Cleveland, Tennessee - Pet Adoption

Cleveland Underdog Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Cleveland, Ohio.
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This has tremendously improved the dogs’ quality of life and adopt-ability while waiting to be adopted at C.A.C.C. through the City Dogs adoption program! Friends of the Cleveland Kennel invested over $16,000 towards building play yards to make this program possible. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and The Petfinder Foundation, we were able to do this for the animals in need at animal control.

Cleveland Animal Care & Control has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Visit our web site to download an adoption application. Fill out the application and return it to the Sanctuary. We check your references, review your application, and contact you by phone for an interview. We will arrange a meeting at our Adoption & Education Center in Cleveland with the dog of your choice. Once you have decided on the dog, we schedule a home visit. If approved, you can make arrangements to pick up your new best friend as soon as possible. Ask us about our senior dogs for senior people adoption program. Cleveland Animal Control has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Cleveland, Texas.
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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.* Certain animals may have higher or lower adoption fees. See Adoption Associates for details. All cats and dogs adopted from the Cleveland APL are altered (spayed or neutered), examined by a veterinarian, have received age appropriate, preliminary vaccinations, and have been treated for fleas and worms. Dogs six months and older have been tested for heartworm and given an initial preventative treatment. All cats and kittens have been tested for FeLV, FIV and heartworm.Our group is dedicated to the rescue of pets in Northeastern Ohio. Our mission is to rescue stray and/or abused cats and dogs and place them in good homes. It is a PAWS policy to adopt animals to responsible homes only in the greater Cleveland area. We provide medical care to rescued animals and foster them in our own homes. We also make sure that they are spayed or neutered so that they do not continue the cycle of births that result in more pets than homes. The advantage of adopting a fostered animal is that we know all about our adoptable pets! They have lived with us and we know their personalities, habits, likes and dislikes. We can help you find the perfect companion for your home and lifestyle! We are a no kill organization (the only time we euthanize is on the advice of a vet in order to end suffering where no hope of recovery exists). Everything we do is out of love for the animals. We have a special place in our hearts for the bully breeds and LOVE pitbulls, but will take in any four-legged of any breed. We made a commitment to The Cleveland Animal Control to rescue pit bulls from death row. When able, we also pull from pounds in southern Ohio or take in owner surrenders or strays. We appropriately vet them and get them healthy. Most are underweight, neglected or abused. Some have major health concerns - heartworm, orthopedic issues, etc. We are funded by ourselves & by the generous donations of others. The adoption fees help cover the pets' vet bills (spay/neuter, vaccinations, etc) and allow us to continue to save other dogs. In addition to fostering and placing homeless animals we help network any animal in need.