Cleveland Pets Waiting To Be Adopted: Laverne, Sugarplum, Rudolph & More

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Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Cleveland community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities in the Cleveland area are still working to find forever homes for […]

Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Cleveland community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities in the Cleveland area are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

In the search for an adorable new friend, consider checking out a local animal shelter like Cleveland Animal Care And Control, where Chester the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Laverne, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Laverne
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Laurens City Cats In The Flats, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our precious Laverne is a bit on the shy side, but we always tell her that we don’t mind! We…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugarplum
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Laurens City Cats In The Flats, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sugarplum is “sweet as pie” and loves attention. Thanks to the love and care of her foster family, Sugarplum is…” Learn more

  • Name: Rudolph
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Laurens City Cats In The Flats, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Rudolph is a little character who has come such a long way in his foster home! He is a busy…” Learn more

  • Name: shirley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Laurens City Cats In The Flats, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Her name is Shirley and she wants to be your new best friend. She is lovely and kind, soft and…” Learn more

  • Name: Chester
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Nitro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Cassie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Mixed Breed Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Cassie is a sweet, fun spitfire in the making. When Cassie arrived at the kennel, she was very fearful, and…” Learn more

  • Name: Radar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Bodhi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Velvet
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Corduroy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Dezi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Dougie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Farley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cleveland Animal Care And Control, 9203 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Due to COVID-19, CITY DOGS is currently doing adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/meetacitydog to request a meet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Diamond
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: R Dot Ea Dot L Rottweiler Rescue, Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Diamond ****LOVE THIS GIRL!*****??? 3 1/2 years old Looking for a shepherd experienced home, fence preferred Good with large dogs,…” Learn more

  • Name: Rousch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Ohio Spca, 9555 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Pyrenees
  • Description: “This is Rousch. He and his sister Shelby came in together and must be adopted together. Shelby has some anxiety…” Learn more

  • Name: Shelby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Ohio Spca, 9555 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Description: “This is Shelby. She and her brother Rousch came in together and must be adopted together. Shelby has some anxiety…” Learn more

  • Name: Johnny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northeast Ohio Spca, 9555 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Australian Shepherd Border Collie Mix
  • Description: “Johnny is a a 1-2 year old Border Collie mix who is tired of calling the shelter home. He originally…” Learn more

  • Name: Cedric
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Northeast Ohio Spca, 9555 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Cedric is a typical cat. He’ll let you pet him but on his terms. He enjoys sleeping and lounging in…” Learn more

  • Name: Blondie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mutts In A Rut Rescue Inc, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, American Bulldog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Blondie! Blondie was found as a stray in Cleveland. She had been staying in an abandoned house until she…” Learn more

  • Name: Comet
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mutts In A Rut Rescue Inc, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pointer Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Comet! Comet came to us after he was found as a stray. This sweet and affectionate boy loves other…” Learn more

  • Name: Grizabella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Denzel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Emily
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Everest
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Parma Animal Shelter Inc, 6260 State Road, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Email our cat and dog adoptions teams so that we can schedule an appointment for a meet and greet to…” Learn more

  • Name: Kendra
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lucky Paws Animal Rescue, Independence, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “?? KENDRA ?? This sleek, silvery beauty is not only a show stopper but oh so friendly! She follows her…” Learn more

  • Name: Kimmy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lucky Paws Animal Rescue, Independence, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Description: “She has come a long way in a short time. I got her fresh off her spay surgery, which wasn’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Whizbang
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Retriever Hound Mix
  • Description: “Whizbang is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 1/29/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Pistachio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Pistachio is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 1/29/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Howard
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Howard is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 2/2/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Henry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Mastiff Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Ring the hunk alarm for Henry! This manly mastiff loves his lady friends in daily doggie playgroup. Henry’s never met…” Learn more

  • Name: Irwin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Irwin is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 1/28/21. Photos of all impounded dogs are placed on…” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Pomeranian Mix
  • Description: “Mia is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 01/28/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Lapper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Lapper is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 01/28/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Trace
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Trace is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 2/2/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Angel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Angel is stuffed to the brim with charm and sass! She loves to lean into her person and pour on…” Learn more

  • Name: Carl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Carl is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 01/28/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Macy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Macy is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 2/1/20. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Judy Hopps
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Judy Hopps is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 01/28/21. If you believe that this is your…” Learn more

  • Name: Joker
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua Parson Russell Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Joker is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 1/28/20. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Onyx
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Onyx is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 1/30/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Busy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Retriever Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Busy is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 1/29/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bantha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Lhasa Apso Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Bantha is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 1/30/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Chocolate Cake
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Chocolate Cake is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 1/30/21. If you believe that this is your…” Learn more

  • Name: Delilah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Delilah is on mandatory stray hold until the end of business 02/02/21. If you believe that this is your dog,…” Learn more

  • Name: Australia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, American Bulldog Pointer Mix
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  • Name: Dancer (Pain)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Companion Pets Of Cleveland, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Dancer aka Pain is a Australian Shepherd/Heeler mix. He is a cuddle bug, he knows and consistently follows basic commands…” Learn more

  • Name: Dasher (Panic)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Companion Pets Of Cleveland, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Dasher aka Panic is a Australian Shepherd/Heeler mix. He is a cuddle bug, he knows and consistently follows basic commands…” Learn more

  • Name: Blitzen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Companion Pets Of Cleveland, Parma, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Blitzen is a great dog. He is high energy, he is shy around new people but warms up quickly. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South Euclid Humane Society, South Euclid, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dutch Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “MUST BE A HOMEOWNER LIVING IN GREATER CLEVELAND AREA. WITH A FENCED YARD. WE DO NOT ADOPT TO HOMES WITH…” Learn more

  • Name: Clara
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Euclid Beach Cat Project, PO Box 200611, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Clara is ultra affectionate and equally outgoing! She loves attention in the form of play, just as much as wet…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyler
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws, P.O. Box 24651, Cleveland, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Tyler is a two year old male short haired male cat. He is a gray and black tabby with white…” Learn more

  • Name: Ebony
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Euclid Animal Shelter, 25100 Lakeland Blvd., Euclid, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Ebony! Ebony had a pretty rough start to life. She was found living in an old SUV in the…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Lemer
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Euclid Animal Shelter, 25100 Lakeland Blvd., Euclid, OH
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Baby Lemer here, looking for my furever home! I came to the shelter because sadly my owner passed away, and…” Learn more

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