 25th Annual Dog Gone Poker Run

Poker Run Dog

25th Annual Dog Gone Poker Run

A love of all things on four legs and two wheels led George Stevens, owner of Elyria Harley Davidson, to organize the first ever Dog Gone Poker Run in 1994. This incredible event has raised over $500,000 for Friendship Animal Protective League since it began 25 years ago!  George Stevens may have left us in 2012, but his compassion for animals and passion for motorcycles lives on in his son, Mike Stevens who is organizing this year’s milestone event.

When the first riders set out in 1994, Friendship Animal Protective League was helping save the lives of 1,200 cats in dogs. Today, Friendship cares for over 4,700 companion pets every year! They are able to save so many thanks to the generosity of the riders who have participated in the Dog Gone Poker Run over the past 25 years.

Save the date! Sunday, September 15th, 2019 and join us as we ride to save lives!


Pledge sheet


North Ridgeville Browns Backers Donation Drive & Fundraiser @ Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe

Support your favorite sports team AND your favorite animal shelter at the same time! The North Ridgeville Browns Backers will be hosting Friendship APL at Bullfrog’s Sports Cafe (33137 Center Ridge Rd in North Ridgeville , OH) on Sunday, October 13th from 12:30 – 3:00pm.  We will be collecting donations for the shelter and will have adoptable animals onsite.

If you would like your event benefiting Friendship APL featured on our website and Google calendar, please submit a flyer for approval to We ask a minimum of 30 days before your event so we can approve and update our website.  If you would like an event shared on social media that is benefiting FAPL, please share to our Facebook page and we will approve and share from our site.  Any questions?  Please email


If you have any questions regarding any of our upcoming events, please feel free to give us a call at (440) 322-4321 x230. We look forward to hearing from you soon!