Show Your Support

Despite their shaky start, the Cleveland APL gave Less, Larri and Darwin the happy endings they so deserved. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without your help! Read their stories and learn how you can show your support to the Cleveland APL.

Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt Indoor Dog Walk

Join us for a “doggone good time” at Q104’s 3rd annual Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt indoor dog walk sponsored by the PUP Program at Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to benefit Cleveland APL! Pups that attend will have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The dog walk will take place from 6:30 to […]

Pucks and Paws

It’s back again! The Lake Erie Monsters invite all four-legged friends and their “people” to the 7th Annual Pucks & Paws event at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday, March 8. The Monsters will be playing the Chicago Wolves, and face off is at 3 p.m.

Pets of the Week

Meet Terrance and Hero, our Pets of the Week! Terrance is waiting for a home at our adoption center in Tremont, while Hero is waiting to meet his 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.