Mayor Jackson Invites Community to City of Cleveland Kennel Grand Opening

Join Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Public Safety Director Michael McGrath, Council President Kevin J. Kelley, City Councilman Matt Zone, members of City Council and Kennel Manager Colleen Siedlecki for the grand opening of the new state-of-the-art City of Cleveland Kennel. A ribbon cutting and tours will be held on March 7 at 10:30 a.m. at 9203 Detroit Rd.

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Additional tours of the $7.3 million facility are free and open to the public Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Grand opening tour dates and times are:

  • Thursday 11 a.m. 4 p.m. – last tour is at 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. -3 p.m.  – last tour is at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. -3 p.m. – last tour is at 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. -3 p.m. – last tour is at 2:30​​ p.m.

The new kennel houses up to 150 animals for daily operations, but may accommodate 200 animals in emergencies. The facility is designed primarily for dogs but it can also accommodate other animals.

The facility is open 24 hours per day for staff and accommodates more than 40 employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The building meets all ‘Green’ standards and sits on a 4.8 acre environmentally-remediated site, formerly an aluminum foundry. The state-of-the-art facility offers flexibility, efficiency, use of natural light, fresh air, and indoor/outdoor connections.

Learn more about the City of Cleveland Kennel at:

To learn more about the dogs available for adoption, visit

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