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Volunteer with dog

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

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. (See the home page for the dates.)

A team of volunteers assist the shelter with many activities that we would be unable to accomplish otherwise.

These include:

  • Bathing and grooming  
  • Dog Walking
  • Enrichment programs
  • Fund-Raising Events
  • Promotional Booth Work
  • Working with our Junior Volunteers

Donate These Items
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Dish Detergent
  • Dog Treats
  • Dry Dog Food (cannot be opened)
  • Food Scoops
  • Hand Sanitizer (Purrell)
  • Large Kong Type Toys
  • Leashes
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Nail Clippers
  • Nylon Collars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pill Pockets (for meds)  
*Can be dropped off at shelter or any event locations

If you have some free time to spare and love animals, helping our homeless canines can be a rewarding experience. Call our volunteer coordinator at 216-525-4824 or check out the Help Us section for other ways that you can help.