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It’s not all about puppies, kittens and cuteness around here. We hold events with people too. But, then again, the conversation always leads back to puppies, kittens and cuteness.

Advance ticket sales have ended - purchase tickets at the door Thursday for $85

If you already purchased tickets your name will be on the list at registration.

Hold a Hearts for Paws fundraiser

Hearts for Paws

Host a “Hearts for Paws” campaign at your business. Engage your employees while having a little fun giving back to the community.  It’s easy!  Ask your your customers to support the Capital Area Humane Society by making a small gift.  In return, they receive a heart to print their name or pet’s name to show their support for the animals.  “Hearts for Paws” campaigns also work well in schools.  For more information, please contact Emilie Zion, Development Manager, at (614) 777-7387 ext. 224 or

MARV (Mobile Adoption & Rescue Vehicle)

The Capital Area Humane Society has a Mobile Adoption & Rescue Vehicle (MARV).  This 32 ft. RV was converted to transport adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits throughout the community in style to promote adoption.

What is MARV?

MARV is a climate-controlled converted RV with side extension that accommodates guests on board to view adoptable cats, dogs and rabbits.  Quite the versatile vehicle, MARV is able to attend community events (such as WAG!, Sunny 95 weekly block parties and “Touch a Truck”) and be a stand-alone mobile adoption location for the Capital Area Humane Society. 

MARV is also functioning as a rescue vehicle, capable of assisting our humane agents with large-scale seizures or responding to regional hoarding cases or natural disasters for use as a transport vehicle. 

Check our facebook page at and website to see where MARV may be heading next!

How exactly do mobile adoptions work?

We bring the pets to you.

MARV visits high-traffic public spaces and events to promote the adoption of homeless animals.  The Capital Area Humane Society arrives with adoptable animals and all of the necessary veterinary and behavioral information available for each animal. Adoptions can be completed from start to finish on MARV and adopters can leave with their new pet. All dogs and cats are vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and given flea/tick and heartworm prevention prior to adoption. Cats are tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV and dogs over 6 months are tested for heartworm. Adoption fees vary.

Want a date with MARV?

  • Anticipated attendance at your event must be at least 500 people (for adoption events).
  • Ideal times for MARV visits are weekend days between 10:00 a.m. – noon and weekdays between noon and 2:00 PM, though other days and times can be arranged.
  • Your event must have ample parking space for MARV including allowance for 10 ft. on either side of the vehicle. Be prepared—MARV weighs 13,000 lbs.
  • Your event site must be pet-friendly. Cats are confined to MARV, but leashed dogs may come in and out of the vehicle. (Yep, we clean up after ourselves.)
  • Access to electrical outlet is required for events lasting longer than 2 hours.

THANKS to the ASPCA, Columbus Foundation and Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust for helping make MARV possible.

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Adoption Hours

Monday - Friday 2pm - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Animal Support Center

Admission services by appointment only
Same-day appointments may be available
(614) 777-7387 ext. 208

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Phone (614) 777-7387 Fax (614) 777-8449
3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct
Hilliard OH, 43026
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Adoption Hours

Monday - Friday2pm - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday12pm - 5pm

Animal Support Center

Admission services by appointment only
Same-day appointments may be available
(614) 777-7387 ext. 208

Phone (614) 777-7387
  Fax (614) 777-8449
3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct
Hilliard, OH 43026
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Animal Support Center

Call (614)777-7387 ext. 208 to schedule a help session appointment.
Appointments are available seven days a week and same day appointments may be available.
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Our Mobile Adoption and Rescue Vehicle. Find your next best friend without visiting our shelter. We'll come to you!

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