Cleveland Animal Care & Control is located at 9203 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Sunday 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Monday 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Tuesday 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Wednesday 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Thursday 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Friday 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Call (216) 664-3476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2014, CACC launched CITY DOGS Cleveland, a volunteer and adoption program designed to “increase adoptions by changing the image of the pit bull type dogs who make up the majority of the kennel population, preparing them for adoption into loving homes, and providing as many opportunities as possible for the public to get to know them as the amazing family members they were meant to be.”
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CITY DOGS! We, and the dogs, would love to have you. Attending a New Volunteer Orientation is the first step to volunteering with us. For now, these sessions are hosted VIRTUALLY via Zoom. Please be sure to read all of the details below!
To attend, you must sign-up at the following link so we know to send you the proper Zoom invitation and have a head count: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4FA5AF29A4F5C52-city18
This orientation will last about an hour. During this session, you will learn about the Division of Animal Care & Control and City Dogs Cleveland, what our volunteers do, and why it is SO rewarding to volunteer with us. We have several types of volunteer opportunities involving both handling dogs and non-handling. All volunteers must attend this to get started. Most volunteer roles require additional training, and the next steps will be discussed during the orientation.
Please note: all volunteers for us must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers who handle dogs must be able to meet the physical requirements of handling large, adult dogs in a fast-paced environment.
Volunteers at CITY DOGS walk dogs every day in addition to attending community events, taking dogs on hikes/runs, providing stuffed Kongs as in-kennel enrichment, assisting with networking, baking, crafting, and more!
Questions? Please email our volunteer coordinator at email@example.com
All adoptable dogs can be viewed at www.petango.com/cacc
Due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, prospective adopters are required to look online first to see which dogs might be a good fit. If you find a potential match, request a meet and greet using this Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/meetacitydog A CITY DOGS Adoption Counselor will call or email you to confirm your appointment.
If you have lost your dog, please visit this website for information about reclaiming and to view dogs picked up running loose in the city: http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/PublicSafety/AnimalControl/Services
Animals impounded by Animal Care & Control can be viewed here. If you or someone you know has lost a pet, we highly encourage you to check this site before going to the kennel to look in person. If you can make a match online, that will shorten your time in the building. Stray dogs should still be brought to the kennel. Call us at 216-664-3069 with any questions or to coordinate picking up your dog.
Fostering is a great New Year's resolution if you're looking for a way to give back!
Foster homes are needed for dogs at Cleveland Animal Care & Control! We work with a wide group of rescue organizations that take dogs from the kennel in order to help ease our overfull population. Many groups would like to take more dogs from the kennel, but need more foster homes to do so!
Fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience. By bringing a dog into your home, you not only help to open up space at our crowded kennel, you also get to know their personality so much better. Fostering is great if you’re not ready to commit by adopting a dog yourself, and in most cases the foster organization covers medical expenses and supplies for the foster dog.
Fostering is also a commitment and it’s important to understand that dogs coming out of a stressful shelter will more than likely need some time, patience and a little training to adjust. Foster dogs may need to be kept separate from resident pets at first and given time to integrate gradually. Most organizations are most in need of longer-term foster homes that can host a dog until it is adopted. However, there are so many different organizations and dogs in need, you can find a situation to suit most household needs, whether you are suited for puppies or seniors!