Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland provides financial support for the CITY DOGS Adoption and Volunteer Program at Cleveland Animal Care and Control.
Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland provides funding for:
Rosca and Copernicus enjoy a quick dip in the pool during one of their playgroup sessions.
The CITY DOGS Runners program was founded in December of 2016. Run group helps some of the most stressed out dogs at CITY DOGS have an outlet to let off some steam by getting extra exercise. Run group is famous for turning the most stressed out knucklehead into a cuddle puddle of love after logging a few miles. Run group has been known to get upwards of 15 dogs out for a run on any given weekend day. Some dedicated volunteers are known for running three dogs back to back! Run group volunteers get to know what truly lies behind the stress of a dog in the kennel, a good, loving dog just waiting for their chance to shine in a home. Run group saves the lives of countless dogs at the kennel by giving them an outlet to channel their stress in a more appropriate way.
Much like most things lately, runs look a little different during the pandemic with fewer group runs and more solo adventures, this program is essential to keeping the dogs happy and healthy. Friends’ supports the run program by providing waist leashes, harnesses, cooling vests, jackets, water belts, and other safety supplies like air horns and mushers secret. Rain or shine, you can find CITY DOGS out on the trails or hitting the streets for a run!
The hiking program at CITY DOGS was founded in January of 2017, since then volunteers organize a monthly hike to get the dogs some time out and about on the beautiful Ohio trails. These hikes allow volunteers and staff to get to know the dogs a little better so they can better find their perfect furever home.
While the CITY DOGS hikes look a little different during the pandemic with volunteers frequently going solo or in pairs rather than multiple pods of 5-6, this program is essential to keeping the dogs happy and healthy. Friends’ supports the hike program efforts by providing leashes, harnesses, cooling vests, jackets, and other safety supplies like air horns, mushers secret paw protectant, and first aid kits. Rain or shine, you can find CITY DOGS out on the trails!