Cleveland Animal Care & Control Offers Reduced Adoption Fees through Dec. 24

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland's Division of Animal Care & Control has reduced its adoption fees for the holidays in the hopes of getting more CITY DOGS into forever homes.

The $61 fee has been reduced to just $40 now through Christmas Eve, December 24th. Every CITY DOG available for adoption is vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and comes with a 2018 Cuyahoga County license. 

"We currently have 87 CITY DOGS awaiting loving homes. There’s a match for every family looking to adopt and our Adoption Counselors are happy to help find the right fit,” said Michelle Harvanek, Shelter Operations Manager. “We would love to see all of these dogs in loving homes for the holidays.”

The city kennel is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday (Christmas Eve). 

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. Make an appointment to meet with an Adoption Counselor by emailing or by calling the adoption hotline at 216-664-3476.

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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. 

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