Cleveland Kennel Offers Reduced Adoption Fees Now Through July 8

The City of Cleveland’s Division of Animal Care & Control has 90 dogs ready to be adopted into forever homes. The number of dogs at the city kennel increases following the Fourth of July holiday when pets run away from home frightened by fireworks.

The normal $61 fee will be reduced to just $21 this extended weekend only – now through Sunday, July 8. All adoptable dogs are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered, and come with a Cuyahoga County license. Normal adoption processes and policies will be followed during the ‘Summer of Love’ reduced fee event.

“The Fourth of July is one of the busiest days of the years for us because so many dogs run away during celebrations and fireworks,” said Michelle Harvanek, Adoption/Volunteer Coordinator. “We are already quite full and expect to fill up even more during the coming days, so we are hoping to find homes for dogs ready to be adopted.”

The Division is also encouraging owners to look at the kennel if their pet goes missing. Missing dog listings are posted here and updated regularly.

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed at or at the kennel, located at 2690 W. 7 St. Regular open hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. Walk in adoptions are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Make an appointment to meet with an Adoption Counselor by emailing or by calling the adoption hotline at 216-664-3476.