CITY DOGS Meet & Greet Request
Thank you so much for your interest in adopting a CITY DOG! Please be sure to read the following information before completing the form below. Our meet and greets are scheduled by appointment, so please do not plan to go to the kennel before receiving a response to your application confirming the date/time.

Before requesting a meet, please visit www.petango.com/cacc to see our currently available dogs. If you think one or more might be a good fit for your family, the next step is to complete the form below. This helps us get to know a little bit about your household and what you're looking for in a new dog. Be sure to COMPLETELY fill out this form with information on the person/family actually planning to adopt, and describing the household where the dog would be living. Please note, you must be at least 18 years old to adopt a dog. Once you respond to our questions, one of our adoption counselors will be contacting you to discuss details and next steps. Make sure you enter the correct email, as that is how we will be reaching out!

It is our goal, first and foremost, to make a match that is a good fit for both the dog and the new family! Most of our dogs are found as strays in the City of Cleveland, so we rarely know their backgrounds, and cannot guarantee behavior one way or the other once in a home. However, we rely on observations from volunteers and staff who have interacted with the dogs to do our best to make successful matches! The more details you can provide in your application below, the better, as this will help our adoption counselors prepare to make the best possible matches.

Adopting a dog as a new family member is incredibly rewarding, but it is also a financial, emotional, and time commitment! Please make sure everyone in the household has discussed the decision to adopt a dog and is onboard with the responsibility. We ask that you only make an appointment to meet dogs if everyone in the household is serious and prepared to adopt. Of course, we understand that you have to find the dog that "clicks" and is the right match, so we understand if that doesn't happen right away - but as we are trying to keep up with social distancing, it is appreciated if you set up a meet only when you are sure your whole family is prepared!

We ask that all members of the family, including resident dogs, be present for the meet! This is an important part of making sure that the dog will be a good fit. Again, please do not come to the kennel until you have heard back from one of our adoption counselors confirming a specific time. Similarly, if you have to cancel your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible.

***Be sure to keep an eye on your email inbox, and CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER as well. Feel free to email citydogs@city.cleveland.oh.us or call 216-664-3476 if you have any questions.

***PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 24 HOURS FOR A RESPONSE***
Email *
What is your full name? *
Which dogs are you interested in meeting? All adoptable dogs can be viewed at www.petango.com/cacc *
What date and time would you like to meet a CITY DOG? Please provide a few options. We are open for meets 10am-3pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and 10am-6pm on Tuesday and Thursday. We cannot cannot accommodate same-day appointments, and next-day appointments are contingent on availability, so please include a range of options. *
What is your phone number? *
What is your full address? (Please include street address, city and state.) *
How many adults live in your home, including yourself? Who are they? *
How many children under 18 live in your home? What are their ages? *
Do you rent or own your home? *
If you rent, do you have any breed or size restrictions on the type of dog you can have? (Please be prepared to provide proof if needed.)
Do you have a fenced yard? If so, please describe it. If not, do you have a plan for exercising your dog? *
Do you have other pets in the home, specifically dogs or cats? Tell us a little about them (names, age, gender and if they are fixed, a bit about their personalities, etc.) *
Have ever owned a dog before? If so, please describe your experience with them.
What are you looking for in a new dog companion? Are there specific traits or needs you are or are not comfortable with?
Is there anything else you'd like us to know? Do you have any questions for us at this time? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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