Bring Home a CITY DOG for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The City of Cleveland's Division of Animal Care & Control is reducing adoption fees now through Dec. 31.  Adoption fees will be lowered from $61 to $21 in an effort to get more dogs in homes during the holiday season. 

“We have many great dogs up for adoption who are ready to go home,” Said Michelle Harvanek, Shelter Operations Manager, “We currently have over 100 dogs to choose from - with all types of personalities - and our Adoption Counselors will help find the best match for your family.”

Every adoptable dog is vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and comes with a Cuyahoga County license. Normal adoption processes and policies will be followed during the reduced fee event. 

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed at or at the kennel, located at 2690 W. 7th St. Walk-in adoptions are accepted, but appointments are encouraged. Potential adopters are asked to bring the whole family and any resident dogs. Make an appointment to meet with an Adoption Counselor by emailing or by calling the adoption hotline at 216-664-3476.

The kennel is open for walk-ins 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, but appointments can be made outside these hours.

About CITY DOGS Cleveland

CITY DOGS is a program of Cleveland Animal Care and Control.   The CITY DOGS mission is to increase adoptions from the City Kennel by changing the image of the pit bull-type dogs who make up the majority of the kennel population, by preparing all adoptable dogs in the kennel for lives in loving homes and by creating as many opportunities as possible for the public to meet and get to know our dogs for the terrific pets they are meant to be. 

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life for its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at