Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter Offers Reduced Adoption Fees for 6th Annual Adopt-a Palooza Event

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (CCAS) will offer $20 adoption fees from Friday, June 24th to Sunday, June 26th for their 6th Annual Adopt-a-Palooza Adoptathon.

Adoption fees are normally $95, but to prepare for an anticipated influx of dogs, all fees are waived during the Adoptathon, except for the cost of the dog license. Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and a current rabies tag.

An annual dog license for 2022 is $20.

“Every year we see our largest intake of dogs around the 4th of July holiday,” said Animal Shelter Administrator Mindy Naticchioni. “In preparation for the dogs we know we will be coming in after the holiday, we hope to find as many loving homes as possible for our current adoptable dogs.”

Every year, thousands of dogs nationwide flood local shelters after the 4th of July holiday. Families are having outdoor cookouts and barbecues, and the fireworks scare the dogs and they run off. The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter encourages people to keep their pets inside this holiday weekend and keep a close eye on them, as the loud booms can be very scary for pets.

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter was not able to hold this event for the past two years due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Available pets can be viewed on the shelter's Adopt Me web page.

View Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter images.