Cleveland Animal Protective League
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
1729 Willey Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:The APL is the humane society for Cuyahoga County. As such, we operate a facility that shelters animals that can no longer be cared for by their families. We also play a critical role for the cats in our community because we are the only agency that will accept an abandoned cat without an appointment.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, the APL is an independent nonprofit agency that is not funded or controlled by any local government or national animal welfare agency.
About Our Shelter:The Cleveland Animal Protective League's mission is to foster compassion and end animal suffering. Incorporated in 1913, we are an independent, nonprofit humane society located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood.
As a 501(c)(3) agency, we are not funded or controlled by any government or national animal welfare organization. Our animal shelter, services, and programs are made available through fundraising, donations, foundation and corporate support, and service fees.
We are committed to 100 percent placement of adoptable animals and envision a time when every friendly, healthy, homeless animal in our community can be cared for until a new family is found.
The Cleveland APL provides shelter to homeless animals relinquished by their guardians, animals that are rescued from abuse or neglect, and stray or abandoned cats.
Our Adoption Process:Visit Our Shelter!
Feel free to look around, spend some time, and fall in love. Once you decide to adopt, you will have an opportunity to meet with a knowledgeable member of our staff who will give you information on the history and needs of that animal, and his/her feeding and exercise requirements. You can ask your adoption counselor any questions about house-training, training classes, scratching (in cats), introducing your new pet, veterinary care, how to deal with fleas, or anything else you can think of!
Adopter must be 18 years or older
Provide a driver's license or state issued identification
Our goal is to place animals as primarily household companions and to match you with an animal that fits your lifestyle
Our adoption fees vary based upon an animal's species, breed, and training.
When you adopt a feline or canine from the Cleveland APL, your Adoption Package includes:
Initial Vaccines - DETAILS
Treatment for worms and fleas
Collar and APL Tag
Post-Adoption Health Exam Donated by a Local Veterinarian
Cat/Kitten Adoptions Include a Travel Box
Dog/Puppy Adoptions Include a Leash
Species-specific Portfolio with a wealth of information about your new pet.