How Can You Help?

Spay and Neuter!

The best thing you can do is SPAY and NEUTER your pets. By ensuring that your animals do not have unwanted litters and by adopting rather than purchasing your new best friend, you will make a direct and lasting impact – helping SOS of Ohio to reduce the homeless pet population one spay or neuter at a time.


Volunteer at SOS of Ohio!

There are plenty of opportunities to help at SOS of Ohio. You can volunteer at special events, in the office, the recovery room, fundraising and more.



As a nonprofit organization, SOS of Ohio depends on donations from supporters like you. You can help end pet overpopulation today by making a donation. Give a fully tax-deductible donation on our Donate page.


Wish List!

Another way to help is by donating items from our Wish List. By donating these items, you’ll help SOS of Ohio save on supplies and allow us to apply our resources toward the animals we serve.

  • Kitten food – canned
  • Puppy food – canned
  • Laundry detergent
  • Clumping Cat Litter
  • Dryer sheets
  • Bleach
  • Lint rollers
  • Paper towels
  • Q-tips
  • Trash bags – 30 gallon and tall kitchen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Batteries – sizes AA, AAA, 9-V
  • Newspaper
  • Towels, Sheets, and Blankets
  • Gift certificates to Staples and for office supplies

Purchase a Pet License Plate!

pet plate cat plate dog plate

Proceeds from the sale of these plates will go to the Ohio Pet Fund, a nonprofit corporation. Money in the fund is used to support programs for the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats for adoption from Ohio shelters and nonprofit organizations, and for those pets whose owners are unable to afford its cost.

For more information about the project and how you can purchase a plate, visit



While SOS of Ohio is not an animal shelter, we do work closely with over 40 nonprofit animal rescue groups. Many of the animals that receive our services are awaiting adoption and are the result of pet owners who neglected to spay and neuter their animals.

If you’re thinking of adding a pet to your family, here are five reasons to adopt your new best friend.

  1. You’ll save a life
  2. You’ll get a healthy pet
  3. You’ll save money
  4. You’ll feel better
  5. You won’t be supporting puppy mills and pet stores

(Read the full Humane Society of the United States Article)

Visit the Columbus Dog Connection’s website for a list of Ohio shelters and rescues.


PetSmart Charities®


PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.  In addition to finding homes for almost 500,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities provides funding to non-profits aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support:  Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the pin pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores.  In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar donated and has become the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, donating about $300 million to date. PetSmart Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, has received the Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 14 years in a row — placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.  To learn more visit

SOS of Ohio is proud to be a PetSmart Charities grantee! Most recently, we received funding that allowed us to subsidize the cost of dental cleanings and extractions for over 80 different animals, improving the quality of life of both the pets and their owners. 

 Become a Kroger Rewards Member!

Just follow this link to register your Kroger card in the Community Rewards Program. Once you register your card and select Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio has your preferred organization, Kroger will donate a percentage of every purchase you make – it’s that easy!


Follow us when you shop on ebay!

Select us as your charity, when you do your shopping on ebay. Help give to SOS, and we can give the gift of helping others to get their animals spayed & neutered.


Sign up for Amazon Smile or visit our wishlist on Amazon!

Select us as your charity through and you will help give to SOS every time you make a purchase! Want another way to help SOS?  Please check out our wishlist on Amazon.  These are things that we need to better serve central Ohio’s spay/neuter needs. Please consider purchasing something off the list next time you are shopping online, or just feeling generous!


Visit our wishlist on!

Looking for an alternative to Amazon? Visit our wishlist on Chewy to see more items we need to help better serve the pets in Central Ohio.


Shop online at!

If you select SOS of Ohio as your REWARDS Fundraising Partner, a portion of each purchase you make online benefits us! US Bones offers everything from yummy dog bones to pet grooming products and cat food. Check them out at