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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.

KNOW A DOG WITHOUT A LICENSE? CALL OUR TIP-LINE 216-525-4828


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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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 



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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, 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.