Cleveland Animal Care & Control Joins ASPCA’s #FindYourFido Campaign

Monday, October 2, 2017

CLEVELAND — This October, during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Cleveland Animal Care & Control will participate in the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) national Find Your Fido initiative to raise awareness about homeless animals and help find safe, loving homes for dogs in the community. 

To encourage local supporters to #FindYourFido, Cleveland Animal Care & Control will showcase adoptable CITY DOGS on social media and at community events. To find out where you can meet a CITY DOG during the month of October, visit our Facebook page. 

The ASPCA estimates that approximately 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year, where they sit waiting to be adopted into a loving home. The ASPCA #FindYourFido campaign is designed to expand the digital exposure for animals in shelters across the country and raise awareness about the many benefits of adopting a pet. During the month of October, Fido – a cardboard cutout ambassador for adoptable dogs in every city – will be crisscrossing the country to illustrate how easy it is to picture a shelter pet in your daily life and encourage animal adoption. Cleveland Animal Care & Control currently has more than 80 dogs awaiting adoption while several others are in foster care in need of forever homes.

“We are excited to participate in the ASPCA’s Find Your Fido initiative during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month,” said Michelle Harvanek, Adoption/Volunteer Coordinator. “We hope our local supporters will come out to visit our shelter and help us spread the word that pet adoption should be everyone’s first choice when it comes to finding your next Fido."   

CITY DOG owners agree.

"We love our CITY DOG, Bijou. We can't imagine life without her - she is part of ‘home’ and has completed our family,” said Isabella Esler, who adopted Bijou in 2016. “She makes me happy each and every day and I am so glad we found each other. I encourage anyone else looking to add a four-legged friend to their family to check out the wonderful CITY DOGS at Cleveland Animal Care & Control." 

Adoptable CITY DOGS can be viewed at or at the kennel, located at 2690 W. 7th St. Open hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday noon-2 p.m. 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. CITY DOGS will be moving into a new home soon. Learn more about the new city kennel by clicking here.

If you aren’t ready to adopt but want to help, Cleveland Animal Care & Control is always looking for volunteers, foster homes, and always in need of donations. For information, email 

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About CITY DOGS Cleveland

CITY DOGS is a program of Cleveland Animal Care and Control.   The CITY DOGS mission is to increase adoptions from the City Kennel by changing the image of the pit bull-type dogs who make up the majority of the kennel population, by preparing all adoptable dogs in the kennel for lives in loving homes and by creating as many opportunities as possible for the public to meet and get to know our dogs for the terrific pets they are meant to be. The $61 adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, a microchip, Cuyahoga County license, and vaccines.