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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

Effective Saturday, January 23, 2020 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











Last days to purchase our 2020 Limited Edition CCAS Sweatshirts! Limited availability in sizes Medium & Small only.

These do not shrink and we are unable to process refunds. Please allow for longer than usual shipping times.


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woman smiling with dog THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED IN THE PETCO HOLIDAY WISHES CAMPAIGN!

Through your sharing and voting for Honey & Amanda's story, we are so pleased to announce that the shelter received TWO grants! One for $5000 and the Voter's Choice for $25,000 all to go towards our medical fund! This fund changes the lives of our pups and gives them that second chance to live out their best life.


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 ...




Thank you for your support and votes in helping us become one of the People's Choice Recipients! The www.PetcoFoundation.org 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: www.petcofoundation.org/yuri


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!




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