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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

Click here to purchase dog licenses.


Help us celebrate our first and only 2020 fundraising event with our
8th Annual (everything but) Photos with Santa Paws!!  
Due to the pandemic, we won't be doing actual photos this year
but we are still coming with all the trimmings!
Raffle Baskets, 50/50, Limited Edition sweatshirts & Santa Sacks!

Raffle tickets sold in house or online at:


The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is currently open to the public with some restrictions for visiting.  If you are just looking to browse available dogs please click 'Adopt Me' above.

  • Hours - The shelter has amended hours until further notice. Please note we will not be showing dogs after 3:45 p.m. daily. The additional time after closing will be used to clean and disinfect the building.
  • Tues thru Sat 10:30am-4:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Closed Mondays
  • Visitors - All visitors must follow these guidelines to enter.  Refusal to adhere to these guidelines will result in denial to enter.
  • All visitors must wear a mask for the entire time they are in the building
  • All visitors are subject to a health screening which includes having your temperature taken and answer a couple questions
  • We will be limiting the number of visitors/parties in the building.  Parties can not be greater than four (4) people
  • Any children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • Follow all social distancing measures including directional signs in the main kennel,  waiting in line to enter, and in the common areas
  • Only visit if you are serious about adopting.  You can view our dogs on this page by clicking 'Adopt Me'
  • Visitors will be limited to viewing only two (2) per visit to the shelter
  • We will be disinfecting between visitors, therefore we ask that everyone be patient
  • Adoptions - All adoptions are will remain first come, first serve
  • Donations - We are accepting donations, but ask that you leave them against the building by the front doors.  We will bring them in after you drop off 
  • Payments -Whenever possible we'd ask that clients use credit cards for payments and restrict the use of cash as much as possible.


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The Friends of the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter recognizes that sometimes you may need a little help feeding your four legged friends. In an effort to keep pet owners from having to make a tough decision between feeding their family or feeding their pets, the FCCAS has established a Pet Food Pantry to help those in need. If you need assistance or would like to donate to the pantry, please click here.


To Donate online: Click here


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 dogs. Their emergency COVID-19 response grant has allowed us to ensure that all our temporary foster families have crates for foster dogs as they adjust in their new homes. During this unprecendanted and difficult time, we could not be thankful enough for their support.

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 ...

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Thank you to Maddie's Fund for helping us implement canine training programs to help make our dogs more adoptable and spend less time in the shelter! We appreciate all you do for shelter dogs!

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:

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

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Adopt A Spot - Become a Cage Sponsor!

Holiday Special!!
Cage Sponsorships are now 25% off through Jan. 1st!
Perfect gift for the animal lover, birthdays, businesses and in honor/memory of a person or pet!

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, Wallen, Weinhold, Medical Mutual of Strongsville, Bradley, Bartos, Gambert/Stolarski, Dora, Zarawitz, Pruchnicki, Madeley, Dowling & Vojtush, Koning Family, Mazzolini Family, Barklyn Heights Dog Daycare, Meade Family & Lakeland Electric.

Thank you to our generous 2019 cage sponsors:
Keith D. Weiner & Assoc., Joe Holcomb, Echo Health Inc.; 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