Whoever said money can't buy happiness, never paid an adoption fee!
AJ's Search and Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue based in Akron, Ohio founded in 2016. We rescue animals and search to find them a forever home.  We are a foster based organization that takes homeless dogs and cats into our homes and provide them with proper medical care, food, shelter and love until they find their forever home and get adopted. 
Our Mission
To Save Lives, One Paw at a Time! We provide temporary shelter to stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals for the purpose of finding them their forever homes.
We strive in getting the homeless animal population to decrease by spaying and neutering all of our animals before they continue their journey into their new home. 
Dog of the month


Meet Barnes! He is a 2 yr old, Terrier Cattle Dog mix. He is crate trained, housebroken, and (calm) dog friendly. *we have not seen him around kids or cats - He is looking for a home were he can have alot of attention and to go for walks. He is ready for his forever home.

Cat of the month

Meet Dart! He is 2 1/2 yrs old. Dart is sweet, fun, and funny. He is a friendly, energetic, affectionate cat who enjoys the company of people. He likes to dart about getting into mischief and loves to play. He is one of those kitties who will want to be with you wherever you are and cries at the door if his people are on the other side. He has shown that he takes some time to settle in to new situations, so he will need a family that will be patient with him for the first week or so while he grumbles and hisses about being in another new place. Older, cat savvy kids are probably ok, but no little ones.  He is ready for his forever home.

Upcoming Events​​


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Hi!  I just thought I'd give you a little update on how Vinny is doing.  He is adjusting very well.  It took only a few days to gain some trust. He is very playful and is always playing with Reeces toys.  He is a little shadow!!  He follows us everywhere.   He's always right on our heels.  He definitely does well on a schedule.   He eats and in about an hour or hour& a-half, he is asking to go out.  We have had absolutely NO accidents in the house



25 Adoptions in 2021

1,427 Adoptions in 2016-2020