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Click to see all animals impounded at the Cleveland Kennel. Dogs not wearing a valid Cuyahoga County license tag will legally be held for a minimum of 72 hours to allow their owners to find them. These pictures are updated daily. If you see your missing dog pictured, please call 216-664-3069 immediately.
These dogs are located at:
9203 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Open Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10a-3P
Tuesday, Thursday 10a-6p

Click to see all of the amazing dogs and pups waiting patiently for adoptive moms and dads. New adoptables are added daily. Adoptable dogs are heartworm tested, microchipped, spayed/neutered, and vaccinated. Some dogs are already crate trained, housebroken and have completed sessions of professional training. The cost of adoption is $61 (or less if they are running a special) and includes their collar and a one year county license, if you live in Cuyahoga County. You do not need to live in the county or Ohio to adopt, but in person meet and greets are required.

Click here to schedule a meet and greet.

Click to see a list of local and national organizations that can help support you if you are financially struggling to care for your pet or emotionally struggling with the recent loss of a pet. These resources may be able to help you gain access to affordable vetting and pet food as well as spay/neuter, nail trim and euthanasia services.


Record numbers of dogs are arriving at the City of Cleveland Kennel. As an open intake shelter, they have limited space, but are required to take in all strays found in the city.

When we work together, we can increase the number of pets reunited with their owners, adopted and keep more dogs in good homes.



Fostering a dog can save a life, but isn't a lifelong commitment. It requires you to provide a safe home temporarily, until a forever family is found. In most cases the rescue organization covers all costs related to vetting and care. If you fall in love, you can can apply to adopt your foster. This is critical for dogs who need specialized medical treatment and those who are scared or stressed in a kennel setting. Click here to learn more about fostering.



More dogs can be reunited with their families and more lives can be saved when we share these resources. Please consider downloading our posters and hanging them around town and posting them on your social media.


Click to download the poster designed to hang up in Cleveland.


Click to download the poster designed to hang up in in surrounding cities and suburbs.



Please click here to fill out this short survey to let us know if these resources helped you and what suggestions you may have to enhance this outreach project.

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