The Friendship APL 50/50 Raffle

The Friendship APL 50/50 Raffle At Friendship, our staff and volunteers always give a 110%. Today, we’re asking you, the community, to give back at least 50%!   That’s right, we’re holding a 50/50 to raise funds during this trying time!  For the next four weeks, Friendship APL will be holding a weekly drawing.  Tickets […]

Puppy Adoptions During the Pandemic

Adopting Puppies If you are interested in a puppy, they are available by pick-up or delivery ONLY. This means you cannot meet the puppy in advance. Approved adopters are invited to a private Facebook group where puppies will be posted.  All puppies are spayed or neutered, have a microchip, at least their first round of shots and […]

Clear the Shelters 2020

THIS AUGUST, “ADOPT & DONATE” TO HELP NBC AND TELEMUNDO OWNED STATIONS CLEAR THE SHELTERS   Visit To Find Out How You Can Adopt A Pet Virtually Or Donate Online To Help A Shelter Near You  NEW YORK – (July 1, 2020) – NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations) today announced that its Clear The […]

COVID-19 Adoptions

Adopting During the COVID-19 Pandemic Because of COVID-19, we have altered our adoption processes to ensure everyone’s safety. All adoption inquires should be addressed to  This is the best way to get a hold of us, as there will not be staff at the front desk answering phones. Adopting ADULT dogs For the foreseeable […]

The Friendship APL Mayday Reverse Raffle

The Friendship APL Mayday Reverse Raffle You could win $10,000!!! During the month of May, we will be selling tickets to our huge Reverse Raffle to help the companion animals of Friendship APL. We will sell 600 tickets at $50 a piece through the month of May. You may purchase as many tickets as you […]

COVID-19 Update

With the recent COVID-19 epidemic, we at Friendship APL will be taking certain steps to ensure everyone’s safety. As of right now, we are permitting  a limited number of existing volunteers to come in. All volunteers MUST wear a facemask or bandana while on the premises.  We likewise are processing adoptions. HOWEVER, if you are: […]

Diesel’s Story

Friendship APL received an urgent phone call in the middle of October from a local veterinary hospital. Someone had brought in a puppy with a severely broken leg. The 4 month-old Lab mix had been living in a auto shop and an employee had accidentally run the pup over with a tow motor. The owners […]

A Bulldog’s Second Chance

Dash the 2 year old English Bulldog was unfortunately surrendered over to the staff at East Holmes Veterinary Clinic due to bladder stones. Being partnered with East Holmes vet clinic in re-homing dogs in need – they quickly  got into contact with us as it was apparent he needed to have surgery immediately. We raced […]

Oscar and Adam: A “Tail” of Two Lost Weenie Dogs

  When Friendship APL got a call about two senior dachshunds that were found roaming the streets of Wayne County, we knew we had to come to the rescue. It was clear from the photos that these poor pups, one standard dachshund and one mini, had been living the “ruff” life for a while. It […]

‘Wags’ Delivers Yet Again

by Gregg Senko –  Or more aptly stated, people delivered once again. The 9th annual Wags to Riches fund raiser is the single most significant fund raiser of the year for the Friendship APL of Lorain County. This year was my second time attending so count me in as a repeat offender. There were a […]

A Family Affair

by Gregg Senko – Friendship APL is like a bee hive.  You can see a lot of activity from the outside, but that’s a mere fraction of what is actually taking place inside, and not only in the FAPL building itself, but the care and aid that goes on elsewhere for FAPL.  I recently had […]

Disasters & Pet Preparedness

by Gregg Senko – The recent damage caused by Hurricane Harvey was catastrophic. The city of Houston received about nine months of rainfall in a span of 48 hours, and as we’ve all seen from the photos and video on the news, the dry landscape turned into an aquatic one. However, while damage can be […]

September Adoption Events & Poker Run!

While the weather is still warm, you can bet we are going to make the most of it. With three events slated for September, there is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the sun while helping out the Friendship APL.  First up will be this Saturday, September 2nd.  Stop by Crocker Park […]

It Starts with ABC

by Gregg Senko – No, this isn’t a lesson in the characters of the alphabet. On the contrary, this is about one of the friendliest helping hands that Friendship APL has received in the last year, and by ABC, I’m referring to the Avon Brewing Company. This family-owned business is still relatively new, and ironically […]

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

by Gregg Senko – I know what you’re thinking. Why is there an article on Friendship APL’s website about the 1985 post-apocalyptic action film starring Mel Gibson? Fear not! I can extinguish your flames of confusion right here. This is actually about a cat whose name is Mad Max. Well, it’s actually just Max but […]