We are still closed to the general public, but are doing some adoptions virtually. Instructions are listed with each animal’s profile, so please follow those guidelines. Adoptions are being handled on a first come, first served basis via email only for clients able to adopt right away; holds will not be offered. We appreciate your understanding that, due to our limited staffing at this time, we are unable to accommodate phone calls inquiring about individual animals.  

NOTE: Our team is slowly beginning to phase in adoptions and we are not quite ready to begin canine adoptions. Please keep an eye on our website which is updated in real time. Dog photos will be added to our site when we can begin canine adoptions again.

Our hours will be 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, closed on Sunday.  Please note that we are only able to assist clients by appointment at this time. 

If you are a Cleveland resident with an urgent animal care need or are in need food or other supplies for your pet as a result of COVID-19, please contact us at 216-255-5012 or 216-771-4616 x 0 for assistance. 

Hours and Locations

The Cleveland Animal Protective League is located at 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio in the historic Tremont area.

Shelter Adoption Center Hours

Monday-Friday – 11 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday – Noon to 4 pm

Animal Admission Center Hours

Monday – Friday – 11 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday – Closed

affoGATO Cat Cafe

Visit their website for cafe specific hours

Cat Lounge Hours

Monday & Tuesday – Closed for Cat Naps
Wednesday – Friday – 8:30am-1:30pm & 4pm-8pm
Saturday – 8:30am-8pm
Sunday: 8:30am-4pm

761 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113



Telephone Contact Information

Main Telephone Adoptions Supervisor Humane Investigations
216-771-4616 216-771-8819 216-377-1630
Director of Development Admissions Volunteer Manager
216-344-1353 216-771-8825 216-377-1627
Euthanasia Services Foster Care Coordinator Spay/Neuter – TNR Hotline
216-771-8825 216-771-4616, ext. 181 216-377-1624
Spay/Neuter Supervisor Fax Telephone
216-377-1624 216-771-2810

General Contact

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