All County buildings are currently closed to the public. Please visit our Online services page for resources and information. Cuyahoga County Justice Center, Juvenile Justice Center, Courthouse, and Board of Elections remain open for essential functions.

You are here: Home

Shelter Info
Tues, Wed & Sat 10:30am-4:30pm
Thur & Fri: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
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 Videos

At this current time, the shelter is closed to the visiting public. We will continue to provide care and enrichment to our dogs and provide safety to our community as it pertains to dangerous and injured dogs. During times of crisis, it is common for more animals to come displaced and fill our shelters. That being said, we would ask that the community consider the following guidelines:
  • Intake - For now we are only responding to emergency and partner pick ups, such as injured or menacing dogs. If a dog is loose in your community, we'd ask that you do your best to confine and hold that animal at your home. Call and give us all the information and we will create a lost record, 216-525-PUPS. Posting on social media is a great way to reunite lost dogs and owners.
  • Adopting - If you are seriously interested in adopting one of our dogs, we welcome the opportunity to match you with a new pet. With the current shelter in place order, we are holding off on adoptions for now. If there is a dog you are interested in adopting you can email us at and we will follow up with you once the order has been lifted.
  • Donations - Thank you for thinking of us! Unless we do a call out for a critically needed item, we'd ask that you hold donations for the future. We depend on your in-kind donations and certainly don't want to lose them, but we want to keep everyone safe, so we all can wait!
  • Payments - Whenever possible we'd ask that clients use credit for payments and restrict the use of cash as much as possible. Cards can be disenfected, cash is tougher.
  • Fosters - If you are interested in fostering one of our dogs during this time we would love to hear from you! Please email us at We just need to know a little about the number of people in your household, children, and resident pets. From there we will get in touch if we think there is a good fit for you.

The shelter continues to maintain our rigorous disinfection protocols for the animals and has put additional protocols in place for humans. We ask everyone to follow the guidelines set out by the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organizations to keep us all safe.



sketch of dogs and words 2020 Jog for Dogs

That's right! It's back! Our second annual JOG FOR DOGS 5K & 1 MILE FUN WALK!
September 20, 2020
Complete this form if you're interested in being a sponsor.
Stay tuned for more details on registration in the coming months!

To Donate online: Click here

Thank you for your support and votes in helping us become one of the People's Choice Recipients! The donated an additional $10,000 to our shelter which will help us continue to provide medical and behavioral practices that allow us to give our stray dogs a second chance at the life they deserve. #HolidayWishes
Read more about it here:

before and after of a thin dog
Autumn, a 5 year old pitbull came into CCAS as an emaciated stray weighing only 29 pounds.
With lots of love and care she put on the weight she needed, and quickly found a new wonderful home.
Considering donating to our Best Friends Medical Relief Fund and helping dogs like Autumn.

poster of shitzu dog that says Dog License

Click here to purchase dog licenses.


Interested in becoming a Volunteer: Click Here 

We want to send our sincerest thanks to the Petfinder Foundation for continuing to support CCAS and our Unleashed Playgroups! The PetFinder Foundation just approved a grant to renovate our play yards so that they are more efficient for our daily playgroups. Petfinder's continued generosity and dedication to playgroups and CCAS make this all possible. Our dogs, staff, and volunteers all elated. Thank you!


For the past 20 years, Petfinder has helped 25 million pets find their families through adoption. Search our extensive list of dogs, cats and other pets available for adoption and ...

Fox 8  Tune in to a live podcast with us and CCAS dogs featured every Friday at 1:45am on Fox8 News FaceBook page.

banner with photos of dogs that says Click to Donate  graphic that says Amazon Smile Order off our wishlist  blue box with a graphic of a thumbs up on the left that says Like Us On facebook   gradient yellow to purple camera graphic   graphic of blue bird

Adopt A Spot - Become a Cage Sponsor!


Cage Sponsorship plaques make a great gift for friends and family, in memoriam of a furry friend or show of support from local businesses. Plaques can be purchased in two sizes, 7 x 9 & 9 x 12.

Proceeds go into our Best Friend's Medical Relief Fund which serves to medically treat the sick and injured strays that come to our shelter. Order one both online or mail in your registration.

Click here to complete an Adopt a Spot Cage Sponsor Online Form

Click here to complete an Adopt A Spot Cage Sponsor Form

Thank you to our generous 2020 cage sponsors:
Heights Canine & The Derek-Kaesyen Family, Rick McGuiar, Lee Weswell, Cosgrove Family, Orlowski Family, Madley Family, Jaye Family, Ballas Family, Barbour Family, Bartos Family, Becka Family, Bradley Family, Chemtrade Logistics Inc., Freer Family, Gawell Family, Moore Family, Shehy Family, Suter Family, Weseloh Family, Bogatay Family, Chester Family, Stokar Family, Williams Family

Thank you to our generous 2019 cage sponsors:
Jim & Maureen Palcos, Don Williams in memory of Spaulding, Chemtrade Logistics, Barklyn Hts. Daycare, Shaun, Katie & Claire Parker, Don Williams in memory of Nutmeg, Rosewood Stables, John Dora Sr. & Family to all dogs past, present & future, Debra Hosko in memory of Judy Neiman, Karyn & Chris Mazzolini in memory of Rex, Anita orloski for 500+ Volunteer hours, The Gatt Family, For Edna, Spot, Zoro & Happy, Jill Voight in memory of Bear, Woodmen Life, iWeb Dynamics, :Lakeland Electric in memory of Tony, Don Williams in honor of Buddy, Marissa Konnig for Abby's boundless energy, Donna Wolf in memory of Jake, Don Williams in memory of Penny & Midnight, Joshua Zarowitz for Dr. Z's dogs and The Blumenthal Family, Jeff Seetch, Vicki Galecki, Anne Wallen, Samantha Casey, Heather Willams, Dora Family, Pamela Meade, Hogben Family, Widdows Family, Wiggers Family, Blumenthal Family, Carol Schulz