Animals & Pets


Dog Adoptions

Adoption Hotline: 216-664-3476

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed here. To meet an adoptable dog, please fill out a meet and greet request form. Adoptable dogs are heartworm tested, microchipped, spayed/neutered, and vaccinated. The cost of adoption is $61. You can also check out CITY DOGS on Facebook.


Lost/Found Animals

Impounded animals can be viewed here. If you have lost or found a pet, please call 216-664-3069. Found pets should be brought to the kennel or an officer can pick them up. This gives their owners the best chance to find them. All impounded animals are posted online, scanned for a microchip, and held for a stray hold before being assessed for adoption or transfer.


Dog Park

Open Daily 8 am to 9 pm

This gated off-leash dog park at West 11th and Clark is approximately one acre. Fresh water and shade are available, and the park includes benches and trees. Friends of Clark Field maintains the park.


Low-cost Spay and Neuter Referrals

Cleveland Residents P: 216.664.2759 - Outside of Cleveland: P: 216.781.0080

Callers will be referred to the nearest veterinarian participating in this program. All services are greatly discounted; varies from clinic to clinic.

Local Clinics:

Spay/Neuter Clinic
4225 Fulton Road
Cleve., OH 44144
F: 216.398.1081
Northeast Ohio ASPCA
9555 Brookpark Rd.
Parma, OH 44129
P: 216.351.7387
Petfix Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
fixemnow@aol.com or
F: 216.536.0930
Petfix Website

Feral/Stray Cat Trapping and Sterilization

216.377.1624 – Cleveland Animal Protective League - 1729 Willey Ave

Help is available for Cleveland residents concerned about the stray cat population. The City recently granted $10,000 to the Animal Protective League to help defray the cost of sterilization of feral cats.

Currently, the APL is providing spay/neuter services at an affordable rate for feral cats and kittens. Information about the Cleveland APL Trap-Neuter-Return Program for feral cats can be found here.


Animal Complaints

216.664.3069 - 24 hours/day Weekdays and 7 am to 11 pm Saturday/Sunday

Animal complaints include complaints of barking dogs, dogs running loose, dog bites, and other dog nuisances. The City of Cleveland Animal Care & Control responds to calls concerning animal ordinances, and it provides stray animal pickup throughout the City of Cleveland.


CITY DOGS Volunteer Opportunities

The Division of Animal Care & Control greatly relies on volunteers through the CITY DOGS Cleveland program – opportunities include walking dogs, distributing tasty treats, fostering, running and hiking with dogs, adoption counseling, and more. Volunteers help keep the dog happy and healthy while they are waiting for loving homes. All interested in volunteering must attend a New Volunteer Information Session, which are posted on the CITY DOGS Facebook page as they are scheduled.

For questions about volunteering, call 216-664-3476 or email citydogs@city.cleveland.oh.us.


Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland

Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland is a 501.c.3, volunteer run organization established in April 2020 with the mission of providing the animals taken in by Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) with medical care and enrichment during their time at the kennel, preparing them for adoption into loving homes, and creating opportunities for potential adopters to get to know them as the great family members they were meant to be. Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland is CACC’s primary fundraising partner. CACC is the exclusive beneficiary of the Friends’ fundraising efforts. For more information and to donate to Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland, visit their website.

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