Only 1 Week Left to Enter our Pet Calendar Contest!

You know your pet is adorable, so why not show all of Northeast Ohio, too? Enter your pet’s photo in our Pet Calendar Contest! The entry fee is $25 per photo and your pet is guaranteed to be included on the pages of the APL’s 2016 calendar. Click to learn more!

Become a Foster Care Volunteer!

Every year, more than 1,500 kittens, puppies, cats, dogs and small mammals need to receive care through our Foster Care Program. Help save a life and become a Cleveland APL Foster Care volunteer.

Join Us on Our Journeys at the Cleveland APL

Every animal who comes through our doors is as unique as their story. One thing these animals all have in common, though, is that their lives were changed for the better after coming to the Cleveland APL. Click to read the stories of Collida, Bruce, and Cinders.

Pets of the Week

Meet Zeta and Allie, our Pets of the Week! Zeta is waiting for a home at our adoption center in Tremont, while Allie is waiting to meet her future family at our PetSmart Charities® Everyday Adoption Center! Click to learn more about our Pets of the Week!


Since we receive no government funding, the Cleveland Animal Protective League relies on generous financial supporters like you to make a difference in the lives of the animals we shelter, rescue, and provide assistance to.

Programs & Services

At the Cleveland APL, we offer a variety of programs and services, such as our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program. Learn all about the APL’s programs and services.


The Cleveland Animal Protective League has been making happily ever after since 1913! Meet your new best friend at the Cleveland APL!


Our volunteers are invaluable! They are the heart of our organization and are vital team members who help us to achieve the impossible, fulfill our mission, inspire us to be our best, and advocate for animals and their care.


AdoptWe have been creating “happily ever afters” at the Cleveland APL since 1913. Begin your adoption journey by viewing all of our animals that are currently available for adoption and find your new best friend!


SupportSince we receive no government funding, we rely on generous financial supporters to make a difference in the lives of the animals for whom we care for. There are also many other ways you can make a difference, including becoming a volunteer.

Programs & Services

Programs & Ser vicesWe offer many life-saving programs and services for Northeast Ohio’s homeless animals including Humane Investigations, Animal Admissions, Animal Welfare Clinic, Trap-Neuter-Return Program, Foster Care Program, and much more!


EventsAll year long, we work to support our mission to foster compassion and end animal suffering by hosting a variety of fund-raiser events including our annual gala, Cold Noses, Warm Hearts (Fur Ball), Q104’s Pledge for Pets Radiothon, and WKYC Fur-Get-Me-Not Telethon.