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Shelter Info

Tues thru Sat 10:30am-4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Closed Mondays

Thank You!
For adopting more than 9,600
homeless dogs,puppies since our new
Valley View shelter opened in 2002!

 Adopt Me! Have you lost your dog? Dog Licenses Donate

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Click here to purchase dog licenses.


Visiting the Shelter

The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is open to the public with restrictions. Please read below:

  • Each visitor must have their temperature taken prior to entry.
  • Masks are required at ALL times while in the building.
  • Dogs are first come, first serve.
  • Visitors may only view two (2) dogs per visit.
  • Groups are limited to four (4) visitors at one time; no visitors under 18 without parental supervision.
  • Wait times may be longer during peak times and weekends.

If you are purchasing a dog license or looking to reclaim a lost pet, you do not have to wait to come in.

If you are dropping off a donation, we thank you! Please place your donation by the front doors and we will come out and retrieve them after you leave, to allow safe social distancing.

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  • 100 hours of animal handling experience
  • 21 years or older
  • Valid driver's license


Posting closes January 31, 2022.


cage plaqueCage Sponsorships

These make the perfect holiday gift for friends, loved ones and businesses. They remain on the kennel for one year and at that time, they will be returned to you. The money raised from these sponsorships directly benefits out Best Friend's Medical Fund.

Interested in becoming a Volunteer: Click Here 

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