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Help Cuyahoga County’s Stray and Abandoned Dogs

Current Needs

Become a volunteer at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter! Click here to download the Volunteer Application. You can bring the application with you to the next orientation or email the completed application to Cindy, Volunteer Coordinator, at   or  call Cynthia at 216 525-4824.

Click here to see the dates for orientation to become a volunteer.

Positions available:

  • Walking Buddy (socialize with dogs, walk, clean up after dog, light cleaning and upkeep)
  • Groom Mate (bathe dogs, *groom,*nail trims, light cleaning, *Must have experience in grooming or animal care)
  • Events/Fundraiser Friend (promote kennel and adoptable dogs as well as events)          
  • Office Pal (range of duties includes clerical, greeter, light cleaning)
  • Community Companion (non- dog handling, geared for those needing service hours or just wanting to be there for the dogs – long or short term)

We ask for a commitment of 6 hours minimum a month,

 Days and Times Available.






Other (for events)















Donate These Items

· Ice Cube Trays
· Wax Paper
· Laundry Detergent
· Bleach
· Dish Detergent
· Liquid Hand Soap
· Hand Sanitizer (Purrell)
· Large Kong Type Toys
· Peanut Butter
· Dry Dog Food (cannot be opened)
· Canned Dog Food
· Dog Treats
· Pill Pockets (for meds)

*Can be dropped off at shelter or any event locations