2302 Fulton Rd NW, Canton OH 44709  l  altercareac@gmail.com  l   PH: 234-804-3064  FAX: 234-804-3053

A non-profit 501(c)(3) serving Northeast Ohio


“AlterCare Animal Clinic and New Beginnings K9 Rescue, both Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations have partnered together to hold an Adoption/Vaccine/Wellness Clinic on Saturdays, January 13, 27 and February 10 and 24, 2018.  The event will be held from 9 am – 2pm at New Beginnings at 2559 St. Route 60 Loudonville.

The Mobile Grooming Unit will also be available if you are looking for a clip or trim for your pet!

All services are first come, first serve and no appointment is needed.  Vaccines for cats and dogs are just $15 each and no exam fee is charged.  Other wellness services are also available if needed.

For the safety of your pet, bring your cat in a carrier and your dog on a leash.”


New Beginnings K9 Rescue -  Our mission is to increase public awareness towards the growing population of neglected and abandoned dogs due to over breeding. We will be our K-9 companions voice!

Who we are: 
New Beginnings K-9 Rescue is a privately run non-profit canine rescue organization located in Loudonville, Ohio. We strive to make a difference in every animals life that makes it into our rescue. As a dog comes in, he/she is taken to our primary veterinarian for an evaluation. We treat for internal and external parasites and new animals are in quarintine for 10 days to monitor health and behavior. Prior to adoption, the animal will receive a negative heartworm test/+ preventative, any medical conditions or surgeries are provided and paid for, all animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, parasite free, microchip and basic obedience training. Our goal is to save and help every animal we are physically and financially able to through medical care, education, love, patience and fundraising. Our goal is to create a better life for every abused, neglected and discarded animal in our care and to educate about proper companion animal care. Our dream is that one day we won't have to.

Meet Dr. Brian Wennerstrom, DVM

          I grew up in Canal Fulton before attending Hiram College and The Ohio State Veterinary College where I graduated in 1998. Initially, I focused on cows and horses because I planned to be a missionary to an under-developed country. Then, in 2002, I married my wonderful wife Marnita. After many years in large animal medicine and on the advice of my church elders, I started looking for work in humane societies, and began work at the Knox County Humane Society in 2010. Over the next few years, I also worked with the humane societies of Richland, Holmes, and Wayne counties. One of my hobbies related to my work is finding the most cost-effective method of performing surgeries. In 2013 and 2014, I completed online postgraduate classes through the University of Florida and earned a Certificate in Shelter Medicine.

          In 2015, I began moving my work towards the more “commercial” side of spay/neuter by working with non-profit clinics that perform thousands of surgeries each year – first in Medina, then in Akron. From early in my spay/neuter career, I made connections across northeast Ohio with doctors from other spay/neuter clinics. I noticed that, while Akron, Medina, Mansfield, and Cleveland all had a high volume spay/neuter clinic, Canton did not have a clinic. That struck me since I had grown up and lived in Stark County for 24 years of my life.  In 2017, Laura Groves approached me about joining the AlterClinic team, and in 2018 we began performing surgeries in Canton.

          My focus on shelter medicine and spay/neuter is partly based on where God has placed me, but is also based on using my skills and experiences. Like many people, I have had to constantly monitor where I can budget my money; even more so since my wife and I have eight children.  So I understand when a client says they cannot afford an expensive surgery. The methods we use to lower the cost of surgery is to improve efficiency with our time and resources, maintain high quality care, and keep the customer in mind.

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