Division of Animal Care & Control

New City Kennel Groundbreaking Ceremony

On June 7th, Mayor Frank G. Jackson hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art City Kennel. The $6 million facility will house the Division of Animal Care & Control and provide a new home for the popular “City Dogs” Adoption Program. The kennel and expanded staff are both part of the mayor’s enhanced budget.

  • Holiday Hops for Hearts to Benefit the Plankton Fund CITY DOGS Cleveland

    At the 3rd annual Holiday Hops for Hearts benefitting The Plankton Fund, there will be a multitude of exciting silent auction and raffle baskets in addition to a variety of snacks from local Cleveland favorites and delicious beer from Forest City Brewery. CITY DOGS Cleveland relies on donations from this event to provide medical care to heartworm positive dogs at the City of Cleveland Kennel.

  • 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.