The City of Cleveland would like to thank all those who participated in the Food, Supply, and Adoption Drive last Saturday at the Cleveland Kennel. The Kennel estimates that they received approximately ten van loads of dry dog and puppy food, canned dog food, blankets, towels, leashes, collars, and flea medication. As a result of the adoption drive, two dogs were adopted on site and an additional ten more were identified for adoption when they become available.
“The need to find these dogs a good home has never been higher,” said Chief Animal Control Officer John Baird. “If you visit the Kennel to adopt a dog, our employees and volunteers are more than willing to help you find a pet that matches your needs and personality.”
Below is a short guide explaining how you can adopt a dog at the City of Cleveland Kennel:
- Come on down! The Cleveland Kennel “Dog Adoption and Pet Reclaiming” service is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
- Identify a Dog! One of our staff or helpful volunteers will be able to assist you in finding the perfect pet for you.
- Check the status of the dog! Many dogs in the Cleveland Kennel are strays waiting for their owner to reclaim them. Stray dogs require a 3-day waiting period in order to give an owner adequate time to search for their lost pet. Dogs with current identification currently have a 14 day waiting period and dogs involved in legal matters are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- The current fee to adopt a dog from the Cleveland Kennel is $61.00 dollars. The fee includes: your new pet, spay and neutering services, licenses, microchips, and the first round of vaccinations. Currently; the rabies vaccination is not administered at the Kennel and is therefore not included in the adoption fee. City ordinance requires that the dog be spayed or neutered before its release from the kennel.