Adopt from the Cleveland APL

Our building remains closed to the general public, however, we are offering limited services by appointment only. If you are considering adopting a pet, please visit our Adoptable Animals page. Once you find an animal that you want to learn more about, please fill out a virtual adoption survey and an adoption associate will call you to discuss next steps over the phone. A link to the survey can be found in the biography of each individual animal.

Due to call volume, we will not be able to accommodate phone calls about specific animals until you have completed the online adoption survey.  We are also currently unable to accommodate any walk-ins or in-person browsing. 

Our adoption hours are 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  Please note that we are only able to assist clients by appointment at this time.

All services require face-coverings, including those that take place curbside. 

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