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Additional Information

Animal Control

Shelter Address
1299 Metropark Drive
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
(216) 529-5020
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New Interim Hours Beginning Monday, July 24th

Animal Shelter Hours
Monday – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday – 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Animal Control Officers on Duty:
Monday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Stray dogs found on the weekend can be taken to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, OH 216-525-7877.  They are open Saturday 10:30 am-4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm-4:00 pm. 

Click here to view animals available for adoption.


If you are interested in fostering and/or transporting animals to the vet or APL appointments, please contact the Animal Shelter at (216) 529-5020 or Lakewood Animal Shelter volunteers must have a police background check performed prior to working at the shelter.

The Citizens Committee for the Lakewood Animal Shelter (CCLAS), an non-profit organization, supports the Lakewood Animal Shelter through fundraising and providing fosters with needed supplies.

Wildlife Trapping
Animal Control will pick up any raccoon, opossum or skunk a resident traps. Prior to setting a trap, please contact Animal Control at (216) 529-5020.

  • Trapped wildlife is disposed of per Ohio Division of Wildlife section 1501:31-15-03.
  • Outdoor nuisance trapping ceases when the temperature is below 35 degrees.

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