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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.

Click here for more information about volunteering.

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.
  • No wildlife trapping is permitted from November 1st to April 1st.

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