City Kennel to Host Pup-kin Spice in the Park Event

The City of Cleveland’s Division of Animal Care & Control is hosting an adoption event on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lincoln Park in the Tremont Neighborhood. The event, ‘Pup-kin Spice in the Park’, will feature adoptable dogs, music, food, dog-related local vendors, fall-themed decorations and fun. The City of Cleveland kennel is full, so now is a great time to add a four-legged friend to your family.

Adoption fees will be reduced to $41 on Nov. 4 and standard adoption procedures will be in place during the event.

“We look forward to this fun event to help find families for some of our lovable dogs,” said Michelle Harvanek, Shelter Operations Manager. “There will be several amazing dogs at the park ready to go home. Adoption Counselors will be onsite to help find the best fit for your family.”

The adoptable dogs that will attend the event will be announced the day prior on the CITY DOGS Facebook page. Every adoptable dog is vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered, and comes with a Cuyahoga County license. Normal adoption processes and policies will be followed during the reduced fee event. Potential adopters are asked to bring the whole family and any resident dogs. While potential adopters are encouraged to attend the event, the reduced fee also applies to dogs who are staying behind at the kennel that day.

Event participants for the day include Off the GRIDdle Food Truck, A Girl’s Best Friend Bakery, K9 Cleveland, Social Paws, PetSmart, Dog Life In CLE, Pet-Tique, McGraws Paws, Stay, and The Poo Pros. DJ Party Pana will be providing music for the day.

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed at or at the kennel, located at 2690 W. 7th St. Walk in adoptions are accepted, 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.

The kennel is open for walk-ins 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, and appointments can be made outside these hours.