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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

What's Happening?

Interested in becoming a Volunteer: Click Here,
The new volunteer orientation starts July 7, 2018

To Donate online: Click here

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Frustrated with traffic? This heat making you grumpy? Bad day at work? Take it out on us!
Save the date for August 15th and come out to Lakewood’s Around the Corner Saloon and join the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter and Dunk for Dollars. Take out your frustrations and help raise some money by dunking staff, volunteers and their friends all to support CCAS dogs. The festivities start around 5:30pm and include raffle baskets, a 50/50 and limited edition CCAS gear.

2018 Dog Licenses! It's the law!

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Licenses available all year long!!

To purchase a dog license online, click here.


We want to send our sincerest thanks to the Petfinder Foundation for an amazing experience! Deputy Amanda was able to participate in the Dogs Playing for Life  Mentorship to advance her playgroup knowledge and handling skills. All this training will be put to good use here at our Unleashed Playgroup Program! Petfinder's generosity and dedication to playgroups made this all possible. Our dogs, staff and volunteers all love this program so we 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.

Notice our fees have changed

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 2018 cage sponsors:
Barklyn Heights Dog Daycare & Boarding; Cole Eye Institute-Hillcrest Office, Marcia Van Horn; Rakuten OverDrive, Aurelia Nutaitis in memory of Henry Baracz & Al and Rachel Dunleavy, Pamela Meade in honor of the Gatt Family, The John A. Dora Family- to all Past Present and Future Shelter Dogs, Anita & Benson Stokar in honor of all CCAS Dogs, Mark & Debbie Jaye, Susan Daris- For my baby Lexi, In memory of Olivia, Cobbie & Marmie, In loving memory of Wilson the Wonder Dog., a CCAS Alum- from Brian, his best friend, The Feher family- In loving memory of Jack Feher, Brian & Sarah McClain, Balloon Crew in memory of our beloved pets, Baron & Clyde, Delaine Pavisich in memory of Maximus & Ruger, The Blumenthal Family, The Weseloh Family- In honor of our wonderful and beautiful Misty; a CCAS alumni, Andrea Hogben In memory of Luigi & Rocoo, Shaun & Katie Parker, Don Williams in memory of Penny, Midnight, Buddy, Spalding & Nutmeg, The Palcos Family in memory of Rosie, Chemtrade Logistics, Susan & Steve Hansler- In honor of Leah, Jenny and Phoebe Hansler, Scott & Christine Kitson- In memory of Perry, Robby & Vanessa Tagliarina- In memory of Skuffles, Lakeland Electric Inc. - In memory of Tony, Lisa Lesko- In honor of Barb & Jerry Taylor, Brian & Sarah McClain, Karyn & Chris Mazzolini - The former rest stop of Beau DeWayne, the greatest Beagle of all time.  In memory of Bozley., Renee Shirley - In memory of Gene Berger, Larry & Brenda Theurer and their four footed family, Allison Maynard - In honor of Cooper Maynard, Applewood Grooming of Broadview Heights, Anne Waller, Medical Mutual of Strongsville, Bedford High School and Supe's Troop, Kirkbrides Wedding Planning, Elizabeth St. Andrassy in Memory of Bill Andrassy, Medical Mutual of Strongsville 

Thank you to our generous 2017 cage sponsors:
Barkly Becky Bynum & Phil Calabrese, Rosewood Stables, Deborah Hosko - In Memory of Judy Nejman, Lisa & Jim Taras- in Memory of Pepper and her son Squeakers, Raju & Anita Modi in memory of Todo; Bonnie & Jon Weseloh - In honor of Maggie Mae - a CCAS alumni; The Boris Family - In memory of Olive; The attorney's and staff at Walter/Haverfield LLPBrian & Sarah McClain - In Memory of Furby, Delaine Pavisich, Susan Daris - In Honor of Lexi - the Love of my Life.  Adopted from CCAS in 2008, Phix Salon Suites Stylists, Allison Maynard - In honor of Cooper- alumnus of the CCAS, The Gatt Family, Donald Williams - In memory of Nutmeg & Spalding, Jim & Maureen Palcos - In memory of Rosie, ​Chemtrade Logistics, AirForce One, Rob Tagliarina & Vanessa Binion - In memory of Skuffles, Anonymous, The Cramer Family - In memory of Lily, Medical Mutual Strongsville Employees, Anita Stokar - In honor of all Adopters, Anne Whalen - In memory of McDuff & Max, Karyn & Chris Mazzolini - In honor of Bozley, The Vittardi Family - In memory of Tony, Susan & Steve Hansler - In Honor of Leah, Jenny & Phoebe Hansler, CCAS Staff & Volunteers - In recognition & sincere gratitude to the "Leash Lady", Tamie Calich, Jeff, Lindy & Aaron Seetch - In memory of Abbey, Jeff & Terry Cline - In memory of Charlie Brown, Tony & Jackie Amato - In memory of Knuckles & Smuckers, Samantha Casey - In loving memory of Marci, Friends of Cathy Dec - In her loving memory, Anonymous - In memory of Porsche, Darwin Dogs - Because BSL sucks, Paul Katz & Lisa Arnson- In memory of Abe & Louie Weener and In Honor of Eli & Benny Weener, Holly Hirsel- In memory of Mathew and Charlotte, with wishes that all find loving homes, Woodmen Life #6099, Embrace Pet Insurance-We're more than insurance, because they're more then pets.