Heaven Can Wait

Out in the Community!




These wonderful students in the Lakeview Middle School K-Club raised $200 for the rescues of Heaven Can Wait.

  Thank you, Isabella, for selecting the rescues of Heaven Can Wait as recipients of your birthday gifts!





Heaven Can Wait volunteers and rescue dogs getting ready to participate in the St. Pet's Day parade in Kent, OH, organized by the Celtic Club of Ohio. (with volunteers Denise, Dorene, Matt, Katherine, and Tanya)

                    Heaven Can Wait joins the other St. Pet's Day participants (seen are volunteers Katherine, Matt, and Dorene. Photo credit:  Kent Patch






At the Cuyahoga Falls Library to pick up donations for St. Pet's Day (with Jim Collver, Jeremy Jenkins, and Valerie Moirano (Cuy. Falls Library))


























What a wonderful event put on at Bow Wow Beach on September 18, 2011!  Pawfest brought to Heaven Can Wait alot of wonderful visitors, supporters, and even a glimpse of why Heaven Can Wait does what it does.  Pictured above right is "Spencer", and lower right "Jefferson", both Heaven Can Wait death row rescues, who are now with loving owners, as pictured above.  In the middle is adoptable dog "Deliliah", with volunteer Sarah.  The Heaven Can Wait booth featured many items for a donation, with volunteers Diane & Dorene ready to greet you with a smile and assist.









August 26th marked the ending of "Rockin' on the River" 2011 concert series.  Heaven Can Wait would like to thank promoter Bob Earley for his hospitality at these events, and to the hundreds of supporters who visited the Heaven Can Wait booth!   Funds raised at will help Heaven Can Wait care for the rescues and carry on our mission. 




Heaven Can Wait was the featured Animal Rescue Organization at the August 20, 2011 NEO ROLLER GIRLS bout at the Summit County Fairgrounds Seen here is Roller Girl "Olive Pain", with Heaven Can Wait volunteer Heather, and adoptable dog "Tori".  Many visitors enjoyed supporting Heaven Can Wait at our informational/fundraising table!  Tori even made a friend ... Christian!





Heaven Can Wait was the featured dog related organization at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens "Dog Days of Summer" on July 24, 2011.


Heaven Can Wait booth at the "2011 Summit County Fair".  We were able to encourage people wanting to adopt a pet to visit the Summit County Animal Control Facility (aka the Pound) to directly save an animal from euthanasia, or consider a Heaven Can Wait one!   We met a lot of very nice people who enjoyed learning of the mission of Heaven Can Wait. 


Heaven Can Wait booth at "Rockin on the River" in Cuyahoga Falls on July 15th.  We have the opportunity not only to have information on our adoptable pets, encourage adopting directly from the Summit County Animal Control Facility, raise much needed funds, but also to interact one on one with visitors and supporters! 


Earth Fare, in Fairlawn, saw a lot of smiles on July 14th, when they teamed up with Heaven Can Wait on "Family Night"!  Children had the fun of creating a seed cup with Earth Fare, and coloring a dog & cat page with Heaven Can Wait


At the left are a few adoptable dogs, and some of the volunteers that were at the fundraiser "Style Mutt", in Rocky River, had for the rescues of Heaven Can Wait on July 10th.   Thank you, Pam, for helping our rescues!

At the right is volunteer Diane, showing some of the beautiful dog scarfs she made for fundraisers for Heaven Can Wait.  Many supporter's dogs are very proud to wear these awesome scarfs!  Be sure to come to one of our events to have the opportunity to get your pooch one & support Heaven Can Wait!



What a beautiful day for the Firestone Park Community Festival Parade, on June 25th!  Pictured above are some of the Heaven Can Wait volunteers, rescue dogs, WNIR Talk Show Host Tom Erickson, and his Wonder Dog "Comet"



Thank you to the employees, and kids, of Goodrich Sensors, who volunteered for Heaven Can Wait on Friday, June 17th during the United Way "Day of Action"!


Heaven Can Wait booth at the Cascade Locks "Canal Days Arts Festival",  Saturday, June 18th.  We met alot of very nice people, and gained new supporters.  Pictured here are Heaven Can Wait volunteers Mary Jo and Sarah.


Heaven Can Wait at the 2011 WAKR/WONE/WQMX Pet Expo - June 11, 2011

A great pet adoption event hosted by WAKR/WONE/WQMX.  Heaven Can Wait met alot of new people and adopters.  Dick Goddard and even a dog who was adopted two years ago from Heaven Can Wait was at the event.  Little Delilah was a hit in the large crowd.  Thank you Radio City Radio Group for helping the homeless animals!



Heaven Can Wait was the featured charity at the June 4th NEO Rock 'n Roller Girls roller derby bouts at the Summit County Fairgrounds!  Visitors got to meet adoptable dogs Nacho, Delilah, and Cleo.  Thank you to NEO Rock 'n Roller Girls and to the dedicated volunteers of Heaven Can Wait!



Thank you to

PAWS 4 A Cause

for hosting a wonderful

event Saturday, May 21, 2011


Heaven Can Wait

met alot of new people, and even a special "visitor" Jezebel

(see pic on right)


Helping at the

Heaven Can Wait booth

is one of our volunteers




Thank you to Oddmall,

Poochtopia, Summit Up,

and to all of those

supporters and donors

who visited the

Heaven Can Wait

tables on May 7th, 2011!



A BIG thank you to the Celtic Club of Ohio for creating and coordinating a pet food drive for rescue animals in Summit, and surrounding counties!  Also, thank you to the Fire Departments, who were collection points, and to the many who donated the pet food and pet supplies.  Heaven Can Wait was blessed to receive some of the collected pet food for our rescues. 

Mountains of Donations

Heaven Can Wait Director

Pat Mihaly with two SCACF volunteers

SCACF staff member Carrie

and a volunteer load the much needed donations



Thank you to everyone who visited and helped support Heaven Can Wait at the MidAmerican Home and Garden Show, at the Summit County Fairgrounds, March 18-2011 






Heaven Can Wait volunteers and a few adoptable dogs at the Hartville Arts & Crafts Festival on October 3rd

Please consider adopting a Heaven Can Wait dog or cat today!




Heaven Can Wait volunteers and "Pippi Longstocking"

at the

Millbrook Community Festival

on October 10, 2009



Heaven Can Wait volunteers and a few adoptable dogs at the Hattie Larlams Doggie Day, at Boettler Park, in Green, on September 19th

Please consider adopting a Heaven Can Wait dog or cat today!




Heaven Can Wait volunteers and a few adoptable dogs at the Summit County sponsored Adoptathon on August 15th

Please consider adopting a Heaven Can Wait dog or cat today!



Heaven Can Wait volunteers ready to walk in the 2009 July 4th parade in Stow, OH. 

Every year Heaven Can Wait participates, walking some available dogs and letting the parade watchers know the importance of adopting a rescue dog. 

This years dogs featured Toby, Gordon, and Homer.  Also participating was McLovin McDougal, a senior Chihuahua, who just loves to walk in parades.

Please consider adopting a Heaven Can Wait dog or cat today!


Thanks to all of you who visited Heaven Can Wait June 6th at the WAKR/WONE/WQMX Pet Expo!


Heaven Can Wait rescues "Nan" and "Guiseppe" visit Hot Dogs for a Cause on June 13th with their new owners.  WNIR Tom Erickson visited the event and shared giving attention to adoptable dog "Gianni" with volunteer Sarah.  Thank you to all who supported this event!  







Cage after empty cage, following the very successful Summit County Animal Control Adoptathon on July 24, 2010.  Here are a few of the many empty cages that once held dogs facing certain euthanasia if not adopted.   MORE EVENT PHOTOS

This dog, once caged over 23 hours a day, was adopted.  Now "Sundae" is in a loving forever home, where she will be happy, and loved, especially by Kayleigh.

Pictured above is Summit County Executive Russ Pry and Heaven Can Wait Director, Pat Mihaly.  Thanks to Mr. Pry for making this adoptathon happen and saving so many lives!


Oddmall - November 6, 2010


Heaven Can Wait made many new friends and supporters at this fantastic event.  Thank you, Andy and Heather, for making Heaven Can Wait the charity of choice for this event.  What a very creative event and fun event!

United Way "Day of Giving" June 20, 2008.  Thank you Best Buy volunteers!

(see photos)

"Howl-O-Ween" October 30, 2010






Kenmore Band Boosters, Christmas Craft Show

November 20th, 2010


RooArt Community Festival

November 12 & 13, 2010