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If you have lost your dog here is some important information to help reunite you with your dog: 

When Looking for Your Lost Dog:

  1. Tell the staff at the front desk that you are looking for your lost dog.
  2. Walk through the main kennel to see if your dog is here and/or ask to be escorted through
    the rest of the building to see if your dog is here.
  3. If your dog is not here:
  • Please ask to complete a lost report.
  • Provide as many details as possible to identify your dog,and supply a picture if possible (lost reports are held for 14 days – if your dog is still missing, please notify the shelter.)
  • Check our adoptable dogs page regularly.  Dogs that are stray holds will be posted here.
  1. Stray dogs who come in with no tags are required by Ohio law to be held for a 72-hour stray hold prior to being made available for adoption.
  2. Stray dogs who come in with a current year license are placed on a 14-day hold prior to being made available for adoption.
  3. A 7-day “courtesy” hold can be placed on a dog with a license that isn’t current or if there is some other identifier that can be attempted to traced.
  • Post lost notices in your neighborhood.
  • Call your city’s animal control office (Police Department and/or Service Department). The Deputy can provide this information.
  • Contact emergency clinics and veterinarian offices.
  • Check our shelter at least every two days – you are the best person to identify your dog.

4. If your dog is here:

  • You must provide proof of Ownership
  • Pictures
  • Vet Records
  • Any other verifiable proof of ownership
  • The following fees will apply:
  1. Dog License (plus penalty if applicable), impound, housing and feeding, etc.
  2. Housing and feeding fees will be added daily for the length of the dog’s stay
  3. Cash, Credit Card of Check accepted. (We do not take American Express).

Other Places to Contact/Look for Your Dog

  • Cleveland APL - 1731 Willey Ave. - 216-771-4616
  • City of Cleveland Cleveland Kennels - 9023 Detroit Rd. - 216-664-3069
  • Pepperidge Kennels - 7368 Oakhill - 440-232-2964
  • Social Media pages (ie. Sam the Parrot, Cleveland Area Lost and Found Pets, your local community/police department pages or Cuyahoga County Lost and Found Pets,  just to name a few).
  • Critter Control - East Cleveland - 216-642-3044
  • Cleveland Zoo / Metropark Rangers