Adopt from the Cleveland APL

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. 

At the Cleveland APL, there is an opportunity to make happily ever afters for animals in need every day. We have many wonderful dogs, cats, and small mammals that are waiting for their new families to take them home.

5,945 animals were adopted in 2018!

The Cleveland APL — Where Happy Happens