Division of Animal Care & Control

Friends of Cleveland Kennel Hosts Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center Grand Opening

Themed Saving Lives One Wet Nose at a Time, the Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel recently held a Neighborhood Pets Outreach and Resource Center Grand Opening on East 65th Street in the heart of the Slavic Village Neighborhood.  In honor of this special occasion, Cleveland Councilman Anthony Brancatelli (Ward 12) presented a resolution for the opening event. Through the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) program and services, many pets find happy and nurturing homes. Adoptable dogs can be seen online here, and information and assistance is available at 216.505.5853

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment

  • Lost and Found Pet Listings

     Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango.

  • View Adoptable Kennel Pets Online

    There are some great adoptable dogs at the Cleveland Kennel that would make wonderful additions to local families. Full details- including images, safer assessment results and some videos- can be seen by clicking on their pictures.

  • Animal Protection League Trap-Neuter-Return Program for Stray Cats and Kittens

    Feral and free-roaming cats are the largest contributors to the cat overpopulation crisis. Those caring for strays are invited to take advantage of APL services! For only $10 the program includes spay or neuter surgery, ear-tipping, rabies vaccination, and FVRCP vaccination. Humane traps are available for $5.

Our Mission

To provide the necessary medical and general care to the dogs and cats in need at the Cleveland City Kennel, while working to reduce intake and save lives by providing affordable resources and education to Cleveland residents.


Founded in 2003, Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel is dedicated to saving the lives of the animals at the Cleveland Kennel, and helping to reduce intake by providing services to pet owning residents of Cleveland. These efforts include medical care, supplies, adoptions, outreach, and free services for pet owners in Cleveland.