4th of July weekend fills Cleveland Kennel to capacity

Since Friday, July 4th, the resident population at the Cleveland Kennel has grown by 48 dogs – bringing the total to more than 150.  Chief Animal Control Officer Ed Jamison is working with partner kennels to find additional housing for the lost pets.

Chief Jamison also encourages Cleveland area residents who have lost their dogs to visit Cleveland’s kennel to check for their pets. The City of Cleveland Kennel is located at 2690 West 7th Street Cleveland, OH 44113 and is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Or, for those who are looking for a new fur-ever friend, please consider adoption.

Below is a short guide explaining how to adopt a dog at the City of Cleveland Kennel:

  1. Identify a Dog! One of our staff or helpful volunteers will be able to assist you in finding the perfect pet for you.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

About Daniel Williams

City of Cleveland, Ohio, Director of Media Relations

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