Cleveland Kennel Seeks Homes for Needy Dogs

If you or somebody that you know is looking to add a family member to your home, you may find one at the City of Cleveland Kennel! The City of Cleveland Kennel is located at 2690 West 7th Street Cleveland, OH 44113 and is open for adoptions Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.


The City of Cleveland Kennel has many adoptable dogs in the shelter waiting to become part of a good home or family. Some of these dogs have been in the shelter for over a month waiting to be adopted or transferred to an available animal control rescue group. The kennel has a maximum capacity of 140 animal cages and currently over 100 of those cages are occupied. The Division of Animal Control takes in approximately 20 dogs per day; therefore, adoptions are crucial to kennel operations. “The need to find these dogs a good home has never been higher,” said Chief Animal Control Officer John Baird. “If you visit the kennel to adopt a dog, our employees and volunteers are more than willing to help you find a pet that matches your needs and personality.”

Here is a short guide explaining how to adopt a dog at the City of Cleveland Kennel:

  • Identify a Dog! One of our staff or helpful volunteers will be able to assist you in finding the perfect pet for you.
  • Check the status of the dog! Many dogs in the Cleveland Kennel are strays waiting for their owner to reclaim them. Stray dogs require a 3-day waiting period in order to give an owner adequate time to search for their lost pet. Dogs with current identification currently have a 14 day waiting period and dogs involved in legal matters are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • The current fee to adopt a dog from the Cleveland Kennel is $61.00 dollars. The fee includes: your new pet, spay and neutering services, licenses, microchips, and the first round of vaccinations. Currently; the rabies vaccination is not administered at the kennel and is therefore not included in the adoption fee. City ordinance requires that the dog be spayed or neutered before its release from the kennel.

Motorcycle & Bicycle Awareness

The Cleveland Division of Police wishes to remind the motoring public of the increase of motorcycle and bicycle traffic now that warmer weather is upon us. It is the Division’s goal to heighten the awareness of motorcycles and bicycles on Cleveland area roadways and to reduce the chance of accident or injury.


It is important that motorcycle operators and bicycle riders be aware of their responsibilities to operate safely in traffic and obey traffic laws, especially by operating within posted speed limits and allowing an assured clear distance from vehicles they are following. The Division of Police also recommends the use of high visibility or reflective clothing and strongly encourages the use of approved safety helmets while operating a motorcycle or bicycle.

Operators of cars and trucks should be mindful of the presence of motorcycles and bicycles sharing the roads. Automobile drivers should pay close attention when conducting left and right turns, lane changes or while entering an intersection after stopping. They should ensure that the intended lane of travel is free and clear of motorcycles and bicycles, which are smaller in size and less visible than most motor vehicles.

Drivers of all vehicles should be cognizant that they are required, while in operation of their vehicle, to pay full time attention to the task of driving and refrain from the use of cell phones, IPods and other electronic devices. The City of Cleveland has a law prohibiting texting while driving which also distracts drivers from giving their full attention to the roadway.

Busy Day for the Bomb Squad; Bomb techs respond to 2 high profile incidents – back to back

Busy Day for the Bomb Squad

Yesterday, March 31, 2014, the Bomb Squad responded to back to back high profile incidents requiring their knowledge and expertise.

At noon, the team responded to a home in the 3400 block of West 44th Street for a large marijuana grow operation. The bomb unit responds to incidents involving illegal substance growing or manufacture as a precaution as many of the chemicals, materials and tools used can be flammable or cause explosion. Approximately 100 marijuana plants were removed. The investigation into this incident continues.

The Bomb Unit was then dispatched directly to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for possible explosives detection. During a routine sweep of one of the parking areas of the airport, one of the canines trained in explosives detection indicated a positive “hit” on a vehicle. Upon arrival, the technicians suited up and investigated. It was determined that there was no credible threat.

The Bomb Squad exists within the Division of Police under the Homeland Special Operations, Bureau of Homeland Services, Domestic Preparedness Section. The squad’s highly trained technicians put their own safety on the line to keep the citizens of this city safe. For that we say “Thank you!”