Cleveland Kennel Celebrates “DOGtoberfest” Throughout Entire Month of September

The City of Cleveland Kennel and the Cleveland Animal Control Volunteers are celebrating DOGtoberfest throughout the entire month of September with reduced adoption fees and a special promotion from TownHall restaurant in Ohio City. All month long at the city kennel, adoption fees are reduced to only $40.00 dollars.  In addition to the reduced fees, TownHall Restaurant in Ohio City will be offering a $20 gift card for any adoption through the city kennel during the month of September as part of DOGtoberfest!

To view a list of adoptable dogs from the Cleveland Animal Control Volunteer’s Facebook page, click here. 


The adoption 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.

Chief Animal Control Officer Edward Jamison  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.

Cleveland Animal Control’s mission is to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals in the city of Cleveland by enforcing City animal ordinances and by referring low cost spay/neuter services for Cleveland residents.