My name is Strudel!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Strudel
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Cleveland Animal Care & Control

Facts about Strudel

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Foster Home
Strudel is currently in a foster home. To schedule a meet, contact

Strudel is as delightfully sweet as her name implies. She has never met a stranger and happily accepts cuddles and belly rubs from people of all ages! She is scrumptiously snuggly and would love to binge-watch all your favorite TV shows with you. She loves going on walks around the neighborhood and exploring the local parks, though if you pause in one spot too long, Strudel has a penchant for flopping down and frog-legging it out in the middle of the trail! Studel loves the simple things in life - sunshine, treats, belly rubs, the great outdoors (as long as it's not too cold or rainy), and snuggling the day away.

Strudel was one of the shelter's longer residents before becoming part of the Adoption Ambassador foster program. She is doing fantastic in her foster home! She is a very low maintenance house guest who is already house trained. While she is full of ridiculous, adorable snorts, groans, and snores, she almost never barks. She does well left home alone, though she does like to have a peanut butter-stuffed Kong to pass the time. She is doing great with her foster sister - Strudel completely lights up with big smiles and tag wags when she sees her! Strudel gets along best with gentle, calm dogs. Strudel is very people-oriented so she would do fine as an only dog, but certainly wouldn't mind a nice doggy sibling!

Strudel is also a cancer survivor! Shortly after coming to foster care, two small mammary masses were discovered. With funding through Friends of the Cleveland Kennel, Strudel was able to have the surgery she needed. We found out that one of her masses was benign and the other was a grade II mast cell tumor that had spread into two lymph nodes. Thankfully, the vet was able to remove all of the abnormal tissue and Strudel is now cancer-free and doing amazing. Many dogs never see a second tumor after the first, but this is something that she could see again months or years down the line. The grade and unusual location for this type of tumor make it hard to predict. So, Strudel may need a little more veterinary care than a "typical" dog - easy because Strudel LOVES visiting the vet! And her adopter will need to vigilant about checking her for lumps and bumps - easy to do because she LOVES massages and belly rubs! Strudel also has some scar tissue on her body from skin allergies that were left untreated in her life before City Dogs, but she is finally getting some relief and we are working with the vet to find a treatment plan that works for her.

Strudel is a happy-go-lucky dog who has a lot to give. She needs someone who will be committed to her and who will see her for the absolute gem she is. Coming home to her will be the silver lining to your bad days. She loves to gaze at you with her big brown eyes and nuzzle her little face into yours. She has such a tremendously tender heart. When I think about Strudel's defining characteristics, what I keep coming back to are her unfaltering spirit and her amazing capacity to love. Her past may have been imperfect, but she lives in the moment and finds delight all around her. She would be a wonderful addition to a family - she just needs a special person to take a chance on her...

About Cleveland Animal Care & Control

About Our Shelter...

Cleveland Animal Care & Control (CACC) AKA City of Cleveland Kennel is located at 2690 W. 7th St. Cleveland, OH 44113. Public hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am-3pm, and Sunday 12-2pm. CACC is part of the city’s Division of Public Safety headed by Michael McGrath, who reports to the mayor of Cleveland, Frank Jackson. It is a completely different entity from the Cleveland Animal Protective League (the APL) or the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (the County). It is a holding facility, whose mission is to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals in the city of Cleveland by enforcing City animal ordinances and by referring low cost spay/neuter services for Cleveland residents. Impounded dogs are held for 3-14 days for their owners to reclaim them. Highly adoptable dogs are transferred to either the Cleveland APL (1729 Willey Ave., Cleveland) or the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (9500 Sweet Valley Dr., Valley View) for adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

Here's a little about how things work:
Most of our Available City Dogs are looking for a foster home, as the kennel has only a very limited adoption program (restricted to dogs who are spayed/neutered). A City Dog that is not available for adoption would need to become the responsibility of a rescue (after they agree) in order to leave the kennel. So, we will need to connect you with a rescue in your area in order to go through the process to foster. Once the dog is in the foster home and fully vetted, there is always the option to adopt the dog directly from the rescue after he/she leaves the kennel. We have had many adopters that have partnered with rescues to save dogs from us. Since September 2011, we have successfully connected over 900 dogs with fosters and rescues. Many of those dogs are now in their forever home with their foster family. Many others were adopted by other families, and their foster home continued fostering for the rescue.

What does it mean to foster?
As City Dog Volunteers, our role is to link fosters to rescues. Once a dog is in a foster home, the rescue is responsible for seeing the dog through to adoption. This includes medical care and anything else the dog may need. If the dog does not work out in your home, he/she would have to go into boarding, which costs the rescue $20-30/day. Most rescues do not have the financial resources to cover that. Due to this, fostering is a big commitment. It requires the foster to be flexible and tolerant while a dog adjusts to a new home environment. Dogs need structure, exercise, and affection as they build trust in you and adjust to your home. We don't have any history or background on the dogs that come to CAC. The temperament test (SAFER) is a snapshot of who the dog is at that given time. The dog may exhibit different temperament issues after leaving the kennel and becoming comfortable in your home. If there are issues, a foster should be prepared to work with their foster dog through training(most rescues have a desired trainer they work with), at the cost to the rescue.

The possibility for the public to adopt directly from CACC depends on if a dog is healthy enough to be spayed or neutered. If a dog has kennel cough that is concerning to the kennel staff, they will likely require him or her to go through rescue (which could be a foster to adopt situation), get fully vetted, get 100% healthy, altered and then adopted. Direct adoptions must be in person so that you can complete the paperwork and pay the $61 fee in cash. That fee includes the spay/neuter, license, and a microchip. Dogs that need to be altered cannot be picked up from the kennel until after they have been spayed/neutered. The spay/neuter surgery is not scheduled until you have completed the adoption paperwork and been approved to adopt. So adopting an unaltered dog requires that you make two in-person trips to Cleveland Animal Control.

About Our Dogs: Our dogs are strays and we cannot make any guarantees with regard to behavior, temperament or health of any City Dog. We do not know what kind of home environment they were living in (i.e. with kids, other dogs or other cats), nor do we know if they are house trained. Everything we know about them is based on volunteer and staff observations. It is very hard to tell with certainty whether or not a dog will be good with kids, cats or another dog. If you have kids in the home or another dog, we do require that they be present for a meet and greet with the dog you are considering for adoption.

Heath/Vaccinations: Dogs that are adopted directly from the kennel need to go to your personal vet within 24 hours of leaving the kennel. They do have their DHPP and Bordetella vaccinations, are dewormed once and have a microchip. In addition, unfortunately many of the dogs do get kennel cough. This is not something that is contagious to people at all, but dogs that do have it will need to be on an antibiotic. Something for you to consider is whether this vetting is something that you would be comfortable doing and able to afford. It is a little different than adopting from a rescue. Rescues fully vet the dogs prior to adoption and then have slightly higher adoption fees.

Considerations: Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment. The cost of food, toys, veterinary care, grooming and other items can easily reach $400 or more per year. You must be prepared for house-training (potty training), and dealing with normal behavior problems such as chewing, barking, digging, etc. Things for you to consider include the financial and emotional commitments required in owning a dog.

Here is a little more information:
These dogs are at a municipal government holding facility. Dogs are held for 3-14 days depending on cause for intake while attempts to locate their are taken. There is no pull fee to rescues for unaltered dogs. In addition, dogs at the Kennel received their DHPP and Bordetella vaccinations, are dewormed, and microchipped. The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter and The Cleveland Animal Protective League pull from CAC several times a week. The dogs we list cannot go there due to age, sickness, injury, minor temperament issues, or usually solely based on their breed. We try our best to evaluate as many as we can, but the reality is that for every one you see listed there may be two others that are not evaluated. Until we shift the odds and also reduce intake numbers, this is all we can do. The Cleveland Kennel had over 4,000 intakes in 2014 alone.