The city of Cleveland is doing its part to help more furry friends find forever homes this holiday season, announcing its Division of Animal Care and Control will lower its city dog adoption fee from $61 to $40 through Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve).

There are currently 87 dogs available for adoption, according to the city. All have been vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered and come with a 2018 Cuyahoga County License.

"There’s a match for every family looking to adopt and our Adoption Counselors are happy to help find the right fit,” Shelter Operations Manager Michelle Harvanek said in a statement. “We would love to see all of these dogs in loving homes for the holidays.”

The city kennel on W 7th St. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Adoptable dogs can be viewed online at While walk-in adoptions are accepted, appointments are encouraged, and they can be made either by email at or by phone at (216) 664-3476.